The Ultimate JW Apologetics Page


#1

Here is a page that lists some important JW teachings off the JW homepage. Scroll down to “WHAT JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BELIEVE”

Here is the part Im interested in dealing with (all citations are from the JW BIBLE, BE CAREFUL):

1-Bible is God’s Word and is truth 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; John 17:17

2-Bible is more reliable than tradition Matt. 15:3; Col. 2:8

3-God’s name is Jehovah Ps. 83:18; Isa. 26:4; 42:8, AS; Ex. 6:3

4-Christ is God’s Son and is inferior to Him Matt. 3:17; John 8:42; 14:28; 20:17; 1 Cor. 11:3; 15:28

5-Christ was first of God’s creations Col. 1:15; Rev. 3:14

6-Christ died on a stake, not a cross Gal. 3:13; Acts 5:30

7-Christ’s human life was paid as a ransom for obedient humans Matt. 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:5, 6; 1 Pet. 2:24

8-Christ’s one sacrifice was sufficient Rom. 6:10; Heb. 9:25-28

9-Christ was raised from the dead as an immortal spirit person 1 Pet. 3:18; Rom. 6:9; Rev. 1:17, 18

10-Christ’s presence is in spirit John 14:19; Matt. 24:3; 2 Cor. 5:16; Ps. 110:1, 2

(cont)


#2

(cont)

11-We are now in the ‘time of the end’ Matt. 24:3-14; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Luke 17:26-30

12-Kingdom under Christ will rule earth in righteousness and peace Isa. 9:6, 7; 11:1-5; Dan. 7:13, 14; Matt. 6:10

13-Kingdom will bring ideal living conditions to earth Ps. 72:1-4; Rev. 7:9, 10, 13-17; 21:3, 4

14-Earth will never be destroyed or depopulated Eccl. 1:4; Isa. 45:18; Ps. 78:69

15-God will eliminate present system of things in the battle at Har-Magedon Rev. 16:14, 16; Zeph. 3:8; Dan. 2:44; Isa. 34:2; 55:10, 11

16-Wicked will be eternally destroyed Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thess. 1:6-9

17-People God approves will receive everlasting life John 3:16; 10:27, 28; 17:3; Mark 10:29, 30

18-There is only one road to life Matt. 7:13, 14; Eph. 4:4, 5

19-Human death is due to Adam’s sin Rom. 5:12; 6:23

20-The human soul ceases to exist at death Ezek. 18:4; Eccl. 9:10; Ps. 6:5; 146:4; John 11:11-14

(cont)


#3

(cont)

21-Hell is mankind’s common grave Job 14:13, Dy; Rev. 20:13, 14, AV (margin)

22-Hope for dead is resurrection 1 Cor. 15:20-22; John 5:28, 29; 11:25, 26

23-Adamic death will cease 1 Cor. 15:26, 54; Rev. 21:4; Isa. 25:8

24-Only a little flock of 144,000 go to heaven and rule with Christ Luke 12:32; Rev. 14:1, 3; 1 Cor. 15:40-53; Rev. 5:9, 10

25-The 144,000 are born again as spiritual sons of God 1 Pet. 1:23; John 3:3; Rev. 7:3, 4

26-New covenant is made with spiritual Israel Jer. 31:31; Heb. 8:10-13

27-Christ’s congregation is built upon himself Eph. 2:20; Isa. 28:16; Matt. 21:42

28-Prayers are to be directed only to Jehovah through Christ John 14:6, 13, 14; 1 Tim. 2:5

29-Images should not be used in worship Ex. 20:4, 5; Lev. 26:1; 1 Cor. 10:14; Ps. 115:4-8

30-Spiritism must be shunned Deut. 18:10-12; Gal. 5:19-21; Lev. 19:31

(cont)


#4

(cont)

31-Satan is invisible ruler of world 1 John 5:19; 2 Cor. 4:4; John 12:31

32-A Christian ought to have no part in interfaith movements 2 Cor. 6:14-17; 11:13-15; Gal. 5:9; Deut. 7:1-5

33-A Christian should keep separate from world Jas. 4:4; 1 John 2:15; John 15:19; 17:16

34-Obey human laws that do not conflict with God’s laws Matt. 22:20, 21; 1 Pet. 2:12; 4:15

35-Taking blood into body through mouth or veins violates God’s laws Gen. 9:3, 4; Lev. 17:14; Acts 15:28, 29

36-Bible’s laws on morals must be obeyed 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; Heb. 13:4; 1 Tim. 3:2; Prov. 5:1-23

37-Sabbath observance was given only to Israel and ended with Mosaic Law Deut. 5:15; Ex. 31:13; Rom. 10:4; Gal. 4:9, 10; Col. 2:16, 17

38-A clergy class and special titles are improper Matt. 23:8-12; 20:25-27; Job 32:21, 22

39-Man did not evolve but was created Isa. 45:12; Gen. 1:27; Matt. 19:4

40-Christ set example that must be followed in serving God 1 Pet. 2:21; Heb. 10:7; John 4:34; 6:38

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#5

(cont)

41-Baptism by complete immersion symbolizes dedication Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:23; Acts 19:4, 5

42-Christians gladly give public testimony to Scriptural truth Rom. 10:10; Heb. 13:15; Isa. 43:10-12

YOUR MISSION -should you choose to accept it- is to take any one of theses points and refute it as follows:

-Pick a “teaching” that you know is unBiblical

-Use passages from a NON JW Bible and show why its unBiblical

-Tell why/how the passages they presented are bogus

-Use the OFFICIAL JW BIBLE to refute their “teaching”

-Any JW apologetics source/webpage citation/link is helpful

Think about this task, on that list (42 “teachings”) if we can group together and clearly refute even half of them we can make a huge difference. Some of the issues are hard to refute, but others are weak and should be no problem for us.

Who is with me?


#6

We agree with teachings:
1, 7, 8,17,18,19,22,23,27,30,34,36,37,39,42

JW major errors:
4,5,9,12,13,14,16,20,21,24,25

JW minor errors:
6,35,38,40

The rest are questionable.

I guess I will start with #9
9-Christ was raised from the dead as an immortal spirit person 1 Pet. 3:18; Rom. 6:9; Rev. 1:17, 18
This teaching is false because Jesus really was raised in a (immortal) physical body not a “spirit person”:
24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and place my finger in the mark of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe.” 26 Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.”-John20
Thomas was touching a physical body not a phantom.
The JW Bible New World Translation says the same thing:
25 Consequently the other disciples would say to him: “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them: “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails and stick my finger into the print of the nails and stick my hand into his side, I will certainly not believe.” 26 Well, eight days later his disciples were again indoors, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and he stood in their midst and said: “May YOU have peace.” 27 Next he said to Thomas: “Put your finger here, and see my hands, and take your hand and stick it into my side, and stop being unbelieving but become believing.”-Jn20 NWT


#7

I visited the site, CatholicDude.
As an ex-JW, reading that nauseating nonsense all over again reminded me of how I used to repeat that stuff like a parrot.
Ugh.
Thank God for the Catholic Faith.
Jaypeeto4 (aka Jaypeeto3)


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