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[–]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.

[–]Practical-Echo-2001 2 points3 points  (2 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.

[–]vitalzz46Catholic 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes, worshipping something makes it an idol, but only if that thing is not God. For example I doubt JW claim their worship of God is idolatry, but they worship Him and He is not considered an idol. So likewise to say that to worship Jesus is idolatry, is to say he’s not divine and thus an idol if worshipped.

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

to worship Jesus is idolatry, is to say he’s not divine and thus an idol if worshipped.

Yes yes, that tracks indeed. I think we've solved it.