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Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Go On the Ministry?

Submitted by Jaymes on December 30, 2011 - 3:35 pm 24 Comments

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses go from house to house?When your doorbell rings on a Saturday morning at 9am and you wanted to stay in bed and have a lie-in, you know that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are in your area on the ministry.

Jehovah’s Witnesses use their ministry as a sign that they are the right religion, claiming that they are carrying out God’s will by preaching to the entire inhabited earth.

“We must be the true religion, because look at how we are the only ones preaching worldwide, just as Jesus commanded!”

They conveniently forget that Mormons, to name just one other group, do the same thing to at least the same extent. The amount of countries you preach in, by the way, has no bearing on the validity of your message.

But, what is the ministry really for? Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that we live in the ‘Last Days’ before God will bring an end to the current ‘system of things’ and bring about a paradise for survivors to enjoy and have forever to learn how to play the flute and learn the words to Cumbayá. It is literally impossible for every single person on the planet to have heard about God at one instance in order that Jehovah can bring the Great Tribulation and Armageddon.

People are born every day; just recently the population of Earth broke the seven billion marker (seems we are doing okay on our own without God, after all). What about the hundreds of babies that are born each hour (4 babies a second, on average) across the globe that wouldn’t understand what they were being told anyway?

Well, the Jehovah’s Witness answer assumes that Jesus was wrong – that not everyone on the planet will hear of God before the end comes, just most of them. The rest? Well, God can just read their heart condition.

So here’s the question that no Jehovah’s Witness has been able to ever answer efficiently: If Jehovah can just read people’s hearts, why do we need the ministry?

The answer is that we don’t. Some Jehovah’s Witnesses have tried to answer this question by claiming that the ministry is a way for followers of Jehovah to show their conviction and faith, but being as Jehovah can just read their hearts anyway, this argument falls flat.

A further point to mention about the ministry is just how hypocritical the whole thing is. Jehovah’s Witnesses can’t keep their beliefs to themselves to the point that they actually go out of their way to find people to tell it to. They expect people to listen, to be open minded (or ‘in the right heart condition’) to listen to what they have to say in order that they get baptized and join the flock. At the same time, Jehovah’s Witnesses are discouraged from taking any literature in return. Try to tell a Jehovah’s Witness that something they believe in doesn’t make sense and the walls go up and the fingers go swiftly into the ears.


  • DSA

    Tina, you seem to be stuck on the old familiar loop so practised of JWs! The bible does not say to shun family members, nor does it mention 1914, or that women can’t wear trousers, or that JW’s can’t vote, or to refuse life-saving medical treatment, or not to celebrate birthdays, christmas etc etc. These are the biased interpretations of a few men who proclaim to be talking the word of God. I am not, and never have been a JW but have close family members who are, and who have left, and know how it tears families apart. Young children at primary school want nothing more than to have friends and belong, and share in each other’s lives. JW parents with young children completely destroy that part of their children’s life at the most vulnerable time of their lives; some of those parents will have joined as adults so will have no comprehension of what effect not joining in with assemblies, celebrations, birthdays etc will have on the child. Beyond heartless and NOT to be found anywhere in the bible.

  • Steve McRoberts

    Hi Tina,

    Since you have replied to several of these comments with the same advice: “Study the truth in the Bible,” here is a link to a full exposition of the truth in the Bible: http://smmcroberts.net/religion/fundamentalism/bible/cbgw/intro.html

    However, even after you have read the Bible from cover to cover multiple times, you still won’t have an answer to Teresa’s question on why you can’t celebrate mothers’ day. After all, the Bible does say “Honor your mother and your father.” Seems like setting aside a day specifically to honor one’s mother would fall right in line with that biblical commandment. Those who tell you otherwise are being Pharisaical. And according to the “truth in the Bible” Jesus hated the pharisees for imposing just such extraneous laws.

