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Quick Tips: Witnessing to a Jehovahs Witness

By Jason Carlson and Ron Carlson

When teaching on the cults, rarely do we encounter someone who hasnt had a Jehovahs
Witness come knocking on their front door. The Jehovahs Witnesses are notorious for their
aggressive door-to-door evangelistic strategy. And while many people might view the
Jehovahs Witnesses at their door as an annoyance, they are literally a mission field at our
doorstep. Therefore, we try to encourage Christians to view their visits as an opportunity, an
opportunity to open their eyes to the truth and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them.

The next time the Jehovahs Witnesses comes to your front door, instead of simply turning
them away, why not spend five minutes and sow some simple seeds of truth into their lives?
You may not convert them to true Christianity right there at your doorstep, but you can give
them some important truths to consider, truths which may eventually bear genuine fruit of
repentance and conversion in their lives.

The basic error of the Jehovahs Witnesses is what we call a theology of denial. Jehovahs
Witnesses basically deny all of the central doctrines of the Christian faith; most significantly,
they deny the Deity of Jesus Christ. Jehovahs Witnesses wrongly believe that Jehovah alone
is God almighty, Jesus is only a god- a created being (actually the archangel Michael), and the
Holy Spirit is simply an active force. This is a far cry from the true biblical doctrines of the
Trinity and the Deity of Jesus Christ.

Now, if you only have five minutes to spend with a Jehovahs Witness, try walking them
through the following passages of scripture, passages that bear witness to the reality of the
Deity of Jesus Christ (and the beauty of sharing these passages is that you can even use the
Jehovahs Witness false version of the Bible, the New World Translation):

1) Begin by reading with the Jehovahs Witness from Revelation 1:8.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, Who is, and who was, and who is to
come, the Almighty.

After reading this verse together, ask them the following question, Who is the Alpha and the
Omega? They will respond by saying something like, Well, it says right there, the Alpha and
the Omega is the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation).

2) Next, ask them if they will read another passage of scripture with you, and read from
Revelation 22:13.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End

After reading this verse with them, ask them, Now, who exactly is the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last? And they will probably respond by saying something like, We just
saw who the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last is, he is the Lord God (or Jehovah
God in their translation).

3) Lastly, ask them if theyll look at one more passage with you, and read with them from
Revelation 1:17-18.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and
said: Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last (stop here and ask again, who is the First
and the Last?). I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever!

After reading this last passage of Scripture with them, ask the Jehovahs Witness, So, when
exactly did the Lord God (or Jehovah God in their translation) die? And most Jehovahs
Witnesses will just look at that passage in bewilderment, for you have just shown them
conclusively, even from their own translation, that Jesus is the Lord God (or Jehovah God). If
you want to demonstrate this reality even further, read with them from Revelation 22:13 & 16,
where the Alpha and the Omega says, I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony
for the churches.

This series of passages can be a powerful tool when witnessing to a Jehovahs Witness.
These passages demonstrate that Jesus Christ is the Lord God, or Jehovah God. Jesus Christ
is not simply a god, a created being; he is the eternal Lord God.

The next time the Jehovahs Witnesses come to your front door, instead of simply turning
them away, why not try sharing these three passages with them? God could use you to
powerfully impact the life of a Jehovahs Witness and it only takes five minutes!