2 John 8-9 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ ascoming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
Yesterday we saw how the Jehovah Witness view of God is incomplete, in that they deny the doctrine of the Trinity. In today's post we want to consider what they teach on the person of Jesus Christ and compare and contrast that to the scriptures. To aid us in our study, I will be using the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (hereafter designated "BFM 2000") to represent the viewpoint of Bible believing Christianity.
The third reason that the Jehovah Witness Jesus is inadequate is because of their denial of His real humanity. Jehovah Witnesses deny that Jesus raised from the dead with a real physical body. One of the purposes of Christ's bodily resurrection was to demonstrate that He was truly human, as seen in him eating food in front of His disciples following His resurrection. (Luke 24:42-43) If Jesus Christ is not fully human, then He would had been incapable of dying on the cross as well as representing us faithfully in Heaven as our Perfect Divine and Human Mediator. (1 Timothy 2:5) The idea of Jesus being "firstborn" does not mean He is God's first creation, rather Jesus Christ is the heir of all things created by Him and through Him as promised by the Father to Him in Eternity. (Psalm 2, 110)