Trinity, Wrong, Why, Questions Answered

We Should See Things as they really are, Not as they appear.

Remember, time is short, like a flower we 'wither and die'. Now is the time to seek truth amidst the fallacies.
Remember, time is short, like a flower we 'wither and die'. Now is the time to seek truth amidst the fallacies.
Remember, we are all fallible creatures of dust, allow Scripture to interpret Scripture.
Remember, we are all fallible creatures of dust, allow Scripture to interpret Scripture.

Truth Can Never Remain Hidden

Good day.

We ALL need to be VERY CAREFUL, particularly in THESE DAYS. The Hebrew texts are well attested [by Dead Sea scrolls, and the many manuscripts [MSS].] At Acts 7:30,

Stephen [under the influence of God's active force or holy spirit] CLEARLY quoted Exodus 3:2, with a literal translation of:

Exodus 3:2 (Young's Literal Translation)

2and there appeareth unto him a messenger of Jehovah in a flame of fire, out of the midst of the bush, and he seeth, and lo, the bush is burning with fire, and the bush is not consumed.

Because of Jewish superstition [which was rife in

the time of Christ and beyond] the divine Name

represented by the Tetragrammaton, YHWH would have been repressed. This omission of

the divine Name has contributed to the confusion
of many, particularly of Christendom.

There is NO DOUBT in my mind, that whenever

Jesus and others quoted from the Hebrew texts,

they [unlike MOST today] used the divine Name.

You Submitted:

1. Does the NWT omit a word at John 14:14, which distorts its meaning?

Answer

14 If YOU ask anything in my name, I will do it. [NWT]

John 14:14 (King James Version)

14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

2. Did the early Christians pray to Jesus (Acts 7:59,60)?

Answer

PRAYERS DIRECTED ONLY TO God Almighty, THROUGH, Jesus Christ..

Jesus the Messiah, has set the pattern of how we should pray.

John 14: 6 says: Jesus said to him: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the

Father except through me....."

In verse 14 of the same chapter Jesus here says: If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.

John 16: 23- 24 read: And in that day you will ask me no question at all. Most

truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything he will give it to you

in my name. Until this present time you have not asked a single thing in my

name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

ACTS 7

Acts 7:30 (King James Version)

30And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

In the above verse, an angel of the Lord; who is this Lord? Clearly Stephen meant an angel of JEHOVAH/ Yahweh.

Exodus 3:2 (Young's Literal Translation)

2and there appeareth unto him a messenger of Jehovah in a flame of fire, out of the midst of the bush, and he seeth, and lo, the bush is burning with fire, and the bush is not consumed.

Thus the NWT CORRECTLY RENDERS Acts 7:60 as JEHOVAH being the One that Stephen prays to.

NWT Acts 7:59 to 60.

59 And they went on casting stones at Stephen as he made appeal and said: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then, bending his knees, he cried out with a strong voice: “Jehovah, do not charge this sin against them.” And after saying this he fell asleep [in death].

What about Acts 7:59?

Well, Stephen was fully aware, that his resurrection was through Jesus Christ as shown at John 5:24 to 30.

John 5:24 (King James Version)

24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

You Sent:

. Who has the name above every name (Phil. 2:9)?

Philippians 2:9 (King James Version)

9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Answer

It is simply alarming to me why there is a controversy with the above scripture.

Please note that JEHOVAH/ Yahweh is the Most High [Psalm 83:18], and cannot be exalted any higher since He already is the HIGHEST. In fact Jehovah/ Yahweh is the One DOING the exalting. The Scripture at

1 Corinthians 15:28 should help us to better understand.

1 Corinthians 15:28 (King James Version)

28And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

You Sent:

6. Does the NWT render the Greek word translated worship when used for Jesus as obeisance, but worship at other times?

Answer:

WORSHIP

In many cases where worship was recorded, obeisance, was intended.

Compare please these Bible texts.

Matthew 14:33; Revelation 3:9

Matthew 14:33 (Young's Literal Translation)

33and those in the boat having come, did bow to him, saying, `Truly -- God's Son art thou.'

Revelation 3:9 (Young's Literal Translation)

9lo, I make of the synagogue of the Adversary those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but do lie; lo, I will make them that they may come and bow before thy feet, and may know that I loved thee..

Candor

It is quite evident by those of us who honestly study its contents that the

Bible [in the original tongues] was written with a great deal of candor. So

events and comments were recorded as they occurred. In the event that a comment was made by someone, however erroneous, it was recorded just as it occurred. Therefore the Jews sought to kill Jesus because [in their minds] He made himself equal to God by saying He is the Son of God.

