Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Jehovah’s Witnesses visit our neighborhood multiple times per year. I talk with them and accept their literature to read later. They are very pleasant and have good literature, mostly about helping people cope with personal problems.

They say that Jesus is not God. They do not believe in the Holy Trinity. Their logic is that the Son comes after the Father. How can Jesus be equal to the Father if He is the Son?

They base everything on the definition of father and son. They start with the words father and son and derive their conclusions from that. What they do not recognize is that the reality comes first then words are approximations describing that reality.

People are familiar with the roles of father and son. God has three aspects that we can think about in human terms of a father, son, and teacher.

In the Bible, God says, “I am who I am.” The theological concepts of the Trinity as the Creator, the Savior, and the Holy Spirit exist before time and any descriptive words.

God invented time to keep everything from happening at once for us. Time goes at different rates, depending on our speeds. That is a big hint that time is a dimension of our universe, not God’s realm.

There is no chronological order in the Trinity.