Paul sent this note to a JW who came by our office:
We said we would get back to you regarding our conversation when you stopped by last Sunday at our place on Beattie Street.
You said, speaking for yourself as a “Jehovah’s Witness,” that Jesus Christ is not God. This is the “party line,” which you have been taught by your organization. But my question to you (not for you to refer me to your religious literature, which does not justify you before God’s judgment seat and cannot answer for you to Him) is how Christ could be your Savior if He is not God? The Scriptures declare that only God is the Savior of all men:
“Declare you, and bring it forth; yes, let them take counsel together: Who has shown this from ancient time? Who has declared it of old? Haven’t I, the LORD [YHWH or “Jehovah”]? And there is no God else besides Me, a just God and a Savior; there is no one besides Me. Look to Me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:21-22 HNV).
How much more emphatically and clearly could it be said?
But you say Christ, the Savior, is another, disagreeing with the testimony of God and making Christ no Savior at all. “Whoever denies the Son, the same doesn’t have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:23 HNV).
Another lie taught by your religion is that Adam and Eve were the perfect equivalents of Christ. How can those created without the knowledge of good and evil or possessing eternal life be perfect as the Creator (all things were created by Christ – Colossians 1:16), Who knows all things and is the life-giving Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45)?
The proof of the marked difference between them is that the first Adam sinned, but the second Adam overcame temptation and sin in His mortal body of flesh and raised it from the dead.
“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from Heaven” (1 Corinthians 15:47 KJV).
Paul the apostle, informed by the Spirit of God, laid out the difference in stark terms:
“Like the man made of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the Heavenly Man, so also are those who are Heavenly” (1 Corinthians 15:48 EMTV).
Your religion also teaches that Adam will not be saved because he sinned. But, once again, your religion is in conflict with the testimony of God, Who says that where sin abounds, grace abounds more. How can you consign anyone who sins, deliberately or not, to eternal death? God has not said that Adam is an exception to His grace. On the contrary, Paul reports:
“Therefore as by one offense sentence came on all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came to all men to justification of life” (Romans 5:18 MKJV).
Adam is not considered unique in his sin. There are those who have sinned the same sin as Adam, who are, nevertheless, the recipients of the free gift of grace in Christ, just as those who have not:
“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who did not sin according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him Who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the offense of one man many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to the many” (Romans 5:14-15 EMTV).
If you are finding discrepancies in your Bible, is it any wonder, when only one of the “translators” out of a mere four or so was familiar with the original languages, in which he, Fred Franz, was but a novice (In Search of Christian Freedom, Raymond Franz, Commentary Press, Atlanta, 1991), and none of them knew the Lord and heard His voice? Instead, they made a Bible to fit with their doctrines, rather than letting the Word of God speak as He intended.
I am willing to say more and to answer any objections you might have; are you willing to be reasoned with? I have not met one “Jehovah’s Witness” who is. How is it, Rory, that you are free to come to my house and to give me your religious materials, which you expect me to read, but you will not do likewise and prayerfully read and consider what I have written? While I have red JW materials, you have not red what we have to say. I can answer you, but you cannot answer me. Is the way of your god wise and just?
How can we have a conversation, if you will not hear what I have been given to know and speak from God? Why are you so afraid and closed? I know the answer.
You have been taught a pack of lies, and you do not examine anything that contradicts them, because one of the lies you have been taught is that your organization is the only true representation of God on earth. Since that is a fraudulent claim, as with all other man-made organizations presuming to be God’s sole representatives, you are insecure and cannot face scrutiny or anything that sheds light on your error. Liars choose to believe lies and have their appointed time for purging in the lake of fire.
Ten months later, Rory replied:
It is important for you to know the truth about Jesus. Why? Because the Bible says: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” (John 17:3) Yes, knowing the truth about Jehovah God and about Jesus Christ can lead to everlasting life on a paradise earth. (John 14:6)
Long before Jesus was born, the Bible foretold the coming of the one whom God would send as the Messiah, or Christ. The titles “Messiah” (from a Hebrew word) and “Christ” (from a Greek word) both mean “Anointed One.” This promised One would be anointed, that is, appointed by God to a special position.
