“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
“‘Jehovah’—because of people’s familiarity with it since the 14th century. Moreover, it preserves, equally with other forms, the four letters of the tetragrammaton JHVH.” — The Watchtower defends “shallow scholarship” in response to “Jehovah Not Correct as God’s Name”
YHWH = JHVH ?
If you meet a Jehovah’s Witness they’ll tell you God’s name is Jehovah, and they probably don’t even know that it’s not true.
They probably whole heartedly believe that what they were taught was “the truth” and that it is a life-saving message that they bring to you.
Go easy on them. I know how much it hurts to learn you’ve been lied to all your life.
So, please if you can, help in this campaign:
- explain how the letter “J” came to be only recently, and
- how “hovah” is a real word that’s actually in the scriptures, but it doesn’t mean what they have been told that it does:
“Disaster [hovah] after disaster [hovah] will come, and there will be rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction will perish from the priestsand counsel from the elders.”
The Fall of Babylon—Hebrew Scriptures
Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment—Greek Scriptures
“Come out of her, my people”
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “?‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself.
In her heart she boasts,
‘I sit enthroned as queen.
I am not a widow;
I will never mourn.’
Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:
death, mourning and famine.
She will be consumed by fire,
for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father…
Perhaps you can remind them that God’s son taught us to pray in this way: “Our Father…”
And maybe you can tell them that the Truth isn’t a religion or a lifestyle, but show them that it is a man—”the way, the truth, and the life” is Christ the Messiah, one and the same.
Now, friends, read these next words carefully:
Slow down and don’t go jumping to conclusions regarding the day when our Master, Jesus Christ, will come back and we assemble to welcome him.
Don’t let anyone shake you up or get you excited over some breathless report or rumored letter from me that the day of the Master’s arrival has come and gone. Don’t fall for any line like that.
Before that day comes, a couple of things have to happen:
First, the Apostasy,
“Well, apostates are ‘mentally diseased’…”—The Watchtower, July 15, 2011
Second, the debut of the Anarchist, a real dog of Satan. He’ll defy and then take over every so-called god or altar. Having cleared away the opposition, he’ll then set himself up in God’s Temple as “God Almighty.”
Don’t you remember me going over all this in detail when I was with you? Are your memories that short?…
“Many like me remain associated with the Witnesses out of fear of being uncovered as an ‘apostate’ and ousted, not just from the organisation, but from their own friends and families,” said the man, who would only give the name John. “I find I am now branded as ‘mentally diseased’ – giving any who discover my true beliefs free licence to treat me with disdain.” — as reported by The Independent UK
Via, Veritas, Vita,
Angela Marie Niblick Baxley Glass