By James Broughton
IT SEEMS that Jehovah’s Witnesses are developing an identity crisis. In the September 2015 edition of the Watchtower, the question was asked ‘Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses?’ Not content with that article, the February 2016 Awake! asks the following:
You see us in our public ministry. You may have read about us in news reports or heard things about us from others. But how much do you really know about Jehovah’s Witnesses?
It then proceeds to give a carefully selected check-list of eight true or false topics under the guise of testing your knowledge, the answers being revealed on the following pages.
What an insult it is when groups like the Watchtower Society demote Jesus from His status as eternal creator (John 1:3) to a being belonging to time “the first creature”.
If this were not bad enough the Watchtower Society also teaches that Jesus had to be Born Again (regenerated) and that He became God’s spiritual son at His baptism by John the Baptist (See Greatest Man book – story 12 and Reasoning Book p76)
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 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.