& Jehovah's Witnesses
by David A. Reed
Mormons Answered Verse by Verse
Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse
(Baker Book House)
Quick answers at your fingertips during Bible discussions.
Footnotes explain how to refute JW and Mormon arguments.
Sample footnoted page
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Answering Mormons & Jehovah's Witnesses
Footnotes equip you to respond to visitors at your door, and refute their misuse of Scripture.
FOOTNOTES in the DOORSTEP BIBLE Answering Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses help you respond to the zealous people who stand at your doorstep, Bible in hand, misusing the Holy Scriptures in an effort to recruit you to their cultic organization.
David A. Reed has authored more than a dozen books on these two sects. His other books enable you answer JWs and Mormons at your door, but you would have to juggle your Bible along with one or more volumes of commentary.
Here, you now have a modern Bible translation with notes explaining the verses Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses love to quote out of context -- along with notes on other verses they hate to look at because the plain reading of Scripture proves their interpretations wrong.
This helpful information is now compiled together at your fingertips here in this single volume.
The "STEALTH" and "STANDARD" paperback editions both feature the same content. But the covers (and book titles) are different. The cover of the "STEALTH" edition displays only "HOLY BIBLE" in large print on a plain black cover. Below that, in much smaller print, is the name of the Bible version used: "The Original Bible for Modern Readers". And below that, in even smaller script, so that it is not readily readable without looking closely, "with footnotes answering mormons & jehovah's witnesses".
The DOORSTEP BIBLE features the text of The Original Bible for Modern Readers (TOB) along with David A. Reed's footnotes.
The TOB Bible version renders the divine name as Jehovah where the Hebrew name for God -- the Tetragrammaton -- occurs in the original manuscripts, which is especially useful in responding to both Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. A comparison with the JW New World Translation exposes the presumptuousness of JW translators who inappropriately added “Jehovah” where it does not appear in the original manuscripts -- such as at Romans 14:8, for example. Moreover, the appearance of the expression “Jehovah God” throughout the Old Testament disproves polytheistic Mormon claims that the name “Jehovah” and the title “God” (Hebrew Elohim) refer to two different Gods in their pantheon. (See the footnotes at Genesis 2:4 and Deuteronomy 6:4.)
Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses are quite different theologically, but quite similar in a number of other ways.
Theologically, Mormons view the Father, Son and Holy Ghost as three different gods, believe that God the Father was once a man, and believe that their church members will someday become gods, too -- while JWs believe that the Father is God alone, the Son is merely the first angel God created, and the "holy spirit" (which they do not capitalize) is neither God nor a person, but just a force that God uses to get things done.
However, the two sects are very similar in a number of ways:
Both view theirs as the only true Church, the restoration of true Christianity -- and all other churches as apostate false religions.
Both originated in the western New York-Pennsylvania area of America during the 1800s.
Both send members door-to-door, recruiting new members and spreading their message to your doorstep.
Both have produced their own Bible translations with key verses modified or added to fit their unique teachings.
Both give lip service to the Bible, but actually put other publications above the Bible as their guide to belief and practice.
And, most seriously, both put members into an Old Testament style supposed relationship with God through an organizational hierarchy, rather than a New Testament style personal relationship with God through the risen Christ. Both sects usurp the role of Jesus as Lord, Savior and Mediator by putting their organizational hierarchy in that role instead -- requiring obedience to the organization (so it becomes their 'Lord'), making salvation dependent upon the organization (so it becomes their 'Savior'), and placing the organization in the position of Mediator, acting as God's spokesman or mouthpiece on earth today.
Why single out Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses? Aren't there many churches today that ignore or contradict the age-old truths found in the Bible? Yes, just as the Mormons and JWs teach "another Jesus" (2 Corinthians 11:4), different from the Jesus of the Bible, so many churches today preach the Jesus of popular culture who accepts everyone and everything, without requiring anything of anyone -- especially not the repentance from sin that the real Jesus called for throughout his ministry. David A. Reed addresses the mainstream churches in his other book Come, Follow Jesus!--the Real Jesus. (ComeFollowJesus.net)
But here his focus is on those who stand at your doorstep, Bible in hand, quoting Scripture in well-rehearsed presentations that twist the meaning of the Word of God. This volume will help you "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." (Jude 1:3 TOB)
David A. Reed, editor of DOORSTEP BIBLE Answering Mormons & Jehovah's Witnesses, served for a decade as a contributing editor of Dr. Walter Martin's Christian Research Journal and has authored some twenty books on Bible topics.
His books on the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons include:
Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse (Baker Book House)
Also published in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Faroese and
partially in Arabic
Answering Jehovah's Witnesses Subject by Subject (Baker Book House)
Also published in Polish
Mormons Answered Verse by Verse (Baker Book House)
Behind the Watchtower Curtain (Crowne Publications 1989, BookSurge 2006)
Also published in Russian and Japanese
Jehovah-Talk: The Mind Control Language of Jehovah's Witnesses (Baker Books 1997, Lulu 2010)
Jehovah's Witness Literature (Baker Book House)
Blood on the Altar (Prometheus Books)
No Blood! (a novel, BookSurge)
Mormons: How to Witness to Them (Baker Book House)
Index of Watchtower Errors (Baker Book House)
Mormonism: Changes, Contradictions and Errors (Baker Book House)
Worse than Waco: Jehovah's Witnesses Hide a Tragedy (BookSurge)
How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism (Baker Book House)
How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower (Baker Book House 1989, CreateSpace 2010)