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  • Ken_RosenbergKen_Rosenberg
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    #38553 |

    These go hand in hand. If anyone on this forum is wanting to preach the good news, a great way to do it would be by linking to Robert’s site from popular websites such as facebook and youtube. Participating in forums and commenting on articles will help this site rank higher in Google Search results, this in turn leads to more people finding e-watchman when they google search Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    The goal is to replace the apostate websites that are turning the JWs into atheists in the search results with websites such as this one and perimeno.

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    Jwstudentjwstudent
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    I have to say, and I sincerely mean no offence or disrespect here at all, but I think that “preaching” on the internet is a vary lazy way of preaching. Sitting in the comfort of one’s own home, drinking tea whilst typing on a keyboard is a bit of a cop out. Jesus and his disciples went out and physically preached to people, which I think is a much more effective way of preaching as you have the person face-to-face with you. Who knows perhaps if the Internet was available when Jesus was conducting his three year ministry on earth, he may have used it. But for me, I think it’s a lazy way of preaching. My attitude could be just because I have recently been announced as an unbaptised publisher, so knocking on doors is still “exciting” for me. Perhaps in a few years I might have a different perspective on it. 🙂

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    SongofHannahSongofHannah
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    JW Student, first of all, I want to say Welcome! So glad you found our little congregation of us broken & bandaged ones!

    You are absolutely right, preaching face to face is always a superior way to preach the Good News of the Kingdom. But remember, early on JWs used radio and all kinds of other means to disseminate Bible truth. Now there is even JW TV.

    But there is another option to consider. Many of us have a ministry of searching for discouraged or stumbled Witnesses, who see all manner of wickedness occurring within God’s household, all the while being told we live in a “spiritual paradise”. That being the case, many of them don’t feel comfortable voicing their concerns to those around them – so where do they go? To the internet, where they can remain anonymous. It’s those ones we so desperately want to reach out to, before their candle gets completely snubbed out. So that’s why Ken’s idea is really an excellent one, for this kind of ministry.

    Indeed, this site has saved many a person’s faith. When you have a moment, I highly recommend giving the guestbook a read. So many amazing stories of faith there!

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    Jwstudentjwstudent
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    Hi SongofHannah

    Yes, you raise some vary interesting and valid points there. Thank you. 🙂

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    Ken_RosenbergKen_Rosenberg
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    I have to say, and I sincerely mean no offence or disrespect here at all, but I think that “preaching” on the internet is a vary lazy way of preaching. Sitting in the comfort of one’s own home, drinking tea whilst typing on a keyboard is a bit of a cop out. Jesus and his disciples went out and physically preached to people, which I think is a much more effective way of preaching as you have the person face-to-face with you. Who knows perhaps if the Internet was available when Jesus was conducting his three year ministry on earth, he may have used it. But for me, I think it’s a lazy way of preaching. My attitude could be just because I have recently been announced as an unbaptised publisher, so knocking on doors is still “exciting” for me. Perhaps in a few years I might have a different perspective on it.

    No.

    1 Corinthians 4:12 Now there are different gifts, but there is the same spirit; and there are different ministries, and yet there is the same Lord; and there are different activities, and yet it is the same God who performs them all in everyone. But the manifestation of the spirit is given to each one for a beneficial purpose. For to one is given speech of wisdom through the spirit, to another speech of knowledge according to the same spirit,

    Technology didn’t exist when Jesus was here, so to say that he wouldn’t have utilized it isn’t true, Jehovah wants people to worship from spirit and truth, hours and sweat in service don’t prove you have faith. If I spend 6 hours creating a YouTube video that will teach people the truth, and then it goes on to reach over ten thousand people, who has provided a greater witness? the man who spent six hours in the heat and only spoke to ten people or the man who was able to reach thousands? Door to Door is fishing with a rod, the internet allows you to fish with a net, no pun intended.

    Optimizing Google to help those who are searching for the truth to find it, will bear more results than bothering someone who isn’t interested at ten in the morning.

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    Jwstudentjwstudent
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    Hi Ken

    Yes, what you say makes sense. Just one thing, I didn’t say Jesus would not have utilised technology had it been about in his day. I did say he “may have used it”. However, I still think Jesus would have preferred physical witnessing, but that’s just my take on it.

    I wonder why the smilie face went big when you quoted me. >.<

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    Peaceful_waterspeaceful_waters
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    I think it’s an excellent idea Ken. I have already started to share Robert’s articles and videos on my Facebook. I noticed that too, that many JW’s who awaken to TTAT turn away from Jehovah. Being bruised and battered so to speak like Hannah implied there is often no where to turn, in fact that’s what I was told by the elders. “Where will you go? Without the WT you will die in the world.” Was a very touching moment.

    Many still want to preach but can’t do so within the confines of the organization, therefore are starving for a spiritual outlet. The internet is certainly an optimal tool in that regard. Precisely why the WT has turned to the digital world. The more people that can be reached the better! Jehovah appreciates ANY way we are able to spread the Truth. It’s about reaching hearts and helping people see that they aren’t alone.

    There is somewhere to turn, Jehovah has blessed us with that through Robert. “Door to Door is fishing with a rod, the internet allows you to fish with a net, no pun intended. Optimizing Google to help those who are searching for the truth to find it, will bear more results than bothering someone who isn’t interested at ten in the morning.” Exactly.

    The issue is about utilizing ALL of the tools we have to get the Truth out there 🙂

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    BaruqBaruq
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    The door to door is useful to meet people outside JWs. You cannot “preach” to Jehovah’s Witnesses that are in the organization, they won’t listen to you and they will disfellowshipped you as an apostate. (In the JWs ambient, it is healthier to use the word “f*ck” than apostate, which is the supreme insult)

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    Jwstudentjwstudent
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    …(In the JWs ambient, it is healthier to use the word “f*ck” than apostate, which is the supreme insult)

    For some reason (probably because the word rhymes), I was amused the other day when I was with two other JWs who were talking to each other in the Kingdom Hall. One of them said “Luck”, and immediately he put his hand over his mouth as if he had said .. err.. fuc….

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    Gardeoeilsimplegardeoeilsimple
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    It’s useful to preach on internet about Jehovah projects, if not, why the presence of enemy’s of Jehovah are so huge on the net, demons and their supporters never works hard for nothings. Some website are honest, but most of them destroy the remainder faith of the God’s sheep ,to much people not understand that the problem is the hyper confidence in man whose cause the problem, spiritual man leaders can betray us, never God but they mix both.
    If you are unfairly disfellowshipped you can continue to preach openly, if you are not yet, you can show anonymously on the net that you not agreed with WatchTower manulative lies at least Jehovah know who your are. You can speak directly to help some brother but you had no margin for error to the risk to be delated.
    Don’t wait the collapse of WT to be honest and show Jehovah on which camp we stay, be careful and use wisely you’re actions.
    It will take from Jehovah a fews formidables actions powers to show the truth to our brothers and sisters, so if we are modest Jehovah can use us.

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    Pgpg
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    #38725
    It is not lazy. Rather, it is a lively and essential means of communicating to brothers and sisters across the globe, living in countries where Witnesses are banned from meeting. You become their encourager, stirring their spirit with confidence.
    Moreover, you are also a clarion to none-witnesses some of whom hear for the first time the crucial, life-saving messages from the forum

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