SCRIPTURE INDEX - Answers to Bible Scriptures Used by Jehovah's Witnesses as Proof Texts Against Traditional Christian Beliefs
**Click on the Blue Scripture Reference Link below to view the webpage that corresponds to each Scripture passage listed.**
2 CHRONICLES 21:12: "then a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet...."- Did Elijah send a letter to King Jehoram after his ascension into heaven?
PROVERBS 8:22: “Jehovah himself produced me as the beginning of his way.…” (Watchtower's NWT Bible) - Was Jesus "produced" by God prior to creation? (See also Proverbs 8:22 Dialogue with Cindy and Karen - www.4jehovah.org)
ECCLESIASTES 9:5: "...the dead do not know anything...for their memory is forgotten." - Are human souls unconscious after death?
ISAIAH 9:6: "His name will be called Wonderful Counselor...Everlasting Father..." - Since Jesus is called “Everlasting Father,” is Jesus the Father?
HABAKKUK 1:12: “…Are you not from long ago, O Jehovah? O my God, my Holy One, you do not die.” (Watchtower's NWT Bible) - Since God cannot die, how could Jesus die if He is God?
MATTHEW 11:11: “...there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” - Is John the Baptist excluded from the kingdom of heaven?
MATTHEW 24:36: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” - If the Holy Spirit is part of the same God as the Father and the Son, why does Jesus not say that the Spirit knows what the Father knows?
MATTHEW 25:46: "...these will go away into eternal punishment [NWT: everlasting cutting-off], but the righteous into eternal life." - Do the wicked go to ‘eternal punishment’ or ‘everlasting cutting-off’ at death?
MATTHEW 26:52: "Then Jesus said to him, 'Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword." - Was Jesus advocating that Christians should not engage in carnal warefare?
MARK 10:17-18: “...a man ran up ...and began asking Him, ‘Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.’ ” - Since Jesus said that only God is good, how can He be God?
MARK 13:32: “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” - How could Jesus be God if He doesn't know the day or hour of His return?
LUKE 6:27-28: “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” - Does loving our "enemies" mean Christians should not fight against them in war?
LUKE 14:26: "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple." - Did Jesus advocate hating one's mother, father, spouse, and children for His sake? (Moriel Ministries)
LUKE 24:15-16, 31: "While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. ...Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight." - Did Jesus appear to His disciples in a different body after His ressurection? (www.4jehovah.org)
JOHN 1:1a: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” - How can Jesus be "with God" and at the same time be God? (www.4jehovah.org)
JOHN 1:1b: “... and the Word was a god.” (Watchtower's NWT Bible) - Is Jesus "a god" or "God" Himself?
JOHN 1:18: “No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him.” - Does the term "only-begotten god" mean that Jesus is a "created" God?
JOHN 3:13: "No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, ... the Son of Man." - Since Jesus was the first to ascend to heaven, does this mean that Elijah and other Old Testament believers did not go to heaven?
JOHN 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son...” - If Jesus is begotten, how can He be God?
JOHN 5:19: “...the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing...” - If Jesus is God, why can He only do what He sees the Father doing?
JOHN 8:58: “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.’ ” - Did Jesus Claim to be the "I AM" Jehovah of Exodus 3:14 or is the Watchtower's NWT Bible correct when it translates John 8:58 as “I have been” instead of “I am”?
JOHN 10:30 and 17:20-21: “I and the Father are one.... I ...ask...that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us.” - Since Jesus prayed that His followers would be "one," does this mean He was not claiming to be God when He said “I and the Father are one”?
JOHN 13:35: “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” - Does Christian "love" for brotherhood demand abstinence from war?
JOHN 14:14: “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” [NWT omits the “me” in “ask Me anything”] - Did Jesus say “ask Me anything in My name” or did he say “ask anything in my name”?
JOHN 18:36: "Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My Kingdom is not of this realm.' " - Since Christians are citizens of Jesus' Kingdom, does this mean we should not support earthly governments?
JOHN 20:15: "Jesus said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?' Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, 'Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.'" - Did Jesus appear to Mary in a different body after His resurrection? (www.4jehovah.org)
JOHN 20:17: “…I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.” - If Jesus had a God, How can He be God?
JOHN 21:4: "Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus." - Since the disciples didn't recognize Jesus, did He appear to them in a different body after His ressurection? (www.4jehovah.org)
ACTS 2:34: “….For it was not David who ascended into heaven….” - Does this mean that king David will not be in heaven?
ACTS 7:56 (c.f. Hebrews 1:3): “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” - How can Jesus be God if He stands at the right hand of God?
1 CORINTHIANS 8:6: “yet for us there is but one God, the Father...and one Lord, Jesus Christ.” - If Jesus is God, why is He distinguished from God the Father?
1 CORINTHIANS 11:3 and 15:24, 28: “...God is the head of Christ... Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father ...the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him....” - Since Jesus is in subjection to God the Father, how could Jesus be equal to God?
1 CORINTHIANS 15:44: “...it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body...” - Was Jesus raised in a non-human "spirit body"? (www.4jehovah.org)
1 CORINTHIANS 15:45: “...The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” - As a "life-giving spirit" was Jesus raised in "spirit" form without His physical human body? (www.4jehovah.org)
1 CORINTHIANS 15:50: “...flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” - If “flesh and blood”cannot inherit Heaven, was Jesus raised as a “spirit creature”? (www.4jehovah.org)
2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-4: "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses." - Since Christian "weapons" are "not of the flesh," does this mean that Christians should not participate in national warfare?
PHILIPPIANS 2:6: “Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped.” - Since Jesus did not grasp at equality with God, does this prove He is not God?
COLOSSIANS 1:15: “And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.” - Since Jesus is called the "first-born," does this mean He was created? (See also Colossians 1:15-16 Dialogue with Cindy and Karen - www.4jehovah.org)
HEBREWS 1:3: “...When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” - How can Jesus be God if He sits at God's right hand?
JAMES 1:13: “God cannot be tempted by evil” - If Jesus is God, how could He have been tempted with evil?
1 PETER 3:18: “For Christ also died… having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit.” - Did Jesus resurrect from the dead as a non-human "spirit"? (www.4jehovah.org)
2 JOHN 10: “If any one cometh unto you, and bringeth not this teaching, receive him not into your house, and give him no greeting” - Does this mean we shouldn't allow cultists into our homes?
REVELATION 3:12: “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God...and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.” - If Jesus is God, why does Jesus call the Father “My God” when He is in Heaven?
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