Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

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Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby st louis steve on Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:56 am

Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness<br>
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When teaching on the cults, rarely do we encounter someone who hasn’t had a Jehovah’s Witness come knocking on their front door. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are notorious for their aggressive door-to-door evangelistic strategy. And while many people might view the Jehovah’s Witnesses at their door as an annoyance, they are literally a mission field at our doorstep. Therefore, we try to encourage Christians to view their visits as an opportunity, an opportunity to open their eyes to the truth and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.<br>
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The next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses comes to your front door, instead of simply turning them away, why not spend five minutes and sow some simple seeds of truth into their lives? You may not convert them to true Christianity right there at your doorstep, but you can give them some important truths to consider, truths which may eventually bear genuine fruit of repentance and conversion in their lives.<br>
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The basic error of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is what we call a “theology of denial”. Jehovah’s Witnesses basically deny all of the central doctrines of the Christian faith; most significantly, they deny the Deity of Jesus Christ. Jehovah’s Witnesses wrongly believe that Jehovah alone is God almighty, Jesus is only a god- a created being (actually the archangel Michael), and the Holy Spirit is simply an active force. This is a far cry from the true biblical doctrines of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus Christ.<br>
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Now, if you only have five minutes to spend with a Jehovah’s Witness, try walking them through the following passages of scripture, passages that bear witness to the reality of the Deity of Jesus Christ (and the beauty of sharing these passages is that you can even use the Jehovah’s Witness’ false version of the Bible, the New World Translation):<br>
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1) Begin by reading with the Jehovah’s Witness from Revelation 1:8.<br>
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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”<br>
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After reading this verse together, ask them the following question, “Who is the Alpha and the Omega?” They will respond by saying something like, “Well, it says right there, the Alpha and the Omega is the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation).”<br>
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2) Next, ask them if they will read another passage of scripture with you, and read from Revelation 22:13.<br>
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“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End”<br>
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After reading this verse with them, ask them, “Now, who exactly is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last?” And they will probably respond by saying something like, “We just saw who the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last is, he is the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation).<br>
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3) Lastly, ask them if they’ll look at one more passage with you, and read with them from Revelation 1:17-18.<br>
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When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last (stop here and ask again, ‘who is the First and the Last?’). I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!”<br>
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After reading this last passage of Scripture with them, ask the Jehovah’s Witness, “So, when exactly did the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation) die?” And most Jehovah’s Witnesses will just look at that passage in bewilderment, for you have just shown them conclusively, even from their own translation, that Jesus is the Lord God (or Jehovah God). If you want to demonstrate this reality even further, read with them from Revelation 22:13 & 16, where the Alpha and the Omega says, “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches.”<br>
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This series of passages can be a powerful tool when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness. These passages demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the Lord God, or Jehovah God. Jesus Christ is not simply a god, a created being; he is the eternal Lord God.<br>
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The next time the Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your front door, instead of simply turning them away, why not try sharing these 3 passages with them? God could use you to powerfully impact the life of a Jehovah’s Witness… and it only takes five minutes! <br>
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Re: Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby Mike L22 on Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:33 am

Good post! and an excellent example of incremental persuasion... if they read and accept a, b, and c... then they must believe d... no matter how damaging it may seem to what they've been led to believe by the Watchtower Society. The problem is that the Biblical translation they use is a fraud. Even secular Greek scholars take issue with the manner in which various key NT passages have been rendered. The JW's are not hopeless. There's a guy that likes to visit my house. He's really a decent fellow... very conservative... although a little too hard on Israel in my opinion. I think he and I could be pretty good friends despite our obvious and severe differences on Biblical matters. None of us are particularly enjoying the 'birth pangs,' but hopefully they will help to wake some of these folks up... along with our witness to them, of course. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby javierruizleon on Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:45 am

