Beware Of The Deadly Jehovah's Witness Cult
By David J. Stewart | May 2019
1st John 4:1,
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
The Jehovah's Witness cult began in the year 1874 by a heathen man name Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916). Russell denied numerous fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, including Christ's deity as almighty God, Jesus' bodily resurrection, and punishment for the unsaved in a burning Hell. Mr. Russell also wrote his own corrupt Bible version, called the "New World Translation," which was admittedly based upon the corrupt 1881 Greek text of reprobates Brooke Westcott and Fenton Hort.
The JW's are deadly for several reason, primarily because they preach ANOTHER GOSPEL, and also because they are aggressive about promoting their false teachings. I am writing this article because a group of JW women came to my door today, and I felt a burden for them, knowing that Satan has deceived them. I also felt sorry for all the people whom they victimize with their lies, offering people a false hope that only leads to Hell, fire and damnation! Somebody needs to warn the innocent!
Charles Russell denied all of the aforementioned key Bible doctrines, which clearly identify the JW's as a deadly religious cult. I just visited the JW official website, and this is what they blasphemously say about Jesus', denying His deity as almighty God...
Is Jesus Almighty God?
The Bible's Answer
Jesus’ opposers accused him of making himself equal to God. (John 5:18; 10:30-33) However, Jesus never claimed to be on the same level as Almighty God. He said: “The Father is greater than I am.”—John 14:28.
JW's pervert the truth of the Scriptures. While on earth Jesus humbled Himself before the Father, and only in that sense was the Father greater than Himself. Philippians 2:6-8, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” So you see, Jesus took upon Himself the form of a humble servant, and only in that sense was God the Father greater than He was.
We know from studying other numerous Scripture passages that Jesus is almighty God. One of the problems with JW theology is that it is based upon a corrupt version of God's Word. The New World Translation (NWT) corrupts Matthew 8:2, as does the New International Version (NIV)...
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” [emphasis added]
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) - “A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, 'Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.'” [emphasis added]
NEW WORLD TRANSLATION (NWT) - “And look! a leper came up and did obeisance* to him, saying: 'Lord, if you just want to, you can make me clean.'”(NOTE: when you click on the asterisk symbol, a pop-up window with a footnote reads: Or “bowed down.”) [emphasis added]
As you can see for yourself in the preceding corruptions of God's Word, the NWT and NIV remove mention of the leper man WORSHIPPING Jesus. You can kneel or do obeisance to a king without worshipping him. Moses did obeisance to his father-in-law, bowing before him. Exodus 18:7, “And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.” It is plain to see that Moses did not WORSHIP his father-in-law. And it is also plain to see that the JW's don't believe the leper worshipped Jesus; but rather, only knelt before him. This is blasphemy!!!
Throughout the New Testament we read in the inspired King James Bible that people came to WORSHIP the Son of God, Jesus Christ! Yet these wicked reprobates—Westcott and Hort, the JW's, Biblica's NIV, and all of the modern Bible corrupters (who know not the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior)—wrestle the Word of God, changing it into a lie. Search the word “worship” yourself in the New Testament, and you'll see that the pseudo-Christian cults have corrupted every mention of someone worshipping the Lord, diminishing it to a mere “bowed” or “knelt.”
There is plenty of doctrinal support in the Holy Scriptures (if you have an inspired King James Bible) establishing the fact that Jesus is almighty God! Take for example the following precious passage of Scripture from John, in which Jesus is preaching THE TRUTH to the unbelieving Jews. The Lord mentions Abraham, and the Jews berate him for it, reminding Him that he is not even fifty years old yet, so what does He know about Abraham? The Lord's truthful response inflamed them with resentment and anger, so much so that they tried to murder Him...
John 8:56-59, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”
To understand the magnitude of what Jesus said, and why the Jews wanted to kill Him for saying it, we must refer back to Exodus 3:14 in the Old Testament...
Exodus 3:13-14, “And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
God told Moses to inform the Hebrews that His name is “I AM.” So when Jesus claimed to be “I AM,” He was directly claiming to be God almighty!!!
HOW THEY PRAYED
George Whitefield (1714-1770), the famous English evangelist, said, “O Lord give me souls, or take my soul!”
Henry Martyn (1781-1812), a missionary, cried as he knelt on India's coral strands, “Here let me burn out for God!”
David Brainerd (1718-1747), missionary to the North American Indians, declared, “Lord, to Thee I dedicate myself. Oh, accept of me, and let me be Thine forever. Lord, I desire nothing else; I desire nothing more.” The last words in his diary, written seven days before he died, “Oh, come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.”
Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471) said, “Give what Thou wilt and how much Thou wilt, and when Thou wilt. Set me where Thou wilt and deal with me in things as Thou wilt.”
Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)implored, “Use me then, My Saviour, for whatever purpose and in whatever way Thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, an empty vessel; fill it with Thy grace.”
John McKenzie (1835-1899) prayed thus when as a young missionary candidate he knelt on the banks of the Lossie: “O Lord, send me to the darkest spot on earth!”
