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The Rich Man and Lazarus: Christian Interpretation

Sometimes Jehovah’s Witnesses will ask you for your interpretation of the rich man and Lazarus passage (Luke 16:19-31). If they give you this opportunity, I suggest making the following points: Continue reading

The Rich Man and Lazarus: Watchtower Interpretation

One of the primary passages that refutes the Watchtower’s everlasting-nonexistence-of-the-wicked doctrine is Jesus’ account of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31. If necessary, set aside an entire session to study this account. Continue reading

Dealing with Watchtower “After Death” Proof Texts

The Watchtower cites several proof texts in support of its teaching that there is no conscious existence after death. Here is how to address them. (pp. 254-256) Continue reading

The Justice for the Wicked Approach

Key Scripture: “Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:28-29).

The objective of The Justice for the Wicked Approach is to show Jehovah’s Witnesses that the Watchtower’s everlasting-nonexistence-of-the-wicked doctrine is neither just nor biblical. Continue reading

Christian Freedom: The Cross

As late as the 1920s, the Watchtower used a cross-and-crown symbol. However, now it says that the use of a cross in worship is pagan and idolatrous. (p. 241)

Because the Watchtower criticizes Christians over this issue and has convinced Jehovah’s Witnesses that it is one of the marks that distinguishes the authentic Christian faith from the false Christianity of Christendom, you may need to address this issue with them.

Your objective will be to show Witnesses from the Scriptures that it is perfectly acceptable for Christians to display and wear crosses if they choose to do so. In fact, the practice honors Christ and his sacrifice. Continue reading

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