Simon Brown.

In the Beginning always was, and nothing but, Yahweh The One True GOD, and because of Him, there is now Every Wonder, and Splendid Thing. Isaiah 44:24: Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb: "I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who ALONE stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth BY MYSELF.

Isaiah 48:12 "Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 13 Yes, my hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spread out the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together.

Yahweh's, Intelligence, Brilliance, Understanding, Patience, Love, Forgiveness, Mercy, and Grace, is not fully capable of being comprehended or understood, to the average mind, or non believer, unless we come to know the One True GOD, revealed to us by His One True Christ, then we have discovered the hidden Treasure, that last's forever. Simon Brown.

It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what’s here on my blog but rather to share my research. As the record goes: I'm Just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood. I do not write to share my research because I desire to be rich, famous, or powerful, but because investigating, studying, enquiring exploring, analysing and scrutinising, helps me learn what I don’t know. I simply love seeking, searching and researching, to discover the truth that is so rare, and become full of joy, uncovering the truth of our great GOD, and His Son’s hidden secrets.

I Simon Brown am no longer a Trinitarian, but an independent researcher in no denomination.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the
SON of God?
1 John 5:5.
NOT GOD OR A TRINITY, but as St john has said: but he that believeth that Jesus is the SON of God? 1 John 5:5.
And as Jesus has said: ETERNAL LIFE is believing His Father GOD is the only ONE TRUE GOD alone. John 17:3. Which is the FIRST commandment one MUST believe. Mark 12:29.
The Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 6:4 says: Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is ONE: (PERSON).

Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sit [above] the cherubim, YOU ARE THE GOD, EVEN YOU ALONE, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 2 Kings 19:15. World English Bible.
Job 23:13: BUT HE ALONE IS GOD, and who can oppose him? God does as he pleases. The HEBREW text actually says GOD IS :בְ֭אֶחָד ḇə-’e-ḥāḏ [UNIQUELY] ONE.

From 2019 I now no longer believe the DEAD are alive in heaven or hell, or that Jesus Pre-Existed His flesh, but was a MAN and the only Begotten SON of his one true GOD, just as He only ever said.
You can see why I now believe Jesus did not Pre-Exist His flesh in my new videos and revised articles on this blog. Seek and you will find said Jesus.
"No responsible NT scholar would claim that the doctrine of the Trinity was taught by Jesus, or preached by the earliest Christians, or consciously held by any writer in the NT" (A.T. Hanson, The Image of the Invisible God).


Dear friends, just to remind you, as I am a human being, I am capable of making mistakes. If you believe I am wrong, don't let it go, but please be kind and let me know. Thank you. Please note if your video or comment have been deleted, this was because hundreds of videos and thousands of comments were sadly removed from this blog by Goggle because of the new complicated You Tube polices.




Thursday, 27 October 2022

The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Revelation 3:14!

 Revelation 3:14.


Are The Jehovah’s Witnesses right or wrong with their Teachings of Revelation 3:14?

Lets find out!

We now move forward from The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:16, to The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teachings of Revelation 3:14!

What do the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, teach and preach, about their faith and understanding of Revelation 3:14?

Let us turn to  the Jehovah’s Witnesses site: Watchtower ONLINE LIBRARY http://www.jw.org/  we read about: Colossians 1:16
by means of him all other things were created: God used “his beloved Son” (Col 1:13) in creating the things “in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible.” This would include the millions of other spirit sons in Jehovah God’s heavenly family, as well as the physical universe. (Ge 1:1; Da 7:9, 10; Joh 1:3; Re 5:11) Jesus was Jehovah’s firstborn Son and the only one created directly by God. (Heb 1:6; see study notes on Joh 1:14 and Col 1:15.) Logically, it was to this firstborn Son that Jehovah said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.”​—Ge 1:26.
all other things: A literal rendering of the Greek text would be “all things.” (Compare Kingdom Interlinear.) However, such a rendering could give the impression that Jesus was not created but was the Creator himself. And that idea would not agree with the rest of the Bible, including the preceding verse, which calls Jesus “the firstborn of all creation.” (Col 1:15; compare Re 3:14, where Jesus is called “the beginning of the creation by God.”)

Jehovah’s Witnesses site: Watchtower

As we see and read how the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, teach and preach how Revelation 3:14 is a proof text supporting their doctrine of Colossians 1:15 and 1:16, saying GOD created all things through His SON Jesus, including the millions of other spirit sons in Jehovah God’s heavenly family, as well as the physical universe, and that Jesus is the ''BEGINNING'' and FIRST created being.

