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Jehovah's Witnesses vs The Holy Trinity
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Open Letter To Jehovah’s Witnesses
Dear Friends -
Dr. William Barclay concluded,
regarding the New World Translation of the Watchtower,
that it is abundantly clear that a sect, which can translate the New Testament like that,
is INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim they are the ONLY true witnesses for God. They believe
that God personally set up the Watchtower Society as his visible representative on earth.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it is through the Watchtower organization, AND
NO OTHER, that God teaches the Bible to humankind. Jehovah’s Witnesses sincerely
believe that without the Watchtower Society and its vast literature, people are TOTALLY
UNABLE to KNOW the true meaning of Scripture. Jehovah’s Witnesses are constantly
reminded of this over and over again in Watchtower publications. Well, IF the Jehovah’s
Witnesses, as an organization came into being in the late nineteenth century, which is an
undeniable historical fact, does this mean God was without a witness for over eighteen
centuries throughout church history? Of course, the most central and essential question
of all for anyone under the influence of the Watchtower is this - Is the New World
Translation, put together by the Watchtower, a valid version of the Bible?
The New World Translation (NWT) is defined by the Jehovah's Witnesses’ parent
organization, The Watchtower, as "a translation of the Holy Scriptures made directly
from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into modern day English by a committee of anointed
witnesses of Jehovah." The NWT is the anonymous work of the New World Bible
Translation Committee. Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that the anonymity is in place
so that the credit for the work will go to God. Of course, people who are not
brainwashed would know that would keep the translators from any accountability
for their errors. That also makes it impossible for real scholars to validate the
academic credentials of the NWT translators.
The New World Translation is unique in one thing – it is the first INTENTIONAL
systematic effort at producing a complete version of the Bible that is edited and
revised for the specific purpose of agreeing with a cult heretical group's doctrine.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Watchtower Society, realized that their beliefs
CONTRADICTED Scripture. So, rather than conforming their beliefs to Scripture,
they ALTERED Scripture to agree with their beliefs. The New World Bible Translation
Committee went through the Bible and changed the Scriptures that did not agree
with the Jehovah’s Witnesses theology. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that
as new editions to the New World Translation were published, additional changes
were made to the biblical text. As biblical Christians continued to point out, Scriptures
that clearly argue FOR the deity of Christ, the Watchtower Society would publish a
new edition of the New World Translation, with those Scriptures changed.
The following are some of the more prominent examples of INTENTIONAL revisions,
changing the Scriptures, to agree with Watchtower heresies.
The New World Translation renders the Greek term for the CROSS, the word STAUROS
as torture stake, because, Jehovah’s Witnesses do NOT believe that Jesus was crucified
to DEATH on a Cross. 1 Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish
foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
It should be noted that denial of Jesus Christ suffering PHYSICAL DEATH on the
Cross is the common HIGH-level satanic doctrine, which says that Jesus did NOT
really die on that Cross of Calvary on that Passover of Nissan 14. This DENIAL is
central and common to all high level Satanism. Those knowingly, or unknowingly,
under the dominion of satanic religions are taught that Jesus Christ was NOT
BODILY resurrected from that physical DEATH on a Roman Cross by torture. That
death on the Cross included his heart being pierced by the Roman Centurion’s spear,
and nothing in all history is more positively proven than His BODILY RESURRECTION
from that physical Death on the Cross, three days later. Jehovah Witnesses are
taught to DENY the BODILY resurrection from that Death on the Cross, on Sabbath,
Saturday, Nissan 17. The denial that Jesus Christ IS come in the FLESH, is the
classic denial of all bound in any religion of Satan. The preaching of the cross is
foolishness to WHOM? (I Cor 1:18 KJV only of course)
The New World Translation does not translate the Greek words SHEOL, HADES,
GEHENNA, and TARTARUS as HELL because Jehovah’s Witnesses do NOT believe
in hell. The NWT gives the translation PRESENCE instead of COMING for the Greek
word PAROUSIA, because JW’s believe that Christ has already returned in 1914. In
Colossians 1:16, the NWT inserts the word OTHER despite it being completely absent
from any known Greek text. The Watchtower does this to give the view that Christ,
created ALL OTHER THINGS, instead of what ALL the ancient Greek texts say, ALL
THINGS WERE CREATED BY CHRIST.
This is to go along with their belief that Christ is a created being, Michael the Archangel,
in fact. Yes, the Jesus of the Watchtower is Michael the Archangel. They have this belief
because they DENY the essential ECHAD nature of God. All Hebrew texts have the
Hebrew word ECHAD, in the classic Jewish profession of faith in the Shema of Deut 6:4.
Check it out, the Hebrew word in Deut 6:4 is ECHAD, NOT YACHID. The Watchtower
makes this intentional deception, because they deny the biblical doctrine of the Godhead,
The most well known of all the New World Translation perversions is John 1:1. I do have
the Textus Receptus, and many other Greek translations right here in my bookcase. The
Greek Textus Receptus and all Byzantine Greek texts read - the Word was God. The NWT
renders it as - the word was a god. This is not a matter of correct translation, but of reading
one's preconceived heretical theology into the text, rather than allowing the text to speak for
itself. There is no indefinite article, (a of an), in Greek, as we have in English. Therefore,
any use of an indefinite article in the English translation MUST be added in by the translator.
This is grammatically acceptable in English, as long as it does NOT change the meaning of
the text. To say that the Watchtower indefinite article addition does not change the meaning
found in the Holy Bible is absurd, and ridiculous.
Though living in a country for the past eight years where Greek is the spoken language, I
do not know Greek. However, I do know some facts and truths about the Greek language
and its grammar and usage. I can tell you with certainty that there is a perfectly good
explanation for why "theos" has no definite article in John 1:1. I can also clearly see the
strong proof this represents that the Watchtower, with WILLFUL intent to deceive, did
what they did in NWT John 1:1, and in so many other places in their New World Translation
renderings. There are three general rules we need to understand to see why.
1. In Greek, word order does not determine word usage like it does in English. In English,
a sentence is structured according to word order: Subject - Verb - Predicate. Obviously –
Jim called the dog – is NOT the same meaning as – The dog called Jim. However, in Greek,
a word's function is determined by the case ending found attached to the word's root. In
John 1:1, there are two case endings for the root THEO, one is S (theos), the other is N (theon).
The S ending normally identifies a noun as being the subject of a sentence, while the N ending
normally identifies a noun as the direct object.
2. When a noun is functioning as a predicate nominative (in English a noun that follows
a BEING verb, such as IS) its case ending must match the noun's case that it modifies,
so that the reader will know which noun it is describing. Therefore, THEO must take
the S ending because it is modifying LOGOS. Therefore, John 1:1 of necessity
translates - kai theos en ho logos – meaning clearly and of necessity - The Word was
God. Is THEOS the subject or is LOGOS? Both have the S ending. The answer is found
in the next rule.
3. In cases where two nouns
appear, and both take the same case endings, the author will
often add the DEFINATE article to the word that is the subject in order to avoid confusion.
John put the definite article on LOGOS (the Word) instead of THEOS. So LOGOS is the
subject, and THEOS is the predicate nominative. In English, this results in John 1:1 OF
NECESSITY to read as - and the Word was God - instead of - and God was the word.
In no way other than WILLFUL INTENT TO DECEIVE could John 1:1 possibly be translated
as - and the word was a god - as the Watchtower NWT has done.
