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How to Witness to Jehovah's Witnesses

Remember not to argue over doctrine or Scripture. The only real issue is the authority of the Watchtower Society as God’s prophet and God’s organization on earth.

Step No. 1: Before you begin, ask them if they will promise not to lie to you. In Aid to Bible Understanding (p. 1060), they are told that they can lie to those “who do not deserve the truth.”

Step No. 2: Tell them that the historic documents and facts have the final say.

Step No. 3: Establish the following facts:

Fact No. 1: The Society has claimed to be God’s prophet (Watchtower, 4/1/72, pp. 197, 200, etc.).

Fact No. 2: The only way to prove it is to examine the record of the prophecies made by the Society (Watchtower, 4/1/72, p. 197).

Fact No. 3: Deut. 18:20-22 tells us that if someone gives a false prophecy, he is a false prophet (Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 1348).

Fact No. 4: The Society has used this method to refute other groups (Awake, 10/8/68, p. 23).

Step No. 4: Beware of the following tricks:

  1. “The Watchtower never claimed to be a prophet.”
  2. “OK. I admit that the Watchtower claimed to be a prophet and made some mistakes. But we all make mistakes.”
  3. “A false prophet is someone who does not admit his false prophecies.”
  4. “This is old light. Let us discuss new light, for the Bible says the light gets brighter and brighter.
  5. “I do not care about all this. It is not important. Let us study the Trinity.”

Be firm that the issue of the authority of the Watchtower must be resolved before going on to study what it teaches.

Step No. 5: Ask them what happened on the following dates, and then present the Watchtower documents. Be prepared for some Jehovah’s Witnesses to deny that the 

Watchtower ever said anything about these dates.

1799: The beginning of the time of the end.

1874: Christ’s invisible return to earth.

1878: Christ’s kingly office begins.
         The power of the Kingdom begins.
         God rejects all the churches.

1914: Armageddon (the end of the world).
         6,000 years since Adam completed.

1915: Armageddon.

1918: Armageddon and the destruction of the churches.

1925: Armageddon and the Resurrection.
         Beth Sarim built.

1931: Christ’s return switched form 1874 to 1914.

1975: Armageddon and the end of the world.
         6,000 years since Adam switched from 1914 to 1975.

1986: The time of peace and safety.


Since the Society claims to be God’s prophet, but its prophecies failed to happen; then the Society is a false prophet. Since the Society is a false prophet, it has no authority to speak for God—so, why follow it? Look to the Bible instead!


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