Month: October 2016

Jesus Isn’t Michael: Contradictory Watchtower Teachings

jesus-cant-be-both-michael-and-a-perfect-manAlthough the Watchtower claims that Jesus is Michael the Archangel, in reality its claims about Jesus contradict each other. Continue reading

Jesus Isn’t Michael: Five Passages

jesus-is-greater-than-michaelThe Watchtower claims that Jesus Christ is also Michael the Archangel.

There are only five passages of Scripture that mention Michael by name. A sixth passage refers to “the archangel” without calling him Michael.

In the previous post, I covered one of those passages—Revelation 12:7-9. In this post, I will discuss the other five. I recommend that you have the Witnesses look with you one-by-one at each of these Scriptures. Continue reading

Jesus Isn’t Michael: Two Commanders in Revelation

jesus-is-not-michaelA recent Watchtower article entitled “Visions of Those in the Invisible Heavens” (The Watchtower No. 6 2016) contains the following quotation from the Revised New World Translation (2013):

 “War broke out in heaven: Michael [Jesus Christ] and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.”—Revelation 12:7-9.

Notice that by putting “Jesus Christ” in brackets after “Michael,” the Watchtower is asserting without proof that Jesus is the archangel Michael.

Because of this false teaching, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t have a personal relationship with Christ. They don’t think such a thing is desirable or even possible. Opening their minds to the possibility that Jesus is more than what the Watchtower portrays him to be can be a major step in leading them out of that organization to a saving knowledge of the Lord. Continue reading

Connect Jehovah’s Witnesses with Jesus: Who Forgives Sins?

I give eternal lifeIt is important to show Jehovah’s Witnesses their need to come to Jesus to have their sins forgiven. They think their dedication to Jehovah and “his organization” is all they need. Efforts to direct them to Jesus often fail because they think he has a subordinate role. Continue reading