Do Christians sin by making copies of the cross as Watchtower teaches?


Christians buy and make crosses. Some are used as jewelry. Some are on church steeples. Many are in forms of art or decor.

Christians, who would be condemned for worshiping Christ by Jehovah’s Witnesses, are severely criticized and even called idolaters for the making and buying copies of the cross of Christ.


Because of the teachings of Watchtower, their failed prophecies, their adding to scripture and ignoring of scripture, I never believe something because they teach it. I do check in the Bible. I must say, however, that this accusation did concern me. Could they be right? The first commandment clearly says:

Exodus 20:“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Now, I do not know of anyone who worships or bows down to a copy or replica of Christ cross, however, could we be wrong to make it in the first place. This has bothered me for some time and became a matter or prayer.


The answer came from the book of Joshua. I’ve heard the story many times, but this time, I heard something I had not noticed before. After the Israelites entered the promised land, a problem arose. All Israel were ready to go to war with their brothers over an action by certain tribes. It seems that the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh built an imposing altar, a replica of the true altar found in the tabernacle.  They built it by the Jordan River on their side. Israel was extremely upset over this. Israel believed this was a turning away from the LORD, YHWH. We see this in verse 16 when they ask the question:

How could you turn away from the LORD and build yourselves an altar in rebellion against him now?

The Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh had an answer. Here is what they said:

Joshua 22:22 “The Mighty One, God, the Lord! The Mighty One, God, the Lord! He knows; and let Israel itself know! If it was in rebellion or in breach of faith against the LORD, do not spare us today 23 for building an altar to turn away from following the LORD. Or if we did so to offer burnt offerings or grain offerings or peace offerings on it, may the LORD Himself take vengeance. 24 No, but we did it from fear that in time to come your children might say to our children, ‘What have you to do with the LORD, the God of Israel? 25 For the LORD has made the Jordan a boundary between us and you, you people of Reuben and people of Gad. You have no portion in the LORD.’ So your children might make our children cease to worship the LORD. 26 Therefore we said, ‘Let us now build an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice, 27 but to be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we do perform the service of the LORD in his presence with our burnt offerings and sacrifices and peace offerings, so your children will not say to our children in time to come, “You have no portion in the LORD.”’ 28 And we thought, ‘If this should be said to us or to our descendants in time to come, we should say, “Behold, the copy of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifice, but to be a witness between us and you.”’ 

As I read this, I saw a similarity with the cross. It isn’t a cross on which we want to hang another Christ. It isn’t something to which we bow and pray. It is a witness that when our unsaved or even saved friends see it, they will know that we worship the King of kings and Lord of lords who died at Calvary and raised on the third day to reclaim the glory that He had with the Father in the beginning and to be our propitiation for sin.

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God…Romans 3:24-25


Christians should see the cross and think of the atonement. The cross should cause us to remember that Christ suffered, bled, and died on a cross so that we might go free.

CARM lists the many things Christ did for us on that cross.

If someone asks why we have a cross in our possession, we need to be ready to give an answer:

Matthew 26:2, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.”

John 3:14–15, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.”

Paul said
Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

Galatians 6:14, “But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”


Joshua 22:30 When Phinehas the priest and the chiefs of the congregation, the heads of the families of Israel who were with him, heard the words that the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the people of Manasseh spoke, it was good in their eyes. 31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the people of Manasseh, “Today we know that the LORD is in our midst, because you have not committed this breach of faith against the Lord. Now you have delivered the people of Israel from the hand of the Lord.”

32 Then Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the chiefs, returned from the people of Reuben and the people of Gad in the land of Gilead to the land of Canaan, to the people of Israel, and brought back word to them. 33 And the report was good in the eyes of the people of Israel. And the people of Israel blessed God and spoke no more of making war against them to destroy the land where the people of Reuben and the people of Gad were settled. 34 The people of Reuben and the people of Gad called the altar Witness, “For,” they said, “it is a witness between us that the LORD is God.”

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Only By Revelation

Having joined a group called Jehovah’s Witnesses and Biblical Discussion Group on Facebook, I have become more convinced than ever that knowledge of the personhood of the Lord Jesus Christ comes only through revelation.