Is this doctrine by The Jehovah’s Witnesses of Revelation 3:14, true or false?

Are The Jehovah’s Witnesses correct in saying the word for ''BEGINNING" in Revelation 3:14 means Jesus is the ''BEGINNING'' and FIRST of GOD's creation and that GOD created all the Angels and the physical universe THROUGH Jesus?

Revelation 3:14

May I now please demonstrate how the The Jehovah’s Witnesses are again misunderstanding Revelation 3:14, just as they have also been deceived into misunderstanding Colossians 1:15 and 1:16.

Please follow me as we examine the simple Biblical facts!

Revelation 3:14, Berean Literal Bible tells us:
And to the messenger of the church in Laodicea write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the 
''BEGINNING''
 of God's creation.

Revelation 3:14



Who is this talking in Revelation 3:14?

The answer is found in John's Vision on Patmos Revelation 1 ► Berean Literal Bible:

9 I John, your brother and fellow-partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance in Jesus, was in the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, like that of a trumpet, 11saying,c “What you see, write in a book and send to the seven churches: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands, One like the Son of Man, having been clothed to the feet, and having been girded about at the breasts with a golden sash. 14 Now His head and His hairs are white like wool, white as snow; and His eyes are like a flame of fire; 15 and His feet are like fine bronze, as having been refined in a furnace; and His voice is like the voice of many waters; 16 and He is holding in His right hand seven stars, and a sharp two-edged sword is going forth out of His mouth; and His face is like the sun shining in its full strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. And He placed His right hand upon me, saying, “Fear not. I am the First and the Last, 18 and the Living One. And I was dead, and behold I am living to the ages of the ages, and I have the keys of Death and of Hades.
19 Therefore write the things that you have seen, and the things that are, and the things that are about to take place after these, 20 the mystery of the seven stars, which you saw on My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

As we have read, in verse 12: John turned to see the voice that was speaking was One like the Son of Man who we know is Jesus.
We know this because in verse 18 we read: and the Living One. And I was dead, and behold I am living to the ages of the ages, and I have the keys of Death and of Hades.

So we now know Jesus is the person talking to John in: Revelation 3:14, 
And to the messenger of the church in Laodicea write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the 
 ''BEGINNING''
 of God's creation.

We also know who is: the faithful and true Witness in Revelation 3:14, by going back to Revelation 1:5 where we read: Jesus Christ, the faithful witness.

Revelation 1:5

The next question is, what does Jesus mean by saying He is: the ''BEGINNING" of God's creation?

As we have seen how The Jehovah’s Witnesses Teach Revelation 3:14 proves Jesus is the ''BEGINNING" of God's (GENESIS) creation.

However, what The Jehovah’s Witnesses are falling to understand is how they are contradicting the whole of GOD's word throughout the Old Testament.

This is because GOD, never, ever, tells us He used His Son Jesus, or in fact ANYONE to create the ''BEGINNING" of the (GENESIS) creation, BY, or through, or with.

GOD tells us over and over again how He ALONE, BY HIMSELF, created all things in the (GENESIS) creation just as we read in just two of countless teachings like below: 
Isaiah 44:24: Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb: "I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who ALONE stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth BY MYSELF.

Isaiah 44:24.

Isaiah 48:12
"Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel my called: I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. 13 Yes, my hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spread out the heavens: when I call to them, they stand up together.

As we have seen that GOD the Father ALONE: stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth BY MYSELF, with MY HAND says GOD, and that is clearly ONE PERSON ALONE on His OWN seen by GOD's own words in Isaiah saying: ALONE, BY MYSELF, MY HAND, and MY RIGHT HAND.

This alone simply proves how The Jehovah’s Witnesses are failing to understand the simple truth, that Jesus could NOT have been WITH GOD at the (GENESIS) creation, because GOD says: He ALONE stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth BY MYSELF.

Also Jesus never, ever tells us how He was ALIVE WITH GOD at creation, or helping GOD in the Genesis creation.

Now we have seen how GOD ALONE, BY HIMSELF created the (GENESIS) creation, what then is the truth, what did Jesus mean by saying He is: the ''BEGINNING" of God's creation?

The simple answer is seen in Colossians 1:18
Berean Literal Bible
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the ''BEGINNING" firstborn out from the dead, so that He might be holding preeminence in all things,

Colossians 1:18

Did you notice, the SAME words saying: who is the ''BEGINNING'' Colossians 1:18.

And we continue to read how Jesus is the: firstborn out from the dead. And holding preeminence in all things.

