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Simple questions to the Jehovah's Witnesses

What is almighty?

There is in the lives of people a foundation all people share. It is the semantic load of terms, everywhere the same. The meaning of the words man learns from childhood to be able to find his way around the world at all.

Although the languages are very different and for example the Eskimos have in their language much more distinct and separate terms for snow than the rest of the world, the basics are of an axiomatic nature. They are what they are and in their significance they can not be decomposed furtherly.

Let's take care about the word "omnipotent / almighty". At Wikipedia, we read:

Almighty is therefore that being which masters all kinds of situations, the laws of creation and decay are not subject to it, and it owns fantastic skills - such as alone with the will to effect, which is denied to the rest of the world.

This is a pretty thin explanation. It seems to shirk the item "God" deliberately. But every Christian, and sometimes one or another atheist, knows that God is almighty (if He really does exist).

Jesus says in Matthew 28, 18: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me."

This sentence is tantamount to the declaration: "I am God!" But the Jehovah's Witnesses say, Jesus was just an angel. How can we reconcile this?

It can not be reconciled!

The Hope of the Jehovah's Witnesses
The Hope of the Jehovah's Witnesses

The Watchtower Society has a fundamental interest in making Jesus appear as a marginal figure in order to add their own factors that have to been met by the people supposedly to enter the Kingdom of Jehovah. Once the good news of being rescued by faith in Jesus Christ works from Jesus himself out actually, the raison d'etre, the meaning of the Watchtower Society is zero. Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ from His own is therefore the worst thorn in the side of the Watchtower Society. It must somehow manage to strip Jesus from his glory so far, that is left only a small official, who then only is existing as a indirect key ingredient in the teaching of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Although he still is remaining (at present) as a condition for the rescue in the toolbox of the Watch Tower Society, but he is far less responsible for the entire work. Because the Watchtower Society has dared to take a role of mediator in addition to Him. While the Bible is clear that there is no other mediator between God and man than Jesus, the Watchtower writer's proclaim the message that salvation is achieved only by using the quasi-"prefix": Watchtower.

To fill this teaching with meaning, they have to make a minor character from Jesus, which is ineffective without the doctrine of the Jehovah's Witnesses. This depression of the saving Jesus must logically have the consequence that He can not be omnipotent. ecause if it's true what he says about himself, the doctrine of the Jehovah's Witnesses did its last breath and has to give itself recognized as one of the boldest attempts of Satan to distract people from Jesus.

Jesus says in Matthew 28, 18: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me."

Do we want to approach in faith and sincerely to the cause or do we want to do clever twists and turns, to relieve Jesus of His omnipotent position? The latter do the Jehovah's Witnesses. Many of them do not even know the backgrounds and believe in all seriousness that they are the most loyal disciples, and they would see Jesus as the only ones in a correct way.

Here is the open question:

In the words of Jesus, he is omnipotent. That understands every child and every honest man once and forever. He himself has stated clearly that he is the Almighty.

But the Watchtower Society says, that Jesus indeed did not meant what He stated. Oh. He says something and means it in that way, that the Watchtower Society wants to know centuries later. Oh. This is of course something else.

Then indeed nothing in the Bible is true anymore and then you have to let explain every detail by the Watchtower Society. If already such clear cases can be understood correctly only by the Watchtower Society, then we can not longer trust our own eyes! Then our brain is worthless and we have to let it replace by the Watchtower Society. Brainwashing.

If even the most obvious clarity is supposedly wrong, then the Watchtower Society must possess a very special "holy spirit".

I have always assumed that one can trust the words of Jesus. How do you think about that?


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