They realize that I study scripture after a few seconds, then say have a nice day and leave. Those are good scriptures to point out to them. I have also had them look up the 144,000 and the wise men in scripture. They had non-scriptural views on the two. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby blessedayers on Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:47 am

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Isa.34:16a,Matt.13:52, 2Tim 4:2<br>
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A false witness shall perish; but the man that obeyeth shall speak unchallenged. <br>
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.Pro 21:28 Luk 21:15<br>
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Re: Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby st louis steve on Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:58 am

All JW's born during 1935 will be be part of the 144,000 who will go to heaven. Everyone after 1935 will be here on earth. <p></p><i></i>
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another way to witness to them

Postby BluntedReality on Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:50 pm

Another way to witness to them...<br>
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Without telling them your a christian, or that you study the word, simply tell them your interested in knowing how it will all end.... Ask them to tell you. When they tell you how God is going to return to the earth, and bring with him world peace, while destroying the wicked.. explain to them that you read the KJV, and it said an AntiChrist was comming to the world to establish world peace... and that Christians would suffer a terrible tribulation.... <br>
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Express your concern for the fact that one of you is apparently serving the wrong side!! it seems one of you is wrong? So is it the guys who will destroy the wicked, or the guys who's God teaches them to love their enemys, and turn the other cheek?<br>
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Re: Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby Lazarus43 on Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:51 am

In my experience, JW's seem to enjoy it when someone is willing to discuss scripture with them. This does seem to be an excellent group of passages to use. <br>
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Re: Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

Postby Holy_Mackerel on Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:56 pm

javierruizleon wrote:They realize that I study scripture after a few seconds, then say have a nice day and leave. Those are good scriptures to point out to them. I have also had them look up the 144,000 and the wise men in scripture. They had non-scriptural views on the two.

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exactly, we can hit them all day long on the fact they are wrong and we are right.... but not only is that a difficult approach, they are trained to say, "goodbye" and leave...

that's why I liked Ray Comfort's approach so much, dicussed in a different thread in this section of the forums...

but I really like the approach here too... if a,b and c... then d! gotcha! ahaha

plus the fact you can use 'their' version of the bible
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Postby feedthehogs on Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:26 am

Wow!!! I wished I could have found this a few weeks earlier. JWs were canvasing our neighborhood a few weeks ago. As I was walking to my front door, I could clearly see Bibles in thier hands. I knew that it was mine & my husband's duty to wittness to these folks so I invited them in. After about 20 minutes of some really interesting debate, two others showed up. It seemed as if they were there to rescue the two I had invited in. I asked them to come in and contribute to the discussion but they refused. They looked at me like I was some sort of evil being & I could see great fear in their expressions. It was almost as if an invisible wall was keeping them from coming into my home.

Well to make a long story short it ended with them leaving as fast as they could & my husband hanging out the front door saying loudly, "I hope you all change your mind about how you feel. You seem like really nice people & I would love to see you all in heaven."

Peace be with you all,

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Postby zephaniah on Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:17 pm

I know this is an older thread, but thanks for the ideas. I was reading the one on Ray Comfort earlier today regarding JW's. Interestingly, my wife had two of them come to our door today while i was at work.

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Postby cocatholic on Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:03 pm

Again old thread brought back to life. What's interesting in this approach is even if it doesn't change their evangelization to other people, perhaps we could convert just one person into true teaching.

One soul saved at a time. Of course 100 or 1000 at a time would be great too, but one definitely helps His ultimate plan and we are in turn doing our part.

Good thread!
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Postby BeTheMoon on Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:07 am

This came in handy for me the other day, and IO wanted to freshen up our new area. :grin:
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Postby Anxious for Christ on Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:42 pm

I just screwed up, I had my perfect opportunity and my mind went blank when I was trying to remember what to say to these two people came up to our door. I realized that I should keep notes of various ways to minister to different cults with verses pre-printed out by the door. I should keep a copy of the Bible there too. This way, I can invite them in and use an outline to witness instead of freezing up on the spot. :oops:
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