Examine, compare and note some of the verses where the Watchtower “translators” purposely changed many of their Bible scriptures.
They denigrated Jesus by making Him merely a creation rather than the Almighty Creator, Lord and God.
The Watchtower organization teaches that Jesus is Michael, the archangel, and was the first and only direct creation of the Father whom they call Jehovah. They believe Michael/Jesus created all “other” things and was used by the Father (Jehovah) as His “master worker.”
They injected this false doctrine along with other erroneous teachings into their translation – The New World Translation. Some reputable Bible scholars describe it, not as a translation, but rather as a “perversion.”
The Watchtower Demotes Jesus:
|Christian Bible Translation||Compare!||JW’s Dangerous “Translation”|
|“The Word was God”||Jn. 1:1||“The Word was a god” *|
|“By Him all things were created…”||Col. 1:16||“By means of Him all other things were created.”|
|“Before Abraham was I AM.”||Jn. 8:58||“Before Abraham came into existence I have been.”|
|“…Because you a mere man, claim to be God.”||Jn. 10:33||“…Although being a man, make yourself a god.”|
|“Let all God’s angels worship Him.”||Heb. 1:6||“Let all God’s angels do obeisance to him.|
|“But unto the Son He saith,’Thy Throne, O God, is forever and ever.’”||Heb. 1:8||“But with reference to the Son: ‘God is your throne forever…’”|
|“For in Christ all the fullness of deity lives in bodily form.”||Col. 2:9||“It is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily.”|
|“…God, which He bought with His own blood.”||Acts 20:28||“…God, which He purchased with the blood of His own (Son).”|
|“…gave Him the name that is above every name.”||Phil. 2:9||“…gave Him the name that is above every other name.”|
|“…Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.”||Acts 10:36||“…Jesus Christ: This one is the Lord of all (others).”|
|“…the mystery of godliness…”||I Tim. 3:16||“…the secret of this godly devotion…”|
|“…appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”||Titus 2:13||“…the glorious manifestation of the great God and of the Savior of us Christ Jesus.”|
*Former Catholic priest, then spirit medium, Johannes Greber’s New Testament with the same rendering of John 1:1
For greater detail about the New World Translation, go to New World Translation Mistranslations
For scholarly criticisms of the New World Translation, go to Scholarly Criticisms of the NWT.