The involvement with Johannes Greber to translate a bible for them. How they used him on many occasions as reference. How this man was into the occult and was a spirit medium.
What has been done to the NWT, no one person literate in any of the bible languages was on that writing committee. They cut and pasted, removing and adding text to their bible , to read that Jesus is not God. Clearly disregarding Revelation 22: 18 &: 19 where everyone is warned to not tamper with the word of God.
Gods word does not change.
Gods Holy Spirit does not make mistakes, it does not mislead, it does not teach how to hate.
Do jehovahs witness’s believe anything these men tell them?
Sure they do, but it’s within the scope of the Watchtower organizational reach. In other words, it’s their history for them and by them. All other history outside the organizational box is tainted with deception from Christendom which is a part of the system of things run by Satan. They are taught that in 1914 Jesus made his presence known, it was an invisible presence (how convenient) and in 1919 Jesus appointed the Watchtower as God’s sole channel of communication here on Earth. Which makes them the faithful and discrete slave that dispenses the proper spiritual food at the proper time. So with all this in mind, they teach that going outside the Watchtower box in detrimental to proper teaching due to the deceptive concepts and ideals of Christendom. The only place you will find truth is inside their little box. Looking outside of the box or question what’s in the box can get you in serious trouble. You must learn to obey the faithful and discrete slave, for only they have Jehovah’s mind at heart.
The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society is the greatest corporation in the world, because from the time of its organization until now the Lord has used it as his channel through which to make known the glad tidings.
Source: The Watch Tower, Jan. 15, 1917
Do not conclude that there are different roads, or ways, that you can follow to gain life in God’s new system. There is only one. There was just one ark that survived the Flood, not a number of boats. And there will be only one organizationвЂ”God’s visible organization вЂ” that will survive the fast-approaching ":great tribulation.": It is simply not true that all religions lead to the same goal… You must be part of Jehovah’s organization, doing God’s will, in order to receive his blessing of everlasting life…
Source: You Can live Forever (1982, 1990) p.255, Quoted at Quotes.Watchtower.ca
Only this organization functions for Jehovah’s purpose and to his praise. To it alone God’s Sacred Word, the Bible, is not a sealed book.
Source: The Watchtower, July 1, 1973, page 402
We all need help to understand the Bible, and we cannot find the Scriptural guidance we need outside the ‘faithful and discreet slave’ organization.
Source: The Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1981, page 19
We should eat and digest and assimilate what is set before us, without shying away from parts of the food because it may not suit the fancy of our mental taste. The truths we are to publish are the ones provided through the discreet slave organization, not some personal opinions contrary to what the slave has provided as timely food.":
Source: The Watchtower, Feb. 2, 1952, page 79
We should meekly go along with the Lord’s theocratic organization and wait for further clarification, rather than balk at the first mention of a thought unpalatable to us and proceed to quibble and mouth our criticisms and opinions as though they were worth more than the slave’s provision of spiritual food. Theocratic ones will appreciate the Lord’s visible organization and not be so foolish as to pit against Jehovah’s channel their own human reasoning and sentiment and personal feelings.
Source: The Watchtower, Feb. 1, 1952, page 80
It should be expected that the Lord would have a means of communicating to his people on the earth, and he has clearly shown that the magazine called The Watchtower is used for that purpose.
Source: 1939 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Page 85
Since The Watchtower assists in understanding the Bible, its study is imperative. Private study of the magazine is essential… If we have love for Jehovah and for the organization of his people, we shall not be suspicious, but shall, as the Bible says, ‘believe all things,’ all the things that The Watchtower brings out.
Source: Qualified To Be Ministers, 1967, p.156
Would not a failure to respond from direction from God through his organization really indicate a rejection of divine rulership?
Source: The Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1967, Page 124
All I can say is within that little box of the Watchtower lives that serpent of old, he lives in the corners and hides there. Look outside of the box if you want truth. If you want mans ideal or concept of truth then follow them and only take from their ideals and concepts. But if you want God’s word you must look outside the box and he is not limited to just one box. Jesus is the truth and the way and in him is life.
For all those JW’s that tell you that they would gladly use the KJV and show you what they believe and prove it to you. Well I will use the KJV and their Watchtower Magazines and their little booklets and prove them to be very much in error. From the very beginning of their 1874 invisible Jesus prediction to the Raised a Spirit Creature fallacy.
Wikipedia has a lot of historical facts concerning the early days of the Jehovah’s witnesses. If I were a member of the group I would certainly sit up and take notice of the FACTS.
Regarding the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, until it was published, the King James Version was regarded as a good translation, even though it refutes so many of their ":essential": doctrines.
I’m a Jehovah’s Witnesses and for people like you I would happily use your copy of the bible to explain our beliefs which are very clear. The Trinity is a false teaching, Jesus never intended for people to ever think he was his Father. When Jesus was on earth he told his disciples to pray to the Father who was in heaven. Jesus Christ told Satan that ":it’s Jehovah your God you must worship and it is to him alone you must render sacred service":. When Jesus was on earth he prayed to his Father, he told Martha that ":I’m going to my Father and your Father to my God and your God":. It’s unbelievable how Satan has mislead so many people.
As far as tampering with the word of God, Jehovah is the most used name in the bible. How many times is it written in your copy of the bible? The name of God was removed about 7000 times from the Hebrew and Greek scriptures in most bible translations, Now that’s tampering. The New world Translation is the most accurate translation of the bible in the world, but if you would like to use another translation that’s ok
Option #2. In fact, I believe it is a prerequisite.
Why JWs can prove what they believe using KJV or NIV…if they rely only in one type of translation??
Under the rule of Jesus Christ and his heavenly corulers, peace and happiness will prevail in all the earth. (Psalm 37:9-11) Those in God’s memory will be resurrected and will enjoy perfect health. (Acts 24:15) By their faithfulness to God, obedient mankind will be granted what our original parents lostвЂ”everlasting life in human perfection on a paradise earth.вЂ”Revelation 21:3, 4.
Tell me what bible you have…and using that one I will show you exactly the same We believe.
So JW’s are just as gullible as Christians/ Moslems/ Jews etc etc.
No more than the Mormons!
All of these religions and more require the suspension of disbelief.
It perplexes me that some who leave the Congregations think that they can then do harm to this organization.
If it has God’s Spirit it will succeed.
If it doesn’t have God’s Spirit it won’t.
There is nothing that YOU can do to effect that either way.
Be careful that you aren’t fighting against the Holy Spirit.