WHO ARE THE "JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES"?
(Also called Russellites - after founder Charles "Taze" Russell)
Official website www.watchtower.org/
BibleTruthForToday CONCERNS REGARDING THIS GROUP:
Recommended Reading:"Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse By Verse", David A. Reed, Baker Book House, 1986
Special Caution - THE NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
"So, during the 1950's, Watchtower leaders went beyond interpretation by producing their own version of the Bible, with hundreds of verses changed to fit Watchtower doctrine. And, their New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures continues to be rewritten every few years, with additional changes made to bring God's Word into closer agreement with what the organization teaches." "The New World Translation systematically sets out to eliminate evidence for the deity of Christ. Instead of falling at Jesus' feet to worship Him, people did "obeisance" to Him. John 1:1 no longer says "the Word was God" but "the Word was a God." Jesus did not say, "Before Abraham was, I am" but rather to avoid association with the "I AM" of Exodus 3:14, Jesus's statement becomes, "Before Abraham came into existence, I have been." "The most widespread change in the Watchtower Bible is the insertion of the name JEHOVAH 237 times in the New Testament. Of course, it is appropriate for a translator to choose to use the divine name JEHOVAH or YAHWEH in the Old Testament where the Tetragrammaton YHWH actually appears in the Hebrew text. However, the Watchtower has gone beyond this by inserting the name JEHOVAH in the New Testament, where it does not appear in Greek manuscripts. One need only look at the word-by-word English that appears under the Greek text in the Society's own Kingdom Interlinear Translation to see that the name JEHOVAH is not there in the Greek." (Source: "Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse By Verse", David A. Reed, Baker Book House, 1986)