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Why Study Galatians with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

I recommend that you try to get the Witnesses to lead you in a study of the New Testament book of Galatians. Why that particular book? Continue reading

What If They Refuse?

Previously, I have discussed the advantages of having a genuine Bible study with Jehovah’s Witnesses—that is a verse-by-verse study of an actual book of the Bible rather than a Watchtower publication.

Why might Witnesses refuse to participate in such a study? First, they have never been taught how to do it. Second, the Watchtower teaches that no one can properly understand the Bible without the Watchtower organization to explain it to them.

So what do you do if the Witnesses flatly refuse to agree to an inductive study using the Bible alone? Continue reading

Having a Real Bible Study

The Watchtower teaches that the Bible alone is God’s inspired and infallible Word. Yet Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t study the Bible in context. Instead, they study Watchtower literature to find out what the Bible really means.

Watchtower leaders carefully select the passages that will be covered. As a result, there are many Scriptures of which Witnesses either have superficial knowledge or of which they are completely unaware. In addition, the Watchtower often hopscotches the Bible, connecting unrelated passages in a way that appears to teach its doctrines.

When they come to your door, Jehovah’s Witnesses will offer you “a free home Bible study.” If you accept, what you will get instead is a study of Watchtower doctrine out of a Watchtower book which gives you the Watchtower’s answers to questions posed by the Watchtower. Continue reading

“No Man Hath Seen God At Any Time”

No Man Has Seen GodIn arguing against the deity of Christ, Jehovah’s Witnesses sometimes cite John 1:18: “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (KJV)

The Watchtower’s argument essentially is as follows:

  1. No man has seen God at any time.
  2. Men have seen Jesus.
  3. Therefore, Jesus cannot be God.[1]

Let’s consider how to answer them using some soundbites. Continue reading

The Trinity Is Not Unfathomable

Trinity ChartOften, no matter how well you define or explain the Trinity, the Witnesses are likely to shake their heads and tell you that what you’re saying is self-contradictory or at least that it makes no sense.

The Watchtower has trained them to believe this.

It claims that Christendom’s teaching that God is a Trinity misrepresents him, making him appear “unfathomable”[1] and “impossible to understand.”[2]

Let’s look at a memorable way to counter this. Continue reading

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