Why not pray Witnesses to the Son, only the Father?, Another biblical interpretation very `sui generis' of Wacthower
How to Pray the Son? (Say a witness) Pray the Son!!, Not only be taught to pray to God through of Son. Not, the requests to the Son of God are acceptable and desirable
Teaching excluding pray only to God the Son, not biblical
A supposed dialogue with a Jehovah's Witness
- If ud. said: "Father receive my spirit, who would you be praying?
- "Of course, the Father, the Creator." (Answers the witness)
. - Correct. Now, if you. said, "Iesous Xristo receive my spirit", who would you be praying?
I would be praying for her Son, but we do not do that. The Bible teaches us that we should pray only to the Father.
I understand, but I want to show you something Acts 7 is the story of the execution of the first martyr Steven .
Here the story about the end of the chapter, Acts 7, vers. 58: "And cast him in the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul - And they stoned Steven , calling upon God, and saying, Lord Iesous Xristo, receive my spirit."
Here is a prayer to her Son! In case there is any doubt about the meaning of the word "invoke", Psalm 116:4 and 118:5 consult. It means "to pray"
The first time I used this approach, some years ago, I made the mistake of not examining the NWT for possible differences in translation
Not knowing with what I could find New World Translation, I had no choice but to listen to the person reading aloud from the New World Translation:
"And after cast him out of the city, they began to throw stones. And the witnesses laid their outerwear at the feet of a young man named Saul. - They kept throwing stones at Stephen as he did request and saying, Lord Iesous Xristo, receive my spirit. " (Emphasis added)
I thanked God that the Jehovah's Witnesses, at least in this passage. Scripture had not changed.
Moreover, the passage is even clearer in the expression, use the word "request", leaving no doubt that it is a prayer.
Moreover, the passage is even clearer in the expression, use the word "request", leaving no doubt that it is a prayer. Following the advice of Ron Rhodes, top this: "Stephen prayed to Son, not through or by him. If he, being full of the Holy Spirit, he did, and if it was acceptable for him to do, I do not see why ud. unable to do so
The Watchtower has not taught properly in this regard. Could also were wrong in what they teach about the person of Iesous Xristo?
Unfortunately, the witness replied, "I trust the Watchtower"
- Acts 1:24: prayer to His Son by the disciples to guide them in choosing a replacement for Judas. The reference to Jesus in verse. 21 does not confirm that the "Lord" in Acts 1:24 is Jesus. (New World Translation of the changes and says "Lord", but the v. 21 says "Iesous Xristo")
- 2 Cor. 12:8. The context tells us that prayer is His to Son
The Bible is clear. Unfortunately we are dealing with people who follow an organization that practices a sectarian hermeneutics. Always claim or claims to have a direct line of communication with God, revelations, angelic visitations, visions, prophecies, etc.. All these things give them the key to interpreting Scripture and claim a total religious authority.
This authority supersedes the grammar, context, syntax, the cultural context of a passage, language.
"There is one God and one mediator between God and men Iesous Xristo a man" (1 Tim. 2, 5)
This mediation means (pray, beg, make requests to Son, not by a simple mediator magic word "Through your Son amen" means using his own Son in the full sense of the word mediator
What is Mediation? The mediator's role is to assist stakeholders to identify problems, evaluate and assess the strengths and weaknesses in the case, identify common interests, fostering joint problem solving and exploring alternatives ending in a settlement agreement. A mediator is never passive, and less Iesous Xristo who gave his life for us
Or put another way the expression "Pray to the Father through my" means nothing more or less, pray your child directly, that "Through my" "Talk to him" is not a formula to be present at the end of a sentence "Through your Son, Amen, "No, it's pray to your Son, go to the Father" by prayer to Christ "that request he hears, takes her to his Father. By me, said "talk to me"
Witnesses to misunderstand many biblical passages, have understood that prayer means adding a magic formula at the end of the sentence. "Through your Son amen", and they are wrong and have completely eluded her son, talk to him, giving him absolute silence and muteness. Steven erred according to them, a man full of the Holy Spirit