There are a whole bunch of Bible verses that the WT interprets in its own way to:
- Suit their agenda.
- To make Bible verses less silly/weird/bizarre
- To make God appear righteous, Kind and Justified.
- To make the Bible appear more practical and applicable for modern times.
Have given a few here. Please share your thoughts as well as add any, you know.
God’s creation days were Eons rather than a literal day. If not a literal day how can a morning and evening be - as the Bible mentions - as if in a literal day?
Snake didn’t talk to eve but Satan did it using the snake
The sun stood still in Joshua’s battle. WT interprets this as the view from a man’s observance from the earth, whereas Jah would have stopped the earth from spinning.
Jepthah never burned his daughter as an Offering, rather left her in the temple to serve Jah, as per WT
When Jesus got resurrected, the Holy saints never got resurrected. This is what an elder told me. The Bible clearly mentions that this happened.
Jesus says repeatedly “Ask anything and it will be given”. WT interprets this as we should only ask anything for Kingdom interests and Jah would do it.
Slavery in the Bible. WT justifies this as a necessity in older times.
Women should not speak in the congregation, as the Bible says. WT bypasses this cleverly by arranging for a conversation with the sisters themselves, in the theocratic Ministry school
Sick can be healed with the elders anointing with oil. WT interprets this as Spiritual sickness.
144K is a literal number whereas the tribes and nations are symbolic, as per WT
144K not defiled by women. Women and defilement
here are symbolic. Otherwise, if taken literally, women would be offended. Even
symbolic, doesn’t this degrade women?