Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites)

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 34

Unless you have further questions about this false religion, this will probably be the last of this series. There are many weeks work to gather, study, and weed through all the false doctrine they teach (they are inventing new falsities even now) and we MUST be prepared to help anyone who has fallen prey to their error; so our study.
One of the first tings one might point out to the Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus has a title they have denied. He has said in many places of His Word; “I Am the first and last, the beginning and the end.” It would be good to remind them Jesus IS NOT THE SECOND as they teach. Claiming Him to be created by God, the Father, they deny His claim to be THE FIRST!! Next, Christ is not an angelic being!! He created ALL species, He is God!! God, the Father says of Him: “He is so much better than the angels as He hath obtained a more excellent name than they.” Hebrews 1:1-8 To assert, as they teach, that Christ is Michael the arch-angel, comes from another of their man-made doctrines hatched in Hell and promulgated from the Watch Tower Tract and Bible Society in Brooklyn, New York!! Christ did not BEGIN TO BE He has ALWAYS BEEN!! He was not the angel, Michael, then a man, then Jesus of Nazareth, then an elevated angel, elevated to Son-ship to God, as they teach. “And His name shall be Immanuel”. Immanuel in the Hebrew literally means God with us, it cannot infer He who is now an angel will someday become a God!! Christ was God incarnate. Incarnation is from the Latin meaning “becoming flesh”. The doctrine of the incarnation teaches that the eternal Son of God became God in a human body without diminishing any of His nature in any manner or degree!!
He is “from everlasting to everlasting”. Micah 5:2 Literally, in the Hebrew, that means existing from eternity past. Don’t ask them about the past eternity, they have not figured out the one we are now in!! Jesus was NOT “born again” at the baptism of John as they teach, to be “born again” one has to commit sin and no man can bring that accusation against Him!! They have lied, He tells the truth!!
The word “trinity” is an abbreviated word in Latin for tri-unity. It does not deny a complex mystery taught by God, it describes a nature far above our abilities to comprehend. The word “God” does not describe a being, it describes a nature. There are three that possess that nature. The Holy Spirit and Christ are also possessors of the God-nature!! Acts 5:4 To teach that the Holy Spirit is neither God nor a person as they write in their book, Let Your Name Be Sanctified, page 269, should make the person peddling this doctrine nervous if they ever read Matthew 12:31-32.
When Christ returns there will be NO 1,000 year reign in Jerusalem for the earth will dis-integrate in thermo-nuclear fusion with fire and be dissolved back into the elements from which Christ brought her into existence. The “Great Company”, as they call them, will have no place to live!! Those who need not be “born again” because they can never go to Heaven, are called the “Great Company, Jonadabs, Great Crowd, the Other Sheep, or Great Multitude” (or what ever other name they give them) are the soul-less Russellites that will never be able to go to Heaven!! There are NO “signs of the times” that they and their denominational buddies teach about, this would deny the oft stated fact that Christ must return as a thief. So, you arm yourself for the “battle of Armageddon” in vain, there will be no place to have this battle and moms, you will not have to worry about you sons participating in the “final rebellion” (this is the final great battle of the millennium) for that battle was fought 2000 years ago on the tree of Calvary and WON!!

