One thing that occurred to me when listening to a podcast recently, is what would I say if I literally have 5 minutes with a Jehovah’s Witness and I want to leave them with something? I imagine I am not alone in this as often they can catch us at a bad time or sometimes they don’t have the time to stay for long chats themselves. So in light of this I want to start putting occasional posts here and on our Mormon Blog, (Moment with a Mormon) where we try and give some ideas of things you can say in that short period of time.
This first one I got from Listening to Matt Slick on Carm Radio. I would massively recommend that podcast by the way.
Ok so here goes, your speaking to a Jehovah’s Witness, ask them to turn to Genesis 19:24 in their new world translation. It says:
Then Jehovah made it rain sulphur and fire from Jehovah, from the heavens, upon Sod′om and upon Go‧mor′rah
Why does this say Jehovah made it rain sulphur and fire from Jehovah?
Next go to Amos 4:10-11, still in the New World Translation.
10“‘I sent among YOU people a pestilence in the nature of that of Egypt. With the sword I killed YOUR young men, along with the taking captive of YOUR horses. And I kept making the stink of YOUR camps ascend even into YOUR nostrils; but YOU did not come back to me,’ is the utterance of Jehovah.
11“‘I caused an overthrow among YOU people, like God’s overthrow of Sod′om and Go‧mor′rah. And YOU came to be like a log snatched out of [the] burning; but YOU did not come back to me,’ is the utterance of Jehovah.
Ask them why does God speak like this? Why did Jehovah send fire from Jehovah, and then say that He sent an overthrow among them like Gods overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah as seen in the Genesis verse? If God is a single person and not a Trinity, this is a problem, however if God is a Trinity of persons this makes sense. Try and let them see this for themselves.
Simple as that guys more soon.