What is the correct spelling of God's proper name "Yahweh" or "Jehovah"? 20 questions jehovahs witnesses cannot answer Oct 07, 2020 Posted By EL James Publishing TEXT ID c45eea5f Online PDF Ebook Epub Library please retry cdn 713 cdn 713 hardcover cdn 2873 4 used from cdn 3011 5 new from cdn 20 questions jehovahs witnesses cannot answer sep 06 2020 posted by mickey Amos 4:11 says, "'I caused an overthrow among you people, like God's overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah. (See Prov 30:5-6). THIS WAY HE COULD LEARN THE DEEEEPER THINGS IN the Bible; but first he needed to learn the basics. There are other passages, like Exodus 22:8-10 that use “elohim” for judges. If the Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force, why does he directly speak and refer to himself as "I" and "me" in Acts 13:2? Since the Watchtower organization claims "apostolic succession" who was it that "passed the torch of God's Spirit" to C. T. Russel when he founded the organization? 7:4-8 literal or symbolic?" Well, then, if you learn from an examination of your Bible that you are traveling a wrong religious road, be willing to change. And Greg Stafford is perfectly happy being called a henotheist. Can't be "Jehovah's Witnesses", for God already used it 20 chapters earlier. In Lk 20:37-38, how could Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob be "all living to him (God)", since they all died hundreds of years before Jesus said this? JW: But the word “God” is just a title that can be used for those on the side of God. What is the reason for inserting this word? Why does Jesus, in Jn 20:29, affirm Thomas for having come to this realization? Answer: This is taking a verse out of context because the Bible does not contradict itself. When I was in seminary in the 1970’s, I took Cults from Walter Martin and he had former Jehovah’s Witness Bill Cetnar speak to the class. The NWT translates the Greek word "kyrios" as "Jehovah" more than 25 times in the New Testament (Mt 3:3, Lk 2:9, Jn 1:23, Acts 21:14, Rom 12:19, Col 1:10, 1Thess 5:2, 1Pet 1:25, Rev 4:8, etc.). I just discovered your blog, and am so interested in it! For even though there are those who are called ‘gods,’ whether in heaven or on earth, just as there are many ‘gods’ and many ‘lords,’ there is actually to us one God the Father, out of whom all things are, and we for him; and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are, and we through him.” See, the Father is God, not Jesus. It is no surprise that I have yet to hear a coherent answer. Because Jesus did not know everything God knew, according to Jesus words. Rutherford INSPIRED WHEN he gave that talk in DC stating that 1935 was the date? Why does the NWT translate this Greek word as "means" in Mt 26:26-28, Mk 14:22-24, and Lk 22:19? Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for 20 Questions Jehovah's Witnesses Cannot Answer at Amazon.com. jehova witnesses claim also that jesus is michael the arcangle but hows that did he reincarnate hisself and died for our sins and was resurected. You have a road map, but you have not taken the time to check it carefully. In 2Pet 1:1, the NWT inserts the word "the". The Watchtower Society teaches that the earth will never be destroyed or depopulated. So this afternoon I get a call from this non-JW I have known for some years. Unless you eat the flesh of the son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves." How do you prove from the Bible that 1935 was the year for the selection to heaven stopped due to being filled? Buy 20 Questions Jehovah's Witnesses Cannot Answer by Love, Charles (ISBN: 9781597815079) from Amazon's Book Store. Isa 43:7 says God created "everyone ... for my OWN glory...". Jesus did not talk to himself. Do you still have the recording of the encounter/debate with Greg Stafford? To what was Jesus referring to by the term "this temple" in Jn 2:18- 19? If there are 144,000 spirit anointed people who have a heavenly hope, and a great crowd of people who have another hope of everlasting life on paradise earth, why does Paul say that there is only ONE hope (Eph 4:4), instead of two? The 1950, 1961, and 1970 editions of the NWT said that Jesus was to be worshipped (Heb. Why is the word "other" inserted? Why would the name God gave to His people not be "Christians" since Acts 11:26 says, "The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch"? How can the Word (Jesus) be "a god" if God says in Deut 32:39, "See now that I-I am he, and there are NO gods together WITH me ..."