Some time ago we received a question asking how to witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses. At the time I wondered, where to start? I got my answer in July when two Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door. After our conversation, I felt prepared to give an answer to the question and decided to start by sharing the conversation between the two Jehovah’s Witnesses and myself.
This witnessing opportunity came at a time when I was not prepared. It was a difficult day, due to a personal issue causing distress and concern, but I firmly believe it was a divinely appointed time. I have not been visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses since November 2010, when two women came to my door. I have seen Jehovah’s Witnesses many times in my neighborhood, but they never came to my door. I thought I had been put on a “do not call” list without even asking…until that morning in July. So why on this morning did they knock on my door? I believe it was as much for me as it was for them. God showed me that in my weakness, He is strong for me. When I am unable, He is always ready to provide what I need if I trust and depend on Him. My favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, in which we are reminded by Jesus that His grace is sufficient for us and that when we are weak He will be strong for us. Jesus was strong for me that morning and we had a great conversation. Afterward, when I remembered this question in the Got Questions? queue, I began to write down our conversation. These men were ready, willing and able to share their faith with me and Jesus was faithful to help me do the same. The answer to this Got Questions? turned into a small book, titled, How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Apologetics Answers and Verses.
Excerpt from the Book “How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses”
Do not be out-witnessed by a Jehovah’s Witness!
Jehovah’s Witnesses (and Mormons) are dedicated to sharing their faith. They go into neighborhoods, in pairs, and share their beliefs with anyone who will listen. It’s not surprising that they always witness in pairs. The Old Testament law required at least two witnesses for valid testimony (Deuteronomy 19:15). However, even with two witnesses, the testimony of Jehovah’s Witnesses is not valid. So how do we witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses? Simple…We need to be prepared, be willing and be confident! Jehovah’s Witnesses know what they believe, and they actively share their faith. They will come to your door very prepared, albeit with an incorrect knowledge of the King James Bible and with their own New World Translation (NWT)—an inaccurate translation of biblical manuscripts (for more information, see Appendix). How do we prepare? Start by knowing what the Bible says. Study God’s Word and know His truths. You can’t present the truth, or defend God’s Word if you don’t have adequate knowledge of the Bible. Make prayer an important part of your life. Spend time with God and seek the Holy Spirit’s direction. Jesus has promised that the Spirit will teach us all things (John 14:26) and guide us in His ways (John 16:13).
Biblical Knowledge + Prayer = Confidence to Share
While it’s of utmost importance to know what our Bible teaches, it’s also important to be prepared with a general knowledge of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe. As a real-life illustration, I’ll share with you an encounter I had and then provide some of the most common false teachings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion.
Opening the Door to a Conversation of Spiritual Importance
Be Prepared: Pray Be Prepared: Knowledge and Sharing
What Else Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?
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