On Defending the NWT (I)

Recently one of the fairly large group of “JW Internet Apologists” wrote to CRI to complain about my identification of the New World Translation as one of the “ugly” translations of the Bible in my recent articles on Bible translation. I went so far as to identify it as one of the most dangerous anti-Christian pieces of literature around, and …

A Memorization Suggestion

Given that Jehovah’s Witnesses have heard John 1:1 quoted to them so many times they can, quite literally, respond to it while in a comatose state, I suggest the memorization (yes, memorization–the real thing, not the “can’t I just stick a little page flag thingy in my pocket New Testament” thing) of a passage that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not encounter …

Things You Catch Third Time Around

Since I was in Georgia last weekend, we started showing the Tampa debate with Greg Stafford in the Bible Study class I teach at PRBC. We continued that this morning, since we hadn’t quite finished my opening statement last week. I had presented the first portion of the debate in my Systematic Theology class at GGBTS a few weeks ago …

We Chatted with a JW Last Night

We had one of Jehovah’s Witnesses come into #prosapologian last night. Someone asked him to comment on John 2:18-21, and specifically Jesus’ words about raising His own body from the dead. We were told that “the temple of His body” was actually a reference to the church! Now, it is interesting to speculate on how some of our very vocal …

A Question for JW’s

So you think Jesus is a mighty angelic creature, the greatest of God’s creations, and is hence “a god”? And that all the passages that refer to him as qeovj, theos, “god,” are simply referring to him as one in a class of mighty angelic creatures? Well, if that is so, pray tell us all: if a creature, no matter …