Is Jesus Superior to Jehovah?

//Is Jesus Superior to Jehovah?

Stumper question #42

In Phil 2:9, the NWT inserts the word “other”, even though it doesn’t appear in the original Greek (see Gr-Engl Interlinear). What is the reason for inserting this word? Is the word “Jehovah” a name? See Ex 6:3, Ps 83:18, and Isa 42:8. How would the verse read if the word “other” had not been inserted? What does scripture say about adding words to the Bible? See Prov 30:5-6.

The anonymous purveyor of these stumper questions betrays his own profound ignorance. The truth is, every translation inserts words where it is justified to convey the intended meaning of the original language.

Taken in context Paul explained Jesus’ new position relative, not only to God, but to everyone else. Paul wrote: “For this very reason, God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every other name, so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend—of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.”

Any person with common sense who reads the text honestly, without the intent to deceive themselves, will recognize that God and Jesus are not equal. Paul wrote that God exalted Jesus to a higher position and kindly gave Jesus a name, which means authority, above everyone —including the angels. Since God is the one doing the exalting and bestowing the honor it is self-evident that the one who receives the honor is not greater than the one who conveys it. 

Obviously, Jesus did not always occupy a superior position. Nor was his name always honored above all other names. As Paul indicates in his letter to the Philippians, Christ was so honored because of his great humility before God and his obedience in coming to earth and subjecting himself to a cruel death. Besides, no sane person would believe that Jehovah honors himself and exalted himself to a superior position. How could the Most High attain a more superior position? Yet that is the kind of stupidity that trinitarians embrace and espouse. And no doubt most will until the bitter end.

It is beyond their grasp that Jehovah exalted his only-created Son and gave him a name above all others. And because of their abiding hatred of the name of Jehovah, which all of the most popular versions of the Bible have removed completely, they cannot accept the simple truth that God did not exalt Jesus above himself.

But since that is undeniably true, the name of Jesus is above every other name —the exception being the name of God himself. Since that truth is clearly evident in the text the New World Translation is perfectly justified in inserting “other,” since it is implied that Jesus is not above God. 

Yes, of course, the word Jehovah is a name.

2016-12-08T15:10:21+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Answers|18 Comments
  • Merton

    Some people are just so far from the truth it’s embarrassing. God made Jesus Lord. Simple reading comprehension. Acts 2:36 and Psalm 110:1. God or rather Yahweh made Jesus Lord. And everyone will bow to Jesus the same way that everybody bowed to Israel’s Lord, King David. God made King David Lord of Israel and now God has made Jesus Lord over all creation.

    Israelites bowed down to King David and Jehovah. All of creation is to now bow down before King Jesus and Jehovah.

    If you don’t understand these things, you don’t understand God’s authority structure.

    • embarrassing* i know, i say that often myself

  • iscamer

    Jesus is Jehovah so obviously no erroneous tinkering with the scripture was actually necessary here. I would advise you to read the bible honestly and then come to the right conclusion instead of just reading in what you want it to say.

  • Brian

    “You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like
    the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did
    not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?” Isaiah 29
    This scripture should say it all for anyone that doubts the Jesus is not in subjection to the father/potter.
    I can only imagine that this is what Satan’s problem was.

  • iscamer

    Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.”

  • iscamer

    Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

  • iscamer

    Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image,in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Why did God said, “Let us if they are two different persons. If they are one and the same then God would have said Let me

      • iscamer

        Different persons, same essence, qualities, power.

      • Brian

        I didn’t see the comment, but it obviously lost on some people what you are referring to, it is pretty simple once you know, therein lies a problem for some though.

      • iscamer

        Different persons, same essence, qualities, power.

      • (sarcasm) schizofrenik?

      • Nancy Cousintine

        For reasons unknown, I cannot respond to the responses you gave me in another thread.. sorry..for some reason it is locked. If you wish to re reply I’ll be happy to answer your questions. Have a good day. Peace

  • Paulo Vicentini

    Trinitarians fail to grasp the simple difference between God and Jesus. On the other hand JWs fails to grasp that this very exaltation accomplished on Heaven by God signifies that Jesus was enthroned (made King) in the throne of Jah as King of Heaven long before 1914.

    • iscamer

      He was Deity before His resurrection. And King in waiting until His resurrection

    • John 12:13 John 18:37

  • Umm , Nancy it’s called Blocked, not locked, maybe the brother got tired of your nonsense.

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