Jehovah’s Witnesses A Counterfeit Kingdom or Not?
Assume they are sincere.
“For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.” (Romans 10:2)
Be compassionate and loving.
“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” (Mark 6:34)
Call them by name.
“The lips of the righteous know what is fitting.” (Proverbs 10:32)
Don’t slam the door in their faces.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Explain how you know that you have received eternal life through Christ.
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13)
Focus on the prophecies that discredit the Watchtower as a “False Prophet.” (See next page.)
“But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death.… If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken.” (Deuteronomy 18:20, 22)
Give them copies of their own materials that document the errors.31
“Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 2:25)
“It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.” (Proverbs 19:2)
Have appropriate tracts available for them.
“In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Impart pertinent Scripture but be prepared for them to change the meaning.
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
To show that Jesus is Jehovah, the Lord Almighty
- “Who is referred to in Isaiah 44:6?”
(The Lord Almighty is the first and the last.)
- “And who is referred to in Revelation 1:5–8?”
(Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.)
- “Do you see that the truth of God’s Holy Word clearly shows Jesus is the Lord Almighty?”
“Who is to be worshiped?”
“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.” ’ ” (Luke 4:8)
“And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, ‘Let all God’s angels worship him.’ ” (Hebrews 1:6)
Join in agreement with them whenever possible.
“And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” (2 Timothy 2:24)
Keep praying for wisdom and for their eyes to be opened.
“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.” (Ephesians 1:18)
Learn all you can about answering doctrinal differences because TRUTH alone will set Jehovah’s Witnesses FREE.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)