The Watchtower uses Bible words and phrases but often attaches very different meanings to them. In talking with Jehovah’s Witnesses, therefore, it is critical that you get them to define the terms they are using. Likewise, define the terms you are using.
If you suspect that you have conflicting definitions of words or phrases, explain your understanding of the terms and ask them to explain theirs.
Make clear which definition is being used at various points in the conversation. That way, you will avoid the pitfall of appearing to communicate when in reality you are miscommunicating.
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Christians believe that all of the dead will be resurrected in the end times either to live forever in paradise (the saved) or to experience everlasting conscious punishment (the unsaved). The determination will be made by God based on whether or not in this life they repented of their sins and accepted God’s free gift of salvation purchased by Jesus Christ on the cross.
But the Watchtower teaches something quite different. Continue reading
If you aren’t careful, conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses can go around and around in circles where nothing is accomplished and no one really hears what the other party is saying.
Here are 5 suggestions for communicating effectively with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading