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Jehovah's Witnesses: Behind the Door to Door Strategy

By July 6, 2010

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Door to Door Evangelism
Door to door evangelism brings in hundreds of thousands of new Jehovah's Witnesses each year.
Recently, in our study of Christian denominations, we looked into the Jehovah's Witnesses. Even if you're not familiar with the beliefs of this religion, you're almost certainly aware of its unique method of seeking converts through door to door evangelism. It's the first thing that pops into my head when I think of Jehovah's Witnesses.

But do you know why they go door to door to evangelize? Are you curious about the reasons and the methodology behind the practice?

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July 7, 2010 at 6:28 am
(1) Gerald says:

Watchtower society membership data is compiled by them,there is no way to verify.Interesting that they have recently admitted to losses in almost all industrialized countries,and NOW they are reporting increases?”

Reports from TIME Magazine-”"An even more extreme example of what might be called “masked churn” is the relatively tiny Jehovah’s Witnesses, with a turnover rate of about two-thirds.”
That means that two-thirds of the people who were raised Jehovah’s Witnesses no longer are yet the group attracts roughly the same number of converts.No wonder they have to keep on knocking on doors.
Jehovah’s Witnesses claim of increased membership is suspect

July 7, 2010 at 6:31 am
(2) Gerald says:

Lifelong Jehovah’s Witnesses dissident speaks out on JW belief system .

A) They are at your door to recruit you for their watchtower society corporation,they will say that “we are just here to share a message from the Bible” this is deception right off.

B) Their ‘message’ creed is a false Gospel that Jesus had his second coming in 1914.The problem with this is it’s not just a cute fairy tale,Jesus warned of the false prophets who would claim “..look he is here in the wilderness,or see here he is at the temple.”

C) Their anti-blood transfusion ban against *whole blood* has killed thousands.

D) once they recruit you they will “love bomb” you in cult fashion to also recruit your family & friends or cut them off.

July 31, 2013 at 12:37 am
(3) fs says:

I never really understood why they evangelise. As is my understanding, only a fixed number of them can go to heaven, and who is to say that number hasn’t already been reached? Even so, by recruiting others, they dilute their own chance to get in. Based on their beliefs, it would seem that they should be the LAST religion to want others in, since only a few can really be saved.

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