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Summary: All Jehovah's TRUE witnesses must agree that Jesus is God. The teaching is all over the Bible. We begin in the Pentateuch, the books of the man Moses, the first of Jehovah's witnesses.

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Jehovah’s True Witnesses Agree:

JESUS IS GOD!

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There is no question in my mind about the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth. Nor do I doubt the existence of what we have called “trinity”, a 3-in-one concept of the Godhead. In the case of this study I should speak of two-ness rather than three, for I center on the Son, and His identity with the Father. And in making that statement I am admitting a distinction between the two.

But there is a growing discomfort with the idea of two as we understand that numeral, as the Person of Jesus Christ the Lord is studied in detail throughout Scripture. One gradually and then fully realizes that two just won’t do. Yes, the distinction is there. Yes, a Father and a Son. Multitudes of passages point out the difference. But quite a number say the other truth, too: “I and My Father are one.” “He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.” “And His Name shall be called ...the Prince of Peace...the everlasting Father!”

It is this aspect of our marvelous Lord that I wish to trace through Scripture. What a sublime mystery unfolds before us. And unlike some mysteries of Scripture that unfold themselves at last upon careful scrutiny, this one stays intact from start to finish as an enigma that shall not be solved until we have the mental equipment, viz., our glorified bodies, to comprehend it. And not even then...

This Jesus. This wonderful Jesus. He is indeed a man. A perfect sinless man. He is also the very Son of God. But that phrase can lend itself to “interpretations” and “explanations” . After all, are not we sons of God, also? one will be asked. Therefore let us proclaim this accompanying truth: Jesus is GOD, the Son. No explanation, no interpretation. Let it stand! The Biblical proof is overwhelming.

This revelation of the identity of Jesus Christ is the only antidote one needs for the religious scourges that are upon the earth today in the name of God. If Jesus is Divine, Islam can stand no more. If Jesus is God, there is no more Mormonism or Watchtower Society. If Jesus is Who He says He is, all cults and all other religions are out the door. What a critical truth to is this.

Here is the proof of which I was speaking, in nearly every book of your Bible:

FROM MOSES:

GENESIS

1. The Creator

1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” says the Holy Spirit through witness one, Moses. But another witness, John, under that same Holy Spirit says in his Gospel, 1:3, “All things were made by Him (referring to the Word in verse 1) and without Him was not anything made...”

Paul chimes in, to the Colossians, 1:16, that the Firstborn, the Head of the body, the church is the One by Whom all things were created! And the writer of Hebrews, in an attempt to show the superiority of Christ over the angels, quotes the Psalmist as though the Father were speaking to the Son: “Thou, LORD, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth!”

But wait! Who is “the Lord” who speaks to Job in that book (38:4)? Whoever He is, He challenges Job with the same words: “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?” “God” did it. Jesus did it. “The Lord” did it.

And who are the 24 elders worshipping in Revelation 4:11, when they proclaim the worthiness of the One Who “hast created all things”? Although in the very next chapter we see the “Lamb” interacting with One on the throne, in this chapter we see only the throne. And on that throne the one God. The Creator. The Word. The Firstborn.

All told, in creation, Jesus is God. The Lord, God, the Word. Jesus.

2. One in plurality

11:7 speaks of “us” as the singular God is speaking. “Let Us go down, and there confound their language,” says God to God. But 11:8 reads, “So the Lord (singular!) scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth.

Insights like this let us know that our God, though He is One, is more than “one” as we reckon numbers.

God the Father speaks to God the Son, Jesus.

As a member of the Godhead, Jesus is God.

3. The Almighty God

We have become comfortable with assuming that everything that happens Divinely in the Old Covenant happens because of God the Father, the One we call variously Jahweh, Jehovah, or some such name. But with this title, translated "Lord", Moses introduces us to the fact that there is a constant overlapping of Father and Son. Yes, One called “the Lord” introduces Himself to Abraham thus: (17:1) “I am the Almighty God...”

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