I am fully aware that Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah and Jesus are separate beings.

However their translation of John 1:1 says that "the word (logos) was a god.

Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow that Jesus is indeed rightly called divine though not equal to Almighty God?

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    This likely depends on your, and JW's definition of "divine." "Divine" can mean anything from "relating to God" to "sharing a nature with God." What do you mean?
    – Flimzy
    Apr 10, 2017 at 2:35

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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is divine, however many people have different ideas about what it means to be divine. As you've noted, JWs don't believe that Jesus is God, so what do they mean when they say that Jesus is divine?

From the context of scriptures which use the term, Jehovah's Witnesses interpret "divine" to mean:

"That which belongs to God or pertains to him, that which is godlike or heavenly."

Therefore it is a quality of things which relate in some way to God or gods. In Greek, words which convey the idea of divinity even stem from the word "theos" meaning "god."

[Colossians 2:9][2] is very clear about Jesus being divine/having divinity:

"because it is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily."

And this makes sense, because Jesus is described as a god in several places, such as [John 1:18][3], and also because Jesus is from God, in that he is God's son and was sent by God ([Galatians 4:4][4]).

Here are some more examples of things which are divine:

  • God himself - [Acts 17:29][5]
  • Followers of Christ - [2 Peter 1:4][6]
  • God's favor and power - [Acts 6:8][

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