What a great month. I was able to help out a Christian struggling with questions to ask the Jehovah’s Witnesses who she is having a bible study with. The Lord gave us a few good questions that we thought would have a great impact on them. I have listed them in this report in case any of you want to use them. Perhaps some of the information here has gone unnoticed before. Here are the questions:
1. According to Jehovah’s Witness beliefs, everyone prior to the Holy Spirit being poured out has an “earthy hope”. In contrast, Hebrews 11:16 states that all the Old Testament Fathers looked to a heavenly home. Why the contradiction? Is the Bible lying or is it wrong? Please explain.
2.According to Revelation 5:3-6, “No one in Heaven or on earth or under the earth was worthy to open the scroll except Jesus.” If Jehovah and Jesus are separate then the text would imply that Jehovah wasn’t worthy to open the scroll. Please explain that?
3. In Zechariah 14:3-4, it says the Jehovah will stand on the Mount of Olives. In Acts 1:9 it says Jesus will come again to the place that He was taken up, which was the Mount of Olives. Why was the prophecy about Jehovah directly applied to Jesus?
4. Can you explain Hebrews 7:3 to me? Is the verse talking about Jesus? If so, how can you deny that He has existed forever?
5. In ISAIAH 9:6 Jesus is called the Mighty God. In Isaiah 10:21 Jehovah is called the Mighty God. Who is the Mighty God? Jehovah or Jesus?
6. According to Malachi 2:10 there is one God that made us. Was it the Mighty God? If so which one Jesus or Jehovah? If Jehovah through Jesus than according to your beliefs it would have been from the Almighty God through the Mighty God? So with that in mind, how could it say One God?
7. In Galatians 5:11 (NWT), what is the stumbling block of the torture stake? Can you please explain that to me?
We hoped that these questions would be a simple eye opener to those that were studying with the Christian but the response was not quite like that. Her bible study teacher said that they could no longer talk to her. I was shocked but then the Bible reassured me in 1 Corinthians 3:7 it reads: “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”
God provides the growth. We can only plant or water. I hope this encourages any who may be discouraged without seeing many results with the plated seeds. God will cause the seeds to grow in due season.
God Bless! Dan and Kaci