Conclusions

Autor's: Włodzimierz Bednarski
Szymon Matusiak

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Conclusions

We read in the Letter of Jude 3: “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints”. (King James Version). The Bible scholar, Remigiusz Popowski gave the following comment to that verse: „The Holy Spirit signs here that the revelation of the New Covenant was given in fullness and once for all by Jesus Christ to the Apostles. That revelation must not be changed and nothing can be added to it. There is no other, secret revelation given to someone besides the Apostles. All the Christians in the apostolic times were called the saints.” (The New Testament, The Translation for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 [Nowy Testament, Przekład na Wielki Jubileusz Roku 2000]).

Moreover, in the comment to the Gospel of John 14:26 Polish Millennial Bible (Biblia Tysiąclecia) states: „The Holy Spirit will provide the Church with the further exploration of the truth revealed by Jesus Christ (2:22; 12:6; 13:7), especially the doctrines referring to His Person (15:26; 20:9). However, the Holy Spirit will not give any new revelation (16:12-15).”

Let us compare the above statements with the historical facts of doctrinal changes made by the Watchtower Society, presented on pages of this book and consider if they fit the criterion of the faith which was once delivered unto the saints?

If we find that Jehovah’s Witnesses doctrines are instable and are as ever-changing as a weathercock[1], let us take seriously the following instruction of the Apostle Paul:

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won't be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth” (Ephesians 4:11-14, New Living Translation).

 

We would also like to warn the Readers, including Jehovah’s Witnesses that one can intensively study the Bible but miss the goal for which that Book was given by God. The following words are the part of the Savior’s speech:

 

“‘You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. ‘But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life” (John 5:39-40, New King James Version).

 

Every person stays in deep error if he or she studies the Bible, but that study does not lead him or her to Christ as the One in whom “dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9, New King James Version). Jehovah’s Witnesses admitted: “at present we see some aspects of God’s purpose ‘in hazy outline’” (The Watchtower March 15, 2000 p. 14). Many objective observers conclude that in spite of the great number of lights, Jehovah’s Witnesses still are mistaken, walking through a haze. Every person who refuses to accept that in Christ “are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3, New King James Version), has to wander through a haze. 


[1]A former long-standing Jehovah’s Witnesses illustrates in a bit humorous way the ever-changing teachings of the Watchtower Society by an example taken from daily life. “Yestarday I borrowed from you thousand dollars. When I have to give them back, I tell you that now I have a ‘new light’ in that matter, namely that I borrowed from you five hundred dollars. In a couple of days I inform you that I have even newer ‘light’ concerning the issue, that it is you who owes me five hundred dollars. At the same time the former versions are considered out-of-date”.

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