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While the entire Bible is written to reveal Christ and the plan of salvation, one book in particular is fully dedicated to this subject:


This should be no surprise because we are clearly told:

“All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and [the one] to whom the Son wills to reveal [Him]. Luke 10:22 & Matthew 11:27

We see this expressed when Christ ask his disciples about their understanding of His identity, or ” Who do men sat that I am?” Peter’s response and Jesus reply was:

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?14  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Galatians 1:15-17 does teach that if we have Christ living within us, our lives can serve to allow Him to be revealed. Paul wrote:

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called [me] through His grace to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those [who were] apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

Even so, the knowledge of Christ came through revelation. Arguing or even continuing to show people the verses in the Bible that teach Christ will not change a person’s mind unless the Spirit of Truth reveals to them the Person of Christ. I suppose our job is to pray for others as Paul did:

16…making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints…

Only the through revelation will we know Father, Son and Holy Spirit as The God who is all in all. 

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Unequally Yoked – What does this mean?

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Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership can righteousness have with wickedness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

While driving home from a long trip I listened to Lee and Leslie Strobel give their testimony. When the two married, neither were Christians, however Leslie became a Christian soon after they married. In the broadcast they tell  what happened as a result of their suddenly becoming unequally yoked.


Lee’s description of unequally yoked really caught my attention. Lee described how the term applies to farmers who use a yoke to connect two farm animals in order to plow a field. This isn’t done much anymore, so many people do not realize the serious consequences of being unequally yoked. If both animals are the same species and have the same purpose they will do fine. If, however, one is a horse and the other an oxen (just one example), they are not the same in any way. The yoke will pinch and torment both animals. They struggle against the yoke and the field is not plowed, the animals are not happy, and most of the time the farmer will have to un-yoke them, because a farmer cannot change a horse or mule into an ox. Thankfully, our heavenly Father can make new creatures in Christ!


Leslie and Lee were equal when married. Both were lost. Neither had a personal relationship with the Lord. Eventually, God, in His great love and mercy saved both. So know that if this has happened to you, there is hope. God knows all about us. He knew before you married and He is able to save both. Listening to the tape might prove very helpful to you.



We are warned not to marry if we are unequally yoked. Does this mean if a born again Christian willfully disobeys and marries a lost person, God will not save the lost partner? There is always hope in the Lord and Christ is still our hope for all marriages. These verses are encouraging.

To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. **A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? (1 Corinthians 7:12-16)

Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. (1 Peter 3:1-6)

However, let each man of you [without exception] love his wife as [being in a sense] his very own self; and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly]. (Ephesians 5:33 AMP)

1 Co 7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

1 Co 7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.


Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership can righteousness have with wickedness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14

It is my belief that this verse applies to Christian believers and not religious people. Christianity, alone, consist of those who place their lives in the work of Christ Jesus the Lord by faith and as believers depend upon His completed work at Calvary to make atonement for sin and His resurrection to insure the future resurrection of all who believe in Him.

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Hillsdale College defines “A More American Conservatism”

The President of Hillsdale College recently wrote an interesting report on Conservatism. If you are a student who believes mostly negative ideas about Conservatism, I recommend the article. If you are an educator, a parent who supplements your child’s political and social studies or a home-school teacher, this should prove helpful to you. Perhaps you are wondering what Dr. Arnn means my the title, ‘A More American Conservatism.” Here is an excerpt:

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                                                      Dr. Larry Arnn

What is conservatism? It is a derivative term: it refers to something outside itself. We cannot conserve the present or the future, and the past being full of contradiction, we cannot conserve it entire. In the past one finds heroism and villainy; justice and injustice; freedom and slavery. Things in the past are like things in the present: they must be judged. Conservative people know this if they have any sense.

What then makes them conservative? It is the additional knowledge that things that have had a good reputation for a long time are more trustworthy than new things. This is especially true of original things. The very term principle refers to something that comes first; to change the principle of a thing is to change it into something else. Without the principle, the thing is lost.