Lets now look in the Strong's Concordance at the Greek word (πρωτεύω preeminence).
próteuó: to have the first place
Original Word: πρωτεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: próteuó
Phonetic Spelling: (prote-yoo'-o)
Definition: to have the first place
Usage: I have preeminence, am chief, am first.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from prótos
Definition
to have the first place
NASB Translation
have first place (1).

(πρωτεύω preeminence).

So as we have read Jesus is The Chief, The First, The Firstborn out from the Dead, the ''BEGINNING'' Colossians 1:18.

But please hold on, as there is more.

If we turn to John the Baptist, there we read how Jesus is FIRST in order, rank and precedence.

John 1:15
Berean Literal Bible
John witnesses concerning Him, and he cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I was saying, 'The One coming after me has precedence over me, because He was before me.'"

John 1:30
This is He concerning whom I said, 'After me comes a man who has precedence over me, because He was before me.'

Now please make note of Ephesians 1:22
Berean Literal Bible
And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church.

The next question is, WHEN did GOD make His Son Jesus the head over all things to the church.

The answer is given by Jesus in Matthew 28:18, and there we read what Jesus said Himself saying:
"All'' authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to Me. 

Is Jesus GOD?

For those who believe Jesus is GOD, then Ephesians 1:22 and Matthew 28:18, proves them wrong, because if Jesus were already GOD, He would not have to be given by GOD "All'' authority, and ''ALL THINGS'' under His feet, because Jesus would already HAVE "All'' authority in the first place if He were already GOD.

And also according to what most believe that Jesus is GOD, that would then simply mean GOD gave Himself "All'' authority in heaven and on the earth. And therefore there would be NO need for Jesus to tell us how His Father and GOD has given Him "All'' authority in heaven and on the earth. 

With all that taken into consideration, this perfectly explains WHY Jesus said in John 8:58 "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, (I am)." Meaning  (I am) the chosen one, the Christ, FIRST in priority, order, rank and precedence before Abraham was, as told by John the Baptist. John 1:15, John 1:30.
Hold on please, here comes the best!

At this point I would now like to bring in my next witness from my previous article of The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:16.

This will prove how Jesus was NOT yet WITH GOD ALIVE creating the Genesis creation.
 
Hebrews 1:1 is an undeniable proof text revealing how Jesus was NOT yet alive WITH GOD in the Genesis creation, and yet most still deny these Biblical facts:

 Berean Literal Bible
God, having spoken long ago to our fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways Hebrews 1:1 
Notice how we do NOT read in Hebrews 1:1 God, having spoken long ago (THROUGH JESUS) to our fathers  in the prophets in many portions.

There is simply NO mention of Jesus being ALIVE with GOD except in the many Bible prophecies, and until He is BORN in John 1:14 which is confirmed in Hebrews 2 saying: in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the ages.

Notice: 
and through whom He made the ages.

What does Paul mean by saying  the ages?

The answer is in the beginning of the verse saying: 
in these last days.

 Ages means a period of time, and that time started at the  ''BEGINNING'' of Jesus ministry, referred to as:
 in these last days.

Conclusion.

With all that in mind, what does all this prove, mean, and reveal?

What do the Biblical facts declare?

The Biblical facts REVEAL how The Jehovah’s Witnesses are Wrong Teaching that the ''BEGINNING'' in Revelation 3:14 means Jesus was in the ''BEGINNING'' ALIVE WITH GOD and First at creation helping GOD in the Genesis creation, which therefore makes a false Christ.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are confused with WHERE the ''BEGINNING'' in Revelation 3:14 starts from.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have wrongly put the ''BEGINNING'' in Revelation 3:14 BEFORE the very ''BEGINNING'' of the Genesis creation.

When instead if The Jehovah’s Witnesses had understood the simple truth, they would understand the ''BEGINNING'' in Revelation 3:14 means Jesus is the ''BEGINNING'' of ALL ANEW THINGS in creation, Colossians 1:15, in these last days.

And this is why Jesus tells us in Revelation 3:14 And to the messenger of the church in Laodicea write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the ''BEGINNING'' of God's creation.

The TRUTH is Jesus is the ''STARTING POINT'' of GODS ANEW creation Colossians 1:16

Jesus DID NOT PRE-EXIST His flesh Galatians 4:4, but was ordained, and foreknown and chosen by GOD Almighty BEFORE the ''BEGINNING'' of the foundations of the world in GOD's perfect plan 1 Peter 1:20, Acts 2:23.

Jesus is FIRST in order, priority, rank and precedence John 1:15, 1:30.

Jesus is The Chief, The First, The Firstborn out from the Dead, making Him the ''BEGINNING'' of GOD's NEW creation Colossians 1:18.