In the first century C.E., the disciples of Jesus of Nazareth were fully convinced that he was the foretold Messiah. (John 1:41) One of the disciples, a man named Simon Peter, openly said to Jesus: “You are the Christ.” (Matthew 16:16)
The Bible teaches that Jesus lived in heaven before he came to earth. Micah prophesied that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and also said that His origin was “from early times.” (Micah 5:2) On many occasions, Jesus himself said that he lived in heaven before being born as a human. (John 3:13; 6:38, 62; 17:4, 5) As a spirit creature in heaven, Jesus had a special relationship with Jehovah.
Jesus is Jehovah’s most precious Son-and for good reason. He is called “the firstborn of all creation,” for he was God’s first creation. (Colossians 1:15) There is something else that makes this Son special. He is the “only-begotten Son.” (John 3:16) This means that Jesus is the only one directly created by God. Jesus is also the only one whom God used when He created all other things. (Colossians 1:16) Then, too, Jesus is called “the Word.” (John 1:14) This tells us that he spoke for God, no doubt delivering messages and instructions to the Father’s other sons, both spirit and human.
Is the firstborn Son equal to God, as some believe? That is not what the Bible teaches. The Son was created. Obviously, then, he had a beginning, whereas Jehovah God has no beginning or end. (Psalm 90:2) The only-begotten Son never even considered trying to be equal to his Father. The Bible clearly teaches that the Father is greater than the Son. (John 14:28; 1 Corinthians 11:3) Jehovah alone is “God Almighty.” (Genesis 17:1) Therefore, he has no equal.
Jehovah and his firstborn Son enjoyed close association for billions of years-long before the starry heavens and the earth were created. How they must have loved each other! (John 3:35; 14:31) This dear Son was just like his Father. That is why the Bible refers to the Son as “the image of the invisible God.” (Colossians 1:15) Yes, even as a human son may closely resemble his father in various ways, this heavenly Son reflected his Father’s qualities and personality.
Jehovah’s only-begotten Son willingly left heaven and came down to earth to live as a human.
What Jesus said and did while on earth helps us to get to know him well. More than that, through Jesus we come to know Jehovah better. Why is this the case? Recall that this Son is a perfect reflection of his Father. That is why Jesus told one of his disciples: “He that has seen me has seen the Father also.” (John 14:9)
Why did Jesus go to such lengths and spend so much of his time preaching and teaching? Because doing so was God’s will for him. Jesus always did his Father’s will. (John 8:28, 29) But there was another reason why he preached. He felt compassion for the crowds of people who came out to see him. (Matthew 9:35, 36) They were neglected by their religious leaders, who should have been teaching them the truth about God and his purposes. Jesus knew how much the people needed to hear the Kingdom message.
Rory, it is you who does not know the truth about Jesus. That is because you do not know Him. You have red some things in the Bible that you do not understand, and you have been taught some things by your religious organization, much of which is error. Perhaps the biggest lie you have been taught is that Jesus was created. That is not anywhere in the Bible. Where you and your church think to see it, you misinterpret the Scripture. I will show how.
“Jehovah and his firstborn Son enjoyed close association for billions of years-long before the starry heavens and the earth were created.”
But the Scriptures say that the Son of God has no beginning of days:
“…without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, He remains a priest continually” (Hebrews 7:3 MKJV).
You mistakenly say of Colossians 1:15:
“Jesus is Jehovah’s most precious Son-and for good reason. He is called ‘the firstborn of all creation,’ for he was God’s first creation. (Colossians 1:15)”
But being called the “firstborn of all creation” does not mean that Christ is a creature of God. Paul goes on to give the definition of what being the Firstborn means, which shows how wrong you and other “Jehovah Witnesses” are:
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation. For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the Head of the Body, the Church, Who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that He may be pre-eminent in all things” (Colossians 1:15-18 MKJV).
