Quick tip on ministering to Jehovah Witnesses

In trying to hold to Romans 16:19

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

I have tried to focus on a deeper understanding of scripture and keeping it simple in regard to evil. We all know that the JW’s are false prophets and their doctrine changes every time the governing body receives “new light.” You can find countless websites that focus on the Watchtower articles and how they constantly change what they believe. Well recently I read a good example about knowing the genuine rather than studying fakes. The US Secret Service is in charge of dealing with counterfeit money. You know how they spot a counterfeit? They get to know the real thing and then it is easy to decipher what is fake. That is the approach that all Christians need to take in fighting against the enemies of God. I don’t think it is wrong necessarily to know they predicted the end of the world 6 times ( they were wrong every time by the way) or even have a basic understand of their doctrine, but reading their materials extensively and becoming an expert is probably going too far.

Another thing with cults to understand is the meaning of words. You need to be very careful in this area as words like soul, spirit and salvation have different meanings. So be ready to ask exactly what they mean when they use seemingly orthodox terms, you might be surprised by how they define it.

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