How to Witness to a Jehovah's Witness

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How to Witness to a Jehovah's Witness

Postby blood bought on Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:50 pm

How to Witness to a Jehovah's Witness
- By Ray Comfort
I rushed down the stairs to the sound of a barking dog and our doorbell. When I opened it, two well-dressed young men stood in front of me. I greeted them with a warm, "Hi," to which one of them asked in perfect English, "Do you know of any Spanish speaking families around here?"

"Next door there is a Spanish speaking family. Across the road there is an Indonesian family, then an India, then English, and I am Chinese. Do you want to see a picture of me on a cruise?"

They politely said they did, so I quickly opened my wallet and showed them a picture of Tom Cruise with the word, "ME," on his forehead. They laughed.


"So what are you guys selling?"

"Nothing."

"Are you Mormons?"

"No."

"Jehovah Witnesses?"

"Yes."

"Tell me this. I have a knife in my back. I have three minutes to live. My blood and life are draining from me. I know I'm dying. What are you going to say to me. How can I enter the Kingdom?"

They looked at each other. Then back at me. There was dead silence. It was obvious that they didn't know what to tell me.

"Come on guys. I'm dying. I have three minutes!"

One of them said, "I don't know. There's lots you have to do." The other one echoed, "Lots."

Then the first said, "You have to learn. You have to gain knowledge . . . "

"What about the thief on the cross? What knowledge did he get? How could he learn anything? He couldn't turn the pages of a book--he was nailed to a cross. He probably couldn't read anyway. Yet Jesus said to him, 'Today you will be with Me in Paradise.'"

"We have to go now."

"Come on guys. This is important. I want to know how to enter Jehovah's Kingdom. What are your names?"

"Jonathan."

"Javier."

"Do you consider yourself to be good people?"

"Um . . . yes."

"Have you ever told a lie?"

"Yes."

"What does that make you?"

"A liar."

Javier said he had stolen and then became very quiet. Jonathan said that he had never stolen, blasphemed, or even looked at a woman with lust. Never.

"Are you gay?"

"No."

"The reason I haven't done that is because I was born into the truth."

I explained, "We have to face a perfect Law of the Day of Judgment and nothing you and I do can save us. Only the blood of Jesus. He died for us. He took our punishment upon Himself, and now God can save us through His mercy. That's why the thief was saved. He didn't do anything to save himself because he couldn't. Only God's mercy and grace can save us. The Bible says, 'For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works least any man boast.' 'Not by works of righteousness that we have done has He saved, us, but according to His mercy.' Revelation 21:8 says that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. That why you need Jesus Christ, to wash your sins away. The moment you repent and trust Him, God will forgive you and grant you everlasting life."

"But we are doing what Jesus did."

"Did He go door to door?"

"Yes. He went around preaching the gospel."

"But the gospel you are preaching is different than the one He preached. The Bible says that there's nothing you and I can do to merit Jehovah's favor--to earn everlasting life. We are saved by God's mercy. That's how the thief on the cross could be saved. We are not saved by doing anything."

"Does that mean I can believe in Jesus and then run around lying and stealing?"

"No. That's hypocrisy, and no hypocrite will enter the Kingdom. You have to repent and trust Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, and not try and bribe Jehovah. I do good works and preach the gospel not to be forgiven. I do it because I am forgiven, and the difference is life and death, Heaven and Hell. Thanks, guys, for talking to me."

"Thank you."

There were no arguments about the deity of Christ because I made sure the conversation didn't go in that direction. It's important to remember that Jehovah Witnesses see Christians as misguided "Trinitarians," while they see themselves as protectors of Jehovah's glory. So they are going to be incredibly stubborn about the issue of Jehovah sharing His glory with another.

When Peter said that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven," (Matthew 16:17). So I believe that the best way for anyone to find out who Jesus is, is for God to reveal it to them. If I had started quoting Bible verses to make some point about Jesus being God--"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory" (1 Timothy 3:16, italics added) or "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," (John 1:1, italics added) they would have started quoting back, and then they would have fallen back on the argument that they have the only true translation. Jehovah's Witnesses also deny the existence of Heaven and Hell. They believe in annihilation, and that the Kingdom of God will come to this earth and be set up for a thousand years. Christians can't even agree on issues of prophecy, so I deliberately stayed away from it.

All I did was hold up the truth against error and left the results in the hands of God. Charles Spurgeon said, "I have heard it said that if there is a crooked stick, and you want to show how crooked it is, you need not waste words in description. Place a straight one by the side of it, and the thing is done directly."

All religions have their roots in idolatry. They have a wrong understanding of the nature of God and His righteous requirements. When you look closely at their beliefs, it becomes evident they are made up of the fruitless branches of self-righteousness. They think that they can bribe God with their works. Like the Jews of whom Paul spoke--they go about to establish their own righteousness, being ignorant of the righteousness which is of God (see Romans 10:3). The Law puts the axe to the root. It reveals a perfect righteousness and kills hope of self-salvation. It shows the self-righteous person that the leap he is trying to make to Heaven is infinitely beyond his reach.

