There is generally some confusion when a discussion breaks out with a member of the Watchtower Society when discussing the Lord’s Supper since most Christians are not aware of the two-class theology that they insist upon. Most Christians don’t understand why only some individuals can partake of the Lord’s Supper while others cannot. I thought I would share this presentation by Mike Felkner on why some “Jehovah’s Witnesses” partake of the Lord’s Supper while others don’t. Mike does a good job in explaining the two-class theology and how this impacts their views on the participation in the remembrance feast.
I was on my way for a coffee break when I saw two very nice Mormon gentlemen walking on Main Street here in Moncton the other day. They were attempting to get some folks that were walking by to speak with them. Whenever I see these gentlemen I try very hard to stop and chat with them but when I’m at work that becomes very difficult. I like to share with them the gospel of the bible and the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sharing your faith with Mormons or members of the Watchtower Society can sometimes be difficult since they are well trained prior to making attempts to engage you in conversation.
I thought I would share a little video from Greg Koukl on how to approach these folks. It is certainly a good start and may help if you are asked to share your faith with them.
Anyone who knows anything about members of the Watchtower Society or as they are called “Jehovah’s Witnesses” knows that one of the primary disagreements that Christians have with their theology is their understanding of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. They acknowledge the pre-existence of Christ (which is a step above Oneness Pentecostals) but understand Christ as a created being who was the Archangel Michael who took on humanity. Obviously with this understanding of Christology comes a denial of the Trinity.
A few years ago, the Watchtower Society published a small booklet titled “Should You Believe in the Trinity” which was meant to educate us poor deceived Trinitarians about our seemingly “unbiblical” doctrine. This booklet actually backfired and Christians began to notice some interesting facts about the booklet mainly that it had allot of quotations yet no footnotes attached. This caused some researchers to examine these quotes and find their sources. What they discovered was a wide spectrum of misquoting of various sources including the early church fathers and an appeal to anti-Christian sources to substantiate their claims.
I thought it would be worthwhile for my readers to see a response to this booklet (Part 2) with the actual photocopies of the books the Watchtower quoted in their booklet. I felt that this might be a topic to bring up when some nice Watchtower folks visiting on Saturday mornings.