In recent times the outreach ‘strategy’’ of those who call themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses has broadened from being in the past mainly door-to-door outreach activity to now encompassing street/market-place outreach activity. Where we live in Ballynahinch there is a weekly market held in the town centre on a Thursday and Margaret shops in it most weeks. Recently she stopped at the portable stand erected and staffed most weeks by these so-called Jehovah’s Witnesses and took a copy of their AWAKE magazine (No.1 2016). She took it as she thought it might be of some interest and use to me and I’m glad she did because in it there is a very interesting item on pages 7-9.
The heading to the item is ‘What do you know about Jehovah’s Witnesses?’ and it goes on to add – ‘You see us in our public ministry. You may have read about us in news reports or heard things about us from others. But how much do you really know about Jehovah’s Witnesses?’ This portion is then followed by –
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Check each statement true of false.
They then make 8 statements and beside each statement are boxes for you to tick as being either TRUE or FALSE – rather like the graphic that now follows.
What I plan to do now is to include a table with three columns. In the left hand column will be each statement. In the middle column will be the official response from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In the right hand column will be my response and comments.
I hope this table will be useful should any true believers have to respond to or discuss the sorts of claims made by the Jehovah’s Witnesses for themselves in the magazine I have quoted from and even perhaps also in future publications. Quite simply Jehovah’s Witnesses are bearing ‘false witness’.
Cecil Andrews – ‘Take Heed’ Ministries – 21st April 2016