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  • Tina Colley

    Danny Learn the Truth about The Bible before you tell lies

  • Tina Colley

    Ben IF you Studyed The Bible you would see that we are not lieing. See What the Bible Really Teaches before you accuse poeple

  • Tina Colley

    You need to study the Bible and see for your self. Talk To one of Jehovahs winess

  • Tina Colley

    Hi Teresa. You want answers,. Study The truth in the Bible

  • Tina Colley

    Ben if you want to know why then study the truth in the Bible, For free

  • Tina Colley

    Tresa. We done talk to people about those things. Jesus said in Matthew 10:8 You recieved free give free. we teach the Bible for free. Ask one of Jehovahs Witenesses to teach you the Truth about the Bible

  • Teresa

    If megan dosen’t want to answer my questions who voultneer to answer them please. Ben- I am not really studying cause i’m working alot and working at the gym. Can you answer my questions from my letters, or somone else, im curious…….. and Nobody else told me what happens if you can’t attend the meetings or conventions… Anbody please answer them i will be happy and glad if you do. so again anybody voulteer PLEASE WRITE BACK ANYBODY WITH ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH….. ENJOY UR PRESIDENT’S DAY ALL

  • http://www.JehovahsWitnessBlog.com Ben

    Hi Teresa,

    Let’s be fair – maybe Megan simply hasn’t checked JWB again.

    Most JWs will have answers about having faith, or try to give you some explanation for things. You have to ask YOURSELF whether there is ANY excuse for letting a child die when you have the ability to help him/her live? The JWs will say some excuses from the bible about the blood issue, but personally any religion or god that would have me let a child die does not deserve my time or worship.

    There are plenty of other examples to think of.

    And remember that in general, in life, when someone says something to you, be skeptical. Where is their real evidence? I’ll believe anything, if there is evidence for it, and there is no evidence for the existence of God and plenty of evidence that proves the bible is full of mistakes. That Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult – the evidence is through the charts!


  • Teresa

    Look Ben MEGAN hasnt my questions yet

  • Teresa

    Hi MEGAN,
    How come you didn’t answer my questions its February 10th, 2012 nothing from you. So i’ll ask my questions again. So when you do the field service how do u try to convince people-
    1. They can’t vote
    2. Can’t put there hand over heart
    3. Can’t celebrate mothers day
    4. cannot accept blood tranfusions
    5. that your religion is true
    6. Try to convert people (me)

  • Teresa

    Teeny, i might see her Wednesday so please write them simple so i can write them and give to her to answer.

  • http://www.JehovahsWitnessBlog.com Teeny

    Hi Teresa,

    Is that the email you’ll be sending the Jehovah’s Witness that is studying with you? If it is, please ask her to take a look at this website. She’ll see your comments and our replies, but that doesn’t matter. I would like to ask her some questions with regards to her “faith”.


  • teresa

    I kinda agree with ben

  • Teresa

    Hi megan, my name is Teresa. How are you? How many hours you have to try to convince peole that (a) you can’t vote (b) can’t support the military and navy. (c) belive that my religion is not true and throw everything i learned in religion school away and upset my family. I am studying right now, but my mind not clear to join, but letting u know now i will still vote and support my cousin who in Dubi right now, and i can’t even attend your meetings or conventions in order to get baptized. My relationship with jesus christ is not well, so i dont know what im doing is right. but i know ben to you is not. but i am not 1,000000% sure. please write back Megan

    looking foward from hearing from u.


  • http://www.JehovahsWitnessBlog.com Ben

    Hi again, Megan!

    1) Find one lie on this blog and we’ll retract it. Can’t get fairer than that.
    2) It isn’t a choice to take blood or not. If you take blood, you are disfellowshipped (or, I think they call it automatic disassociation). Simple. It isn’t a choice. It’s a rule. The only choice you have is regarding blood ‘fractions’. The blood issue is huge because you have to ask yourself would a loving God ask anyone to hold back medical treatment to save a child? I think not. And what happens when you get disfellowshipped? All your Jehovah’s Witness family and friends will shun you – it’s another rule. You don’t have to take my word for it – please do some research into Watchtower literature or ask your elders. Just a note – it’s NEVER okay, under any circumstances, to allow a child to die rather than provide an available, valid, medical treatment. I would hope you’d agree.
    3) The last days prophecy – there are no more earthquakes now than before (there are less, actually, though you hear more because we are now a global community with technology to communicate wherever we are). Crime rates are lower. Thanks to medical advances, people live longer than ever (think back in history to when people died young) and the human population just passed 7 Billion people. Look around you – things aren’t getting worse, no matter what the Watchtower says. Things are getting better. Yes, the world isn’t perfect, but it is getting better, as my examples show (And you can easily research statistics on the internet about these things).
    4) Faith isn’t a virtue – faith means being able to believe in anything even if evidence says it can’t possibly be true. That means I can believe in anything I want. That isn’t a good thing, I am sure you agree. Also, as someone who has been through many religions, you should know that everyone says you need ‘faith’ but it doesn’t mean a thing if a Hindu says to you to have faith that what they believe is true. Those other religions you were in were no more true, as you came to see by yourself, because they said they had ‘faith’.

