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Witnessing to a Jehovah Witness

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Ms.Lumi, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. Ms.Lumi

    Ms.Lumi New Member

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    Can anyone recommend verses to share with my neighbor that is a Jehovah witness? She said that she prays to Jesus but my sister mentioned that they do not believe Jesus is God. I don't know the specifics about their beliefs but would like to learn more so I might be able to be an effective witness.

    In Christ,
  2. Scott J

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    Apr 25, 2001
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    JW's are usually hard to reach. One reason is that most of them came from some other Christian group. Another is that they are thoroughly indoctrinated and conditioned. If you take notice, you can actually watch them stop listening when you hit a nerve. They are taught that scripture is dangerous without the 'true witness', the Watchtower, and generally will not study the Bible without JW literature to guide them.


    James White's website might provide some help.

    As far as scripture, it depends on the topic. The one I dealt with the most wanted to talk about the Trinity. She tried to use I John 5:7-8 (KJV) as a trap. They know the arguments against the passage. Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1 were useful from the NASB and John 8:58 left her speechless. The best texts however are those parallel/prophetic passages from the OT that pertain to Jehovah and in the NT refer to Jesus.

    An ex-JW named David Reed wrote some good books that should be available at www.cbd.com or www.scripturetruth.com. He suggests that the first step is to get them to realize that the Watchtower has been dishonest. As long as a JW accepts the authority of the WBTS, they won't listen.

    If you do a search on JW's and add "ex" or "cult" you will probably find some helpful info.
  3. Ben W

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    Best thing to do is to head straight to a Christian Bookstore and get some resources. They have small books. John Ankerberg has an excellent one. And larger ones that go into more details. and also some that contain testimonys from Ex Jehovahs Witnesses.

    Study and research will help every time.
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  5. I Am Blessed 24

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    I have used John 6:51 and pointed out the words any man . I have also used John 1:1 and pointed out it says the Word not a word . Also, I Peter 3:15 proving that Jesus is Jehovah.

    Also, I have asked them to explain why the world did not come to an end in 1925 as Freddie Franz predicted it would.

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    VII. Who is the Shepherd?

    A. God

    1. Psalms 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    2. Ezekiel 34:11-12 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my
    sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
    among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them
    out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

    B. Jesus

    1. Matthew 25:31-32 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy
    angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be
    gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd
    divideth his sheep from the goats:
    2. John 10:11,14 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the
    sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

    VII. Who raised Jesus from the dead?

    A. God

    1. Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your
    heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

    B. Jesus

    1. John 2:19 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I
    will raise it up."

    VIII. Who shed His blood for the church?

    A. God

    1. Acts 20:28 "Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the
    Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased
    with His own blood.

    B. Jesus

    1. 1 Peter 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
    without spot.
    2. Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own
    blood, suffered outside the gate.
    3. Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of

    IX. Who is to be worshipped?

    A. God

    1. Exodus 34:14 '(for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is
    Jealous, is a jealous God),
    2. Deuteronomy 30:16-17 "in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to
    walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that
    you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go
    to possess. 17 "But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn
    away, and worship other gods and serve them,
    3. 2 Chronicles 7:19 "But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My
    commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship
    4. Matthew 4:9-10 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall
    down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is
    written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"

    B. Jesus

    1. Matthew 2:2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have
    seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."
    2. Hebrews 1:6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all
    the angels of God worship Him."
    3. John 9:35-38 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He
    said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of God?" 36 He answered and said, "Who is He,
    Lord, that I may believe in Him?" 37 And Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him and
    it is He who is talking with you." 38 Then he said, "Lord, I believe!" And he worshipped

    C. Who is not to be worshipped?

    1. Acts 10:25-26 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and
    worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man."
    2. Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you
    do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony
    of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
    3. Revelation 22:8-9 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and
    saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9
    Then he said to me, "See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of
    your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship

    X. Who is the First and the Last?

    A. God

    1. Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of
    hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
    2. Revelation 21:6-7 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the
    beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of
    life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall
    be my son.

