Jehovah's Witnesses and the NWT...

Jehovah's Witnesses and their translation of the Bible, called 'The New World Translation:

What tremendous damage one little letter, the letter 'a', can do...

NWT John 1:1, "In the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was "A" god (note also that there is no capital 'g' for GOD).

It seems that a Christadelphian by the name of Benjamin Wilson authored and self-published an heretical translation of the New Testament called the "Emphatic Diaglott" in the 1860s. Mr Wilson, of his own free will, mistranslated John 1:1 to conform to his false teaching as, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and a god was the Word." The Jehovahs Witnesses quickly assumed this faulty translation as their own.
By adding that one little letter "a", they changed the entire meaning of their corrupted "New World Translation". Now Jesus Christ is no longer GOD, but a little "a" god situated below the great God "Jehovah".

The Watchtower Society teaches that Jesus did not rise from the dead, but was 'etherized' by Jehovah. That  is why His body was never found.

The entire Bible is harmonious from beginning to end. In order to change one part of it as they did, they had to change many other parts to try and make theirs 'appear' harmonious also.
However with all the changes the Watchtower Society has made to the Word of GOD, they have created many inconsistencies.
I will not attempt to list them all in this short file, but I will point out a glaring one that they missed.

John 2:19-21, In answer Jesus said to them: "Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Therefore the Jews said: "This temple was built in forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?" But He was talking about the 'temple of His body'.

So, Jesus said He would raise His body Himself, in three days, ...hmmm.

By the way, when they come to your front door, ask them what Bible they used before 1950 when the NWT was first published. If they say the King James, then ask why the NWT does not agree with the KJ. If the KJ was used, then ask how could they have used it from 1870 until 1950 since that little letter 'A' was not in the KJ?

Written by Bob Stanley, 1998
Updated April 29, 2004