Jehovah’s Witnesses and their commitment to the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society

Jehovah’s Witnesses are notoriously difficult to reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Much of this difficulty stems from how JWs are conditioned to accept the absolute authority of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Brooklyn, NY.

When the Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your front door, remember…

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Watchtower organization is the modern day prophet of God.
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses have accepted the Watchtower organization as the voice of God on earth.
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that to reject the Watchtower organization is to reject God.
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that only the Watchtower organization can interpret the Bible accurately.
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the Watchtower organization’s publications (The Watchtower, Awake, etc.) contain God’s truth revealed through the organization.

Because of the beliefs mentioned above, when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness one of the helpful goals is to get the JW to begin to question the authority of the Watchtower organization. In next week’s Fast Facts we will begin highlighting some of the ways in which we can do this.

For more information on witnessing to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, please check out the documentary DVD, Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Non-Profit Organization, available in our online store.