Colossians 1:16

Jesus became the Word of GOD and the ''BEGINNING'' when GOD Sent and Gave His Only Begotten SON "All'' authority IN heaven and ON the earth Matthew 28:18, for-filling all Bible prophecies.

Note, how Jesus IS The WORD ''OF'' GOD as seen in one of the greatest and most powerful words about our New RULER of  the heavens and the earth in Revelation 19:13 Berean Literal Bible
and having been clothed with a garment having been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.

Please notice if Jesus were GOD, we would simply read in 
Revelation 19:13
and having been clothed with a garment having been dipped in blood. And His name is called God, if Jesus was GOD that is!

But we instead read how Jesus is: The WORD ''OF'' GOD.
The word ''OF'' would not be added in by John if Jesus were GOD.
The word ''OF'' indicates and defines the difference between  The WORD ''OF'' GOD Jesus, in association and relation with The One True GOD.

Also notice please, how Jesus is called the RULER in Revelation 1:5 which again is one of countless proofs Jesus was NOT yet ALIVE with GOD in the geneses creation, as we know GOD is called the creator of all things ALONE: Revelation 4:11 Berean Literal Bible
"Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will, they existed and were created."

However, the Jehovah’s Witnesses doctrine is correct on the deity of GOD the Father as GOD ALONE.

But the Jehovah’s Witnesses Christ, is NOT actually the Word and the faithful and true Witness of God, because the TRUE Christ was NOT incarnated from Michael the Archangel,
as Michael the Archangel is still in heaven with BOTH Christ and GOD.

And there is NO mention in the whole Bible of Michael the Archangel no longer existing, which would be the case if Jesus were Michael the Archangel!

Jesus was a MAN!

The whole Bible teaches Jesus was a MAN, and NOWHERE do we ever read in the ''BEGINNING'' Jesus was at first a Spirit being, or Michael the Archangel, or GOD.

Jesus Himself never, ever, said or taught He was first a Spirit being, or Michael the Archangel, or GOD.

Jesus Himself said He was a MAN in: John 8:40 Berean Study Bible
But now you are trying to kill Me, (A MAN) who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham never did such a thing.
And yet most believe what He never, ever said or taught that He is GOD or an Angel.

This sadly concludes for me at least, The Jehovah’s Witnesses, are not The One True GOD's Witnesses, because they are also believing in and teaching a false Christ!

The TRUE Jesus said in John 14:6, NO ONE can get to the Father except through Him the TRUE Jesus John 17:3, so at this point The Jehovah’s Witnesses are also in danger of HELL.

I am Simon Brown.

Seek and you will find said Jesus!

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Related articles:
Colossians 1:15

Colossians 1:16

Proverbs 8:22

false Christ!

Revelation 3:14.

Proverbs 8-22

Jesus Did NOT PRE-EXIST His Flesh.

SALVATION

Sunday, 16 October 2022

The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:16!

Colossians 1:16

For part 1 please click here: The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:15!

We continue from The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:15 to The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:16! 

The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach Paul is teaching in Colossians 1:16, how GOD created ALL THINGS THROUGH Jesus from the beginning of GOD's creation in Genesis including the heavens, all the angels.

Lets have a look and be sure with what the The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrongly Teach about Colossians 1:16.

On the Jehovah’s Witnesses site: Watchtower ONLINE LIBRARY http://www.jw.org/  we read about: Colossians 1:16

by means of him all other things were created: God used “his beloved Son” (Col 1:13) in creating the things “in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible.” This would include the millions of other spirit sons in Jehovah God’s heavenly family, as well as the physical universe. (Ge 1:1; Da 7:9, 10; Joh 1:3; Re 5:11) Jesus was Jehovah’s firstborn Son and the only one created directly by God. (Heb 1:6; see study notes on Joh 1:14 and Col 1:15.) Logically, it was to this firstborn Son that Jehovah said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.”​—Ge 1:26.

all other things: A literal rendering of the Greek text would be “all things.” (Compare Kingdom Interlinear.) However, such a rendering could give the impression that Jesus was not created but was the Creator himself. And that idea would not agree with the rest of the Bible, including the preceding verse, which calls Jesus “the firstborn of all creation.” (Col 1:15; compare Re 3:14, where Jesus is called “the beginning of the creation by God.”) Also, the Greek word for “all” can in some contexts have the meaning “all other,” as for example at Lu 13:2 (“all other”); Lu 21:29 (“all the other”); Php 2:21 (“all the others”). This agrees with Paul’s inspired teaching found at 1Co 15:27: “God ‘subjected all things under his [Christ’s] feet.’ But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him.” So both the Bible’s teachings as a whole and the probable meaning of the Greek word used here support the rendering “all other things.”​—Compare study note on Php 2:9.

