Originally posted by vistesd
Look, [b]I generally disagree with Robbie (not always, though). But he does not agree that Jesus is “equal to the Father”. And I’m not sure that that is a requirement of trinitarianism, under the original Nicene Creed (before the introduction of the filioque by the Western church). And he is much too bright to fall for semantic ent ...[text shortened]... y defensible (which means that I am sometimes arguing with both Robbie and his other opponents).[/b]
Well Visted. thank you for your comments on Robbie's behalf, I am sure you made him proud! My motivation here in asking questions is to seek clarity from someone who comes across as an 'authority' in light of inconsistencies that I see a) from JW on this forum. b) informational sources from the Internet and. different websites.
The verse I posted was from NWT and I was seeking the JW understanding. It seems to me that direct questions posed to JW are met with the dance around the question as the answer, its typical judging by some of the comments of other posters. Galveston made a statement in another thread about asking questions to ya'll JW if there was a question, just talk I guess. I had a question I asked.
As I stated before I am wanting to understand a few things about what the JW believe as I have family members that are JW and I know nothing about the faith. I have no other place to find out such things through personal interchange and after all this.. that is still the case.
You need not worry about any lambasting, I am a big boy. The truth is not had by who makes the better argument, but is revealed by God himself. No worries though, I will find out what I am after elsewhere. I do appreciate your comments, but it was unnecessary. Robbie, Galveston my apologies for any irritation, I will not press JW on your doctrine further, my questions are not personal but general in nature and in asking there seems to be an issue.