7 thoughts on “How Genesis 1:2 can help you lead a friend to the LORD (and away from the Jehovah’s Witness movement)

  1. Sharing our faith may just be one of the most under valued spiritual disciplines of all. I appreciate this training on how to approach someone from the JW cult. Thank you so much!

    1. When we go through certain situations, we don’t realize how helpful they will be in the future. When we first encountered the onslaught of false teaching in that community, we had to do so much study and research to feel equipped enough to launch a spiritual counter attack! Yet, out of all the Biblical “arguments” that could be made, it all boiled down to something so simple. Just showing them the simple Truth from Genesis 1:2! No need to over-complicate. The LORD, by His Spirit, His Holy and Precious Spirit, makes it so easy so we can all reach our neighbors and friends if we will just listen and obey!

  2. WOW what an eye opening post! I didn’t realize how this cult got their start and how they took the Holy Spirit out of the Word. I never heard of that translation! I know I worked with a mother/daughter team when I waitressed so many years ago, they were JW. I remember the mother telling me that they believed that Rev 7:4 (“And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”) was pointing to them somehow, I don’t remember the details of why she felt that, I just always remembered her pointing to that Scripture to validate their cult. I know one thing, they were NOT nice people, oh my goodness. Just like a Mormon once told me that John 10:16 was what Joseph Smith built the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on. There is so much deception going on now. This is such an incredible post!! I am sharing this … 🙏💕

    1. When I was a student, I had heard about the cult’s start, but I did NOT ever hear about how they had taken the Holy Spirit out of the Word until years later. It really is something so very unsettling. In part, I’m glad you’ve never heard of that translation. The less people who know about it the better! 😉 Its just SO distorted and SO wrong and it is so sad that the people who attend these JW meetings seem to have no clue about these origins (or have decided not to be concerned with it). But it IS important for believers to know about its existence so we can combat it with TRUTH. Yes, Rev.7:4 is important to JWs, but it is strange to me because the cult takes everything else so entirely out of context, so why they have fixated on that is strange, but also makes them “successful” in their tactics because people want to be numbered among the saved. . . thank you so much for taking the time to comment!!

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