Perhaps the most striking fact about the religious group calling themselves “Jehovah’s Witnesses” is that they believe Jesus is not God/deity, but that He was created by God. As a way of trying to bolster their doctrine, they created their own version of the Scriptures, The New World Translation.
In the NWT, in John 1:1, they made a slight change that makes a big difference. “…the word was with God, and the word was a god.” If you question them about this, they will say something about a Greek rule that say when the word “the” (the Greek form of it, at least) doesn’t appear before the word “God” (theos in Greek), it is not talking about THE God, but only A god.
Here’s the problem with that reasoning…well, a couple problems—(1) It’s not true, and (2) they don’t follow their own supposed rule anywhere else in their translation—including the other four times it appears in the same chapter! John 1:6, 12, 13, and 18 all have the word “God,” but the Greek word for “the” is absent. In the NWT, each one of these verses is translated “God” (with a capital “G”).
In short, they made the whole thing up in order to “support” their false doctrine. But Jesus is God in the flesh, He is the creator, the defeater of Satan—He is not “a god.”
-Bradley S. Cobb