Are you good enough for eternal life?

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“None of us are in position to earn God’s gifts, least of all to earn the gift of life. But we can show ourselves worthy of the gift of eternal life by …dedicating ourselves to Jehovah and then proving faithful to that dedication.” —The Watchtower, August 15, 1952, p. 485 Continue reading “Are you good enough for eternal life?”

Did Jesus die on a cross or a stake?

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Photo taken from the Watchtower brochure, What Does God Require of Us?, 1996, p. 7

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“Jesus did not die on a cross. He died on a pole, or a stake. The Greek word translated ‘cross’ in many Bible meant just one piece of timber.” —What Does God Require of Us, 1996, p. 23

What was the “one piece of timber” used in Jesus’ day?

“Stauros in the NT… was a pole sunk into the ground with a cross-bar fastened to it giving it a ‘T’ shape. Often the word ‘cross’ referred only to the cross-bar.” —The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, 1976, pp. 1037-1038

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Is Jesus Christ your mediator?

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“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all…” —1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NASB – New American Standard Bible )

“Mediator: One who interposes between two parties at variance to reconcile them.” —Insight, vol. 2, p. 360

If Jesus is Not Your Mediator “Reconciling” You to God, Who Is?

Jesus Christ is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel, which is limited to only 144,000 members.” —Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace,” p. 10 (View PDF of this page) Continue reading “Is Jesus Christ your mediator?”

Did Jesus Resurrect As Michael The Archangel?

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War broke out in heaven: Michael [who is the resurrected Jesus Christ] …battled with the dragon…. Well, then, what happened to Jesus’ fleshly body? Did not the disciples find his tomb empty? They did, because God removed Jesus’ body.”—Live Forever, pp. 21, 144, 145 (brackets in original)

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Is the Jesus Christ of Jehovah’s Witnesses the Same Jesus of the Bible

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Photo taken from the 2007 “Follow the Christ!” Watchtower District Convention Flyer

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“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached…”—2 Corinthians 11:3-4

Can We Be Saved by Following a False Jesus?

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