Tag: JehovahsWitnesses

Why we ought to be concerned by Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The BBC recently reported that five members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses had been detained in Russia on “extremism” charges. The religious sect was effectively banned from Russia last year by its Supreme Court. Although the Jehovah’s Witnesses are not an orthodox Christian group (they do not believe in the full divinity of Christ), Russia’s moves

Is “and the Word was God” the correct translation of John 1:1?

It is well known that the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ New World Translation of the Bible translates the opening words of John’s Gospel as, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.” In this post we consider whether that translation is correct, or the translation of mainstream