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Jehovah’s Witnesses and Armageddon

A quarter of a century ago I filed a copy of the Watchtower magazine (published and distributed by the "Jehovah's Witnesses"). The cover of that particular issue dramatically asked: "Are we nearing Armageddon?" (Watchtower, October 15, 1980). A subsequent feature article by the same name followed (pp. 11ff); it affirmed that Armageddon indeed was near. The misnamed "Jehovah's Witnesses" have ... read more »

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood Transfusions

Most people are aware that for more than half a century the "Jehovah's Witnesses" have vigorously opposed the medical practice of blood transfusions. In a number of well-documented cases, the "Witnesses" have allowed family members die, rather than permitting a transfusion to save their lives. Though the sincerity of these folks can scarcely be questioned, they have a zeal without ... read more »

What About That “a god” Translation in the “Jehovah’s Witness” Bible?

In The New Word Translation of the Holy Scriptures (the edition of the Bible that is translated, published, and used by the "Jehovah's Witnesses"), the Gospel of John begins in this way: "In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god." Why does this version use the expression "a god," when ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... read more »

Does the English Standard Version Support Watchtower Doctrine?

"I have read your review of the new English Standard Version . I am a little bit troubled by the rendering of 2 Peter 3:10, which suggests that the earth and its works will be 'exposed,' rather than 'burned up.' This sounds a little like the Jehovah's Witness position. Can you comment on this?" The ESV translation of 2 Peter ... read more »

Hebrews 1:4 – Better Than the Angels

The "Jehovah's Witnesses" contend that Jesus Christ, prior to His incarnation, was Michael, the arch-angel. This assertion is completely baseless, and the first chapter of the book of Hebrews is a forceful refutation of this notion. Throughout this chapter the inspired writer is arguing that Jesus Christ is superior to angels. Note these points: Christ is better than the angels ... read more »

Does John 17:3 Negate the Deity of Christ?

"If Jesus Christ was 'God,' while he was upon the earth, why did he refer to the Father as 'the only true God' in John 17:3?" This question was submitted by a gentleman who identified himself as a "Jehovah's Witness."It is important to understand that the Watchtower folks repudiate the deity of Christ, alleging that Jesus, as he lived upon ... read more »

Was Christ Originally “Created” by God?

"I have a question that was brought to my attention by some people who came to my door.They said that Revelation 3:14 proves that Jesus was the first one to be created.Can you please explain this chapter and verse to me?" The people who came to your door almost certainly were those who refer to themselves as "Jehovah's Witnesses."They are ... read more »

Is Jesus Jehovah?

"Jehovah's Witnesses" argue vehemently that it is never proper to refer to Jesus Christ by the name "Jehovah." Their literature states: "Jesus is not Jehovah" (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 198). As was pointed out in a previous article (see A Brief Study of The Angel of Jehovah ), however, the designation "Jehovah" simply denotes the self-existence of deity. If it ... read more »

Jesus and Jehovah

"Jehovah's Witnesses" argue vehemently that it is never proper to refer to Jesus Christ by the name "Jehovah." Their literature states: "Jesus is not Jehovah" (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1989, p. 198). As was pointed out in a previous article (see A Brief Study of the Angel of Jehovah ), however, the designation "Jehovah" simply denotes the self-existence of deity. ... read more »