What You Need to Know to Rescue Your Loved One from Jehovah’s Witnesses

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RESCUE YOUR LOVED ONE FROM JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES —How to Open the Closed Mind of a Jehovah’s Witness Friend or Relative

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What You Need To Know To Reach Your Loved One

bullets 1. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Warned That Satan Will Use Their Non-Jehovah’s Witness Loved Ones To Try To Get Them To Leave The Watchtower.

bullets 2. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are More Concerned About Your “Motives” In Talking To Them Than They Are About The Facts You Present.

bullets 3. Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe That They Alone Have “The Truth” And That Everyone Outside Their Religion Is Deceived By Satan.

bullets 4. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Programmed To Reject Any Type Of “Critical Thinking” Against Their Religion.

bullets 5. Jehovah’s Witnesses Do Not Trust Your Interpretation Of The Bible Or Their Own Ability To Understand And Interpret The Bible For Themselves.

bullets 6. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Programmed To Protect The Watchtower’s Reputation At All Times.

bullets Summary Of The Do’s And Don’ts In Witnessing

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How to Witness Effectively to Jehovah’s Witnesses

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HOW TO WITNESS EFFECTIVELY TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES – Breaking the Watchtower Barrier Step-by-Step

When Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your door offering Watchtower and Awake! magazines, their only goal is to get you interested enough in their religion to consider becoming one of them.

They are not visiting you to consider your spiritual beliefs as viable options for their lives. No! They believe they already possess “the Truth.” So, in their minds, they don’t think you have anything to offer them. Their only purpose in being at your door is to teach you; not you them. So, how can a Christian get through to a Jehovah’s Witness who believes he or she already has all the answers? Continue reading “How to Witness Effectively to Jehovah’s Witnesses”

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Born Again?

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ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BORN AGAIN?

“You People Must Be Born Again.” – John 3:7 – Helping Christians Sow Seeds of the Gospel in the Hearts of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Watchtower Society teaches Jehovah’s Witnesses that the New Covenant privileges of being “born again,” being “adopted” into God’s family, and receiving the promise of life in Heaven after death are reserved for a group of 144,000 people. 1. The Watchtower Society claims that this “Heavenly Class” (also called the “Anointed Class”) of Jehovah’s Witnesses started at the time of Christ and was filled up by the year 1935. 2.   Thus, they assert that the “other sheep” of John 10:16 are the “great crowd” of Jehovah’s Witnesses who became Witnesses after the year 1935. It is claimed that members of this second group are destined to live in a “Paradise Earth” under the authority of Jehovah’s heavenly Kingdom. 3.   This is the “gospel” that Jehovah’s Witnesses bring to your door. Continue reading “Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Born Again?”

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Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses When they Knock on Your Door

A Step-by-Step Guide for Christians Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

WHO ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES?Witnessing at the door

Jehovah’s Witnesses are known for their door-to-door proselytizing efforts and the Watchtower and Awake! magazines that they distribute to private homes, public facilities, and individuals on street corners.  Although they claim strict adherence to the Bible and do not regard any other book as “Scripture,” they rely on their own version of the Bible called The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures and additional publications of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that they use to interpret the Bible. While Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to be “Christians,” their true authority is the Watchtower organization that demands full devotion to its teachings and policies. Their denial of key Christian beliefs, such as the Trinity, heaven for all believers, hell fire for unbelievers, immortality of the soul, and the cross, has caused many Christian churches to denounce this group as a heretical movement.  Likewise, counter-cult experts criticize this group for its prohibition against blood transfusions and critical literature, and its strict “shunning” policy against those who leave the group. 1.

Although every Jehovah’s Witness is expected to “publish” their message by consistently engaging in “field service” (proselytizing door-to door and conducting “bible studies” with potential converts), most spend between 10 to 70 hours per month in these activities depending upon the level of “publisher” they have committed to perform. Each month, they are expected to report their field service time and studies to the local Kingdom Hall (Jehovah’s Witness meeting place). Weekly meetings and semi-annual assemblies constantly emphasize the need to increase field service activity and to be faithful in meeting preparation and attendance.

