In this series we will be giving 25 reasons why the Jehovah’s Witnesses have their Christology and Trinitarian theology wrong. We will make our case right from the Scriptures:
7. The literal rendering of Titus 2:13 and the immediate context.
Paul says that “in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive” (Titus 2:10). The very next sentence states: “…looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus…” (Titus 2:13).
The Jehovah’s Witnesses render the sentence as “while we wait for the happy hope and glorious manifestation of the great God and of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”
This rendering makes no sense for two reasons:
First, the Greek says literally “…of the great God and Savior of us Christ Jesus” (tou mealou Theou kai Soteros hemon Christou Iesou.) When read literally and without the comma and added word “of,” the “great God” is the same as the “Savior of us.”
Second, verse 10 discounts the “inferred punctuation and grammar” of the NWT, because it specifically calls God “our Savior.” It is worth noting that verses did not exist in the original Scriptures and that what is verse 10 is in reality the sentence immediately preceding verse 13. So, if we go by the immediate context, the great God is explicitly “our Savior” and the “Savior of us” is explicitly “Jesus Christ.” The correct interpretation of the verse is inescapable.