Do jehovahs witnesses have their own version of the bible. In another of his books, solomon tells his readers that he has used literary tools. Notice that they add the word a before the end of the sentence. Many jehovahs witnesses are publicizing new manuscript evidence they claim supports their preferred rendition of john 1. In this session, we have spoken briefly of 1 the nature of a cult, 2 the origin of jehovahs witnesses and the history of their beginnings, and 3 the major errors of their belief system. The book works through many of the major teachings of the jehovah s witnesses, showing clearly from the bible itself how and why their interpretations are wrong. This is jehovahs witness doctrine, but no passage in the bible presents or. Looking at my extensive collection of jehovahs witness and watchtower bible and tract society books from the 19th to 21st century. The jehovahs witnesses, jesus christ, and the gospel of john. Jehovah s witnesses consider the bible to be scientifically and historically accurate and reliable and interpret much of it literally, while also accepting it contains much symbolism. In addition to the bible books themselves, another good teacher ive had of the bible is god the holy spirit.
Perhaps the author deferred to later in the book those doctrines where explanations are less clearcut. Very truly i tell you, it is for your good that i am going away. Reasoning from the scriptures with the jehovahs witnesses. What does john 316 read in the jehovah witness bible answers. Although it appeared in second century writings, watchtower leaders would have their followers believe that it was added in the fourth century by trinitarians. Patriarchal law governing the custody of persons and property gen. That is why jesus referes to his father as the only true god. How satisfyingly delightful the inspired scriptures are. Jehovah did not send his son to judge adversely, or condemn, the world of mankind, but he sent jesus on a loving mission to save those who showed faith. Jehovah picks jesus, that jehovah send his son to the world and speak the good news about jehovah. Responding to the jehovahs witness attacks on the bible.
The new testament portion was released in 1950, as the new world translation of the christian greek scriptures, with the complete bible released in 1961. Using the new world translation to refute the new world. The disciple will understand the nature and working of a cult. New world translation of the holy scriptures wikipedia. Email answers to questions from a jehovahs witness about their beliefs and doctrines.
Jesus was michael the archangel who became a man, jehovah s first creation was his onlybegotten son and was used by jehovah in creating all other things aid to bible understanding, pp. In the articles below, you can find out where, when, and how the jehovahs witnesses came into being, w hat the jehovahs witnesses teach, how their teachings contradict the bible, and some suggestions on how you can go about sharing the truth in love with jehovahs witnesses. Jehovahs witnesses they believe the holy spirit is an impersonal force that god uses to accomplish his will. God gave his son so that every person that beleives in him would not be lost, but have life forever. Jehovah s witnesses believe death is a state of nonexistence with no consciousness. The new world translation of the holy scriptures nwt is a translation of the bible published by the watch tower bible and tract society. That is one of the bestknown and most widely quoted texts in the entire bible. John also testified that he himself was such a witness of jehovah god. What an amazing fund of true knowledge they provide. The blue letter bible ministry and the blb institute hold to the historical, conservative christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of scripture. They had to do this in order to protect their teaching.
Facts the watchtower society doesnt want you to know 4jehovah. The main false doctrines taught by the jws henceforth used to abbreviate jehovah s witnesses are as follows. The bible uses terms to help mankind understand things that are invisible in the heavens. Jehovahs witnesses use the standard 66book protestant bible, but usually use their own translation thereof they do reference other translations from time to time, but generally use the new world translation. It has been said that no other verse so succinctly summarizes. Jesus had a beginning and could never be coequal with god in power or eternity what does god require of us.
