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  • BluesBrother

    Yes , they bear witness to Jesus in that they recognise his place as the ‘son of God’ , he is the one charged with the removal of this system, and I have seen him called the ‘foremost Jehovah’s Witness. But that is a long way from the way that mainstream Christians view him .

    I have long said that they ought to give him greater respect in their worship...

    I thought last week’s study article was a tad disrespectful to Jesus, being entitled “ Support Our Overseer Jesus “ ... Overseer? That is a word to describe one of the local “brothers “ , not the mighty king of the Kingdom...

  • punkofnice
    Jan - The Churches of Christendom preach the Trinity so equating Jesus with Jehovah.

    I wouldn't disagree. It seems the Jobots have their own version of what the Trinity is and claim that their version is what 'christendom(tm) teaches.

    It's just another strawman or whatever you call them that the Jobot HQ has invented to keep the 'happiest people on Earth(tm) giving their money for TOMO's alcoholism and possible child porn addiction.

  • Rattigan350

    Jehovah's Witnesses have always been witnesses or preachers of Jesus. That is what Matt 24:14 is about.

    This good news of the king will be preached...

    That king is Jesus.

  • jhine

    Rattigan , I'm not sure how JWs preach Jesus . I rarely hear Witnesses mention Him . It's Jehovah this and Jehovah that .

    Punk I'm sure that you know that the Orgs version of the Trinity is nothing like Christendom's Trinity.

    We don't believe that Jesus was Michael so a huge difference. If a Witness could actually explain where that comes from l would be interested to find out .


  • BoogerMan

    The name "Jehovah" doesn't appear to be promoted very much (if at all!) as JW's are led to believe.

    Isaiah 62:2 - "... be called by a new name, [Christians] which the very mouth of Jehovah will designate."

    Acts 11:26 - "the disciples were by divine providence called Christians."

    Matthew 10:18 - ".....for my sake, for a witness to them and the nations.

    Mark 13:9 - "......before governors and kings for my sake, for a witness to them."

    Luke 24: 47,48 - "....and on the basis of his [Jesus'] name....You are to be witnesses....."

    John 1:15 - "John bore witness about him..." [JESUS]

    John 5:37 - "the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me."

    John 8:18 - "the Father who sent me bears witness about me."

    John 15:26,27 - "the spirit will bear witness about me; and YOU in turn, are to bear witness."

    Acts 1:8 - "You will be witnesses of me...."

    Acts 4:17,18 - ...upon the basis of this (Jesus') name .... upon the basis of the name of Jesus.

    Acts 10:39 - "And we are witnesses of all the things he [Jesus] did..."

    Acts 10:43 - "To him [Jesus] all the prophets bear witness....."

    Acts 13:31 - "who are now his (Jesus') witnesses to the people.

    Acts 22:15 - "because you are to be a witness for him [Jesus] to all men......"

    Acts 22:20 - "......the blood of Stephen your [Jesus'] witness was being spilled..."

    Acts 23:11 - "..... a thorough witness on the things about me in Jerusalem..."

    Acts 26:16 -"I [Jesus]..choose you as an attendant and a witness..respecting me"

    Romans 8:16 - "The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit..."

    1 Corinthians 1:6 - "even as the witness about the Christ..........."

    1 Timothy. 2:6 - "......what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times."

    2 Timothy 1:8 - "............of the witness about our Lord.. [Christ]"

    1 John 5:9 - "the witness God gives...the fact that he has borne witness concerning his Son."

    Revelation 1:9 - "....for speaking about God and bearing witness to Jesus."

    Revelation 12:17 - ".......and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus."

    Revelation 17:6 - "........and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus."

    Revelation 19:10 -".....the work of witnessing to Jesus.... bearing witness to Jesus."

    Revelation 20:4 - "............ for the witness they bore to Jesus."

    1 Corinthians 1:2 - "....with all who....are calling upon the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ...."

    1 Peter 4:14,16 - "If YOU are being reproached for the name of Christ, YOU are happy.... But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel shame......but let him keep on glorifying God in this [Jesus'] name."

