Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses: Who is your mediator?

If you ask a Jehovah's Witness this they will say that Jesus is their mediator. They end their prayers with something like "in Jesus' name". They say this because if Jesus did not die a sacrificial death we would have no chance of praying to the Father God. But in fact, they have replaced Him as mediator. You can prove this to them using questions and quotes from their publications. Here is a section of my disassociation letter. When I realized that the Watchtower was taking the place of Mediator and Greater Moses I asked the Lord to save me. I hope this helps you in your attempt to plant seeds with JWs that you come in contact with.

"Likewise, the Greater Moses, Jesus Christ, is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is … to only 144,000 members" Worldwide Security under the Prince of Peace, p10 

Then who is my mediator?  Who is your mediator?  

“There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus
.” -
1 Timothy 2:5 “Christ is a mediator of a new covenant.” - Hebrews 9:15

Moses was the mediator of the Law covenant between Jehovah God and the nation of Israel. –Insight on the Scriptures under Mediator   

God’s prophet and channel of communication to the nation of Israel was Moses…  Later, the anointed faithful followers of Jesus Christ were to serve as a “faithful and discreet slave” in communicating to Jehovah’s people how to apply Bible principles in their lives. Watchtower 1993 2/1 p. 15

Moses helped the nation of Israel to keep the covenant and to receive its benefits…–Insight on the Scriptures under Mediator The “great crowd” of “other sheep” that is forming today come under benefits that flow from that new covenant … by associating with the “little flock” of those yet in that covenant. Watchtower 1979 4/1 “No one comes to the Father except through me.” —John 14:6

We have decided to accept Christ as our one and only mediator, as the scriptures state. Can you reconcile this with the doctrines of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

"The anointed and their other sheep companions recognize that by following the lead of the modern-day Governing Body, they are in fact following their Leader, Christ." (Watchtower, Sep. 15, 2010)

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Memorial of Christ's Death

When Jehovah's Witnesses invite you to their annual “memorial” or "commemoration of the Lord's death":

I would say, “Thanks very much. So if I come then, should I partake?”

1. “No, only a few do.” How do they know that they should partake? Romans 8:16 would be their answer. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. I would say, oh, so all Christians should partake then? Do you read the Bible in context? Yes, see Romans 8:9. Either you have the Spirit of God or you don't. You do not have the Spirit of God telling you to partake of these emblems as in Romans 8:16, so according to Romans 8:9 where does that leave you?  (You can stop here but have these in mind: 1 John 3:9, 10, a child of the devil; Matthew 13:36-43 a weed)“God does not adopt them as spiritual sons, as he does the 144,000.” —The Watchtower, February 1, 1998, p. 20

If you are not adopted, how can you be “led” by God’s Spirit?

“For all who are led by God’s spirit, these are God’s sons.”—Romans 8:14, NWT
2. “Only those that go to heaven partake. We have the hope of living on earth.” Oh, where does that hope come from? Psalm 37:29 The righteous themselves shall possess the earth and reside forever upon it. So God’s kingdom will be on earth as also in heaven? (The Lord's prayer)

1 John 2:29-3:1 says that everyone righteous is born again.So to enjoy this paradise earth, you must be righteous, or born again.

If you want to go on, ask them if they are wheat or weeds and then connect with Matthew 13:36-43. The Wheat are left in the kingdom of their Father,
John 3:3-7 says you must be born again to enter the kingdom. Are you born again? What does Romans 8:16-17 say is true of those who are born again?

Here are some more scriptures on these topics:

Galatians 3:28,29 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor freeman, there is neither male nor female; for YOU are all one [person] in union with Christ Jesus. 29 Moreover, if YOU belong to Christ, YOU are really Abraham’s seed, heirs with reference to a promise. (Remember if you don’t belong to Christ then where do you belong? Romans 8:8,9 says dead in the flesh.)

They believe that Abraham has the hope of living on a paradise earth, see the topics in this blog under heaven. Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

But those who are Born Again go to heaven and we know that God's purpose is for a paradise earth!

compare Revelation 19:1 with Revelation 7:9 the great crowd is in heaven. Then.... Revelation 21:1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

So the great crowd is in heaven and they come down out of heaven with the Lord. Heaven and earth are one and the same. A new heaven and a new earth!Who is purchased from every tribe and tongue and people and nation?

Revelation 5:9, 10 9And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 7:9 is the same song, Revelation 19:1 is the same group of people!

3. Those that partake gain immortality, but those who do not partake gain everlasting life and these are two separate things.

John 7:37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

Who does Jesus say gains immortality here?

You have the hope of everlasting life correct?

Then ask them to read John 6:68. Ask them, what words of Jesus were some of the disciples rejecting?

John 6:53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.

Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ? (have them read 1 John 5:1)

* 1 John 5:1 was the big awakening for me, be sure to have them read it. Notice also that Romans 8:9 not only says that we must have God’s Spirit, but it says that God’s Spirit and Christ’s Spirit are the same.

Side note: Ask them Christ’s second coming when is it? (They believe that his second coming or arrival, or presence was in 1914.)

1 Corinthians 11:25-26 “In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink it , in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.”

So why are you still holding this memorial observance? 

Please copy and paste, send in email, print and hand out... make it viral! Seriously, on any message board you could even ask if you should accept their invitation and the conversation could go from there.