Jesus described himself as a 'ransom' (Matthew 20:28) and the following statement summarises the the fairy story which J.W.'s are sold as "truth" -
w96 11/1 p. 9 par. 12 - “As the benefits of Jesus’ ransom sacrifice are progressively applied, the obedient subjects of God’s Kingdom will grow to perfection, becoming totally free from all the bad effects of Adam’s sin.”
“faithful slave” also states this - w85 1/15 p. 16 par.
5 - "The price had to be the equivalent of
what was lost."
The 55 year old wife of a JW is kidnapped. He later receives a call telling him that unless he pays a ransom of $1,000,000, he will never see her again. He pays the ransom – and waits.
Next day there's a knock on door. The kidnappers have sent the man back – not his 55 year old wife – but a beautiful 25 year old girl with an exquisite figure.
Did the man's ransom buy back what was lost?
Accepting the J.W. version of Jesus' ransom poses two serious problems:
1) What Jesus “bought back” was not equivalent to what was lost, because he gained more than what was lost – 144,000 humans will become immortal king/priests in heaven.
None of Adam's descendants were ever going to achieve such a powerful, heavenly status.
2) Adam was immediately physically perfect in Eden. If J.W.'s are going to have to “grow to perfection” in order to “become totally free from all the bad effects of Adam’s sin,” then Christ's sacrifice wasn't payment enough to immediately buy back what was lost – it's going to take 1000 years to do so - according to the org.