Tag: John 14:28 (page 1 of 2)

Does Jesus’ Subordination Disprove His Deity?

When Jehovah’s Witnesses first started discussing Jesus with me in the 1970s, they asked me to read aloud John 14:28.

In that verse, Jesus said, “You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”

“There, you see,” they told me, “Jesus himself said that the Father is greater than he is, so Jesus admitted he wasn’t equal to God. So why does your church teach that he is?”

At that time, I had no idea how to answer them. Continue reading

Either / Or Thinking

One of the problems that we face in talking with Witnesses about Jesus is that the Watchtower engages in a great deal of Either / Or thinking and rejects Both / And alternatives.

Because of this, Jehovah’s  Witnesses usually don’t realize that there are biblical alternatives to Watchtower teachings. Continue reading

The Jesus Is the God-Man Approach

Key Scripture: “Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed’.” (John 20:28-29)

The objective of The Jesus Is the God-Man Approach is to help Jehovah’s Witnesses see that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Continue reading

The Identity of Jesus Christ

In a nutshell, here are the conflicting views of Christianity and of the Watchtower regarding the identity of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Refuting Watchtower Arguments Against the Deity of Christ

Bible teach Ch 4

Click image to access this “Bible Teach” chapter on the Watchtower’s website

Once you have finished discussing the Watchtower’s claim that Jesus is Michael the Archangel (if the Witnesses agreed to discuss it at this juncture in the study), you will need to decide whether to discuss the book’s other arguments against the deity of Christ made in Chapter 4 and the related appendix. Continue reading

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