Sunday, March 12, 2017

Psalm 118:8 - Trusting Jehovah and Trusting Our Brothers

Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in Jehovah than to trust in man. -- Green's Literal.

We have been asked to comment regarding a youtube video entitled:

We are not with the Jehovah's Witnesses, but the video does show what is in reality a contradiction many times stated by the Jehovah's witnesses. We know that from the JWs' perspective, putting their trust in "Jehovah's Organization" does not mean the men in Brooklyn who are running the "Jehovah's Witnesses" organization, since they really believe that this alleged "Jehovah's visible organization on earth" is being run by Jehovah Himself through God's spirit; thus, in effect in the way they think, they (subconsciously, if not consciously) equate their organizational leadership with Jehovah's spirit. They will speak of anything said in the Watchtower as having come from Jehovah himself. We believe this is delusional, and blinds them to the effect that a self-proclaimed go-between is actually taking the place of Jesus as the only way to God. - John 14:6.

Furthermore, the proclamation that one has to come to their organization for salvation, in effect, places that organization as a mediator needed beyond Jesus. -- Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5,6.

Additionally, while we believe we are to have a relative trust in our Christian brothers (regardless of any sectarian affiliation), such trust does not mean that we have to believe that all the opinions of our Christian brothers regarding the Bible are to be accepted without question, as the JWs accept of their "governing body" "brothers". We certainly cannot trust our salvation to any men, nor to any self-proclaimed "Jehovah's visible organization", but rather to God through Jesus.

We are providing links to the Bible Study Tools site for what the Bible says about trust from several different translations:

CLICK HERE for a list of references from Bible Study Tools.

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