Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Conversations with Jehovah's Witnesses

I recently have been having a few conversations with the Jehovah's Witnesses. They have come to my house 3 times in the last couple weeks so I must really be in their system.

Anyway, the big opening line was "Do all good people go to heaven?" to which I said "No" and then they launched into this talk about the new heaven and new earth. I had never thought about the fact that it was mentioned that way and so they had their opening to try and prove to me that there is going to be this separation. But it was all quite vague and I kept trying to push them to see what the main point of their argument was.

I was also insinuating that whatever eternal life is going to be like I did not think that it was a salvation issue and therefore what is your point with this argument. They kept claiming that it was important to study the Bible to see what it really said and since we both agreed the Bible is the final authority then whatever it says must be important to know. Therefore if it said there was a new heaven and new earth then we should know that.

So I said I would look into it and talk to people at my Bible study. This didn't really happen and so I brushed it off like everyone else when I mentioned it at Bible study. Basically you can't argue with people who have their own customized version of the Bible. But it was still eating at me because there has to be an answer as to whether they are right or wrong regardless of if I think it is a salvation issue.

So I searched online and this video popped up. This guy gets to the heart of the matter and really shows what they were working towards with me. It is just a simple funny conversation that demonstrates what they really believe about the final authority of the scriptures.

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