Answering Jehovah's Witnesses: Subject by Subject

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This topic-by-topic, A to Z guidebook tells you what Jehovah's Witnesses teach--and how to answer when they come knocking on your door.

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Overview

This topic-by-topic, A to Z guidebook tells you what Jehovah's Witnesses teach--and how to answer when they come knocking on your door.

Subjects include

apostates blood transfusions being born again the cross the deity of Christ disfellowshiping God grace heaven justification marriage the New Covenant salvation spiritism taxes vaccinations and more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801053177
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 800,294
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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David A. Reed is president of Gospel Truth Ministries, which helps Christians understand cults. His books included Index of Watchtower Errors and How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2003

    And David's Intentions Are....?

    I have to admit, David Reed really knows how to make the Watchtower appear like an evil organization headed by confused, insane, dictators. The book basically comes off as a type of handguide to expose the hidden truth and to ultimately help Jehovah's Witnesses see the truth. Almost as if they need to be eradicated off of this Earth, or maybe just 'deprogrammed'. Then he sets up a plan for readers of his book to follow. First, make sure that the 'faithful and discreet slave' and the 'Channel of Communication' beliefs are skaken. And to shake these beliefs, make sure that JWs are aware of the 'failed prophecies' and the doctrine changes made through this 'Channel of Communication'. After a JW can see this, than bust in with the trinity beliefs and the hellfire beliefs ultimately converting the 'programmed' JW into the truth. HMMM. Now like I said, anyone who is not a JW is probably going to be persuaded into believing that the organization is just a fraud. In fact, a fraud that the Bible warns us against. But anyone who is a Jehovah's Witness will not believe this crock for a second. First of all, David Reed is completely bias against the Jehovah's Witnesses 'sect' or 'cult' (titles he uses frequently throughout). Maybe the title 'religion' would be nice once and a while. So the question one asks, 'Why is the guy against every single little thing that the JWs preach?' Seriously, he's against everything from A to Z. But most of these arguments are actually pretty shallow. For instance, in the 'House to House Preaching' segment, he quotes a scripture that claims that Jesus actually forbid his disciples to go house to house, something that Jehovah's Witnesses are known for world-wide. Now when one reads just Luke 10:7 by itself , sure it appears to be conveying that kind of order set by Jesus to his disciples. But David Reed is a hypocrite. He says that the Watchtower takes things out of context to to 'fit' their beliefs (which is untrue by the way, there's no evidence to back it up). Well he did this very same thing. As you read that whole chapter in Luke, you can see that the disciples are actually getting many kinds orders from Jesus about succesfully executing the PREACHING WORK to people across the land. In those days, the disciples didn't live in one house, go door to door for the day, than come back to their house. No, they went into a completely different city and had to live there for the time being with someone who was generous enough to let them stay. Jesus wasn't telling his disciples not to go house to house to preach the Good Word, he was telling them not to move house to house as for as living conditions went expecting to get food and drink from everybody. And nowadays, how else are Jehovah's Witnesses suppose to try and follow the Great Commision set forth by Jesus Christ. It's only natural that the Witnesses try to reach people at their own domain by actually meeting them in person. Not just by letters, or a phone call. And the Witnesses can't just get on top of a mountain and expect people to flock to them to hear the good word. No, their doing just as Jesus commanded them to do. And the Witnesses don't just go 'house to house'. The Witnesses also preach at gas stations, some go to prisons, and other places as such. But the point that I'm trying to make is that while David Reed is trying to expose the Witnesses, it seems as if he's trying a little too hard. If Mr. Reed was publishing stuff like this while still one of Jehovah's Witnesses, then no wonder he become expulsed. And his shallow arguments are used all throughout his book. I find a nifty pattern always as I read anti-Jehovah Witness material. It's always the same discredit of the brainwashing attempts of the Watchtower so as to make a JW's confidence in it become shaken. The same failed prophecies routine and the same doctrine flip-flop routine. Frankly, the monotonous of it all really gets to be a bore. Occasionaly,

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Njkjhg

    We are not weird. Cristmas doesn't make any sence first off Jesus was not born on that day i know this because in the bible it says the sheperds were in their feilds with there flock on the night he was born. shepereds wouldnt be in the feilds in december. Second it never says to celabrate jesus birthday in says to remember his DEATH. Third why would everybody else get present on Jesus birthday? No answer... suprize suprize. Forthly how does some big fat man in a red suit fit in with Jesus? And if you read the bible the reason they sent those men to see Jesus on the night of his birth is to kill him. The star that led him their had to be satan becaus satan the devil wanted Jesus dead too. So next time you put a star on top of that tree remember what the star really was ...THE DEVIL!!!!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2001