CAREFUL SEARCH

It is in our best interest then in order to obtain truth, to CONSIDER EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO A PARTICULAR ISSUE.

Why do some get sidetracked on a particular Bible passage, when there are so many others where the TRUE MEANING IS CLEAR AND WITHOUT ANY DISPUTES AS REGARDS THE CORRECTNESS OF RENDERINGS?

You Submitted:

7. Is the NWT a literal translation at John 8:58?

Answer:

John 8:58 (King James Version)

58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

John 8:58 (Worldwide English (New Testament))

58Jesus answered, `I tell you the truth. I already was before Abraham was born.'

John 8:58 (The Message)

58"Believe me," said Jesus, "I am who I am long before Abraham was anything."

58 Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to YOU, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.” [NWT].

Ardent Bible readers will know that the rendering of this Bible passage is merely stating that Christ existed, before Abraham even existed. Refer to Micah 5:2 etc.

You Submitted:

10. Is Jesus the God, according to the Greek?

Answer:

Sadly, much of the confusion regarding the true identity of the Messiah

arouse during the time of the pagan emperor Constantine’s attempt to harmonize the church. A careful research of history will show that Constantine’s efforts led first to the declaration of the Son and the Father being of the “same essence”.

It was precisely this and other concepts foreign to the primitive Christians, which has influenced many of the individuals who subsequently rendered the Greek and Syriac texts into Latin, English and other tongues.

Comparisons

A careful comparison of various translations may alarm some, but the very

Scriptures themselves, predicted that many false teachings would appear.

In the attempt of some to support ideas that were clearly NOT SUPPORTED by Scriptures some SERIOUS errors have entered in some translations.

So then 1 John 5:7 has an addition [Comma Johanneum] which is indisputably fallacious.

Revelation 1:11 has an addition which entitles such individual[s] to the plagues recorded in that Book.

1 Timothy 3:16 has inserted God, where Christ was intended.

John 7:17 (English Standard Version)

17(A) If anyone’s will is to do God’s[a] will,(B) he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I(C) am speaking on my own authority.

Footnotes:

  1. John 7:17 Greek his


Exodus 6:3 (American Standard Version)

3 and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them.

Psalm 83:18 (King James Version)

18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Worship belongs to God Almighty, JEHOVAH, alone.

Matthew 4:10 [NWT].

10 Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’”

Deuteronomy 6:13, 14. [NWT]

13 Jehovah your God you should fear, and him you should serve, and by his name you should swear. 14 YOU must not walk after other gods, any gods of the peoples who are all around YOU, 15 (for Jehovah your God in your midst is a God exacting exclusive devotion,) for fear the anger of Jehovah your God may blaze against you and he must annihilate you from off the surface of the ground.

Jesus Christ, as our appointed King, should be honored and respected as the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Jesus Christ, has been anointed to be King over earth, indeed the prophecies point to his assignment from God himself.

At Luke 1:31-33 we read: and, look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus. This one WILL be great and WILL be called Son of the Most High; and JEHOVAH God WILL GIVE him the throne of David his father, and he WILL RULE as king OVER THE HOUSE OF Jacob, FOREVER, and there WILL be no end of his kingdom." Compare with Daniel 7:13,14; 2:44; Isaiah 11: 1-9; Psalm 2:7,8.

Romans 1:1-4 read: Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ and called to be an apostle, separated to God's good news, which he promised aforetime through his PROPHETS in the HOLY SCRIPTURES concerning his Son, who sprang from the seed of David according to the FLESH, but who with power WAS DECLARED God's Son ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT of holiness by means of a resurrection from the dead- yes, Jesus Christ our Lord,.......

Philippians 2:5- 11 say: Keep this mental attitude in you that was also in Christ Jesus, who, although he was EXISTING in God's form, gave NO CONSIDERATION to a SEIZURE, namely, that he should be EQUAL TO God. No, but he EMPTIED himself and took a slave's form and came to be in the LIKENESS of men. More than that, when he FOUND himself in fashion as a man, he HUMBLED himself and became obedient AS FAR AS death, yes, death on a torture stake.

For this VERY REASON also God EXALTED him to a SUPERIOR POSITION and kindly GAVE him the name that is above every [other] name, so that in the name of Jesus EVERY knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground, and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

It is PROPER for ALL to honor and respect the appointed King of God. Let us take a glance at honor showed to king David.

2 Samuel 9:6 (King James Version)

King James Version (KJV)

6Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!

