Bible Insert for talking with the "Missionaries at your door"
Updated: Aug 23, 2022
(WT=Watchtower; LDS= Latter Day Saints; GK=greek)
God is one & there is no other God:
There is only ONE God: Deut. 6:4; 32:39 there is only ONE Lord 1 Cor 8:6;Mk 12:29-34
We are to have no other gods before Him (Ex. 20:3).
“I am the first and the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me?” Isaiah 44:6, 8
The Bible has “so-called” ‘gods’ and ‘lords’ but there isn't really another ‘god’ or 'Lord." 1 Cor. 8:5-6
"YHWH (LORD) is Elohim (God); there is no other besides him." Deuteronomy 4:35- LDS teaches that YHWH & Elohim are two separate beings.
God alone saves, preserves and raises from the dead
Call on the name of Jehovah & you will be saved Joel 2:32 is applied to Jesus in Romans 10:9-13.
“Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ” in Titus 2:13 & 2 Peter 1:1, yet the WT mistranslates them to avoid it saying Jesus is God. However, they conveniently correctly translate 2 Pet. 2:11; 2:20 and Titus 3:4. See GK Granvel Sharp rule.
Is. 43:11- there is no Savior but Jehovah; Hos. 13:4 "There is no savior besides me."
“...a highway for our God” prophecy about the coming of Jesus- Isaiah 40:3
Jesus claimed titles & abilities that belong to Jehovah alone: “Good shepherd” “no one can snatch” John 10:23-33; see Deut. 32:39; Jehovah was pierced (Zech. 12:10) Yet Jesus was pierced (Rev 1:7).
Jesus will raise himself physically, John 2:19-22; Luke 24:39-40.
Acts 20:28-GK: “care for the Church of God, which he obtained through his own blood.”
Jesus has the same nature as God the Father and Biblical affirmations of the Trinity
Jesus is the I AM-John 8:28; 8:58; Exodus 3:14; “you being a man, make yourself God” John 10:25-33; "I and the Father are one" John 10:30
Jesus shares the same nature as Jehovah “the exact imprint of his nature” Hebrews 1:3; Rom. 9:5
Jesus is God and is one with God the Father in nature- John 1:1-3; the WT translation is inconsistent in John 1;6; Matthew 5:9 & Luke 20:38 w/o the definite article in the greek they don't translate it "a god" like they do in John 1:1
“If you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins” (GK its "I AM")Jn. 8:24 & Isaiah 43:10
Jews tried to stone Jesus (John 19:7) yet the only law in the OT they had ground for stoning Jesus was alleged blasphemy/claiming to be God- Leviticus 24:10-13
The Holy Spirit is not a force. He creates, teaches, convicts, is lied to- Gen. 1:1-2; 2 Cor. 3:17; John 14:26; Acts 5:3-4
Jesus is showing humility by giving up divine rights in Phil. 2:1-11, He is not emptying his deity. Also, this quotes Isaiah 45:22-23 in reference to knees bowing to Jehovah.
Col 2:9 affirms Jesus as the God-man.
The “name” of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Spirit is in the Singular in Matt. 28:18
Isaiah saw the glory of Jehovah in Isaiah 6:1-5. John 12:41 says that Isaiah saw the glory of Jesus.
1 Tim 6:16 & John 1:18 make clear that no one has seen God (the Father obviously)
Trinity defined: within the ONE being that is God there exist three co-equal and co-eternal persons, namely, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. One what and three whos. It is not a logical contradiction cause God is ONE in being and three in another way (person). It is Biblically affirmed, not a man-made doctrine. We should not expect God to be like man, He is God.
Jesus is Creator:
Jesus was not created: Isaiah 43:10; Prov.8:22-23-This section is talking about wisdom personified not Jesus created;
Jehovah alone created & is Jesus: Isaiah 44:24: John 1:3: Colossians 1:15 (the WT add “other” in Col. 1:15)
The LDS and WT teach that Jesus was created, which is contradictory. Thus, they tell people about another Jesus (Gal. 1 & 2 Cor. 11:4) and that false message will condemn them and their listeners unless they repent.
Jesus is worshiped and prayed to:
Hebrews 1:1-13 quotes OT verses that refer to God alone & apply them to Jesus: Ps. 2:7; 45:6: 102:25-27; 110:1
GK word “worship” is used in Heb. 1:6 & Angel rejects worship Rev. 22:8-9.
Thomas said to Jesus: “My Lord and My God” in John 20:28 yet Jesus didn't rebuke him.
"We have come to worship him" Matthew 2:2,11
"that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father." John 5:23
Jesus prayed to in Acts 1:24-25 7:59-60
Jesus encourages disciples to pray to him in John 14:14. 1 Chron. 16:8 tells us to call on Jehovah
There is only one Alpha and Omega (A & O)
OT Alpha and Omega Verses about Jehovah- Isaiah 41:4; 44:6; 48:12;
NT verses about Jesus as the A & O- Rev. 1:7-8; 17b-18; 21:6; 22:12-13
Son of God
Jesus claiming to be “Son of God” in NT is a claim to be equal with God- John 5:18; John 19:7
“sons of the prophets” or 'singers' can mean “of the order of the prophets” or “singers” 1 Kings 20:35; Neh. 12:28
Son of Man and Ancient of Days
These titles and roles of authority belong to God alone Daniel 7:9-14
God does not share his glory, or authority with another being
“I will not yield my glory to another” Is. 42:8 YET John 17:5 Jesus says “glorify me...w/ the glory I had w/ you.”
David is called the Firstborn. It can mean “pre-imminent” Psalms 89:27; another Example Jer. 31:9;
Jesus is the preeminent one, the first one raised from the dead-Col 1:18-19; Rev. 1:5
It can mean “unique one”- See Hebrews 11:17 talking about Isaac-He wasn’t the only son. John 1:18 can also mean “the unique God” (GK: ‘monogeneis’)
There was not a total apostasy & God’s word was not corrupted:
Jude 3; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:25; Matthew 16:17,18; 2 Timothy 2:18-19; 2 Timothy 1:13
Matter is not eternal but God spoke it into existence:
(Note: the LDS church teaches that matter is eternal- see here for source and here for a brief response.
Genesis 1:1- The Hebrew word for "create" here is “bara” & is something that only God can do.
Psalm 33:6-God Spoke creation into existence.
John 1:3- The Greek verb “ἐγένετο” (came into being) is used here to refer to everything created. It is not used of Jesus. Jesus was (GK: "ἦν"- imperfect 3rd person singular) eternally in existence in his divinity and never "came into being." He can't create himself before he existed.
Romans 4:17- God calls things into being that do not exist.
Hebrews 11:3- By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word. of God so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Colossians 1:16- by Him (Jesus) everything was created (Gk meaning for ἐκτίσθη: "to make or create something which has not existed before.)
If you died tonight, do you have assurance that you would go to be with Jesus?
Can I share with you the gospel according to Scripture? (Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 John)
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