There is nothing whatsoever said about Christ being created. Everything is about Him being the Cause and Substance of all things, which makes Him preeminent and the Firstborn. These things can only be said of God, our Creator.
Now, we know that it is wrong to worship a creature; only the Creator is worthy of worship and glory:
“For they changed the truth of God into a lie, and they worshiped and served the created thing more than the Creator, Who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:25 MKJV).
Therefore, it would be wrong to worship Christ if He were a mere creature. But worship Him is exactly what we do, and that is what we find the saints of God on earth doing, as recorded in the Scriptures:
“And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried up into Heaven. And worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy” (Luke 24:51-52 MKJV).
And in Heaven too:
“Saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. And I heard every creature which is in the Heaven and on the earth, and under the earth, and those that are in the sea, and all who are in them, saying, Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever. And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the One living forever and ever” (Revelation 5:12-14 MKJV).
The One Who lives forever is Jesus Christ:
“I am He Who lives, and became dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen” (Revelation 1:18 EMTV).
What does the Bible say about Who has life forever? Here it is:
“For He in His own time will reveal Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Who alone has immortality, dwelling in light which cannot be approached, Whom no one of men have seen, nor can see; to Whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen” (1 Timothy 6:15-16 MKJV).
Only God has immortality, and if Christ has immortality, how does one deny that He is God? Who else is King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 17:14 and 19:16)? So it is no wonder that we worship Him, for Christ is God over all:
“Whose are the fathers, and of whom came Christ in the flesh, Who is over all, God, to Whom be blessing for ever. So be it” (Romans 9:5 BBE).
You mistakenly think that “begotten” means Christ was created and left Heaven to come to earth:
“Jehovah’s only-begotten Son willingly left heaven and came down to earth to live as a human.”
This is not what it says in the Bible. It says that Christ was begotten at the resurrection (not before His incarnation):
“And we preach the gospel to you, the promise made to the fathers, this God has fulfilled to us their children, raising up Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, ‘You are My Son, this day I have begotten You‘”(Acts 13:32-33 MKJV).
And: “Who was declared Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 1:4 EMTV).
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God made this same Jesus, Whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36 MKJV).
Why is your doctrinal error so important? Why not just leave you alone in your opinions and false interpretation of Scripture? Because if you do not know the risen, only begotten Son of God (there is only one God), you cannot be begotten yourself and quickened from the dead. That means you are presently dead in your sins. Hear what you are missing, dead man:
“And from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (Revelation 1:5-6 KJV).
Knowing the truth about Christ can only come by knowing Him, and you do not. If you knew Him, you would hear His voice, and you do not. If you knew Him, you would know that I know Him, and you do not. If you knew Him, you would read and understand those things we preach of Him, and you do not. If you knew Him, you would not be part of a man-made church or religious organization; you would walk as He did and as He commands His followers, apart from false religion and in fellowship with God:
“God is a spirit, and they who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24 MKJV).
You came knocking on my door, not in love, but in contempt of neighbor. That is the spirit of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” If one is not part of your organization, he is automatically a heathen with nothing possibly of God to offer you. If he professes Christ outside of your religion, he is either deluded or a child of the devil, damned to hell and annihilation unless joining your group. You earn brownie points with your religion by going door to door to spread its diabolical doctrines, and you turn off your ears from hearing what others say. In treating us, members of Christ, this way, you have called unclean what God has called holy. You demonstrate the wretchedness of the “Jehovah’s Witness” who can be proud of himself, as though doing something worthy of Heaven, while he despises and defies God through His children.
A second note from Paul:
Victor Hafichuk, with whom I am sent to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, is that prophet spoken of by Moses in Deuteronomy 18. That means you are required to hear the things we are saying to you, whether you agree or not, like it or not, or read what we send to you or not. God, for your sake, will not let these things pass, because it is He, Whom you call Jehovah, Who has sent us to speak to you. He is finished tolerating all the lies and blasphemies of the destroyer taught in His Name.
