Watchtower Society “Contradicts” the Bible – Where and Why?
God's Word certainly warns anyone who would dare, or be so audacious to deliberately change, twist or distort His Holy Message of Truth by saying:
“5 Every saying of God is refined. He is a shield to those taking refuge in him. 6 Add nothing to his words, that he may not reprove you, and that you may not have to be proved a liar.” -- Proverbs 30:5, 6
progress in our discussion below, we will see just how appropriate such words
spoken of above, are for our day and time, as it affects Jehovah’s Witnesses
Referring specifically to the "operation of error" and it’s horrible effect upon the "Man of Lawlessness," and those who follow him, 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12, in the New World Translation, specifically says:
"So that is why GOD LETS an operation of error GO TO THEM, that they may get to believing the lie, in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness." -- New World Translation
Millions of Jehovah's Witnesses have been taught by the Watchtower Society, the "operation of error" is permitted to go forth from Satan, as Jehovah "lets" this happen to the "Man of Lawlessness." And this particular understanding of prophecy is even suggested in the actual wording of the New World Translation itself, since as shown above, the translation clearly says 'God LETS...LETS an operation of error go to them.'
However if you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses, had you ever considered the possibility it was Jehovah himself who actually SENDS [not "lets go"] this "strong delusion" (English Standard Version) or "powerful delusion" (New International Version), or "operation of error" upon these wicked people, His Own People in fact?
thought surprise you?
Many keen students of scripture have noticed to date, no other bible translation on record so far, other than the New World Translation itself, renders 2 Thessalonians 2:11 in this peculiar manner. In fact upon investigation we find, it is a unique Watchtower rendering, this 'letting go' the operation of error itself. Perhaps, you may have noticed this too in your personal bible study and research. Yes, it seems all other bible translations available to date, all render the expression as saying:
"operation of error" or "powerful delusion" upon the
"Man of Lawlessness" and his wicked followers. Were you aware of
Therefore, if the above bible renderings cited above of this verse (verse 11) is more accurate, more correct, then this would automatically mean, Jehovah himself is taking an ACTIVE ROLE in blinding this nefarious entity, the "man of lawlessness," explicitly for the express purpose of PERMANENTLY BLINDING these people because as it says,
"in order that they ALL MAY BE JUDGED,"
…just as the verse says, "… because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness," no doubt, even refusing it when it was repeatedly offered to them. Think about it! -- 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
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