    An Excellent Book

    This book is a must for both Jehovah's Witnesses and those interested in the Jehovah's Witnesses. Reed covers the Watchtower doctrine by specific subject in alphabetical order somewhat like the old Watchtower book 'Make Sure of All Things.' Topics covered include the Great Pyramid of Gizeh and how important this 'Bible in Stone' was in the development of Watchtower chronology, the Pleiades star group (which the Watchtower used to teach was Jehovah's heavenly home), the old Watchtower teaching on race (they were once racist to the extreme, and this was an eye opener for me) and the Adventist origins of the Watchtower. The Watchtower stresses that Witnesses should be prepared in the Witness work, and to do this a witness must know the arguments of opposers. This book is an excellent source to prepare for witnessing as many of these arguments the average Witness will hear in the witness work. Some Jehovah's Witnesses argue that they should not read critical works, yet witnesses encounter critical ideas everyday in the field service. To be consistent they should not listen to criticism in the field work either. If they don't, then how can they answer the householder's questions? The answer is, they cannot. Consequently, this book is a must for every Witness.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    The truth is very painful to many people

    This book is excellent at revealing the Watchtower orginization for what it really is. There are a lot of nice, decent people out there who are being deceived by this organization. What's frightening is that they are so subtle with their legalism, manipulation, and false doctrine that the casual observer might not be able to see the truth.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2003

    The Truth, and nothing but the Truth

    David Reed has definitely revealed the 'truth' about the Jehovah's Witnesses cult. The JW's insist on everyone using only their JW's Bibles, and it must be the 'Interlinear' JW Bible to be precise. The JW's do have trouble talking about the Trinity with you though, unless they are well versed enough to try to prove to you that Jesus is not God. They do not have enough evidence to try to prove that to you and avoid the subject if at all possible. I am related to a JW, and it is going to take lots of work to bring him back to the TRUTH. The JW's do bring new members into their organization when that new member is very 'weak' in their past relationship with the Lord and has been 'lost' due to so much adversity and don't know where to turn. This is the opportune time for the JW's to use bait and real the weak person in. David Reed has given me the tools to confront with confidence of my relative and bring him back home. This book is a must read, along with his book Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse. Please don't hesitate to read it if you are a Jehovah's Witness either, even if you are strong in that faith. You won't regret finding out the truth.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2001

    Good references source for studying Watchtower teachings

    <p>Reed is a former JW and has been operating a ministry to JWs for years. So he is well versed in Watchtower teachings, and this shows in this book. He details Watchtower teachings with quotes and photocopies from the Watchtower¿s own publications. So I can¿t see why some JWs are claiming this book contains ¿lies¿ about the Watchtower.</p> <p> Each of the subjects Reed addresses is important, and all have bearing on the authority of the Watchtower. The person wanting to talk to JWs and JWs wanting to be sure they are really in ¿the truth¿ should research each of these subjects and most of all study what the Bible has to say on them. </p>

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Hate

    Jehovahs witness sounds weird, no affence, THEY DONT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Reed is a very good writer!

    Ive got to say, Reed seems to know exactly what he's talking about - but he obviously doesn't like JW's and has nit picked there organization with a negative attitude determined to discredit them! Every religion could be discredited by people that are against them! Christians - pray over there soldiers askin for victory, when they are fightin other christians who have done the same thing?! Ministers are gay, paedafiles, sexual abuses....is this acceptable? Born again Christians believe in a Trinity even though the bible clearly says that Jesus is Gods son etc. etc. Catholics repeat prayers - which bible tells us not to do - and they live for traditions, something the pharisees were looked down on for by Jesus. However, its a very good read! Its easy to twist quotes to mean what we want them to, and JW's in my research, have actually admitted to getting some of there teachings wrong and have re-assesed some of there doctrines. This shows a truly humble attitude I think, and they practice what they preach. Reed is a very clever man though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Sounds extremely prejudice!

    If you want to know what a Catholic believes, you ask a Catholic - not a muslim! If you want to know what a Jew believes, you ask a Jew - not a Buddist. If we want to know what Jehovah Witnesses believe we should ask Jehovah Witnesses! They know what they believe and can explain it better than those with extremely negative bias.

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