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Do's and Don'ts When Witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses

1. Do challenge the authority of the governing body.

Their entire faith in the Watchtower is built around the belief that the Governing Body has authority here on earth. Doubting the authority of the Governing Body leads to doubt in everything else.

2. Do ask questions.

Not only is this a great way to help them to think for themselves, they have to think about how to answer your questions. The right questions will be remembered.

3. Do get their information.

Try to get their information so you can continue witnessing to them. Continue the conversations as long as they tolerate it.


4. Do ask what questions they have for you.

This gives you the opportunity to find out what prevents them from becoming a Christian. Encourage them to email you their questions.

5. Do depend on the Holy Spirit.

Evidence alone will not convince them. It is up to the Holy Spirit to open their hearts to the evidence that is given. As a result, prayer is a must.

6. Do NOT be confrontational.

It’s important to have a loving and humble approach when whenever you challenge their beliefs.


7. Do NOT go over your own beliefs.

When they find out what you believe, they will spend the rest of their time attacking your beliefs. This takes away your chance to challenge theirs.

8. Do NOT give them Christian literature.

They are not allowed to read anti-Watchtower literature and 9 out of 10 will likely not read it. Instead, it is up to you to take the time to witness to them.

9. Do NOT pretend to be interested in becoming a Jehovah’s Witness.

If they find out you weren’t really interested, it will make them think what you believe are also lies and will take this as a confirmation that they are in the truth.

10. Do NOT ask if you can pray for them.

Witnesses believe that every religion besides the Watchtower is run by Satan. Some witnesses will even run away if you start praying for them. It is better you do this privately after they leave.

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