This site is dedicated to helping people better understand and assist those that are connected with, or are in the process of connecting with, Jehovah’s Witnesses. Whether that be a relative, a friend, or simply a stranger knocking at your door on Saturday morning.
The goal here is not to ridicule or belittle Jehovah’s Witnesses. Many of them are sincere and have a love for God and for neighbor. To some extent they have a passion for God that exceeds those of us that treat the life of a Christian as something more ordinary and common. You can probably personally attest to this if you ever had some sweet elderly woman trying to give you a Watchtower magazine in the freezing rain, or sweltering heat; something that the average church-going person would have no interest in doing. However, like the apostle Paul said of some in his day, “they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.” – Romans 10:2
Jehovah’s Witnesses are very Bible literate, so most attempts at trying to ‘witness’ to them or show them that they are misguided, will almost certainly end in either a heated debate, or with you being completely flustered because you can’t out-chapter-and-verse them.
That’s why I created this site. To give resources to people in dealings with Jehovah’s Witnesses. To provide insights on their organization’s history and how it functions today. Most importantly though, to give practical suggestions on how to help your loved ones that are involved in this group.
I feel drawn to do this because of my background. I was born and raised in a Jehovah’s Witness family and was formally baptized into the organization in my mid-teens; thereafter spending the next 20 years of my life in various aspects of this group. Eventually, through the grace of God, I came to know Jesus Christ more fully. This led me to exit the religion of my birth and now I reach out to others to give them the inside knowledge and skills to help those affected by this organization.
NOTE TO CURRENT JWs – However you came upon this site, I welcome you. Please do not be afraid. This is NOT a ‘let’s trash Jehovah’s Witnesses’ or any other stereotypical ‘apostate’ site. Truth is important, and no matter what your religion is, you should be able to have a reasonable and civil conversation about the most important questions in life. I know you believe this. So “let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18), and remember, that what is true cannot be proven false.