Saturday, 4 February 2017

I Really Admire Jehovah's Witnesses

... and other door-to-door evangelists.

I just had a couple of JWs visit me. I always cut through the script by asking door-to-door evangelists who they're with. Anyone who won't tell me straight-up I'd shoo off immediately, but people generally are open about it. On hearing they were JWs, I confirmed that they don't believe Jesus is God and asked them what they make of John chapter 1. We fenced amicably about those issues a little bit and I think they decided I wasn't worth their time.

Of course I think JWs are totally wrong about this key doctrine. However, I really admire the zeal and fortitude of anyone who does honest door-to-door evangelism, because I've done just enough of other kinds of evangelism to know how hard it would be. I believe that these people are at least partly motivated by genuine love for the lost. As Penn Jillette observed, if you think you've come across truth that's life-changing for everyone, only a coward or a criminal would fail to evangelize --- though door-to-door may not be the most effective approach.

Regardless, bravo!

3 comments:

  1. Imagine, though, how heartbreaking it would be for them to realize the truth? Having your whole worldview break down from first principles! I experienced it years ago; I hope never again.

    I really admire Christians.

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  2. He salido puerta a puerta, creo que la gente no quiere que la convenzan sino que demuestren la vida de Dios en acciones

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  3. Do you have time to talk about this great new ISA I've converted to?

    [img src="http://hoult.org/bruce/HiFive1.jpg"/]

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