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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
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.