Dealing With Jehovah's Witnesses

Answer to Jehovah's Witnesses The following Scriptures, lifted out of context, are used by Jehovah's Witnesses to support their heresies: John 18:17-18 I Cor 11:3 Matt 26:39 I Cor 15:27 Mark 13:32 John 17:1-3 Matt 20:20-23 I Cor 8:5-6 Matt 12:31-32 I Pet 1:3 John 14:28

Let's take a closer look at those verses now, shall we? JOHN 18:17,18: "Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not. And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals, for it was cold; and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself." Frankly, I fail to see the point here. Where does John 18:17,18 state that the Lord Jesus was NOT God in the flesh? The Jehovah's Witnesses need to explain their point on this one more thoroughly. Unless it's that they're saying that Jesus was merely a man, because that's what the damsel said He was. But indeed He was a man; that's what the Bible teaches--fully man and fully God. "For In him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9). "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 2:5). MATTHEW 26:39: "And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt." Now what's the problem here? The Lord Jesus, knowing full well (as God) what is about to happen-that He, as God, is to become the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8)--prays to God the Father that, if possible, the CUP OF GOD'S WRATH pass from Him. The prayer is answered with a "No." And, in fact, the Lord Jesus immediately afterward accepts that and rejoices in it, for he says in John 18:11, "The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I

He asked. neither the Son. He CHOOSES to forget our sins and iniquities! They are forever gone out of His memory! I believe that it is THIS divine attribute that the Lord Jesus makes use of during His ministry on the earth. "Who touched me?" (Luke 8:45) when the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of His garment and was healed. Look at Hebrews 10:17: God says. in thy kingdom. That's the only way to understand it. and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him. seated at the right hand of God the Father. Ye know not what ye ask. Therefore. But Jesus answered and said." So. MATTHEW 20:20-23 "There came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons. Glory to God. as a man. bear in mind that the parallel passage in Matthew 24:36 doesn't even mention that "the Son" didn't know the day and hour. you need to compare Scripture with Scripture. What wilt thou? She saith unto him. taking the whole thing in its context. He was--and is-omniscient. To take it out of its context and make it prove that the Lord Jesus was not deity is bad hermeneutics. And being found in fashion as a man. we see that the Lord Jesus Christ "humbled himself" and became man. thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation. concerning this verse." But. And he said unto her. God CAN--at will. MARK 13:32: "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man. but the Father. He does now! And finally. and desiring a certain thing of him. and for that reason He truly did not know "the day or the hour. And even God the Father chooses not to know some things. That phrase is left out of Matthew. it looks like the fact that the Son didn't know is NOT the JIST of the message. and He accepted it joyfully (Hebrews 12:2). how do you know He DOESN'T KNOW IT now? I believe He knows everything now--in glory in heaven. and the other on the left. being in the form of God. But. not the angels which are in heaven. "And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. That means. and became obedient unto death. and took upon Himself all the limitations of man. You see. Ye shall drink indeed of .not drink it?" He as God knew perfectly what was about to transpire. You don't need to stick your head in somebody's concordance. man! All you need is the Book. the one on thy right hand. I wish you would remember Philippians 2:6-8: "Who. to say the least. even the death of the cross. and took upon him the form of a servant. And. worshipping him {If He's WORSHIPPED. once again comparing Scripture with Scripture. We are able. He also apparently didn't know the hour of His return--as a man. of course. isn't He DEITY???}. And he saith unto them. no." Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man. there were some things He didn't know. as God. Grant that these my two sons may sit." How about that? God can CHOOSE not to remember something! Aren't there things you wish you could forget? Well. and was made in the likeness of men. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of. he humbled himself.

