The Jehovah Witnesses And The Christian
GEORGE L. FAULL
The Jehovah Witnesses had been in the old Christian’s home for half an hour jumping from one topic to another as the Christian would answer each of their arguments. They were skilled at jumping to another subject when they were defeated in an argument on Christ’s deity, the nature of man, blood transfusion, saluting the flag or whatever subject they chose to pursue. In desperation, the Jehovah Witnesses mentioned Hell. On this topic, the Jehovah Witnesses felt safe.
“Let me ask you a question,” they asked the old Christian. “Do you have any children?”
“Yes, I have four sons,” was the reply.
“Now you think,” said one of the Jehovah Witnesses, “that there is a Hell of eternal fire, is that right?”
“Yes, I do,” said the old Christian.
“Well,” said the Jehovah Witness, “would you cast them into a burning fire for punishment?”
“No, I would not,” said the old Christian.
“But you think God would? I think He is much more righteous than you.”
“Well, let me ask you a question,” said the old Christian. “Do you believe the Bible from cover to cover?”
“Yes, we do, every word of it, but the verses that you think say there is a Hell have been mistranslated and misunderstood. God is too loving and righteous to burn someone in Hell. You wouldn’t burn your child in Hell, would you?”
“Well, you said you believed every Word of the Bible. Let me ask you this. Do you believe millions died in the flood in Noah’s day?”
“Yes,” said both Jehovah Witnesses.
“Let me ask you if you would drown your kids?” There was no answer. “Do you believe a good God did that?”
“Yes,” said the Witnesses sheepishly.
“Do you believe that God destroyed thousands upon thousands of people in fire and brimstone in Sodom and Gomorrah in Lot’s day?” asked the old Christian.
“Yes,” said each of the Jehovah Witnesses.
“Would you destroy your child by raining fire and brimstone on them?”
The Jehovah Witnesses gave no answer.
“Let me ask you another question,” said the Christian as he watched the arrogance of the cultist dissipate, “would you send fire on your sons as God did Nadab and Abihu for offering strange fire?”
No answer came from the Jehovah Witnesses, for they saw where this was heading.
“Well, would you just open up the earth and swallow your sons and daughters and grandchildren alive the way God did Korah and the 250 princes and their families?”
No answer was given.
“You do believe God did all this don’t you?” asked the old Christian.
“Yes,” the Jehovah Witnesses softly answered.
“But you wouldn’t do it to your kids, right?” said the old Christian.
“So, what’s the point of asking me if I would send my kids to a burning Hell? God has already done things I would not do to my kids, therefore, what God will do with His creatures should not be the basis of judging what He said He will do to the wicked. God is Righteous, Wise, Holy, and Sovereign. He will do what He chooses, to whom He chooses your inconsistent arguments not withstanding.”
With that the Jehovah Witnesses remembered another appointment and were quickly out the door, hoping to find someone who was not so keen of mind and less Biblically informed than the old man.