When discussing the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses, conflict is inevitable. Key Watchtower teachings are simply not compatible with the doctrines of evangelical Christianity. But we should do what we can to avoid unnecessary conflict.
The Bible doesn’t tell us to avoid all conflict. In fact, Jude 3 instructs Christians “to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” But this doesn’t mean that we are to be contentious in our manner. We should try to avoid issues that stir up ill will without advancing the message that we are trying to get across. 1 Peter 3:15-16 admonishes us to answer those who question us “with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”
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