Must Preaching Be Done House to House?

Jehovah’s Witnesses often claim that they and they alone are the only ones doing Biblical evangelism because they are the only ones (they claim) who go “House to House.”  However, going “house to house” is not the same thing as going “door to door.” There are five scriptural references to going House to House and they are descriptive of one form of evangelism and are not prescriptive of the ONLY way evangelism is supposed to be done.  Jehovah’s Witnesses make a gratuitous assumption to use their door to door preaching work as a truth claim that they are the only “true religion.”

Note these references:


Isaiah 5:8: “Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.” (ESV)
Luke 10:7: “And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.” (ESV)
Acts 5:42: “And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.” (ESV)
Acts 20:20: “How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house,” (ESV)
1 Tim. 5:13: “Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.” (ESV)

Tract created by Edgar Havaich (Posted by Permission)

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