thrones or lordships or governments or authorities: Here Paul refers to positions of authority within Jehovah’s administrative arrangement. Such positions exist among God’s human servants and, as indicated here, also among his perfect spirit creatures. (Ezr 10:15-17; Isa 6:2; 1Co 6:3; Eph 3:10; Heb 13:17; Jude 8, 9) These positions were not simply permitted by Jehovah; rather, they were created by God. He is the Source of these arrangements, and his Son was the active agent in setting them up. The positions of authority mentioned in this verse were “created through him [Jesus] and for him,” and therefore they cannot refer to human governments.

created through him and for him: Although God’s firstborn Son, Jesus, is here said to have been involved in the creation of all things, the Scriptures do not call him the Creator. The preceding verse says that he is “the firstborn of all creation,” and at Re 3:14, he is called “the beginning of the creation by God.” After his own creation, Jesus, personified as “wisdom” in Proverbs chapter 8, became Jehovah’s “master worker.” (Pr 8:1, 22, 30) Jesus’ involvement with creation is described at Pr 8:22-31, which says that Jehovah’s master worker “rejoiced over [God’s] habitable earth, and . . . was especially fond of the sons of men [or, “mankind”].” It is in this sense that Col 1:16 says: “All other things have been created through him and for him.”

Marginal References +Joh 1:3+Joh 1:10; 1Co 8:6; Heb 1:2

As we have seen, how The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach Paul is teaching in Colossians 1:16 how GOD created His heavenly family Angels, as well as the physical universe, THROUGH His Son Jesus.

At this point, It is worth noting how MOST of Christianity also believe and teach how Jesus was WITH GOD creating His heavenly family Angels, as well as the physical universe of Genesis.

Its now time to reveal the Biblical facts, which will hopefully demonstrate to you how this teaching by The Jehovah’s Witnesses of Colossians 1:16, and by most of Christianity is wrong.

Paul tells us in  Colossians 1:16 Berean Literal Bible

because in Him were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and unto Him.

As we see, because Paul has said: in Him were created all things, The Jehovah’s Witnesses and MOST of Christianity believe and teach how Jesus was WITH GOD creating "ALL THING" such as GODS heavenly family Angels, as well as the physical universe of Genesis.

However, I will now reveal how The Jehovah’s Witnesses and MOST of Christianity believe and teach what is wrong.

Because Paul uses the words saying "ALL THING" most therefore conclude Paul is saying ''ALL THINGS'', as in ''ALL'' of CREATION, from the beginning of GODS creation in Genesis, including the heavens and the angels.

Let us turn our page open to the Greek word (ALL) as seen in the 

Strong's Concordance

pas: all, every

Original Word: πᾶς, πᾶσα, πᾶν

Part of Speech: Adjective

Transliteration: pas

Phonetic Spelling: (pas)

Definition: all, every

Usage: all, the whole, every kind of.

As we see the Original Greek Word is: πᾶς, πᾶσα, πᾶν and means: all, the whole, every kind of.

But notice how Paul does NOT explain or define when "ALL THINGS" have started from.

"ALL THINGS" could be FROM the past, or present, or future.

Paul simply tells us how GOD has: in Him (Jesus) were created "ALL THINGS".

So at this stage we have nothing by Paul INDICATING WHEN "ALL THINGS" in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; "ALL THINGS" have been created through Him and unto Him.

This simply reveals to me at least, that the "ALL THINGS" does NOT include "ALL THINGS" in the past, as IN the very beginning of Geneses like ALL of CREATION, from the beginning of GODS creation including the heavens and the angels.

It is clear to me how the "ALL THINGS" is referring to "ALL NEW THINGS" PAST and PRESENT, and FUTURE, are being RE- NEWED is Jesus.

Lets read what Paul is telling us and what Paul is not telling us.

As we read Paul tells us in the same verse of Colossians 1:16 saying: in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; "ALL THINGS" have been created through Him and unto Him.

Did you notice something there?

Let me show you please what Paul did NOT say there in Colossians 1:16.

1. Paul did NOT say ANYTHING about the PAST Genesis creation, 

2. Paul did NOT say ANYTHING about the PAST heavens being created.

3. Paul did NOT say ANYTHING about the Angels being created.

But instead notice what Paul DID SAY.

Paul said: "IN" the heavens and "UPON" the earth.

Did you notice: "IN" the heavens and "UPON" the earth?