FOR centuries, false messiahs have tried to predict the future. In the fifth century C.E., a man who called himself Moses convinced Jews on the island of Crete that he was the messiah and would deliver them from oppression. On the day set for their liberation, they followed him to a high point overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. He said that they had only to cast themselves into the sea, and it would part before them. A great many who plunged into the waters drowned, and that false messiah fled from the scene.
In the 12th century, a “messiah” emerged in Yemen. The caliph, or ruler, asked him for a sign of his messiahship. This “messiah” proposed that the caliph have him beheaded. He prophesied a swift resurrection that would serve as the sign. The caliph agreed to the plan-and that was the end of that “messiah.”
False messiahs and their prophecies are total failures, but paying attention to God’s prophetic word never leads to disappointment. The true Messiah, Jesus Christ, was the living fulfillment of many Bible prophecies. Quoting Isaiah’s prophecy, for instance, the Gospel writer Matthew wrote: “‘O land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, along the road of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the nations! the people sitting in darkness saw a great light, and as for those sitting in a region of deathly shadow, light rose upon them.’ From that time on Jesus commenced preaching and saying: ‘Repent, you people, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.'” (Matthew 4:15-17; Isaiah 9:1, 2)
Jesus was that “great light,” and his ministry proved that he was the Prophet foretold by Moses. Deuteronomy 18:18, 19.
There have been false “Christs” all along, just like your version of the Real One. But didn’t you know that the Messiah and that prophet are two different persons, according to the Scriptures?
“And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you? And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? And he says, I am not. Are you that prophet? And he answered, No. Then they said to him, Who are you so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say of yourself?” (John 1:19-22 MKJV)
“Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?” (John 7:40-41 KJV)
Or don’t, as usual, and remain in your wrongness and ignorance.
Rory also replied:
Jesus, in his prehuman existence, was “the first-born of all creation.” (Colossians 1:15, NJB)
He was “the beginning of God’s creation.” (Revelation 3:14, RS, Catholic edition).
“Beginning” [Greek, ar‧khe′] cannot rightly be interpreted to mean that Jesus was the ‘beginner’ of God’s creation. In his Bible writings, John uses various forms of the Greek word ar‧khe′ more than 20 times, and these always have the common meaning of “beginning.” Yes, Jesus was created by God as the beginning of God’s invisible creations.
Notice how closely those references to the origin of Jesus correlate with expressions uttered by the figurative “Wisdom” in the Bible book of Proverbs:
“Yahweh created me, first-fruits of his fashioning, before the oldest of his works. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I came to birth; before he had made the earth, the countryside, and the first elements of the world.” (Proverbs 8:12, 22, 25, 26, NJB) While the term “Wisdom” is used to personify the one whom God created, most scholars agree that it is actually a figure of speech for Jesus as a spirit creature prior to his human existence.
As “Wisdom” in his prehuman existence, Jesus goes on to say that he was “by his [God’s] side, a master craftsman.” (Proverbs 8:30, JB) In harmony with this role as master craftsman, Colossians 1:16 says of Jesus that “through him God created everything in heaven and on earth.”—Today’s English Version (TEV).
So it was by means of this master worker, his junior partner, as it were, that Almighty God created all other things. The Bible summarizes the matter this way: “For us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things . . . and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things.” (Italics ours.)—1 Corinthians 8:6, RS, Catholic edition.
It no doubt was to this master craftsman that God said: “Let us make man in our image.” (Genesis 1:26) Some have claimed that the “us” and “our” in this expression indicate a Trinity. But if you were to say, ‘Let us make something for ourselves,’ no one would normally understand this to imply that several persons are combined as one inside of you. You simply mean that two or more individuals will work together on something. So, too, when God used “us” and “our,” he was simply addressing another individual, his first spirit creation, the master craftsman, the prehuman Jesus.
