Jehovah's Witnesses Denounce Polytheism
A recurring theme found throughout the history of the Watchtower
Bible and Tract Society is their insistence upon the denial
of any type of polytheism.
In their book Babylon The Great Has Fallen! God's Kingdom Rules!
the writers state in support of their position, "The Babylonians,
with all their wonderful gifts, were never able to conceive
of one god, of one god alone, of one god whose very existence
makes logically impossible the existence of any other deity.
"Monotheism transcends the spiritual grasp of the Babylonian
mind...," (1963 ed., p. 42).
Jehovah's Witnesses insist upon the doctrine of Monotheism,
that is, the worship of only ONE God. This one God they claim
is named Jehovah and is the only true God with all others,
though they are called gods, are in actuality false gods.
In fact, they have stated, "Jehovah God is described in
the Bible as living from time indefinite to time indefinite,
forever, and as being the King of eternity, incorruptible,
invisible, the only true God.
"He, being the Creator, existed before any other gods, and
all false gods will be wiped out so that there will
be none existing after him," (Aid to Bible Understanding,
pp. 665-666; emphasis mine).
Since this is true according to the Jehovah's Witnesses own
material, this poses an interesting problem. What are Jehovah's
Witnesses to do with Jesus Christ?
In 1946 the Witnesses published a book entitled, Let God Be
True, in which the following information was given concerning
the position of Jesus in Jehovah's Witness theology.
"In John, Chapter 1, he is spoken of as being the Word
of God, That is to say, the mouthpiece or representative of
"In the Greek Bible text the Word is Logos.
Hence he may be called the `Word or Logos'. Being a mighty
one and holding this high official capacity as Logos and being
before all other creatures, he was a God, but not the Almighty
God, who is Jehovah," (1952 Revised ed., p. 33).
In a more recent publication, one designed for answering questions
in the door-to-door preaching activities of every Jehovah's
Witnesses, a similar idea is discussed. Under the heading Trinity,
it is stated, "But that does not mean that Jehovah
never caused to exist anyone who is properly referred to as
a god," (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985 ed., p.
Thus Jesus, a creature, is defined by the Jehovah's Witnesses
as a God. However, the question now arises, is He a true God
or a false God?
Remember, Jehovah is the only true God, all other gods will
be wiped out. Hence, Jesus, a creature, though He is called
a god, if He is not Jehovah, which according to the Jehovah's
Witnesses He is not, must by necessity be a false God and therefore,
eventually destroyed by Jehovah.
From this simple line of reasoning it is clear to see that according
to the theology of the Jehovah's Witnesses, there is only one
of three possible solutions to this dilemma:
First, Jehovah is the only true God and Jesus is a false God,
thus Jesus will be destroyed as will all false gods.
Second, both Jehovah and Jesus are true Gods and the Jehovah's
Witnesses practice polytheism, the same as the Babylonians.
Third, the Jehovah's Witnesses can admit their doctrinal error,
and accept the fact that the Bible plainly teaches the doctrine
of the Trinity.
Has the Monotheistic doctrine of the Trinity `transcended the
spiritual grasp' of the Jehovah's Witnesses' Governing Body
and that of the average Jehovah's Witnesses living next door?