101 Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses The Purpose of this Booklet Many Muslims receive regular visits from Jehovah’s Witnesses. The two religious groups are in constant doorstep dialogues. This booklet is an aid to the act of dialogue. 101 Questions to Ask Jehovah’s WitnessesJehovah’s Witnesses are trained to deal with Muslims. In their handbook entitled Reasoning […]
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Tags: [" is the utterance of Jehovah. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 101 questions for Jehavoh's Witnesses Islam Christianity Bible God's Word Jesus God IRFNY, am telling you . . ." (Paul's Letter to the Galatians 5:2). But some people do not want to see. Here lies the problem. To save space, and all the Bible quotations are taken from the Jehovah's Witnesses' own Bible. The reason I make this distinction is that the Jehovah's Witnesses have their own distinctive set of beliefs and this re, and blessings of Allah) dictated to various kings and leaders do not appear in the Qur'an. The Qur'an is the Word of God. It does not contain any human writings, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9). Please, and that the Lord does not say it. Would Jehovah's Witnesses please believe Paul in this statement too? So that would mean that at least one verse of the Bible is not inspired. Then the Bible cannot b, and to focus on the point we are making, ask him to show you the point in the Qur'an. (Wait while he searches for it). When he cannot find it, because it is based on the Bible which is the inerrant Word of Jehovah. Secondly, because Jehovah guides them to the correct interpretation of that book. So, because their teachings agree with the rest of the Bible. This is not a good argument, because they read in their Bible the following passage: Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine (1 Thessalonians 5:21). They are instructed in that verse to check things out and then to hol, but I don't intend to deal with that in this booklet. It is enough to note here that this book too has been left in many Muslim homes. Here I only intend to help readers to deal with such situations. , but I give my opinion . . ." (Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 7:25). Paul said: "Therefore I think . . ." (1 Corinthians 7:26). Paul said: ". . . according to my opinion" (1 Corinthians 7:40). , but rather to lead them gently to the truth. Most of the questions in this booklet may be asked of any Bible teacher, chapter 5: 9. In my letter I wrote you to quit mixing in company with fornicators . . . . 11. But now I am writing you to quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator . . ., containing a section on Islam. In that chapter the true nature of Islam is distorted, Did Paul know that his letters are part of the Word of God? Their answer: Well, for example do not need to hear from Muslims that the Bible contains mistakes. They may already know that for themselves. Now, for that would mean that anything that agrees with the Bible is also inspired. There fore if a Hindu writes a brief poem about the importance of charity that should be taken as inspired Word of God. D, God's final revealed Book. However, he may be more willing to let you speak. This and other tactful strategies gives Jehovah's Witnesses an unfair advantage in dealing with some Muslims who are not equipped to explain their faith. The p, I have not quoted the above verses in full. But the references are given so that you and your visitors can read them one at a time from the Bible. The same result will emerge. Many verses of the Bible, I hope that some of the Jehovah's Witnesses will prove me wrong by accepting this booklet. I hope they will also go one step further in composing a reply to the points I make here. I appreciate feedba, if you go out of your way to show people what they already know they may take offence to it. With other Christians, in verse 9 above, in which they urge Muslims to become Jehovah's Witnesses. Another such piece is a book entitled Mankind's Search for God, Jehovah's Witnesses are instructed to use the following strategy:, Jehovah's Witnesses are instructed to use the following strategy: When the Muslim says what Islam teaches, Jehovah's Witnesses are trained to deal with Muslims. In their handbook entitled Reasoning from the Scriptures they are taught what they should say to Muslims (see especially pages 23 and 24; 1989 edi, Jehovah's Witnesses have gone to great lengths to convey their religion to Muslims. The time is now ripe for Muslims to repay that kindness by offering them the chance to understand the religion of Go, let us not confuse the thoughts of men for the Words of God. Notice also that the letters which Paul wrote to various churches and individuals are part of the Bible. Help your visitors to realize that, Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine, Muslims ought to likewise present some reading materials to their visitors. Perhaps this booklet would serve as a beginning. I doubt, must not be attrib uted to God. Let us keep the Words of God separate and distinct from the words of Man. Ask your visitors to read the following verses in their Bible: "For the thoughts of you people, no matter how good and how accurate, not are my ways your ways, not even the inspired teachings of Muhammad (pbuh) himself. The inspired teachings of Muhammad (pbuh) are found in separate books called hadith., not just Jehovah's Witnesses. However, not sure)., not the Lord . . ." (1 Corinthians 7:12). Notice that in the first statement Paul claims that the Lord is speaking. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Paul was telling the truth. But how about the second sta, or 99.9% but not 100%. Agreed? There are many other examples. Some books of the Old Testament claim only to be the words of a man, Paul is making a change to his previous instruction. Compare below the following two instructions from Paul's previous letter and his so-called first letter:, Paul is referring to what he had written in a previous letter. In verse 11, Paul reminds the Corinthians that he had already written to them a letter before this one. Read verses 9 and 11 in the folowing passage from Paul's so-called first letter to the Corinthians, Paul's previous instruction on this side Pauls new instruction on this side In my letter I wrote you to quit mixing in company with fornicators . . . . But now I am writing you to quit mixing in compa, so my ways are higher than your ways, such an approach does not work with the Jehovah's Witnesses. They are too overly confident that their belief is the only correct one. Any attempt to lead them to something else fails unless you can fi, Surely We have revealed the scripture (the Qur'an) and surely We are its guardian (surah 15:9)., that Jehovah's Witnesses would accept this booklet. My experience has taught me that Jehovah's Witnesses would not accept anyone else's literature. This I find rather unfortunate. How does one learn a, that this booklet will help Muslims feel more confident that they too have something to offer anyone who is prepared to examine things. Some of Jehovah's Witnesses may still be prepared to study a dif, the general approach should be to emphasize common beliefs and to explore differences in an extremely gentle fashion. Better still, the Islamic Information Centre should likewise equip Muslims so that they should be at least equal to the task. Then we pray that God will let the discussions bear fruit. Through such discussions the , the Muslim who is involved in a dialogue at his doorstep finds himself confronted with questions those booklets are not meant to answer. This booklet will teach Muslims how to ask the right questions , the points are being made specifically for the benefit of Jehovah's Witnesses, The Purpose of this Booklet Many Muslims receive regular visits from Jehovah's Witnesses. The two religious groups are in constant doorstep dialogues. This booklet is an aid to the act of dialogue. 10, The Truth: There are many such verses. Here is an example which will become clear after you read the following two statements found in the Bible in Paul's letter to the Corinthians: "To the married pe, The truth: They don't have it. What they show you is not the first letter Paul wrote to the Corinthians. In this very letter, their influence and teachings remain in the homes of Muslims. To be fair, then how can they say that the Bible is 100% from God when the Bible itself says it is not? They may say that the fact that the writers gave their opinion does not make a difference, this booklet is designed specifically for use with Jehovah's Witnesses. Although most of the points relating to the Bible apply to almost any Bible, Was Paul inspired when he said that all scripture is inspired? Their answer: Of course!, we may as well start by discussing that book if we hope to get anywhere with them., we must stress with our visitors that if they believe Paul they must also believe him when Paul said that he was writing his own opinion; they must also believe Luke when he said that he was writing a, What happened to Paul's first letter to the Corinthians? Their answer: What do you mean? We have it right here in the Bible. Look!, while others claim to contain words of God also. Many New Testament passages claim to be the opinion of men. Check these out: Luke said: "I resolved also . . . to write . . ." (The Gospel According to, Why this Sort of Booklet? There are many booklets that explain Islam. Some of these are really excellent materials. However, will become evident. Another point. Jehovah's Witnesses come fully equipped with reading materials to give Muslims. And Muslims often accept such materials. As a result, y-yes (actually, yet not I but the Lord . . ." (1 Corinthians 7:10). "But to the others I say, you would leave aside differences and show a person the true teachings from God right in the Qur'an]