To create something that is "IN" the heavens and "UPON" the earth, would simply mean the HEAVENS and the EARTH, were already created and where already there.

But lets now continue to Paul's next statement saying:  ''ALL THINGS'' have been created through Him and unto Him.

Did you see the SAME and IDENTICAL words by Paul saying: ''ALL THINGS''?

So as we see and read, Paul is NOT telling us about ''ALL THINGS'' have been created through Jesus like the beginning of creation.

Paul is telling us how GOD is renewing "ALL THINGS" through Christ that was ALREADY "IN" the heavens and ALREADY "UPON" the earth.

However I always like to save the best until last.

And I have a question!

How can we be sure with what I am saying here is correct?

Because what I am saying is that Paul is NOT referring to what most Christians believe by saying "ALL THINGS" like the beginning of creation in and before Genesis like the PAST HEAVENS and the EARTH and the angels.

Paul is NOT referring to "ALL THINGSin the Genesis CREATION.

But instead Paul is telling us how GOD is NOW RE- creating ''ALL THINGS'' that are already "IN" the heavens and "UPON'' the earth, when Christ was given ALL authority in heaven and on the earth.

And this is seen by going to Matthew 28:18, and there we read what Jesus said Himself: Berean Literal Bible

And having come to them, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "All'' authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to Me. 

Please note the SAME and IDENTICAL words of Paul's saying: All authority "IN" heaven and "ON" the earth has been given to Me. 

The SAME and IDENTICAL words by Paul and Jesus saying: "IN" heaven and "ON" the earth are referring to IN HEAVEN and ON earth as being already created beforehand by GOD ALONE, and then are being RENEWED through Christ when He was given "All'' authority ''IN heaven and ''ON'' the earth, by GOD.

The SAME and IDENTICAL words by Paul and Jesus saying: "IN" heaven and "ON" the earth are NOT referring to the FIRST AND PAST HEAVEN and EARTH as being created beforehand by or through Jesus.

But instead the SAME and IDENTICAL words by Paul and Jesus saying: "IN" heaven and "ON" the earth are referring to the PRESENT NEW heaven and the NEW earth: "IN" heaven and "ON" the earth.

How can we be sure of this, that both Jesus and Paul are referring to the NEW heaven and the earth?

The answer is given by Paul in Hebrews 1:1 to 1:2.

Hebrews 1:1,2.

Berean Literal Bible

God, having spoken long ago to our fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,

in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of ''ALL THINGS'', and through whom He made the ages,

Note, Jesus is not mentioned in Hebrews 1:1, as we would expect to say: God, having spoken long ago (THROUGH HIS SON) in many portions and in many ways.

But we instead read in the next verse by Paul when GOD DID speak  (THROUGH HIS SON), by saying: in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of  "ALL THINGS* and through whom He made the ages,

Again note: (in these last days) has spoken to us in His Son.

Also note the SAME and IDENTICAL words saying:  "ALL THINGS''.

My Conclusion!

The misunderstanding within most of Christianity is that I believe most are thinking Paul was referring to Jesus being with GOD creating "ALL THINGS'' as in the Genesis creation.

But instead I believe Paul was meaning "ALL THINGS'' FROM the Genesis creation GOD is RE-NEWING THROUGH Christ Matthew 28:18, hence: all things have been created through Him and unto Him.

Colossians 1:16

And it is also worth noting how the translations of the word "WERE" and ''HAVE'' been created through Him and unto Him, is deceptive.

This is because the word "WERE" and ''HAVE'' deceives us into believing, "WERE" and ''HAVE'' ALREDY taken place as in the Genesis creation.

And so we are deceived into thinking what it looks like that: because in Him "WERE'' created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; all things ''HAVE'' been created through Him and unto Him. Colossians 1:16 Berean Literal Bible


Strong's Concordance ktizó: to build, create

As we see in the Strong's Concordance the Greek word for ''WERE'' and ''HAVE''  ktizó: means to build, create.

Original Word: κτίζω

Part of Speech: Verb

Transliteration: ktizó

Phonetic Spelling: (ktid'-zo)

Definition: to build, create

Usage: I create, form, shape, make, always of God.

So in other words GOD is Re-building, Re-creating, Re-forming, Re-shaping, Re-making  "ALL THINGS'' through Him (Jesus) and unto Him.

Paul is referring to the NEW creation as seen by going back to the beginning of Paul's Colossians 1:13 Berean Literal Bible

who has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and ''transferred'' us into the kingdom of His beloved Son.

Notice the word ''transferred'' which means: I cause to change its place, move out of its place; I translate, transfer, remove.