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 33

The Russellites have a very complex organization. Overall, the Russellites are run out of their world headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. They have under them the 100+ branches world-wide. Within these branches there are over 57,000 congregations and 150,000 special full-time representatives. Every congregation is assigned specific boundaries of operation. Each year the President of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, if he cannot visit, sends one of his zone servants. The circuit servant visits each congregation three times a year. Each circuit servant is responsible for up to 16 congregations. All the congregations in that specific circuit assemble twice a year, at which time they are visited by the District servant. The District servant reaches some 10-12 circuits yearly. The District servant reports to the branch office which reports to the international headquarters at Brooklyn. None of their hierarchy report to God! One has to recognize you must peddle a lot of books, literature, and keep the “servants” making their personal calls to make up the money needed for this massive organization!!
Each congregation has a “presiding minister” or sometimes referred to as the “congregation servant or overseer”. His duties are to see that all those living in the territory assigned to the congregation are aided to “fulfill their dedication” in the “manner acceptable to God”, that is they had better be ringing those door-bells!! They usually prey on the ignorant and unread during the hours most people are in some form of worship. They have “ministerial servants” who are the assistants. They keep individual records on each “fulfillment of dedication” each member makes, how many books they sell, and how many they “cause to be a child of Hell worse than before”. All Russellites are ministers and to train their “prospects”, they take them with them to conduct home Bible(?) studies (this is why when they run into someone who can handle the scriptures, they immediately flee). They use printed sermons which are ordered by the “literature servant”. Anyone who has entered into a discussion on Bible truths with a Russellite will recognize they are “programmed” to come up with stock answers that follow a set pattern. When asked a question that deviates from their patterned program, they stop talking or leave. I always like to ask them if they have the latest doctrine from Brooklyn when they stop at my house!
It is mandatory that those who “fulfill their dedication” cover their area of distribution each issue of The Watchtower and Awake magazines. You guessed it, the “Magazine-Territory Servant” assigns each who “fulfill their dedication” their area. Neither presiding Ministers nor his assistants are paid. The Accounts Servant (are you getting confused with all these “servants”) is responsible for paying expenses entailed with maintaining Kingdom Halls and or paying for the literature ordered from Brooklyn headquarters. Each congregation has “pioneers”. These are they who spend at least 150 hours or more “fulfilling their dedication”. Every Russellite MUST go to a one hour indoctrination study each week and the “fully dedicated” must “go to school for life” as they enroll in the Theocratic Ministry School which meets one night a week (usually it is the same night). A monthly pamphlet issued from Brooklyn headquarters guides their “study” for the week and is really like a “sales tip sheet” to help them meet their quota in sales and door-to-door lying. If you stacked all the books the Russellites make each year one on top of the other, it would stack over 450 times the height of the Empire State Building in New York City!!

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 32

The Church of Christ is not an impetus. By definition an impetus is an infectious weakening disease. This type disease works from the inside weakening the body so it cannot function. If we refused the military service demanded of our country, we would be a weakening agent from the inside. The Jehovah’s Witnesses demand that all their people stay away from the Armed Forces as they are “ambassadors of God’s kingdom…and, as such they are neutrals in earthly battles”. They also claim exemption from military service because they are ministers. They claim that joining the military effort of a country in which Witnesses live would result in the Witnesses “being guilty of desertion and suffering the punishment meted out by Almighty God”.
We are engaged today with a very clever enemy. They are a “different spirit” and masquerade to the world their “god of this world” as the answer to the spiritual and temporal problems of mankind. It is against this “spirit of confusion” Paul warned us about and which we are to strive to destroy. We are not “playing around” with the denominational world; we are out to destroy them!! The sad thing about the latest denominational cults is that they deny the doctrines of the Gospel: the trinity, the deity of Christ, the vicarious atonement, and the physical resurrection, by either changing the terminology to suit their own means, or by denying outright these great cardinal truths. Until the Church realizes the damnable doctrines of the Witnesses and Adventists teaching its own how to understand, defend, and defeat these lies; we will be left with a defenseless wooden ship in battle with a modern destroyer!! We have been commanded to ‘arm ourselves with the sword of the Spirit, putting on the whole armour of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
You, I hope, will never attend a Russellite Kingdom Hall, but if you do, you will never see an offering plate passed!! They have what is called an “offering box” but there no envelopes. Newcomers at the Hall are struck with this difference between the way they run their churches and the money-hungering of other denominationalism. They like to quote some they have converted saying “in my church I felt like a dollar sign..”. What they do not tell you is the monies they rake in pushing their junk literature from door to door at no expense to themselves. Their people work FREE pushing that junk and are “kicked out of the Hall” if they do not make so many specified calls a week!! In the publishing plant in Brooklyn, their people work for $14 dollars a month salary. This means their overhead is nothing!! They will tell you “the Lord takes care of His own”, and send out their millions of books for the world to pay them a profit to buy. Sounds to me like the world is paying the bill for “the Lord to take care of His own!! Imagine, if you have over 1 MILLION volunteers devoting over 275 MILLION hours in one year without pay to sell a publication of yours printed by slave labor, the offering plate would be become a joke to what you were raking in!! Ford Motor does not have offering plates at their car stores, either!! We all could drive a new car if SOMEBODY ELSE WOULD PAY FOR IT!!
You will never see an elaborate Kingdom Hall. Their policy is not to waste money on grandiose buildings. Most Halls have a membership of fewer than 200. When they get over this number, another Kingdom Hall is built in a bordering community. Their “presiding ministers” are there to make sure their membership fulfills its “quota system” on door to door peddling as their “fulfillment of dedication”!! If they don’t fulfill their goals, they are kicked out of the Hall!!

