|WHEN a Jehovah’s Witness speaks of the resurrection, you would at first be forgiven in thinking that they went along with the teaching of mainstream Christianity; i.e. that Jesus’ body was physically raised from the dead. |
Indeed, when it comes to the subject of the resurrection it says;
You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, page 169
|But, does this mean Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in a physical resurrection?|
No. Instead they believe that Jesus’ body was not raised from the dead, and say in the same publication;
Yet is this truly a resurrection?
The Watch Tower Society teaches that Jesus’ earthly body was disposed of by God’s power, while Jesus was raised as a “spirit person” and “materialised” in different bodies, to His disciples, shortly after His death.
It is clear, then, that the Watch Tower Society does not teach the resurrection of Jesus but instead teaches His annihilation, and this brand new spirit creature, who did not die for us, took His place. This spirit creature is the Jesus of the Watch Tower, but not the Jesus of the Bible!