Saturday, 15 May 2010

Question for Jehovah's Witnesses: Honour?

John 5:22 For the Father judges no one at all, but he has committed all the judging to the Son,23 in order that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He that does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

Jesus here claims that he's to be honoured, just as the Father is honoured. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the name of the Father is Jehovah. So, Jesus is claiming that he has to be honoured in the same way that Jehovah is honoured.

Considering Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus to be a created thing, Michael the Archangel, considering the Governing Body teaches them that Jesus was just a "good man" (a great man, admittedly), considering that Jesus will be mentioned 5 or 6 times fewer per Watchtower magazine as Jehovah, considering statements like the following (to be found in the August 2008 Watchtower magazine, page 17, paragraph 4:
Jehovah and “the faithful and discreet slave” deeply appreciate all their past and present contributions to the Kingdom work. (Matt 24:45)
Considering all of that, and more, my question for Jehovah's Witnesses is, how exactly do you honour Jesus, just as you honour the Father? 


  1. I've wondered this very thing! Honoring a creature just as you honor the creator is incomprehensible to me.

  2. I've never had a satisfactory answer. StandFirm, for example, feels that publishing the occasional book with "Jesus" in the title is sufficient.

    It's tragic that JWs look for ways justify their Christ-dishonouring beliefs.