God’s Word Will Prevail
“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.”
Galatians 5:7-10 KJV
Satan has continually attempted to hinder mankind from knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection. Prior to Calvary, Satan attempted to kill Christ before He went to the cross. He tempted Christ as he tempts men everywhere, hoping Christ would sin and be unable to atone for our sins. When he was completely unsuccessful, Satan began to attack the gospel in an effort to distort and destroy the truth. Here he has failed as well. Even when the Watchtower organization translated the Bible in what many view as an effort to obscure the deity of Christ it was not possible. Here is what I mean…
Whoever, (an anonymous committee), did the translation followed a protocol in order to be able to tell their members (taken from their website) that “the New World Bible Translation Committee established principles of translation that have been followed in over 130 languages. These are: (1) Sanctify God’s name by restoring it to its rightful place in the Scriptures. (2) Translate the original inspired message literally where possible, but convey the correct sense when a word-for-word rendering would distort the meaning. (3) Use easy-to-understand language that encourages reading.” In following this protocol, even as they added to the word in John 1:1 and Colossians 1:16 calling Christ “a god” rather than God and saying He created all “other” things, it still wasn’t possible to completely hide His deity. A person can read even the NWT and determine that Christ was both man and God. Just as death could not hold Him, men cannot use God’s on word to hide Him because Jesus is the Living Word and it is written…
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. Acts 19:20
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
“…The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
1 Peter 1:25
but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.
Your word, O LORD, YHWH, is everlasting; it is firmly fixed in the heavens.
My intention as I began this post was to find examples such as one I found in Romans where Christ’s deity is actually proven in the NWT and share them here. This example that caught my attention was the NWT’s use of Jehovah. It certainly wasn’t intended to point to Jesus as Jehovah, however, this is exactly what happens in Romans 10. (For convenience I took this from the site linked below)
*Romans 10:12 One Lord, rich to those calling on him. (On who? Vs 9 identifies that we are to call on Jesus by name.)
*Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.”
(Return to vs. 9 to see whose name must be called on to be saved. It is Jesus. What Paul was doing in vs 9-13 was clearly explaining that Jesus is God based on OT verses about God (Joel 2:32) applied directly to Jesus. Verse 9 and verse 13 are references to the same profession that saves, precisely that Jesus is Lord. Verse 13 is identifying the same one to call on for salvation that is named in verse 9.)
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We serve a powerful God!