Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
If you ask Jehovah’s Witnesses what the greatest act of love Jehovah has performed for us, oftentimes they will say that the most loving thing He has done is to send Jesus to die for our sins. In actuality, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jehovah created Jesus and allowed Him to perform the greatest act of love. But their Jehovah is incapable of performing a greater act of love than Jesus.
We know that God is love (1 John 4:16). Is it possible that the whole purpose of creation was to give God a reason to express His love–and to do it in the greatest way possible–by laying down His life for His friends? As a Trinitarian and a Christian, I believe Jehovah has performed the greatest act of love, because Jesus is Jehovah. God Himself laid down His life for us.
Jesus’ blood paid for our sins. His blood, of infinite value, is adequate for paying the infinite penalty for our sins.
I have a few questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses: Do you believe Jesus is infinite? Is your Jesus’ blood adequate to make the infinite payment required? Does Jehovah creating a god to take his wrath properly express his love?