    B. Jesus

    1. Revelation 1:10-18 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great
    voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and,
    What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia;
    unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis,
    and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake
    with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the
    seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the
    foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and his hairs were white
    like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And his feet like
    unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many
    waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp
    twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17 And
    when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying
    unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead;
    and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
    2. Revelation 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith
    the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

    XI. Who is the Husband?

    A. God

    1. Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you:
    and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
    2. Jeremiah 3:20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye
    dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
    3. Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the
    day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my
    covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
    4. Isaiah 54:5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy
    Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

    B. Jesus

    1. Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body
    of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead,
    that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
    2. 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused
    you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
    3. Ephesians 5:22-33
    4. Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the
    seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will
    show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

    XII. Who is the Rock?

    A. God

    1. Deuteronomy 32:3-4 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye
    greatness unto our God. 4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are
    judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
    2. 1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is
    there any rock like our God.
    3. 2 Samuel 22:2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
    4. 2 Samuel 22:32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
    5. Psalms 28:1 A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to
    me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
    6. Psalms 42:9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I
    mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
    7. Psalms 62:1-2 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul
    waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation;
    he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
    8. Psalms 62:6-7 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be
    moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is
    in God.

    B. Jesus

    1. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will
    build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    2. Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of
    offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    3. 1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that
    spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

    XIII. Who is the King of Israel?

    A. God

    1. Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of
    hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
    2. Zephaniah 3:15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine
    enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil
    any more.

    B. Jesus

    1. Matthew 27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel,
    let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
    2. Mark 15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see
    and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
    3. John 1:48-49 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered
    and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I
    saw thee. 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God;
    thou art the King of Israel.
    4. John 12:12-15 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they
    heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went
    forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the
    name of the Lord. 14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is
    written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
    5. Matthew 27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him,
    saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
    6. Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his
    head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked
    him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
    7. John 19:19-21 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was,
    JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. 20 This title then read many of the Jews:
    for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in
    Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. 21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write
    not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

    XIV. Who is the King of the earth?

    A. God

    1. Psalms 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
    2. Psalms 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
    3. Jeremiah 10:6-7 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great,
    and thy name is great in might. 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to
    thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all
    their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
    4. Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under
    the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose
    kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
    5. Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there
    be one LORD, and his name one.
    6. Zechariah 14:16-17 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the
    nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the
    King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. 17 And it shall be, that
    whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the
    King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
    7. 2 Thessalonians 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that
    ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
    8. Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and
    peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
    9. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of
    God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,
    nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,
    nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    B. Jesus

    1. Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor
    covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of
    2. Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
    translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
    3. 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who
    shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
    4. Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a
    sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
    5. 2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the
    everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    6. Revelation 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in
    the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the
    word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    7. Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in
    heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of
    his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one

    a. Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through
    righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
    b. Acts 11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who
    believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
    c. Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be
    saved, even as they.

    XV. Who is the King of kings?

    A. God

    1. Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is
    a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest
    reveal this secret.

    B. Jesus

    1. 1 Timothy 6:14-15 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
    until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall show, who is
    the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
    2. Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
    them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called,
    and chosen, and faithful.
    3. Revelation 19:13-16 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name
    is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon
    white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a
    sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod
    of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16
    And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD

    XVI. Who is the true God?

    A. God

    1. Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting
    king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his
    2. John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and
    Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

    B. Jesus

    1. 1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an
    understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even
    in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

    XVII. To Whom is glory to be given?

    A. God

    1. Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,
    neither my praise to graven images.
    2. Isaiah 48:11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should
    my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
    3. Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my
    name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your
    blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
    4. Revelation 7:9-12 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could
    number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne,
    and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried
    with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto
    the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and
    the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12
    Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and
    power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
    5. Revelation 14:6-7 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the
    everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and
    kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to
    him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth,
    and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

    B. Jesus

    1. Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have
    followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory,
    ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
    2. Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels
    with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
    3. Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
    4. Hebrews 13:20-21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord
    Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
    21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is
    wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    5. 2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus
    Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
    6. Revelation 5:11-12 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about
    the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand
    times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is
    the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and
    honour, and glory, and blessing.

