How to Deal with Jehovah’s Witnesses

It is not really so complicated as many make it out to be to deal successfully with Jehovah’s Witnesses. It’s actually rather simple. Jehovah’s will always talk to you about a thousand and one really irrelevant side issues, if you allow them to. Don’t get sidetracked! You always have to bring them back to the center. And the center is Christ! They do not believe in the Trinity – they do not believe that Christ is divine and shares that divinity with the Father – much like a king and his son, a prince, who is not the same person but who bóth have royal blood. They believe that He is a created being, much like an archangel. They “know” Jehovah, they “know” the Bible, but they do nót know Christ – lead them to Christ! They are nót born again. Sidestep and skip the other issues. They believe that when they die they will one day be in God’s kingdom on earth because they follow His commandments, that is, because of their works really and not because of Christ’s atoning work on the cross only. So, If you were to ask them were they would go if they were to die right now and why, they will give you a vague, works related answer. They do not understand the heart of the Gospel – Christ and His sacrifice on the cross for them.

Christianity is about Jésus, the New Testament is about Jésus, the Church is about Jésus – and not about Jehovah! To be a Christian is to have a personal relationship with the living Christ. It is to open your heart to Christ and accept and receive Him as your Lord and Savior. They do not believe that Christ can live in them, because then He has to be divine – in order to live in all His followers at the same time. But our life as Christians is ín Christ – in union with Christ. It is the heart of our spirituality (Col 1:26-27). They are Jehovah’s but not really Christians! They are not bad people – they are actually good people, very religious, devoted, and have good morals, but do not really knów Christ as their Savior. Don’t complicate the issue and get caught up in irrelevancies. Love them, respect them, keep to the heart of the issue and you will succeed!

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