2 Samuel 9:6 (Darby Translation)

6And Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, and fell on his face and did obeisance. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he said, Behold thy servant!

Jesus Christ, is FAR SUPERIOR to king David.

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together Jesus asked them: "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him: "David's" He said to them: "How, then, is it that David by inspiration calls him 'Lord,' saying, 'Jehovah said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies beneath your feet"? If, therefore, David calls him 'Lord,' how is he his son? And nobody was able to say a word in reply to him, nor did anyone dare from that day on to question him further.

Matthew 22: 41 – 46

Jesus Christ, is also, High Priest to God, and his LIFE was sacrificed to atone for Adam’s indiscretion.

Christ, appointed King and High Priest

Jehovah has sworn (and he will feel no regret): "You are a priest to time indefinite

According to the manner of Mel-chiz'e-dek!"

Psalm 110:4 ... where a forerunner has entered in our behalf, Jesus, who has become a high priest according to the manner of Mel-chiz'e-dek forever.

Hebrews 6:20

The utterance of Jehovah to my Lord is:

"Sit at my right hand Until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet.

Psalm 110: 1.

Now as to the things being discussed this is the main point: We have such a high priest as this, and he has SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a public servant of the holy place and of the true tent, which Jehovah put up, and not man.

Hebrews 8: 1, 2.

Surely, a High Priest is inferior to God, whom he serves.

Psalm 45:6-7 (Amplified Bible)

6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

7You love righteousness, uprightness, and right standing with God and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.(A)

Hebrews 1:8

New Century Version (NCV)

But God said this about his Son:
"God, your throne will last forever and ever.
You will rule your kingdom with fairness.

Note please that the Scripture above agrees with the rendering from the New World Translation i.e. God, is your throne…….

Deuteronomy 4:2 (New Century Version)

2 Don't add to these commands, and don't leave anything out, but obey the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.

Isaiah 28:9; Isaiah 28:10 (King James Version)

King James Version (KJV)

Isaiah 28:9

9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

English Standard Version (ESV)

Isaiah 28:9

9(A) "To whom will he teach knowledge,
and to whom will he explain the message?
Those who are weaned from the milk,
those taken from the breast?

Cross references:

A. Isaiah 28:9 : Jer 6:10

Jeremiah 6:10 (English Standard Version)

A) To whom shall I speak and give warning,
that they may hear?
(B) Behold, their ears are uncircumcised,
(C) they cannot listen;
behold,(D) the word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn;
they take no pleasure in it.

Please note, the words of Jesus, the Christ [Messiah] ;

John 12:49 (King James Version)

49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

John 14:28 (King James Version)

28Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

John 20:17 (King James Version)

17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

John 8:42 (King James Version)

42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

John 6:38 reads: because I have come down from heaven to do, not my

will, but the will of him that sent me.

Verse 40 of John 6 says: For this is the will of my Father, that everyone

that beholds the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him at the last day.

Almighty God's Holy Writings [Bible] records for us at John 6:44:

No man can come to me unless the Father, who SENT me, DRAWS

him; and I will resurrect him at the LAST DAY.

Verse 45 says: It is WRITTEN in the Prophets, 'And they WILL BE

TAUGHT by Jehovah.' Jeremiah 31:31-34

EVERYONE that has HEARD from the Father and has LEARNED

comes to me.

John 6:46 reads: Not that any man has seen the Father, except he who is

from God; this one has seen the Father.

John 6:63: It is the spirit that is life-giving; the flesh has no use at all.

The sayings that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

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    You Submitted:

    1.      Does the NWT omit a word at John 14:14, which distorts its meaning?

     

     

    Answer

     

    14 If YOU ask anything in my name, I will do it.  [NWT]

     

    John 14:14 (King James Version)

     14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

     

     

    2.      Did the early Christians pray to Jesus (Acts 7:59,60)?



    Answer

    PRAYERS DIRECTED ONLY TO God Almighty, THROUGH, Jesus Christ.

     

    Jesus the Messiah, has set the pattern of how we should pray.

    John 14: 6 says: Jesus said to him: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the

    Father except through me...."

    In verse 14 of the same chapter Jesus here says: If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.

    John 16: 23- 24 read: And in that day you will ask me no question at all. Most

    truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything he will give it to you

    in my name. Until this present time you have not asked a single thing in my

    name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

     

     

    ACTS 7

    Acts 7:30 (King James Version)

     30And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

    In the above verse, an angel of the Lord; who is this Lord? Clearly Stephen meant an angel of JEHOVAH/ Yahweh.