    XVIII. Are we to honor the Son just as we honor the Father?

    A. John 5:21-23 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so
    the Son quickeneth whom he will. 22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed
    all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour
    the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent
    B. John 12:44-45 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but
    on him that sent me. 45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
    C. John 10:27-33 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And
    I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck
    them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no
    man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then
    the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works
    have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The
    Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and
    because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
    D. John 14:7-9 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
    henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the
    Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you,
    and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father;
    and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?

    1. Hebrews 1:1-3 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past
    unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
    whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who
    being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all
    things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on
    the right hand of the Majesty on high;

    XIX. Is Jesus Yahweh (Jehovah)?

    A. Jeremiah 23:5-6 "Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD (Yahweh), "That I will
    raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute
    judgment and righteousness in the earth. 6 In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel
    will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD (Yahweh)

    XX. Is Jesus God with us?

    A. Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall
    conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (Immanuw'el,
    im-maw-noo-ale'; from H5973 and H410 with suff. pron. ins.; with us (is) God) Strong’s.

    XXI. Was God manifest in the flesh?

    A. 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was
    manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
    believed on in the world, received up into glory.

    XXII. Is Jesus equal with God?

    A. John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had
    broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with

    XXIII. Are we to address Jesus as God?

    A. John 20:24-29 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them
    when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the
    Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put
    my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
    26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then
    came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
    27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach
    hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And
    Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29 Jesus saith unto him,
    Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not
    seen, and yet have believed.

    XXIV. Unto Whom will every knee bow?

    A. God

    1. Isaiah 45:21-23 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together:
    who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I
    the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none
    beside me. 22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God,
    and there is none else. 23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in
    righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue
    shall swear.

    B. Jesus

    1. Philippians 2:10-11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in
    heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue
    should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    XXV. For Whom was the way prepared by John the Baptist?

    A. God

    1. Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me:
    and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of
    the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
    2. Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the
    LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
    3. Matthew 11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger
    before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

    XXVI. Who rewards every man according to their works?

    A. God

    1. Psalms 62:11-12 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power
    belongeth unto God. 12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to
    every man according to his work.
    2. Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule
    for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
    3. Psalms 54:4-5 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. 5
    He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
    4. Psalms 94:1-2 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom
    vengeance belongeth, show thyself. 2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a
    reward to the proud.
    5. Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to
    the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and
    his work before him.

    B. Jesus

    1. Revelation 22:12-13 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give
    every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and
    the end, the first and the last.
    2. Matthew 16:27-28 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his
    angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 28 Verily I say unto
    you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son
    of man coming in his kingdom.

    XXVII. Who is the Light?

    A. God

    1. Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my
    2. Psalms 27:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I
    fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
    3. Psalms 36:7-9 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of
    men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. 8 They shall be abundantly satisfied
    with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy
    pleasures. 9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
    4. Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
    5. Isaiah 60:19-20 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall
    the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and
    thy God thy glory. 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw
    itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be
    6. Micah 7:8-9 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I
    sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. 9 I will bear the indignation of the
    LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute
    judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

    B. Jesus

    1. John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
    was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and
    without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was
    the light of men.
    2. John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he
    that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
    3. John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

    XXIII. Go tell them what great things God has done.

    A. Luke 8:38-39 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that
    he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 Return to thine own house,
    and show how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and
    published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
  7. Ms.Lumi

    Ms.Lumi New Member

    Jan 18, 2003
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    Thank you for all your help. I always want to be prepared to give an answer. And after my neighbor said that she prayed to Jesus I was a bit confused. I will check out the web sites as well as print out (because of length of the post and my eyes begin to cross when I look at the monitor for too long)the posts. Thank you Brothers and sisters!

    In Christ,