Rory, the Scriptures prove you wrong every time you try to use Them. Jesus Christ precedes the beginning of creation, which makes Him the Beginner of creation. Hear what is written of Him, especially the highlighted and colored portion:
“But to the Son He says, ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated iniquity, therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.’ And, ‘You, Lord, have laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the Heavens are the works of Your hands. They shall perish, but You will remain. And they shall all become old as a garment, and as a covering You shall fold them up, and they shall be changed. But You are the same, and Your years shall not fail’” (Hebrews 1:8-12 MKJV).
How could Jesus Christ have laid the foundation in the beginning, unless He came before what He created? There you have it: Jesus Christ precedes the beginning of creation, which makes Him the Beginning of creation. Without the Son of God, Who is the express image of God, nothing would exist:
“All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:3 MKJV).
Not even one thing, which would have to include your imaginary “son.” That changes every Scripture you think to understand in your darkness but do not:
“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write, ‘These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14 EMTV).
The Greek word for “beginning,” from Strong’s Concordance:
From G756; (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concrete) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank): – beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.
“Beginning” also means “Chief,” “Principle,” “Corner,” and “Power,” which is why two literal versions of this verse are translated as follows:
“And to the angel of the assembly of Laodicea, write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Head of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14 LITV).
“And to the messenger of the assembly of the Laodiceans write: These things saith the Amen, the Witness–the faithful and true–the Chief of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14 YLT).
This is consistent with what Jesus said of Himself, quoting the Word of God to those like you who did not believe:
“And He looked at them and said, What then is this which is written, ‘The Stone which the builders rejected, the Same has become the Head of the corner?’” (Luke 20:17 MKJV)
Christ is God actualizing Himself in creation. “He came to His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, He gave to them authority to become the children of God…” (John 1:11-12 MKJV).
By rejecting us, His children, you reject the Cornerstone on Whom we are built. You turn away God’s realization, Jesus Christ, for yourself. And it is for this purpose that God appeared in Christ – to judge the world.
Nuances of words and context are lost on you altogether, because you are an idolater who is deaf and dumb, whose thought is channeled by the lies your religion teaches. Your mind is slave to corruption, the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” religion, which you serve for your own sake. The thoughts and understanding of God are totally foreign to you. Nevertheless, we speak the Truth that judges you and liberates those for liberation.
What Russell never intended, Rutherford established in his lusts. A drunk and a damned, unregenerate fool he was, taking advantage for his own purposes, and the cattle were herded to his pleasure. But neither did Russell have the Spirit of God. He was also studying and searching, ever learning and never coming to knowledge of the Truth. He never knew the Lord, never having been born again. You, Rory, are nothing but a common, simple dupe, who thinks he has come across the kingdom, and you have – a kingdom of man – Rutherford, but not the Kingdom of Jehovah God, of which we are residents and spokespersons.
I will give yet more proofs from the Scriptures that Jesus Christ is from before the beginning, because He is Jehovah:
“Who hath wrought and done, calling the generations from the first? I, Jehovah, the first, and with the last I am He” (Isaiah 41:4 YLT).
The Creator is called “the first,” Jehovah, Who made and shaped all things from the beginning. He Who called into being the generations is the first Himself. Who can deny that this is Jesus Christ?
“And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying to me, Do not fear, I am the First and the Last, and the Living One, and I became dead, and behold, I am alive for ever and ever, Amen. And I have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:17-18 MKJV).
Jesus Christ is Creator and Redeemer of all men; there is no other God. Jesus Christ is Jehovah and Jehovah is Jesus Christ:
“So says Jehovah, your Redeemer, and He Who formed you from the womb, I am Jehovah Who makes all things; Who stretches out the heavens alone; Who spreads out the earth; who was with Me?” (Isaiah 44:24 MKJV)
You say that Jesus was with Jehovah billions of years ago, but Jehovah says you lie, along with those who lied to you, intentionally or unwittingly. He says that there was no one else with Him or even like Him:
“Remember former things of old, For I am Mighty, and there is none else, God–and there is none like Me” (Isaiah 46:9 YLT).
