Important Points to Remember When Witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness

  • First, Most Jehovah’s Witnesses have no hope of entering Heaven. Only the original 144,000 members of the Watchtower organization were promised Heaven. Today, the best a Jehovah’s Witness can hope for is to prove their worthiness to Jehovah so they might live in paradise on earth one day.
  • Second, the average Jehovah’s Witness today will spend 8 to 10 hours a week going door to door witnessing. They do this not out of their great love for non-Jehovah’s Witnesses, but because their eternal destiny is connected to their obedience to the Watchtower organization.
  • Third, Jehovah’s Witnesses have no experience of God’s grace. The Watchtower organization teaches that, “more than faith is needed” for salvation and Jesus’ death only saves us from the guilt of Adam’s original sin. This is why Jehovah’s Witnesses strive personally to prove their worthiness to Jehovah.
  • Fourth, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been conditioned by the Watchtower organization to believe that anyone outside the organization is of the Devil. Most initial witnessing encounters leave true Christians frustrated because Jehovah’s Witnesses are often close-minded to considering anything from someone outside of their organization, no matter how good the arguments may be. Prayer, patience, and a commitment to ongoing dialogue are essential when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness.
  • Lastly, and most importantly, remember, Jehovah’s Witnesses are lost souls. They are not the enemy. They are victims of the enemy.

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