In Part 1 of Witnessing to the Witnesses we looked at a number of fairly broad topics relating to their beliefs, how, and why we as Christians should be witnessing to them whenever the opportunity presents itself. Now let’s dig into some more specific topics of ministry and doctrine.
JWs firmly believe that members of what they call “Christendom” (that means us “apostate Christians”) don’t proclaim the name of the one true God, Jehovah. They simply refuse to accept that Christians love, proclaim and worship YHWH, whose name we usually refer to as Yahweh, or Jehovah. Showing and explaining to them that they have been instructed incorrectly on this is very important because it is a core (and false) principle of their foundations. Though, don’t be surprised if they choose to ignore what you say because of their fierce allegiance to all that the Watchtower teaches them. Many of them actually think that the Watchtower knows what you believe better than you do. They’ve been told they’ve got some kind of edge on Christians because of their legalistic views on the issue. If your understanding of the tetragrammaton is limited I recommend doing a little study now. It’s an interesting study that will really help you in your discussions. It is one of the primary points that they try to use as “proof” that they are right and you are wrong. It is sad that many churches don’t teach more detail on this because it’s a fascinating and wonderful subject. Continue reading