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As one who formerly (in ignorance) used to promote the same argument (not being a Jehovah's Witness, but somewhat associated with the Arian theology), the argument is not that the Greek text was corrupted, but rather, that the comma in the English translation should be placed after "today" rather than before it. They are able to make this argument because ...


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I think the Jehovahs Witnesses make the matter pretty clear on their website. TL;DR - Jehovah used to appear to the ancient prophets as "God Almighty", Jesus Christ never identified as "God Almighty". Does God Have a Name? The Bible’s answer Humans all have personal names. Wouldn’t it be reasonable for God to have a name? Having and using ...


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What does the reference mean? The Witnesses use a rather odd and somewhat cryptic set of abbreviations for their publications. g94 11/8 10 is Awake! magazine, 8th of November, 1994, p. 10. jv 134 is Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom (pub. 1993), p. 134. Many books also have another, less cryptic abbreviation. For example, jv is often ...


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Your questions 1 to 5 are all about praying with people of other faiths. Jehovah’s Witnesses would not distinguish between Mormons, Catholics, Jews, or Muslims here: all are equally “other faiths”. As such, these all collapse to one question*: Do Jehovah’s Witnesses pray with non-Witnesses? The answer is No, they don’t. Praying with members of other ...


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The first thing to understand is the JW believe there are multiple Gods. Jesus is A God, but not The God. This verse is actually used to separate Jesus Christ from Jehovah. Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus Mighty God. Exodus 6:3 Declares Jehovah as God Almighty. Each distinct and separate titles. Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, ...


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The Jehovahs Witness teaching of the symbol of the cross was changed about the 1930's by Joseph Rutherford. Prior to this they accepted the cross that is widely accepted in Christendom today. So the magazine would still have a cross on it as it's publication was prior to this time Facts about Jehovahs Witnesses As far as the symbolism on the magazine is ...


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Confusion as to the intended meaning of John 1:1 arises because the Koine Greek in which the Gospel was written did not have an indefinite article (a, an) and translators have to decide whether to insert one in English versions of the Bible. One factor in making that decision is the Trinitarian theology, that sees Jesus as one person in God, therefore making ...


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I made some research on their site : wol.jw.org. Based on this verse, here is an article from their 03/15/2010 Watchtower, titled "Baptized in the Name of Whom and What?". The part under "In the Name of the Holy Spirit" should interest you. Here is the most relevant part : What does it mean to be baptized in the name of the holy spirit? As noted ...


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Both Jehovah's Witnesses and LDS have different meaning of God and Christ, so their understanding the the very nature of God differs from the rest of the christians and from each other. Jesus in Jehovah's Witnesses views is created by God. Whereas in LDS, Jesus is born and is first of many sons. Not to mention that Jehovah for LDS cosmology is Jesus. See ...


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Actually, the idea that Jesus is Michael could be traced way further into the past than the 16th century, all the way to the 2nd century, only that instead of Jesus being equal to Michael, he is equated to Gabriel in the Epistula Apostolorum, an early apocryphal work that is part of the Ethiopian canon: 14 For ye know that the angel Gabriel brought the ...


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Yes The History Channel mentioned 9 dates for the end of the world.... Needless to say, all of them failed which makes the Watchtower Society the biggest false prophet in the history of mankind. I have 44 pages of quotes of false prophesies by the Watchtower. As a former Witness I can confirm they are all ligit. Feel free to write me for that PDF at. ...


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I can provide a excerpt from the first dead link that may be of help: "Montgomery argues that in its approach to language, the natural sciences manifest a monological discursive strategy.[18] The so-called human sciences reflect a dialogical approach to language, since they necessarily converse with other discourses. But the natural sciences pursue a ...


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Biblical basis that Michael is another name for Jesus are numerous. The belief that one of Jesus' many names is Michael by itself does not mean the rejection of Jesus' divinity or the Trinity. Michael is referred to as "the great prince" (Dan 12:1), Gabriel told Daniel "except Michael your prince" (Dan 10:21). Angels are rarely referred to as princes, ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses' pacifism is not predicated on their beliefs about government. In other words, human violence of all kinds, whether government sponsored or not, are evil. Jehovah's Witness believe literally However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44 and Do not avenge ...


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Pretty simply, actually. His pre-existence (yesterday) is explained as a special case: Unlike any other human, Jesus lived in heaven as a spirit person before he was born on earth. (John 8:23) He was God’s first creation, and he helped in the creation of all other things. He is the only one created directly by Jehovah and is therefore appropriately ...


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Jehova created dinosaurs for the purpose of clearing forests for humans to plant crops and removed them when that task was done. I can find no evidence this is has ever been official teaching of the Watchtower Society. It teaches a naive Young Earth philosophy, but does not claim that God created dinosaurs for the purpose of clearing forests for humans to ...


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In addition to the answer of H3br3wHamm3r81, I found something interesting searching in their Watchtower Online Library : http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989252#h=5:0-20:331 It's a portion of their book 'Reasoning', about Paradise, commentating the verse of Luke 23:43. Here is the interesting part of this article : When will the evildoer be in ...


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This appears to be one of their answers..."Out of zeal and enthusiasm for the vindication of Jehovah's name, Word and purposes, and the desire for the new system, some of his servants have at times been premature in their expectations." Watchtower 1979 Jul 1 p.29 How Jehovah Guides His People


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I respectfully say, Strictly speaking, there is no biblical basis for holding this assumption as fact. In this answer: A Scriptural Answer - The Formula [How we interpret the bible through comparisons] The Little Flock, Distinct from the Great Flock A Hidden Pearl [144,000] in the Parable of the Faithful and Discreet Slave Significance of the Money ...


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There are multiple supporting reasons Jehovah's Witnesses believe the Spirit is a force, rather than a person. Some are circumstantial in nature; others are more direct. Definition This is a natural meaning of "spirit". Is the spirit of happiness a thinking entity? No. It's "the activating or essential principle influencing a person" (Merriam-Webster). ...


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Both. The article Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Go to War? on JW.org addresses this well. On the one hand, they are "neutral" toward governments: Jesus’ disciples obey his command to be “no part of the world” by remaining strictly neutral in political matters. (John 17:16) They do not protest against military actions or interfere with those who choose ...


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If I understand you correctly, you are actually already married, but would like a Witness marriage ceremony to acknowledge that. The fact is that Witnesses recognise civil marriages as valid. If you married before returning to the faith, then you are married in their eyes. In fact, such marriages are also perfectly acceptable for those within the faith. My ...


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What specific scholarship is there behind the New World Translation? This is a link to a more detailed and critical assessment of the scholarship of the NWT translation by M. Kurt Goedelman http://ittsy.com/focusonthefaulty/Pages/jehovahs.html One interesting aspect is that one of the translators was on trial in Scotland and asked to demonstrate his skill ...


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The First-century Christian, Justin Martyr is frequently quoted in the Watchtower Society books and is considered by them to be a reliable source of information about Christ. However, in his book "Dialogue With Trypho" Justin Martyr describes the crusifiction in CHAPTER XCI -- THE CROSS WAS FORETOLD IN THE BLESSINGS OF JOSEPH, AND IN THE SERPENT THAT WAS ...



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