Category: Witnessing Tips (page 1 of 8)

The Negatives of Soundbite Witnessing

Thumbs DownAs we saw in the first two blog articles in this series, using soundbites in witnessing can be a very effective communication tool.

Unfortunately, it also has a downside. Continue reading

The Positives of Soundbite Witnessing

Thumbs UpIn the context of religious dialogue, soundbite witnessing means sharing or defending one’s faith through the use of short, memorable statements, questions, or quotations.

Let’s look at some of the positives of soundbite witnessing. Continue reading

Using Soundbites to Communicate

Reagan at Berlin WallWhat type of rhetoric do you find more persuasive—long, carefully crafted arguments or concise, easy-to-remember soundbites?

By “soundbites,” I mean brief, catchy comments or sayings that convey the essence of your message and stick in the minds of your audience. Continue reading

Refuting Watchtower Arguments: “Only Jesus Went to Heaven”

Jesus in heavenThe Watchtower has a number of arguments to convince you that in Bible times, only Jesus went to heaven. Continue reading

A Less Confrontational Approach

Calm watersThe Watchtower claims that in order to be saved, members of the earthly class must prove worthy by their works many times. First, they must prove worthy to be resurrected or to survive Armageddon in order to enter Christ’s coming millennial kingdom on earth. If they make it that far, they will have to overcome their sinful nature during those 1000 years, attain perfection, and then prove worthy again by passing a final test by Satan. If they pass that final test, they will obtain everlasting life and be back to where Adam was before he sinned. They will still be capable of sinning, though, just as Adam was, so in order to escape annihilation they must continue to prove worthy throughout all of eternity.

Not all Witnesses are aware of these requirements. If they are aware of them, they may not have put them all together and seen that they are impossible to attain. In previous articles, I have cited Watchtower literature you can show them in order to establish all this. However, that method is pretty confrontational.

If you prefer a less confrontational approach that doesn’t require a lot of documentation, you might begin simply by asking this question: “Exactly what do I need to do to become acceptable to God?” Continue reading

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