I finally lost respect for the New World Bible Translation

by Quarterback 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • Quarterback

    That paragraph in last week's watchtower was sure an eye opener for me, and I have spoken with many friends in the congregation about it as well.

    We are not pleased with that rendering , "Mentally Deseased", in that verse in Timothy

    They are calling my very close family member who has DA herself that name. Just because doehe/she doesn't agree with all of the ORG teachings.

    It is also an abuse of power from those sitting in a Corporation to sanction this evil, hate comment.

    I used to respect, and show honor to the NWT before I read that verse, and to see it's application by the WTS.

    In view of the recent other Bible verses, and and it's renderings of this passage I can see how this verse was contaminated by bious influence.

    Just because the WTS has attempted to recover the Divine name in the complete translation has now brought a bad light upon it with that verse. You have just invalidated the very message you are trying to amplify at your recent Circuit Assemby theme, "Let your name be Sanctified"

  • diamondiiz

    You cannot recover something that wasn't there in the first place.

  • N.drew

    That which is to become because of what You do.

  • jonathan dough
    jonathan dough

    The Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation Bible, of which there are over 100 million copies circling the globe, continues to come under intense criticism by respected Bible scholars the world over. Although the Watchtower Society boasts of a handful of defenders, the vast majority of Bible scholars are vehement in denouncing the New World Translation Bible as a horrific distortion of God's word claiming it is false and misleading, and crafted for the sole purpose of promoting the Jehovah's Witnesses' unorthodox theories.

    A careful examination of the New World Translation Bible reveals this to be true. It is unfortunate that many potential converts' initial exposure to a Bible of any kind is the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation, never suspecting that liberties to such a great degree could be taken by God-fearing people. Consequently, they too often give the Watchtower Society and their New World Translation Bible the benefit of the doubt until it is too late. As it turns out, the Jehovah's Witnesses really do have their own Bible as alleged, and it is a radical departure from Holy Scripture.

    Critics decry their Bible as being written, or mistranslated, by non-Greek speaking pseudo-scholars, totally unqualified to translate the Greek into any language. This criticism is robust and extensive. Here are just a few examples of how they have altered God's word:

    Whereas the great majority of Bibles interpret John 1:1 as "...the Word was God," the New World Translation claims the "Word was a god," thereby denying the deity of Christ. Collosians 1:17 provides that the Word was "before all things" and therefore could not have been created but is eternal, but the New World Translation inserts the word "other" to allow room for the Word's creation and inferiority to God, stating that the Word was "before all [other] things." Throughout the New Testament of the New World Translation, the word "Lord" is changed to "Jehovah" despite the tetragrammaton YHWH not existing in any of the known 5,000 original manuscript texts. The word "in" is changed to "in union with" so that Christ is not actually within the Christian, thereby denying the indwelling. Christ's identifying himself as the I AM and deity is changed to "I have been" at John 8:58.

    The list goes on. The New World Translation Bible's voluminous mistranslations are extensive and profoundly alter the very definition of Christianity. It is the primary tool employed to turn mainstream Christianity upside down and invert 2,000 years of Bible truths. And it is no wonder that respected critics of the New World Translation Bible refer to selected portions of their works as "a shocking mistranslation," "obsolete and incorrect," and "an abysmal ignorance of the basic tenets of Greek grammar." Bible students are cautioned in relying solely on the New World Translation Bible and should seriously consider cross-referencing it with reputable texts. Better yet, discard the New World Translation altogether and get a real Bible. Reliable Christian texts are abundant.


  • andys

    Youtube Video of a bible scholar talking about the NWT:

    Dr Mantey talking about the NWT

  • kurtbethel

    It is not even a translation, which requires translators to perform the translation.

    They have none.

    It is a rendering.

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