|Good Morning – Weather report today: one teen dark and stormy, one teen neutral, other teen uncertain, he is still asleep. Sigh. I am public enemy number 1 because I insisted my daughter attend her 8th grade graduation. It doesn’t matter that my husband also insisted, I am the enemy. I am praying for peace.
I have a question for you. We seem to be on the Jehovah Witness hit list, and people are coming frequently to our house. My husband is polite, takes their literature, listens and then they leave. I have also at times been there, been polite, listened, asked questions, then pointed out to them that I am born again, that I do not agree with their understanding of Jesus and the Bible, that they are wasting their time trying to convert us. But they seem to think that my husband is a prime target, but he is Catholic and does not agree with them either.
Well, last time they brought in the heavy guns. We used to have a woman and her trainees. Now we seem to have attracted a man with the woman and the man I suspect is a pastor/elder or whatever they call their higher ups. He gave me two Bible passages. I was talking with him about how I have a personal relationship with Jesus, that since I have had Jesus in my life things are so much better. I pointed out that my main disagreement with Jehovah Witnesses is that they do not believe that Jesus is God – I pointed out the difference in our Bibles regarding John 1:1. Well he gave me two passages, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, and 1 Cor. 11:3, these talk about the body of Christ, with Christ being the head, under God. I am trying to figure out how best to show that that does not imply that Christ is not God when he comes back (he came back two days later but we were heading out the door and Jim couldn’t talk with him). I thought of Revelation 22:13 that shows that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. Then I thought about asking him if he was married-he is a husband; does he have a child – he is a father; is he a pastor/elder or what kind of employee he is. And then point out that when he is acting as a husband that does not negate that he is also a father and pastor. That God can be Jesus, Holy Spirit, and God, and it is the same God.
Do you have any ideas of how to respond in love to them? Obviously telling them point blank that they are wasting their time trying to convert us isn’t working. My husband does not want to point blank tell them not to come. So I keep praying for them, but I feel sort of inadequate dealing with them. Maybe the reason they keep coming back when it is apparent that it is futile is that the Holy Spirit is trying to plant some truth into their philosophy. But I suspect that they think that they can make an inroad into our house through Jim – but I suspect that will not happen because Jim does know that Jesus is God. They have their own mindset regarding the Bible, so I suspect my questions and thoughts may not even be listened to. I also invited them to Living Word Chapel’s Bible study and she says that she is uncomfortable around Pastor Don, hmmmm wonder why. Any help is really appreciated.
Later today I will try to add more about my Genesis reading. I am finding that I like Abram/Abraham so much because he gives me hope when I make a mistake in my life, that God can still use me in spite of myself.
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