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:
9. Jesus Christ never had a beginning.
The Scripture contains several references to Christ’s eternal “origins:”
Micah 5:2 states, “His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity [Hebrew term is “olam,” which essentially means “everlasting.”] The same word for “everlasting” is used in Psalm 90:2 where it says “from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
Heb 7:3 says of Melchizedek, “Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.”
Heb 7:3 alone is proof that the Father is not the only Person in the Scripture whose days have no beginning nor end. At the very least, if we don’t believe that Melchizedek was a pre-incarnated Christ, that Melchizedek himself is eternal! Being that this is a hard teaching, it is much easier to swallow that Heb 7:3 is specifically in reference to Christ.
Lastly, John 1:1 says that, “In the beginning was the Word…” This obviously mirrors Gen 1:1 which says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The obvious point is that the Word existed before “the beginning,” which places Him in the realm of eternity.