Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor
August 26, 2007 54 Comments
First of all, I want to make it clear to everybody that it is not my goal and never will it be to disgrace or humiliate or anybody personally. I am not against any human person, but on the spirit of wickedness that is in him;
(Ephesians 6:12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
And my weapons are not ammunitions or mortars, but the wisdom of God that I have learned from the Scriptures.
(2 Corinthians 10:4) (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…
I preach not myself; not my goodness nor my infirmities (because I am nothing), but the glory of my God and His Son Jesus Christ.
(2 Corinthians 4:5) For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
When I preach and speak, I speak for Christ — His truth; not minding what will be its adverse effect on my person. I know that telling the truth will reap, for me, more enemies than friends; nevertheless, I must speak for Christ.
(2 Corinthians 2:17) For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
I have invited to take a ‘U-turn’ and dig deeper to find the roots of all the fraud and deceit that now dominates almost all sector of society — even the religious helm of it.
In my search, I have found that there are so many irrational views, erroneous teachings, evil ideologies, and misleading informations, wherein deceit and fraud are always in essence, but hidden.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses, a worldwide religious activity teaching that ‘Jehovah’ is the real and personal name of God; claiming more than 16 million adherents, has no less than the common denominator of all the false religions prophesied in the Scriptures.
(1 John 4:1) Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
A very noticeable example is their belief of the name ‘Jehovah’. According to a 1950 edition of the “New World Bible Translation” of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, they are inclined to view the pronunciation YAHWEH as more correct, but retained the word Jehovah because it was popular among people. Meaning, adopting the word Jehovah is not for the sake of truth, but of popularity.
But there is a deceit!
After a few years of exposition in radio and television, wherein I extensively tackled the topic about the word Jehovah, I have noticed that deceit was employed in the next editions of the same bible translation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. (See the difference below) In the 1950 edition, they (the Jehovah’s Witnesses) were the ones inclined to view that YAHWEH is more correct than Jehovah. In the 1985 edition, after realizing that my criticisms are rational, they deliberately changed the preface that they were not the ones “inclined to view” that YAHWEH is more correct, but “many”; throwing their garbage to other people’s backyard. Read the reference below very carefully.
Granting (without accepting), that “YAHWEH” is more correct than “Jehovah”, how can there be any pinch of correctness in the word Jehovah to compare it to YAHWEH when their own book says that Jehovah is a later invention and not present in the Hebrew nor the Greek original language used in the Bible? It was not known to all ancients whether Jews or Christians, according to their own book. (See reference below)
And if it is true that YAHWEH is more correct than Jehovah, as they have said, why can’t we find (all over the world) a single kingdom hall bearing the name “Kingdom Hall of Yahweh’s Witnesses”? Can you imagine the deceit being employed by these people?
It has been habitual to the Jehovah’s Witnesses to change their teachings every now and then. They prophesied the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as early as 1914. When it did not happen, they changed it again and again until scores of members left the society of these “false witnesses”.
1914 was one of the more important estimates of the start of the war of Armageddon by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society). They computed 1914 from prophecy in the book of Daniel, Chapter 4. The writings referred to “seven times”. The WTS interpreted each “time” as equal to 360 days, giving a total of 2520 days. This was further interpreted as representing 2520 years, measured from the starting date of 607 BCE. This gave 1914 as the target date.
1914, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994 were other dates that the Watchtower Society predicted. 1975 looked likely as it was computed as the 6000th anniversary of the creation of Adam in the Garden of Eden in 4026 BCE. They interpreted Psalms 90:10 as defining the length of a generation to be 80 years. Since 1914 plus 80 equals 1994, they predicted Armageddon would occur around that year. The latest estimate was 6000 years after the creation of Eve, for which no date can be determined with any accuracy.
To the Jehovah’s Witnesses and my readers, remember that the ninth of the Ten Commandments says, “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor” (Exodus 20:16), it will be a greater sin against God if somebody will be witnessing something false about God.
Maybe you will ask why I said in my previous article that my taste buds have been deceived. Well, it’s a side trip along our ‘U-turn’ as we continue traveling. I ask you to be patient.
Who started all these lies being witnessed by the “false witnesses” of a false name: JEHOVAH? I invite you to read my next article.
God Bless You!
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