Three Lies That The Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Tell You
Three Lies That The Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Tell You
There are many lies found in the teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but space will not allow me to examine all of them. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the truth from the Word of God, I will examine three very important ones.
Lie #1 – Their Teachings On The Deity Of Jesus Christ
The Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the Deity of Jesus Christ. “… he was a God, [sic] but not the Almighty God, who is Jehovah…” (Let God Be True, p. 33, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Publications, rev. ed. 1952).
From their beginning, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have categorically denied that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh. The Word of God, both Old and New Testaments, testify of the Triune, or three Persons of the Godhead. From the first book of the Bible, where God says “…Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: …”Genesis 1:26, to the last book, there are many verses that speak of the three Persons of the Godhead. These three are; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:1-2, 14. “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9. “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:11.
Lie #2 – That Jesus Christ Was Resurrected A Divine Spirit
The Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. They claim that He was raised a spirit being, or as an “…invisible spirit creature” (The Kingdom of the Cults, p. 59). The Word of God teaches that Jesus Christ arose from the dead in a physical, glorified body. Jesus prophesied His bodily resurrection.
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. But he spake of the temple of his body.” John 2:19, 21.
Jesus spent forty days upon this earth after His resurrection. During this time He was seen by hundreds of people.
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.” I Corinthians 15:3-6.
Not only was He seen by many, but, He ate food with His disciples.
“Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them.” Luke 24:39-43.
Lie #3 – That Hell Does Not Exist
The Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that “…the Bible hell is mankind’s common grave…” (Let God Be True, p. 92). The truth is found in the Word of God. Jesus Christ warns us many times of the place of eternal punishment, torment and destruction.
“And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night…” Revelation 14:11.
In Mark 9:48b, Jesus said, “…fire is not quenched.” In Matthew 5:22, Jesus speaks of “…hell fire.” In Luke 16:23, the Word of God says of the rich man that died and went to Hell “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, …”. Also in verse 24, he said, “…I am tormented in this flame.” In Revelation 20:15, the Word of God says, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
It is very easy to see that the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ doctrine is an accumulation of lies and distortions of the Word of God. They have been false in their teaching since their beginning. Do not be led to believe their lies, but believe the Word of God. The truth is that you do not have to go to Hell, because Jesus paid your sin debt when He shed His Blood for you at Calvary. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
You have a place prepared for you in Heaven, if you will by faith believe and trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:16-17, 36.
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