MIGHTY (El Gibbor) ORALMIGHTY (El Shaddai)
Jehovah's Witnesses are famous for making fun of Trinitarians, while they promote a dualistic deity, having two separate Gods. In Jn.1:1. Jehovah is the Almighty and a secondary mighty one that he has made, who is Michael the Arch- angel is the God he made all things through. The Bible never refers to God in this manner and declares throughout there is only one God. Isa.10:20-21 tells us Israel will rely on the LORD the Holy one of Israel they will return to the Mighty God". Even Mary calls God mighty in Lk.1:49. Jer.32:17-18 tells us," the mighty God whose name is the LORD of hosts". This is the same mighty God in Isa.9:6 that the Son is called. So if mighty means lesser, then Jehovah himself is a lesser God. Yet the JW's would never take this position of Jehovah being a lesser God. The Bible points out that mighty and almighty are descriptions of the same being who is God.
Ask a Jehovah Witness how does a creature become a God? If God is eternal and all powerful and omniscient, how can a angel become that? Their answer is usually accompanied with a puzzled blank face. This does not stop them from continuing to lean on their rhetoric that they have been trained in. Even if the Father wanted to give it to an angel, he can never become that which is uncreated . The point is God cannot duplicate himself in a creature and make them into a nature like himself. Because all creatures are non eternal and he is eternal, in this category there are no takers.
Despite inventing non-existent biblical categories of almighty and mighty, we see Jesus define what the Scripture means. He considered himself equal to God which is blasphemy for a creature.(Phil.2:5-8 he existed in the form of God before the incarnation) Certainly he would lose Gods approval with a spiritual mutiny like this. A claim of this magnitude has not been seen since another angel fell early on in history. But God did give him his approval in every way and blessed his Son, who made these so called grandiose claims. Why? Because they are true and he has every right to say them. Before Abraham was I AM. (not I was)
While they deny believing in multiple Gods there is no other alternative to take if Jesus is a mighty God. What kind of a god is this that went out of existence when he died?
J.W did not always subscribe to the view of Jesus being only a mighty God." [Say] saying even so, lord God almighty.- the Lord Jesus Rev.1:8; Jn.5:22; Mt.28:18.(the Finished Mystery pg. 240 1917)
We think it has been shown that the Christ of the Scriptures is compound being, Divine and human. (Watchtower, 11/1880, p. 6, Reprints, p. 160).This did not last long as the light became brighter their former truth was discarded.
"So again note that Jesus never spoke of himself as God or called himself God. He always put himself below God rather than on an equality with God." (THE WORD - WHO IS HE? p. 40)When we look at the Jehovah's Witnesses quotes they have a strange affinity to spiritistic writings.
"Christ was therefore the Son of God, and claimed to be nothing more. He was not the Deity. Not once did He say:' I am God'. " (Johannes Greber COMMUNICATION WITH THE SPIRIT WORLD p. 330) Greber was medium and this is what he was taught by the spirits.
"At that time you were told that Christ is the highest of the spirits created by God and the sole one to be created directly." (Communication with the Spirit World p. 301) Why the similarity? Could it be they are from the same source, the Spirit realm!
They have even admitted later "Very plainly the spirits in which ex-priest Greber believes helped him in his translation." (WT 2/15/1956, pp. 110-111)
"Yes, we believe our Lord Jesus while on earth was really worshipped, and properly so. While he was not the God, Jehovah, he was a God." (Watchtower 7/15/1898, p. 2337) So was this false worship or true worship?
He, being the Creator, existed before any other gods, and all false gods will be wiped out so that there will be none existing after him." (Aid to Bible Understanding, pp. 665-666; emphasis mine). If there is only one God and Jesus is not the God then what happens to him?
Jer.10:11 says," The Gods that have not made heaven and earth will perish." If Jesus is not the creator its goodbye to him and any other new God that comes along.
Israel was strictly monotheistic (Duet.6:4). There are no lesser beings called God. If Jn.1:1 means their is a mighty and an almighty Why does God know of no other God formed, are you smarter than he? Mighty and almighty describe the same being.
Isaiah 43:10: "No God was formed before me, nor will be after me. I, I am Jehovah, and there is no other Savior but me." Isnt Jesus the savior? God knows of no other Gods yet Jesus is suppose to be another God!
Jehovah says Isaiah 44:6: "I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God." If there is no other God apart from Jehovah, and Jesus is called a god. For him to be a true God, means he must be the one God.
Isaiah 45:5- 6 "I am Jehovah and there is no other, there is no other God except me." (this means mighty also) Jesus is God, he claimed to be God and he proved it ! Those who did believe returned to the mighty God as it says in Isa.10:20-21 Israel will rely on the LORD the Holy one of Israel they will return to the Mighty God"
It is Paganism that believes in greater and lesser deities, as the Jehovah's Witnesses do.