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 31

It is a sad turn of events when a father or mother will abandon his or her child to possible death simply because the Watchtower of Jehovah’s Witnesses says it is Jehovah’s Law to refuse a blood transfusion!! Again, I repeat when one gives a transfusion, it is not a sacrifice of life nor is it the eating of forbidden blood; it is the transference of life! Anyone who has seen a loved one dying for lack of blood and has witnessed the disintegration of human life can appreciate the great good blood transfusions has had in medical history. Like All DENOMINATIONAL TEACHINGS, the proof that the Russellites made up this bogus doctrine is seen in the fact that before Nathan Homer Knorr announced his claim to fame by coming up with this new doctrine, Charles Taze nor Judge Rutherford ever heard of such a position!! Ever new leader has to BEST the last I guess. Pre-meditated murder comes in many forms, whether contrived within the mind of the murderer or taught, the results are the same; the innocent pay the price. I knew a Russellite whose wife gave in to love and when her husband had a massive heart attack agreed, while he was unconscious, to allow a transfusion that save his life. His payment for her love was to be kicked out of the Kingdom Hall he was a member for 10 years. In a medical report from WW 11, a Navy captain wrote: “6,000 pints of plasma went ashore with the Marines; 4,000 came back in the veins of wounded Marines..” The Bible never speaks against transfusion in any form, it would be irrational to even think it would; no one of the first century could or would ever have heard of such a thing!! They would have had no medical ability to accomplish such a feat!! It requires a science of blood types unknown and un-available to doctors of that time!!! Many women died in childbirth before transfusions became available hemorrhaging to death!! The gifts of blood permit operations today that would be totally impossible without such a surgical aid. The benefits of blood donation drives have been responsible for 1000’s of save lives from auto accidents, train wrecks, airplane crashes, and all types’ emergencies!! It is not the same as the transference of organs, limbs, of parts of the body from one to another, blood is a replenishing ability of the human body which, when given, NEVER causes the person who gave to be without for a long period of time.
In 1970 when a 5 year old boy with a serious congenital heart defect was brought to Massachusetts General Hospital, his Russellite parents would not allow transfusion. The doctors knew that the exhausted and short breathed baby would die, and chances that he would survive to adulthood were slim. The doctors came up with a solution, though. The drew 2 and ½ pints from the child into tree plastic bags that would remain connected to a blood vessel in the boy’s left arm. The blood technically NEVER left the boy’s body and could not be considered transfusion. To replace the blood during surgery, doctors administered 6 pints of a mild salt solution called Ringer’s lactate. When the surgeons had repaired the child’s heart, the blood in the plastic bags flowed back into the boy’s body; the lactate solution was excreted, normally. This new technique, using the patient’s blood, now is used and reduces the risk of hepatitis. It has been estimated that untold numbers of deaths that occur every year have been prevented. Some think this means Russellite doctrine has been justified!! No, no not at all; show me any thing in the plan of God that can be gotten around!! Can a person be sprinkled and not immersed? Never!!
Russellites refuse to salute the American flag, claiming it to be idolatry. They refuse to enter the military of any government claiming they are neutrals in earthly battles.

