Saturday. Though we only talked to the man for about 5 minutes, it was a timely conversation. We approached him at the bus stop. He was open to chatting. He made it clear that he is not really following God. However, he mentioned that all his family are Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Instantly, I asked him if he was familiar with Colossians. He was. By God’s grace, I have been working on memorizing Colossians 1. Thus, it was fresh to quote: “in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” (Col 1:19). I told him that Jesus is fully God and warned him about “another Jesus” (2 Cor 11:4). He didn’t say much but seemed to be listening.
Well, that was it, the bus came, we handed him The Essential Jesus (which includes the Gospel of Luke) with our contact info and off he went. Just before leaving he told us that a JW leader is meeting with him regularly. May God protect him from error and guide him into truth. Your never know how the Lord will use that exchange. Though it was just a shot of truth, the word is “sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit” (Heb 4:12). May the Spirit attend the Word and may the Father draw him to the Gospel of the grace of God (Acts 20:24).
There are many great texts to use with JW’s to show that Jesus is God. The purpose of this post is not to give an exhaustive list, but here are a couple of texts that teach the doctrine of the deity of Christ:
(1) “To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.” (Romans 9:5)
(2) But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.” (Hebrews 1:8)
Also, Pastor Julian’s recent post is helpful.