Hello. This is for my friends who are Jehovah's Witnesses. I’ve met a number of them in America and in Britain and in other countries, and they’ve come to my door several times. And we spent time together, sometimes hours.
In my youth I had a friend named Buster Rothman. He was a Jewish man with a fascination with the Bible, an incredibly interesting person. And Buster had a radio program in the heyday of radio before there was television; he was a remarkable man. But he was the first person who introduced me to Jehovah's Witness. He used to go to their meetings although he never became one. He brought me along to their meetings and so I went and I listened. I listened with an open mind because I was seeking religious truth. I was seeking meaning, so I went with my friend Buster in New Jersey but this rightly in New York City. And today not far from there there’s a movie theater taken over in Jersey City, New Jersey by the Jehovah's Witnesses and they have tours of the theater. I used to go to the movies in that theater at Journal Square as a kid. This is, of course, right across the river from New York City – Manhattan.
Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses
And so I look at the Scriptures in the original languages. That is one of my questions. Having read The New World Translation and the diaglot, I had problems with what the original Greek manuscript said and the way certain things were translated. But let me begin with my first question.
But I have a second question. When I talk to my Jehovah's Witness acquaintances who come to my door and who I’ve met over the years, that question is about the Holy Spirit. My Jehovah's Witness friends tell me that the Holy Spirit is only a force or a power – it’s God’s guiding force or power.
But I have another question. I’m told by the Jehovah's Witnesses that there is no immaterial component of man as such.
But that leads me to my final question. I am told by my Jehovah's Witness friends that the resurrection of Jesus was not literally physical.
How can you blaspheme an “it”? How can He only be an angel when the angels are called to worship Him and we’re told both in Psalm 45 and in Hebrews 1 He is God and there’s only one God. Please tell me how.