Category: Bible Interpretation (page 1 of 14)

Is It Wrong to Pray to Jesus?

Because the Watchtower teaches that Jesus isn’t God, it also teaches that we must not pray to him, but only to the Father through Jesus. Continue reading

Is It Wrong to Worship Jesus?

On page 148 of its book What Does the Bible Really Teach?, the Watchtower succinctly states its position regarding worship: “Jesus declared: ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’ (Matthew 4:10) Thus, God’s servants’ worship no one other than Jehovah.”

Because the Watchtower believes only the Father is Jehovah and that Jesus is a lesser, created being, it is adamant that we must not worship Jesus. Continue reading

Who Is the Alpha and the Omega?

When you are talking with Jehovah’s Witnesses about the identity of Jesus, ask one of them to read aloud Revelation 22:12-13.

Let them use their Watchtower translation. Continue reading

Who Was Pierced?

In Zechariah 12:10, Jehovah gives the following prophecy: “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.” (emphasis added)

So Jehovah is the one who will be pierced.

Yet in the New Testament, it is Jesus who was pierced at the time of his execution. Continue reading

Is Jesus the I AM?

John 8:56-59 reports the following conversation between Jesus and a group of Jews: “56 ‘Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.’ 57 So the Jews said to him, ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’ 58 Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.’ 59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.” (ESV)

The vast majority of Bible translations agree that John 8:58 should be rendered substantially like this: “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am. [Greek: ego eimi]’”

In contrast, the Watchtower Bible renders that verse: “Jesus said to them: ‘Most truly I say to you, before Abraham came into existence, I have been.’” Continue reading

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