If American conservatism means anything, then, it means the things found at the beginning of America, when it became a nation. The classics teach us that forming political bonds is natural to people, written in their nature, stemming from the divine gift they have of speech and reason. This means in turn that the Declaration of Independence, where the final causes of our nation are stated, and the Constitution of the United States, where the form of government is established, are the original things. These documents were written by people who were friends and who understood the documents to pursue the same ends. Taken together they are the longest surviving things of their kind, and under their domain our country spread across a continent and became the strongest nation on earth, the bastion of freedom. These documents do not appeal to all conservatives, but I argue that they should, both for their age and for their worthiness.

It follows then that if Donald Trump helps to conserve these things, he is a conservative in the sense that matters most to the republic of the Americans. 

The entire report is found at IMPRIMIS – A More American Conservatism.

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The Holy Trinity – Scriptures that should not be ignored.

1 Timothy 3:16 – And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

1) The Jews understood that Jesus claimed to be God.

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple.” John 8:58-59 (I notice that He did not say, “You are wrong. Instead He hid Himself.)

John 10:30-33 – Jesus answered them, “I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

John 5:17,18 – “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.” Therefore the Jews sought to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

2) Jesus told His disciples how they could know Him:

John 14:9-11 – Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

3) We are commanded not only to honor Him, but also to worship Him just as we do the Father:

“For by Him (Jesus, the Word) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:” Colossians 1:16

Revelation 14:7 “…and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

John 5:23 – …that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

For the glory of this One (Jesus) is much greater than that of Moses, as much as the honor of the builder of the house is greater than his building. Hebrews 3:3-4

        A. He received worship from men. He did not refuse it and we are not warned against this:

Matthew 2:2 – “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

 John 9:38 — “You have already seen Him,” Jesus answered. “He is the One speaking with you.” Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.

Matthew 28:17 — When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

Matthew 14:33 — Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

Luke 24:52 And they worshiped Him (Jesus) and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Matthew 14:33 And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Matthew 28:09  Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” They came to Him, grasped His feet, and worshiped Him.

Ephesians 1:20-21 … which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come.

          B. Angels worshiped Christ Jesus:

Hebrews 1:6 — But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”

4) These New Testament Bible passages speak clearly telling us that Christ is God.

Colossians 2:9 – For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily

John 1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made… 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son  from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Hebrews 1:8-9 – But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”

5) The prophets and New Testament writers identified Jesus through His name and titles. Many titles given to Christ are used to describe Yahweh. Clearly Yahweh is called our Redeemer and Savior – as is Christ Jesus the Lord.

Jesus is God’s only begotten Son and also known as Emmanuel, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, Wonderful,  Counselor, Redeemer, Savior, King of kings, Lord of lords, Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Living Word, Lord and God and the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 44:6 “Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.

Isaiah 59:20  And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name. He will surely plead their cause,that he may give rest to the earth, but unrest to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Revelation 5:9 (To the Lamb) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

John 20:28 – And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son…

Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Isaiah 43:10,11 – “You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.” Revelation 1:17-18; Revelation 2:8

Titus 2:11,13 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people…waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Isaiah 44:6 – (God is the Redeemer) Thus saith the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last, And beside Me there is no God.

2 Peter 1:1 (Jesus is the Redeemer) – “To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ”

Acts 20:28 – (God purchased us with His own blood) Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Revelation 1:5-6;  – (Jesus’ blood purchased us)and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—

Revelation 5:8 “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Revelation 1:8 (God is called the Alpha and Omega. Jesus is the Alpha and Omega.) – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelation 22:13 – “I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”… 22:16 – “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.”

6) Jesus tells us what will happen to unbelievers.

John 8:58 – Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

John 8:24 – “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM [He], you will die in your sins.”

John 14:6-7 – Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, the truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

7) Jesus alone is the Potentate, King of kings, Lord of lords, has immortality and Jesus holds everlasting power.

1 Timothy 6:14-16 – “our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.”

8) Biblical facts teach the Holy Spirit as a person of the eternal Godhead. The Holy Spirit has characteristics and abilities as those of a Person including that He was lied to.

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? Acts 5:3

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”Acts 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 13:2

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

By this arrangement the Holy Spirit was showing that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. Hebrews 9:8

But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them. Isaiah 63:10

9) There are clues throughout the Bible as to the plurality of God.

The eternal God who is and was and is to come, is One; He describes Himself using  plural pronouns, i.e., “Let us make man in our image…” and reveals Himself as three Persons in one Godhead.

