Monday, November 3, 2008

Why I Am NOT A Jehovah's Witness Part XI

**The Jehovah's Witnesses use a translation of the Bible that contains many errors in its translation.

The New World Translation is a work that is not of sound Bible scholars seeking the truth. It is a result of the Jehovah's Witnesses founders. Charles Taze Russell...who founded the Jehovah's Witnesses...states in the opening pages of his "Studies in the Scriptures" that it would be far better to leave the Bible unread but read his comments on it than to omit his writings and read the Bible.

The New World Translation was published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society in 1964. Within the text of the translation are inserted teachings that are not consistent with historic Christianity. For example...the Deity of Christ is denied in John 1:1 by inserting "In the beginning the Word was...and the Word was a god." In Colossians 1:15-17 the word "other" has been inserted four times. (NWT) "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; because by means of him all (other) things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All (other) things have been created through him and for him. Also, he is before all (other) thing and by means of him all (other) things were made to exist,". This changes the Deity of Christ and makes Him equal to other created things. Philippians 2:6 is another attack on God's Word. (NWT) "who, although he was existing in God's form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God." It states that Christ is not equal with God.

These and many other changes to the true Word of God were the work of four individuals on the translation committee: Fredrick Franz...Nathan Knorr, Albert Schroeder and George Gangas. Of the four only Franz had any exposure to biblical languages. He spent a whopping two years studying Greek at the University of Cincinnati and self-taught in Hebrew.

He must have misunderstood what God said in Revelation 22:18-19 (KJB) "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."


Lisa said...

Sister Julie
I enjoyed your post and I heard your dear pastor Bro. Joe preaching on 91.5 FM tonight at the tabernacle share a thon. His sermon was titled "Where could I go but to the Lord' It was such a blessing to me and when I heard about his father's health and him being in ICU maybe near death and how he could preach such a powerful mesaage even in sickness, it touched my heart. Your lucky to have such a great man of God as your pastor. I hope your doing great. Love in Christ. Lisa~

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Lisa...I'm sure that message came straight from the heart in what they are facing as a family during this time. Bro. Joe's wife's grandfather passed away on last Friday and the funeral was yesterday then they got the news about Bro. Joe's daddy being in the hospital in ICU. Thank you for your kind words...we are very thankful for our pastor. He is a tremendous Man of God and we try not to take that for granted. We miss him and would love to be there in NC for him and his family. It is hard him being there going through this and our church not getting to be there. But he knows we are praying!!


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