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  • Once again, you ask a question with deliberately misleading wording. The belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses has always been in agreement with the words found in God’s Word, the Bible Such as at Matthew 4:8-10 8 Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 9 and he said to him: “All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’” 11 Then the Devil left him, and, look! angels came and began to minister to him. Jesus, speaking and including himself, said to the Samaritan woman: “You worship [proskyne´ō] what you do not know; we worship [proskyne´ō] what we know, because salvation originates with the Jews. . . . the genuine worshipers will worship the Father with spirit and truth. . . . God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth.” (John 4:22-24, NW) Jesus, even after his glorification in heaven, did not change from directing worship to God his Father rather than to himself. In the Revelation, which God gave Jesus, the pure worship is shown as due to be given to the Most High God, Jehovah. (See Revelation 4:10; 5:14; 7:11; 11:16; 14:7; 15:4; 19:4, 10.) And when John fell down at the feet of the angel whom Jesus sent to deliver the revelation, the angel said to John: “Worship God.” (Rev. 19:10; 22:9) Jesus is the Son of God, not God the Father. Always in the Bible is Jesus referred to as The Son, never to as the Father. They are two different persons. Jesus worshipped God, and so should we.
  • "Why did Jehovah Witness's change their doctrine in the 1950's to not worship Jesus, when they were founded on the belief that it was biblical and just?" ... This is SUCH a great question! I have often wondered the EXACT SAME THING! WHY would they do that?! ... ............................... Well, for starters ... perryman, in his answer, wrote "Once again, you ask a question with deliberately misleading wording. The belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses has always been in agreement with the words found in God’s Word, the Bible." ... Well, YES and NO! YES - the beliefs of JW's has always been in agreement with the NWT ... which is THEIR "translation" of the Holy Bible ... ... but ... NO - the NWT is NOT really an authentic translation of the Holy Bible! ............................... Let's take a look at what The New World "Translation" has had to say regarding this subject: (New World Translation, 1950 ed., 1961 ed., 1970 ed.) Hebrews 1:6 says - "But when He again brings his First-born into the inhabited earth, he says: 'And let all God's angels WORSHIP him' ." (New World Translation, 1984 ed.) Hebrews 1:6 says - “But when he again brings his First-born into the inhabited earth, he says: ‘And let all God’s angels DO OBEISANCE TO him’.” NOTE: HMMM, they seem to have changed their minds regarding this subject! ............................... Let's take a look at what The Watchtower has had to say regarding this subject: 1880 - "He was the object of unreproved worship even when a babe, by the wise men who came to see the new-born king … He never reproved any for acts of worship offered to Himself … Had Christ not been more than man the same reason would have prevented Him from receiving worship." (Watchtower Reprints, October 1, 1880). 1898 - "Question … Was he really worshipped, or is the translation faulty? Answer. Yes, we believe our Lord while on earth was really worshipped, and properly so … It was proper for our Lord to receive worship …" (Watchtower Reprints, July 15, 1898). 1915 - "As the special messenger of the Covenant, whom the Father had sanctified and sent into the world to redeem the world, and whom the Father honored in every manner, testifying, 'This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased' - it was eminently proper that all who beheld his glory, as the glory of an Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, should reverence him, hear him, obey him, and worship him - do him homage - as the representative of the Father." (At-One-Ment Between God And Man, 1899; 1915 ed.; p. 134) 1945 - "Since Jehovah God now reigns as King by means of his capital organization Zion, then whosoever would worship him must also bow down to Jehovah's Chief One in that organization, namely Christ Jesus, his co-regent on the throne of The Theocracy." (Watchtower, October 15, 1945) 1945 - "The purposes of this Society are: … public Christian worship of Almighty God and Jesus Christ; to arrange for and hold local and world-wide assemblies for such worship…" (Charter of the Watchtower Society of Pennsylvania, Article II, February 27, 1945) NOTE: HMMM, this seems to be a foundational teaching within The Watchtower for the ENTIRE FIRST HALF OF THEIR EXISTENCE! How could a doctrine/belief as important and vital as this be changed halfway through?! Does this mean that the JW's from the FIRST half of The Watchtower's existence are in Hell because they worshipped Christ Jesus?! ... maybe they will invent a clever way to get them off of the hook! ............................... Thank you.

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