“ ‘And they will all be taught by Jehovah.’ Everyone that has heard from the Father and has learned comes to me.”
—John 6:45, NWT
“Jesus… said… ‘Child, your sins are forgiven.’ …some …reasoning in their hearts… ‘He is blaspheming. Who can forgive sins except one, God?’ But Jesus… said to them: ‘Why are YOU reasoning…the Son of man has authority to forgive sins…’ ”
—Mark 2:5-10, NWT
Do you obey Jehovah by “coming to” Jesus for forgiveness?
“Though some claim that prayer may properly be addressed to…God’s Son, the evidence is emphatically to the contrary.” —Insight, vol. 2, 1988, p. 667
If it is improper to “pray” to Jesus, why did Stephen and Paul pray to Him, and He answer their prayers?
“…Stephen…said: ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ ” —Acts 7:59, NWT
“…I three times entreated the Lord …he really said to me: ‘My…power is being made perfect in weakness.’ …therefore, will I rather boast …that the power of the Christ may like a tent remain over me.”—2 Corinthians 12:8-9, NWT
“If ever anything you should ask me in the name of me this I shall do.”
—John 14:14, Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures
If you don’t “call upon” Jesus in prayer, how can He forgive you?
“…no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name… by which we must get saved… wash your sins away by your calling upon his name.”
—Acts 4:12; 22:16