4 Things That the Jehovah’s Witnesses Get Wrong About Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

I have been interested in the Jehovah’s Witnesses for a long time. They have a lot of unique beliefs. But as I argue in my book, The Watchtower and the Word, we should focus our […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Why Bother?

Apologetics and Theology

I have been doing a series on Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses. But it is a fair question to ask why I would bother. Growing up, my dad would make us pretend that we weren’t home […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part Six

Apologetics and Theology

I had another conversation with some Jehovah’s Witnesses, once again concerning the kingdom of God. I do consider the kingdom of God to be an essential topic (unlike attitudes toward birthdays or the shape of […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part Five

Apologetics and Theology

I once more had a conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness (and a new partner) focused largely (but not completely) on the kingdom of God. After numerous conversations on the kingdom of God, it is clear […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part Four

Apologetics and Theology

It has been quite a few weeks, but I finally had another opportunity to visit with a pair of Jehovah’s witnesses again. Once again, our conversation revolved around the nature of the kingdom of God. […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part Three

Apologetics and Theology

This morning I had my third meeting with some Jehovah’s Witnesses. It has been the same lead person each of the three visits, but a different helper each time. I had mentioned last time that […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part Two B

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The first part of our conversation was about the Tetragrammaton in the New Testament. While there is some rhetorical effect here, it is not an essential goal for my conversation with Jehovah’s Witnesses. That is […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part Two A

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Today I had my second conversation with a pair of Jehovah’s Witnesses who came to my house. The one change was that the senior witness didn’t bring his assistant but instead brought his wife. At […]

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Conversations With Jehovah’s Witnesses – Part One

Jehovah's Witnesses

I have started meeting with some Jehovah’s Witnesses. My plan is to share how our conversations go after each meeting. Today we talked about two topics. Much of our conversation was about the kingdom of […]

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses Take on the Jesus Myth

Jesus Myth

Since I have written a book on the Jehovah’s Witnesses and a book on the Jesus Myth, I was quite interested when some ladies came to my door and gave me the latest issue of […]

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6 Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovahs Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses are often eager to talk about religion. This means that there are plenty of opportunities to share your faith with them. However, just talking religion will not have much of an effect. You […]

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The Sects Talk

I recently led a workshop at my church, Queen Street Baptist Church, on “Sects Education.” We looked at groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Christian Science and so on. I recorded the talk and […]

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7 Things You Should Know About the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Apologetics and Theology

You have probably have had Jehovah’s Witnesses knocking at your door at some point. But do you know what they believe? There is a lot that can be said about the Jehovah‘s Witnesses, but here […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 19

Talk to a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon What do you do when a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon comes to your door? Do you pretend you are not home? Do you try to scare them off […]

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What People Are Saying About the Watchtower and the Word

Apologetics and Theology

A few years back I wrote a book called the Watchtower and the Word. It started out as a response to the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ book, What Does the Bible Really Teach? However, it grew into […]

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Proselytization and Children

Apologetics and Theology

I was shocked to hear that this past week, a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses were stationed at one of the exits from our children’s schoolyard. They were giving away copies of their book, What Does […]

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Is it Possible That Jesus is the Archangel Michael?

Apologetics and Theology

  I address this same question in my book, The Watchtower and the Word. Paperback (USA) Kindle (USA) Paperback (Canada) Kindle (Canada)

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Did Jesus Die on a Cross or a Stake?

Apologetics and Theology

The shape of things The death of Jesus is one of the most important events (along side the resurrection) for all those who consider themselves followers of Jesus. But what was the shape of the […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses: No Part of This World

I thought this was a pretty decent video about the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is by Reveal reporter Trey Bundy. You may discover some things that you never knew before.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and Samaritan Issues

In a previous post, I looked at how the Jehovah’s Witnesses get some things right. That is the first section of my book, The Watchtower and the Word. The second section of my book deals […]

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses Get Some Things Right

In my book on Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Watchtower and the Word, I divide the book into three sections. The first section is on what they get right. Some people don’t like that at all. It would […]

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Leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Apologetics and Theology

I got to know Chris Stire a few years ago when I was teaching with the Lay Pastors Training Program. At that time, he mentioned to me that he had been a Jehovah’s Witness. That […]

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Why Did I Write the Watchtower and the Word?

Apologetics and Theology

Last year I published a book called The Watchtower and the Word, both in print and Kindle. It would be fair to ask about my reasons for writing such a book. I will say that […]

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Suppressing the Laughter: Being Respectful But Honest

Apologetics and Theology

I have been teaching a class on sects at a local church. Over the past two weeks I have taught on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It has […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read the Watchtower and the Word

I am very happy with my new book, The Watchtower and the Word. I think you should purchase a copy (or three) and not just for me to make some money. Here are ten reasons […]

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When the Jehovah’s Witnesses are Right

I had some nice Jehovah’s Witnesses come to the door the other day. I have noticed that they are not near as pushy as they used to be and are quite pleasant. They handed me […]

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God or a god?

Apologetics and Theology

One of the controversial passages when talking to Jehovah’s Witnesses is John 1:1.  Most Bibles translate it something like: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was […]

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Blasphemy Against the Spirit and Personhood

What is the Holy Spirit?  Is it, as Jehovah’s Witnesses claim, just the power of God, or is the Spirit a divine person within the Godhead?  Here is a verse to take into account: “And […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Holy Spirit

Jehovah's Witnesses

In the Oct. 1 2010 issue of the Watchtower there is an article entitled “What is the Holy Spirit?”  One of the main purposes of this article is to demonstrate that the Spirit is not […]

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Praying to Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

Should we pray to Jesus or should we only pray to the Father?  Certain groups, including Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that we should pray to God in the name of Jesus but should never pray to […]

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Was Jesus Really Crucified?

There is an article on the CNN Belief blog calling into question whether or not Jesus was really crucified.  You can read the post here.  What is different about this is that the scholar identifies […]

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Is Jesus God?

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Introduction Growing up, I heard a lot about Jesus. I read the stories and learned the parables. But my knowledge of the nature of Jesus was deficient at best. I had heard of the Trinity […]

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Is Jesus the Archangel Michael?

One of the distinctives of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is their belief that Jesus is not God but is rather the archangel Michael.  They derive this from the following passage. “For the Lord himself, with a […]

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Why the Trinity Makes Sense

Groups such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses sometimes point out that the Trinity is never mentioned in the Bible and yet traditional Christianity uses the Trinity as one of its major tests of orthodoxy.  Could the […]

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The Bible and Pagan Holidays

The subject of holidays with pagan origins came up recently in our discussion on Jehovah’s Witnesses.  I mentioned that I consider this a “Samaritan” issue, that is a nonessential.  However, I would like to pursue […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and What the Bible Really Teaches

Recently two pleasant ladies came to our door.  They were Jehovah’s Witnesses.  I immediately I told them I was a pastor so as not to pretend that I was ignorant of the Bible and then […]

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