CARM Newsletter 10-21-05


Welcome to the October 21, 2005 Newsletter

It has been a busy past couple of weeks. I've been writing some articles on Roman Catholicism, researching radio costs, putting a hold on the book "the Garden" (due mostly to "writer's block"), and trying to catch up with e-mails. That is why I am a little late on this newsletter.

Jehovah's Witness Encounter

A few days ago I was driving in my neighborhood and I spotted two Jehovah's Witnesses talking to my neighbors. I pulled up in their driveway and got out of the car. We spoke for about an hour and during that time I had to repeatedly tell the JW's that the Trinity was not three gods. After numerous attempts to correct them on this I finally was able to get to the false prophecies of the watchtower organization. I told them that the watchtower society had claimed to be the prophet of God and had made false prophecies. The older Jehovah's Witness denied that this was so. I told him that I had the documentation at my house whereupon I pointed to it and told him that we could both walk over there very quickly and I could prove what I was saying. He refused to take me up my offer. Nevertheless, with some more coaxing I finally got him to agree to meet with me so that we could go over the false prophecies.

Now, it was difficult enough to get that far with him but I was able to do it, by God's grace. The Jehovah's Witness did not want to meet at my house because he told me that he wanted to meet at some place that was neutral. I said "Fine, how about Starbucks?" He replied that that would not do and that the neutral ground that he was thinking of was the Kingdom Hall. I chuckled out loud about that and said "That's neutral ground?" He said with a straight face, "Yes it is." Boy was he objective. Anyway, that was fine with me and we set an appointment for three days in advance. The morning that we were supposed to meet I called him to get directions to the Kingdom Hall. He told me that he had done some research (didn't tell me what kind of research or on what) and then immediately said that he did not want to dialogue with me further. I asked him what did he research and he said again that he did not want to dialogue with me. I quickly responded with telling him that 1 Pet. 3:15 tells him to give an answer to everyone who would ask him and that I was asking him to give an answer. He said that's not what it says and he hung up on me. Amazing. 1 Pet. 3:15 says, "but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence."

Apparently, he found out something that made him run. Who knows, maybe he looked my name up on the Web. After all, I mentioned I had a website.



About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.