Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Was Christ Put to Death on a Torture Steak?

There was a time when the Jehovah's Witnesses believed that Jesus was crucified on a cross. But as the organization became increasingly apostate, they claimed that the cross was a pagan and idolatrous symbol.

When a group of Watchtower Society amateur translators published the New World Translation Bible in 1950, they changed the word "cross" to "torture steak." Matthew 10:38, for example, reads in the NWT version, "And whoever does not accept his torture stake and follow after me is not worthy of me."

This blatant mistranslation was done to fit the Watchtower's doctrine, not because the Greek word meant torture steak. The NWT Bible is filled with many other alterations to the original meaning of the scriptures.

History also records that the Romans used crosses, not torture steaks, to crucify malefactors. With the weight of so much historical documentation showing that Christ was crucified, this claim by the Watchtower Society would be laughable if it wasn't such a serious offence to tamper with God's Word.

Even the scriptures testify that our Lord was crucified. Mark 15:24 (KJV)says,  "And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take."

Notice that no explanation was given on how Christ was crucified? Everybody back then knew all too well about the Roman method of capital punishment so no explanation was needed.

Jehovah's Witnesses are taught that the cross was a pagan symbol instituted by Satan when he took over the early church. These people put far more trust in their organization than the clear teaching of God-breathed Scripture.

I could write so much more but I'll save that for my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Like the Jehovah's Witnesses, many people assume that their works will gain them entry into heaven. Since they reject the gift of salvation, they insult him and condemn themselves to eternal torment. I wish people would realize how vile rejecting such a magnanimous offer is.

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