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Proving Jesus Is God To The Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe (like all other cults) that Jesus is not Almighty God.  They often confuse Christians by declaring that Jesus is only the Son of God, but not God. The governing JW body called the Watchtower has deliberately changed John 1:1 in the corrupted New World Translation to say that the Word (Jesus) is a god, not God.  Although they seldom admit it, JW’s believe that Jesus is Michael the Archangel and is a created spirit creature.

Fear not, fellow Biblical Christians , you can show that the Jesus is God using
the corrupted New World Translation.
When engaging with the JW, ask them if they are familiar with the story of doubting Thomas.  Then proceed to turn with them to John chapter 20, verse 26. Ask them to read verses 26-29,which says,  “And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”  Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and 
reach
your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be
unbelieving, but believing.”  And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”  Jesus said to him,
“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. 
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”[1]

Notice how Thomas says to Jesus, “My Lord and My God!” Thomas is directly speaking to Jesus.  Now ask the JW, “Who do you think would know better, Thomas who lived with Jesus for three years and saw the resurrected Christ, or the Watchtower, created 1,800 years later?”  A common response to this was that Thomas said it out of excitement or awe, but didn’t really mean to call Jesus God.  However, there are three major objections to this.

First, if Thomas said this out of awe, he would be blaspheming God’s name, and Jesus or another disciple would have rebuked him.  Second, Jesus commended Thomas for the conclusion that he came to.  Jesus said, …”Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed.”  What does Jesus bless Thomas for? For believing that He is both Lord and God. It would have been impossible for the sinless Son of God to not rebuke Thomas for calling Him God, for only YAHWEH is deserving of that title (Deut. 5:6-7). Lastly, Thomas was talking directly to Jesus, and Jesus back to Him.  Thus there could be no way that Thomas was talking to Himself if verse 28 says that He was talking to Him.

In conclusion, to deny that Thomas was referring to Jesus as God causes one to lose all credibility. If you make out Thomas to be a liar (as some have) then you are admitting that an eyewitness and disciple  of Jesus who was martyred for his faith is delusional. The only rational conclusion that one can come to after reading this passage is that Jesus is both Lord and God.

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[1] The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Jn 20:26–29.

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