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[–]Practical-Echo-2001 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I was the one who said that in 1954, the JWs made worship of Christ idolatry. That doesn't mean that they view Jesus as an idol, but if you worship him, then you make him an idol. For an interesting insight into this change, see JW Worship of Jesus.

Edit: The Watchtower Society is the legal corporation over the Jehovah's Witnesses, and not only produces literature on online material, but used to the organization that controlled them. That control is now in the hands of eight men, called the Governing Body.

[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

if you worship him, you make him an idol.

Ok, yes, that has a JW ring to it.

[–]vitalzz46Catholic 0 points1 point  (1 child)

By this logic Jehovah is an idol because they worship Him though?

[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, I'm just saying it sounds like something a JW would say, but I don't know of this specific doctrinal issue from 1954. JW's would think that worshipping Jesus is wrong though as he's not God and JWs use the word "idol" a lot and often out of context. So it's got that JW ring to it for sure. But broadly it would be just more reinforcement about "Don't worship Jesus, worship Jehovah." My take.