A number of years ago I had an opportunity to "contend" with a co-worker named Larry regarding Jehovah's Witness doctrine, especially the Trinity and the Deity of Christ. Larry was well trained, eloquent and ingenious in his arguments, and it was all I could do to hang on while I dug into the Scriptures in the face of his assalts on the orthodox Christian position. It was a baptism by fire, but in the end I came out with a much deeper appreciation of how solid in the Word our basic dogmas are.
Eventually I set my notes aside but I maintained my habit of noting each new Scripture I encountered that dealt with the Trinity. Several years later I learned that my cousin Brian had been converted to the Jehovah's Witnesses. This started me preparing a "short" compilation of Trinitarian proof passages. 250 pages later it was complete. SEE TABLE OF CONTENTS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
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7. CHRIST'S NAME IS JEHOVAH'S NAMEo The Name of Jehovah
o Worship Jehovah, Not Jehovah's Name
o The Father's Name is the Son's Name
o Faith in Jesus' Name is Faith in Jehovah's Name
o Jesus' Name is Literally "Jehovah Our Righteousness"
o Good and Bad Arguments
o The Father and the Son Share One Throne, One Face, One Name
o Christ's Nature: The Trinitarian Hypothesis -Versus- The Unitarian Hypothesis.
o He is Light
o Jehovah-the Rock of Believers
o He is the Rock, the Foundation Stone
o The Stumbling Stone
o The Spiritual Rock in the Wilderness
o The Gathering Hen
o Who is Our Redeemer and Savior?
8. JEHOVAH'S ATTRIBUTES ARE CHRIST'S ATTRIBUTESo Jesus' Word, Like Jehovah's Word, is Eternal
o Like Jehovah, Christ is Eternal and Unchanging
o Omnipresence and Omniscience
o Christ, as Jehovah, is Holy and Perfect
9. JEHOVAH, THE HUSBAND OF BELIEVERSo The Bridegroom in the Old Testament is Jehovah
o The Bridegroom in the New Testament is Christ
o The Logical Questions
10. CHRIST'S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS FATHER.o Introduction
o In the Bible, Apparent Paradoxes are the Key to Deeper Understanding
o Miscellaneous Themes*The Humiliation and Exaltation of the Sono The Word of God is Wisdom Incarnate
*The Eternal Son of God
*How Is the Adopted "Sonship" of Believers Related to Christ's "Sonship"?
11. WHAT IS A SPIRIT?o Dissecting "Spirit"
o The Physical Connection
o Contemplations of the Spiritual Universe.
12. THE NATURE OF THE HOLY SPIRITo Introduction to Four Proofs at Once
o A Note on Interpreting Relationship Words
o Note: Use of "He" in the New Testament to Refer to the Spirit
o Four Proofs at Once
o The Mind and Will of the Spirit
o Whose Spirit is the Holy Spirit?
13. THE TRINITY IN THE OLD TESTAMENTo The Trinity in Creation
o The Father and the Incarnate Son
o During the Exodus
14. THE FATHER AND SON AND HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW TESTAMENTo Proclamations and Benedictions
o Between the Resurrection and the Ascension
o Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Giver of Gifts
15. SPIRITUAL COMMUNIONo Communion
o Bonds Within the Trinity
o "The Father is Greater Than I"
o Final Note
16. REPRISE AND CONCLUSION
A. THEOPHANIES AND CHRISTOPHANIESo Appearances of the Son of God in the Old Testament
o Appearances of Jehovah and of the "Angel" of Jehovah
o Appearances In Visions
B. WHAT IS THE HUMAN SPIRIT?o A Jehovah's Witness Controversy Examined
o The Practical Side of Apologetics