? Verse 11 tells us: “The issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD.” What if both parties swore that they were innocent? If the Watchtower Society decides to change any … See Prophecy Blunders of the Organization, See Jw's were disfellowshipped for rejecting generation doctrine, If the organization did not actually prophesy the end in 1925 and 1975, then how come so many Witnesses left the faith immediately afterwards? I read a book a couple of years ago suggesting a different approach to witnessing to JWs, and I’ve used it for the past 6 months with two JW ladies who meet with me weekly. Title: 20 Questions Jehovah's Witnesses Cannot Answer By: Charles Love Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 116 Vendor: Xulon Press Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 9.23 X 6.33 X 0.54 (inches) Weight: 12 ounces ISBN: 159781508X ISBN-13: 9781597815086 Stock No: WW815080 Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Questions to Ask A Jehovah's Witness; at a cart or during a Bible Study This article was originally intended for people studying with Jehovah's Witnesses, listing topics to discuss for a better understanding of Watchtower's less palatable doctrine. Don't hide next time the Jehovah's Witnesses come knocking. So he said at this point, the poor elder just started to get bent out of shape. I carried on an email dialog with one JW and after several months she ended our discussion with, “You just like to go around and destroy other people’s religions!”. If the NWT was consistent in translating "proskuneo" as "worship", how would the verses above referring to Christ read? If the great crowd is to have everlasting life on paradise EARTH, why does 1Thess 4:17 say, "...we the living who are surviving will, together with them, be caught away in clouds to MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR; and thus we shall always be with the Lord"? Jn 1:3 says in reference to Christ, "All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence". 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift ... Is it not hypocritical when you chide the "poor deluded Catholic" that his faith cannot find a Bible passage to support it, ... the poor publisher who saw an elder bring a ton of UNINSPIRED printouts and couldn't just take the Word of God and answer the man's question. If Christians are persecuted for the sake of Jehovah's name, why did Christ tell the first Christians that they would be persecuted for the sake of his (Jesus') name instead of Jehovah's (Mt 24:9, Mk 13:13, Lk 21:12, 17, Jn 15:21, and Acts 9:16)? Same with John 17:3. How sad! Yes, they’ve tried that with me but I point out all the verses that they have to “edit” to make that work. 32:39: “See now that I myself am He! How could Christ have been a created being if ALL things came into existence through him? These questions are also common among Unitarians, Muslims, and other non-Christian cults and beliefs. The Watchtower Society teaches that the 144,000 of Rev 7:4 is to be taken literally. What is the reason for the inconsistency in this translation? See Jn 2:21. I’m always reading your blog; I’m a chaplain in Brazil and I would like receive theological articles about deuteronomy. Declare the innocent not guilty, and so establish his innocence”). There is no god besides me.” If Jesus is a true god (by JW belief) and is seated at the right hand of the Father, what does that verse mean? If Jehovah's Witnesses maintain that "Yahweh" is more proper, why do they misspell it "Jehovah"? In the sermon on the mount, when Jesus was addressing the "great crowd" (Lk 6:17), why did he tell them in Lk 6:22-23, "...your reward is great in heaven ..."? You've got to feel sorry for the dear elder and especially the poor publisher who saw an elder bring a ton of UNINSPIRED printouts and couldn't just take the Word of God and answer the man's question. If you want to make effective arguments against the Trinity, you first need to have an accurate understanding of what it is and why so many people believe in it. Especially compare the Greek word "prosekunhsan" used with reference to God in Rev 5:14, 7:11, 11:16, and 19:4 and used with reference to Christ in Mt 14:33, 28:9, and 28:17. The Bible says there is only one God. What is the difference between a Catholic appealing to "what the organization tells him" about December 25 being the date of Jesus' birthday and a Jw' appealing to "what the organization tells him" about the date 1935? WAS J.F. Why the inconsistency in the translation of the word "esti"? See Prov 30:5-6. These questions have been read by thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses, but not a single one has tried to answer them! Every time "proskuneo" is used in reference to Jesus, it is translated as "obeisance" (Mt 14:33, 28:9, 28:17, Lk 24:52, Heb 1:6, etc. [Charles Love] -- "Plus: Charles Love, an ex-Witness elder shares his powerful testimony and his 30 year journey from Jehovah witnesses to Jesus." Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Every true Christian would agree that we should follow the commands of God. Was the devil, in Lk 4:9-11, putting Jehovah to the test or JESUS to the test? Most JWs will answer questions because they believe they have the truth, and they want to share it. Isa. Jesus talked to his Father, not to himself. Has the Society ever taught anything scripturally incorrect? I was just reading an article the other day that addressed one of the points you brought up–the distinction between “mighty god” and “almighty God.” Mike Licona addressed that issue in this article: http://www.bethinking.org/other-religions/introductory/what-to-say-to-jws—ch-3-biblical-texts-for-the-deity-of-christ.htm. Hi Vikki. 3. Therefore, according to the Bible, whoever does the will of God is a brother of Jesus and a partaker of the heavenly calling. In Rev 1:17-18, Jesus, the one who "became dead, but, look! All verses are from the NWT so that the translation of these verses cannot be questioned by Jehovah's Witnesses. What about the holy spirit is that a person to? This is something I have never considered. Do you see a difference between serving “as” God or “like” God and really being a god? Jehovah's Witnesses, please do not be unfair and expect others to always answer your questions, but never do the same in return. Please give me your reasons for your belief. Was the Writer of those articles INSPIRED? What the law calls for is a decision by God (“the owner of the house must appear before God,” v. 8; “both parties are to bring their cases before God,” v. 9). You trust him, sincerely believing that the way he has directed you is correct. Because JESUS gives us everlasting life (Jn 10:28), and so that JESUS will enter our house and be with us and give us the right to sit on his throne (Rev 3:20- 21). If not, then are you following the command of the Father who said "Listen to him". After all, if there is one God and if there are three persons in the Bible called God, then the three persons must be the one God. C: Then there would be lots of true Gods, but John 17:3 (NWT) says “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” If that’s true, how could you say that Jesus is a true God? If chapter 7 of Revelation is to be taken literally, where then does the Bible say that the 144,000 will come from? As for Ex. What about when they bring up passages such as Psalm 82:6 where the context dictates that “elohim” refers to human judges? How would the verse read if the word "the" was not inserted? Would pride or stubbornness prevent you from admitting that you are on the wrong road? What if someone points out the error? Do you partake of the flesh of Christ , as Jesus commanded, in order to have life in yourself and in order to live forever? Well, the bro told him the FDS helps us to understand the deeper meaning of things. See Gr-Engl Interlinear. When the prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true, that is the word that Jehovah did not speak . 17th July 2018 ... A JW cannot know they have eternal life until the end of the 1000 year reign when they must pass the final ‘test’ set out in Revelation 20:8. The other point he made was that in several contexts (e.g. How can it be then, that the Bible repeatedly says that Jesus Christ is our savior (Lk 2:11, Phil 3:20, Tit 2:13, 3:6, 2Pet 1:1, 2:20, 3:18, etc.)? Jn 1:3 says that Jesus created "all things", but in Isa 44:24, God says that he "by myself" created the heavens and the earth and asks the question "Who was with me?" The background to the approach is based on the fact that JWs are told unbelievable lies about Christian beliefs and practices–we’re all mean, stupid, and know nothing about the Bible, etc. 43:10 doesn’t say “before me no Almighty God was formed and neither was there any Almighty God formed after me.” The Hebrew certainly could have said that but it doesn’t. Rev 7:11 says that "before the throne" is in heaven where "all the angels were standing". Is not spelling more important than pronunciation? Do you see the difference?”. ], C: Okay, well, if you want to bring someone back, I’ll be glad to talk with them. The honest asnwer is “probably.” I have a slew of recordings. I told him the next time a JW stopped by to ask them this question: "How do you prove from the Bible that 1935 was the year that the selection to heaven stopped due to being filled?" Do you pray to Jesus as Paul and the early Christians did (1Cor 1:2)? Questions that Jehovah's Witnesses do not like to be asked... Because they know the answer proves their doctrine wrong! 18 common questions answered that Jehovah’s Witnesses stump Christians on! In Jn 20:28, Thomas refers to Jesus in Greek as "Ho kyrios moy kai ho theos moy". 