Prayer for Jehovah Witnesses

About 2 weeks ago, we had a JW couple over for about an hour discussing the gospel. Being a former student of the Watchtower society I wanted to just throw everything at them that I knew so they could see the truth. The problem with JW’s is that they are very brainwashed and have a book called “Reasoning from the scriptures” which is a quick reference guide for all the tough questions they are asked in field service.

Here are a few tips if you ever encounter them at the door:
1. Pray that God will give you the words you need.
2. God’s Word is our only weapon. If you aren’t strong in the word, start reading it some more. Notice the many references in the NT about false gospels.
3. Do not slam the door or act hostile towards them. Since they believe they are God’s true organization, they see this as persecution and will go to the next door even more confident then before.
4. Monopolize the conversation. Don’t let the JW go off into their little 2 minute spiel. Kindly cut into the conversation and have a bible handy.
5. STAY ON TOPIC! Ok so this was my main problem. Stick to one or 2 issues, and know your scripture. It was funny how I had marked verses from previous studies that I knew would be helpful in discussing it with a JW. Isn’t God good?
6. Know your scripture. I can’t repeat this enough. This weekend they are going to come over again and basically discuss what is going to happen in the end. So my wife and I are reading Revelation together so we can be prepared for that.
7. Ultimately it is up to the Holy Spirit how they react. There is no fool proof way of bringing someone out of a cult. What worked for me was that I was shown how over time the JW’s had given many false prophecies and did things counter to scripture. At first I actually thought is was an elaborate hoax, cause the JW’s are God’s organization, right? This tactic isn’t always effective, and I was not as indoctrinated as others.

One thing that I thought of before this encounter was the truthfulness of truth. You can bring it on trial, use false witnesses, lie and cheat, question it, but after all is said and done, truth still stands. This is even more true for God’s truth. JW’s are taught that apostates are everywhere, especially on the web( I guess that would be me) and not to trust anything outside the organization. This is what I was taught and used to believe this. If they are God’s organization, can’t they stand to be put under the microscope? Aren’t we supposed to test all spirits? I have questioned some basic tenets in my mind and made sure they matched up with scripture, making sure they were not man made doctrines that were then later reinforced with scripture to make it work. Pre-trib rapture anyone?

My wife is going to help referee the conversation and keep me inline. When I start to go to another topic, she will say something to get me back on track.

Please pray that the Holy Spirit will open Kathy and Dan heart’s to the truth and it will set them free.

2 Responses to “Prayer for Jehovah Witnesses”

  1. Edma Berlingeri says:

    Hello,
    I write to you both because I have a questions to ask. I will start by saying that I was a Jehovah Witness. I served 12 yrs. and when I was 16 got expeled. I am now going to a Christian church in Texas and some how I feel like I dont know if what I am now learning is the right thing. I feel afraid that if I become what you call a real Christian I might be doing the wrong thing. Or thatthe day I die I finally learn that the ones that where right where the JW. But any ways the questions I have are conserning the Trinity and Heaven and Hell. Because I was really looking foward to living in a paradise with all the animals and everything perfect. Its also hard for me to accept the Trinity because its just something that I was told was really wrong. Well I dont want to take up much of your time but if you could please take some time and help me out because I really want to know the truth and be saved. I do love God and want to have his blessings.
    Thanks for reading,
    Edma

  2. Hi Edma. What you need to realize is that Jesus is, was, and always will be God. Jesus created everything.

    Col 1:14-16 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (15) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (16) For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    Joh 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. … But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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