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Fast Facts on Responding to Common Jehovah’s Witness Arguments – Part II

  • When witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness a common argument you will hear from them is, “The term ‘Trinity’ is unbiblical; it’s not found anywhere in Scripture.” The Jehovah’s Witness makes this point attempting to refute the validity of this central doctrine of biblical Christianity.
  • While it is true that the term “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, as we have demonstrated in previous Fast Facts, the concept of the Trinity is taught throughout the Scriptures.
  • There are many other terms that are not mentioned in Scripture either, but that doesn’t mean these terms don’t convey a legitimate biblical truth. For example, the term “incarnation” is not found anywhere in Scripture, yet the doctrine of God taking on human flesh is taught throughout the Bible.
  • Ask the Jehovah’s Witness, “Are the terms ‘theocracy’ or ‘theocratic kingdom’ found anywhere in Scripture?” They aren’t. So ask them, “Does this mean the Watchtower’s teachings are unbiblical?”
  • Another common word used by Jehovah’s Witnesses that is also not found in any original Hebrew or Greek manuscripts is the name “Jehovah”. Again, applying the Watchtower’s logic regarding the term “Trinity”, suggest to them, “Since ‘Jehovah’ is not found in any original manuscripts maybe this term shouldn’t be used either?”

For more help in sharing your faith with a Jehovah’s Witness, please check out Dr. Carlson’s lecture, “Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Trinity”, available in CD or MP3 in our online store.

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