20 questions jehovahs witnesses cannot answer Sep 13, 2020 Posted By Louis L Amour Media Publishing TEXT ID c45eea5f Online PDF Ebook Epub Library cdn 20 questions jehovahs witnesses cannot answer by anne golon file id ae455d freemium media library witness only 144000 will be saved and go to heaven this is the C: Hebrew doesn’t have capital letters so the capitalization of the “G” in those passages is an insertion by the NW translators to make us believe there are two categories of gods. If Christ was created by God and was the wisdom of God (Prov 8:1-4, 12, 22-31), then before Jesus would have been created, God would have had to have been without wisdom. Your question shows a complete lack of understanding of the scriptures. Were these Ex-Jw's in fact disfellowshipped for truth and knew things that the governing body did not? 4:10 and Mark 8:33, proving that he is different than Michael and that He had powers superior than angels. Christian: Let me ask you only one question and after you answer it, I’ll answer any question you want. Thanks! After all, Jesus died for your personal sins (1Jn 2:2, 1Pet 2:24). If so arn’t you accussing God of doing exactly what the demons did that got them kicked out of heaven!!! How can the organization know the exact number of vacancies today without any records from the first century? It is a mystery to me why you would think the Holy Spirit being a person somehow entails that he had sex with Mary. follow-up question: "If the 12,000 is symbolic, then is the total number 144,000 (12 tribes of 12,000) literal or symbolic?" Col 1:16, in talking about Jesus, says that "... All [other] things have been created through him and FOR HIM". Some Questions JW's Can't Answer: 1:) Why did the Apostle Thomas say that Jesus was his God? Questions to Ask A Jehovah's Witness; at a cart or during a Bible Study This article was originally intended for people studying with Jehovah's Witnesses, listing topics to discuss for a better understanding of Watchtower's less palatable doctrine. Why would the disciples be instructed to baptize in the name of anybody or anything who was not God? In Gal 4:6, how is it possible that the spirit of Christ could come into our hearts? Was there a particular question you were investigating? Referring to Lk 12:4-5, what would be left of a person after they were killed that could be thrown into Gehenna? Newest jehovahs-witnesses questions feed Since the Organization has received "new light" regarding the 1914 generation, and completely changed their view on this, does this mean that all the former Jehovah's witnesses who were disfellowshipped years ago for the same view the organization is now teaching will automatically be accepted into fellowship again? He was lost, so the elder told him that what he needed was A BIBLE STUDY. "Is the 12,000 from each tribe in Rev. Your question shows a complete lack of understanding of the scriptures. It is equivalent to their just inserting the word “almighty” in the text. Also, they are deeply deceived, and they are strongly discouraged by the Watchtower Society from THINKING. What if he, by referring to your own map, shows that you are on the wrong road? I wish more Christians would do what you are doing. SO HE ASKED HIM a series of questions: 1. ], This is all about logic. Jehovah's Witnesses, please do not be unfair and expect others to always answer your questions, but never do the same in return. So the non-JW told him that he had spoken to a former Bethelite who worked at the World Headquarters of JW's aka "1" who indicated to him that, "As JW's, we don't do interpretations since it only belongs to Jehovah." Buy 20 Questions Jehovah's Witnesses Can't Answer by Charles Love in Paperback format at Koorong (9781597815079). What does scripture say about adding words to the Bible? New members would be part of the "non-anointed Great Crowd". I’m studing the chapter 28. Can you think of a time when someone says that ‘X’ is the ‘only true’ ‘X’ that it doesn’t make everything else in that category false? No. The non-JW was ready with his questions. I’ve used it ever since with Jehovah’s Witnesses at my door, with JW Greg Stafford and other JWs on my radio program, and with JW elders at Kingdom Halls (By the way, I was 16 the first time I went into a Kingdom Hall to witness to the JWs). What follows is the line of reasoning Cetnar presented. I’ve tried this line of reasoning on message boards before, but it has never worked out for me. The reason their arguments are ineffective with educated Christians is because the arguments are based on simple misunderstandings. Jesus Christ is referred to as "Mighty God" in Isa 9:6 ("For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us ... And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God ..."). Since Abraham died hundreds of years before Jesus said this, how could Jesus say that Abraham "saw it and rejoiced", if there is no conscious awareness after death? NO 3. Alex, That makes sense, Alex! Why is the comma placed after "today" instead of after "you" in this verse? Thus, if a Jehovah’s Witness is discovered to possess “apostate” (anti-Jehovah’s Witness) literature, he runs the risk of being disfellowshipped. That doesn’t entail that Jehovah had sex with Mary, does it? It’s his nature. By the way do you believe God has multiple personality disorder? Do you follow this command and listen to Jesus? 