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Jesus said to the self righteous scribes and pharisees, to - "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." [John 5:39-40]
1). The Scriptures (Old Testament) testified of Christ. Jesus also illustrated the same, in his conversation with the two disciples on the Emmaus road. He "expounded unto them in all the Scriptures, the things concerning himself" [Luke 24:27].
2). The Holy Spirit's ministry is to reveal and witness to the believer, the Glory of Christ. To take what is of Christ, revealing him, and his greatness to the longing soul [Psalm 107:9].
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth .... He shall glorify me: (Christ) for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you" [John 16:13-14].
The reality is, a true believer's orientation, is Christ, in line with the orientation of the Spirit. Even as Paul's stated passion, was to know Jesus more, and "the power of  his resurrection" [Philippians 3:7-10].
Paul said ...
... "For to me to Live is Christ, and to die is Gain" [Philippians 1:21].
Dear Jehovah witness friend, is the apostle Paul's stated passion yours? Paul's one focus in life was the Lord Jesus; as he said with the following words found in his letter to the Church at Philippi ....

Philippians 3:7-11. (Amplified Bible).

Paul and the Philippian Jailor.

7 But whatever former things were gains to me [as I thought then], these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life].

8 But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ,

9 and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.

10 And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did];

11 so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.

3). God (Jehovah) witnessed about his son, right at the beginning of creation and the fall of Adam's race. God's remedy, for Adam's Satan bias and sin destruction, was, that Jesus will destroy Satan's headship over man! [Genesis 3:15].
4). "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me (Jesus) both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" [Acts 1:8]. This great commission of Jesus reveals that, The Jehovah Witnesses organisation is sadly, on a misguided mission of harm and danger! True servants of God are witnesses for Jesus Christ, "for there is none other name (the name of Jesus Christ) under Heaven, given among men whereby we must be saved" [Acts 4:12]. Jesus declared that witnesses of Jesus will have the "power of the Holy Ghost" [Acts 1:8]. Peter talks about those who preach the Gospel (of Christ) with the Holy Ghost sent down from Heaven! [1 Peter 1:12]. The Spirit of God has not got any other message! Sinners must come to Jesus because he said "I am the way ... no man comes to the Father, but by me" [John 14:6]. "If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his" [Romans8:9].

Being a Christian and being saved and born again, is not some cold calculated mental assent that Jesus is God's sacrificial lamb! It is a relationship, not a religious belief system. Have you got a personal relationship with Jesus? Or do you simply have a relationship with doctrinal arguments, and a religious movement that controls your whole concept of "Kingdom" gains, for which you must work, labour, and be accountable, to be accepted? Working for the "Watchtower" will not save you. Working under a pro Jehovah argument system, won't save you and give you a place in some "paradise" new world. Can you say with Paul ...."For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain"? [Philippians 1:21]. Stop reading the "Watchtower" and READ THE BIBLE! Don't read the Bible according to the "Watchtower", but according to dependance upon the Lord Jesus Christ, to make himself known to you through his Word, and experience the Joy! [Jeremiah 15:16].