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 30

The Russellites have a peculiar view in regard to transfusion of human blood. It behooves those of us who do represent our Lord to set the record straight.
Following the death of Judge Rutherford in January 1942, a new doctrine began to develop under the succeeding regime headed by Nathan Homer Knorr. The Judge, like the “Pastor” (who died October 31, 1916), gradually faded into Russellite shadows, and a new teaching foreign even to the Judge’s prolific pen crept into the Theocratic fold. By some method of reasoning, not connected with the processes of logical thought, the Watch Tower suddenly “discovered” that blood transfusions were Biblically forbidden!! Unhampered by the fact the Bible NEVER mentions the subject, the Watch Tower announced that it was a violation of Jehovah’s covenant to transfuse human blood, even if the life of the patient was at stake!! This “new” revelation caused no end of confusion from informed medical men who knew that human life was in jeopardy and that they were sworn to preserve it. Of course, we would agree with Homer on the issue involved IF it were based on Scriptural grounds, but in no sense can their argument be supported from the Bible. The “new” doctrine seems to be based on an odd interpretation of the Levitical priesthood ruling on the office of sacrificial blood.
In Awake magazine, May 22, 1951, page 3, Homer quoted Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 3:17, 7:27, and 17, 10,11,14, and maintained that these texts support their refusal to recognize human blood transfusions. Genesis 9:14 (as quoted from Awake) reads: “Flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat”. Now, it is only fair to say that this verse does not have the remotest thing to do with human blood, much less transfusions. In the previous verse, Jehovah clearly tells Noah that He is speaking in reference to animals and their flesh and blood. God told Noah that animal flesh was for food with but one provision-that he eat not of the blood. “Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, SHALL YE NOT EAT”.
Homer and the boys cite many more passages against the eating of blood from the Old Testament. In the New Testament they continue in the same vein. Awake listed Acts 15:19, 20,28,29, and 21:15 to support their theory. It is difficult to discuss this subject with someone who does not know the difference between eating and transfusing blood. Homer insists that the transfusion of human blood through the veins is as much feeding the body as eating through the mouth. This might seem clever, but in view of the Scripture’s true teaching IT CANNOT STAND SCRUTINY.
In the Old Testament (which we do not live under anymore, by the way) eating the blood of animals was forbidden as unclean, and likewise the blood of man. Blood transfusion is in the technical medical sense of “feeding” of the body when disease or anemia lower the blood count and “starve” the vital organs. Transfusion does not involve the sacrifice of life, the impairment of another’s health, or the violation of a code of sacrificial laws as found in the Old Testament. IF IT DID, like physical circumcism, instrumental music in the worship, worshipping in Jerusalem, or keeping the Sabbath day, we do not live under that Law!! (I am sure Homer knows this but has just forgotten about it!!) When one gives a transfusion, IT IS NOT A SACRIFICE OF LIFE, and the eating of forbidden blood, but a transference of life from one person to another, a gift of strength offered in the spirit of mercy and love!!

