The Watchtower magazine of January 15, 1992 printed a four page article aimed solely at stripping Jesus of His divinity.
In the last issue of Concern Tom and Ella McCrea continued their examination of this article and asked what Scriptural proof, if any, the Watch Tower Society, presented to its readers to back up its claims.
We print the final part of their findings below.
ONE last point from the Watchtower 15/1/92 page 23 must be considered. It is the verse JWs are very fond of quoting, John 20:31. Do they really believe this verse?
Do they believe Jesus is the Christ?
If they do they will be claiming the new birth 1 John 5:1. They will be openly acknowledging the Son and in so doing have the Father also 1 John 2:23.
But you will find the ordinary JW is always proclaiming Jehovah (the Father) and does not claim to be born of God.
Do they believe Jesus is the Son of God?
If they do, they will be testifying and confessing this. Acts 1:8 They will also be indwelt by the Holy Spirit, 1 John 4:13-15.
They will also be overcomers, born of God, who will be in the heavenly paradise of God. 1 John 5:4, 5. Revelation 2:7. The ordinary JW will claim none of these things.
Do they believe they have life by means of Jesus’ name?
The NWT reads in 1 John 5:9-13 as follows:-
“If we receive the witness men give, the witness God gives is greater, because this is the witness concerning his Son. The [person] not having faith in God has made him a liar because he has not put his faith in the witness given which God as witness has given concerning his Son. And this is the witness given that God gave us everlasting life and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has this life. He that does not have the Son of God does not have this life. I write you these things that you may know you have life everlasting. You who put your faith in the name of the Son of god.”
We must ask every Jehovah’s Witness where he or she personally stands on these important issues.
For further help please contact:
Tom & Ella McCrea
35 Church Crescent,