Being a Christian, is a life lived totally for Christ, as testified by Paul himself [Philippians 1:21].
What is the TRUE witness of Jehovah?....
1John 5:9 "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son". What is Jehovah God Witnessing?...
Jehovah God is witnessing about His Son! The witness is ... "He that has the Son has Life, and he that has not the Son of God, has Not Life" [1 John 5:9-12].
What kingdom are you In, and what Kingdom are you representing? The Bible says ... (Jehovah) God "has translated us (every truly born again Christian) into the Kingdom of his dear Son" [Colossians 1:13]. John the Baptist in preaching, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord", and in reference to Jesus, said ... "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" [Matthew 3:2]. Jesus is the "KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS" [Revelation 19:16].
Can you say ... "Jesus is my Lord and my God"? Thomas did! "No man can say Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Ghost" [1 Corinthians 12:3]. If you can say ... Jesus is "my Lord and my God" like Thomas, (John 20:28) then you have the Holy Spirit. If you cannot say Jesus is "my Lord" ... i.e. "Jesus is supreme Lord (Kurios Gk.) over my life", then, you have not got the Spirit of Jehovah God, and are not saved and "born again": Neither numbered among those who are called the "children of God" [Ref. John 1:11-13, Galatians 3:26]. "If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His" [Romans 8:9]. Salvation is a Gift of God's Mercy and Grace.
Salvation; the new birth and regeneration by the Spirit of God, is BY GRACE and NOT BY WORKS!
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;" [Titus 3:5-6]
From the above Text notice 1). "Saved" past and present tense. 2). Saved By Mercy! 3). New Birth and Regeneration by the Spirit of God. 4). This New Birth and Regeneration is through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 5). This Salvation of New Birth (Regeneration) is Abundant!
The whole Jehovah Witnesses religious system is based on the obsolete foundation of the Old Testament. Paul says the Old Testament is "faulty", "done away", a ministration of death and condemnation [Hebrews 8:7,8; 2 Corinthians 3:7,9,11]. Do you feel condemnation after all your efforts?
* Old Testament - LAW. New Testament - GRACE. *
Are you under the rules of the Watchtower to earn your acceptance by Jehovah? The Bible says, Jehovah accepts us "in the beloved" (in Christ) [Ephesians 1:6]. Believe on Jesus to be completely accepted, and the changes in your life will be His work and not yours, or your responsibility!
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage" [Galatians 5:1] Paul warned the Galatian Church about the doctrines and commandments of men - "touch not, taste not" [Colossians 2:20-22] i.e. you must obey the watchtower rules to "earn" a place in "the kingdom". The Word of God says - such rules and works have a show of "humility and wisdom" but it is all "will worship" and self works of "the flesh", and rejected [Colossians 2:23]. A Christian is "risen with Christ", and the Bible says - "Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" [Colossians 3:1].
Get free from the unrestful slavery works of the Watchtower religious organisation. Choose God's provision, of believing on "Christ alone" for YOUR fully acceptable and perfect righteousness, before your Heavenly Father [1 Corinthians 1:30] and rejoice in the Blessing of Ephesians 1:3. The Blessing with no sorrow added! [Proverbs 10:22].

How sad is this - Another failed, and wearing, Christ denying argument of the Watchtower movement. There are 3 mentions of the "Godhead" in Scripture. The Watchtower movement in this matter makes the classical mistake, along with every other pseudo Christian sect, of not heeding the very important injunction of Scripture - That, "no Scripture is of private interpretation" [2 Peter 1:20]. All of Scripture is required for true doctrine!
The word "Godhead" means - "The essential and supreme being of God". Three times in the Word, Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20 and Colossians 2:9 -10. The word "Godhead" describes an incorporate reality of the "essential and supreme" deity and being of God.
[God-The Son-The Spirit]. Headship of God, Christ.
The man and the woman in marriage  - Refer 1 Corinthians 11:3 and 1 Corinthians 15:27-28.
The watchtower error is; they consider the meaning of the word "subject" in 1 Corinthians 15:28 to be "subordinate" and belonging to a lower rank. 'To subordinate' (which Jesus did on earth in the body - refer Philippians 2:6-8), is very different than to 'be subordinate'. Carefully consider Strongs Greek concordance No. G5293. One is "rank", the other is that of a position taken, as of 'order'. The wife is to be "subject" to the husband (Ephesians 5:24) i.e. A standing and position of God's order for human marriage, but essentially and spiritually she is not of lower rank! The same with Jesus as revealed in the truth of the much maligned scripture of 1 Corinthians 15:27-28.
Clear Example.
There is much that is expounded in the Word of God on this very important matter, but just to mention the simple illustration of the difference of a woman's position in the practical fellowship of the Church and her spiritual position in Christ.
Difference and limited church function ..... 1 Timothy 2:11-12.
No difference and absolute spiritual equality ("neither male nor female") ..... Galatians 3:27-28.
There are similar injunctions for marriage and home cohesion, but never is there any suggestion in the Bible of any spiritual level of inequality between men and women.
The following third mention of the Godhead, is the mine sweeper that blows the undermining of the equal deity (Philippians 2:6) of Christ, out of the waters of doubt!
"For in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" [Colossians 2:9].
Read further the Greatness of Christ in Colossians 1:13-19 and find therein, "that in all things, he might have the preeminence"!
Get on your Knees and like Thomas confess to Jesus the words ... "My Lord and My God" and .....
Read the King James Bible (and not the "New World translation") from Cover to cover Without The Watch Tower,
And Be Blessed!!


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 16:00