Strong's Concordance methistémi: to change, pervert
As we see and read, how ''transferred'' means to change its place, move out of its place; transfer, us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, where GOD is Re-building, Re-creating, Re-forming, Re-shaping, Re-making the NEW creation:  "ALL THINGS'' through Him (Jesus) and unto Him Colossians 1:16.

Paul is NOT contradicting Jesus teachings, but is perfectly confirming and agreeing with Jesus as seen in Matthew 28:18

And having come to them, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "All'' authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to Me. 

And Jesus was referring to when GOD had given His SON "All'' authority, PRESENT and FUTURE.

And this is all confirmed by Paul in Hebrews 1:2, in these last days (meaning PRESENT and FUTURE GOD), has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of "ALL THINGS'', and through whom He made the ages.

We DO read in Hebrews 1:1:  (how in the BEGINNING of days),  BEFORE Jesus was born: GOD having spoken to us in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,

We DO NOT read in Hebrews 1:1: how GOD has "always" spoken to us in or THROUGH His Son, which is what we would expect to hear and read IF what most say and believe was true.

And we instead hear and read in the next statement by Paul in Hebrews 1:2 how on Jesus arrival, GOD: has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of "ALL THINGS*, (PRESENT and FUTURE), and through whom He made the ages.

To understand the meaning of (AGES), please read my article: The FALSE translation of Hebrews 1:2.

I also believe another terrible problem is that The Jehovah’s Witnesses including most of modern Christianity are using countless biased false modern Bible translations, and most of Christianity are not aware of that shocking truth, which is deceiving most of Christianity from the truth: 

See my article: QUICK FACTS To The Trinitarian FALSE TEACHINGS and FALSE Bible TRANSLATIONS!

I am Simon Brown.

Thank you for reading my independent research.

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Hebrews 1:2.

Colossians 1:16 and 1:17.

Colossians 1:15

Revelation 3:14.

John 1:1 - 1:4

FALSE Bible TRANSLATIONS!

Thursday, 13 October 2022

The Jehovah’s Witnesses Wrong Teaching of Colossians 1:15!


Jehovah’s Witnesses

May I please share with you my research by revealing what I know and why I believe The Jehovah’s Witnesses are Wrong with their Teaching of Colossians 1:15! 

Let us now move forward to see: What do The Jehovah’s Witnesses say and teach about the meaning of Colossians 1:15?

On the Jehovah’s Witnesses site: Watchtower ONLINE LIBRARY http://www.jw.org/  we read:

^ The Bible also refers to Jesus as “the only-begotten Son of God” because he was the first and only direct creation of Jehovah.—John 3:18; Colossians 1:13-15. https://www.jw.org/

Colossians Study Notes—Chapter 1

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition)

1:15

the firstborn of all creation: That is, the first creation by Jehovah God. Seven of the eight occurrences of the Greek term for “firstborn” (pro·toʹto·kos) in the Christian Greek Scriptures refer to Jesus. The usual Scriptural meaning of the term “firstborn” is the one born first in order of time, such as a firstborn child. Because Jesus was “the firstborn” child of Mary, he was presented at the temple in accordance with Jehovah’s Law. (Lu 2:7, 22, 23; Mt 1:25) At Col 1:18 (see study note), the same Greek word is used of Jesus, “the firstborn from the dead,” that is, first in order of time. (Compare Ro 8:29.) Likewise, in the Hebrew Scriptures, the expression “firstborn” is most often used in the sense of “the oldest son of a father.” The same Greek word occurs in the Septuagint at Ge 49:3, where Jacob says: “Reuben, you are my firstborn.” (See Glossary, “Firstborn.”) Some who claim that Jesus was not created say that “firstborn” here means one who is preeminent in rank, not part of the creation, and they render the phrase “the firstborn over all creation.” While it is true that Jesus is preeminent in relation to all other creatures, there is no basis for the assertion that the term “firstborn” here takes on a meaning other than its usual one. A similar statement at Re 3:14 calls Jesus “the beginning of the creation by God,” confirming that here “firstborn of all creation” is used in the sense of being the first one created by God.

As we read, The Jehovah’s Witnesses teach Jesus is the (first) and only direct creation of Jehovah, and site the verse of Colossians 1:15, as their witness.

What do we read in the correct translation of Colossians 1:15?

We read Paul saying:

Berean Literal Bible

He is the image of the invisible God, (the firstborn over all creation).

And we read The Jehovah’s Witnesses teaching: Jesus is the (first) and only direct creation of Jehovah. 

What do we NOT read Paul saying in Colossians 1:15?