John Nelson “Praying Hyde” (1865-1912), a missionary in India, pleaded, “Father, give me these souls, or I die.”
Mrs. Sarah Comstock (1812-1843), a missionary in India, uttered this prayer of parting when she sent her children home, “Lord Jesus, I do this for Thee.”
Jesus also forgave men's sins, as ONLY God can do. Mark 2:5-7, “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?” The Scribes were exactly right in thinking that no one can forgive sins but God alone, but they failed to see that Jesus was God incarnate (in the flesh). Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” 1st Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Repeatedly in the Scriptures we are taught that God became incarnate in a man—the man Christ Jesus!
John 1:1-3 and 14, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
The Lord made many amazing and bold statements, that would be nothing less than horribly deceitful, if He were not 100% equal with God the Father. John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” Jesus told Philip that by seeing Him, he had already seen the Father. Again, this effectively is a direct claim of being God almighty!
Jesus came to earth as the Godhead incarnate (in the flesh). God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, indwelt the body of God the Son. The Holy Bible teaches in Deuteronomy 6:4 that there is only one God. Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.” Yet our one God exists in three individual and unique persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We see this truth evidenced in Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” The fundamental Bible doctrine of the Godhead is also theologically called “The Trinity.” I prefer the term Godhead, because it is mentioned three times in the Word of God (i.e., Romans 1:20, Acts 17:29 and Colossians 2:9). The corrupt modern versions remove this important Word, attacking the deity of Christ.
In typical false prophet fashion, JW's cherry-pick select passages of Scriptures, then cut and piece them together to paint their own distorted picture of what the Bible teaches. Here is what the Holy Bible actually teaches...
John 10:29-33, “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”
Interestingly, Jesus just said that His Father is “GREATER THAN ALL,” but then immediately follows that statement with, “I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE”! Again we find the Jews picking up stones to murder Jesus, angry that He is directly professing to be God almighty! Only a dishonest Bible student would fail to discern the deity of Christ. If Jesus were not 100% equal with the Father, then He would have been a woeful deceiver, because the people in John 10:33 clearly understood that “THOU, BEING A MAN, MAKEST THYSELF GOD”!!! It would be a horrible blasphemous sin for any mere mortal man to make himself God!
Jesus' Virgin Birth Proves That He Is Almighty God
Also, Jesus did NOT have an earthly father, Joseph was Jesus' step father, His Dad who raised Him, but not His biological Father. God alone is Jesus' biological Father. Matthew 1:23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) - “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
NEW WORLD TRANSLATION (NWT) - “'Look! The virgin will become pregnant and will give birth to a son, and they will name him Im·manʹu·el,' which means, when translated, 'With Us Is God.'”
JW's are sneaky! Although they do believe that Jesus was born from a miraculous virgin birth, they also claim that He was only Michael the archangel incarnate, which makes no theological sense whatsoever. Here is what JW's errantly teach about Michael and Jesus...
Who Is the Archangel Michael?
The Bible’s answer
Michael, referred to by some religions as “Saint Michael,” is evidently a name given to Jesus before and after his life on earth. * Michael disputed with Satan after the death of Moses and helped an angel deliver God’s message to the prophet Daniel. (Daniel 10:13, 21; Jude 9) Michael lives up to the meaning of his name—“Who Is Like God?”—by defending God’s rulership and fighting God’s enemies.—Daniel 12:1; Revelation 12:7.
Consider why it is reasonable to conclude that Jesus is the archangel Michael. ...
We can discern numerous truths from all this:
FIRST, Jesus' was God's ONLY begotten Son, making Himself God also!
There is no way that Jesus could be the literal biological Son of God the Father, and not Himself be equal in deity to the Father. Since Jesus has God's sinless and untainted blood flowing in His veins, He must in fact be ALMIGHTY GOD!!! Acts 20:28, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” As we just plainly read, Jesus had God the Father's blood flowing in His veins.
NOTE: My friend, I am going to shock you with what I am about to say—Pastor John MacArthur of “Grace To You” ministry DOESN'T believe that Jesus had God's blood flowing in His veins! I'm not kidding! It baffles me how any professed Bible preacher could deny the divine content of Jesus' physical blood, in consideration of the fact that Jesus didn't have man's sinful blood flowing in Him. Jesus did not have a sinful nature, as we all do (Romans 5:12). Jesus had human flesh, through Mary's DNA, but he was not conceived by the seed of man, but of God alone. Hence, it was God's blood.
Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) agrees with the Holy Bible that Jesus had God's blood flowing within His veins in His earthly body. ...
DIVINE BLOOD — Conception by the Holy Ghost then was the only way the Virgin Birth could be accomplished. Mary contributed the body of Jesus and He became the "seed of David according to the flesh." The Holy Spirit contributed the Blood of Jesus. It was sinless blood. It was Divine blood. It is Precious Blood for there has never been any other like it. [emphasis added]
SOURCE: Martin R. DeHaan, The Chemistry Of The Blood, chapter 4, ©1943.
