|Anyone who claims that the bible crystal clear is full of hot air. If it were so we wouldn't have denominations or apologetics or hundreds of conflicting interpretations of various scripture
That's the thing though. Denominations don't disagree on the essentials
of Christian faith (excluding groups such as oneness Pentecostals (who deny the Trinity & are very legalistic)...who God is, how we are saved, etc. We may disagree on non-essentials, such as baptism & the work of the Holy Spirit (speaking in tongues, gifts), infant baptism vs adult, sprinkling vs full immersion baptism, KJV only vs other versions, worship style (music, no music) & service style (liturgical, contemporary)....the list of non essentials goes on & on.
The Bible is very clear though who God is, Jesus is, & The Holy spirit. We do not have to be Greek scholars to read what the Bible says our God is. There are very plain scriptures that claim that Jesus, & the Holy spirit are indeed God! Yea, it's a hard concept that we may not understand....but keep in mind, we are finite creatures. We won't be able to understand all the Bible has to say, but we can, understand the very important over-riding theme in His word that we can be saved, by His grace, NOT by works, lest we should boast (paraphrasing).
If one is truly seeking God's truth, & wants a relationship with the almighty, God will never turn us away, no matter what we believe. He will lead us to search HIM. Not religion, Not groups, Not man's teaching.
I do not rely on ANY written material, book, or magazine to teach me. I read the Bible alone. No, I will not get twisted teachings from doing so. I do not rely on some one's else's "light" that they published to educate me. God has already given us His light.
I suggest taking it one step at a time. First investigate the Bible(outside of your particular group's Bible & study guide) & see what it says about Jesus. See if the other believers have a reason why we believe that Jesus IS GOD. If I'm not mistaken, back when the JW's first established, Russell commanded his followers to read his materials alongside the Bible, otherwise, you will go into darkness.
If you can't take that step alone...ask your self why. I'm pretty sure you know where I'm getting at here...if people are controlling your thought process....well....ask if you think that's even healthy
This thread is about if Jesus is God. I think it has been pretty well stated that no, JW's don't believe He is.
It is a big difference than the real meaning of Christianity that's been around for centuries. Arianism (the belief that Jesus was not God) surfaced a few centuries after Christ's death by ONE man alone. Very few Christian churches teach this doctrine, but, JW's do.
Anyway, like I said. I think the question has been answered. Nope. Jesus isn't God to JW's. He was a
God, but not the almighty God.