Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Jehovah Witnesses

During the New Zealand trip, apart from sharing in the New Plymouth church, I also caught up with a relative (my sister-in-law's sister) who is attending JW's meetings regularly. Although she's not a 'full-pledged' Jehovah's Witness member yet, she's quite into the beliefs and doctrine of JW's.

I chatted with Sarah and discussed the Bible with her for a while, then I realised that it's important not to bombard her with so many facts, figures, quotes, and bible verses in rapid-fire succession. Cult member aside, the ordinary person can absorb only so much new information at one time. Especially is this true when the data appears not to fit in with, or even to contradict, other data already stored in the brain. This process cannot be rushed. God reminded me that even though a dry plot of land may be dying of thirst, a sudden heavy downpour does more harm than good. To relieve the drought, gentle rain is needed, even just a sprinkle at first, repeated often and over a long period of time.

I am actually very glad to see that Sarah is really sincere about wanting to know God and to do his will. And I trust that she's in the Lord's hands. I will just have to keep praying for her, caring for her, and repeatedly share with her about the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ.


curious servant said...

That is a wise approach.

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks CS. You know sometimes when we 'set out' to 'rescue' people from their 'wrong beliefs', we ourselves are rescued. That's how I feel about being a beggar sharing with another beggar. Truly without God's wisdom I feel so probe to mistakes and sin. Praise Him for His Spirit's guidance.

Danny Haszard said...

Up close and personal Jehovah's Witnesses can be wolves in sheep's clothing.

Think about this-When the devil comes knocking on your door he may not have the 'dark goth look'.They could be smartly dressed and wielding the Christian Bible.

I have Jehovah's Witnesses family in the usa who practice the Watchtower JW enforced ritual shunning that i have not seen or heard from in 15 years.

The central CORE dogma of the Watchtower is Jesus second coming (invisibly) in 1914 and is a lie.Jehovah's Witnesses are a spin-off of the man made Millerite movement of 1840.

A destructive cult of false teachings, that frequently result in spiritual and psychological abuse, as well as needless deaths (bogus blood transfusion ban).

Yes,you can 'check out anytime you want but you can never leave',because they can and will hold your family hostage.

The world has the Internet now,and there are tens of thousands of pages up from disgruntled ex-Jehovah's Witnesses like myself who have been abused by the Watchtower cult.

Jehovah's Witnesses are often a mouth that prays a hand that kills.The Watchtower is a truly Orwellian world.
Danny Haszard former Jehovah's Witness X 33 years and 3rd generation