Presenting the Gospel – Effective Methods in Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

PRESENTING THE GOSPEL – Five Questions Leading Jehovah’s Witnesses to Jesus

Click Here to Listen to the MP3 Audio of Arnold Hoffman’s A Few Effective Methods in Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses that presents how to use these questions most effectively in reaching Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading “Presenting the Gospel – Effective Methods in Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses”

How can I share my faith with Jehovah’s Witnesses without getting into an argument?

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HOW CAN I SHARE MY FAITH WITH JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WITHOUT GETTING INTO AN ARGUMENT?

“This past Saturday, Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door offering a ‘free home bible study’. I told them that I am comfortable in my Christian beliefs, but that I am always interested in a good “Bible study.” So, they asked me if they could come back at a more convenient time. I agreed and we set up an appointment for next week.  To be honest, I am nervous. Although I am willing to talk to them, I do not feel strong enough in my faith to go ‘head-to-head’ with them on their beliefs.  I am not a very confrontational person and I don’t like debating. Is there anything I can share with these Jehovah’s Witnesses that will not turn into an argument?Continue reading “How can I share my faith with Jehovah’s Witnesses without getting into an argument?”

I’m Dating A Jehovah’s Witness. How Can I Witness to Him?

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I’M DATING A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS. HOW CAN I HELP HIM FIND THE TRUTH?

“I am a Christian but my boyfriend was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.  He was disfellowshipped from the Jehovah’s Witnesses several years ago and was not a part of this religion when we met and started dating a year ago.

For the past year, he has been attending a small group Bible study with me and my friends from church.  However, he still holds onto many of the beliefs he was raised with and in the last six weeks, his friends and family have influenced him to go back to the meetings at the Kingdom Hall. He is now trying to get reinstated and has even asked me to “study” with his mom.  I am scared about what this religion will do to our relationship and I feel like I am losing the man I love.  It is truly a spiritual battle.  He is no longer attending my church’s small group Bible studies and our religious discussions have become more intense.  How can I witness to him about my faith and help him find the truth in Christ without arguing and destroying our relationship?” Continue reading “I’m Dating A Jehovah’s Witness. How Can I Witness to Him?”

My Fiancé Is Studying To Become A Jehovah’s Witness. How Can I Challenge His Decision?

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MY FIANCÉ IS STUDYING TO BECOME A JEHOVAH’S WITNESS. What Questions Can I Ask To Challenge His Decision?

“I am a committed Christian, but my fiancé just started studying to become a Jehovah’s Witness.  The thought of one of my closest loved ones joining this cult scares me.  He has two sisters who are very hypocritical Jehovah’s Witnesses.  What should I do?  What questions should I ask and what should I avoid when talking to him about his choice of religion?

OUR RESPONSE:

Dear Friend,

It is good that you are concerned about the decision your fiancé has made to begin studying with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  The fact that his sisters are Jehovah’s Witnesses and the fact that he waited until you were committed to marrying him before he started “studying” to join this religion makes us wonder if he had prior experience in this religion and has just been waiting for the right time to bring this religion into your relationship.

Do you know if he was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness?  Was he baptized into the Jehovah’s Witnesses but “disfellowshipped” (kicked out) prior to meeting you?  If his sisters are recent converts and this is his first experience with the Jehovah’s Witnesses, there is a good chance that he simply doesn’t know what he is getting into and you may be able to intervene to help him change his mind. Continue reading “My Fiancé Is Studying To Become A Jehovah’s Witness. How Can I Challenge His Decision?”

My Husband just Converted to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I feel like our marriage is falling apart. What can I do?

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MY HUSBAND JUST CONVERTED TO THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES. I FEEL LIKE OUR MARRIAGE IS FALLING APART. WHAT CAN I DO?

“My husband is in the process of being recruited to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. He started studying the Jehovah’s Witness religion with a female co-worker at his job.  He has been doing these “bible studies” without my knowledge for several months now.

I was shocked when I first discovered this and felt betrayed and blindsided by the news.  He is now refusing to attend church with the kids and me because he thinks that our church isn’t teaching the correct information.  I feel like our marriage is spiraling out of control.  It is heartbreaking to see how ingrained their teachings are in him.  He doesn’t even act like the same person he once was.  He has become so devoted to the Jehovah’s Witnesses that he spends most of his time with them and rarely spends time with us. He was raised in a Christian church, but I’m afraid that he never really got the message there.  I am concerned about our children and the influence he will have on them.  Our children are asking questions as to why daddy isn’t going to church with us anymore. He is open to doing a “bible study” with me, but our discussions about religion always seem to get into heated arguments when I point out the discrepancies in the Jehovah’s Witness teachings.  If I attempt to question anything about it, he turns defensive and treats me like I am an idiot.  The most upsetting part about this is that I went to a Christian college and I have studied these things extensively.  He, on the other hand, has not received any formal education in religion, but yet, he thinks he has it all figured out and that I don’t know what I am talking about. I am hurting and feel like I am causing division for the kids, but I cannot go along with his devotion to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Nor do I want my children to be used as pawns between us. I am afraid that next thing he will do is to insist that the kids go with him to the Kingdom Hall. What can I do to protect them? How do I make this work without jeopardizing our kids or hurting our marriage relationship further?  I love my husband but I am at my wits end on what to do next.” Continue reading “My Husband just Converted to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I feel like our marriage is falling apart. What can I do?”