Why should you do the unexpected when discussing Bible doctrine with Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Because if you don’t, they will just recite their Watchtower talking points and you won’t get through to them.
The Watchtower trains them in how to present Watchtower doctrines. It also tells them what you and I are likely to say and informs them how to respond.
I found this out the hard way many years ago. I was particularly frustrated when my conversation with some Jehovah’s Witnesses was going nowhere. I felt as if I were talking to a Watchtower magazine instead of to human beings. Continue reading