2 John 9 "Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son."
Yesterday we began a new blog series entitled "When they Knock - comparing and contrasting Jehovah Witnesses to Bible believing Christianity. We looked at the history of Jehovah Witnesses as well as the latest statistics of the movement itself. Today's post will compare and contrast the Jehovah Witness view of God to what the Bible says. 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.
Also too, in order to preserve the first fundamental truth of Biblical monotheism or the belief in One God, as well as to preserve the second truth of Christ's Deity, the doctrine of the Trinity must be affirmed. Why? Consider the following set of statements:
1. There is One God worthy of worship who is called Father almost 10 times in the Old Testament
2. Jesus Christ is worshipped in the New Testament along with the Person of the Father
3. Thus Jesus Christ shares in the same Divine nature as the Father
To conclude that Jesus Christ is a created being or less than God (as affirmed by Jehovah Witnesses) would lead to idolatry, something of which the Bible forbids. Thus Biblical monotheism demands belief in the Trinity in order to preserve the uncontested truths of God being one God and Christ's deity. We will look more closely at the doctrine of Christ in biblical Christianity versus Jehovah Witnesses in tomorrow's post.