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*Their book "''Talk from the Holy Scriptures''", P. 132: [God's Holy Spirit is His Effective Power.]
To sum up, their denial of the Hypostatic Nature of the Holy Spirit is a part of their denial of the Three Persons. Accordingly they deny the doctrine of the [[Holy Trinity]]. Jehovah's Witnesses also believe that [[Jesus Christ]] is the [[Archangel]] Michael. They say that Jesus Christ Himself does not have an immortal soul, but gained immortality as a reward for His success in the test and for His faithfulness to the Father until death.
Jehovah's Witnesses have their own [http://www.watchtower.org/bible/index.htm false translation] of the [[Bible]], in which they have altered many verses to suit their doctrines. For example, John 1:1 in their ''New World Translation'' reads, "''In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.''" Other verses worth noting in this context include Acts 20:28 (reads "''with the blood of His own''" instead of the correct "''with His own blood''"), Luke 23:43 ("''Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in Paradise''" instead of the correct "''Assuredly I say to you: 'today you will be with Me in Paradise'''" - note the different meanings of 'today'), and 1 Timothy 3:16.
Charles Taze Russell was a liberal Christian who denied hell and the deity of Christ as well as the Trinity.
He was also known to openly espouse Arius and his heresies. In one of his books, Russell openly calls [[Arius ]] the sixth angel in Revelation and himself as the seventh angel based on the messages from Christ to the angels of the 7 seven churches.
The New World Translation deliberately is at variance with the King James Bible, which we as Orthodox revere as being based on the Byzantine Greek text as opposed to the Greek of the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, which were rejected by most of the Church in the beginning until the theories of rationalism became popular.
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