Posted by: L. E. Barnes | December 7, 2010

Leaving the JW’s

Former Jehovah’s Witness Peter Price talks with Doug Harris about his experiences of joining and leaving this sect:


I’ll just add a couple of things. First, this bit of information from a study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public life:

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses have the lowest retention rate of any religious tradition. Only 37% of all those who say they were raised as Jehovah’s Witnesses still identify themselves as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  • So nearly 2/3 of people brought up in this sect end up leaving it… Now why does that not surprise me?

    Also, Peter Price goes on to remark in a later segment that in all his years prosyletizing for JW’s (and I quote) “[n]ot one Christian ever showed us the love of God and asked us if we would like to know Christ.” What an indictment! I realize on the one hand that it’s easy to get annoyed or defensive with people such as JW’s; after all, they are peddling a false gospel. (And yes, I have to be watch my own attitude toward them.) Yet we must not forget that Christ died for them as well, and our concern should not be with “winning” an argument but with the salvation of their souls.



    1. These are very interesting videos. It is indeed a terrible indictment against us supposed Christians that we do not offer to share Christ with those who come knocking. It’s one reason why I took to blogging. We never know who will come visiting and who may be moved to find out more because we have created a presence – a little house for the Lord on the internet.

      • Good way to put it! My ideal is to use blogging as a form of witnessing, though I’m sure I have quite a way to go at improving!

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