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Monday, January 5, 2015

Why I'm Not a Jehovah's Witness

The other day I was talking with a Jehovah's Witness friend. When I  was explaining the holiness of the Trinity equally shared in my view by all members of it, my friend said with force "Why, that would demote God!"

The great gulf that divides his view from mine rests in the conception of the closeness of family.  While I clearly understand that God is Jesus' Heavenly Father and in this sense forever remains atop the Trinity triangle, it never occurs to me to see Jesus as in anyway unequal in divine glory or in anyway unworthy of worship.

What factor must be applied to the concept of the Holy Trinity Family to make the worship of Christ demeaning to God?  Clearly it must be a factor that makes the family less intimate and more regimented, even approaching a militaristic ranking system.  Potentate God must not fraternize with Captain Jesus--familiarity will surely breed contempt. This sort of conceit is completely foreign to me and is entirely unrelated  to my view of the Holy Trinity Family. Until my view of family changes (a view deeply influenced by my own childhood membership within a loving Christian family), I will remain a confirmed Methodist.

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