As 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
The Watchtower cites 1 Corinthians 15 as “proof” that Jesus could not have been resurrected with a physical body.
1 Cor. 15:40, 42-44, 47-50: There are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but the glory of the heavenly bodies is one sort, and that of the earthly bodies is a different sort. So also is the resurrection of the dead. . . . It is sown a physical body, it is raised up a spiritual body. . . . The first man [Adam] is out of the earth and made of dust; the second man [Jesus Christ] is out of heaven. As the one made of dust is, so those made of dust are also; and as the heavenly one is, so those who are heavenly are also. And just as we have borne the image of the one made of dust, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly one. However, this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom.” (There is no allowance here for any mixing of the two sorts of bodies or the taking of a fleshly body to heaven.)
You can see how Jehovah’s Witnesses turn this into soundbites:
- “Heavenly bodies… earthly bodies”
- “Physical body… spiritual body”
- “Flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom.”
Let’s see how we can come up with a soundbite response. Continue reading
Sharing the gospel with Jehovah’s Witnesses is often like a battle. I’m not talking about fighting the people. I’m talking about spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:12). Before you start, you need to make sure you have prepared your heart for the encounter.
Here are 3 recommendations for your preparation. Continue reading
Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses can be very frustrating. Sometimes you feel like you’re hitting your head against a brick wall. Sometimes the Witnesses just walk away.
I want to make clear that I don’t claim to have an infallible method for getting through to them. No one does. There is no set of Bible passages or collection of cleverly worded arguments that are guaranteed to show a Jehovah’s Witness that the Watchtower is wrong.
That said, there are some approaches that work better than others—and I will be sharing many of them with you based on my more than 40 years of efforts to reach them. I’ll also be asking you to interact with this blog and give us the benefit of your own experiences.