Isaiah 42:6 I the LORD have called thee
[Jesus] in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light
of the Gentiles; 42:7 To
open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison,
and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
[The purpose of this document is three-fold. To serve as (1) a quick reference for soulwinners who have Jehovah's Witnesses coming to their door (2) a short primer for those unfamiliar with the beliefs of JWs (see our Cults page for more tenets) (3) a tract to give JWs to look at on their own--but don't be surprised if they refuse to take it... I wrote this treatise after the Lord rebuked me for not answering the door when some JWs came by this month (Sept 2000). I've printed this out and put it near the front door so that when they come I'm ready--I'll have my Bible in hand too. It is written from the soulwinner to the JW.]
Friend, the devil is a great deceiver who desires the worship that belongs to God alone. He delights in drawing people into false doctrine. The people think they are serving God but they are serving the devil. As you knock on these doors you are serving the devil by peddling false doctrine. As I recall the Watchtower does not permit you to read non-Watchtower materials but I will still offer to let you have this piece of paper in my hand. If you want to know the truth, you can always come back and knock on this door outside of Watchtower time.
I believe in the God of the Bible. To be specific, the God of the King James 1611 Bible. I believe in the Jesus of the King James 1611 Bible. My doctrine and belief is based on the King James 1611 Bible, not the NWT, NIV, NASB or other of the host of fake/counterfeit Bibles. The King James Bible shows your JW beliefs to be contrary to the word of God and blasphemous. You are preaching a false gospel.
Are your sins forgiven? Do you know without a doubt you will live with God forever? Then why are you following the Watchtower when they give you no assurance of salvation? They keep driving you on like slaves to do their bidding. They try to regulate every aspect of your life even down to what you can and cannot read. Jesus Christ said in John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. The Watchtower wants to destroy you. Jesus wants to save you. You don't have to walk around not knowing if you will live with Jesus forever. John said, I John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And in I John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Oh, hallelujah, know Him for yourself in His fullness and stop running around as slaves to the devil. Jesus died for your sins and then He rose from the dead. Repent of your sins, believe on the blood, walk with Jesus. Get a real Bible and understand what it means to walk with the Lord, not the Watchtower. The Bible teaches, Christ IN YOU, the hope of glory. Jesus living inside your soul NOT in the Watchtower organization barking out commands.
Do you believe that the Watchtower is God's visible organization on this earth? But the Watchtower is observable to human eyeballs and Jesus says the kingdom of God don't come from a visible source. Luke 17:20-21, And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Do you believe Jesus is God or do you believe He is a created being? My King James 1611 says that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. And my King James 1611 says, John 1:1, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. In another place, Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. In a place of prophesy, Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Do you believe in the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost constitute one God in three Persons? My King James 1611 says, I John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. Colossians 2:9 For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Your organization teaches that the Holy Ghost is not a person of the Godhead, but the Bible says He speaks and directs and teaches. For example, The Holy Ghost SAID in Acts 13:2, ..."Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them."
Do you believe that man must work to be part of God's new system of things? The Bible says that your measly righteousnesses are as filthy rags--because the things you do are are contradictory to his word. Some people asked Jesus what they had to do to work the works of God. John 6:28-29 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Friend, you do not believe on Him that God hath sent. You believe in a Satanic fabrication. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is NOT the archangel Michael and He is not a created being. He did the creating. You do not have the Son and therefore you do not have life but the wrath of God is abiding on top of your head because you have rejected the truth. You've decided to believe the lies of Charles Taze Russell. JWs were once called Russellites and though your name has changed you are still Russellites. You are a disciple of Charles Taze Russell. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Do you believe that the wicked are annihilated? The Bible says just the opposite.
1. Because Jesus Christ rose from the dead, EVERY PERSON will rise from the dead.
Adam's sin put you in the grave, Christ's sinlessness took you out of it.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22, For since by man came death, by man came also resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive.
2. Every person will rise again and go to one of two places. Eternity only has two addresses--life (heaven) and damnation (lake of fire). Wherever you end up, you will live forever. This fact is found in both the Old and New Testaments.
John 5:28-29, Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the RESURRECTION OF LIFE; and they that have done evil, unto the RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION.
Daniel 12:2, And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Matthew 25:46, And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
3. At the final judgment, ALL men will be judged.
Matthew 25:32, And before him shall be gathered ALL nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.
4. It doesn't matter where your remains are, God will put you back together. It ain't hard for Him. The Judgment is the one appointment that you won't miss--even if you want to.
Revelation 20:12-15, And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Do you believe in a literal hell? The King James Bible preaches just the opposite. Hell is real and so is the lake of fire.
Regardless of whether you believe it or not, hell exists and the Bible says that it is never full. I've heard folks say that hell is not mentioned in the Bible or that hell is just the grave. Well, let's take a look at what the Bible says. Here are a few scriptures that deal with hell and the lake of fire (at the final judgment, hell, death and those not written in the book of life will be cast into the lake fire):
Matthew 25:41 (Jesus speaking to people at final judgment), ...Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
Revelation 14:11, And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night...
Revelation 20:12, 15, And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life...And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Matthew 10:28, And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 12:5, But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which AFTER he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Matthew 18:8, 9 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Matthew 25:46, And these shall go away into EVERLASTING punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
II Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with EVERLASTING destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
Isaiah 66:24, And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be abhorring unto all flesh.
Mark 9:44 (speaking of hell), Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Jude 7, Sodom and Gomorrha...are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Matthew 22:13, ...Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:41-42, The Son of man (Jesus) shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Revelation 21:8, But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Psalm 9:17, The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Isaiah 14:99-11, 15 (referring to Lucifer), Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee...all they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee...thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Daniel 12:2, And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and EVERLASTING contempt.
The following is a true story as told by the Lord Jesus in Luke 16:19-31:
19. There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28. For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Sinner, you will either TURN from your sins to Jesus or you will BURN for your sins. If you reject the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be tormented in the flames forever without a single, solitary hope. The biggest fool in the world chooses hell. No need to argue with me about this. God said hell is real, your argument is with Him and you won't win that one. You have been warned. Repent or perish.
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