The most revealing evidence of the Watchtower's WILLFUL INTENT TO DECEIVE is their
inconsistent translation technique. Throughout the Gospel of John, the Greek word THEON
occurs without a definite article. The New World Translation renders NONE of these as -
a god. The New World Translation translates ALL the other places where THEOS is found
in the whole first chapter of John’s Gospel, WITHOUT the indefinite article as - God. Even
more inconsistent, in John 1:18, the NWT translates the same term as both – God - and –
god - in the very same sentence. That is so obvious and inconsistent it is certainly demonic
blindness that would cause the Jehovah Witnesses not to see such obvious inconsistency
and WILLFUL intent to deceive.
The Watchtower, therefore, has NO textual grounds for their translation. Their NWT only
proves their WILLFUL intent to deceive with their own heretical theological BIAS. While the
New World Translation defenders might succeed in showing that John 1:1 can be translated
as they have done, they can NOT possibly show that it is the proper translation. Nor can
they explain the fact that the NWT does not translate the exact same Greek phrases
elsewhere in the Gospel of John in the same way. It is only the pre-conceived heretical
rejection of the deity of Christ that forces the Watchtower Society to so INCONSISTENTLY
translate the Greek text, to allow their heresy error to gain some semblance of legitimacy,
to those who are blind enough to believe the Watchtower is ordained by God, or who are
in ignorance of the facts. And the Watchtower is UNPARALLED in keeping its members in
ignorance of the facts and truth of the Word of God. The Watchtower could rightly be called
the largest BRAINWASHING organization in the world of religious cults.
It is only the Watchtower's pre-conceived heretical beliefs that are behind the DISHONEST,
and inconsistent translation that is the New World Translation. The New World Translation
is most definitely NOT a valid version of God’s Word, or even a Christian perversion of the
Word of God. There are minor differences between all the major English version perversions
of the Bible. So that you know, I have spent probably well over 10,000 hours of PERSONAL
study of that one particular subject of bible perversions. However, unlike the NWT, these
nearly 200 English versions remain essentially Christian. The NWT does NOT. In no way
could the NWT be considered an honest translation. The NWT can NOT be considered
Christian. Only one English translation is perfect, and I like to call the Authorized Version,
the God promised perfect, and only Holy Bible, the KJV Holy Bible, and also the King Jesus
Version. While other Bible translators make minor mistakes in the rendering of the Hebrew
and Greek text into English; the NWT INTENTIONALLY CHANGES the NWT rendering of
the text to conform to Jehovah’s Witnesses heretical non-Christian, antichrist, in fact,
Luciferian gospel theology.
The New World Translation is the most perverse perversion, to my knowledge, ever to be
called a holy bible. I would dare say, that is one of the very few things upon which so-called
Christian scholars may be found to be in unanimous agreement. The NWT scholarship is
PATHETIC WILLFUL INTENT TO DECEIVE. God is NOT glorified with such lies and
deceptions, unless ones god is the father of liars. The NWT is NOT a version, of the Bible.
The NWT is ANOTHER GOSPEL, and is far removed from THE Gospel as one can get.
The Christian duty of love is to give the admonition to the Jehovah Witnesses, and inform
them that they are most certain to some day AWAKE in the reality of a place which
antichristian, and damnable heretics, have deceived them to think is not real. In the
Name of The Lord Jesus Christ, every Jehovah Witness is to be admonished - DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO ENLIST OTHERS IN THE ANTICHRIST GOSPEL OF THE WATCHTOWER.
All followers of the Watchtower’s OTHER, antichrist gospel, SHALL DIE IN THEIR SINS, and
they will come looking for those who have ensnared them in the damnable heresy of the
Watchtower, in that REAL place in which followers of the Watchtower will finally, and eternally,
AWAKE. Those whom the Watchtower’s antichrist other gospel leads to HELL, will not be
happy with those who lead them in the Watchtower path to that place created for the devil
and his angels. Hell is just as real as heaven, and will last just as long. You may hear
the best message that I have ever heard on the reality of Hell, by Bro. Tommy McElroy,
The Always Understated Truth & Reality – at this link -
EVERYONE SHOULD HEAR THAT MESSAGE, CHRISTIAN, NON-CHRISTIAN AND
ESPECIALLY JEHOVAH WITNESSES NEED TO HEAR THE TRUTH OF THAT MESSAGE.
2 Cor 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,
or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye
have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Gal 1:6 I marvel that ye are so
soon removed from him that called you into the grace of
Christ unto another gospel:
Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than
that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto
you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Shalom & Simcha,
Another Open Letter to Jehovah’s Witnesses
Dear Friends -
will read this you will be THANKFUL that it is so long. You need at LEAST the
length of time it will take to read this, for your mind to receive some truth leading to
freedom, rather than willful deceit leading to destruction.
Watchtower always attempts to show the pagan nature of the Trinity by showing
pictures of pagan trinities. EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE HOW THEY
HAVE IT BACKWARDS. It is so obvious that they have it backwards! For every truth
of God, Satan has a counterfeit. For the true Triune God, Satan has counterfeited
false triune pagan deities. This merely proves that there is a genuine article if there
is a pagan copy.
Watchtower theology is a LUCIFERIAN COUNTERFEIT of true Christianity.
The Watchtower sells a Counterfeit salvation, a counterfeit Jesus Christ, a counterfeit
organization replacing the true body of Christ. The more sure word of God exposes
the problems of the Watchtower's OTHER Jesus, and OTHER Gospel. The Jesus of
the Watchtower is Michael the Archangel. The Gospel of the Watchtower DENIES the
Blood of God, the Blood of the Lamb, as the ONLY propitiation to save anyone from
their deserved destiny of the eternal lake of fire.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than
that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I
now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let
him be accursed.
2 Cor 11:4
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,
or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye
have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
The Watchtower is filled with PERVERTS and demonically empowerd very subtle LIARS.
True Biblical witness to God affirms the ECHAD, and not Yachid, nature of
God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, ECHAD, Triune, not triplex, the three who are equally
God and somehow, yet One God, ECHAD by NATURE. Shema Yisrael Yehovah Elohiym
Yehovah ECHAD. Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
ECHAD not YACHID -
Who do you think REALLY IS is mistaken Moses or the Watchtower?
correct mathematical representation for God and His TRIUNE NATURE is
1 times 1 times 1 equals 1 and NOT 1+1+1. Jesus CREATED Michael the Archangel,
and is NOT Michael the Archangel. Have you ever read the GJiGT article about Angels?
There is also a 2 part real audio file on both the web site and CD. I hope you will take
time to read it or hear it, because IF you are entrusting your soul to the PERVERTS of
the Watchtower, you most assuredly will AWAKE in the REALITY of the hell of which
you like to be taught is not real.
created beings. Therefore, it is GROSS ERROR to identify Yeshua Messiah
as Michael, the archangel. Jesus Christ, who created ALL things, including Michael, is not
called Michael, in heaven or on earth, except by perverts and decieved deceivers. Names
of God are VERY important. Yeshua, Jesus, is Almighty God and Creator as well as
Redeemer. Yeshua is not to be called Michael in any VAIN IMAGINATION.
Christian allows Yeshua, Jesus, to be called Michael in heaven or in earth.
