Jehovah's Witness

Sect. A : “Jehovah identifies his own witness” and refers to Isa. 43:10-12

Isaiah 43:10-12
    Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord (Jehovah), and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. [11] I, even I, am the Lord (Jehovah); and beside me there is no saviour. [12] I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.

Let's look at what this scripture is really saying.  Verse 10:   The Lord is claiming that, as His witness, you may believe and understand that Jehovah God is the "Servant" of Isaiah 52;12-53;12, which is Jesus:

Isaiah 52:13
    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

He goes on to say that there has never been, nor will there ever be, another God formed. So then how does the Watchtower turn Jesus into “A” god in John 1:1?

Verse 11 says that Jehovah God Himself is our savior, and there is NO OTHER savior but Jehovah God Himself. Can I ask you, how then can Jesus be our savior if HE is not Jehovah?

Titus 3:4 "... when the kindness and the love for man on the part of our SAVIOR, GOD WAS MANIFESTED " (manifested - Gr. "epiphaino" - (lit.) "become visible; appear")
Titus 1:3; 2:10 says that God is our savior.
Titus 1:4; 3:6 says that Jesus is our savior.

Finally in verse 12, God proclaims that HE HIMSELF saved and there is NO strange god among you. How do you explain this verse when the Watchtower has turned Jesus into “a” god, which is a “strange god” and yet it was Jesus Himself that saved us?

Jesus confirms that HE is Jehovah and the servant, the one speaking in Isaiah 43 when He said Acts 1:8   Jesus says " will be WITNESSES of ME.”

Should we be a Jehovah's witness or Jesus' witness? (More on this in 22. Jesus.)

The BTD goes on to say that “the line of faithful witnesses began with Abel” and ref. Hebrews chapter 11 to 12:1

Heb. 11:4 Abel was NOT a "Jehovah's witness", but a witness of FAITH.  “By FAITH Able offered God (a better sacrifice)..” His FAITH bore witness of his righteousness. In fact ALL of Chapter 11 deals with men of FAITH and is summed up in 12:2 in which Jesus Himself is the “author and finisher of our faith”.

(Salvation is by FAITH. see "38- Salvation")

Rom 5:1-2  “Therefore, now we have been declared righteous as a result of FAITH let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom also we have access by FAITH into His Grace (undeserved kindness).

No one is justified by their good works or by observing the law but only by FAITH in Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:20-24,28 & 4:4-6)

The BTD then reduces Jesus to have been a “Jehovah's Witness” referring to John 18:37, Rev. 1:5 and 3:14.

In John 18:37 Jesus was NOT a "Jehovah's Witness" but rather a "...witness  to the Truth.” Jesus said "I am the way, the TRUTH and the Life.."

If Jesus IS the Truth, then He is a witness of Himself, “THE TRUTH”! Which also explains the other 2 verses of His witness… “to the truth”!

 If you will read  1 John 5:9-13 you will find that the FATHER "...has borne WITNESS CONCERNING HIS SON." And whomever does not receive this witness from God "...has made Him (God) a liar..”

God is a witness of Jesus (1 John 5:9-13),  the Holy Spirit is a witness of Jesus (John 15:26) & Jesus commanded us to be ".. witnesses of ME (Jesus) (Acts 1:8).

Who's witness are you?

Rev. 19:10 The Interlinear says "....A fellow slave of you I am, and of the brothers of you, having the witness of Jesus; to God, give worship. For the witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Are your prophets “witnesses of Jesus''? Or are they a “False witness” and a “false prophet”?

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