the Jehovah's Witnesses are separating the Lord Jesus Christ from the Holy Ghost. it's been given to two others. rather than prove." So.my cup. and be baptized of the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand. but is in danger of eternal DAMNATION. but not against the Holy Ghost. found in Mark 3:22-30. All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Something that lasts ETERNALLY." Not eternal ANNIHILATION--eternal DAMNATION." Again." Satan. You don't BELIEVE that? "He that believeth not shall be DAMNED" (Mark 16:16). it shall not be forgiven him.) . Also. They're saying it's forgivable to blaspheme against Jesus. "This fellow doth not cast out devils. who had just said of Him. but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. they are proving that the Holy Ghost IS deity! It is by HIS power--even as the Pharisees admitted--that Jesus performed His supernatural signs and wonders! And here's something ELSE the Watchtower Society missed. Eternal TORMENT. as they would have it. they are blaspheming against the Holy Ghost WITHIN HIM--and THAT'S the sin for which they may have "never forgiveness" (Mark 3:29). that the Lord Jesus Christ is NOT the second Person of the Trinity. the members of the Watchtower Society have enough trouble reading their OWN minds! Now let's take a look at the parallel passage. and on my left. is not mine to give. what's the point here? That the places of honor on the Lord's right hand and left are "prepared of my Father"? Is that it? No real problem here. "And Jesus knew their thoughts" (Matthew 12:25). By their reasoning. He "knew it all!" When is the last time YOU read somebody else's mind? Judging from their perversion of the Scriptures. neither in the world to come. it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost. Another demonstration of His deity! How did the Watchtower Society overlook this? As God the Son. Jesus adds THESE words in Mark 3:29: "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness. we're told.) They can't have it. the passage seems more to prove that the Holy Ghost IS INDEED the third Person of the Trinity. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man. MATTHEW 12:31-32 "Wherefore I say unto you. but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils" (Matthew 12:24). We're told exactly WHAT this horrible." Time and time again the Jehovah's Witnesses take passages out of context. But in their fanaticism to prove that Jesus is NOT deity. He then reasoned with them how it is ridiculous to think He is empowered by "the lord of the flies. Let's look at the CONTEXT of the passage. Looks like their own "proof" sort of backFIRED on them!! (Pun intended. This here is a typical example of their perversion of the Bible. He hath an unclean spirit. And then He explains how serious a sin it is to SPEAK of such a thing. In fact. It's just that what they're asking for HAS ALREADY BEEN TAKEN CARE OF! (See Matthew 17:3-6. unpardonable sin IS in Mark 3:30: "Because they said. neither in this world. Eternal SUFFERING. shall we? Jesus is responding to the Pharisees.

Two things come to mind: (1) They LIE about what it says. where was Jesus at the time He said this in John 14:28? On EARTH--right? So. the Jehovah's Witnesses might LEARN a thing or two! Scripture interprets itself. They added the word "much"! Don't you know what God says will happen to those who add to His words (Revelation 22:18)? (2) By taking it out of context. If ye loved me. hallelujah! Until now I had NO IDEA what they were talking about! And. . Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is LEAST in the kingdom of heaven is GREATER than he" (Matthew 11:11). what we have here is Jesus saying that the Father--who is in HEAVEN--is greater than Jesus--who was on EARTH." out of its context and making it say whatever THEY and all the other JWs want it to say. I go away. he testified about John to His own disciples using these words: "Verily I say unto you. "Art thou he that should come. I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. In fact. because Jesus--who was at the time on EARTH--was going to go to the FATHER--who was in Heaven. HIGHER than He. After Jesus answered them and dismissed them." Is THIS what the Jehovah's Witnesses refer to when they keep saying.JOHN 14:28 "Ye have heard how I said unto you. Where IS God the Father? In Heaven--right? "Our Father which art in HEAVEN. and (2) To show what liars and phony baloneys the Watchtower Society members are. for two reasons: (1) To keep the passage within its context. Do you remember when John's disciples came to Jesus and asked. or do we look for another?" (Matthew 11:3). Hallowed be thy name" (Matthew 6:9). of a GREATER essence or nature than He. "Jesus repeatedly said that Jehovah is MUCH GREATER than He"? If so. once again. and come again unto you. And that the disciples should rejoice. not just the phrase they MISQUOTED. ye would rejoice. As you can see. "My Father is greater than I. because I said. I quoted the WHOLE verse. they show their delight in perverting the Bible by lifting the phrase. Now. It doesn't say the Father is MUCH greater than the Lord Jesus. quite the OPPOSITE is being taught. Just compare Scripture with Scripture. they make it sound as though Jesus is saying the Father is BETTER than He. then. where He was greater than Jesus. If they'd quit wasting their time in lexicons and concordances and start studying the Bible.

