You are my witnesses of the utterance of Jehovah, even my servant whom I have chosen in order that you may know and have faith in me that you may understand that I am the same one. Before me there was no God formed and after me there continued to be none. (Isaiah 43:10)
This is the foundational verse for Jehovah’s witnesses. In fact, you will read it on their different literature, their magazines. So let’s just go with the obvious right now. The one is speaking it says here in the text is the utterance of Jehovah – the Lord Yahweh. What does Yahweh say? Now this is a verse that’s used by Jehovah’s Witnesses to declare they are Jehovah’s witnesses. So if you’re a true Jehovah’s witness, you should know this verse pretty well don’t you think? Well what does Jehovah say about who is God and who is not? Notice the latter part of the verse “Before me there was no God formed and after me there continued to be none.” None before me, there was no God formed and after me there continued to be none. Everything in this verse is really clear and this is what makes this really important for sharing with Jehovah Witnesses. And if you’re a Jehovah’s Witness this is going to rock your world in just a second. The word there for “formed”, look it up in the Hebrew it says “before me there was no God formed”. “formed” is the hebrew word “yastar”. It has the meaning “to be formed, to be made, to be created, to be brought into existence.” So this is what it says. Jehovah says there was no God formed, created, made, brought into existence before me. That’s what Jehovah says right? Now Jehovah Witnesses would say “Okay, that doesn’t bother me at all” but now we got the problem of Jesus because Jesus in the Watchtower’s theology is a created God, both capital “G” and small “g”. They both acknowledge it. There’s different places where they’ll say he’s called the mighty God. He’s called God in isaiah 9:6. He’s acknowledged to be called God by Thomas in John 20:28. Reasoning from the scriptures, their book actually says we have no problem calling him God. He’s just not Jehovah. Well, Jehovah says there’s no God before me, there’s no God after me therefore there’s no God, period, ever created now. There are false gods. Satan calls himself God but he wasn’t created that way. There are idols but they’re not true gods. There’s only one God right? And Jehovah says this: There’s no God before me made, fashioned, created, brought in existence. There’s no God after me made, fashioned, formed, created, brought into existence. Therefore, the doctrine that Jesus can be a created God by what the Watchtower teaches in a lot of their publications is false.
JWs believe that even though Jesus is God, he is a created being.
Was Jesus created by Jehovah?
Isa 40:13 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen,
So that you may know and have faith in me. And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.
After Jehovah there is no other god so Jesus could not have been a god created by Jehovah.
Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;
“Firstborn” does not mean first to be created.
Ps 89:20 I have found David my servant; With my holy oil I have anointed him.
Ps 89:27 And I will place him as firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
David was called “firstborn” even though he was the youngest son of Jesse.