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Get Out of “Babylon the Great”!

Bible teach Ch 15

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Acting under the assumption that by this point in your study you believe only Jehovah’s Witnesses practice the true religion, paragraph 15 (p. 151) of Chapter 15 urges you to take immediate action: “To be approved by God, not only must we believe in his existence but we must also do his will. We must also break free from false religion and embrace true worship.” Continue reading

The Watchtower and Child Predators

Bible teach Ch 14

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Paragraph 15 (p. 140) of Chapter 14 of “Bible Teach” states, “As this world becomes ever more wicked, children need parents who will protect them from people who seek to harm them, such as sexual predators.”

Here, you have a choice to make. You can either let that statement pass or you can engage the Witnesses on a very explosive subject. Continue reading

Should We All Become Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Bible teach Ch 9

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Should we all change our religion and become Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Today, we will cover the final two topics of “Bible Teach,” Chapter 9:

  • Significance of and praise for the work Jehovah’s Witnesses are doing
  • The urgency for you to become an active and faithful Jehovah’s Witness

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How Close Can We Get with God?

Bible teach Ch 1

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So far, I have discussed the first three topics in Chapter 1 of “Bible Teach.” Today, I’ll move on to the next subject.

Topic #4: How to draw close to Jehovah

Paragraph 18 (p. 15) of Chapter 1 is headed, “Can You Be Close to Jehovah?” Paragraph 19 (p. 16) quotes Jesus as saying in John 17:3, “This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.”

Interestingly, an earlier edition of the Watchtower Bible and of “Bible Teach” renders that verse differently: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.”

If they quote the earlier edition at any point, you can ask, “Which is it? To me, there’s a big difference between taking in knowledge of someone and actually knowing that person. How do you see that?”

Try to get them to express their views them on this subject. They need to see for themselves that getting close to the Father and the Son is a matter of a personal rather than organizational relationship.

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Establish Your Right to Ask Anything

Bible teach Ch 1

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In an earlier post in this series, I said, “The best way to prepare to discuss a study book chapter actively is to read it through and take notes on what the Witnesses will try to get across and why. Then—using my book and blog as resources—decide what you want to get across and why. Then prepare your discussion points accordingly.”

As you do this preparation, you’ll discover that Chapter 1 of “Bible Teach”—“What Is the Truth About God?”—covers five main topics:

  1. The need to ask important questions and keep seeking the answers
  2. God’s role in bad things that happen
  3. The importance of God’s name—“Jehovah”
  4. How to draw close to Jehovah
  5. Resisting opposition to studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses

Today, I’ll discuss Topics #1-#2. In the next post, I’ll cover Topics #3-#5. Continue reading

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