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A Tip on Getting Jehovah Witnesses to Take Your Literature

Jehovah Witnesses have been trained to refuse any literature when they are out witnessing. They simply will not take what you want to offer them.

However, there is one thing they will take…and that is your phone number.  And there lies your strategy.

Toward the very end (not beginning or middle) of your conversation with them, ask them if they would be willing to meet again to talk. Typically they will say ‘yes.’ Then immediately take the initiative and take out of your pocket a tract or other piece of evangelistic literature and write your name and phone number on the back of the tract, and give it to them asking them to be sure to call you for a follow up meeting.

Don’t ask them if they will take it. Just give it to them and say goodbye.

Be prepared beforehand to have a tract and pen ready for the end of your conversation. This tactic may not always work, but it will sometimes.

It is a strategy that God may just use to save their soul.

A New Journal – Call for Articles

Do you or someone you know (sounds like a commercial) have a special interest in the following area: cults, the occult, new religious movement, world religions, and general apologetics? If so please touch base with me. I am working on putting together a journal titled Christianity And…A Countercult and Apologetics Journal. In conjunction with the Journal I am hoping to do an online Colloquium with few of the authors.

I am currently waiting for confirmations from a few men for editorial work, and I am looking for articles to publish. I hope the Journal will be ready by January 2018 (perhaps a bit sooner), so there is plenty of time to research, write, and rewrite. If you have access to seminaries where men are writing papers on these topics, perhaps you can pass along the word.

Currently we have only FB page, please make sure you like the page, and pass the link around: https://www.facebook.com/Christianity-And-A-Countercult-and-Apologetics-Journal-252157268500719/.

– Jeff Downs

Open Phones on the Dividing Line

Started off talking with Mike O’Fallon from Geneva, Switzerland about our upcoming cruise to Alaska in September (don’t miss out!), and then played a clip from a recent Kent Hovind video where, irony of ironies, he is accused of doing everything Gail Riplinger accused me of doing—which he himself repeated and promoted!  Well, what goes around comes around, as they say.  Then we got to the phones and covered a wide variety of topics, from impeccability to John 12:39 and the deity of Christ to annihilationism, Titus 2:11, relationships with Muslims, and Luke 7:30 and free will.  A little something for everyone!

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Presuppositionalism/Evidentialism, and then Apologetically Useful Verses

Reviewed comments by Dr. Peter J. Williams on the subject of evidentialism and presuppositionalism, and then moved to a review of key verses you might want to be familiar with in sharing with various groups, including Roman Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Oneness Pentecostals, Secular Humanists, “Gay” Affirming “Christians,” and finally…with our dear beloved Arminian friends.  Hope it is useful!

Here is the YouTube link:

Shabir Ally on the Deity of Christ, John 1:1, Greek Grammar, Robert Truelove and the Abandonment of Context

What is between a jumbo DL and a mega DL?  I don’t know either, but here it is…right at an hour and fifty minutes in length, today’s DL will keep you busy looking up references and following the arguments!  Took the time today to respond to some statements made by Dr. Shabir Ally in a recent debate he did, focusing especially on the common bad arguments used by various unitarians on the topic of John 1:1.  Then, after covering that, I played portions of Robert Truelove’s recent video critiquing a single question asked of me by Todd Friel after my NT reliability presentation, pointing out that when you don’t mind ignoring that little thing called context, well—you can come up with all sorts of arguments against folks!  Lots of textual information and the like in today’s program.

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