I had noticed that Javier had been nodding in agreement at what I was saying. When he asked for my name again, I looked directly at him and said that they could come back any time. We shook hands and we left on good terms. I came away feeling really good because I had avoided doing what the Bible says not to do--to argue:

"But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." (2 Timothy 2:23-26)

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Postby Bob the Quiet on Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:13 pm

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
-Thomas Jefferson

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
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Postby Holy_Mackerel on Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:46 pm

Whoa!

very smooth and non confrontational, not like Ray Comfort ;)

don't get me wrong I like Ray Comfort and WOTM but I just keep waiting for someone to punch him! It takes guts to get in peoples faces and do what he does though, God love him...

it was nice to see him use a different approach somewhat (mabye cuz they knew where he lived :lol: ).... very kewl, I like that.... I've got a knife in my back and I got 3 minutes to live how can I enter the kingdom.... man, that's awesome... the catholics would in in trouble if there was no water around :roll:
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Postby Abiding in His Word on Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:08 am

Jehovah's Witnesses deny the Trinity, deny that Jesus is or ever was Almighty God, and reduce Him to the Archangel Michael in the heavens, only a good man on earth, and again Michael in the heavens after his resurrection. They admit that Jesus is "a god", but not the God.

IS JESUS CHRIST REALLY MICHAEL?

This is a weak point in Watchtower theology, so it is good to ask them to show you a scripture that actually calls Jesus Christ, Michael. Of course, there is none. They attempt to establish this teaching by "comparison of scripture". However, use of two key scriptures will cause them to think and look for answers. The first scripture is Daniel 10:13, where Michael is referred to as "...one of the chief princes". Ask them, "Is Jesus Christ ONE OF several others like him?" This question bothers them because they teach that Jesus Christ is unique, and there is only one Archangel--namely Michael. This scripture is plainly declaring that Michael is not unique, nor is he the only one of his kind.

Proceed to Jude 9 where Michael the Archangel is disputing with the devil. Point out that Michael did not dare pronounce judgment against the Devil or rebuke him. Ask the J.W., "Did Jesus Christ have the power to rebuke the Devil?" They have to admit that He did! So then, how can Michael be Jesus?

More on witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses here:

http://www.mmoutreach.org/jw/articles/w ... t_door.htm
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Postby Flame Tender on Tue May 13, 2008 1:09 pm

Here is a great witnessing tool to use with those who are being influenced by the Witnesses. I hope that this site will be of some help in this area.
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Postby Abiding in His Word on Tue May 13, 2008 1:12 pm

:wavewelcome: to the board, Flame Tender!
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Postby crmann on Tue May 13, 2008 1:55 pm

I have also considered reminding them of John 8:32-33 "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Then remind them that they are in bondage to the words of "The Watchtower Society", yet we, being followers of Christ are in bondage to no one except Jesus the Messiah.
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Postby Spreading Salt on Wed May 14, 2008 8:08 am

Welcome to the board Flame Tender! :angel:
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Postby crmann on Wed May 14, 2008 9:06 am

Mercy Me, Flame Tender...

Forgive me...

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Postby mark s on Wed May 14, 2008 3:46 pm

Flame Tender wrote:Here is a great witnessing tool to use with those who are being influenced by the Witnesses. I hope that this site will be of some help in this area.


Hi Flametender,

In reading this site you have linked to, it would appear that you do not believe in the Triunity of God.

Is that correct?

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ειπεν αυτη ο ιησους εγω ειμι η αναστασις και η ζωη ο πιστευων εις εμε καν αποθανη ζησεται
. . . saying to her Jesus, I AM the resurrection and the life, the one believing into Me even dying shall live . . .
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Postby Sue-M on Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:42 pm

It looks like Flame Tender hasn't come back. So, I will carry on.

I was witnessing hard core with a JW today at my job. The only problem is that I didn't have my Bible with me. Well, kick me in the behind. Argh.

I knew there was a post here about this, but, I never read it and I was kicking myself for not reading it. But, after reading it now, I gave all the scriptures mentioned above. Except Abiding's. I will remember these two for my next encounter. Thanks, Abiding.

But, I talked to her about the thief on the cross. That Jesus said He came to set us free. That Jesus said that He and the Father were one. And tons of other stuff. I asked her how do JW believe that we go to heaven, and I was amazed that she just didn't know the answer to that. Man, God was just giving me stuff to say to her left and right. But, the problem is that she didn't believe that she was even good enough for the JW and that she wasn't going to be one of the 144,000 and the best she could hope for was to come back to live on the earth. I told her that God has said the He wants all to be saved and that He doesn't want one to perish. She knew this scripture but she said that she didn't care what happened to her. So, what do you do with that? Except pray for her.

Also, another thing that blew me away. She said that JW's don't believe that Jesus died on a cross. See, I was so missing my Bible.
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