That is confusion, and gross error, to say the LEAST. There is NO OTHER NAME of
the Redeemer that is acceptable to Christians. Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in
any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we
must be saved. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the
name of the Lord shall be saved. Exo 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for
the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
name of Yeshua, Jesus, every knee shall bow. No knees will bow at the name
of Michael. Michael would be as horrified, as Lucifer would be delighted, if men try to
worship him. No faithful angel will accept worship. Lucifer and his demon fallen angels
want worship. No faithful angel will EVER accept worship. Yeshua, Jesus, is worthy of,
and always accepts worship, and the Father is glorified with the worship of His Son. To
identify Michael as Jesus, is a lie of the devil. Michael is not Jesus. Jesus CREATED
that Jesus is called Michael, is embraced by heretic pseudo Christian cults
such as the Jehovah Witness Watchtower. However, though the Watchtower embraces
this doctrine of devils, it is usually not easy to get them to admit this. If someone believes
in a Jesus, who is Michael the archangel, he might just as well believe in Harvey the 6
Foot invisible rabbit for his salvation. Only God is eternal. But when God created angels
the Bible never reveals. If the "us" in Genesis 1:26 is a reference to God's angelic court,
then the angels are simply present at the creation; their origin is not explained.
ANGEL is a
heavenly messenger who either delivers a message to humans, carries out
God's will, protects God's people, praises God, or guards God's throne.
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the
bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
If no one
has ever seen the Father, then it must have been Jesus who appeared before
the Old Testament saints. Often He appeared as The Angel of the Lord. (Theophany
is a pre-incarnate appearance of The Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua The Messiah.)
The Angel of the Lord appeared before Hagar.
16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the
wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
identified this Angel as El-Roi, the God who sees. The Bible identifies him
as the LORD (i.e. Yahweh)
16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou
God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
The Angel of the Lord appeared before Jacob.
31:11: And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:
And I said, Here am I.
The Angel of the Lord identifies Himself as God.
31:13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where
thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto
the land of thy kindred.
At Bethel, this Angel identified Himself as the God of Abraham and of Isaac.
28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD
God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to
thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
When Jacob returned to Bethel, he wrestled with the Angel of the Lord.
32:24-28 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until
the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched
the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled
with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee
go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast
thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on His name: UNDERSTAND - Israel is the name of
the Family of God. Israel, are those who by the price of Redemption, of the Blood of
the Lamb of God, and the Spirit of Adoption, have the privilege and power to call the
Father of The Lord Jesus Christ, our FATHER. And, Yeshua, Jesus is not ashamed to
call them brethren who DO the will of the FATHER in Heaven.)
- 4 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had
power with God: Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made
supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us;
Hosea identified this Angel as the LORD. (i.e. Yahweh)
Hosea 12:5 Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.
Jacob identified the Angel of the Lord as God.
32:29-30 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he
said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And Jacob called the name of
the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
The Angel of the Lord appeared before Moses in the burning bush.
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the
midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush
was not consumed.
The Angel identifies himself as I AM.
3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou
say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Jesus identified himself as The I AM.
seven instances in John's gospel where The Lord Jesus Christ uses this
PROFOUND PROCLAMATION of Who He IS, The I AM, Yahweh, The Lord of Hosts.
The Jews Knew EXACTLY what Jesus was telling them. That He is, Yahweh, I AM, the
Lord of Host, Almighty God, Creator as well as Redeemer, because they invariably took
up stones to attempt to stone Him for blasphemy. We miss most of them in our English
Bible, for the translators so often felt that it was necessary to add the word “he”. IT IS
NOT IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK TEXTUS RECEPTUS. In one instance the words
are translated “It is I”. But in every case the greek has simply Ego Eimi. I AM.”. The
Seven Great I Am’s, Archibald Campbell, Christian Literature Crusade, page 17.
the seven places where Jesus publicly proclaims that He is I AM. Note: The
added words which should be in italics in your KJV Holy Bible are removed here as in
the original Greek text, THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS, make the point more vividly.
4:25-26 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called
Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I AM that speak
Using the words I AM, Jesus publicly proclaims that he is the Messiah or the Christ.
6:19-20 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they
see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
But he saith unto them, I AM; be not afraid.
demonstrating that He had the power to walk upon the water, Jesus proclaims
that He is I AM.
John 8:24 For if ye believe not that I AM, ye shall die in your sins.
declares that if you reject the truth that He is I AM, You will die in your
is a polite way of saying you will be damned to the second death of eternal hell.
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then
shall ye know that I AM, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught
me, I speak these things.
been many false Messiahs who would never think of dying for someone
else. Jesus proclaims when He has been lifted up on the cross, then we will know that
He is I AM. This is because Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would die for the sins
of his people.
53:5-6 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our
iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are
healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (As Abraham PROPHESIED to
Isaac, God will provide Himself, a Lamb. Genesis 22:8)
of His death is also significant for Zechariah told us that the Messiah would
12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom
they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and
shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
8:57-59 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast
thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham
was, I AM. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out
of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
CLEARLY proclaims that Abraham knew Him. He then says that He is
I AM. The Jews UNDERSTOOD what He said that He is I AM. They thought he was
committing blasphemy, and tried to stone Him.
Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe
that I AM.
resurrection from the dead, is the greatest proof that Jesus is the I AM, that
spoken of in the Bible. Many false Messiahs have come and gone, they died, and their
bodies remain in the grave. But Jesus is different, for He rose from the dead. He is
seated in His glorified RESURRECTED body at the Right Hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens; (Hebrews 8:1) ANY MESSIAH WHO DOES NOT BEAR THE
MARKS OF HIS CRUCIFIXION IN HIS RESURRECTED GLORIFIED BODY IS A
FALSE MESSIAH AND ANTICHRIST.
Corinthians 15:3-8 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and
that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of
Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren
at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen
of me also, as of one born out of due time.
18:4-8 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went
forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus saith unto them, I AM. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
As soon then as he had said unto them, I AM, they went backward, and fell to the
ground. Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus answered, I have told you that I AM: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their
When Jesus made His proclamation that He was I AM, His enemies fell to the ground.
proclaimed that ONE Angel had the power to forgive sins. This angel possessed
the name of God.
23:20 through Exodus 23:21 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep
thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him,
and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my
name is in him.
talk to Yahweh face to face. Since no one has ever seen the Father
(John 1:18), we have to conclude that he was talking to the Son.
33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh
unto his friend.
The Angel of The Lord appeared before Manoah and his wife.
13:3 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto
her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and
bear a son.
The Angel said his name was Pilee, here translated as secret.
13:18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after
my name, seeing it is secret?
That same Hebrew word is translated Wonderful in Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Manoah identified The Angel of the Lord as God.
13:22 And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we
have seen God.
also saw God. (Remember no one has seen the Father John 1:18!) He
was identified as the Word of God.
15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a
vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I AM thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Abraham address the Word of God, as Lord Yahweh.
Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me?
The Book of Psalms Identifies the Word of God as the Creator.
Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made.
In the New Testament, the creator is also identified as the Word of God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made
by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
19:11-13 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and
he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth
judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many
crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was
clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Jesus claimed to be the God of Abraham.
-58 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying,
he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which
is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus
answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that
honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known
him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like
unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced
to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him,
Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.
Prophet Isaiah saw the Lord. (Remember no one has ever seen God
the Father. John 1:18)
6:1-5 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon
a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the
seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with
twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another,
and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his
glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the
house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because
I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
The New Testament declares that Isaiah saw Jesus in his glory.
