For the past several days we have been comparing and contrasting Biblical Christianity to that of Jehovah Witnesses. In this final post of the series, I want to give some tips for sharing the Gospel with Jehovah Witnesses.
One day I was working in the garage at a house we had rented when up drove a couple of nicely dressed people that I recognized immediately to be Jehovah's Witnesses. They got out of their car and one of them came up to me and handed me a piece of literature. On the brochure was an advertisement for a conference that contained this heading: "Come hear about how Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World." I politely told the person that their brochure conflicted with their theology. The Jehovah Witness was puzzled and asked how that could be.
So I took them to two passages of scripture, one of which is used by Jehovah Witnesses to show why they call themselves such and one which asserts the Deity of Jesus Christ:
1. Isaiah 43:10-11 “You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. 11 “I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me."
2. Share the truth in love. I think it is vital to follow John's prescribed pattern in 2 John of balancing out truth and love. I usually will give the Jehovah Witness 5 minutes, but with the condition that they will give me 5 minutes to share the Gospel.
My prayer is that this blog series has been used by God to shed light and to equip you for when you here that knock at your door.