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Why don’t Jehovah Witnesses believe that Jesus was God and the Word was God and the Word became flesh and lived among us? I have a few people coming to my house and I’m trying to uninvite them. We’re having that little conflict, and I’m trying to let them know that the Bible says that the Word was God and Word became flesh and lived among us.
Well, you’re absolutely right. John 1 tells us that. But it also says in 2
John 9, and you should read the Book of 2 John, which is a simple one-page
letter from John the apostle, and he said, “If anyone comes to your house with a
different message than the Gospel that we’ve preached to you, do not receive him
at all.” Don’t receive him. Don’t even give him a greeting in your home.
So, you just need to realize with Jehovah’s Witnesses and people like that,
you’re not going to be able to talk to them, you’re not going to be able to
convince them, so don’t even welcome them into your home. Don’t even answer the
door. Do not have conversations with them. That’s what the Bible says. If they
are a relative, you can talk to them about other things, but I would not let
them say a word about the Bible or about religion or about God at all. Because
the Bible forbids us to engage in conversations with people like that.
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How do I talk to someone who may be considering the Jehovah’s Witness faith? I don’t want to make it sound like it’s a bad thing because there are a lot of good people that I’ve met that are kindhearted but I just wanted to get your point of view on that.
I think that the best time to talk to somebody who is involved in the
Jehovah’s Witnesses is when they are considering it because that’s when they’re
the most open. Once they pull that trigger and get locked in to the Jehovah’s
Witness religion, then you might as well just forget it. You can pray for them,
but talking to them is of no use because they are schooled in argument, they are
schooled in debate. They thrive on arguing with you to get you to see their
point of view and they will not listen to anybody’s argument about anything
else. They’re brainwashed to think that way, to operate that way. So the best
time to reach them is before they’ve made that decision.
So if you can do that, you pull them aside and say, “Look, we’re sticking to the
Bible. The Bible is the Word of God. Jesus Christ is God. He is Lord. He is
king.” You see, they don’t believe He’s God. They believe He is “a” son of God,
but they don’t believe He’s the son of God, that He is the deity, that He is the
Godhead incarnate, Christ, God in the Flesh, Emmanuel, God With us. They don’t
believe that and so they deny the deity of Jesus Christ.
And you have to warn that person and say, “Look, this is not in accordance with
the Bible. And I highly admonish you to not get involved with the Jehovah’s
Witnesses because they do not stick to the Scripture and they do not stick to
the true authentic faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial and resurrection and
His deity, His Godhead, His being God.”
So you warn them, admonish them, pray for them and do whatever you can to get
them out of there if you can. By the way, use compassion. Walk in love. Don’t be
belligerent or mean-spirited, but be loving and you’ll be able to help that
person. I hope that you’re able to help that person because love never fails.
But we have to speak that truth in love and the truth is there are fundamental
differences between true Christianity and the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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I was approached by Jehovah’s Witnesses who were trying to convince me that Jesus was not God here on earth. I am looking for Scripture to point to the fact that Jesus is God and was God here on earth, in human and in flesh. I just need others besides John 1:1.
Colossians 2:9 is a Scripture that you should look up regarding the deity of
Jesus, that “In Him all of the deity of the godhead dwells in Jesus Christ
bodily.” But study Colossians 2 and you will find some encouragement there in
Also, with regard to Jehovah witnesses, we need to remember 2 John 10 says that,
“if anyone comes to you and brings not this doctrine of Jesus Christ as Lord
receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” We need to realize
that it is not our job to win Jehovah Witnesses to the Lord. The Bible says we
are not to receive those people into our lives because they disrupt. They want
to argue and fight and contend rather than really having a deep desire to know
spiritual truth. They are indoctrinated by religion, by a spiritual force.
It is a cult and the Bible says don’t even receive them into your house. That is
what I would encourage you to do. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be a good
example and share our faith with people in a non-threatening situation. But, we
shouldn’t bring those people into our lives or into our homes. As far as the
deity of Jesus Christ, Colossians 2 is your verse.