12:37-41 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet
they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be
fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom
hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe,
because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened
their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their
heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias,
when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
6:10 says: Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy,
and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and
understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Jesus appeared as THE Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament, He
is not an angel. Angels are created beings, the Son of God is eternal.
1:6-8 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world,
he saith, And let ALL the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith,
Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the
Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness
is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right
hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands
of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
not Michael the Archangel. For Michael the Archangel AND Jesus appear
TOGETHER in Daniel chapter 10. Carefully READ Daniel 10 in the KJV Holy Bible.
10:21 But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and
there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
It is Yeshua Who is speaking with Daniel. (Compare Revelation 1 with Daniel chapter 10)
looked at the Watchtower publication of "Should you believe in the Trinity? WOW,
are they ever great, accomplished, subtle, LIARS. The Watchtower is frequently found
to be quoting firm beliefs in the Trinity, in such a way as to make them APPEAR to
affirm the perverted Watchtower teaching. It is shocking how very dishonest the
Watchtower continues to be, and how few Jehovah Witnesses see or challenge
such great and easily proven INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY. How is it possible?
The simple answer is the powerful demons associated with all of the bloodless
cults of the synagogue of Satan.
Here is a
quote the Jehovah’s Witnesses use as a conclusion to their misquoting on
page 6 of Should You Believe in the Trinity?: "The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
observes: "Neither the word Trinity nor the explicit doctrine appears in the New
Testament." Yes, Ahah! Another period, where there is actually a comma, in the original.
The article here goes on at some length to support the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity,
and concludes with these words: "Thus, the New Testament established the basis for
the doctrine of the Trinity." Again, The Watchtower is GUILTY OF INVENTING P
UNCTUATION TO INTENTIONALLY ALTER QUOTES, and ignoring the context.
page 6, you can find another ruptured with willful intent to decieve quote:
"Bernhard Lohse says in A Short History of Christian Doctrine: "As far as the New
Testament is concerned, one does not find in it an actual doctrine of the Trinity."
However, as expected, matters get clearer as the article continues on page 39,
"In other passages of the New Testament the predicate ‘God’ is without a doubt
applied to Christ. With these affirmations, which for Jewish monotheism were utterly
offensive. Christians expressed their faith that it was not merely some heavenly
being which encountered them in Jesus Christ, but God himself and that because
of this his coming, especially his cross and resurrection, had meaning for the entire
also find on pages 6 and 7, another interesting quote with offending key
phrases removed (as usual). "At first the Christian faith was not Trinitarian…. It was
not so in the apostolic and sub-apostolic ages, as reflected in the N(ew) T(estament)
and other early Christian writings. —Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics."
please read with me the whole quote: "The transition from the Trinity of
to the Trinity of dogma is describable in other terms as the transition from the economic
or dispensational Trinity [Greek words inserted] to the essential, immanent, or ontological
Trinity [more Greek words]. At first the Christian faith was not Trinitarian in the strictly on
theological reference." While this full quote is difficult for one not a scholar, the true
intent of the author is shown to be OPPOSITE the Watchtower’s PARTIAL quote, again
manifesting the CHARACTERISTIC intellectual dishonesty, and WILLFUL INTENT to
example may be seen on page 7 of Should You Believe in the Trinity? - Here
again we see the Watchtowers ever-popular willful intent to deceive. What could they
be hiding this time? "The formulation ‘one God in three Persons’ was not solidly
established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith,
prior to the end of the 4th century.... Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been
nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective. —New Catholic
Watchtower dots hide words like "but", "however", "therefore", and a
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT point follows. Here is what the dots are hiding. The
obvious willful intent to deceive is seen when we finish the sentence, "But it is
precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title the Trinitarian dogma."
link of the GJiGT -
http://www.moresureword.com/trinity.htm - you may see
photographic evidence that the BIBLICAL doctrine of the Trinity was ABSOLUTELY
APOSTOLIC, and professed by the first hand DISCIPLES of the Apostles, and the
church fathers BEFORE the council of Nicea, like Ignatius in 107 AD, Irenaus in
170AD, Tertulian 200AD, Cyrpian 250AD, and many others who were NOT Gnostic
heretic, as was Arius, who fathered the Watchtower's damnable heresy of Russell,
Rutherford, Franz, et al.
proceed to the balance of the Watchtower quote which actually ends not with
a period but a semi-colon and continue reading: "among the 2nd-century Apologists,
little more than a focusing of the problem as that of plurality within the unique
Godhead." No denial of the Trinity here!
WE TO CONCLUDE REGARDING THE SHOULD YOU BELIEVE IN
THE TRINITY? - Booklet of the Watchtower?
only conclude that if you read the entire quotes from the articles used by
the Watchtower Society, and ignore their very slanted opinions and SCHOLASTIC
DISHONESTY, you too, will come to believe in the Trinity, as did the apostles, early
church fathers, and the early Christian Church.
If you are
beginning to wonder if Jesus Christ really is Almighty God manifest in the
flesh, why not just let us know that you have heard from the LORD by His Holy Spirit,
that you need DELIVERANCE from your experience with the Luciferian WATCHTOWER?
You KNOW we do stand ready to help you, and you can be much more sure of that
than you will ever find any help from any JW, if and when they disfellowship you. Just
ask any disfellowshipped Jehovah’s Witness and there are millions of them. You would
be well advised to check out the things on the website of one of them. Here would be
a good place to start -
This is a
good website to refer you to scriptures the Watchtower prefers to ignore,
but they are in the Bible.
important is it that you have the right Jesus Christ? Jesus Himself said it
"Unless you believe that I AM you will die in your sins" (John 8:24). Acts 20:28 says
that God purchased the church with His own blood. We do pray that you will check
these things out and get freedom from the Watchtower snare of the devil? Your
eternal life ABSOLUTELY DOES depend on it. If you have the right Jesus Christ,
you are right for all eternity. If you have the wrong Jesus Christ, you are wrong for all
eternity, and that is not the place anyone wants to find out about hell's reality.
JW's Watchtower Exposed
by Jim Searcy
JW's Watchtower Modern Old Heresy
Brief History of the Watchtower
The Most Perverse of the Version Perversions!!
Misleading Revisions in the New World Translation
More on The Most Perverse of the Version Perversions!!
JW's Watchtower Modern Old Heresy
The Jehovah's Witnesses and their Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is classic heresy that DENIES that Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah, is Creator as well as Redeemer, indeed very God come in the flesh.
GNOSTICISM (Gnahs' tih kihsm) means special knowledge from the Greek word gnosis. This modern cult religion is just another version of ancient similar heresies which began to surface while the Apostle John was still alive. Cerinthus is typical of the ancient Gnostics before Russell and Rutherford. Cerinthus held that Jesus was merely human until his baptism, when he received a divine power that left him before the crucifixion. The main purpose for the Second Epistle of John was to refute the antichrist Gnostic heresies already working before some of the more famous ancient Gnostic heretics like Cerinthus and Arius. In later times, men such as Russel and Rutherford would continue to sell this religious Gnosticism in various heretical cults.
Arianism was a 4th-century Christian Gnostic heresy named for Arius (c.250-c.336), a priest in Alexandria. Arius denied the full deity of the preexistent Son of God who became incarnate in Jesus Christ. He held that the Son, while divine and like God ("of like substance"), was created by God as the agent through whom he created the universe. Arius said of the Son, "there was a time when he was not." Gnosticism is the modern designation for certain religious and philosophical perspectives, like the Jehovah's Witnesses and their Watchtower, for the specific systems of belief, characterized by these ideas. Such beliefs emerged in the second century and later. The term "Gnosticism" is derived from the Greek word gnosis (knowledge) because secret knowledge was so crucial a doctrine in Gnosticism.
