By Les Kerr.
Jehovah’s Witnesses want all people to listen to what they have to say about Jesus Christ, whom the apostle Paul describes as “The last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15:45). Before doing this, we will take a close look at what they teach about “The first Adam”. Knowing they will agree with us that this subject is of vital importance, let us imagine a conversation between Thomas (A Jehovah’s Witness) and David (a Christian) …
Thomas: Hello David. Have you seen our book* on creation? It shows the fallacy of thinking that evolution is the means of how God made everything.
The book shows what the Bible says about how everything came into existence. I’m sure you will find it very interesting, and you will see that we can really trust what the book of Genesis says about this very important subject.
David: Thanks, Thomas. I’ve already had a close look at the book, and I have a few questions. I know that Jehovah’s Witnesses firmly reject evolution as an explanation of how all things came about, but there are some teachings from your organisation, expressed in this book which are certainly not in accord with the inerrant Scriptures.
I recently got given a copy of the Jehovah’s Witness book “What Does the Bible Really Teach?”
This is the book that JWs use to “study” with potential new members.
As I looked at it I found that at the rear of the book, there is an appendix that lists a number of different topics (mainly concerning some of the JWs more unique beliefs).
One of these topics asks “Who Is Michael the Archangel?” on page 218.
THE Faithful Slave periodically includes an article on evolution in the The Watchtower or Awake! and consistently claims to have opposed this teaching since the days of Russell.
But is this truly the case?
The Bible clearly states in 1 Corinthians 15:21 that death came into the world because of one man’s (Adam’s) sin and that by the death of another Man (Jesus) came the resurrection of the dead.
The Watchtower Society robustly avoids giving its followers any idea that it believes in evolution, and maintains that it adheres to the Genesis account of creation.