KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:6 ” who, existing in the form of God, didn’t consider equality with God a thing to be GRASPED”
I wish to discuss a few thoughts with our brothers and sisters the JW’S. It is the teaching from the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society that Jesus is a created being and he is not God. I believe there are many JW’S who are prepared to consider the other views as thought in the Bible. The Bible is one book. By this I mean it is not a confused material. I find it very amazing for the JW”s to have their own Bible with their own interpretation of certain scriptures that suit their doctrine.
As a student of the Bible with some knowledge in New Testament Greek I would give the original Greek rendering of John 1:1. (since my key board does not have the Greek alphabets I would translate the Greek rendering in our alphabets. “en arche ein o logos, Kai o logos, ein pros ton theon kai theos ein o logos” In the literal translation as stated in Greek should be “In beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and. God was the word” Let me translate each word as the Greek put it. En means ‘in’. Arche means beginning. Ein means was. O means ‘the’. Logos means Word. Pros means ‘with’. ton theon is a possessive way or the accusative form of the Greek rendering. ‘Theon’ means God. Kai means ‘and’. theos is the normal rendering for God. Ein is was, ‘o’ is the. ‘Logos’ is word.
In the New World Translation of the Bible which is the Bible of the JWs, it is presented as “in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was a God”. You would all see that from the above explanation from the Greek there was no indefinite article ‘a’. Where did it come from? It is put there to justify their teaching that Jesus who is the eternal word of God is a lesser God than the father, who has the same rendering in Greek as what was ascribed to the Son.
Dear brothers and sisters in the JEHOVAH’S Witnesses, this error in translation clearly shows somebody is trying to impose his views and understanding, which is not the truth on you. Just consider John 17:5 “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”. After Jesus had come to the tail end of His ministry, listen to the prayer He said to the Father. If He is not God and one with the father how could He say, glorify me with thine own self. The glory which I had with you. The glory I had with you simply means the same and one glory which we had together. Glory talks about status authority and HONOUR. He had all these one in common with the father. Dear one if you do not acknowledge Jesus as God you are lost. No matter what you do, you have failed to acknowledge Him for who He is. Consider these things and make a decision to follow Him truly and rightly.
Dear heavenly father, thank you for making it clear to me that Jesus is God. I accept Him as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Isaiah 9:6 KJV” For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”.
Romans 9:5 KJV” Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen”.