Jesus; God’s Heretic – The Back Door To the Deity of Christ

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Jesus, who do you think you are?

It is finally here! Back in October of this year I was invited to speak at the 35th annual Witnesses Now For Jesus Convention in New Ringgold, Pennsylvania. I have spoken many times on the deity of Christ before, but this time I wanted to do so from a completely different angle. As I would read through scripture, certain verses would jump out at me. These verses were not the normal ones Christians use to prove the deity of Christ because they are not direct claims, but these verses contain some pretty bold declarations. Claims that would seem arrogant, egotistical or crazy if made by anyone else in history.

One of my favorite techniques to use when witnessing is to assume the validity of the opposite of my position. In other words, for the sake of argument, I am assuming that I am wrong and the person I am witnessing to is right. If the other person’s view is correct, then what is the logical conclusion of their argument? If their conclusion leads us to absurdity, then their argument is invalid and the opposite position is true. The technique is called the Reductio ad absurdum.

In this presentation I role play as a first century Jew and assume that Jesus is just another man. With this assumption in mind I point out some verses which need to be explained by Christians. How can Jesus make these wild, bold claims which are nothing short of blasphemy?… blasphemy unless these claims are true.

I have had this particular topic in mind for years and for part of my preparation I read Robert Bowman and J. Ed Komoszewski’s, Putting Jesus In His Place. When Rob heard about the angle that I was going to take in my presentation, he recommended that I read his book. I am SO glad he made that suggestion. In my opinion, this is the best book I have read on the deity of Christ. I highly recommend it. Click on the link on the bottom of the page to order it through the Amazon store on our web site.

Lastly, I would like to thank Sylvan Creach for recording and uploading this video. Sylvan records all of the presentations at the convention.  His hard work blesses literally thousands of people. Thanks Sylvan for your service.

4 Thoughts on “Jesus; God’s Heretic – The Back Door To the Deity of Christ

  1. Rosie Gardner on December 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm said:

    Thanks Keith,when I left the JW’s in 2005 I prayed that God would help me to find what he really wanted of me.It seemed too easy just to confess Jesus as my saviour.I did trust him even though I didn’t understand and my life changed forever.I am still learning and trying to help my family to find a relationship with Jesus.What you shared is really helpful.As you know the trinity and deity of Jesus is a big thing with witnesses.Thirty plus years of brain washing leaves its toll and I struggle to get a true understanding of Jesus deity.Its hard to know where to begin with this subject so thanks again. This was very helpful.

  2. Keith,
    Through your ministry there will be many Jw’s find out who Jesus is and that they can
    have a real personal relationship with Him , which is the Father’s arrangement for all
    people .
    Sadly, Jw’s are being diverted away from this wonderful experience because they
    follow a false prophet who run their lives from a office in New York .

    Keep up the good work Keith .

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