Tenet 6 of Watchtower – Jehovah God is the Father alone; the doctrine of the Trinity is a pagan, Babylonish dogma contrary to reason and the Bible. The Father is Jehovah the Almighty God, the Son is the first and greatest of God’s creatures, and holy spirit is God’s invisible active force. (The words of this paragraph are NOT my words)
It is true that the Babylonians and other pagans worshiped unholy trinities. Watchtower and Jehovah’s Witnesses have drawn an incorrect conclusion about this fact. They seem to believe that Christians came up with the idea of a Triune God to be like pagan religions. There is nothing to support their claim and no reason for Christians to do this. The true explanation for the existence of ‘unholy trinities is Satan’s attempt to copy God? Since his fall, Satan has attempted to be like God. Satan always falls short.
BIBLE TEACHINGS CONCERNING THE TRINITY
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.
The word ‘Trinity’ does not appear in scripture. Yet, God reveals Himself in three Persons. The doctrine exists because of what the Bible teaches about the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have much difficulty with the concept that Jesus was both human and God. Scripture teaches that Christ was born of Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit of God. This meant that He was both man and God.
Jesus received worship from the Magi, those He healed, His disciples, and angels. Had He not been God, this would have been a sin. If He had sinned, He could not have been our Redeemer. He DID NOT sin. Jehovah’s Witnesses try to avoid dealing with this truth by changing the word ‘worship’ to ‘obeisance’ every where it refers to Christ. There is NO logical reason for this. The same Greek word is used for worship throughout the New Testament!
Many scriptures including John 1:1, Colossians 1:15-20, Philippians 2:5-11 teach that Jesus was God incarnate. The Jews knew that Jesus was claiming to be God and took up stones to stone Him because they understood He was making Himself equal to God. (John 8:58-59)
Romans 9:5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
The Holy Spirit is clearly shown to be a Person throughout the New Testament. The Holy Spirit prays (Romans 8:26), grieves (Ephesians 4:30), and teaches (John 14:26). He was lied to by Ananias and his wife and we are warned that the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin.
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
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.”
The Bible tells us that the LORD our God is One and we are to:
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
We are 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
God divided time into periods or spaces. During the period prior to Jesus life on earth, God revealed Himself 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 who has come to convict and to help, to indwell and to instruct those who receive Christ.
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.
Yahweh is one God with three persons. The Father was worshiped. Jesus tells us that the Father is God. Jesus was worshiped. The Jews tried to stone Him because they understood that His statement declaring Himself to be the Son of God was making Himself equal to God. Jesus shares the attributes of God and the titles of God. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us and the Holy Spirit is the third Person in the Godhead. We are told to worship in spirit and truth.
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society deny the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Personhood of the Holy Spirit. The organization has come up with a book they call the New World Translation of the Bible. It is more than a translation, however, because the editors have added words and taken away words and changed passages to give them different meanings from the original. This was done to hide Christ true identity. Two examples of this: In John 1:1 the word ‘a’ is added to change the meaning from “and the Word was God” to ” and the word was a god.” Also, throughout the book, the word ‘worship’ is changed to ‘obeisance’, but only when it applies to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Every person must decide to either trust God and believe everything in His word or to trust men who changed God’s word.
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