Another sample of the Watch Tower misquoting authors is printed in the Watchtower –July 15, 1990 on page 23 in an article entitled ‘AGAINST KNOWLEDGE- FALSELY SO CALLED’ which begins on page 21.
Under the subheading ‘Against Heresies’ they state “Irenaeus repeatedly re-affirms belief in “one God, the Father Almighty, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the seas, and all that is in them, and in one Christ Jesus, the son of God, who was made flesh for our salvation.” These facts the Gnostics denied!”
While this statement is true, the Watch Tower then misquotes Irenaeus so that it would appear that he is in agreement with them, believing that Jesus is not Himself deity, when Irenaeus actually states that Christ is divine in the real quote.
Watchtower –July 15, 1990 page #23 below
Since the Watch Tower does not believe that Christ is divine as Irenaeus does, they simply remove the part of Irenaeus’ statement that says Christ is divine. It is that easy, now Irenaeus is stating that Christ while on earth is simply human, in perfect agreement with the Watch Tower.
If you are one on Jehovah’s Witnesses, this is what you are calling ‘truth’.
While you may think that you are ‘in the truth’ while abiding in this sort of deception, common sense and thinking in the realm of reality should bring you to a different conclusion. Holding on to an organization like this one that intentionally deceives you while claiming to speak for Jehovah God, is to ignore reality and embrace fantasy.
The full page of the real quote is copied below.
The full page of the Watchtower article is copied below.