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Debates with a Jehovah’s Witness.

Knock, Knock A Jehovah’s Witness by the name of TJ has been going “door to door” in cyberspace. Actually he’s been going “blog to blog” with his messages of Hath God really said?

I engaged him on one blog regarding the physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (which he denies occurred). If you’re interested in some good reading you can check out that interaction here. You can also find him spreading the poisonous doctrines of the Watchtower on the following topics as well:

Is the Watchtower Jesus Adequate?

Admitting Your Need of the Savior.

11 comments on “Debates with a Jehovah’s Witness.

  1. Pilgrim,

    After about 20 posts trying to get Jehovah’s Witnesses to have a conversation with me, TJ is the only one who has actually conversed with me. I’ve had bunches of them leave single comments, but it seems there must be some rule that they’re not supposed to check back. So, TJ seems to be the exception to the rule, and I’m grateful he took the time to talk to me. Unfortunately, I was unable to convince TJ that Moses was not a god, and he continues in his polytheism.

    Thanks,
    Bill

  2. I suppose all we can do is pray for TJ & ask God to reveal Himself to him. Sadly, TJ, like all Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons & indeed many Catholics, etc., are following a counterfeit Jesus.

  3. I’d be interested what those who know Watchtower theology think of my claim that they have a docetic Christ and neither a God nor man mediator –

    http://diacrino.blogspot.com/2008/03/docetism-and-mediation-of-christ.html

    And if you’d like to know what happens when YOU knock on a Watchtower door – try this:

    http://diacrino.blogspot.com/2007/10/tragic-irony-is-when-jw-shuts-door-in.html

    it would be funny if only eternal hell were not a reality.

  4. Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting my own post! :) I do enjoy conversing with bloggers of a wide diversity of beliefs from time to time, including the ones I’ve spoken with here.

    Take care guys,
    TJ

  5. Dear TJ:

    It certainly is unusual to debate with a JW. Usually we just get a drive-by comment like this one and this one and never hear from that particular JW again.

    Perhaps because they can’t defend their beliefs with people who actually know the Bible or perhaps it’s because they’re afraid someone from the Watchtower might see them on a blog like this and then they’d they’d face excommunication, either way, they do the Watchtower more harm than good.

    I really would like to see more discussions on the topic of Jehovah’s Witnesses (I posted plenty of topics on this blog), but they don’t seem to want to engage us or they’re afraid of being seen on an “apostate” blog.

    Thank you for your time, patience, and willingness to not just drop a comment and run, but to discuss the issues.

    Sincerely,
    – The Pilgrim

  6. Pilgrim,

    Just so you’re aware, I did have a new question for you over on the other blog.

    TJ

  7. Could someone here clear up something for me?
    I know several JW’s and I don’t recall any of them saying that Jesus was not resurrected or that Moses was any kind of God.
    What’s up?

  8. Dear Wordofme:

    I am not sure about the Moses-God thing, I don’t recall ever hearing that myself. However, denying the physical bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is in fact JW doctrine. You may have not heard them mention it, but if you ask them they will tell you.

    But be careful, you must understand that they will say they believe in the “resurrection” . . . they just define it in a way that conflicts with the Bible and 2,000 years of Christian history. They believe He is Micheal the archangel and that His resurrection was a spiritual one, not a physical one. You can see more of this debate on the issue of resurrection between TJ and myself here.

    I Hope this helps.

    Sincerely,
    – The Pilgrim

    P.S. Also check out the free downloadable cult flyer here.

  9. thewordofme,

    JW’s do believe that Jesus was resurrected, but they do not believe He had a body of flesh and bone. Rather they believe that He was raised with a “spirit body.” How a “spirit body” eats, is touchable, etc (John 20:27, Luke 24:39, John 21:11-14) is beyond me.

  10. Wordofme,

    TJ attempted to defend his polytheism by quoting Exodus 7:1. That is the first time I’ve ever seen a JW use that particular verse as a defense, but it fits with their M.O. of quoting verses like Psalm 82:6. I agree that it sounds preposterous.

    Thanks,
    Bill

  11. To TJ

    How would you defend your religions belief in the inerrancy of the Pentateuch?

    Bill I hope you don’t mind my asking this here. I’ve never ‘talked’ to a JW online before. If you do just delete this comment :-)

    Thanks
    twom

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