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More Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses

This is the last installment of 60 questions for Jehovah's Witnesses Question #54: If Jesus died on a torture stake with a single nail through both hands, why does John 20:25 say that NAILS were used for his hands? The questioner already asked this question. It was answered here (#41) Question #55: if Jesus died on a torture stake with arms positioned vertically above his head, then why [...]

2019-10-13T14:40:08+00:00February 21st, 2018|Answers|15 Comments

How many Jehovahs are there?

Question #51: How do you explain the 2 Jehovahs stated in Genesis 19:24? This was removed from your 2013 Bible, but is in prior versions. Jehovah made it rain sulfur and fire from Jehovah. Which means there are 2 Jehovahs. By reading the previous context this can be proven too. For example, Jehovah was physically standing before Abraham in Genesis 18:22. So the Jehovah that was on Earth [...]

2019-10-13T14:39:43+00:00February 20th, 2018|Answers|41 Comments

I will not give my glory to anyone else

Question #50: Why does Jehovah share his glory with Jesus (eg. John 17:5 & Revelation 5:12-13), but scripture is clear that Jehovah does not share his glory with anyone (eg. Isaiah 42:8 & Isaiah 48:11)? The answer to the question is profound. Jehovah shares his glory with Jesus as an expression of his appreciation. Moreover, the underlying theme of scripture is that the Messiah came to vindicate his Father at great personal [...]

2019-10-13T14:41:16+00:00February 18th, 2018|Answers|26 Comments

Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Question #48: Why is it that you are called 'Jehovah's Witnesses' but Isaiah 62:2 says God would call his people by a new name (single name, not names) and that new name was already assigned in Acts 11:26? Originally all of Jesus’ disciples were said to belong to The Way. No doubt that is because Jesus said of himself, that he was the way, the truth [...]

2019-10-13T14:41:25+00:00February 16th, 2018|Answers|21 Comments

Jesus was a God-fearing man

Question #46: Since Jehovah's Witnesses believe that you cannot truly know someone without knowing their name, doesn't this mean that you don't know your own God then since nobody knows the true name of God? Probably the most important aspect of knowing that God has a personal name, regardless of what the correct pronunciation of the Hebrew may be, is that it distinguishes God from his [...]

2019-10-13T14:41:35+00:00February 15th, 2018|Answers|4 Comments

You will have to know that I am Jehovah

Question #44: Why do you make a big deal out of the invented name 'Jehovah' when your own organization admitted several times that nobody actually knows the true name of God? Trinitarians make a big deal out of the supposed unknowableness of the exact spelling of YHWH. Their hypocrisy, however, is on full display due to the fact they proclaim Jesus to be God anyway. [...]

2019-10-13T14:41:44+00:00February 14th, 2018|Answers|7 Comments

Jesus and the throne of God

Question #40: Why did the translators of your Bible conveniently fail to insert the word 'Jehovah' in Philippians 2:11, Romans 10:9, and 1 Corinthians 12:3? I feel embarrassed for the questioner. He wants to be a teacher of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but like Paul said of the would-be-teachers of his day, so too trinitarians, who are “wanting to be teachers of the law when they have no sense either of the [...]

2019-10-13T14:41:52+00:00February 13th, 2018|Answers|11 Comments

Whose blood is it?

Question #39: Why did your translators insert the word 'Son' at Acts 20:28 into the text even though it is nowhere to be found in the original text? Your original 1950 Version of Acts 20:28 included the word 'Son' in brackets, but your current 2013 Version of Acts 20:28 has no brackets or footnotes at all! If properly translated, this would mean God purchased with his [...]

2019-10-13T14:42:01+00:00February 12th, 2018|Answers|16 Comments

Did men bow before Jesus because he was God?

Question #38: Why does your Bible render the word 'proskuneo' as 'obeisance' in regards to Jesus (eg. Matthew 2:8,11), but as 'worship' in regards to Jehovah and even Satan (eg. Matthew 4:9-10)? Obeisance and worship are pretty much interchangeable terms, but can have slightly different connotations depending on the context.  According to the NAS lexicon the Greek word proskuneo literally means “to kiss the hand to [...]

2019-10-13T14:42:11+00:00February 12th, 2018|Answers|8 Comments

Questions regarding the holy spirit

Question #31: If the Holy Spirit is only Jehovah's active force, why does the Holy Spirit speak and use the pronouns "I" and "me" about himself in places like Acts 13:2 and Hebrews 3:7-11?  It is a literary device called personification. Various things are personified in the Bible. For example, the 8th chapter of Proverbs personifies wisdom. In the 5th chapter of Romans Paul refers to death as a [...]

2019-10-13T14:42:26+00:00February 12th, 2018|Answers|10 Comments