I found this today as I was reading Titus. Read vs 2-3 carefully. Paul is talking about God…who made his word known… according to the command of who?
“Our Savior God”
It gets even better! In case there was any doubt who “our Savior God” is… check out the verses following:
So how can this be?
But this is the King James Version. What does NWT say?
So they added the word “of” to the text to try and separate God and Christ our Savior. (I checked Bible Hub and no other translation adds “of”). Why would they add a word that changes the meaning and doesn’t exist in the greek? The same reason they add words and twist sentences in other places. To uphold their unique JW doctrines. None of the other translators have to do this.
If we look at the interlinaer on Bible hub it says “great God and Savior of us Christ Jesus.”
But let’s further look at the evidence in the context. First, who do Christians await the manifestation (or the coming) of? Jesus, right? I know of no scripture that says we look for God the Father to manifest to us in a future appearance. It’s only Jesus.
Next, The pronoun “he” ,not “they” is used to refer back to God and our Savior Jesus Christ.
Let’s look further:
Well Here, “God our Savior” saves us by the mercy and regeneration of the Holy Spirit which he shed on us THROUGH Jesus, so it has to be speaking about God (the father).
So doesn’t this defeat my initial point? The ending of this verse proves that the “Savior God” refers to God (the father) just as the end of Titus 1:3 proved that our “Savior God” referred to Jesus.
What am I trying to say?
Well Jws don’t believe Jesus is 1 of three persons of the triune Diety we call “God” or “Jehovah” or “the I am” or “YHWH”
This causes them so many problems for them. Problems that require them to change the text in a zillion ways to point it toward their doctrines.
Trinitarians can read this with no problem because Yes, God is the savior. And Yes Jesus is the savior. And Yes the Father is the savior. And Yes. The father is God. And Yes Jesus is God. And Yes. There is only one Savior. And Yes. There is only one God.
(Note:the Trinity includes the Holy Spirit in the same way, but I’m only talking about Jesus and the Father from this text)