Saturday, March 02, 2013

Article: Sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses by Neil Shenvi

In this featured article, Neil Shenvi lays out what I believe to be the best approach for dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses when they come knocking on your door.

He writes:

"In this essay I'd like to sketch an approach to sharing the gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses that addresses what I think is this fundamental problem. Consequently, I will not focus on typical issues like the deity of Christ, the nature of the atonement, the Trinity, etc... Rather, I will address the underlying assumption that the Watchtower Society is infallible in its teaching of Scripture. In doing so, my hope is that I will be able to clear away the obstacles preventing Jehovah's Witnesses from searching the Scriptures for themselves. The end goal is to encourage the Jehovah's Witnesses to read the Bible on their own and ask whether it is consistent with Watchtower doctrine."

Check it out here.

Courage and Godspeed,

1 comment:

Danny Haszard said...

The big difference between Jehovah's Witnesses and Christians is that the Watchtower Society's central core creed proclaims Jesus second coming in October 1914.
They sometimes try to obscure this today and say that he came *invisibly*.Yes,all other Christains are awaiting Jesus return,the JW say he ALREADY came in 1914.

Watchtower society membership data is compiled by them,there is no way to verify.Interesting that they have recently admitted to losses in almost all industrialized countries.
Reports from TIME Magazine-*An even more extreme example of what might be called *masked churn* is the relatively tiny Jehovah's Witnesses, with a turnover rate of about two-thirds*.
That means that two-thirds of the people who were raised Jehovah's Witnesses no longer are.
Jehovah's Witnesses are the highest loss of any religion.

*tell the truth don't be afraid*--Danny Haszard

born 3rd generation JW
FMI dannyhaszard(dot)com