I always invite the JWs to have a religious conversation, and I always listen to their preaching with care and grace. Of course, I believe they are
mistaken, so I engage them in a light discussion on their beliefs.
The unfortunate thing about the JWs and the Mormons is that they have their own "scriptures" and will not accept those of another. Hence, there is
To overcome the scriptural problem, there are some scriptures in the Book of Mormon and in the JW bible that reveal that God is a Trinity. This
conflicts with their own stated beliefs. For example, in Isaiah 9:6 in the KJV, which is the same as the JW bible, you can see the trinity. This
verse is also in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 19:6, as the Book of Mormon quotes Isaiah (with changes).
Here's the JW version:
"6 For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name
will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace."
Here's the Mormon version:
"6 For unto us a a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful,
Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Here's the King James Version of the Bible:
" For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
You can see in each religion's text that the "son" is the "Father" and the "Counselor [aka Comforter, or Holy Ghost per Jesus] and God. "John
14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. "
I honestly think that a lot of religious people really do not read their own texts. For example, the Book of Mormon clearly teaches against baptism
for the dead, but the Mormon church builds over 100 temples worldwide with a primary function of baptizing for the dead (over 300 million done): "
22 For behold that all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law. For the power of redemption cometh on
all them that have no law
; wherefore, he that is not condemned, or he that is under no condemnation, cannot repent; and
unto such baptism availeth nothing
23 But it is mockery before God, denying the mercies of Christ, and the power of his Holy Spirit, and putting trust in dead works." Moroni
Imagine wasting all that time doing 300 million baptisms for dead people who had no law and were not condemned.
Anyway, they should read their own books, instead of wasting their time and my time coming to my door, only to leave because they "had to go"
because they didn't want to hear the truth.
I guess my point here is that you don't have to learn all about their inner workings to stand before them and state the scriptural truths that they
should already know and support, then draw the conclusion that, based on their own scriptures, their teachings are wrong.
PS: If you need some trinity references, I put some here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
[edit on 4/8/2010 by Jim Scott]