It only requires just simple honest scholarship, to see that the latter day Gnostic heretics such as Russell, Rutherford, and the rest of the Watchtower Gnostic heretics, simply expound the old Gnostic heresies of people like Cerinthus and Arius. Rather than FAITH they embrace their special knowledge, gnosis. They will most certainly end up in the lake of fire that God created for the devil and his angels. It is not unloving to tell Jehovah's Witnesses that they are going to hell. This may be the most loving thing you can tell them. The Watchtower brand of Gnostic heresy does not believe in hell. It is very truthful and loving to tell the Jehovah's Witness that their belief that hell does not exist in no way changes or effects the reality of hell.
Ask, "WHAT IF they are wrong in their belief that hell does not exist?" Ask them what they will do when they die and realize the reality of hell. One's belief will not change the reality of hell.
Irenaeus reported that one of the reasons John wrote his Gospel was to refute the views of Cerinthus, an early Gnostic. Over against the Gnostic assertion that the true God would not enter our world, John stressed in his Gospel that Jesus was God's incarnate Son. Other interpreters of the New Testament understand Gnosticism to be crucial at many other points in interpreting the New Testament.
Although wide variations existed among the many Gnostic sects in the details of systems, certain major features were common to most of them--the separation of the god of creation from the god of redemption. They divide Christians into categories with one group being superior. They stress their own secret teachings which only divine persons could comprehend. They stress the exaltation of their knowledge over faith. The true church of Jesus Christ has always rejected such teachings as heretical, but many people have continued to find attraction in varieties of these ideas.
Strong religious demonic spirits are always associated with Gnostic heresies. Always be prepared to shout Blood of Yeshua, when dealing with them. When in doubt -- shout -- Blood of Yeshua! It is wise to have someone praying and pleading the Blood of Yeshua and binding the religious spirits in the name and power of the Blood of Yeshua when dealing with these deeply bound and deceived people.
Brief History of the Watchtower
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (the organization run by the Governing Body of the Jehovah's Witnesses) claims that it is the sole channel of information between God and humanity. They base this claim on a complicated, Bible-based chronology devised by the Adventist N.H. Barbour in 1875.
The founder of Jehovah's Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell, obtained many of his ideas from Adventists and others who speculated in Bible prophecy. In 1884, Russell founded the Watchtower Society, which became the legal corporation used by the International Bible Students, the early name for Jehovah's Witnesses. Russell was a high level freemason whose god is Lucifer. Quite naturally, then, Russell and his JW's would teach that hell is not real.
The chronology stated that Jesus had invisibly returned to earth in 1874 to set up his kingdom, and that in 1914, at the end of the "Gentile Times", Jesus would come to judge the earth and annihilate the wicked.
When nothing supernatural happened in 1914, the Watchtower Society started transferring all of the doctrines about 1874 to 1914. They explained that Christ's kingdom had been set up invisibly in 1914, and that although secular governments were still in place, their rule was no longer valid. Based on the Society's writings, Jehovah's Witnesses looked forward to momentous events in the year 1918.
When nothing supernatural happened in 1918, the Watchtower Society looked forward to momentous events in 1925.
When nothing supernatural happened in 1925, the Watchtower Society lost three quarters of its members.
Charles Taze Russell had been held to be the "Faithful and Wise Servant" of Matthew 24:45-47, but by 1928 the Society applied that to its leaders. They taught that the scripture was a prophecy, and that in 1918 they had been chosen by Jesus "over all that he hath". Since they believed Jesus was ruling the world invisibly, they claimed for themselves a position as God's channel of communication with mankind.
The Society checked its predictions and explained that all of the prophecies in Matthew 24 and 25 would take place within a "single generation" (Matthew 24:34), so the time of "the end of the world" (Matthew 24:3) could be delayed as long as 30 or 40 years. In 1929, (for $30,000,000) the Society built a mansion ("Beth Sarim") to house the resurrected prophets, who were expected to arrive soon. (When the "resurrected prophets" did not show, Judge Rutherford moved in. The old Judge then lived in what in no way could be called modest housing.) "Beth Sarim" was eventually sold. It is not likely that any of the proceeds of Judge Rutherford's palace ever made it back into the hand of the poor pioneers that were fleeced to provide that mansion for him.
The new definition of "generation" promised momentous events during the 1940's.
When nothing supernatural had happened by 1945, the Society extended the meaning of "generation" to 80 years (the maximum lifespan of a typical man, as explained in Psalms 90:10). Although 1914 plus 80 equals 1994, in 1966 the Watchtower Society decided that the year 1975 was "significant", because they had calculated that it marked the end of six thousand years since the creation of Adam and Eve. Watchtower publications strongly hinted that "the end" would come in 1975.
When nothing supernatural happened in 1975, the Watchtower Society lost many members. It explained that the time between Adam's creation and Eve's creation was not known, so the 1975 date was only speculative.
In 1980, the Society suggested that the Witnesses and the publishing staff had been overly enthusiastic about the "possibility" of Armageddon in 1975. This failed to lure back thousands who had left, but regular door-to-door preaching restored the rapid growth the Witnesses had enjoyed since the "significance" of 1975 had been announced.
When the year 1994 arrived (1914 plus 80 years), nothing supernatural happened. The Society had not ascribed any special significance to 1994, but the "generation" issue was becoming awkward. The ranks of the Society's special members (the 144,000 who were "anointed", based on an interpretation of Revelation) were dying out. The claim that Jesus had appointed the Watchtower Society special status in 1918 was becoming hard to defend.
In 1995, the Watchtower Society decided that "generation" did not mean a physical generation (i.e. 80 years) but meant "age", as in "era". This extended the "end times" indefinitely, although when the last of the 144,000 special members die out, the Society will have to be run by regular members.
A close inspection of Matthew 24:34 in context makes the "age" interpretation hard to understand, since Jesus speaks of the generation "passing away" (which sounds like a physical event). The Watchtower Society states that it alone understands that "generation" means "age" because it has special status, which was granted to it in 1918.
The Watchtower magazine, published by the Society, has said the end is "soon", in every issue since it was first printed ... in 1879.
The Society did not consider 1994 "special", because the end was supposed to occur within the time of a typical human lifespan (as "generation" was then interpreted), not at the end of a generation. Here are some quotations from Watchtower literature that illustrate their position prior to November 1995:
1968/12/01 p. 715:
... did not Jesus say that this generation will not pass away until all things are fulfilled? A generation, according to Psalm 90:10, is from seventy to eighty years. The generation that witnessed the end of the Gentile Times in 1914 does not have many more years left. - Luke 21:24, 32-36.
1967/12/15 p. 751:
... the expression "this generation" was used by Jesus to mark a very limited period of time, the life-span of members of a generation of people living during the time that certain epoch-making events occurred. According to Psalm 90:10, that life-span could be of seventy years or even of eighty years. Into this comparatively short period of time must be crowded all the things that Jesus prophesied in answer to the request for a "sign when all these things are destined to come to a conclusion." (Mark 13:4)
masthead from March 1988 until November 1995:
Most importantly, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure new world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away.