    Exodus 3:2 (Young's Literal Translation)

     2and there appeareth unto him a messenger of Jehovah in a flame of fire, out of the midst of the bush, and he seeth, and lo, the bush is burning with fire, and the bush is not consumed.

    Thus the NWT CORRECTLY RENDERS Acts 7:60 as JEHOVAH being the One that Stephen prays to.

    NWT Acts 7:59 to  60.

     59 And they went on casting stones at Stephen as he made appeal and said: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then, bending his knees, he cried out with a strong voice: “Jehovah, do not charge this sin against them.” And after saying this he fell asleep [in death].

    What about Acts 7:59?

    Well, Stephen was fully aware, that his resurrection was through Jesus Christ as shown at John 5:24 to  30.

    John 5:24 (King James Version)

     24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

      25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

     26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

     27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

     28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

     29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

     30I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

    You Sent:

    . Who has the name above every name (Phil. 2:9)?

    Philippians 2:9 (King James Version)

     9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

    Answer

     

    It is simply alarming to me why there is a controversy with the above scripture.

    Please note that JEHOVAH/ Yahweh is the Most High [Psalm 83:18], and cannot be exalted any higher since He already is the HIGHEST. In fact Jehovah/ Yahweh is the One DOING the exalting. The Scripture at

    1 Corinthians 15:28 should help us to better understand.

    1 Corinthians 15:28 (King James Version)

     28And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

    You Sent:

     

    6. Does the NWT render the Greek word translated worship when used for Jesus as obeisance, but worship at other times?

    Answer:

     

    WORSHIP

    In many cases where worship was recorded, obeisance, was intended.

    Compare please these Bible texts.

     Matthew 14:33;  Revelation 3:9

    Matthew 14:33 (Young's Literal Translation)

     33and those in the boat having come, did bow to him, saying, `Truly -- God's Son art thou.'

    Revelation 3:9 (Young's Literal Translation)

     9lo, I make of the synagogue of the Adversary those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but do lie; lo, I will make them that they may come and bow before thy feet, and may know that I loved thee.

    Candor

    It is quite evident by those of us who honestly study its contents that the

    Bible [in the original tongues] was written with a great deal of candor. So

    events and comments were recorded as they occurred. In the event that a comment was made by someone, however erroneous, it was recorded just as it occurred. Therefore the Jews sought to kill Jesus because [in their minds] He made himself equal to God by saying He is the Son of God. 

    CAREFUL SEARCH

    It is in our best interest then in order to obtain truth, to CONSIDER EVERYTHING PERTAINING TO A PARTICULAR ISSUE.

    Why do some get sidetracked on a particular Bible passage, when there are so many others where the TRUE MEANING IS CLEAR AND WITHOUT ANY DISPUTES AS REGARDS THE CORRECTNESS OF RENDERINGS?

     

    You Submitted:

     

    7. Is the NWT a literal translation at John 8:58?

     

    Answer:

     

    John 8:58 (King James Version)

     58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

    John 8:58 (Worldwide English (New Testament))

     58Jesus answered, `I tell you the truth. I already was before Abraham was born.'

    John 8:58 (The Message)

     58"Believe me," said Jesus, "I am who I am long before Abraham was anything."

    58 Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to YOU, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.” [NWT].

     

    Ardent Bible readers will know that the rendering of this Bible passage is merely stating that Christ existed, before Abraham even existed. Refer to Micah 5:2 etc.

     

    You Submitted:

     

     10. Is Jesus the God, according to the Greek?

    Answer:

     

    Sadly, much of the confusion regarding the true identity of the Messiah

    arouse during the time of the pagan emperor Constantine’s attempt to harmonize the church. A careful research of history will show that Constantine’s efforts led first to the declaration of the Son and the Father being of the “same essence”.

    It was precisely this and other concepts foreign to the primitive Christians, which has influenced many of the individuals who subsequently rendered the Greek and Syriac texts into Latin, English and other tongues.

    Comparisons   

    A careful comparison of various translations may alarm some, but the very

    Scriptures themselves, predicted that many false teachings would appear.

    In the attempt of some to support ideas that were clearly NOT SUPPORTED by Scriptures some SERIOUS errors have entered in some translations.

    So then 1 John 5:7 has an addition [Comma Johanneum] which is indisputably fallacious.

    Revelation 1:11 has an addition which entitles such individual[s] to the plagues recorded in that Book.

    1 Timothy 3:16 has inserted God, where Christ was intended.

     

     

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