Dr. DeHaan is 100% correct!
SECOND, If Jesus was only Michael before and after coming to earth, then He couldn't be God's biological Son.
It is ridiculous and non-plausible to accept the thesis that Jesus was Michael the archangel before coming to earth. For the sake of argument, let's assume for a moment that Michael did become incarnate in human form as Jesus. If that were true, then why would the Bible call Jesus God's only begotten Son? That wouldn't make any sense. In Job chapter one the angels are called “the sons of God.” Job 1:6, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.” In the Gospel of John the saints are called “the sons of God.” John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” The Bible differentiates between the saints being the “adopted” children of God, versus Jesus being the “ONLY begotten Son” of God (John 3:16). Romans 8:15, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Thus, neither the angels nor humanity can make the claim of being the “only begotten Son of God,” the majestic title which has been reserved for the precious Lord Jesus Christ alone.
If Michael did become Jesus, and after His resurrection the Lord returned to become Michael in Heaven, then God truly HAS NO ACTUAL SON! Think about that. JW's claim that one of the three named archangels in Heaven (Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer) became Jesus Christ! If that be true (and it absolutely is not true), then there is only Michael the archangel, and the distinct person of Jesus Christ doesn't really exist. JW's are denying the Son of God!!! It should be obvious to you at this point dear reader (if you have any sense of discernment of THE TRUTH), that the Jehovah's Witnesses are a Satanic religious cult—who sinfully deny the Son of God, deny the Holy Spirit, deny the Godhead, and deny the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
By the way, JW's teach that Jesus only raised up in spirit, but not in body. JW's deny the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. JW's deny the person of the Holy Spirit. Jehovah's Witnesses are a bizarre New World Order religious cult (evidenced by their corrupt Bible version called the “New World Translation”), intended to deceive as many people in the masses as possible, to prepare the world to receive the coming Man of Sin, the Antichrist!
THIRD, there is not one Bible verse which teaches Michael became Jesus!
The Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) are another deadly religious cult, who are just as bad as the Jehovah's Witnesses. Both of these cults teach salvation by partial faith in Christ plus human effort. Both of these cults hold to some VERY strange teachings. There is an undeniable resemblance between these two groups; namely, their denial of a literal burning Hell, strange unbiblical prophetic teachings, false predictions of Christ's return by their reprobate leaders, and a creepy belief that Michael the archangel had something to do with the person of Jesus Christ!
Here is what the SDA's say about Jesus and Michael...
We believe that the term "Michael" is but one of the many titles applied to the Son of God, the second person of the Godhead. But such a view does not in any way conflict with our belief in His full deity and eternal pre-existence, nor does it in the least disparage His person and work.
Michael is referred to in the book of Jude as the archangel. And were it not for other Scripture references, which present Him in another relationship, one might at first conclude that He was a created being, as are the angels in general. We believe, however, that those other relationships indicate His real status, and that, in addition, He serves as supreme leader of the angelic hosts. But His serving in that capacity does not make Him a created angel. A number of important factors must be considered in a study of this question.
It is obvious to me that SDA's are not as corrupt in their theology (in this matter alone) on Michael, as are the JW's, but the SDA's still get it way wrong. The truth is that Michael is an archangel, period, which has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ. No where in the Scriptures are we led to believe that Michael is another name for Jesus. It is clear from Scripture that Jesus is NOT and has never been an angel or an archangel! It would appear that the only support you have for such a belief is the literature of heretical cults and the writings of false SDA prophetess Ellen G. White.
Jesus Is NOT Michael The Archangel (not in being nor in name)
In this article I have exposed at least four heresies. I have exposed the Jehovah's Witnesses for denying Jesus' deity as almighty God. I have also exposed the JW's for teaching the Satanic lie that Michael became Jesus, and then Jesus returned to being Michael. In addition, by God's grace, I have exposed Dr. John MacArthur as a heretic for denying the divine nature of Christ's redeeming blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). And I have exposed the Seventh Day Adventists for falsely teaching that Michael in the Bible is another name for Jesus. Jesus is NOT Michael, not in any way, fashion nor form!!! Michael was created by Jesus! Michael is an angel, a messenger of God; but Jesus is the eternal God and Savior!
Please run from these demonic cults and false prophets, who will take you to Hell if you are foolish enough to follow them! Jesus warned that, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN! There is no other way to Heaven, than through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. You are a rotten sinner, and so am I. We have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS to offer or impress God (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:10-23). That is why God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on the cross, to pay for our sins (John 3:16-18). Jesus was buried and three days later He bodily resurrected from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-6), ascended bodily into Heaven (Acts 1:9-11), and is now interceding as every saints' heavenly High Priest at the right-hand of God the Father (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 4:14-16; Colossians 3:1-3). Only by childlike faith in the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified, buried and risen can anyone be saved. That is God's simple plan of salvation!
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false
teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies...” —2nd Peter 2:1
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