The Most Perverse of the Version Perversions!!
Did you know that The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society refuses to give their followers the names and credentials of the Translation Committee of their Bible, The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (see pg. 258 of Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose). This is more important than the Watchtower Society will admit since the New World Translation Committee has deceived many in their perversion of the Bible in the following ways:
They have invented non-existent rules of Greek grammar and then proceeded to follow these rules only when necessary to support their peculiar perverted Gnostic heresy of the old Arian theology. A clear example of this is John 1:1, where the Translation Committee has rendered the Greek "and the Word was a god". We cite the appendix of another Watchtower publication (The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures, page 1158), for their footnote concerning John 1:1:
"The reason for their rendering the Greek word Divine and not God is that it is the Greek noun Theos without the definite article..." May we call the Watchtower Society's attention to verses 6, 12 and 13 (also found in the first chapter of the Gospel of John). Here the Greek noun Theos appears without the definite article (as in John 1:1) and yet the Translating Committee has translated each verse as (Jehovah) God.
Another example of non-existent rules followed only when needed to support their theology is found in the forward of their Kingdom Interlinear Translation (pg. 18). Here we are taught how to restore the Divine name. We are instructed that we can render the Greek words "Kyrios" (Lord) and "Theos" (God) into Divine name by determining if the Christian (Greek) writers have quoted from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). If so, we can render "Kyrios" (Lord) and "Theos" (God) as Jehovah God.
At this point it may be worthwhile to point out the very high likelihood that "Jehovah" is a nonsense word. In the original Hebrew there were no vowels, and no difference between upper and lower case (capital and small letters). Hellenistic Christians choose to mark the respect by inserting the vowel, and capitalizing the first letter, neither of which are in the original. Jewish people mark the respect by capitalizing the first letter (which is not in the original), and indicating the vowel is not there in the original. One extra thing about this method is that if G-d is never written in full, no-one can deface the word!
G-d's personal name is spelt Yod Heh Vav Heh in the Hebrew. This approximates to Y H V H. The vowels were not written until about the thirteenth century C.E. G-d's personal name was only spoken in the temple on Yom Kippur after the High Priest had entered the Holy of Holies, and resulted in those hearing falling prone and reciting the second phrase of the Shema, "Blessed be His name (HaShem) whose glorious kingdom shall be for ever and ever." During the Babylonian captivity His personal Name was never spoken at all, there was no access to the temple. Upon return to Jerusalem 70 years later, no-one was sure how to pronounce His name, so the word Adonai was substituted, which means 'L-rd'. Alternatively haShem was used which means 'the Name', especially when the word Adonai immediately preceded G-d's personal name.
When the vowel points were added, over a thousand years later, the vowels were not actually known. The vowels for Adonai were used instead. In England at about that time, and for some time later, there was a great persecution of the Jews, and they were driven out of the country, killed, or forced to abandon Judaism. When the English versions of the Bible were becoming popular (Wycliffe, Tyndale et al.) there was no significant Jewish presence to speak of in England. So the gentiles, in ignorance, assumed that G-d's personal Name had the vowels of Adonai in it. It would be like taking the consonants of your first name and using the vowels of your last name.
Some people still believe these were the correct vowels. However it is more likely that they are not the right vowels, and no-one can be sure. To avoid being disrespectful by using a nonsense word to refer to G-d, most Jewish people will not refer to Him as Jehovah or Yahweh, the English equivalents of this nonsense word. Some regard the idea of referring to the Almighty One by a nonsense word as blasphemous, and there is a good case for viewing things this way. Always remind the JW that most likely Jehovah is a nonsense word.
Once again, the Watchtower "rule" is avoided by the Translation Committee as they translate Philippians 2:11. The Apostle Paul quotes Isaiah 45:23 as he states that "every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Jehovah God (Kyrios) to the glory of God the Father."
The Translation Committee has made up a Greek tense that is non-existent. We cite the 1950 edition of their "New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures" rendering of John 8:58 where they have translated "ego eimi" as "I have been" and state that it is "properly rendered in the perfect indefinite tense" in the Greek language. There is NO "perfect indefinite tense" in any language! After the Watchtower Society was informed of this fact, they made the change to the "perfect tense indicative" but as the Greek student knows, it is present tense and is correctly translated "I AM" (see Exodus 3:14).
They have added words to Scripture which changes the meaning of the texts to agree with their theology. Notice the Watchtower's rendering of Colossians 1:16,17, where the word "other" has been added four times to the text, completely changing its meaning. When Paul wrote those passages that the Son created all things, it is obvious that the Son was not himself created. The Watchtower, however, believes that the Son is also a created being and has therefore added "other" - not found in the Greek Biblical text at all - to make it appear that the Son is also a creature. As mentioned before, the Translation Committee has added the word "a" to John 1:1 to make the Son a creature rather than God Himself. Take note also of the same deceitfulness displayed in Philippians 2:9 where the word "other" is again added, when it is not found or even suggested in the original Greek.
The men who comprised the Translation Committee had no adequate schooling or background to function as critical Bible translators. The self-appointed "scholars" who made up this Translation Committee were: N.H. Knorr, F.W. Franz, A.D. Schroeder, G.D. Gangas and M. Henschel. Aside from President Franz, none of the Translation Committee members knew Biblical Greek or Hebrew and Franz's ability is open to serious question. This came out in the Scottish Court Sessions in November, 1954 (just four years after the release of the Watchtower Scriptures). The following exchange of question and answers between the attorney and Franz is taken from the trial transcript:
Q. Have you also made yourself familiar with Hebrew?
A. Yes ...
Q. So that you have substantial linguistic apparatus at your command?
A. Yes, for use in my biblical work.
Q. I think you are able to read and follow the Bible in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French?
A. Yes ... (Pursuer's Proof, pg. 7)
Q. You, yourself, read and speak Hebrew, do you?
A. I do not speak Hebrew.
Q. You do not?
Q. Can you, yourself, translate that into Hebrew?
Q. That fourth verse of the second chapter of Genesis.
A. You mean here?
A. No, I wouldn't attempt to do that. (Pursuer's Proof, pgs. 102,103).
What Franz failed to do was a simple exercise which an average first or second year Hebrew student in any seminary would have no difficulty (see further, "We left Jehovah's Witnesses - A non-Prophet Organization" - Edmond C. Gruss, pg. 59-101). It is also interesting to note that no Greek scholar with any credentials will endorse the New World Translation.
Bill Centnar, in 1954 (while still a Jehovah's Witness working at Bethel), was assigned to interview a well known Bible translator, Dr. Edgar J. Godspeed, asking him for his evaluation and recommendation of the New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. Dr. Godspeed replied: "No, I'm afraid that I could not do that. The grammar is regrettable..."
We should also state that the theology brought forth in this translation is a fatal distortion of Biblical truth. It is DEADLY and I would even say DEMONIC distortion. It will most certainly lead its adherents to the eternal lake of hell fire in which they believe does not exist. Does the belief that hell does not exist in any way effect the reality of hell. WHAT IF hell does really exist? What if our wrong beliefs cause us to end up in hell?
We ask you not to put your trust in such a perverse translation of Holy Scripture or in the Society that has deceived many in the writing of it. Christians profess that faith and trust be placed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Yeshua said that unless you believe that HE IS the Eternal God (Ego Eimi - "I AM"), you will die in your sins (John 8:24). It is because of the danger of the perversion of the New World Translation of Holy Scriptures that this warning has been written. Our concern is for the Jehovah's Witnesses to come to know The Truth. The Truth is The LORD Jesus Christ, Yeshua The Messiah.