you've seen them all. But it's no longer true. But the SAME nature. and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be ONE FLESH? Wherefore they are no more twain. Man and woman are the same NATURE--humanity--just as the Lord Jesus and God the Father are the same NATURE--deity. God the Father has specific attributes and characteristics and functions within His nature--deity. where He shares the eternal GLORY of the Father (John 17:5). I Corinthians 11:3 is a PERFECT picture of the Trinity in action. Jesus DID GO to the Father. Same is true of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. that the man is of a HIGHER NATURE or ESSENCE than the woman." . In fact. And said. but ONE FLESH" (Matthew 19:4-6). where He sits at the right hand of God the Father (Hebrews 10:12). Wanna try again? I CORINTHIANS 15:27 "For he hath put all things under his feet. and of the woman. it is manifest that he is excepted. that the head of every man is Christ. They are ONE nature. and the head of Christ is God. Galatians 3:28: "There is neither Jew nor Greek." that the man is BETTER than the woman. which did put all things under him. As long as Jesus was on earth. there is neither MALE NOR FEMALE: for ye are all ONE in Christ Jesus. A man has specific attributes and characteristics and functions within that humanity. that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female. because the Father was in Heaven-where EVERYTHING is greater--and Jesus was on earth--where EVERYTHING is lesser. Birds of a feather flock together. "And he answered and said unto them. boy! How chauvinistic the Watchtower Society is! The feminists would have a field day ripping them apart! Do they mean that." In fact. But when he saith all things are put under him. Have ye not read. that the man is GREATER than the woman? Whew! Either they're lying or the Bible is. the Jehovah's Witnesses are doing the same thing as the queers! You've seen one Bible-perverter." Oh. then it was true that the Father was POSITIONALLY greater than He. HOMOSEXUALS take verses out of context to "prove" that God condones the awful sin of homosexuality. and how it is ILLUSTRATED by the man-woman relationship. and the head of the woman is the man. They ARE different persons. Man and woman are NOT different natures. there is neither bond nor free. because "the head of the woman is the man. For this cause shall a man leave father and mother.ANYTHING in Heaven is greater than ANYTHING on earth. I CORINTHIANS 11:3 "But I would have you know. And the disciples have PLENTY of cause to rejoice! "He that is LEAST in the kingdom of heaven is GREATER than he!" This twisting of the Holy Bible shows what a POOR scholar the typical Jehovah's Witness is. The same is true of the Lord Jesus Christ.

