Fact a Day: May 22nd - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Fact a Day: May 22nd

The Facts on Jehovah’s Witnesses (Harvest House, 1988), p. 12

 

What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about God and the doctrine of the Trinity?

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the God of Christianity is a false and satanic counterfeit of the one true God, Jehovah. Charles Taze Russell even wrote that the Christian God was “the devil himself.”* Jehovah’s Witnesses see God as a single person, not as a single Being in whom are united three Persons, as Christians view God. They also deny that God is present everywhere and limit His omniscience.*

Because the Watchtower Society teaches that God is only one person, Witnesses reject the doctrine of the Trinity as an invention of “pagan imagination.”* They call it “a false doctrine… promulgated [promoted] by Satan for the purposes of defaming Jehovah’s name.”*

The Watchtower Society often misrepresents the doctrine of the Trinity. But Christians do not teach the view of God that the Witnesses say they do. Christians do not teach there are “three Gods” or “a complicated, freakish-looking, three-headed God.”*

Instead, Christians believe the Bible teaches that the one true God exists eternally as three Persons.

*For documentation, see The Facts on Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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