Gen. 1:26, “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Gen. 3:22,

“Then the Lord God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.'”Gen. 11:7

“Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”Gen. 19:24

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7 You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You.”This is quoted in Heb. 1:8

“But of the Son He [God] says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.”

Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!'”

Isaiah 48:16, “Come near to Me [God], listen to this: From the first I have not spoken in secret. From the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit.”

10) The Bible teaches the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as entities and as One.

 A) The Bible teaches that the Lord our God is One LORD, but there is fullness to the Godhead.

And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one. (Consider what this means when we think of all that is said about Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. Colossians 2:9

“Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and GODHEAD; so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:19-20

8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ. 9For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. 10And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2

B) Scripture teaches that Christ was born of Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit of God. This meant that He was both human and God. He received His human nature from Mary and His God Nature from Yahweh.

And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. Luke 1:35

C) There is no question that Jesus prayed to the Father and that the Father is a Person who is God.

John 6:27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on Him God the Father has set his seal.”

       D. We are told to be baptised in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…Matthew 28:19

Acts 8:12 – But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were baptized, both men and women.

E. The three are spoken of together in several places:

1 Peter 1:2 To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with His blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

F. God divided time into periods or spaces. While God has always revealed Himself through His word, also, during the period prior to Jesus life on earth, God revealed Himself primarily as the Father who taught Israel the law and who sent prophets into the world. During the period when Christ Jesus our Lord lived upon earth, God revealed Himself through the Son who was His express image and who showed us the love, mercy, and grace of God. During the period after Christ (also the period in which you and I live), God is revealing Himself through the Holy Spirit. Christ sent the Holy Spirit after He ascended back to the Father and He has come to convict and to help, to indwell and to instruct those who receive Christ.

Therefore having been exalted at the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He has poured out this which you are both seeing and hearing.
Acts 2:33

G) The Biblical name of God in the original manuscripts is YHWH. Some write this as Yahweh, some as Jehovah, and some as LORD. God, however, translated His name as I AM that I AM.

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”God said to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘ I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:13-14

H) Under the New Covenant we are told:

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Luke 10:17 – And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through THY NAME
John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME.

Acts 4:30 – By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the NAME OF THEY HOLY CHILD JESUS.

Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 3:12-16 – And when Peter saw [it], he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, HATH GLORIFIED HIS SON JESUS; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go…And HIS NAME through faith in HIS NAME hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
John 8:58 – JESUS SAID unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM.

Mark 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Acts 8:12 – But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, they were baptized, both men and women.

Philippians 2: 9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME: That at the NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.


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Comparing Tenet 15 of Watchtower to the Holy Bible


The earth has been in the “time of the end” or “last days,” a final period of time preceding the Millennium, since 1914 in fulfillment of biblical prophecy. wit.irr,org

Watchtower prophesies the above based on their interpretation of the book of Daniel. Also, they write that “the very difficult conditions foretold for “the last days” would prevail. As shown under the heading “Last Days,” those events have been clearly in evidence since 1914.”

Probe has copied and made available  prophecies from Watchtower publications. Reading first-hand their earlier prophecies helps the reader understand how they came up with the 1914 prediction.


Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Hebrew 1:1-220

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20

If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him” (Deut. 18:22).


I agree with this found at ‘Let Us Reason’:

In Ephesians 2:20, the New Testament apostles and prophets were foundational: “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” A foundation is laid only once to begin a building project. You do not keep laying a foundation. These men (*apostles and prophets) were foundational — through them that we received the New Testament Scriptures for all generations.

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A gracious woman gets honor -Proverbs 11:16

Positivily Positive

Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

May our God and Father bless Emilee Burroughs! She is a student at Berry College in Rome, GA. She is also an entrepreneur who began the e-publication “Anointed – Christ Centered Fashion.”

Emilee Burroughs

“Anointed is a Christian fashion magazine that seeks to provide teenage girls with content that celebrates their individuality, promotes positive self-image, and encourages them to walk with God daily.”

Emilee has columns in Berry College’s “First Year Experience” as well. 

Emilee recently competed in an entrepreneurship competition at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga

To read more about Emilee and “Anointed” see “Selling a Christian View of Fashion” in the Times Freepress.

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