Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jesus & Jehovah

Please read: Exodus 20:14 and Matthew 5:27

I had a very good conversation with someone today. I'd describe him as a straying, semi-secular Jehovah's Witness. His parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, and though he's wondered from that faith, it still makes up much of his core belief system.

JW's maintain that Jesus is not God (or Jehovah).

I shared the Matthew 5 scripture above and explained that when He gave the ten commandments, Jehovah-God said, "You shall not commit adultery". Then Jesus came and said, "You heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you..." That's a big call: to quote Jehovah, and then say, "But I say to you."

My friend hadn't realised that Jesus made claims like this; making himself equal to Jehovah.

The cycle of prayer and reasoning continues.

2 comments:

Joan said...

Why haven't I picked up on that before? Thank you Bernard that is a quotation I know I will be using too.

Bernard S. Jansen said...

Thanks for your comment, Joan. I'm glad you found it helpful. I think I first heard this explained to me in a talk by Paul Washer.