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Do you witness to JWs?
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Does anyone here witness to JWs? We at Xpand are considering a designing a reference card to give away with the tracts we distribute. This can be for Christians to use when they are visited by JWs. Please post below if you witness to JWs and what you do with them.
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(05-07-2017, 01:00 PM)Nigel Williams Wrote: Does anyone here witness to JWs? We at Xpand are considering a designing a reference card to give away with the tracts we distribute. This can be for Christians to use when they are visited by JWs. Please post below if you witness to JWs and what you do with them.

I think with regards to Jehovah's Witnesses, along with other cults, it's wise to study their beliefs and doctrines in order to offer effective evangelism. For instance, with the JW's, it helps to understand how well armed they are in defending their own doctrines, and attacking orthodox Christian doctrine directly from the Bible itself. Many Christians think it's just a case of pointing to a few references in order prove the divinity of Christ for example, when in truth the JW's are trained and armed to the teeth to with Bible verses thoroughly memorized, and willing to go toe to toe with most Christian believers. Especially those who are doctrinally careless, not knowing through careful study, what they believe and why they believe it.

One of the best teachers and apologists I've come across, especially with regards to revealing chinks in the armour of the likes of Roman Catholics, JW's, Mormons and Muslims, is Dr. James White from Alpha & Omega Ministries. There are dozens upon dozens of debates he has had with such people, and all are extremely helpful if you're willing to avoid trying a quick fix, and actually putting the time and effort in to understand these cults more fully. I've embedded a lecture he gave concerning Jehovah's Witnesses below, and although over an hour long, it's extremely worth the listen.

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It may seem rather simply but the most successful conversation I had with a JW was when he was confused in both thinking Christians and Catholics believe the same and also in asking me if I believed in purgatory, which it turned out he understood wrongly to be another word for hell. I do not know if that is a common misunderstanding among the JWs or not.

At first he was very happy when I said I did not believe in purgatory, and said neither did he believe God would be so cruel as to torture people forever in a firey pit for eternity as some believe. 

I explained the difference to him and then said that I did indeed believe in hell and eternal punishment. He looked very sad and said to me  - do you believe a God of love would send people to suffer for eternity simply because they did not believe in Jesus? - 

I tried to be calm and quiet and told him that I did not believe God, who was by very definition the essence of all true pure and Holy love, would allow an innocent person, His Son Jesus Christ, to be tortured by sinful man, spat upon and to drink the entire cup of Gods wrath whilst being willing crucified, an agonising humiliating death, in an act of deliberate obedience to His Father Gods will ... if it was not the ONLY way to save humanity from something worse than death itself, the fires of Hell justly poured out on sinners. 

And of course that still will be the fate of all who reject such a loving and merciful offer of salvation through Christs own awful suffering He offered to take there on the cross in their place.

If God allowed, purposed and willed Christs suffering, humiliation and death just just to provide yet another option for man to pick and chose from, if He was so willing to do that to His own pure,  innocent and obedient Son, that would mean God was unloving, wicked, unjust, evil and worse than any sinful man who abused his own child, or anyone elses  on earth. 

He was very quiet for a moment and said, I never thought about it that way. You have given me something to think about, thank you. And off he went.
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Excellent!  Big Grin
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Nicely put Jen.

Hello,

my husband debates with them; he uses the KJV and he got them to read key KJV scripture in Hebrews where the father refers to the son as God. That twisted their melon!

Myself I just treat them like everyone else. I realise they have a lot of worldly problems if/when they come out of JW they stand to lose their bank account contents, friends, family, possibly their home etc.

I don't favour JW's over the rest of the unsaved, instead I see them as a particularly difficult people to evangelise to. They need highly specialised therapy to BEGIN to undo all the years of brainwashing, and that is not my remit or within my ability. All I can do is tell them about Christ just like I do the others, and possibly direct them to a specialist call centre for victims of cults (!) Just be salt and light and show them what they are missing by conducting ourselves the way God wants us to. 

As you can see I am not so zealous for this particular group for my own reasons but I admire those who do make a concerted effort to what I see as a difficult task, like Jen did. Again, brilliant effort!

We do have a thriving community of JW's where I live. We have had one or two house calls and hubby invited them back for the next debate. I think he would be able to use tracts on JW's.

Thank you for reading my post. I need to reflect and pray on this matter.
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(05-19-2017, 11:49 AM)Jen Wrote: It may seem rather simply but the most successful conversation I had with a JW was when he was confused in both thinking Christians and Catholics believe the same and also in asking me if I believed in purgatory, which it turned out he understood wrongly to be another word for hell. I do not know if that is a common misunderstanding among the JWs or not.

At first he was very happy when I said I did not believe in purgatory, and said neither did he believe God would be so cruel as to torture people forever in a firey pit for eternity as some believe. 

I explained the difference to him and then said that I did indeed believe in hell and eternal punishment. He looked very sad and said to me  - do you believe a God of love would send people to suffer for eternity simply because they did not believe in Jesus? - 

I tried to be calm and quiet and told him that I did not believe God, who was by very definition the essence of all true pure and Holy love, would allow an innocent person, His Son Jesus Christ, to be tortured by sinful man, spat upon and to drink the entire cup of Gods wrath whilst being willing crucified, an agonising humiliating death, in an act of deliberate obedience to His Father Gods will ... if it was not the ONLY way to save humanity from something worse than death itself, the fires of Hell justly poured out on sinners. 

And of course that still will be the fate of all who reject such a loving and merciful offer of salvation through Christs own awful suffering He offered to take there on the cross in their place.

If God allowed, purposed and willed Christs suffering, humiliation and death just just to provide yet another option for man to pick and chose from, if He was so willing to do that to His own pure,  innocent and obedient Son, that would mean God was unloving, wicked, unjust, evil and worse than any sinful man who abused his own child, or anyone elses  on earth. 

He was very quiet for a moment and said, I never thought about it that way. You have given me something to think about, thank you. And off he went.

Thank for sharing! Great testimony!
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