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 29

One of the most dramatic proofs of the resurrected Lord was the words from His own mouth: “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”. John 2:17-19 So no one would misunderstand about what He was speaking, John tells us that “He spoke of the temple of His body”. Vs 21 This would have been THE place to teach the Russellite doctrine that Jesus arose in a spiritual, mystical body!
Paul describes the resurrected body of the Lord in 1 Corinthians 15:11-17 In the Greek there is a great difference between a spiritual body and a spirit body. A spiritual body is a physical form possessing spiritual characteristics where a spirit is merely the manifestation of spiritual substance. There are other instances in the Bible where some have been raised and appeared and their physical body not yet resurrected. 1 Samuel 28:14 tells us of the appearance of Samuel when Saul hired the witch of Endor to communicate with him. The resurrection of the body of the Lord Jesus was not illusory or phantom-like; it was indeed the direct fulfillment of God’s promise to raise His Holy One from the dead not allowing His body to see corruption. Christ arose from the valley of death in a mortal body in which He was to offer the sacrifice for sin to the Father. Now He resides in a body forever exempt from decay or death, possessing a form which we some day by His grace shall likewise possess when He returns for His bride, the Church of Christ. “For our conversation is in heaven from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.” Philippians 3:20-21 Jesus was not playing a con game when He offered Thomas the opportunity to TOUCH His riven side and the nail holes is His hands. He was not hoping against hope that Thomas would be buffaloed into backing out of the opportunity it was the REAL DEAL my friend!! “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 John 3:1-2
Finally, when quoting from the inspiration given King David, the Holy Spirit destroys any attempt to deny the bodily resurrection of Christ. “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He held by it. For David speaks concerning Him, I foresaw the Lord always before My face; for He is on My right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did My heart rejoice, and My tongue was glad; moreover also My flesh shall rest in hope. Because Thou wilt not leave My soul in Hell, neither will Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. (The body begins to decay on the fourth day, John 11:17, 39). Thou hast made known to Me the ways of life; Thou shall make Me full of joy with Thy countenance.” Acts 2:22-28 Read it and weep all you Russellites, had Jesus body stayed in the tomb ONE MORE DAY, His body would have begun to decay. God, the Father had promised Him His body would not see corruption. Who lied, God or Charles Taze Russell?

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 28

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has as one of the cardinal doctrines in its platform a teaching completely alien to historic and Biblical Christianity, the teaching that Jesus Christ was raised from the grave a “spirit being”, only.
In the words that no once could possible misinterpret the Watch Tower boys deny the physical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, stating that “the King, Christ Jesus was put to death in the flesh and was resurrected in an invisible spirit creature.” Let God Be True, edit date 1946, p. 122 Following up this clear-cut statement on page 272 of the same edition the Watch Tower stated, “This first-born one from the dead was not raised out of the grave a human creature, but he was raised a spirit.”
We have already discussed some verses in the preamble to the New Testament that show how ridiculous this false doctrine is, but for the searching souls who think we need to give them tolerance, we will discuss more verses. In the 24th chapter of Luke’s gospel, beginning at ver4se 13 and going through 49, the risen Christ is represented as appearing to two of His disciples traveling on the road to Emmaus. Verse 16 clearly states “that their eyes were holden (Greek-“held from recognizing Him”) that they should not know Him.” This is a clear indication indeed that although it was the risen Lord Jesus Christ, nevertheless by an act of His will He veiled their eyes so that they could not recognize Him!! It was possible for Him to speak with His disciples, and at the same time for them to be totally ignorant of His true identity. As the chapter continues Christ reveals Himself through the conversation which He has taken charge of which leads to its supernatural conclusion In verse 31 the full radiance of His resurrection glory shines through to them as He blessed the bread (which, by the way Spirits do not eat), “And their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished out of their sight.” Then and only then did they come to the full realization that the “man who had walked with them” was indeed the risen Lord of Glory. “And they arose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, “the Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. “ And they told what things were done in the way, and how He was known of them in breaking of bread.” Verse 33-35 “And as they spoke, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said unto them, ‘Peace be unto you”.
What the disciples thought an apparition or a spirit suddenly dispels all their doubts as to His true nature and identity, for our risen Lord said, “Why are you troubled? And why do thought arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself: handle Me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you se Me have.” No honest person needs any more proof than what is already given, but the Lord went a little further!! “He showed them His hands and feet”. This is hardly the behavior one would expect from the “spirit creature” of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This Being, by His very presence and Nature destroyed the entire Russellite teaching of a spirit resurrection and established beyond question the fact that the Christ came forth from the borrowed tomb in an physical form. Next, we have His interview with the brother that was too busy to attend supper that evening!! (This brother is like some today, they only have to come to ONE service!!) Thomas doubted the literal, bodily resurrection of our Lord. In fact, he ran his mouth to the other disciples when he came to the next Sunday evening service. “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.” John 20:25

