How to Respond to the Jehovah’s Witness’ Publication “What Does the Bible Really Teach?” — Part Five
Chapter Five The Ransom—God’s Great Gift
by Wilbur Lingle
People need to be aware that the Watchtower Society uses the same Biblical words and expressions in its publications as evangelical Christians do, but with entirely different meanings. Otherwise, people might come to the conclusion after reading this chapter that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are just another branch of Christianity. But this is not the case. The Society couches its true teachings in a very obscure manner on purpose? in order to deceive. You cannot truly understand what is written in this chapter of their book if you take it at face value. You need to understand what this deceitful book is really saying.
As some of you may know, I met a Jehovah’s Witness couple a few weeks ago at the local Memorial meeting in Carlisle.
They are a husband and wife which is good as I hope that they might discuss together anything we speak about that makes them question the WT org.
I met with them last week and we just had a short chat about how they became JWs and why. I told them a little about myself and I agreed that they could come back to go through the Watchtower book “What Does the Bible Really Teach”
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.
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.