8-9 the NIV translators have chosen to render ʾelōhîm as “judges,” a translation that in our opinion cannot be sustained. C: Okay, here’s my question: How can you believe there are two true Gods when the Bible says there is only one God? How could Jesus receive Stephen's spirit if a man's spirit ceases to exist when the body dies? says, "But now they are reaching out for a better [place], that is, one belonging to heaven..." and, "... their God for he has made a city ready for them." They have a computer in the Elder's Office at the hall so the elder printed out a ton of WT publications to take over. If men edited out the name of God, "YHWH" when they copied the New Testament, as only the Watchtower organization claims, then how can we have any confidence in any of the New Testament? In fact, a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses left me a magazine earlier this year in which the doctrine of the Trinity was misrepresented. I have been studying about JW doctrine so that I can better reach out to my JW friends. Since Jehovah's Witnesses appeal to Isa 43:12; 44:8 for scriptural support that they should be called, "Jehovah's Witnesses" then what was the "new name" prophesied in Isa 62:2? How is it possible that God could have ever been without wisdom? This distinction is fundamental to the So my man asked him, "If I have a Bible study, will I then be able to turn to the Inspired Word of God and find the 1935 date showing that God shut the door?" When I was in seminary in the 1970’s, I took Cults from Walter Martin and he had former Jehovah’s Witness Bill Cetnar speak to the class. The English suggests that one is greater than the other, but that is not what the underlying Hebrew suggests. How can this be if the Watchtower Society teaches that only 144,000 people go to heaven? Be inspired as Christy discusses effective questions you can ask your Jehovah’s Witness friends when they challenge you with their Bible. If so, I think that would adequately answer the JW’s I’ve talked to, but I kind of feel like I need to go look up every case of “elohim” just to make sure. I don’t know of any particular articles on Deuteronomy. The Bible says that ONLY God is our savior (Hos 13:4, Isa 43:11,45:21, etc.). This does require a lot of Bible study beforehand, and a willingness to listen to complete nonsense from them with a calm demeanor, but I have reason to believe it will bear fruit. Eph. The elder went into the talk that Rutherford gave in DC, and showed him all the articles that stated the door shut in 1935. If the name Jehovah is so important, then why is it never used in the entire Greek New Testament? In Mk 9:7, God the Father commands us to listen to Jesus. There’s only a contradiction if you say Jesus and Jehovah are gods in the same sense. Heb 9:28, speaking of Christ, says "... and the second time he appears..." How can Christ APPEAR a second time if he will not have a visible return to earth? So my friend asked him, "Since you can't take me directly to the Bible and show me this, unlike if I asked is stealing ok then would you agree that it calls for some form of INTERPRETATION?" How can this be since by definition of these words there can only be one first and one last? Hi Sam, In God’s case, God really IS three persons. OUR DEAR ELDER MADE a serious mistake here for he said, "Yes it does." This misunderstanding you seem to have about the Trinity is understandable. According to your beliefs, is Satan a “person” or is that merely a name for the force of evil? If so did it commit fornication with Mary? BUT you would understand how we came to understand that 1935 was the date according to the Bible." [That hasn’t happened yet. Jesus tells us to go directly to him (Mt 11:28-30), and the Father commanded us to listen to Jesus. In Rev 14:13, how can the dead be "happy" and find "rest" if there is no conscious awareness after death? Multiple personality disorder is when one person somehow develops multiple personalities. C: No, I’m pointing out that Jehovah’s Witnesses are polytheists who believe there is more than one true God, even though the Bible tells us there is only one true God. Am I reading into this? Over the last decade, far fewer Bible studies progress to baptism. Thank you. I saw Dr. Clay Jones at a recent Christian apologetics conference in San Diego, California. If the translation of this phrase in Lk 23:43 was consistent with the translation of this phrase in all the other verses in which it appears (see concordance), and the comma was placed after the word "you", how would it read? And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” So then, does Jehovah equal almighty God? If Jesus Christ is Michael the Archangel, how can Mt 25:31 