Hello All. (Sorry to interrupt your peaceful day).
I just had an interesting talk with a JW friend of mine. During this talk I was explaining to him why I was reluctant to be baptised a JW. We got into many lengthy discussions on various topics.
One thing we discussed was Jehovah (duh!) My point to him was, he as a JW was so caught up in Jehovah, that he forgot about the WAY to Jehovah i.e. Jesus. He was always doing this for Jehovah and doing that for Jehovah's favor, and many many things about Jehovah all of the time. As a matter of speculation, I would not be surprised if the only time Jesus is mentioned are in discussions of the FDS. He talks about praying to Jehovah, and having a relationship with Jehovah. Jesus just seems to be OUT OF THE PICTURE.
After confronting him on this, his response to me was that Jesus was an example for us to follow, and Jehovah was the ultimate judge. He also insinuated [sorry, bad spelling] that man no longer needed a mediator between God. i.e. Jesus was no longer the mediator.
What gives? The scriptures say that Jesus is the mediator between God and men. He also said that nobody went to the Father but THROUGH him, so how can he not be a mediator? Is this his dual class belief (i.e. annointed vs. non-annointed) manifesting? How could he say such things?
Anyone's thoughts, foresight or even speculation would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by - ianao on 9 January 2001 18:3:54