When Witnesses invite you to their annual “memorial” or "comemeration of the Lord's death":
I would say, “Thanks very much. So if I come then, should I partake?”
1. “No, only a few do.” How do they know that they should partake? Romans 8:16 would be their answer. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. I would say, oh, so all Christians should partake then? Do you read the Bible in context? Yes, see Romans 8:9. Either you have the Spirit of God or you don't. You do not have the Spirit of God telling you to partake of these emblems as in Romans 8:16, so according to Romans 8:9 where does that leave you? (You can stop here but have these in mind: 1 John 3:9, 10, a child of the devil; Matthew 13:36-43 a weed)
2. “Only those that go to heaven partake. We have the hope of living on earth.” Oh, where does that hope come from? Psalm 37:29 The righteous themselves shall possess the earth and reside forever upon it. So God’s kingdom will be on earth as also in heaven?
I like to connect Psalm 37:29 with 1 John 2:29-3:1 everyone righteous is born again... or ask them if they are wheat or weeds and connect John 3:3-7 with Matthew 13:36-43. The Wheat are left in the kingdom of their Father, therefore they must be born again. So I ask again, are you wheat or weeds?
Here are some more scriptures on these topics:
Also Galatians 3:28,29 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor freeman, there is neither male nor female; for YOU are all one [person] in union with Christ Jesus. 29 Moreover, if YOU belong to Christ, YOU are really Abraham’s seed, heirs with reference to a promise. (Remember if you don’t belong to Christ then where do you belong? Romans 8:8,9 says dead in the flesh.)
They believe that Abraham has the hope of living on a paradise earth.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Also Revelation 5:9, 10 9And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”
Who is purchased from every tribe and tongue and people and nation?
compare Revelation 19:1 with Revelation 7:9 the great crowd is in heaven. Then.... Revelation 21:1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
So the great crowd is in heaven and they come down out of heaven with the Lord. Heaven and earth are one and the same.
3. You believe that those that partake gain immortality, but those who do not partake gain everlasting life and these are two separate things correct?
John 7:37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Who does Jesus say gains immortality here?
You have the hope of everlasting life correct?
Then ask them to read John 6:68. Ask them, what words of Jesus were some of the disciples rejecting?
John 6:53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ? (have them read 1 John 5:1)
* 1 John 5:1 was the big awakening for me, be sure to have them read it. Notice also that Romans 8:9 not only says that we must have God’s Spirit, but it says that God’s Spirit and Christ’s Spirit are the same.
Side note: Ask them Christ’s second coming when is it? (They believe that his second coming or arrival, or presence was in 1914.)
1 Corinthians 11:25-26 “In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink it , in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.”
So why are you still holding this memorial observance?
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