Jehovah`s Witness/Heb. 1:8

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Why God call Jesus God?

JW's have explain Heb. 1:8 to me.

So JW's is calling Jesus false god!  Go fig!

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Hi Thomas,

It's all in the translation, and also in the transliteration.
Transliterations such as "The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament" are more difficult to understand because the English words are literally placed over top of each of the original  Greek word's, while Greek sentence structure is more difficult due to predicate placement and other rules in the Greek language.

That being said, the understanding of the verse is dependent on cognitive reasoning:
The verse in the above Interlinear version I have therefore says transliterarily:

"but with regard to the son: the throne of thee[,] - God[,] [is] unto the age of the age ..."

I personally see this to mean that God is giving the Son his throne forever.

Other verses state "The Father judges noone, but has committed all judging to the Son."
This shows two different entities, the superior, the Father is conceding to His Sons judgment and rulership in the Kingdom.

Likewise another verse admitted by the Son "The Father is greater than I."

Straightforward admittance to his subordination and humility, although he was to become King on God's throne.
  
The NWT says: "But with reference to the Son: “God is your throne forever and ever, and [the] scepter of your kingdom is the scepter of uprightness."

I hope this helps.
Ken

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Extensive scriptural doctrines pertaining to Jehovah's Witnesses. Also, some knowledgeable support for those who get railroaded in a religious setting by the evils of pretentious piety and corporate protectionism that are so pervasive in religion in general. Individuals are most often used as scapegoats for the sins of others in such circumstances, and I wish to help such ones to see that their faith is not completely in vain, as certain "men of God" would like for us to believe .

Experience

Quite personal: With a mother, aunt and grandmother as Jehovah's Witnesses, I began in the Theocratic Ministry School at age 7, and was baptised at age 19 until being disfellowshipped at age 27 by a consortium of elders hand-picked by an apostate sorcerer serving as a Circuit Overseer . My complaint for which I was disfellowshipped was directly against him for a practice of spiritism, of which I had been an eyewitness, and at the time, the elder's handbook and/or organization book directed them to contact the circuit overseer in charge, who of course was the selfsame sorcerer. The falling-axe talk was also given on a Thursday night; one given just before disfellowshipping someone, pertaining to "partaking unworthily" of which I was also apparently convicted. The first year of my partaking, the sorcerer returned to my home congregation to give the memorial talk. By then I was in another circuit at a quick-build Kingdom Hall I had contributed some time to , and had attended another memorial service prior to my disfellowshipment upon returning to my home cong' some months later . Prior to disfellowshipment I returned home only to lose my job due to pressure of the disfellowshipping procedure. Shortly after, I went traveling for work in various places in my state of birth while attending regularly at several Kingdom Halls under the flag of "unclean" as a disfellowshipped JW. No attempt was ever made to reinstate me, and I got tired of hearing their talks and their "Pioneer Spirit", while condemning me simply because I was "disfellowshipped". The sorcerer was soon promoted to "District Overseer" and is now retired from his duties and living out his days in comfort and approval in South Carolina. His "Pioneer Spirit" is a must-have among JW's and they are oftentimes interrogated by zealots to make sure they all maintain it's destructive sectarianism in their hearts and minds. It is the most honorable institution among everday witnesses.

Organizations
None, apparently. Satan seeks to destroy individual anointed ones by any means he can find. Demonic influences, even within Christianity, are admitted by the apostles to be found as one of his favorite tools for such a purpose. Jehovah's Witnesses are by no means imune to their activities.

Publications
No publications: ... however, I have engaged in many discussions since 1998 on internet Apologetics websites, including Matt Slick's site of which I am banned for life because I left it to it's devices for a while. I have several postings and discussions on the History Channel's discussion board under "History of Christianity as "EWBinSC"(Evil Whipping Boy in South Carolina).

Education/Credentials
None in a secular sense. I have read the Bible 6-8 times in it's entirety, always accompanied with prayer and supplication. Many Watchtower studies and self-study of Watchtower publications. I don't read any of it now, except on occasion if a picture on the cover strikes my interest.

Awards and Honors
Was once inducted into the National Honor Society as a child, but refused their functions and meetings due to my association with Jehovah's Witnesses.

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