A MESSAGE TO JEHOVAH WITNESSES
“Say: Call on Allah or call on the Beneficent (Rahman) By whatever (name) you call on Him, He has the best names.” (Qur’an 17:110)
Name – n That by which a person or thing is designated; appellation; title; reputation; eminence
Source: (New Websters Expanded Dictionary)
Christians believe to have a personal relationship with the creator they must know the creator’s name.
1. The Qur’an shows that the creator has many names.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses as the name itself indicates believe that the name of the creator is Jehovah.
Question: Where do they get the name Jehovah from?
They get this from 4 Hebrew letters. Y.H.W.H
They call this the TETRAGRAMMATON.
Tetra- four and Grammaton -letter(s)
Basically, a four letter word.
It can easily be seen that YHWH and JEHOVAH are two distinctly different spellings.
The Jehovah’s Witness make the Y to a J and the W into a V. Thus, YHWH becomes JHVH. Hebrew like Arabic is written without vowels. Also, the Hebrew language does not have the letter J.
So Moses and Jesus never ever said Jehovah ever!
Question: What is the source of Jehovah’s witness doctrine?
“But, said, Moses to God, when I go to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, if they ask me, What is his name? What am I to tell them? God replied I AM WHO I AM Then he ADDED, This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you.” (Exodus 3:13-14)
The Footnote Of the New American Bible states:
“I am who I am”; apparently this utterance is the source of the word YAHWEH, the proper personal name of the God of Israel, It is commonly explained in reference to God as the absolute and necessary Being. It may be understood of God as the Source of all created beings out of reverence for this name, the term Adonai, “My Lord” was later USED AS A SUBSTITUTE. The word Lord in the present version represents this traditional usage. The word “Jehovah” arose from a FALSE READING OF THIS NAME AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE CURRENT HEBREW TEXT”
So the following can be said:
1. I AM was the ‘name’ given.
2. That the latter term Adonai ‘Lord‘ replaced Yhwh is proof that the Bible has been tampered with.
3. I AM was obviously not clear enough to Moses because God had to elaborate further. God had to explain that you should tell them he is the “God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.”
“God spoke further to Moses, “Thus shall you say to Israelites: The Lord the GOD OF YOUR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, THE GOD OF JACOB has sent me to you. “This is my name forever; this is my title for all generations.” (Exodus 3;15)
The point is if I AM was clear enough God would not have felt the need to elaborate further. Indeed no one today calls God, “I AM”. They use the phrase the “God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob” then a person will reply, “Oh I got you, thanks for the clarification”
Yet, God’s name was known to the people before Moses.
“And Adam knew his wife again, and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: “For GOD, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel whom Cain slew.” (Genesis 4:25)
The field of Archaeology teaches us that Hebrew is not the oldest language on earth. As Eve had her own ‘name’ for God.
God no where made it imperative for Moses or anyone to say ‘I AM’. It was Moses who made the inquiry in the first place.
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES COME CLEAN
In the Jehovah’s Witness publication titled:
The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever on page 7 it states:
“How is God’s name pronounced? The truth is nobody knows for sure how the name of God was originally pronounced.”
So if you want to know the truth on the matter there you have it!
Also in the MARCH 1st 1991 WATCHTOWER pg. 28 ‘God’s Personal Name‘ it states:
“True, no early surviving Greek manuscript of the “New Testament” contains the personal name of God.”
Also, ponder deeply on this following paragraph:
“Some criticize the form “Jehovah” by which the New World Translation renders God’s name. In Hebrew manuscripts, the name appears just as four consonants, YHWH, and many insist that the proper pronunciation is “YAHWEH” not “JEHOVAH”. Hence, they feel that using “Jehovah” is a mistake. But, in truth, scholars are by no means in agreement that the form “Yahweh” represents the original pronunciation. THE FACT IS THAT while God preserved the spelling of the name “YHWH” over 6,000 times in the Bible, HE DID NOT PRESERVE THE PRONUNCIATION OF IT that Moses heard on Mount Sinai Exodus 20:2 Therefore, THE PRONUNCIATION IS NOT OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE AT THIS TIME.”
Source: March 1st 1991 Watchtower pg. 29 ‘God’s Personal Name’
Comments: Well what is God’s name than? What are the Jehovah’s Witness making a fuss about? If the pronunciation is not important than why is the spelling? Surely, I will not address God as “Dear Y.H.W.H” in my prayers? Running around and saying, ‘Ya Hay Wa Hay’ sounds pretty IMPERSONAL to me!
The Jehovah’s Witness say on pages 10-11 in their (New World Translation Copyright 1985) the following:
“Restoring the divine name Jehovah: The evidence is that the original text of the Christian Greek Scriptures has been tampered with, the same as the text of the LXX (“Old Testament”) has been. (See App 1A, B.) Sometimes during the second or third centuries, C.E the Tetragrammaton (YHWH, Or JHVH) was eliminated from the Greek text by a copyist who did not understand or appreciate the divine name or who developed an aversion to it, possibly under the influence of anti-Semitism. Instead of YHWH (or, JHVH), they substituted the words Kyrious, “Lord” and Theos “God”.
Source: (New World Translation Copyright 1985 pg. 10)
OTHER PROBLEMS OF THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESS
(as if there were not already enough)
The Jehovah’s Witness translate JOHN 1:1 as thus,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god” (The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures)
The Jehovah’s Witness don’t like the way Trinitarian Christians translate JOHN 1:1
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (King James Version)
However Islam says: Jesus Is not God or even ‘a’ god.
Islam rejects the doctrine of God incarnate. Islam rejects the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine of polytheism for ‘a‘ god means one of many!
DEALING WITH THE ‘A GOD‘ CONCEPT
A person may ask the Jehovah’s Witness is Jesus ‘a‘ true god or ‘a‘ false god? Of course they will say Jesus is ‘a‘ true god. However ponder on what Jesus said in
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.” (John 17:3)
Comment: Jesus said that only the father is truly God.
Any other god is a false god. So in comparison to the ‘only true God’ Jesus would be ‘a’ false god. There is only one true God.
What did Jesus call God?
In other words WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)
“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice saying ELOI ELOI lama sabach-thani which is being interpreted MY GOD MY GOD why has thou forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34)
Jesus spoke Aramaic and the Aramaic word for God is Alah.
Source: (Lamsa Bible translated by Dr. George M Lamsa)
If Jesus in his most desperate hour called God, Eloi/Alah why not the Jehovah’s Witness?
1. Jehovah is a concocted name.
2. YHWH is an acronym that no one knows the pronunciation of.
3. Adonai replaced YHWH showing the willful and malicious textual assault on the Bible.
4. No proof that Jesus ever said YHWH or Jehovah.
5. Jesus is not even ‘a‘ god.
6. Jesus said Eloi/Alah when addressing God.
7. The Qur’an is universal in showing that the creator has many titles not subject to one particular name or people’s.
8. The Jehovah’s Witness Organization is crafty.
I would implore any Jehovah’s Witness reading this to research and learn more about Islam. As a Jehovah’s Witness, you already know that the biblical text has been tampered with. You know that the crucifixion is not a historical fact. You know that Jesus was impaled. You know that the Athanasian Trinitarian Triad is a false theological concept. You know that Jesus is not the Almighty God. These reasons and more are reasons that you should investigate and look into the message that God has sent in the Qur’an.
The following is a great book that gives great insight into the Watch Tower organization.
“And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.” (Qur’an 5:83)