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Jehovah's Witnesses

Question: I read two of the books Jehovah's Witnesses offered us, and I see most of it's based from Scripture. Why is this a cult? And why does the scene of Jesus and the repentant robber quote him saying, "Assuredly I say to you, you will be in paradise with me today." I'm very confused about it!  


Answer: Jehovah's Witnesses' version of the Bible does add to and delete words from the Scriptures in such a way that it alters their understanding of God. For example, they deny that Jesus is God -- one with the Father – and that He is part of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The key Scriptures I use when I discuss this with Jehovah’s witnesses are the following – in this order:


“Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’ And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Re 21:5-7


“…behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” Re 22:12-13


As I read the two passages from Revelation, I ask, “Is this God, the One you call Jehovah?” And they always answer yes. Then I read the next two and ask who those verses refer to:


“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so,  Amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the ‘Almighty.”  (Re 1:5-8)


“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia….’

"Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,  “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.”  Re 1:12-19


To answer your second question, I suggest you go to this page: http://www.crossroad.to/HisWord/verses/topics/time-space.htm   It shows that God’s eternity is not bound by time like our earthly life. In other words, what occurs at a moment of time to us can happen immediately in His heavenly Kingdom. Perhaps it will make sense when you read the Scriptures.



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