A strong motivating factor for Jehovah’s Witnesses is the belief that at any time, Jehovah God will unleash His vengeance against wicked mankind through the prophesied “Battle of Armageddon” that will destroy earthly governments and establish the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ upon the earth.  Jehovah’s Witnesses are told that when this battle occurs, Jehovah God will reward or condemn them based upon their faithfulness to perform consistent field service and their loyalty to the beliefs and practices of the Watchtower Society. Therefore, throughout the history of the organization, when false dates for the “end” of the world have been speculated, many lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been ruined because they sold their homes, gave up the pursuit of higher education, marriage and children in order to prepare for the end.  While Jehovah’s Witnesses today still hold to the idea that Jehovah God will destroy this world at any time, they do not attach a date to this belief, but work to maintain a perpetual state of readiness for the “end” to come at any time. Continue reading “Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses When they Knock on Your Door”

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What would it be like to survive the end?

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Only Jehovah’s Witnesses… have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system…” —The Watchtower, September 1, 1989, p. 19

“During Jesus’ Thousand Year Reign, faithful humans will work to turn the whole earth into a paradise.”—What Does God Require of Us?, p. 11 Continue reading “What would it be like to survive the end?”

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How will you survive Armageddon?

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“The pressing question is: Will you survive the destruction at Armageddon to enjoy the endless peace? You may ask, ‘What must I do to survive?’” —The Watchtower, February 15, 1985, p. 7

Who Will Survive?
“…The message is clear: If we want to survive Armageddon, we must remain spiritually alert and keep the symbolic garments that identify us as faithful Witnesses of Jehovah God.” —The Watchtower, December 1 1999, p. 18

Whose “Garment” are You Wearing? Yours or Christ’s?
“And we become like someone unclean, all of us, and all our acts of righteousness are like a garment for periods of menstruation.” —Isaiah 64:6, NWT Continue reading “How will you survive Armageddon?”

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Where is paradise?

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“The ‘great crowd’ of earthly survivors of ‘the war of the great day of God the Almighty’ will be favored with the privilege of literally seeing the resurrected ‘Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets’ back here on the Paradise earth…”—The Watchtower, August 15, 1989, p. 18

Was Paul caught away to “Paradise” on Earth or in Heaven?
“I know a man…—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know; God knows—was caught away as such to the third heaven. Yes, I know such a man…that he was caught away into paradise.” —2 Corinthians 12:2-4, NWT (New World Translation) Continue reading “Where is paradise?”

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Do you comply with Jehovah’s arrangement for life?

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“Jesus took a loaf… he said: ‘TAKE, eat. This means my body.’ Also, he took a cup… saying: ‘Drink out of it, all of YOU; for this means my “blood of the covenant,” which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins.’” —Matthew 26:26-28, NWT

What is Jehovah’s Arrangement for Life?

“This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him.”—Mark 9:7, NWT Continue reading “Do you comply with Jehovah’s arrangement for life?”

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Do you have God’s spirit?

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“…we, in turn, might receive the adoption as sons. Now because YOU are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of his Son into our hearts and it cries out: ‘Abba, Father!’ ” —Galatians 4:5-6, NWT

“For all who are led by God’s spirit, these are God’s sons.” —Romans 8:14, NWT

How Does a Person Receive God’s Spirit?

“…because YOU are sons, God has sent forth the spirit…” —Galatians 4:6, NWT Continue reading “Do you have God’s spirit?”

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Will you see God’s kingdom?

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In answer Jesus said to him: ‘Most truly I say to you, Unless anyone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. …Do not marvel because I told you, YOU people must be born again.’ ”—John 3:3, 7 NWT

Are you born-again?

“So the ‘many sons brought to glory’ in heaven total only 144,001—Jesus and his spiritual brothers… it has given each of the 144,000 ‘a new birth’ to a heavenly hope144,000 spiritual brothers are ‘born again.’” —The Watchtower, February 15, 1998, p. 13 Continue reading “Will you see God’s kingdom?”

