JW FAQ

How can I keep Jehovah’s Witnesses from coming to my door?

While it is not difficult to keep JWs from coming to your door, that is not our primary desire. We hope to equip Christians to so that they can engage JWs at the door and even conduct Bible studies with them. We realize that not everyone is prepared to talk to JWs, for one reason or another, and that they may just want to be left alone. Either that or you may wish to protect unsaved family, friends and neighbors from the advances of the JWs.

It is for these reasons that we have created our “No visits” stickers. These are small stickers that can be affixed to your door or near your doorbell. Once the JWs see the sticker, they should leave you alone. If you do not want to place a sticker near your door, just call the local Kingdom Hall and ask to have your address placed on the “Do not call” list. To purchase the “No visits” stickers, click here.

If there was one thing I could say to a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon to get them to come to Christ, what would it be?

The truth of the matter is that every person is at a different place in their life and there are no “silver bullet” answers or statements when it comes to evangelism. What God uses to reach one person may seem ridiculous to another. The best answer to this question is for the believer in Christ to listen to the Holy Spirit and say what he/she is lead to say.

If you are inexperienced with Jehovah’s Witnesses, the best thing to do is to share your testimony with them. Kindly explain what Jesus has done in your life, how you feel about knowing that you are forgiven and how that makes a difference in your life. Jehovah’s Witnesses serve their organization with the motivation of pleasing God so that they will be saved from imminent destruction. Patiently explain to them that you have a different motivation for serving Jesus. He has saved you from your sin and now you serve Him out of gratitude for what He has already done.

What books do you recommend for learning about Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses: Subject by Subject Compelling answers to numerous important subjects which are often brought up by JWs.

How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower This book changed the way we minister to Jehovah’s Witnesses. It will give you a greater understanding of how trapped JWs are within the Watchtower organization. Reed discusses how to avoid the pitfalls of witnessing the JWs and ways to get them to listen.

Index of Watchtower Errors 1879 to 1989 This book lists hundreds of false prophecies, doctrinal reversals and irrational statements made by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society. Listed both chronologically and by subject.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse Compelling Biblical answers to numerous verses which are often brought up by JWs.

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses When dialoging with a JW, it is extremely important to know where the JW is coming from and how they understand certain Bible passages. Rhodes does a good job of detailing certain key WT doctrines. He also gives numerous examples of how to witness to JWs in a very practical way.

When Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door, should I let them in?

Many Christians feel that if they let JWs in their house, they are in violation of 2 John 10-11 which reads, “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.” We have addressed this issue in our article titled, Does Scripture Instruct Us Not To Let Jehovah’s Witnesses And Mormons Into Our Homes?

Why do you hate Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Interestingly enough, this question does not usually come from Jehovah’s Witnesses, but from those who are sympathetic to them. Jehovah’s Witnesses, for the most part, are good, moral, law abiding people. Those who have relationships with JWs are often confused as to why we would focus our efforts on “destroying someone’s religion.”

What is misunderstood about our ministry is that we do not reach out to JWs because we hate them. We reach out to them because God has given us an incredible love for them and has guided us into this ministry. It is love that motivates us to warn JWs and others about how the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society negatively affects people. This religion is responsible for destroying the families of those who leave the religion and for numerous deaths due to forbidding blood transfusions to its adherents.

If this is not bad enough, the spiritual consequences are even worse. Jehovah’s Witnesses are taught that eternal punishment is nothing more than being extinguished. We do not enjoy the thought of Jehovah’s Witnesses waking up in eternity only to realize that they are sadly mistaken. If we hated Jehovah’s Witnesses, we would stand by and watch them walk towards hell unhindered.

Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Holidays?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are continuously bombarded with the idea that since many holidays have pagan origins, they must avoid the holiday for fear of angering God. What JWs do not take into consideration is that although something may have pagan origins, this does not mean that those who participate now are doing so for the same reasons that pagans did hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

Our family celebrates New Year’s Eve as a way for us to look forward to what God has for us to do and how we can give Him glory in the coming year. New Year’s is a wonderful time of the year to make a new start. Our celebration does not include alcoholic drinks at all. While the Watchtower does use Bible verses to support why they forbid holidays and other celebrations, the real reason they are not celebrated is because the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society dictates it. Every JW alive today knows that if the WT changed its view of holidays, the majority of JWs would be purchasing Christmas gifts for this year’s celebration.

Why don’t most Kingdom Halls have windows?

It is amazing how many people ask this question. Some people get the idea that it is because Jehovah’s Witnesses want to hide their activities. This is simply untrue. I once asked a JW elder why most KHs do not have windows and he said that it is for two reasons. First, windows are a weak point in any structure. They avoid windows for security reasons. It is much more difficult to break into a building that has no windows.

Second, a building without windows is much faster to construct. Jehovah’s Witnesses are famous for their “quick build” KHs. In order to show off their organizational skills, the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (WT) has exceptionally detailed procedures on how to build a KH in a weekend. The building is started on Friday and services are held Sunday evening in a completed building. Often times the WT uses a quick build campaign to generate a positive image to the community through media coverage of the campaign.

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