In Christianity, Jesus Christ is one divine Person, eternal existent with two natures both human and divine. He was born on earth as fully human and was manifested as a supreme example of God the Father’s character and His love for humanity. However, we have a stark contrast in the Jehovah’s Witness definition of Jesus. Having been created by Jehovah as his A plan, he morphs through stages of existence as (1) Michael the Archangel or the Word, (2) Jesus, the perfect man, then becomes Messiah at his baptism; and (3) ultimately, after his spiritual resurrection, Jesus once again becomes Michael, but retains the Jesus title. Do these two belief systems look or feel remotely the same?
1. If someone were to ask you who Jesus is, how would you answer?
2. Who is Jesus Christ to you? Who can you share that truth with today?
Challenge: A few years ago, I saw an older and younger lady going door to door. I was fumbling with my keys to get my car door open and get out of dodge, but God had other plans. As it turned out, they were from the JW’s and we struck up a conversation and I found them to be kind and engaging and willing to discuss with great fervor what they believe to be true. Of course, they wanted me to convert, but I found I was able to leave them with something heavy to think about as I expressed the truth and hope we find in Jesus Christ. So how about you? Will you heed the call to talk to those who are perishing? Do we care enough about them to be uncomfortable?
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