The name Jehovah’s Witnesses often brings up images of well dressed people going around a neighborhood distributing their religious material and preaching about their religion. This is where public knowledge usually stops and vague ideas about the group starts. This issue of Areopagus Journal seeks to explore some of the basic facts about the Jehovah’s Witnesses like who they are as an organization and what they believe. In addition to those basics, this journal will briefly walk through issues and objections that are levied against the group. These include the group’s history of predicting the end/start of Armageddon, their understanding of who Jesus Christ was/is, and a salvation that is works oriented. There are articles by well respected Christian apologist that have done work with the Witnesses for decades. This allows the journal to hit the major issues while putting it in a way that everyone can understand, whether you are studying with/about the Witnesses or are a Witness that wants to know what Christians outside the group say about the religion.
Veritas: Jehovah’s Witnesses? by Craig Branch
Who Are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? by Clete Hux and Craig Branch
What Must the Jehovah’s Witness Do To Be Saved? by Keith Gibson
The End That Wasn’t: The False Prophecies of the Watchtower by Clete Hux
Defending the Deity of Christ and the Trinity Against Jehovah’s Witnesses by Ron Rhodes
Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses by Ron Rhodes. Harvest House, 1993
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan Edited by Paul Copan. IVP, 1998
Their God Is Too Small: Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God by Bruce A. Ware. Crossway, 2003; 129 pages.
Social Justice and the Christian Church by Ronald H. Nash. Academic Renewal, 2002; 168 pages
Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard. Navpress, 2002; 252 pages.