    John 3:18 - "....he has not exercised faith in the name of the only-begotten Son of God"

    Acts 2:38 - " baptized in the name of Jesus Christ...."

    Acts 3:6 - "In the name of Jesus Christ the Naz·a·rene´, walk!"

    Acts 4:10 - " the name of Jesus Christ the Naz·a·rene......"

    Acts 8:16 - ".......been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus."

    Acts 9:27 - ".....and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the name of Jesus."

    Acts 10:48 - "With that he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ."

    Acts 16:18 - "“I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.”

    Acts 19:5 - "On hearing this, they got baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus."

    For whose name were Christians to witness? (see 29 scriptures above)

    For whose name would Christians be hated? (Matt. 10:22)

    By whose name were people healed? (Acts 3:6; Acts 4:10)

    By whose name were demons expelled? (Luke 10:17; Acts 16:18)

    By whose name would people receive Holy Spirit? (John 14:26)

    In whose name would people pray to God? (John 15:16)

    By whose name would people be named? (Isa. 62:2; Acts 11:26)

    By whose name would people be reconciled to God? (Rom. 5:10; 2 Cor. 5:18)

    By whose name would people be forgiven their sins? (Matt. 26:28; Acts 2:38; Eph. 1:7)

    In whose name would people be judged? (John 5:27)

    By whose name would people be resurrected (John 5:28)

    In whose name would people be baptized? (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5, 22:16)

    In whose name were people to put faith? (John 2:23)

    In whose name was Saul/Paul commissioned to preach? (Acts 9:14-16)

    For whose name would Christians be reproached? (1 Peter 4:14)

    In whose name were Christians to gather together? (Matt. 18:20)

    For whose name would Christians make sacrifices? (Matt. 19:29)

    For whose name would Christians be persecuted and killed? (Luke 21:12,16,17)

    In whose name will every knee in heaven and on earth bend? (Philippians 2:10)

    In whose name would people be declared righteous? (1 Cor. 6:11)

    By means of whose name would Christians offer a sacrifice of praise? (Hebrews 13:15)

    According to the Bible, Christ's name was to be the focus for Christians, not “Jehovah.”

    It is curious as well as noteworthy, that the the name 'Jehovah's Witnesses' was changed by the WTBTS when setting up a subsidiary organization in Europe in 2001. The new designation was "The European Association of Jehovah's Christian Witnesses".

    The EAJCW is registered as an NGO with the OSCE - a European political/military organization which is subject to the U.N. - in order to attend and participate/lobby in its seminars.

  • Vanderhoven7

    Excellent compilation Boogerman...thank you.

    Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.... Acts 16:31

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Great!! The "New testament" old manuscripts never mentioned Jehovah at all except the N.W.T bible. So worshipping Jesus makes sense.

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    It is true that the Bible says that Christians are to be witness of Jesus and that Jesus is the savior. It is also true that the Bible says YHWH God's worshipers are witnesses of YWHW and that there is no savior besides YHWH. Consider Isaiah 43:10-11.

    Verse 11 (in the 1995 NASB Updated) says 'I, even I am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.'

    Isaiah 44:8 (NASB Updated) says the following.' "Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me. Who is like Me? Let him proclaim it to Me in order ... And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.' " ' [The italics on the word "other" is that the NASB Updated, indicating that the word is not in the Hebrew text (that there is no Hebrew word with the meaning of "other" in that verse in the Hebrew text). That usage is like how the 1984 NWT inclusion of the word "other" in brackets in Colossians chapter 1.]

    The Life Application Study Bible, New American Standard Bible--Updated Edition has the following interesting commentary on Isaiah 43:10-11.

    "Israel's task was to be a witness (44:8), telling the world who God is and what he has done. Believers today share the responsibility of being God's witnesses. Do people know what God is like through your words and example? They cannot see God directly, but they can see him reflected in you." Notice that the commentary on that verse didn't say Christ's witnesses or witnesses of Jesus [though I admit that the commentary in other passages teaches the trinity doctrine].

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