say, "When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and ALL the angels with him, ...". I am living forever and ever", refers to himself as the first and the last. And you came to be like a log snatched out of [the] burning; but you did not come back to me,' is the utterance of Jehovah." Rev 20:10 says, "And the Devil ... the wild beast and the false prophet [already were]; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever." JW: But in Ex. Rev 7:14-15 says, "...There are the ones that come out of the great tribulation ... That is why they are before the throne of God ...". Jehovah’s Witness: James 2:24 says a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. They and the court would simply have to leave the matter in God’s hands for disposition, as Solomon envisioned in his prayer in 1 Kgs 8:31-32 (“When a man wrongs his neighbor and is required to take an oath and he comes and swears the oath before your altar in this temple, then hear from heaven and act. Since JWs believe Jesus was Michael the Archangel, I like to point out that in Jude 1:9, Michael does not dare to rebuke Satan, but rather claimed that only the Lord could rebuke him. when the heavens and the earth were created. Hi Douglas, Someone has told you the road to take. But if both parties had (as the covenant expects) a proper fear of God (i.e., a fear of the consequence of disobeying him), it would normally be the case that, under oath, one of them would somehow and to some sufficient degree admit to being in the wrong in the dispute over the piece of property and would accept the requirement that he pay back double to his neighbor.” Douglas K. Stuart, New American Commentary – Volume 2: Exodus, (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2006), 506-507. In Rev 19:1, where does it say that the "great crowd" will be? If the Watchtower organization rejects others calling them "inspired" yet the Watchtower organization does call themselves "God's Spirit-directed Prophet" what is the difference? He basically made two points. See Greek-English Interlinear. After all, it says in Isaiah 43:10-11 (NWT), “Before me there was no God formed, and after me there continued to be none.” And Isa: 44:6 (NWT) says: “I am the first and I am the last, and besides me there is no God.”. You have a lot of patience. If the Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force, how could he: Be referred to as "he" and "him" in Jn 16:7-8 and Jn 16:13-14; Bear witness - Jn 15:26; Feel hurt - Isa 63:10; Be blasphemed against - Mk 3:29; Say things - Ezek 3:24, Acts 8:29, 10:19, 11:12, 21:11, Heb10:15-17, Rev 2:7; Desire - Gal 5:17; Be outraged - Heb 10:29; Search -1Cor 2:10; Comfort - Acts 9:31; Be loved - Rom 15:30 ; Be lied to and be God - Acts 5:3-4? Is it not hypocritical when you chide the "poor deluded Catholic" that his faith cannot find a Bible passage to support it, when the same goes for you and 1935? Could the new name be "Christian" after our savior "Christ"? But isn’t it your position that Jehovah was the one who brought about the miracle of the virgin birth? These questions have been read by thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses, but not a single one has tried to answer them! Why is the NWT not consistent in translating kyrios (kurion) as "Jehovah" in Rom 10:9, 1Cor 12:3, Phil 2:11, 2Thess 2:1, and Rev 22:21 (see Gr-Engl Interlinear)? So my dear friend asked him, "Who in the JW religion does the interpretation? NO. 20 questions jehovahs witnesses cannot answer Sep 19, 2020 Posted By Laura Basuki Ltd TEXT ID d451bddb Online PDF Ebook Epub Library by subject 20 questions jehovahs witnesses cannot answer charles love 43 out of 5 stars 53 paperback 1249 answering jehovahs witnesses subject by subject david a reed We all know what the poor elder had to say to ALL those questions 1. Referring to Isa 14:9-17, if there is no conscious awareness after death, how could Sheol "... become agitated at you in order to meet you on coming in..." (v.9), how could the souls in Sheol "... speak up and say to you..." (v.10-11), how could the souls in Sheol when "...seeing you will gaze even at you; they will give close examination even to you, [saying,] 'Is this the man'..." (v. 16-17), and how would you be aware that this was happening? If Jesus was a created being, then according to Jn 1:3, Jesus would have had to create himself. Jesus uses the phrase "Truly I say to you, ..." over 50 times in the Bible. JW: That passage is teaching that there are no capital “G” gods. ), even though it is the same word in the Greek (see Gr-Engl Interlinear). Clay, Hello Dr. Jones, Hi Matt, My family members were Jehovah's Witnesses at one time. After their friends finished, they said, "We have a question," and they asked them to show them from their KJV or their JW Bible where it indicates that in 1935 the door to heaven was shut? 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