"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
But how could Jesus be with God in the beginning as this
verse says, if, as the Watchtower teaches, Jesus was created by God? And how could Jesus be "a god" and
yet be with God during the creation, if God was speaking truthfully in Dt 32:39 when he said,
"there are no gods with me"? 1:1
Jesus says we must eat his flesh and drink his blood if we want to have eternal life. This idea was just too gross for "many of his disciples" and "walked no more
with him." (They are called Protestants nowadays.) 6:53-66
The woman caught in adultery
This is one of the best-known and most-loved of all Bible stories, but it shouldn't be in the Bible.
For although some manuscripts put it
here, others after John 7:36 or 21:35, or Luke 21:38, it is not
found anywhere in the oldest and best manuscripts. 7:53 - 8:11
The Watchtower tries to change the meaning of Jesus'
words ("Before Abraham was, I am.") by having him say, "Before Abraham came into existence I have been." I suppose this is
supposed to mean that he was around as the Archangel Michael back then or something.
(The NWT translates "ego eimi" as "I am" everywhere it occurs except in this verse.) 8:58
If Jesus (like the Jehovah's Witnesses) didn't believe himself
to be God, then why didn't he correct Thomas when he said, "My Lord and my God"?
"These are written, that ye might believe."
The gospel of John seems to come to an end with verses 20:30-31, with the next chapter tacked on as a later
addition. This is, in fact, what most scholars believe today. 20:30-31