More on The Most Perverse of the Version Perversions!!
Misleading Revisions in the New World Translation
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS) has inserted numerous changes into a proper translation of the Bible in an effort to validate the non-Christian doctrines of the Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs). Consequently, they claim that their New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT) is superior to all others.
In the examples below, the Authorized English Scriptures, the only not copyrighted Bible. The KJV, 1611 King James Version, is the only Bible that represents the 7th purification spoken in Psalm 12:6. Like Dr. Frank Logsdon, co-founder and chief-editor of the New American Standard Version confessed before he died: "You can say the Authorized Version (KJV) is absolutely correct. How correct? 100%correct!. . . I believe the Spirit of G-d led the translators of the Authorized Version. If you must stand against everyone else, stand."
The second quotation in each example is derived from a post-1989 edition of the NWT (WTBTS of Pennsylvania and International Bible Students Association, c. 1984). References to actual Hebrew and Greek words are derived from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Thomas Nelson, c. 1990), the Greek-English New Testament (Christianity Today, c. 1975) and Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words (McDonald, unabridged ed., n.d.)
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
"Spirit of God" changed to "God's active force."
The revision modifies the original noun with a more impersonal form as the JWs reject the orthodox Christian belief in the personality of the Holy Spirit.
Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
"I AM" changed to "I shall prove to be."
The revision clouds the connection between God's self proclaimed title and Jesus' proclamation of being the same in John 8:58, as the JW rejects the deity of Jesus.
Numbers 1:52 And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.
"By his own standard" changed to "by his [three-tribe] division."
The Hebrew word degal translated as "standard" literally means flag or banner. Since the JWs regard saluting a flag as an act of idolatry, the text has been altered according to their doctrinal bias. (Same revision found in Num. 2:2, 3, 10, 18, 25; 10: 14, 18, 22, 25.)
Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
"Neither shall there be after me" changed to "after me there continued to be none."
The original future tense of the verb indicates that there will never be another being sharing in God's divinity. The altered tense suggests credibility to the JW doctrine of Jesus' becoming a "mighty god" while still being less than Jehovah in nature. (See the John 1: I discussion below for another expression of this JW distortion.)
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
"The spirit shall return" changed to "the spirit itself returns."
The passage indicates the return of a human spirit to God after death. Since the JWs believe in an unconscious state after death, "itself' has been inserted to suggest a more impersonal reference to spirit.
Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
"Fell down, and worshipped him" changed to "did obeisance to it"
The JWs evade recognizing Jesus as worthy of worship as a divine being by altering the form of honor that he receives from men and angels. The Greek word proskuneo literally means "worship." The use of "obeisance" is a NWT adaptation. (Same revision found in Matt. 8:2; 9:18, 14:33; 15:25; 28:9, 17; Mark 5:6; 15:19; Luke 24:52; John 9:38; Heb. 1:6.)
Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
"Least in the kingdom of heaven" changed to "least in relation to the kingdom of the heaven."
The passage indicates that a disobedient believer who sins can still find forgiveness and eternal life. The JWs believe heaven is reserved for only 144,000 specially designated servants of God. The revision suggests more separation between these groups through a status hierarchy.
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
"Everlasting punishment" changed to "everlasting cutting-off."
The Greek word kolasis translated "punishment" indicates continuous torment, but the NWT revision suggests "termination," as the JWs promote the doctrine of annihilationism regarding condemned souls.
Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
"Baptism of repentance" changed to "baptism [in symbol] of repentance. "
Nothing in the original Greek text justifies the insertion of "in symbol." The revision undermines the significance of John the Baptist's ministry, the Jewish meaning of baptism and the Christian sacrament of baptism in contrast to the more regimented JW baptism requirements.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
"Confess me before men" changed to "confesses union with me."
The addition of "union" suggest something more than what the original Greek actually states and adds further credibility to the NWT distortion presented in John 6:56 below.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
'To day shalt thou be with me" changed to "I tell you today, You will be with me."
Jesus assured the thief on the cross that their spirits would soon enter the spiritual/heavenly realm together. As the JWs REJECT the belief in the conscious survival of the human spirit after death, their revision suggests that "today" deals with the time of the statement rather than the relocation of their spirits.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
"Word was God" changed to "Word was a god."
The JWs reject the orthodox Christian belief in the deity of Jesus. The revision asserts that Jesus was someone other than God Himself.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
"Believe" changed to "exercise faith."
The orthodox Christian doctrine of spiritual justification and rebirth before God by belief in Jesus is in conflict with the JW doctrine of salvation by works (i.e., obedience to their organization). The revision attempts to describe salvation as a continuous process rather than a radical encounter and transition (Same revision found in John 3:16, 18; 6:29; Rom. 4:3, 10:4, 9, 10.)
John 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
"Dwelleth in me" changed to "remains in union with me."
The mystical union between the individual human spirit and the Spirit of Jesus is obscured by restructuring "in" with a compound form. The substitution implies more separation between a Christian and Jesus. (Same revision found in John 14:20; Rom. 8:1, 2, 10; 12:5; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 1:13*; 2:10, 13, 15, 21, 22; 3:6; Col. 1:14*, 16*, 27; 2:6, 10*, 11, 12*; 3:3; 1 Thes. 4:16; 5:18; 1 John 3:24; 4:4; 5:20. Verses with an asterisk (*) indicate where the revision uses "by means of" or "in relationship to" rather than "IN Christ.")
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
"I am" changed to "I have been."
Same intent as described in Exodus 3:14 above.
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
"Because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him" changed to "beholds it or knows it."
The revision ignores the context of the pronoun with the Comforter role in the preceding verse to deny the personality of the Holy Spirit.
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
"Glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was" changed to "glorify me alongside yourself with the glory that I had alongside you."
The original text reflects the shared deity of God the Father and Jesus before the creation of the world, but the revision suggests different natures as implied by different states of glory.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
"Father, art in me" changed to "are in union with me."
The original statement by Jesus indicates his shared deity with the Father. The revision undermines this by suggesting a greater separation between them.
Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
"Pour out of my Spirit" changed to "pour out some of my spirit."
The revision evades recognition of the Holy Spirit and His activity at Pentecost by suggesting an impersonal force activated to a more limited degree by God.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
"Breaking of bread" changed to "taking of meals."
The passage demonstrates the frequency of the communion sacrament among the earliest Christians. The revision is an attempt to disguise this practice as the JWs teach that communion is reserved for only the 144,000 special saints. (Same revision found in Acts 20:7.)
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
"Be saved" changed to "get saved."
The revision avoids recognizing that an individual commitment to Jesus provides immediate and complete salvation, as the JWs believe in an alternative salvation as prescribed by their organization. (Same revision found in Acts 16:30-31.)
Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
"Lord of all" changed to "Lord of all [others]."
The revision suggests that even though Jesus is highly honored, he is still one among many of God's created beings. (Similar revisions found in Rom. 8:32; Phil. 2:9; Col. 1: 16-17.)
Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
"In the Spirit" changed to "by spirit."
Although the definite article 'the" does not literally appear in the Greek, it is implied by the form that (pneuma) appears in. The revision, however, translates pneuma in a more abstract form to evade the reality of the Holy Spirit. (Same revision found in Rom. 15:19; Eph. 2:22; 3:5; Titus 3:5; James 2:26; 2 Peter 1:21.)
