Please Provide Feedback As We Go

03 Feedback picAs we go through this series on witnessing techniques for getting through to Jehovah’s Witnesses, I’d like to get your feedback.

Please share your thoughts with us.

I don’t expect anyone to answer all of these questions. I’m just asking them to trigger your thought processes. Share as much or as little as you wish. Continue reading

The Role of Prayer

2 PrayerAs we begin this Witnessing Techniques series, it’s important to talk about prayer.

Prayer is not a witnessing technique, but it is essential to successful witnessing efforts.

No one fully understands the workings of God’s sovereignty and man’s free will.

Likewise, no one fully understands the interplay between God’s sovereignty and our efforts.

I do know that when it comes to witnessing—including getting through to Jehovah’s Witnesses—we need to prepare as if everything depended on us and pray as if everything depended on God. Continue reading

Overcoming Your Fears

FearsMany Christians are afraid to talk with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

There are two types of fears:

  1. Fear of getting indoctrinated
  2. Fear of being humiliated.

Let’s talk about how to overcome these fears. Continue reading

Summary of Watchtower Scripture Twisting

In this series, we’ve looked at 20 different ways in which the Watchtower misreads the Bible.

Since these have been presented one-by-one on a weekly basis, it’s easy to lose track of the big picture or to forget where we’re been.

For this reason, I’ve decided to make this last post of the series a compendium of all that we’ve covered as well as a linked index to the various posts so you can easily go back and review. Continue reading

The Watchtower’s World-View Confusion

Twisting World View ConfusionWorld-view confusion means this: “Scriptural statements, stories, commands or symbols which have a particular meaning or set of meanings when taken within the intellectual and broadly cultural framework of the Bible itself are lifted out of that context, placed within the frame of reference of another system and thus given a meaning that markedly differs from their intended meaning.”[1]  

John 6:66-69 tells us that after Jesus gave a speech in which he talked about the necessity of eating his flesh and drinking his blood, “…many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you want to go away as well?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.’”

Clearly, the focal point of this affirmation is Jesus himself. He also is the one to whom we must come. He alone is “the Holy One of God.”

However, since Jesus isn’t here physically any longer and since the Watchtower is convinced that he has appointed it as his “faithful and discreet slave” and put it in charge of all his earthly affairs, it substitutes itself for Jesus in Peter’s declaration. Continue reading

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