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Did the early Christians call God by his personal name?

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“With the Christian Greek Scriptures, the ‘New Testament,’ …no ancient Greek manuscript that we possess today of the books from Matthew to Revelation contains God’s name in full.” —The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever, 1984, p. 23

If the early Christians used God’s name, why is it missing in ALL of the 5,000+ Greek manuscripts we possess of the Christian Scriptures, some dating back as far as the 2nd century? Why is it missing from ALL of the 36,000+ quotations of the Scriptures made by the early church fathers before the 4th century? Continue reading “Did the early Christians call God by his personal name?”

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Are you in the truth?

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“…and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” —1 John 5:20

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in youunless indeed you fail the test?” —2 Corinthians 13:5

Is “Truth” a Person or a Religion?
“Jesus said to him: I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ” —John 14:6, NWT Continue reading “Are you in the truth?”

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Are you a true witness of Jehovah?

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“ ‘You are my witnesses,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘even my servant whom I have chosen, in order that you …may understand that I am the same One. Before me there was no God formed, and after me there continued to be none. I—I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no savior.’ ” —Isaiah 43:10-11, NWT Continue reading “Are you a true witness of Jehovah?”

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Do you obey Jehovah?

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“ ‘And they will all be taught by Jehovah.’ Everyone that has heard from the Father and has learned comes to me.” —John 6:45, NWT

“Jesus… said ‘…Child, your sins are forgiven.’…some…reasoning in their hearts… ‘He is blaspheming. Who can forgive sins except one, God?’ But Jesus… said to them: ‘Why are YOU reasoning…the Son of man has authority to forgive sins…’ ” —Mark 2:5-10, NWT Continue reading “Do you obey Jehovah?”

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Do you honor Jehovah?

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“Any who use Jesus’ name in their worship but fail to give the greater honor to Jehovah do not manifest a genuine love of the light.” —The Watchtower, August 1, 1991, p. 9

“But in the latest songbook of 1984, Jehovah is honored by four times as many songs as is Jesus.”—Revelation Its Grand Climax At Hand, p. 36 Continue reading “Do you honor Jehovah?”

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Are you good enough for eternal life?

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“None of us are in position to earn God’s gifts, least of all to earn the gift of life. But we can show ourselves worthy of the gift of eternal life by …dedicating ourselves to Jehovah and then proving faithful to that dedication.” —The Watchtower, August 15, 1952, p. 485 Continue reading “Are you good enough for eternal life?”

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Did Jesus die on a cross or a stake?

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“Jesus did not die on a cross. He died on a pole, or a stake. The Greek word translated ‘cross’ in many Bible meant just one piece of timber.” —What Does God Require of Us, 1996, p. 23

What was the “one piece of timber” used in Jesus’ day?

“Stauros in the NT… was a pole sunk into the ground with a cross-bar fastened to it giving it a ‘T’ shape. Often the word ‘cross’ referred only to the cross-bar.” —The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, 1976, pp. 1037-1038

Did Jesus have one nail or two nails in His hands? Continue reading “Did Jesus die on a cross or a stake?”

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Is Jesus Christ your mediator?

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“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all…” —1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NASB – New American Standard Bible )

“Mediator: One who interposes between two parties at variance to reconcile them.” —Insight, vol. 2, p. 360

If Jesus is Not Your Mediator “Reconciling” You to God, Who Is?

Jesus Christ is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel, which is limited to only 144,000 members.” —Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace,” p. 10 (View PDF of this page) Continue reading “Is Jesus Christ your mediator?”

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Did Jesus Resurrect As Michael The Archangel?

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War broke out in heaven: Michael [who is the resurrected Jesus Christ] …battled with the dragon…. Well, then, what happened to Jesus’ fleshly body? Did not the disciples find his tomb empty? They did, because God removed Jesus’ body.”—Live Forever, pp. 21, 144, 145 (brackets in original)

What “body” did Jesus promise to rise from the dead? Continue reading “Did Jesus Resurrect As Michael The Archangel?”

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