Romans 8:23a And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
"Have the firstfruits of the Spirit" changed to "have the firstfruits, namely the spirit."
This represents another form of disguising the separate personality of the Holy Spirit as in Rom. 2:29 above. The original text refers to the derivatives of the Spirit, but the revision identifies the spirit as a derivative.
Romans 8:23b even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
"The redemption of our body" changed to "the release from our bodies by ransom."
This revision avoids the suggestion that there is continuity of either body or soul after death. Their teaching that the soul ceases to exist at the death of the body precludes the ownership of, or relationship to, a body that must be redeemed.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
"All things" changed to "all his works."
The revision undermines the sovereignty of God by suggesting that He controls only the things He is directly involved in doing.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
"For whom he did foreknow" changed to "those whom he gave his first recognition."
The revision obscures the nature of God's knowledge and power as a first recognition may or may not be foreknowledge.
Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
"Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen." changed to "Christ, [sprang] according to the flesh: God who is over all, [be] blessed forever."
The direction proclamation that Christ is God is obscured by the altered text.
Romans 10:13 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
"God" changed to "Jehovah."
This revision obscures the fact that the God referred to in verse 13 is the same God called Jesus in verse 9. Since the JWs reject the deity of Jesus, the revision is made accordingly.
The Greek word, kurios, translated "Lord" has been revised to "Jehovah" over 200 times in the NWT. The JWs insist that this is the only valid title for God, even though Greek-speaking Jews used "Lord" and "God" in place of "Yahweh" (the source of "Jehovah") throughout their Septuagint translation of the Old Testament. Furthermore, the Bible contains dozens of names for God other than Lord, Yahweh, or Jehovah.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
"For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." changed to "authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God."
Since the JW regard saluting a flag, military service and similar forms of submission to government as idolatry, they have added words to the text to weaken the proclaimed authority of government.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
"Your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost" changed to "the body of YOU people is [the] temple of the holy spirit."
To avoid recognition of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the individual believer, the revision modifies "body" to a more collective form in harmony with the opposing JW doctrine.
1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
"That Rock was Christ" changed to "that rock-mass meant the Christ."
The passage depicts the preincarnate Jesus exhibiting his divine nature by being present many centuries earlier. This revision tries to conceal his eternal nature with a more figurative interpretation of "the Rock."
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
"As severally as he will" changed to "as it wills."
The NWT finds many ways to disguise the personality of the Holy Spirit. In this case the third person pronoun exercising individual conscience and will is replaced with an impersonal pronoun.
1 Corinthians 14:14-16 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
"Spirit" changed to "[gift of the] spirit."
Like several other Biblical passages, this one indicates the distinctive presence of the human spirit as distinguished from the mind and body. The JWs evade these distinctions and try to disguise them with related revisions.
1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
"By which also ye are saved (this gospel)" changed to "through which YOU are also being saved."
Similar to the Acts 16:30 revision above, this one again obscures the completeness of salvation by grace. The JW's salvation exists as an extended process ("being saved") with the outcome being uncertain until final judgment before Jehovah.
Galatians 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
"Your spirit" changed to "the spirit YOU [show]."
Similar to the I Cor. 14 revision above, this one attempts to obscure the reality of the individual human spirit by presenting it more as an attitude of action than an entity.
Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
"To depart, and to be with Christ" changed to "the releasing and the being with Christ."
Paul's eagerness indicates that the believer's spirit goes immediately into Christ's presence at death. The revision suggests that death and being with Christ are two separate steps in an extended process, as the JWs believe in soul sleep (i.e., the unconscious state of the human spirit awaiting the resurrection).
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
"All fullness" changed to "fullness."
The definite Greek article (to), translated "all," indicates that Jesus shares the Father's divine nature as also shown in Col. 2:9. The revisions evade the truth by concealing the similarity of the two passages.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
"All the fulness of the Godhead" changed to "the fullness of the divine quality."
The Greek theotes, translated "deity," literally means divine essence or divinity. As the JWs reject the divine nature of Jesus, a revision is inserted to suggest that Jesus is limited to only divine-like characteristics.
I Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
"The Spirit" changed to "the inspired utterance."
This revision attempts to obscure the reality and activity of the Holy Spirit by representing it as a message instead of an entity. (Similar revisions found in 1 John 4:1, 3, 6 with "expression" being utilized in place of "utterance.")
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
"Great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" changed to "the great God and of [the] Savior of us, Christ Jesus."
Similar to the Rom. 9:5 revision shown above, a distinct proclamation of Jesus as God is obscured by the altered text. (Similar rewording also found in 2 Peter 1:1.)
Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
"Thy throne, 0 God" changed to "God is your throne."
The revision avoids addressing the Son, Jesus, as God to validate the JWs' rejection of his divine nature.
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
"The eternal Spirit" changed to "an everlasting spirit."
Similar to the Rom. 2:29 revision above, the switching of the article before the adjective represents the work of the Holy Spirit in a more indirect/ impersonal manner.
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
"Father of spirits" changed to "Father of our spiritual life."
Similar to the I Cor. 14 revision shown above, this one tries to obscure the distinctive reality of human spirits by replacing them with a more abstract noun.
Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
"The spirits of just men made perfect" changed to "the spiritual lives of righteous ones."
This revision represents the same noun-switching as described in Heb. 12:9 above.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
"We receiving a kingdom" changed to "we are to receive a kingdom."
An orthodox Christian understanding of the Kingdom recognizes it as primarily established through Jesus' victorious death, then further through post-resurrection displays of his power, and perpetually through the addition of new believers into God's family. The JWs teach that Jesus' Kingdom did not begin until his invisible return in 1914. The form of the Greek word for "receiving" (paralambano) implies a current condition, but the revision suggests a future event according to the JW doctrine.
1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
"Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify" changed to "the spirit in them was indicating concerning Christ."
Another example of the supernatural presence of Jesus in the life of a Christian is obscured again by this revision as the JW doctrinal view presents him as more limited.
I Peter 3:18-19 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
"By the Spirit: By which also he went" changed to "in the spirit. In this [state]."
Similar to several examples presented above, in this passage the presence and personality of the Holy Spirit is obscured with a more abstract representation of the Holy Spirit to accommodate the JW doctrine.
Jude 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
"Having not the Spirit." changed to "having spirituality."
Similar to Gal. 6:18 above, this revision attempts to obscure the separate presence of the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
"These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;" changed to "beginning of the creation by God."
The altered prepositions distract from the sovereignty of Jesus indicated in the passage and suggests that the real power of creation was accomplished through the Father, as the JWs believe that Jesus is a created being.
Approximately one-fourth of the verse citations above were derived from The New World Translation on Trial by Robert Bowman in the Christian Research Journal, 11: 3 (Winter/Spring, 1989), p.20. The rest of this inventory was compiled from Andy Bjorklund's comparisons of doctrinally critical verses. There are many more examples of Biblical distortions by the JWs than this short summary. This summary should illustrate the hell bent and hell bound destiny of all tied and bound to the JW's watchtower. The JW's would be just as well served believing in Harvey the 6 foot invisible rabbit as the fabricated Jesus they profess. The only hope for the deceived JW or anyone is to get to KNOW The Truth, Yeshua the Messiah.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The duped JW needs to get to KNOW the REAL Jesus or they will soon enough get to know the reality of hell.