Great Little Anecdote from Bob Bell

My old Hebrew prof Bob Bell just told this story: he was speaking to a Jehovah’s Witness (who denies Christ’s deity), and Bell was arguing that “at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow” indicates that Jesus is Yahweh. Jesus’ name means “Yahweh saves,” and if the Bible says that “he [Jesus] will save his people from their sins” then Jesus is Yahweh.

The Jehovah’s Witness said, “We worship Jesus, but he’s not Yahweh.”

Bell replied, “You don’t know Yahweh. He doesn’t allow anyone else to receive worship.”

The JW said, “At the Kingdom Hall we’ve been studying Ezekiel, and, yeah, He is kind of that way.”

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

1 Comment

  1. Todd Jones on August 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    We need a chart on those passages! 🙂

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