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Jehovah's Witnesses is there any similarity between Deuteronomy 4:39 and John 17:3 in your Bible?

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  • Brian
    Lv 5
    1 year ago
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    Jesus is probably thinking of Deut 4:39 when was praying to his God at John 17:3.

    Jehovah is the only God and there is no other.

    I did a quick search of the word true and these are the scriptures that various people call Jehovah the true God.

    2 Chronicles 15:3 For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law.

    Isaiah 65:16 Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the one true God; whoever takes an oath in the land will swear by the one true God. For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.

    Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.

    John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

    1 Thessalonians 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

    1 Timothy 3:16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

    1 John 5:20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

    Jesus added the word "only" to the thought that Jehovah is the true God. All other gods that humans make are false, including the trinity man-god Jesus.

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  • DP.
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Since JWs can argue that drinking fluid and injecting fluid is the same thing, I think it's entirely possible that JWs could see similarity between any two bible verses!

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  • 1 year ago

    The JW holy book reads, "And you well know today, and you must call back to your heart that Jehovah is the [true] God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath. There is no other." Then, Jesus speaking in John 17:3...

    "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ."

    I see the word 'true' in both verses, though the square brackets round that word in Deut. show that 'true' does not appear in the ancient Hebrew text. It has been added by the writers of the JWs holy book. That appears to be a false similarity - adding the word 'true' in Deut.

    Then I spot similarity about knowing God. But in Deut. the people already know who God is and that there is no other god. Jesus, however, does not say "taking in knowledge" about the true God is what must be done. The ancient Greek text says that knowing God and Christ "IS eternal life". There is the similarity between the two verses, 'knowing God' - but not taking in knowledge ABOUT God. Further, to know God is to know Christ, who is not another god (for that would mean He was a false god).

    Upon examination, the surface similarities in the JW holy book with those 2 verses appears to be nowhere near as similar as they should be if the ancient texts were stuck to. No doubt the JWs answering this will disagree.

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  • 1 year ago

    Woahhhhhhh

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Yes.

    Deuteronomy 4:39

    Know, therefore, on this day, and take it to heart that Jehovah is the true God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath. There is no other.

    John 17:3

    This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God (which is Jehovah), and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

    the true God is mentioned in those two verses.

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