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Tough Meeting With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder

Our meeting started off with an apology. JW1 was not happy about how our last meeting went. He began by stating, “I know I cannot apologize for someone else, but I am sorry our meeting turned out the way it did last week.” He went on to say that what happened last week is not the way they are supposed to do things. He explained why he asked JW2 to come along at the last minute and said that he specifically told him not to be feisty. Do you know what JW2’s response was, “Then why did you ask me to come along?” At that point, it was too late because they were already in JW1’s vehicle on their way to our meeting. Like I said last week. The dude came in with an attitude to begin with.

Unfortunately, it had more of an effect on JW1 than I had anticipated. He wasn’t as patient as he usually is and interrupted me a number of times. I knew that I needed to take things very slow and low key or I was going to lose him. He wanted to launch into the Trinity again and this time he was trying to refute me and not understand me. He asked me how I define the Trinity and I gave a short definition I memorized from James White’s, The Forgotten Trinity. I highly recommend that book. (Check page two of our General Apologetics section in our web site store.) Read More …

Rude Dude With a ‘Tude- A Meeting With Two Jehovah’s Witnesses

I am so smart because you are stupid.

Arrogant. Presumptuous. Rude. Inconsiderate. I could go on, but you get the picture. My Jehovah’s Witness buddy brought another guy with him today. Last week he came alone which is sort of a no-no for Witnesses. I prayed that God would arrange it again for this week, but for some reason God said, “No.” I now know why.

Just about every time we have met with a Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon and they bring an unannounced friend, it tends to back fire on them. Some of the most impolite and condescending people I have met are JWs or Mormons brought into a conversation by someone I have been talking to previously. Such was the case today. Read More …

Watchtower Faith In Jeopardy

You’re kidding me…

The expression on my face had to look similar to the picture on the left. I couldn’t believe my new Jehovah’s Witness friend went in the direction he did in an attempt to prove his position. The following is about 10-15 minutes of our two hour discussion. We talked about a lot of things and he even opened up to me about a good deal of his personal history, but this part of the discussion really stood out to me. You will understand why after you read the following. Read More …

Follow Up On The Memorial- A Meeting With the Elders.

If you recall in my last post about the 2013 Memorial of Jehovah’s Witnesses, there was a man who introduced himself to me and offered to meet with me in order to answer any questions I had regarding the events of the night. I have met with him twice now, once last week and again today.

I promised to write up something about our meeting, but since I left him with a bunch of unanswered questions last week, I figured I would wait to report on our meeting until he had a chance to get back to me with some answers. That was supposed to happen today. It didn’t.

I met with my new JW friend at the same place and time, but this time he had another partner. Last week’s buddy was VERY new as a Jehovah’s Witness and contributed little to our discussion. This week’s new partner was a fellow elder. That is how I found out that JW1 was an elder also. I suspected that anyway.

I think the best way to sum up the important aspects of the two conversations is to describe some of my questions and the answers given in dialogue format. Obviously, I will not have all of the exact words used in our conversation, but I will do my best to give an accurate report on the two discussions. Read More …