How to Respond to the Jehovah’s Witness’ Publication “What Does the Bible Really Teach?” — Part Five
Chapter Five The Ransom—God’s Great Gift
by Wilbur Lingle
People need to be aware that the Watchtower Society uses the same Biblical words and expressions in its publications as evangelical Christians do, but with entirely different meanings. Otherwise, people might come to the conclusion after reading this chapter that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are just another branch of Christianity. But this is not the case. The Society couches its true teachings in a very obscure manner on purpose? in order to deceive. You cannot truly understand what is written in this chapter of their book if you take it at face value. You need to understand what this deceitful book is really saying.
Is This What God Purposed?
You are going to need a lot of patience whenever you witness to a Jehovah’s Witness. Whenever you ask one of them a question, he will give a lot of explanations–as if you do not know anything about the Bible–and this will take a long time.
It can be tiring to have to listen so much, but it is important to listen well, because Jehovah’s Witnesses will very often contradict themselves and you can point this out later to your advantage.
Also, when you ask a question for which they don’t know the answer, they will often begin a long explanation about another subject. When this happens, remember your question. When they get finished with this long explanation about something you are not talking about, go back to the original question and ask it again. Do not pick up on something you are not discussing and go “chasing rabbits.”
Remember that you are not only dealing with a Jehovah’s Witness but the Lord will be dealing with you, and He is able to teach you many things. You are going to need patience—to be long-suffering, kind, gentle, loving–and should spend a lot of time in prayer.
For more than 30 years First & Last Ministries has been working in the UK, to equip and encourage Christians, to reach out to individuals trapped by the Watchtower Society and help lead them to a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
One such tract that helped release my family from the JWs was this one by the late David Rushworth-Smith who was our pastor for a number of years in Wood Green, north London.
The tract gives Jehovah’s Witnesses a number of reasons why the person handing it to them cannot become a member of their religion. It covers a number of topics including the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the second coming and gives many scriptural references.
For many years this valuable tract has been out of print and unavailable, but now I am delighted to let you know that we have obtained permission, from David’s widow Doreen, to reprint this very powerful piece of literature.
It is our prayer at First & Last Ministries that you will find it useful in your work to reach out to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
You can order copies by visiting our Tracts and Literature page here.