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 27

Are there three in the Godhead? This is consistently denied by all those who claim to know more intimately about Jehovah than any other religious group. In all their publications and public lectures the Trinity is denounced as “pagan” and “a false un-Biblical doctrine” they taunt those who teach there are THREE beings that possess the nature called GOD!! We will clear the Biblical position and the haze which exists in the minds of some people relative to this important message from Heaven.
Many times in the Old Testament, Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:22, Genesis 11:7, composite unity is indicated within the members of those who have this nature. While it is quite true that God cannot be conceived in fleshly, physical terms, He has chosen to express Himself. John 4 indicates the true nature of God. Whomever you think John 4 speaks of John 1:1, 8:58, and Hebrews 1:2-3 speak of Christ in the same fashion and that He voluntarily surrendered at His incarnation His all-knowing, all-power nature to become like the sons of men. We ought never to overlook one fact in our study of the Trinity that God is Triune, not triplex. The nature called God is not a mathematical contradiction; it is merely outside the realm of mathematical application. It is not 1+1+1=3 or 1+1+1=1; it is 1x1x1=1. The nature of God is incomprehensible!! The best we have in Scripture is the declaration that God is ONE Nature manifested in THREE Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In Matthew 3:16-17, we have recorded the baptism of the Lord Jesus. At this time the Father spoke from Heaven, the Son was baptized, and the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove-this is strong evidence, indeed, of the threefold existence of three beings that possess the nature called God!! John writes in John 5:23, “All men should honor the Son even as they honor the Father.” The New World Translation renders this verse this way: “in order that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father, He that does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.” Wonder if they read their own translation? None of their professed LOVE for Jehovah amounts to anything in light of John’s words. While they profess to honor the Father, they have indeed dishonored His Son, whom God has commanded that all men should honor even as they honor Him!!
Again, are there THREE? In John 14:16-26 there is a discussion that will remove anyone’s doubt about there being three. In verse Christ said, “And I will pray the Father, and He will send you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.” Can the Russellites count? I mentions one being, the Father is the second being mentioned, and the Comforter is the third being mentioned. It states the Christ will pray, that the prayer will be directed to the Father and that the Father would give the Holy Spirit as Christ is requesting of the Father. Verse 26 of the same chapter states, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, who the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” Again, let us look in the New World Translation for a correction of these passages. “And I will request the Father and He will give you another Helper to be with you forever, the Spirit of the truth, which the world cannot receive, because it neither beholds It nor knows It.” Verse 26 of the NWT: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit (they did not respect the Holy Spirit so they have written of Him in small letters) which the Father (they seem to understand they capitalize the name Father) will send in My Name (Jesus is not capitalize either), that One will teach you all things and bring back to your minds all the things I told you.” Man and wife are ONE, that is 1×1=1, but there are two!!

