In arguing against the deity of Christ, Jehovah’s Witnesses sometimes cite John 1:18: “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (KJV)
The Watchtower’s argument essentially is as follows:
- No man has seen God at any time.
- Men have seen Jesus.
- Therefore, Jesus cannot be God.
Let’s consider how to answer them using some soundbites. Continue reading
Often, no matter how well you define or explain the Trinity, the Witnesses are likely to shake their heads and tell you that what you’re saying is self-contradictory or at least that it makes no sense.
The Watchtower has trained them to believe this.
It claims that Christendom’s teaching that God is a Trinity misrepresents him, making him appear “unfathomable” and “impossible to understand.”
Let’s look at a memorable way to counter this. Continue reading
One day a friend who is a former Jehovah’s Witness asked me to explain the Trinity.
We were going to part in about 10 minutes, and I burst out laughing.
My immediate thought was, “How in the world can anyone explain such a complex concept in so short a time?”
Then I gave it my best shot anyway and did a fairly decent job.
Later I realized that it would be wise for Christians to prepare a soundbite explanation of the basics of the Trinity in order to be able to give Witnesses a solid and memorable framework for further discussions. Continue reading
The Watchtower teaches that only the Father is Jehovah God.
Examined side-by-side, two passages of scripture challenge this theology. Continue reading
Last time, I gave you brief descriptions of what’s in each of the six chapters of Section 2 of my book, Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways.
Now I’d like to give you a preview of Section 3. This section focus on how to get across to Jehovah’s Witnesses the nature of God, specifically the relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Here are short summaries of what each of those chapters includes: Continue reading