Allow me to start off by saying that I’m not claiming that there is a “best” way to witness to a Jehovah’s Witness, but I have been able to rescue some from their organization. So in that, I’ll share what I’ve learned in the process. Perhaps some of these ideas will be helpful to you. This discourse is written with the real time face to face encounter in mind, but it can also be used for internet witnessing. However, due to certain dynamics via the internet, there are other methods that I employ just a little differently, and from another approach.
As I write this article it’s still Friday December 21st 2012, but I will have to finish it tomorrow the day after the end of the world. I’m still relaxing in my bunker and have made myself hidden like a groundhog. Actually, I have a gym workout yet to do and some errands to run, to get Santa ready for Christmas. All joking aside, I’m saddened by the various people worldwide who have been deceived once again by propaganda. I have read reports of people committing suicide and in China over 600 members of a cult group were arrested for their shenanigans. These are just a couple of issues that I could cite concerning this supposed event, that at best, was a self-fulfilling prophecy for those that believed the hype.
The Bible: Learning How To Read It
It’s sad to say but quite a few people within the body of Christ are not that Biblically literate, which just shouldn’t be so. It’s apparent that far too many rely on their pastor’s sermon, a seminar, retreat, etc to understand it. Those means are all beneficial but should never take the place of our personal study and meditation on the Word of God. We should know it for ourselves, after all, Paul commended the Bereans for searching the scriptures daily to see if what he was telling them, was according to scripture.  A former pastor of mine used to frequently tell the congregation “shame on you” if we weren’t checking up on him on what he was preaching. When one doesn’t know the Bible for themself, it makes them easier prey for cults, heresies, and other such false beliefs/teachings. I have seen this all too often.
Back From The Grave
In a list of harmful teachings by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the one I’m about to speak about is the most harmful one concerning the Christian faith. It’s about the resurrection of Jesus. As Paul declares, that if Jesus had not risen, then our faith is in vain (1 Cor. 15:14). Though the Watchtower say they teach that Jesus resurrected from the dead, but here’s what they actually believe:
It’s Not What You Think
Oftentimes, I hear mentioned that the serpent in Genesis 3 is merely a talking snake, that, somehow Lucifer spoke though (ventriloquism?), or it was actually him in the form of a slithery snake, something along these lines. After all, some Bible translations do in fact say snake and is mentioned as being more subtle or crafty than any beast of the field. The vernacular seemingly alludes to just another animal in the garden that’s just a little bit more clever than the others. Is this the case though?
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