Friday, 13 August 2010

And the Truth Shall Set You Free II

Further to the visit to my humble abode by the Jehovah's Witnesses (see above post), I have read further in their publication The Watchtower.  

In style it is unique, because every clause in every sentence on any subject is underwritten by a Scriptural citation. Now to me, such 'cake crumb' uses of the Bible is a worry, for we can say just about anything if we pick and choose clauses of scripture. I had a go myself:

Then [he] kept in existence two living creatures; the one hecalled Behemoth and the name of the other Leviathan (2 Esd 6:49). God saw that it was good (Gen 1:18), so he ate it (Gen 27:25). [He] rose early in the morning (Gen 20:8) to a place in the garden where he was crucified (Jn 19:41) and he did not die (1Sam 14:45), but instead he washed his face and came out; and controlling himself he said (Gen 43:31) ‘blue, purple, and crimson yarns and fine linen, goats’ hair’ (Ex 25:4) because all is vanity and chasing after wind (Ecc 1:14). Then he went home (Mk 3:19)  

 From a library of sixty odd books, I am sure I could re-string the words together creatively to recreate Mein Kampf, which would be a grotesque use of the Bible. I prefer to eat my cake by the slice, not by the crumb. That way I get the full flavour. 

Beyond this, they claim the following:
Jehavah's Witnesses are Christians (Awake, p6). Jesus Christ, as a created being is not part of the Trinity (p8). The Kingdom is ruled 'by an actual heavenly government' with Jesus as its King, and 144,000 corulers, brought from earth (p9). After the destruction of the wicked (p9) the earth will be populated by the righteous. God cannot lie so he means what he says (p9). The early Christians had no clergy class (p9). Bible translators have replaced the divine name with titles such as 'God' and 'Lord' - "thus showing gross disrespect for the Author of the Bible" (p8)

...just so you know!


  1. If Jesus Christ is not part of the Trinity, who replaces him to make up the three? And if they don't recognise him as both God and man, then they're not Christians. Whatever they think, I'm sorry, but they just aren't...... by their own standards, they are toast too.

    And how much of the time of a busy and conscientious Church of England priest have they wasted today? That in itself is enough to ensure a good helping of hot & smelly brimstone.

  2. Mate.. I need to you do that again with the crumbs.. it is great.. hoping you can excuse my love of chocolate, coffee, wine and whiskey, oh and soppy movies with the Good Book...



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