There's a knock at the door. When you answer, you are greeted by a couple of smiling
people asking you if it is not wonderful that God has told us His name, Jehovah! The visitors
may ask your faith, or may simply try to give you a tract or ask you if you would like to
attend a meeting at one of your neighbor's houses. Not a scary picture; no villains here, or
are there? The Jehovah's Witnesses do not come out and say it. Their beliefs are not
disclosed when they meet someone. If you ask them if Jesus is the son of God, they will
say yes; they will even tell you that they believe it was Jesus, whose death was given as a
sacrifice for our sins. The fact is, unless you know what you believe, and know what they
believe
you could be persuaded that they are just regular Christians. You may even be
persuaded to read a pamphlet. What's the harm, they are just words right? The problem
with the words that the Jehovah's Witnesses are peddling is that they are designed to get
you to believe something dangerous. The Bible says that "God so loved the world, that He
gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have
everlasting life." The beliefs that we have concerning Jesus have a major bearing on our
eternal destiny. Another passage says "if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord,
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Sounds
easy, aren't the Jehovah's Witnesses doing that? A relevant question to ask might be: Lord
of what? Was Jesus just a man? Was he, as the Jehovah's Witnesses believe, only a man?
The Jehovah's Witnesses will tell you that there is only one God, the Father. When they say
this, they are actually denying the Deity of Christ and saying that the Holy Spirit is nothing
more than God's motive force, a thing, not a being. Can these things be true? Can we tell
what the truth is? If our salvation hinges on our belief in Christ, what should we believe? The
Bible is God's Word. It is a powerful and supernatural book. The Bible contains the purest
form of the truth and is as relevant today as when it was written. If we rely on the Bible as
our source of truth, we can be sure in our beliefs.
Jehovah's Witnesses?