The WatchTower vs. Irenaeus

The Watchtower vs. Irenaeus (125 A.D).

 

 

The Watchtower book, Should You Believe in the Trinity,  states that Irenaeus believed that Jesus was an inferior god, not equal to the one true God.(p.7) However, what Irenaeus actually said was this,

 

             “The Church received from the apostles and their disciples this faith: In one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and Earth…andi in One Christ Jesus, The Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation, and in the Holy Spirit, who proclaimed through the prophets the dispensations of God… and in the ascension into Heaven in the flesh of our beloved Christ Jesus, or Lord, and in His future manifestation from Heaven…in order that to Christ Jesus, our Lord, and God, and Savior and king…every knee shall bow..” ANF, vol.1, p, 331

 

He also said, “For with Him were always present the Word and Wisdom, The Son and the Spirit, by whom and in whom freely and spontaneously, He made all things, to whom also He speaks, saying, Let Us make man in our own image and likeness.”

Irenaeus, Vol. 1, book 4, Ante Nicene Library Translations of the Church Fathers, Robert and Donaldson.

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