Your “Jehovah’s Witnesses” explanation of Proverbs 8 is more grievous error, grievous because driven by false doctrine that tries to prove the Lord Jesus Christ is a created being. But the subject matter of the proverb is wisdom, which was not a created being but a characteristic possessed by God in the beginning of His way. How could God create wisdom if He was lacking wisdom in the first place? How stupid your idolatries and diabolical doctrines have made you! Repent! Think, you damned fool, think!
How can wisdom be Jesus Christ when it is spoken of as “her”?
“She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the path. She cries in the gates, before the entrance of the city, at the doors” (Proverbs 8:2-3 MKJV).
Clearly this is not speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, not Queen of kings, but King of kings, Who is always referred to in the masculine.
As we have already heard, there is only one Creator. You are ever perverting the Bible with your damnable interpretations. Verse 8:30 is not the Lord Jesus Christ speaking but is man’s interaction with God through the understanding and wisdom in Him:
“Then I was by Him, as a nursling; and I was daily all delight, playing always before Him, playing in His habitable earth, and my delights are with the sons of men” (Proverbs 8:30-31 JPS).
There is no delight in you, because you are entirely void of wisdom. You follow up on Proverbs 8 by quoting the following as proof that Christ is God’s “junior partner”:
“‘For us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things . . . and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things.’ (Italics ours.)—1 Corinthians 8:6, RS, Catholic edition.”
There is nothing about a “junior partner” in this Scripture, only a description of God’s means of making Himself manifest through the Lord Jesus Christ. But rather than two separate beings, have you not heard that the Lord is our God?
“And after these things I heard a great sound of a numerous crowd in Heaven, saying, Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and honor and the power to the Lord our God!” (Revelation 19:1 MKJV)
The One Who has all glory, honor, and power is God, Who is also our Lord. How else could we come to know God except if He is our Lord? As it is written:
“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, Who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in Heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Ephesians 3:9-11 KJV).
If Christ were what you say He is, He would not be the One revealed, but would be among those principalities and powers receiving the revelation of God. But He is not found there because He is God, concealed from His creation until the time according to His eternal purposes.
There is no plurality of gods or creators of mankind in Genesis 1, as you presume and speak through willful ignorance of Him. God Himself says otherwise in the verse following, using the singular form for the verb “created” and speaking of His image in the singular, and not plural:
“And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female” (Genesis 1:27 MKJV).
There is only one God, and you, as with all “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” do not see Him because you reject His Son, Who speaks to you through us. “Jehovah’s Witnesses” are not His witnesses; they are bitter thieves and liars, using His Name for their own wicked and ignorant purposes. We, true witnesses unto Jehovah, tell you so. Try reading The True Marks of a Cult and find out that you have the earmarks of all the religious organizations you condemn. But you won’t read that paper or even this letter because you are fearful of deception, right? Your captors warn and prevent you from reading anything contrary to the party line because they do not want to lose their captives, and you are foolish enough to believe them.
You do not realize that those who walk in the Truth have nothing to fear. Even Jesus Christ was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil; it had to be. He was not commanded to stay away from the devil lest He be turned aside from the Truth; He had to be subjected to his lies.
We have nothing to fear from your lies because we are in the Truth, Who is Jesus Christ, but you and yours are entirely void of Him.
Perfect love casts out fear, the Bible says, but you fear and your leaders fear because you are all liars, and Truth exposes liars. How is it you are afraid to read our materials, but we are not afraid of your manifestly foolish doctrines? Think, you fool, think! Yet we know that only the grace of God delivered us from our wickedness and delusions, and only the grace of God will deliver you.
