“The language of truth is simple”
Lucius Annaeus Sĕnĕca
Do you not know that a little leaven ferments the whole lump? – the Apostle Paul asked his addressees (2 Corinthians 5:6, NWT, © 1961,1981,1984 WTBTS).
Similarly, if unscriptural terms seem the most innocuous, they may indicate a grand apostasy.
When they speak of “pure worship” and “pure language of truth,” the preachers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization do not think about the origin of the terms used in their communication and in their service. Many of their terms only obscure the true message of the Kingdom — especially for the Jehovah’s witnesses themselves.
“New world“, “spiritual Paradise“, “spiritual ark of salvation“, “God’s organization“, “true religion“, and so on. All such terms are part of the “spiritual food” that is given to Jehovah’s Witnesses by the elders of their organization, some of which call themselves a “faithful and discreet slave” of Jesus Christ. Thoughtlessly repeating their words, Jehovah’s Witnesses may one day say to Christ something similar to Adam’s words: “The faithful and discreet slave whom you gave, he gave us this spiritual food and so we ate.” (compare Genesis 3:12).
This is not surprising, because all such terms are embedded in the mind of every newly converted person at the beginning of their Christian life. Then a person can use such terminology all their life, without thinking that all these terms are unbiblical, at least.
The list goes on and on — religious leaders always do better than anyone else in matters of “swelling expressions” (compare 2 Peter 2:18, NWT). But, with a cursory look, you can see that there is one thing that unites all the terms listed above. They are all intended to indicate something related to material entities, something visible, or something that can be explicitly imagined. It is not surprising that each of these concepts is supported by an abundance of colorful images in the publications of the Watchtower society.
The “New World”?
Apostle Paul wrote that “we are walking by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7, NWT). It is obvious that true faith is not based on visible material things or visible organization that can be imagined or seen. No, true faith is the fruit of a spirit focused on the heavenly Father and His purpose.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the terminology used by Jehovah’s witnesses is only an insidious fake of biblical concepts. Thus, using the term “new world” in their conversations along with the Term “Kingdom of Christ”, they teach that the Kingdom of Christ already began in 1914. But it is obviously insidious trick: if the Kingdom of Christ has already come, is it possible that it must come again? Of course not. Therefore, it is much more logical to wait for a “new world”, isn’t it? Of course, they may object Read More