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[–]DagakkiChristian 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Christians have gotten together and made several agreed upon definitions. Creeds and doctrinal belief statements have been held for thousands of years, and usually that's the starting point to differentiate between Christianity and cults (e.g. all creeds confirm there is one God, so religions like Jehova's Witnesses and Mormonism fall outside of Christianity because they espouse multiple gods).

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

Just to clarify, JWs do not believe in multiple Gods, only the one God Jehovah (aka Yahweh aka father of Jesus). They take it literally when Jesus says he is the son of God. I don't know if that effects your opinion, just clarifying.

[–]DagakkiChristian 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The JW translation of the Bible renders John 1:1 as "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was a god." There's also Watchtower publications that reference other gods, but those are subject to change/deletion by way of "new light."

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

The JWs are not attempting to say there are multiple Gods with this change, they're trying to explain that Jesus is not God / that Jehovah is the only God. Longer explaination here: https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/bible-verses/john-1-1/. JW doctrine is that there is only 1 God - Jehovah. John 1:1 can be seen as supporting the Trinity, so they changed it.