Jehovah's Witnesses, who made man? Is Jehovah a "we"?
- DP.Lv 66 months agoFavorite Answer
I love the fact that such questions show that JWs are confused!
They say Jehovah created everything but used Jesus the master worker to do it!
Somehow that makes sense to the JW brain... and it's fascinating how that reconciles the truth of the bible.....
Reading Genesis, we read God created by saying... e.g God said let their be light. So God created by saying. Excuse me but is this God, Jesus? If not, how did the master work do anything if all it took was for God to say and things were created?
The bible makes it clear Jesus created EVERYTHING.
"Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." So if Jesus made everything that was made, and He himself was made then Jesus made Himself! That's what you have to believe if you think Jesus is not God.
Welcome to the wonderful world of JWCD... Jehovah's Witnesses Cognitive Dissonance..... but note nobody can achieve JWCD without ADT (Advanced Delusional Training)... so please don't try this at home!
- Anonymous6 months ago
It's amazing to see how far they will go to creatively explain that away instead of admitting the obvious truth that The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are God. Even they are forced to baptize that way, although they must include their organization of men
- TeeMLv 76 months ago
No, 99.9%, when Jehovah uses pronouns, they are singular such as 'I" and 'me', when Jehovah is being spoken about the pronouns are 'he' and 'him'.
When us and our are used the context shows Jehovah is speaking to others and not to himself.
Though Jehovah alone is the creator, Jehovah used his only begotten Son as a 'master worker to create all other things.
.Bible scholar Donald E. Gowan said
“There is no support in the O[ld] T[estament] for most of the proposed explanations: the royal ‘we,’ the deliberative ‘we,’ the plural of fullness, or an indication of a plurality of persons in the Godhead.”
The Jewish Study Bible Featuring The Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation agree:
"26-28: The plural construction (Let us....) most likely reflects a setting in the divine council (cf. 1 Kings 22.19-22; Isaiah ch 6; Job chs 1-2). God the King announces the proposed course of action to His cabinet of subordinate deities, though He alone retains the power of decision."- Oxford University Press, 1999.
In the New International Biblical Commentary: Genesis by John E Hartley we are told:
After listing 7 (8 total) other reasons vs 26 says “Us and We”, only the last reason listed scriptures in support of (Stating g & h were the “most likely”, while the trinity “we” was listed as ‘f’)
(h) "We" refers to the heavenly council over whom God rules(1 Kgs 22:19-22; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Ps.82). Before creating humans, this position argues, God entered into deliberations with this council since their role and destiny would be affected by human behaviour. God's words after the first couple ate the forbidden fruit support this position: they have "become like one of us, knowing good and evil"(3:22)."-Additional Notes, p.53. Hendrickson Publishers, 2000 AD.
The New Interpreter's Bible we read:
"The "let us" language refers to an image of God as a consultant of other divine beings; the creation of humankind results from a dialogical [a conversational] act - an inner-divine communication- rather than a monological one. Those who are not God are called to participate in this central act of creation. Far from either slighting divine transcendence or concealing God within the divine assembly, it reveals and enhances the richness and complexity of the divine realm. God is not in heaven alone, but is engaged in a relationship of mutuality within the divine realm, and chosen to share the creative process with others."-Vol.1, p.345.
- JakeLv 66 months ago
Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary each day with care.
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- .Lv 76 months ago
Genesis 1:26 says:
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." I checked and the NWT forgot to change that part. Give them time. They will find a problem with the word "our."
- Anonymous6 months ago