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Here is the point where I learned a lesson I would like to share with you. They handed me their Bible with real small type and wanted me to show it to them. Here I am not remembering exactly where in Revelation it was at. For some reason I was thinking this verse was in Revelation 3 when actually it is in Revelation chapter 1. I was having trouble seeing such small type plus being in the wrong chapter I could not show them the verse although I quoted it word for word.
I think it would be wise to have a couple questions down to ask them the next time they come a knocking. One could go onto the internet and find some ministries who witness to Jehovah Witnesses and come up with some good questions which are challenging to their faith. The object is to plant a seed. We do not need to get into some big ole drawn out debate or anything, just be prepared to plant a seed. Of course it takes some prep work. One would want to spend some time mediating on the scripture and questions along with committing it all too memory. Of course, prayer is a must.
While I did not do the best of job witnessing to them, God can still use it because salvation is not dependant on me, but God. However that is not an excuse for not being prepared to “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NKJV)
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
(1 Peter 3:13-17 NKJV)
I have decided to do some study and become prepared for when Jehovah Witnesses come a knocking. I do not need to become another Dr. Walter Martin or any other expert on the topic, but just get equipped with a couple questions with the goal of planting a seed. I also want to keep my Bible handy at the door because I know I would have found the passage quickly and easily from my own Bible. Another benefit would be when someone else comes to my door trying to sell something; they might see it and it will open the door to another witnessing opportunity.
What about you, do you have any Jehovah Witness witnessing experiences?