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Old 4th May 2006, 10:04 AM
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How To Deal With Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons

I find these pages to be very useful in dealing with the two groups!

What Jehovah's Witnesses Believe

Five Don'ts for Dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses

WHO ARE THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES?

The Witnesses: Masters of Misquotation

Distinctive Beliefs of the Mormon Church

The Gods of the Mormon Church

Mormon Stumpers

Mormonism's Baptism for the Dead

Problems with the Book of Mormon

There are many more articles on these two false religions at Catholic Answers! Just search for them. Oh and don't dismiss these articles just because they come from a Catholic site. Many if not all of these articles should be perfectly acceptable from the Protestant point of view as well.
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Right now I am on the Jehovah's Witness blacklist again. It is so funny when my adult kids see them coming, they hide and yell for me. I have found that if I turn them away, they come back next month. If I talk to them without knowledge, they come back more often. If I talk with them and know what I am talking about, it is often just about a year before they return to my door.

As for Mormon's I normally just turn them away politely. However, I am related to some. Rather than push anything, I like to just let it flow naturally. For example with this relative staying with me for the past few weeks, she has seen family like never before. She has asked questions and was surprised to hear that some of the "facts" that she has been told are not true, including the methods of translating different Bible versions. I did not tell her they were untrue, I just told her about the Bible scholar that visited our church and facts that he shared about the early printings of the Bible in German and English. I don't think I changed her views, but I added some doubt.
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Whatever you do, dont just slam the door in their faces - it just makes them more resolved in their belief that THEY are the true Christians....
Witness to them - I used to be a Jehovah's Witness, a Christian witnessed to me while i was at her door - and about a year or so later I and my family decided to find truth (if what she was saying was true) and were all saved and became Christians not long after, all because a Christian took the time and witnessed to me.
I thank God for her and Christians like her....be blessed and bless others with the truth of the gospel.
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Originally Posted by PaladinDoodler
I find these pages to be very useful in dealing with the two groups!

What Jehovah's Witnesses Believe

Five Don'ts for Dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses

WHO ARE THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES?

The Witnesses: Masters of Misquotation

Distinctive Beliefs of the Mormon Church

The Gods of the Mormon Church

Mormon Stumpers

Mormonism's Baptism for the Dead

Problems with the Book of Mormon

There are many more articles on these two false religions at Catholic Answers! Just search for them. Oh and don't dismiss these articles just because they come from a Catholic site. Many if not all of these articles should be perfectly acceptable from the Protestant point of view as well.
From my own experences, I found that arguing with various decieved members of non christian religions NEVER works, you can not argue them out of their faith as they can argue them out of yours.

I believe that it was Francis of Assisi who said words to the effect of " Preach the gospel 24/7, then if that dont work, open your mouth"

Show them Christ in you, Love on them, Stand in the Gap for them, Interceede for them. Yes it is important to know the many lies, manipulations and misrepresentations of the Gospel that these various groups spread, but remember that they have been decieved into believeng this stuff. The most effective "counter cult evangalism" is by prayer and intercession

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www.evidencebible.com has alot of good points on what to say to mormons and JW etc.
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Am i missing something here? People on this forum can openly state that Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are false cults (which of course, they are because of teachings that contradict scripture) but if someone says anything against Catholocism (which also has many teachings that are not in scripture) they are awful fundamentalists. Something wrong with this picture.

And for those select few that may believe I'm talking about minor doctrines such as tongues, or prosperity, or healing or whatever; I am not. I am talking about idolatry, salvation by works, etc.

So please explain it to me...
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Originally Posted by wcwred
Am i missing something here? People on this forum can openly state that Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are false cults (which of course, they are because of teachings that contradict scripture) but if someone says anything against Catholocism (which also has many teachings that are not in scripture) they are awful fundamentalists. Something wrong with this picture.

And for those select few that may believe I'm talking about minor doctrines such as tongues, or prosperity, or healing or whatever; I am not. I am talking about idolatry, salvation by works, etc.

So please explain it to me...
I would ask that you read Christian Forums FAQ which explain for purposes of this Forum what is considered to be Christian. Catholics profess belief in the Nicene Creed which is quoted in Forum Rules. If you have questions about the beliefs of the Catholic Faith, you may wish to read the posts in One Bread, One Body, but posting in that forum is reserved for Catholics or those who wish to learn about the Catholic Faith, but not debate its tenets. This particular forum is not for the purpose of debating the beliefs of other Christians, however I will tell you that Catholics do not practice idolatry and specifics of their Faith are not open for debate on this forum. There are many Christian religions whose belief structure embrace salvation through faith by works. Again, please refer to the Nicene Creed for the Forum's position regarding Christianity.
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wow it wasnt till i read this thread that i noticed thats it been a VERY LONG time since a Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormon has come to my door.when my mom is around she basically tells them "get away you little evil things!" which i wouldnt do but when i answer the door they ask for someone 18 or over and since im not they just give me a little track to give to parents. i admire them i just whish that more churches would start doing this
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Originally Posted by valentine
I would ask that you read Christian Forums FAQ which explain for purposes of this Forum what is considered to be Christian. Catholics profess belief in the Nicene Creed which is quoted in Forum Rules. If you have questions about the beliefs of the Catholic Faith, you may wish to read the posts in One Bread, One Body, but posting in that forum is reserved for Catholics or those who wish to learn about the Catholic Faith, but not debate its tenets. This particular forum is not for the purpose of debating the beliefs of other Christians, however I will tell you that Catholics do not practice idolatry and specifics of their Faith are not open for debate on this forum. There are many Christian religions whose belief structure embrace salvation through faith by works. Again, please refer to the Nicene Creed for the Forum's position regarding Christianity.
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