    Despite what you may think – that we are disgruntled and angry – we honestly want to help people get all the evidence about Jehovah’s Witnesses to make up their own minds. That is why everything I have said you can do your own independent research to see whether it is true or not. Contact us if you want more assistance, comments, or whatever.


    It says in the Bible that Jesus’s true followers would be persecuted: Reading this blog has opened my eyes to that persecution: It is so amazing how someone who seems to be realativly smart can be controlled by the wicked one:
    Yes we preach we go door to door to spread the good news, you have a brain you can choose to follow it or you can choose to turn away. The blood issue is a choice too, the bible states even in your king james version that we should not take in blood.
    As for the new kingdom you do know its a heavenly king dom right?
    “Just as Jesus predicted, his “presence” as heavenly King has been marked by dramatic world developments—war, famine, earthquakes, pestilences.Such developments bear powerful testimony to the fact that 1914 indeed marked the birth of God’s heavenly Kingdom and the beginning of “the last days” of this present wicked system of things.—”
    ““The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”—

    “With each passing year, the world is becoming more and more dangerous. It is overrun with warring armies, dishonest politicians, hypocritical religious leaders, and hardened criminals. The world as a whole is beyond reform. ”

    Just because your Faith is yours does not give you the right to rip apart something you do not understand.
    Thats why we live in America we have the RIGHT to beleive in what we want, and the RIGHT to share it. Just as you have the RIGHT to bad mouth it.

    Jehovah Be blessed: And Faith be with you.

  • http://www.JehovahsWitnessBlog.com Ben

    Hi Danny,

    Thanks for your comments. You are absolutely right – they deceive people from the first moment they get.

    The sad thing is that many Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t even realise it, convinced that everything they do is for love. They don’t see the hypocrisy at all, showing once again that they are a cult and not just a religion.

    The blood issue is a huge thing, yet many people I speak to don’t really understand that JWs are dangerous. As you said, thousands die because of their stance on blood. As Steven Weinberg said, for a good person to do something evil – that takes religion (or in this case, a brainwashing cult). My opinion is that it’s bad enough that adults will let themselves die for their beliefs, but they are old enough to make their own choices. When children, however, have that decision made for them by their parents, they are getting away with murder.

    Everyone, this is a good issue to bring up with JWs when they knock on your door next time!



  • http://www.dannyhaszard.com Danny Haszard

    The Jehovah’s Witnesses teach preach that Jesus had his return aka second coming October 1914,then they spin all sorts of doctrinal embellishments on that date with 1918 being their appointment by Jesus as sole heirs of this 1914 Kingdom coming.
    They teach Michael the Archangel is one and same as Jesus,Have a deadly dogma prohibiting whole Blood transfusion but use cow’s blood calling it *Hemopure*.
    They teach only 144,000 go to heaven,on and on and on with made up man made dogmas……JW are a spin-off of the second adventist and have this in common with the SDA both of which shun Christmas holiday.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses promotion of their Watchtower sect has the net effect of stumbling and turning people off to the real Gospel.
    Jesus said: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte; and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves” (Matt 23:15)

  • http://www.dannyhaszard.com Danny Haszard

    Jehovahs Witnesses apostate 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.

    *Wolves in sheep’s clothing*
    My family was spiritually and financially swindled by the apostate Watchtower society,3rd generation Jehovah’s Witness Danny Haszard