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Although you specifically ask about the designation ‘First and Last’, there is a clear biblical link to that and the oft-concurrent designation ‘Alpha and Omega’, which is abundantly clear in the book of Revelation, and in JW literature. See https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/alpha-omega/ Who or What Is “the Alpha and the Omega”? “The Alpha ...


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Answer Summary: I'm not certain this speaks for Jehovah's Witnesses as a whole, but the method of interpreting these references to being "first and last" by some adherents seems to involve considering the phrase to have different meanings based on the context. Explanation: A summary of this hermeneutical method is given by this blog: The answer is, of ...


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Jesus is not a created god anymore than the men who were called gods in psalm 82:6 by Jehovah were created gods. The context of Isaiah 43:10 is important in understanding what is being said by God here. The following is a summary of what Albert Barns says on the subject. In the previous chapter he had severely rebuked the Jews, as being deaf, and blind, ...


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You have unintentionally, I suggest, created a straw man argument by overlooking the usage of the word before, as found in the passage you cite from Isaiah 43. Jehovahs Witnesses do not believe Jesus was a god who was created before Jehovah existed. They believe Jesus was created after Jehovah God already existed. In other words, Jesus Christ was the first ...


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The name Im·manʹu·el means "With Us Is God", and Jehovahs Witneses (JWs) believe that is the translation of that name it-1 pp. 1187-1189. Not necessarily everyone with that name is a god, but we also consider the meaning of the name to be true in the case of Jesus. Jesus is a God, but we do not consider him to be equal or the same as Jehovah or ...


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The vision was understood by Peter in a specified way as listed in Acts 10:27-29 As Peter talked with him, he went inside and found many people gathered together. He said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with a foreigner or visit him. But God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean. So when I was ...


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The Law of Moses can be understood as forming the Moral Law and the Ceremonial Law. Both aspects of the Law died when we came to faith in Christ. The Moral Law died in its condemning power, because those who are in union with Christ by faith died with him, and the law no longer has any power over a person who is already dead. So, though the Moral Law ...


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Actually, the answer is not related at all to the question of whether they were good or bad. But first, we need to back up and clarify. Most of the denominations that have a special day for the Magi, are High Church or Liturgical denominations, which are much more formal like the Catholic church, and they have a clear distinction between clergy/pastors and ...


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Magi Kings: Good or bad? We have all heard about the three Magi King! But in reality are they in fact kings, magicians, astrologers, astronomers or something else? The reason some denominations may or may not liturgically celebrate their memory, will vary according to their specific way of holding church services. Some denominations are more liturgically ...


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