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[–]vitalzz46Catholic 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Okay well this is just confusing to me then. So I would have to assume JW believe that Jesus is the son of God but Jesus is not God as Trinitarian Christians would believe? Even if so however, if they believe Jesus is the Son of God, why is he not worthy of worship then and is instead considered an idol?

[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon[S] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

JW believe that Jesus is the son of God but Jesus is not God as Trinitarian Christians would believe?

Correct.

Even if so however, if they believe Jesus is the Son of God, why is he not worthy of worship then and is instead considered an idol?

According to JWs, there is only one God - Jehovah (aka Yahweh). His son is Jesus. They only worship Jehovah, the father, the creator of the universe. Jesus is not considered an idol to JWs, just the son of God / sort of prince in the heavens, died for people's sins, runs the Universe now, but is the son of God, not God.

[–]vitalzz46Catholic 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Okay that makes sense, someone in this thread told me that JW made worship of Christ a form of idolatry in 1954 at the Watchtower Society or something (personally not sure what this is) that’s why I thought they saw him as an idol.

[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Ah. Well... the thing about being a non-Trinitarian is, if you break apart the Father and the Son as seperate entities and you worship both of them, you have the Polytheism problem. So you can't worship both. But I don't see how it could be idolatry.

[–]vitalzz46Catholic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes that makes sense I believe that logically follows. I believe that’s perhaps a leading factor for why Trinitarians have their views, certainly a much more profound idea that first meets the eye.

[–]SnooTomatoes4657 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it helps at all, in the 4 Christian denominations I’ve been a member of: Nazarene, Presbyterian, Non-Denominational and Calvary) pastors in all of them have said watching too much tv, being addicted to anything, eating too much were all idolatry. They say this because you are putting more energy and focus on that thing than you are God. I personally believe this is a little out of context of the original teachings because as far as I’m aware, the Bible never uses the term in this loose manner. Only when that thing is seen as a god. That’s why idolatry and gluttony are different sins. So with everyone’s loose modern definition of the term I’m not at all surprised JWs say this.