Meeting with the Jehovah's Witnesses
On Saturday, I had another meeting with two Jehovah's Witnesses missionaries.
The primary focus of our talk was about "being born again."
From the jw.org website - "The term 'born again' refers to a new beginning in
the relationship between God and the person who is born again. (John 3:3, 7).
God adopts those born again as his children."
Unfortunately, the JW teaching is that this is limited for a certain number
of people. The two missionaries I met said they were not born again.
I prepared a reply, explaining that people who place their faith in Jesus Christ
are born of God; born again. If you know Christians who are meeting or plan to
meet Jehovah's Witnesses, please share these documents with them. Maybe God will
even put someone in your path in the hopes you will talk with them.
Who are the adopted sons and daughters of God? What does the Bible really teach?
“For all who are led by God’s spirit are indeed God’s sons. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery causing fear again, but you received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which spirit we cry out: “Abba, Father!” The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are God’s children. If, then, we are children, we are also heirs—heirs indeed of God, but joint heirs with
Christ” (Romans 8:11-14).
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God … everyone who has been born from God conquers the world. And this is the conquest that has conquered the world, our faith. Who can conquer the world? Is it not the one who has faith that Jesus is the Son of
God?” (1 John 5:1-5).
Can your Jehovah's Witness visitor read the above verse and admit
Jesus is not the Son of God?
Spiritual birth (or being born again) is an act of God (Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1-4, 18). God has predestined us as sons through adoption (Ephesians 1:5).
“You are all, in fact, sons of God through your faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:27).
God the Father gave us a new birth to a living hope through faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3). We are commanded, as obedient children, to stop being molded by the desires we formerly had in our ignorance (v.14).
If you are not born again (of the spirit), the Bible says you are:
• In the flesh, unable to please God (Romans 8:6-8).
• Unable to call God “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:11-14).
• Not a believer that Jesus is the Christ. You don’t conquer the world (1 John 1:1-5).
• A son of disobedience, a child of wrath (Ephesians 2:2-3).
• Separated from Christ (2:12).
• Born of the flesh and not exercising faith in Jesus (John 1:12-13; Galatians 3:23).
• A child of the devil (John 8:44; 1 John 3:10).
• An Illegitimate son (the KJV uses the term “bastard” - Hebrews 12:8).
• Living in darkness, not belonging to God (1 Peter 2:9-10).
• Under the old covenant, belonging to Mount Sinai (Galatians 3:24).
• A child of the servant girl, having no inheritance with the free woman (Galatians 4:31).
I hope your Jehovah's Witness visitor would believe what God (through
the Bible) says.