Thursday, October 9, 2008

Why I Am NOT A Jehovah's Witness Part IV

**The Jehovah Witnesses deny the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Their false doctrine teaches "The man Jesus is dead, only His spirit arose." How does someone look at Thomas' witness of the physical body in John 20:24-29?

I have been sharing in my posts what the Authorized KJB says and also what the Jehovah Witnesses source (New World Translation) says to show that even their own source proves that what they believe is contrary to what their "bible" says.

(KJB) John 20:24-29 "But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. (25) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. (26) And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. (27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. (28) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. (29) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."
(NWT) "But Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called The Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. (25) Consequently the other disciples would say to him: "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails and stick my finger into the print of the nails and stick my hand into his side, I will certainly not believe." (26) Well, eight days later his disciples were again indoors, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and he stood in their midst and said: "May YOU have peace." (27) Nest he said to Thomas: "Put your finger here, and unbelieving but become believing." (28) In answer Thomas said to him: "My Lord and my God!" (29) Jesus said to him: "Because you have seen me have you believed? Happy are those who do not see and yet believe."

What about the empty tomb in Matthew 28:6?

(KJB) Matthew 28:6 "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
(NWT) "He is not here, for he was raised up, as he said. Come, see the place where he was lying."

What about Paul's testimony of the bodily resurrection of Christ in I Corinthians 15:3-8?

(KJB) "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (5) And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: (6) After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (7) After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. (8) And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time."
(NWT) "For I handed on to YOU, among the first things, that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; (4) and that he was buried, yes, that he has been raised up the third day according to the Scriptures; (5) and that he appeared to Ce'phas, then to the twelve. (6) After that he appeared to upward of five hundred brothers at one time, the most of whom remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep in death. (7) After that he appeared to James, then to all the apostles; (8) but last of all he appeared also to me as if to one born prematurely."

Even Jesus' words speak of a physical, bodily resurrection in Luke 24:36-40.

(KJB) "And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. (37) But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. (38) And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? (39) Behold my h ands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. (40) And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet."
(NWT) "While they were speaking of these things he himself stood in their midst and said to them: May YOU have peace. (37) But because they were terrified, and had become frightened, they were imagining they beheld a spirit. (38) So he said to them: Why are YOU troubled, and why is it doubts come up in YOUR hearts? (39) See my hands and my feet, that it is i myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as YOU behold that I have. (40)And as he said this he showed them his hands and his feet."

A serious and more in depth look into the Scriptures will reveal a bodily resurrection.




2 comments:

Bro Tim said...

Mrs Julie I have been following your posts on the Jehovah witnesses you have been doing a good job explaining. It still amazes me why people would want to follow that relgion. I have been having problems with my blogger and have not been able to comment on your blog until today. I am going to see if I can get a post up today.

Bro Tim

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Tim....I've been wondering where you have been since I hadn't heard from you on here in a while. I'll be checking on your blog to look for your latest post.

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