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There Are No Good People in Heaven

Of those who believe in heaven, most people think they are deserving of it. Most people think of themselves as good people. They believe that they will find themselves in heaven one day because, compared to all the wicked people, like Hitler and Stalin, they have not murdered millions of people; that they try to do good, and not hurt anyone. But is this the barometer that God uses as a “ticket” to heaven? It may likely come as a surprise to many that it is not, at least not within Christian theology. In other words, if Christianity is true, then there is an entirely different way in which heaven becomes our “destination.” (more…)

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More Answers for Jehovah’s Witnesses

So Jehovah’s Witnesses seem to have targeted me as a potential convert. This will be the third visit we’ve gotten in the last few months. This time, we were blessed with the presence of someone who seemed to be an elder.

Their main objections to the orthodox view of Christianity were as follows:

  • The term “trinity” does not exist in the Bible
  • 1 John 5:7, also known as the “Comma Johanneum,” is not found in the earliest Greek manuscripts. Therefore, we cannot trust it to lead us to believe in the doctrine of the Trinity.
  • Isaac Newton supposedly knew that 1 John 5:7 was not in the earliest Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, and therefore he was not a trinitarian.
  • When the writers of the NT were speaking about Jesus as God they meant it figuratively, not literally. They meant it as such: Jesus was so amazing, he was like ‘a god.’

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The False Assertions of the Watchtower Magazine

On the heels of finally completing the booklet I was writing critiquing Jehovah’s Witnesses teachings based on their faulty translation of biblical manuscripts, come to our door, you guessed it – Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs). Though I was unable to speak with them, they did leave us with yet another pamphlet, this one even more patently misleading and factually incorrect than the last.

I could move along and critique the entire pamphlet, but since I just recently wrote a booklet of my own highlighting many of these false notionsand wrote about what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in a previous article, it may be out of scope here. So what I am going to do instead is to take just a few of the claims made in the pamphlet and briefly examine them. We will examine the back coverof the said pamphlet, titled The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom, subtitled Do We Need God? (more…)

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