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Product Details

  • Paperback: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group (December 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801009812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801009815
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There must be knowledge.
Mike Robinson
Some might object to Robert Bowman's book because a significant portion of it deals with the scholarly citations provided in the Watchtower publication.
M. Felker
Robert Bowman has presented us with a book that deals with the main issue that separates the WT from fundamental Christianity--the Trinity.
David Race

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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By David Race on February 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
Robert Bowman has presented us with a book that deals with the main issue that separates the WT from fundamental Christianity--the Trinity. No time was wasted in offering this rebuttal to the WT booklet, "Should You Believe in the Trinity?", since it was also published in 1989.
The book has 10 chapters:
1). Understanding the Trinity
2). The Bible and the Trinity
3). The Church and the Trinty
4). Will the Real Polytheists Please Stand Up?
5). Is Jesus a Creature?
6). Does the Bible Deny That Jesus Is God?
7). Jesus Christ Is God
8). Is the Holy Spirit a Force?
9). Trinitarianism in the New Testament
10). Worship God as He has Revealed Himself

Bowman demonstrates how the WT has dishonestly handled scholarly sources and misrepresented the early church fathers and their view of Christ. He also addresses the Watchtower's misunderstanding of this doctrine, which results in their typical "straw man" argumentation.
The book is not a difficult read, and it deals with many of the objections JWs have and offers answers for them.
There is a scripture index for easy reference and a recommended reading section for those interested in doing more research on the Trinity.
Unfortunately, most JWs will not take the time to do their own research in an attempt to understand all this doctrine really entails. They remain content to accept the "straw man" version set up by their organization.
Consider the following quotes from Bowman' book:
"As we shall see, nearly all of the arguments brought against the Trinity by JWs depend to some extent on misunderstanding the Trinity."(p.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this book thinking that it will help me refute the claims made by Jehovah's witnesses and IT DID! This book was intended to refute the JW's booklet: "Should you believe in the Trinity?." I like the part where Mr. Bowman explains the verses that seem to make Jesus sub-serviant or lesser than the Father. He then goes on to prove the Deity of christ. Then, He goes on to refute the claims made by JW's about how the Early church father's denied the Trinity and the Deity of Christ. Mr. Bowman exposes the Watchtower society on there misquote's and misrepresentation's of the Early church Father's by putting the FULL and PROPER quotations in his book (And if you don't believe it, then look up the quotes for yourself on what the Early Church Father's really said and believed). After reading this book, you will know "Why You Should Believe In The Trinity." Thank you.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By T. Sechler on September 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
An excellent book on the Trinity and a thorough refutation of the JW doctrine. In and of itself this book will not convert anyone, as some of the other reviews have proven, but it has helped me in conversation with Jehovah's Witnesses to clearly explain a doctrine they do not understand. Furthermore, it has given me the ability to point them to other material to verify whether their own booklet is correct by giving plenty of references, which is something the booklet fails to do.

Use this book in conversation, but remember that rarely are people argued into any new belief. It generally comes from a loving relationship. Show them that you can be just as loving as they are, while being more honest with the facts.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Robinson on June 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
Christian scholar Robert Bowman in "Why You Should Believe in the Trinity: An Answer to the Jehovah's Witnesses" offers a precise and powerful refutation of the Jehovah's Witnesses' booklet, "Should You Believe in the Trinity?"

Chapters include:

- Understanding the Trinity
- The Bible and the Trinity
- The Church and the Trinity
- Will the Real Polytheists Please Stand Up?
- Is Jesus a Creature?
- Does the Bible Deny That Jesus Is God?
- Jesus Christ Is God
- Is the Holy Spirit a Force?
- and more.

There are numerous scriptures that reveal to man that God is three persons in one God. This is important since there are many cults and false religions that appeal to the Bible in their attempt to deny the Trinity.

Some of the tri-unity scripture verses:

Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:6; Psalms 45:6-7;
Isaiah 6:8, 48:11-17; Hosea 1:7;
Zechariah 10:12, 12:10;
Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians. 13:14.

Bible verses that reveal that God is one:

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 44:6, 45:5-6, 48:3-16.

The scriptures that reveal that the Father is God:

Matt. 6:8; John 4:23, 17:3; 1 John 2:23.

The verses of Holy Writ that teach that Jesus is God:

John 1:1, 8:58, 10:30; Hebrews 1; Isaiah 9:6, 7:14; Colossians 1:15;
Acts 20:28.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory (1 Timothy 3:16).

And Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God" (John 20:28).
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