DID SATAN PHYSICALLY TAKE JESUS TO THE TEMPLE WHEN TEMPTING HIM?

1102005133_univ_cnt_1_xlYES – The Watchtower 9/15/1955 p. 569 par. 28 Part 2—What Do the Scriptures Say About “Survival After Death”?

Satan the Devil tried to induce Jesus to perform a levitation to mystify the Jews and win them over at the temple of Jerusalem. On a temple battlement the ruler of the demons said to Jesus: “If you are a son of God, hurl yourself down from here…”

NO – The Watchtower 3/1/1961

…we must reasonably conclude that Satan did not literally, bodily, physically, take Jesus ‘along into the holy city’ and station him ‘upon the battlement of the temple.’

NO – Awake! 10/8/2000 p. 19 “Extreme Sports”—Should You Take the Risk?

likely in a vision, the Devil tempted him to throw himself off the battlement of the temple

WE DON’T KNOW – The Watchtower 3/2016 p. 32

Put simply, we cannot be certain whether Jesus actually stood in the temple or he did so only by means of a vision.

DID THE EDENIC SERPENT HAVE LEGS?

What have Jehovah’s Witnesses historically believed regarding the serpent in Eden mentioned in Genesis chapter 3?

YES – The Watchtower, June 1, 1964 p. 352 – Questions From Readers

It, therefore, is reasonable to conclude that before God cursed it the serpent possessed legs that elevated it above the ground.

NO – po (1974) chap. 5 p. 59 pars. 15-16 God’s “Eternal Purpose” in His Anointed One Is Formed

“Upon your belly you will go and dust is what you will eat.” This was not a curse upon the whole serpent family. Seemingly God’s words were addressed to that one literal serpent.

NO – The Watchtower, June 15, 2007 p. 31 – Questions From Readers

The Bible does not specifically state that the animal used in tempting Eve had previously had legs but lost them. While the wording of Genesis 3:14 might lead some to think so, we need not necessarily conclude that prior to this curse, serpents had legs.