The On The Door, My Wife And I

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Knock on our Door Speaking of a “right at the door”, my wife and I, like most other people on in this country, had a knock on our door by some Jehovah’s Witnesses. They had their material at the ready and started in, as they often do, asking us about “paradise earth”. I invited them into our home. At the end of the discussion, we arranged a time for them to come back for a follow-up visit. When they did, my wife and I were prepared with coffee (yes, they do drink coffee) and snacks. I also had some time to brush up on my study in this area. The husband, now retired, had served as the overseer at the Watchtower Headquarters in New York City for decades as a proofreader of their Watchtower material. I knew I was in for a fierce debate. As the late Dr. Walter Martin once said, “Jehovah’s Witnesses will turn most Christians into a theological pretzel.” The couple we entered into discussions were no ordinary J.W.’s. They made the average J.W. visit feel like a picnic. In our get together, he brought up the year 1914; a very significant year for J.W.’s. I think, to his shock, I agreed that 1914 was a very significant prophetic year. What started as a meeting, turned into an 8-month discussion, sometimes with laughter, other times pretty intense. And no, we did not join the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but we did part as friends. We didn’t “save” them; only God can do that. But we planted seeds and perhaps more importantly, showed them that Christians can be loving yet bold, knowledgeable
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