Question for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Next time you meet a Jehovah’s Witness, tell them someone pointed out a set of verses in Revelation chapters 4 and 5 that set your mind to working on a problem.

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When you next see a Jehovah’s Witness cart witnessing or by chance one comes to your door, ask them in a “help me understand” fashion so they don’t take it as a challenge from you personally.

The Watchtower teaches that since Jesus is a creature in their theology, then he cannot receive worship. Only Jehovah (the Father) can be worshipped.

Here is the question:

Is it true worship that is being rendered to Jehovah in Revelation 4:9-11?

Isn’t it the same kind of worship that is being rendered to Jehovah AND Jesus in Revelation 5:11-14?

Note the words repeated in both passages such as “glory and honor and power” that are given in chapter 5 to both the Father and the Lamb. Now compare the two passages:

And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ‘Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 4:9-11

… Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, and wisdom and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, ‘Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.’

Revelation 5:12-13

(Note: The Watchtower teaches that Jesus, who they say is one and same as Michael the Archangel, is a creature, a creation, and this verse says every creature, therefore Jesus cannot be a creature or he would be worshipping himself.)

November 26, 2021 E-Letter

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