Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty.
Helped me a lot in that it gives a biblical answer for ever scripture J.W's use. I was the pet target of my Aunt. She'd preach JW stuff every time I saw her. It's too bad I never knew when I was a kid, what to say. She is gone now it's way too late for her. I hope to see her son one daysoon.
I can recommend two things to you when discussing the gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses:
1. It was Jehovah Himself who descended and became incarnate. The human form which He took is the Son of God. The spirit which emanates from Him is the Holy Spirit. If you insist on a definition of a trinity of three persons, you will not get anywhere.
2. The origin of the angels: if you learn that all angels were once human, and that is why angels have a human form, you will immediately get through to Jehovah's witnesses. Because they think that Jesus was some sort of Angel created by God before all of creation. When people understand the true origin of angels, the entire theology of the Jehovah's witnesses falls apart.
The above two arguments are something most Christians will miss, and not use, because a) they follow the Nicene Creed of the fourth century, and b) most assume angels were somehow spontaneously created in heaven without having lived as a human.
I was once on a forum, arguing against the Nicene definition of the Trinity of the fourth century A.D., and naturally that attracted several Jehovah's Witnesses who then tried to "convert" me. One looked like a top level theologian in the JW hierarchy. And believe me, they were experts in scripture, and using passages to support their doctrine. I had never seen such a command of scripture, so for several days, it went back and forth, each of us using scripture to support our arguments.
So after this going back and forth, with no end in sight, I realized that their doctrine blinds them when discussing scripture. I decided to question the assumption everyone takes concerning the origin of the angels. And when I started to show them, that angels were probably not "spontaneously" created some time before creation, but once lived as human before they became an angel...then I started to break through. I think I made quite a few of them upset, because once the origin of the angels is known, their entire theology falls apart.
However, I think I may have taken things too far too quickly...because everyone holds the religion they grew up with as very dear to them, and everyone assumes that they know the truth and everyone else does not. When someone sees that the religion they grew up with is false, it can create a personal crisis with the person. So at that point I decided to withdraw from the argument, and let them think it over privately.
When arguing with the JW on their date setting they may tell you that God didn't destroy Assyria as He promise in the Book of Jonah (Jonah 3:4), but remind then that Jonah ran away from this assignment because he knew of God's forgiveness (Jonah 4:1-2). For Jeremiah tells us that if God announces judgment on a nation and they repent, that God will spare that nation (Jeremiah 18:7-8). So this does not violate the principle in Deuteronomy 18:22.
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