Witnessing To Jehovah’s Witnesses: Tips and Techniques That Work at the Door

by Jerry Robinson

My Story

As a young teenager, I was baptized into Jehovah’s Witnesses. While growing up in the faith, I remember a lot of rules:

  • I could not recieve or give birthdays gifts
  • I could not recieve or give Christmas gifts
  • I was not allowed to stand and salute the American flag or sing the national anthem
  • I could not participate in school plays
  • No Martial Arts, Boxing, or wrestling
  • No boy scouts
  • I was discouraged from attending college
  • I could not be a police officer
  • I could not serve my country in the military
  • Our family could not buy cookies from Girl Scouts
  • I was not allowed to read Christian literature
  • I was not allowed to listen to Christian music
  • I was not allowed to enter a church building
  • I could not own or wear a cross
  • I was discouraged from playing chess
  • I could not join school clubs or sports teams
  • I could not give Mother’s or Father’s Day gifts
  • I was even forbidden to say “God Bless You” when someone sneezed!
  • As a young boy, I was fervent in spreading the good news of Jehovah’s Kingdom. I went “door-to-door” proclaiming this good news every weekend and aspired to spend my life in door-to-door service. At the age of 18, I was confronted with the man Jesus Christ and was radically transformed by the power of God.
    What led to my conversion?

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    START HERE: First, here is a free online teaching that we created entitled: Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses: What Every Christian Should Know. It is about two hours long and will help you understand the Jehovah’s Witness mindset. It will also show you the most effective ways of reaching out to a Jehovah’s Witness. Feel free to share this video with every Christian you know. (This webinar is presented by Jerry Robinson, the founder and President of JRMI, and a former Jehovah’s Witness.)

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    Six Key Strategies For Waging Effective Spiritual Warfare

    by Jerry Robinson

    Do you ever feel as if your mind is too noisy?

    Recently, the Lord has been dealing with me greatly regarding the topic of spiritual warfare. We live in times of great darkness. And Satan is ever mindful of how he can deceive us or distort our views about ourselves, and our God. In addition to Satan’s consistent efforts to gain entrance to our hearts and minds, we have to deal with our own human frailties including a predisposal towards negative thinking and a general lack of faith. Once we realize the true magnitude of the fight in which we are engaged, it should come as no surprise that the apostle Paul urges us to “put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Eph. 6:11)

    With today’s ultra-fast paced lifestyles, even believers in Christ can sometimes forget to guard their minds from the world and from their adversary, the Devil. Recently, I began noticing that in my own life, the volume in my mind was getting way too loud. Like many people, I have a very busy life. I am responsible for running several organizations including a non-profit Christian ministry and a financial education and media company. All of this, of course, is in addition to my own important family and personal responsibilities. When I finally realized how clouded my own mind was getting, I had to take a step back to re-assess my situation. What I discovered was not pleasant. I had allowed my mind to become infiltrated with “worldly” wisdom. And many times, by the time that you actually recognize that Satan is attempting to gain a foothold in your life, it can be too late.

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