Ignorant and unstable persons distort the truth

//Ignorant and unstable persons distort the truth

QUESTION #10 – In your Kingdom Interlinear Translation of John 14:14, it shows the word ‘me’ in the original text that is missing. A word for word literal translation would be something like, “if ever anything you should ask me in the name of me, this shall I do.” So if translated correctly, it means we can pray to Jesus himself in his name. If we can pray to Jesus himself in his own name, who does that make Jesus?

ANSWER – A word-for-word translation is not really a translation. It is a transliteration. And as anyone knows who bothers to read a transliteration some passages are difficult to understand, assuming one does not know Greek. The task of a translator is to make sense of the original language by rendering it in the best possible way to convey the intended meaning.

Obviously the transliteration of John 14:14 is very awkward; “If ever anything you should ask me in the name of me.” That is why even trinitarian Bible producers have translated the verse the same way as the NWT. For example, the King James Version says: “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

It is rather pathetic that a person would advocate using a transliteration instead of a properly translated version, even a version published by trinitarians. It shows the perversity of those who will use any means possible to create a misunderstanding in someone who maybe uncertain. How true the words of the inspired apostle, who wrote of Paul’s letters: “He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” —2 Peter 3:16 NIV


QUESTION #11 – Stephen prayed to Jesus in Acts 7:59. Your translation diluted the meaning of the text for obvious reasons. However, we know it means prayer because the Watch Tower admitted this in their 1950 version of Acts 7:59. Also, common sense tells us that it is a prayer since Jesus was nowhere near Stephen during his death and he said ‘receive my spirit’. If Jesus can be prayed to, who does this mean he is then?

ANSWER – Stephen did not pray to Jesus. This is a vivid demonstration of how ignorant and unstable people distort the Scriptures. Just as a card trickster tries to divert the attention of the observer so they will be less likely to notice the sleight-of-hand trick, the trinitarian tries to draw your attention to a single word, to the neglect of the context.

The trick is to try to get you to not reason on the Scriptures or make informed judgments. But a simple reading of the context reveals that Stephen had a miraculous vision — an epiphany. He saw the heavens open up and he saw the Son of man standing at the right hand of God. When Stephen announced his vision the maddened Jews began stoning him to death, at which point Stephen spoke to Jesus and asked him to receive his spirit.

Obviously very few people have ever seen either Christ or Jehovah in vision. One of the few who had, other than Stephen, was John. The entire Revelation was a vision John had while he was a prisoner on the island of Patmos. John spoke to Jesus in heaven —in the vision. Was he praying to him? No. He was responding to the vision —participating in it.

Neither was Stephen praying to Jesus. He was witnessing to the Jews regarding Christ’s resurrection and ascension to heaven. And since Jehovah had made Jesus the resurrection and the life —meaning he has been given the keys of death and the Grave —it was most appropriate for Stephen to appeal to Jesus to receive his spirit.

Ironically, the very last thing Jesus said before he expired was, “Into your hands I entrust my spirit.” Of course, no trinitarian will acknowledge that Christ appealed to Jehovah to restore his life. But that is what he did.

The fact that Stephen was a participant in a supernatural vision is lost on the trinitarian. They would have you believe that Stephen and all the early Christians routinely prayed to Jesus —not his Father. But needless to say, if anyone today experienced a rapturous vision of Jehovah and Christ in heaven at the very moment they were being executed, more than likely they would speak to Jesus —even appeal to him for salvation. Of course, it is safe to assume that no scripture-twisting trickster will ever be in that position.

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2017-03-13T19:28:43+00:00 March 13th, 2017|60 Questions|14 Comments
  • rajan

    Robert, you are on a roll. Sock it to ’em

  • Revv_zone@gmail.com Please8834

    I like this article, think ill find use for it. It’s a nice way of saying, that tritarians are thick headed and ignorant and not really saying there stupid, just that they have alot to learn. However my opinion is they are stupid, for the fact that they have shown themselves to be deceived by denying the Christ as Gods son .. Thumbs up Robert

  • Burt Reynolds

    The truth is so simple to understand when truth is spoken.

  • #transLITERation

    question is just more crap trinitarian foolery

  • Revv_zone@gmail.com Please8834

    Federal Courts Say Foreigners, Not US Citizens, Are Entitled To Due Process — Paul Craig Roberts

  • Simpletruth

    I love how you mention Jesus’ last words where he entrusted his spirit to his father, Jehovah. I wonder what the Trinitarian is thinking when he/she reads that. Hmmm…

    • Joseph Stephan

      The problem is trinitarians are not thinking, because they would see the simple truth that Jesus is Jehovah’s only begotten son.❤

      https://youtu.be/UonsJlKD1vE

      • Simpletruth

        Very true

      • Thanks for posting these “Jesus of Nazareth” clips, Joseph of Carolina. Sure, Franco Z strays off script and embellishes, and Jesus obviously didn’t have piercing blue eyes and all that, but as far as capturing the raw emotion and character of the people and Jesus, I think it is one of the bestJC films ever made.

        • Joseph Stephan

          Your welcome, I agree! Makes you feel like you are there living in the time period reliving some of Christ experiences.

          • Burt Reynolds

            I find it greatly enhances the word and the wisdom, Joseph of Carolina, just as Robert of Robertathea hath stated. It’s a pity you don’t live in Oklahoma, or down by the Swanee River, or the Camptown Racetrack….I could have gone to town on one of those.

  • With Trinitarians I always use the argument about Satan tempting Jesus with all the kingdoms of the world. If Jesus was God, wouldn’t he have said: “Hang on, they’re mine anyway like everything else in the universe I created!”? 🙂

    • Taye L. Omotosho

      Jesus was the sacred secret of the kingdom for mankind to be saved that is why he would not come out to satan he is God. if he did, then he had come to pride himself and also come to display his power as a man who cant be touched. what is the mission here? To be killed and to die for us(mankind). He wouldnt have said that. Come to think of it, Do you think in a right sense, if the father comes to the earth, he would behave or display a superheroism to save mankind? God will need to humble himself for so many things to take place. Do think if God comes on earth to save you, he would say to his enemies and his people that “I am God and I have come to save thee” First, People willl not believe him and secondly, if they do, do you think the mission of dying will be achieved? if people eventually know, do you think they will want to kill God?

  • Taye L. Omotosho

    who breathed the spirit into man in the first place? God and why would stephen ask or pray to Jesus to take it when he knows God giveth life and taketh. This explanation above is faulty and attacking. I still see No POINT raised there. Stephen prayed to Jesus and asked Jesus to recieve his spirit and not God? if Gods glory is beside Jesus and Jesus is at the right hand which means authority, this is God’s nature. Jesus is God…I Cor 2:14 But a physical man doesnt accept the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually. if the reasoning book on page 148 can ask ” did God have a beginning?’ and what comes next is Psalm 90:2 …from time indefinite to time indefinte, he has been existing. To a common man, does that make sense? but watchtiwer says it is difficult to accept but we cant question it. if that is the case, why would you question an almighty God appearing in three persons at the same time to carry out a purpose? if satan can appear in 300 countries at the same time, what stops God manifesting himself as different persons. Luke 1:37 …with God all things are possible. Your arguement above doesnt hold waters

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