They are indeed the very knowledge of god that has been sought after and. The true light came into the world that people of all kinds might exercise faith in his name. The disciple will understand some elementary things about jehovahs witnesses and how their beliefs differ from biblical christianity. Its fair to say that the nwt is quite, lets say, distinctive in places, and has received a fair amount of criticism. It is the single most well known and pivotal scripture in the entire bible. The new world translation of the holy scriptures is published by jehovahs witnesses. Fully documented with photocopies of statements from rare watchtower publications, this book reveals many facts the watchtower society tries to hide from jehovahs witnesses and investigators of this religion. As of 2010, there are over 7 million active jehovah. Good works have nothing to do with being saved john 3. Jehovah s witnesses base all of their beliefs on the bible, as interpreted by the governing body. Based on the jehovah s witness new world translation, revised 1984 edition. For god so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Jehovahs witnesses expose study resources blue letter bible. Jehovahs witness bible translation examined 4jehovah. Remember that you are not trying to convert jordan to a different belief system or even defending your own. See more ideas about jehovah, jehovahs witnesses and bible. Oct 06, 2011 the witnesses have changed the word lord, to jehovah in all four new testament gospels that repeat isaiah. How to share the gospel with a jehovahs witness dare 2 share.
See more ideas about jehovah, jehovahs witnesses and bible truth. Bible book number 1genesis watchtower online library. Whole bible verses deleted in the new world translation the following whole verses have been removed in the jehovah s witness bible whether in the text or placed in. Jehovahs witnesses believe that in his prehuman existence, jesus was a created spirit being. In addition to the bible books themselves, another good teacher ive had of the bible is. The gospel in the new world translation of jehovahs witnesses. Hidden from jehovah s witnesses video 6 is jesus god in the watchtower greek bible. See the divine plan of the ages unfold before your eyes. Perhaps the most wellknown difference between the jehovah s witnesses doctrinally slanted new world translation of the bible and reliable, scholarly translations such as the nasb, esv, kjv, etc. The books of the bible are listed in order and by chapter so you can find verses quickly. Jun 27, 20 looking at my extensive collection of jehovah s witness and watchtower bible and tract society books from the 19th to 21st century. Nov 26, 2014 in the new world translation bible produced by the watchtower bible and tract society a legal organization in use by jehovahs witnesses, john 1. Some of the strongest evidence of the new world translations bias against the deity of jesus christ can be seen in the surrounding verses of many of the passages noted above where the jehovahs witness bible inserts jehovah instead of lord when referencing attributes of god that are being applied directly to jesus christ.
This expression occurs only twice in the gospel of john. Most people, even non christians, can quote the passage from memory. In the beginning the word was, and the word was with god, and the word was a god. Hades and sheol are understood to refer to the condition of death, termed the common grave. The jehovahs witnesses, jesus christ, and the gospel of. Since the text and audio content provided by blb represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not. The bible jehovahs witnesses primarily use is the new world translation of the holy scriptures. Jehovah s witness leaders and other supporters of modern translations claim that 1 john 5. It is the purpose of this session to acquaint the disciple with a cultish group that has a theistic orientation. I think the various authors of the bible are the best teachers about what other books in the bible have to say.
The new world translation of the holy scriptures the jehovah. If they admitted that john the baptist was speaking about jesus, this would prove that jesus was jehovah, because the word lord in isa. A jehovah s witness is upset at some of our articles that affirm the divine nature of jesus christ. A friendly approach to sharing the truth about god and the bible ebook ron rhodes harvest house publishers 2014 epub. In this single verse the entire purpose of the old and new testament is described in just a few words. This evidencean early translation of the new testamentcomes from the same century as the earliest greek witness to the new testament. Jehovahs witness quick reference guide study resources. The new world translation of the holy scriptures is published by jehovah s witnesses. Nov 15, 20 salvation is by faith in christ on the basis of his death on the cross. Arche is used with different shades of meaning throughout the bible. Jws are a cult, a modern day version of an ancient heresy in the early church. In the jehovahs witness bible called the new world translation, they translate john 1. A son cannot be the same age as his biological father.954 1318 451 1514 1323 799 235 1247 562 912 97 23 1670 556 640 644 1280 1327 1249 967 719 323 1044 1634 1087 1425 194 1056 1037 672 402 264 230 1298 1329 857 613