We do NOT read Paul saying: Jesus is the (FIRST) and only direct creation of GOD, as we read The Jehovah’s Witnesses saying and teaching.

We do NOT read Paul saying Jesus is the (FIRST) being, or Person, to ever exist.

We do NOT read Paul saying GOD created Jesus FIRST and BEFORE ALL creation.

We also do NOT read anywhere in Paul's writings saying Jesus was alive and living with GOD, or was a Spirit being or an Angel before all creation, or that GOD created the Genesis creation WITH, or BY, or THROUGH Christ, unless you are one of most who reads false Bible translations, and are not understanding the truth of GOD's word.

If The Jehovah’s Witnesses teaching were correct, that Jesus WAS  the (FIRST) creation of GOD, or the (FIRST) being, or Person to ever exist, then Paul would have simply said : Jesus is the (FIRST) and only direct creation of GOD, or the (first) being, or Person to ever exist,

However, we read Paul instead saying how Jesus is (the firstborn over all creation).

Being (the firstborn over all creation), is NOT the same as being the (first) and only direct creation of GOD, or the (FIRST) CREATED being, or Person to ever exist.

Being (the firstborn over all creation), has nothing to do with being the FIRST PERSON to exist, or to be the FIRST created being.

For example, I am the FIRST BORN, and yet that does not mean I am the FIRST PERSON to ever exist.

It is clear to me at least that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are adding in Paul's teachings what Paul is NOT teaching to support the Watchtower faith.

The Shocking truth in The Jehovah’s Witnesses Faith!

To believe and teach Jesus was Michael the Angel and that Jesus pre existed His flesh, is to believe in another one of COUNTLESS FALSE Christ's, making The Jehovah’s Witnesses another one of many false religions!

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

Note Jesus words saying: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

The Shocking truth is that no one can get to the Heavenly Father and One True GOD by going THROUGH a false Christ.

And this is all according to what Jesus said and prayed to His Father in John 17:3, saying how salvation comes by knowing The One True GOD and KNOWING The ONE TRUE CHRIST.

The shocking truth is, The Jehovah’s Witnesses cannot be the TRUE Witnesses of GOD, because they are teaching a false Christ!

What is the TRUTH?

What did Paul truly mean by saying Jesus is (the firstborn over all creation) Colossians 1:15?

Full article here: 
Colossians 1:15.

My many meetings with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

I love The Jehovah’s Witnesses, because they are always so well dressed, polite, and very brave to go from door to door in hope to help people know how they are in a false religion which is most often Evolution, or one of the countless false Christian faiths like the Trinity, or Oneness Pentecostals, or the Muslim faith, and so on.

I have had and still do have many meetings and debates with the sincere Jehovah’s Witnesses, which at one time was nearly every week for 2 years, and my wife Emma and I have even been to their church meetings having eyes to see and ears to hear what they have to say, teach and preach.

I believe The Jehovah’s Witnesses are mostly very nice and sincere people with a great desire for all to know our Loving Heavenly Father and One True GOD, who sent and gave His Christ to be our Saviour and Mediator to save His people through the TRUE Christ out of a dying world.

When I see the lovely Jehovah’s Witnesses bravely going from door to door down my own street, who are wonderfully obeying Jesus command to preach the good news to all creation, I am waiting for their dear knock at my door, and am always excited to invite them in for a good hot cuppa, in hope to let them know what I now know, and how and why I believe they are also in a false religion by believing in a false Christ who they say is and was Michael the archangel.

I would like to point out how the Jehovah’s Witnesses do correctly believe that GOD the Father is GOD Alone On His own, and how they do not believe in the Trinity or the Oneness Pentecostal, or the Muslim faith.

However, my heart is also sad for The Jehovah’s Witnesses, because they are so much closer to the truth than most other Christian faiths.

And yet being close is still not good enough if we are not willing to accept the whole truth, because we must be ''right on'', knowing the "right" Jesus, knowing precisely who GOD and Christ are said Jesus in John 17:3, and we must know exactly who we worship, so we can overcome the Devils terrible deceptions, because the Devil is a great trickster, he is our predator, always looking for someone to devour by deceiving the whole world with COUNTLESS false Christ's, black holes and deceptions!

If we are truly hungry to know, love and follow The One True GOD and His One True Christ, than we will seek out our faith with fear and trembling, said Paul.

John 8:30

Of His speaking these things, many believed in Him. 31 Therefore Jesus was saying to the Jews having believed in Him, “If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set free you.”

I am Simon Brown.

Thank you for reading my own research.

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Colossians 1:16

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