I have a special place for Jehovah’s Witnesses in your heart. When you hear stories of witnesses who have left the organization, you find out that they really weren’t free. If they wanted to be counted as a Jehovah’s Witnesses they NEEDED to go door to door.
I think going from door to door to evangelize is great. I have done it myself in the Legion of Mary but that was out of zeal for the Lord, not out of fear that I would be looked down upon.
Besides we are not all called to evangelize the same way, unless you are a Jehovah’s Witness then you are all called upon to evangelize the same way.
Now most people reading to this blog love Jesus and want to follow him, but just don’t know what to say when the Jehovah’s Witnesses come to the door. If there was one thing that everyone could say - what would it be?
Only recently after years of study do I feel confident on only a few topics to carry on a conversation with them. Yet I have noticed a pattern. There have been a couple times when I have met with them for months at a time but after we talked about contraception they discontinued our conversation. Specifically when we talked about the pill and how it can cause an abortion.
Now don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses sort of brag that they are 100% pro-life to the point where they won’t join the army or anything like that, which drives this point home all the more.
So what is it that every Catholic could say when they come to the door.
I would say - listen to their little speal that they give, but then say - Hey I have a question and a challenge for you." I have heard that it is ok for JW’s to contracept and that it is ok for women to take the pill."
They should acknowledge that this is true in one way or another. If not they are lying.
Then say "Did you know that the pill causes abortions, and it says that it does on the package?"
Now what I have just said is news to many Catholics as well as Jehovah’s Witnesses. The package to any sort of contraceptive pill says that it does three things, and one of those three things that it does is "prevents implantation."
This is fancy doctor language that means that after the egg has been fertilized and is now a new human person; The pill will make the conditions of the womb unable to support the new life thus destroying the new person - this is an abortion.
Now JW’s are against abortion, but not against using the pill as a contraceptive - yet the pill can cause an abortion.
What are the results of sharing this information?
The results at the very least should prick the conscience of the JW. They now have information that is in direct contradiction to what they believe. So I would challenge them. I would say to them, "You should tell your elders to make an announcement at your congregation that couples should stop taking the pill because it causes abortions. And then say - come back and tell me how it goes, I would be interested"
Now I can almost guarantee that they will not be back to see you on this topic. Here is the best case scenario: That person writes the Watchtower to inform them the truth behind the pill and those in a leadership position publish this in their Watchtower magazine that they are bound to follow and millions of JW’s change their practice.
They could write but the position stays unchanged, but the individual JW knows that they should change it, this could be a first step in leading them out of the JW’s.
They don’t tell anyone, but they still know and unfortunately might be judged for that knowledge. But we must tell them.
Could you imagine what could happen if every Catholic that answered the door, if they weren’t comfortable speaking about other topics, could ask them about this.