Welcome! My name is David Englund.
The purpose of this website is to help Christians who want to share Bible truths with Jehovah’s Witnesses more effectively.
While my posts are mainly directed towards evangelical Christians, I welcome sincere questions and comments from JWs, ex-JWs, and anyone interested in JW topics, no matter what you currently believe or do not believe.
I don’t expect everyone to agree with everything I say, but I do expect all comments to be respectful to other readers, to me, and especially to God, whether or not you choose to refer to him as “Jehovah.”
This website and the book I am currently writing, Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways, are designed to give you information to help you:
- Understand what motivates the Witnesses to go door to door with their message
- Discover ways to communicate effectively with the Witnesses
- Learn exactly what the Witnesses believe and which Bible verses they use to support those beliefs
- Be prepared with approaches for getting past the Witnesses’ prepared presentation and getting them to deal with what the Bible really says
- Reach out to Witnesses beyond those who knock on your door
Here is my background: In 1972, two Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door. I tried to witness to them but had no idea how to respond to their well-prepared doctrinal presentation. I studied with them for six months and ended up struggling with what to believe. It was years before someone helped me find biblical answers to those Watchtower teachings.
As a result of these experiences, I developed a burden for Jehovah’s Witnesses and for helping Christians learn how to share the gospel with them effectively. Since those days, I have trained Christians at a church seminar, spoken at meetings of ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, attended Watchtower meetings, and dialogued with Witnesses and former Witnesses both in person and online.
I am now retired after several careers – newspaper reporter, attorney, trial judge, and interim pastor – and want to find new ways to encourage and equip Christians to reach out and share the gospel effectively with this mission field on their doorstep.
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