How the JW Bible Adds Words to Suit Its Diabolical Doctrine
While arguing that Jesus Christ is a creature of God rather than the Creator Himself, Rory Colbert sent us the following Scripture quote from the New World Translation (a “Jehovah’s Witnesses” translation) in an effort to prove the JW doctrine. The words in blue are added to the original text:
“NOTE: verse 15 and 16
‘To the Colossians
1:13 He delivered us from the authority of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, 14 by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him.’”
This Scripture plainly declares that Christ is the Creator of all things, but that does not suit Jehovah’s Witnesses’ doctrine, so you add the word “other” to declare that He is among those things created. Isn’t it false witnesses of God who add words to the Bible where it suits their arguments? So in all your Scripture-twisting interpretations you people rob and plague yourselves. As it is written:
“For I testify together to everyone who hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add on him the plagues that have been written in this Book. And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book” (Revelation 22:18-19 MKJV).
If Jesus Christ is not God, you are dead in your sins. And because for you He is not God, that is exactly what you are.
Quotes from various articles coming against New World Translation shenanigans:
Translation bias against the eternal nature of Jesus Christ as Creator God is clearly seen in the New World Translation’s insertion of the word “other” in reference to Jesus’ work in creation. By adding the word “other” to “all things” so that it reads “by means of him all [other] things were made to exist,” the Watchtower is able to justify its claim that Jehovah God created Jesus first and then used Jesus as His creative agent for the rest of creation. However, Scripture proclaims that Jesus is the Creator of “all things,” for He has always existed as the uncreated, “everlasting father” –possessor of eternity (Isaiah 9:6). While early editions of the New World Translation prior to the 1961 edition inserted the word “other” without brackets so that one could not tell the word is not in the original Greek, the 1961 edition and all others following it are more honest by enclosing the word in brackets. However, we again see translation bias against the Deity of Jesus Christ reoccurring in Watchtower literature on pages 20 and 21 of the February 1, 1992 issue of The Watchtower where the Watchtower’s insertion of “other” in Colossians 1:16 is again quoted without the brackets. [Source]
8) Notice that the word “other” is in brackets. This means the word is not found in the Greek text but was inserted by the translators of the NWT to clarify their interpretation. Their Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures provides their rationale in the footnote to verse 16, “All [other], as in Luke 11:41, 42” (p. 880). But these are not even good texts to support the NWT’s interpretation, because “other” might be inserted in order to smooth the translation, but it is not required. Hebrews 2:10 has a Greek construction closer to Colossians 1:16, and yet “other” is not inserted in the NWT. Therefore, the NWT’s insertion of “other” in Colossians 1:16 is clearly based on the Watchtower’s assumption that Jesus was created and not because the Greek requires it. [Source]
To justify their position, the Watchtower, in its New World Translation (NWT) of the Scriptures, does violence to the verses that follow. The word “other” is inserted four times, to alter their meaning: “Because by means of him all (other) things were created….he is before all (other) things” etc. (Colossians 1:16, 17, NWT). This is notably different from what the Apostle Paul actually wrote, an “all” inclusive of everything ever created. There is no “other” in vv. 16 and 17 in the Greek text, either latent or explicit, and there is no way to justify its insertion. It is scholastic dishonesty. [Source]
We answered another JW in The Mark of the Beast.
I could introduce you to my physical son. But in another manner of speaking, I could also give you an image of myself and call that manifestation of me, “my son.” If I gave you a video of me, which you can find on YouTube, I might say, “That's my ‘son,' in that you have an image or representation of me. But God, being Almighty, can give you not only a mere picture of Himself, but a Living Man made in His image, introduced into this world through a miraculous birth by a virgin, and call Himself, “My Son.”
What a peculiar thing that men should call themselves witnesses of the God they do not recognize or acknowledge. How, then, can they be His witnesses? We witness the truth to them in these correspondences, so that they might be delivered of this delusion.
An invitation to a Jehovah Witness memorial service for Jesus Christ sparks a conversation about Who Jesus Christ is, and what He and the Scriptures teach in contradiction to Jehovah Witness doctrine and their faulty, self-serving Bible translation.