Don't Label and Bully Jehovah's Witnesses - 04/30/2003
Im a Jehovah's Witness
I remember watching a TV show where a high school bully jock got turned down for a date. He retorted by calling her a lesbian. Nominal Xianity cannot answer us, so they label us, and create a false physiological superiority in their own minds. They like the bully jock just cannot fathom, that maybe the problem is with them.
Reader in Textual Criticism & New Testament Greek
CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:
Hi Max. Thanks for contacting Contender Ministries. If I understand your analogy, you are likening Christians to this bully jock that got turned down for a date. There are a number of things I must clear up.
First of all, I don't know how Christians, or any other group (with the exception of racial supremacists) have created "a false physiological superiority." Physiologically, Christians are no different than anyone else. If you did mean "physiological" (the biological study of the anatomical processes of living organisms), then I'm not sure at all where you came up with that.
Secondly, JW have set themselves apart by saying that true Christianity was lost in apostasy, until Charles Russell restored the true gospel. JW's have made claims of exclusivity. These claims are not biblical. Therefore, it is incumbent upon Bible-believing Christians to "contend for the faith" (Jude 3,4) and answer the claims of the Watchtower Society.
One of the big differences can be found in your own email, when you could not bring yourself to spell out "Christ" in Christianity. Whether that was an intentional slight at Christianity, or a Freudian slip, it is revealing of the JW's departure from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Judging from the signature block you chose to use, you see yourself as a scholar of sorts. If so, I challenge you to read the comparison chart comparing JW beliefs with biblical Christianity http://contenderministries.org/jehovahswitnesses/comparison.php. You'll see that we don't smear or insult. We present differences between the gospel of the Bible, and the false gospel of Charles Russell and the Watchtower Society. The information on our website is not presented in an effort to belittle or insult. We truly present the information out of love. You signed off with "agape", so you know the love of which I speak. It is love that causes us to cringe when we see people being deceived by false doctrines. It is love that causes us to contend for the faith. We want everyone to understand that Jesus is the only path to salvation, and that through faith in His atoning sacrifice, you can share in the PROMISE of Heaven! If you haven't checked out the Roman Road to Salvation, I encourage you to do so: http://contenderministries.org/romanroad.php. We pray that the Holy Spirit will speak to your heart, and impress upon you the truth of what the Bible tells us. This truth is not found in the teachings of Charles Russell or the Watchtower Society. May the Lord touch your life in a phenomenal way!
Ben and Jennifer Rast