Responding to the Jehovah’s Witness Theology of Jesus Christ – Part II

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the biblical revelation of the person and work of Jesus Christ. In last week’s Fast Facts we detailed how Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that Jesus is really a created being, Michael the Archangel, the first creation of God.
  • Not only do Jehovah’s Witnesses err on the person of Jesus Christ, but they also deny the biblical revelation of the full sufficiency of Christ’s atoning work on the cross for our salvation.
  • The Watchtower organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses teaches its members that salvation is partly through Christ’s death on a stake (not a cross) and partly through identification (and works) with the Watchtower organization.
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses are taught that Jesus’ death only saves us from the guilt of Adam’s original sin and that more than faith is needed. The Watchtower tells its followers that we must prove the sincerity of our faith to Jehovah God through our works (this is why the average Jehovah’s Witness will spend 8-10 hours a week in door to door witnessing).
  • The true biblical doctrine of Jesus’ atoning work reveals a far different message from what the Watchtower teaches. The Bible reveals that Jesus’ atoning death on the cross was wholly and totally sufficient for our salvation (1 John 1:7-9; Revelation 12:10-11; Hebrews 10:10, 18-23).
  • Furthermore, the true biblical doctrine of salvation teaches that we are saved by God’s grace through faith and nothing more (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; John 6:28-29; John 1:12; 1 John 5:1, 11-13; 1 John 2:23).
  • Jesus plus anything else is not the biblical gospel.

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