a wonderful picture of the Trinity is right there in verse 3. but distinct Personages. glorify thy Son. Same is true of God the Father and God the Son. In God's chain of command in the church. of whom are all things. Just as they are all present as one in John's Revelation (Revelation 1:4. If the Lord Jesus were not included in that "one true Godhead. and one Lord Jesus Christ.28.I wonder if the Jehovah's Witnesses don't mean to quote the FOLLOWING verse. He is a different RANK.but ONE. and we by him. and said. the context talks about IDOLS. As thou hast given him power over all flesh. in the midst of the passage they are trying to use to prove that no Trinity exists. all members of one Godhead. Father. and lifted up his eyes to heaven. and we in him. the man does the shepherding. (as there be gods many." then He would be a "phony. You can't use this passage to prove that the Lord Jesus is a "lesser" god.17). then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him. that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.. Paul said it in verse 4: "There is none other God but one. The woman LISTENS and learns with humility. Just as they were in Paul's salutation to the Corinthians (II Corinthians 13:14. but they possess the same nature. and that all other "gods" are phonies. the man makes the major decisions. ALL THREE are to be known by mankind. the Father. that thy Son also may glorify thee. the Lord Jesus Christ is mentioned FIRST in this passage. which means.THREE. and Jesus Christ. And the One in the middle died for me! I CORINTHIANS 8:5-6 "For though there be that are called gods. "the anointed One" (the Holy Ghost)--all there together! Just as they were at the baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:16.5).) But to us there is but one God. whether in heaven or in earth. Just as they are in Heaven bearing record (I John 5:7). the hour is come. by whom are all things.and Jesus-the Son--and Christ. It is not illogical to see God the Son praying to God the Father.." too. we're talking about three distinct members of the Trinity. But they are no more different in nature than are the man and woman." Same thing here as with I Corinthians 11:3--man and woman are different. perhaps to emphasize His co-equal status with God the Father). The man is "head" of the woman. One in Three. He is of a different RANK from the woman. that God may be all in all. whom thou hast sent. and lords many. by the way. Three in One. that they might know thee the only true God. Paul is clearly showing that there is ONE TRUE GOD. And this is life eternal. But they are the same NATURE. Secondly. JOHN 17:1-3 "These words spake Jesus." Again.. God the Father is the "Head" of Christ. the man does the preaching." First of all. But ONE GOD! GET IT. "The only true God"--the Father-.." . which would seem out of its context to be a better proof-text for them than this one: "And when all things shall be subdued unto him. And this difference in RANK--but not NATURE--is illustrated in I Corinthians 15:27.

One in Three. . and BELIEVERS are "born again" spiritually when we accept the Lord Jesus Christ. and peace. the Word. He CANNOT be a lesser God. "This is the second death" (Revelation 20:14). His resurrection. the Jehovah's Witness teaching that Jesus is a lesser god fails miserably here. paid in full by the blood sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son. which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. the Father. "hath begotten us again" ties in perfectly with John 3:7. If I'm not mistaken. "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:15). on Calvary. Oh. "Ye must be born again. which states that everyone is born ONCE on the earth. which is YET ANOTHER wonderful picture of the Trinity in action: "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. I PETER 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you. His death.But I digress. that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he. He HAS TO BE INCLUDED as the ONE TRUE GOD! In fact. So. His burial. be multiplied" (I Peter 1:2). ye shall die in your sins" (John 8:24). the Watchtower Society uses I Peter 1:3 to further its teaching that God begets us once in heaven and once on the earth. the Lord Jesus Christ. But this ignores the teaching of John 3:1-6." This passage is FULL of references to the Trinity! IN CONCLUSION The Bible abounds with this wonderful teaching: "For there are three that bear record in heaven. "I said therefore unto you. you HAVE TO believe in the Trinity in order to be saved.So. I pray you'll receive God's free gift of salvation and forgiveness of sins and eternal life. isn't it interesting that the characteristics attributed to the Father in verse 6 are almost IDENTICAL in wording to the characteristics attributed to the Lord Jesus Christ in the same verse? This is just ONE of many examples in the Scriptures of the Trinity. and the One in the middle died for me! What's more. "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night" (Revelation 14:11)." Three in One. "And as it is appointed unto men once to die. through sanctification of the Spirit. You CANNOT reject His co-equal status with God the Father (whom you call by His Old Testament name of Jehovah) and go to heaven. but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). We've already gone over many others. Funny how they miss the verse before this. You CANNOT reject the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ died for you! And the Holy Ghost wants to seal you unto the day of redemption! Won't you receive Him now? "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh. But we're not told to UNDERSTAND it. . because it IS a mystery. I beg you to believe it now. seen of angels. Believe in HIM now.God loves you. we're told to BELIEVE it. preached unto the Gentiles. justified in the Spirit. received up into glory (I Timothy 3:16). While there's still time. I don't claim to have all the answers. believed on in the world.