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Jehovah’s Witnesses – What about Acts 8:37?

author Posted by: Mike on date Mar 19th, 2017 | filed Filed under: Bible Versions, Jesus, Witnessing

missingThere is a verse (among several) that is missing from the New World Translation that is vital for people in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to consider.  That verse is Acts 8:37.

The reason this verse is so important is that it speaks to Jesus being God, something that the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny. From the Jehovah’s Witnesses website:

However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.

Here is John 14:28:

Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. – John 14:28 (KJV)

This brings the question, does John 14:28 prove that Jesus is not God? The question gets even deeper when you consider Acts 8:37. This is one of the verses that is missing from the New World Translation: the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ bible translation.

And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. – Acts 8:37 (KJV)

Why would they remove this verse? Could it be because it says that “Jesus Christ is the Son of God”?

Compare the two versions:

Compare Acts 8:37

If you are talking with a Jehovah’s Witness, ask them about this verse.  If you are a Jehovah’s witness, ask yourself why is this verse missing?

God bless, Mike

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