One of the main things I am trying to wrap my head around after waking up to the nonsense of JW.org is the deity of Christ.
JWs go out of their way to ignore him, it seems to me. They make him out to be an angel or something.
Yet, if one simply reads the scriptures, you get an entirely different picture.
Doing some bible reading this morning I accidentally (long story) read the latter part of 1 John 5 and it's good stuff.
After reading it in the NIV I read it in NWT and it is still pretty amazing even in that abomination of a translation.
13 I write you these things so that you may know that you have life everlasting, you who put your faith in the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence* that we have toward him, that no matter what we ask according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us concerning whatever we are asking, we know that we are to have the things we ask for, since we have asked them of him.
16 If anyone catches sight of his brother committing a sin that does not incur death, he will ask, and God will give life to him, yes, to those not committing sin that incurs death. There is a sin that does incur death.+ It is concerning that sin that I do not tell him to make request. 17 All unrighteousness is sin, and yet there is a sin that does not incur death.
18 We know that everyone who has been born from God does not practice sin, but the one born from God* watches him, and the wicked one cannot take hold of him. 19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. 20 But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us insight so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true, by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting.
It seems to me that it is saying Jesus is the, "true God and life everlasting".
When taken in conjunction with the rest of scripture, I can't see it any other way.