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!!