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 26

When the Watchtower gets through “working over” the Son of God, they then turn to the Holy Spirit. We have sent a lot of time lately discussing, studying, and learning about the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. We know He is God in every aspect that makes any being God, Acts 5:4, and as are the other two who possess this vaulted nature called God, He is eternal. The Russellites teach the Holy Spirit is an “IT” and has no existence except as the power of God. The rail about Him being God’s active force, a wind or breeze and in no true sense is He a Being, much less Deity!!
Isaiah 6:8-9; “also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” And He said, “Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…” In Acts 28:25 Paul relates; “Well spake the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet unto your fathers, saying “Go thou unto this people, and say, by hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive.” Who was this person called LORD? Was He just some active breath? Was He just some IT standing around in Heaven somewhere? Was He not identified as “Jehovah”?? Yes, that is their word, they claim, the only name for Deity, the only God—yet here we see Him called JEHOVAH!! I bet this fries them every time this is pointed out to them!!! This is a major “oops” for them; they ought to be smarter than this!
“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts..” Jeremiah 31:33 “And the Holy Spirit also bearing witness to us; for after He hath said, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord: I will put My laws on their hearts..” Lord is the Greek word Adonai and the Hebrew word Jehovah which is the tetragrammation YHWH!! Written in Hebrew, Jeremiah was calling the Holy Spirit Jehovah, again. This is another “oops.”
Acts 5:4, “While it remained, did it not remain thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied unto man, but unto God.” Read Acts 5:3; “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the price of the land?” It would take a fool not to see that when Ananias was lying to the Holy Spirit he was lying to God?? You would think anyone smart enough to correct God would be smart enough to beat this, wouldn’t you??
”That word, I say, you know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached: How God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God (the Holy Spirit) was with Him.” Acts 10:37-38 Do you mean to tell me Jesus was anointed with God’s active breath or hot air?? Remember, this is the same Being that has been referred to as Jehovah!! How unbelievably stupid can you be?
The Holy Spirit has personality. Animals, plants, matter, nor do insects have personality. They cannot resist arguments or error, Acts 7:51, they cannot be blasphemed, Matthew 12:31-32; be vexed, Isaiah 63:10; make intercession, Romans 8:26; be grieved, teach, send, give life, sanctify, reveal mysteries, testify, lead, convict of sin, work miracles, and on and on. All of these the Holy Spirit of God does!! The Bible is not guilty of such nonsense as what the Russellites teach!!

Error of Jehovah’s Witnesses (a.k.a. The Russellites) Part 25

“And when all things shall be subdued to Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” 1 Corinthians 15:28 The Russellites argue that Christ is shown here to be inferior/subject to God the Father and will always be, that this verse proves Christ is something LESS than God! This passage is stating something the Russellites (and many others) have completely missed: Christ is at the present not subject to God, the Father!! When He resurrected from the grave He appeared to His disciples and declare: “ALL authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18 In Ephesians 1:22-23 Paul writes by the Holy Spirit, “And has put ALL things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which in His body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all.” Again: “And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in ALL THINGS He might have the pre-eminence.” Colossians 1:18
When Christ has completed the task of vanquishing ALL things, subjected ALL things, THEN Jesus will subject Himself to the Godhead. This subjection involves, verse 24, the final act “when He shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down (abolished) all rule and all authority and power.” Jesus had said; “it is the Father’s good will to give you the kingdom”, it was the “Father’s will that Christ came to do”, John 7:16-23, and “According as He hath chosen us in Him (Christ) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children BY Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” Ephesians 1:4-5 Redemption is NOW complete, all things that Jesus had as a part in man’s eternal salvation, He has completed, so the Son will return to the Godhead the infinite, un-originated, absolute equality They had before the grand mystery, the plan of redemption, and the church was ever the thought of the Father!! The term God, here, refers to the Godhead, not just the Father! The distinctions made necessary by the coming of the Word into the world to accomplish salvation will be NO MORE, therefore the distinctions in the roles played (which necessitated the distinguishing descriptive titles, they were never names per se) by the eternal Three will be dropped!! Jesus and the Spirit will return to Their original forms and positions They had before the world began!! “And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own Self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.” John 17:5 “Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” Philippians 2:6
God (all three) gave Jesus a job to do. That job was to defeat sin, vanquish death, and liberate those who would make up the Church of Christ. The day will come when that task will be fully and finally accomplished, and then, to think of the thing in pictorial terms, the Son will return to the Father the object of His greatest love, the Church, ready to fellowship with Deity for the endless realms of eternity and like the victor coming home, Christ will judge those of His Church finding those who “remained faithful unto death” will “present her to the Father, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that we would be holy and without blemish.” As the Godhead sent forth the Son to redeem the world (Church), so in the end of all things this World (Church, John 3:16) God will receive to the glory of the Son. Then, there will be nothing in heaven or in earth outside the love and power of God!! What lies beyond that has not been revealed!!