This podcast is based on an invitation we received from the moderators of Reddit to participate in a question and answer segment from their members. It was our decision to read the questions from their site and then answer them live on our YouTube channel in a live format.
This podcast is a re-enactment of what it is like going out in the door-to-door preaching work with Jehovah’s Witnesses. While NOT every Witness may engage in such chatter, most congregations around the globe are known for the gossip and telling the business of those that they meet in their ministry.
FOR THE RECORD: Jehovah’s Witnesses know that when they go on a Bible Study or a Return Visit, the person is not a dedicated, baptized Witness, therefore, when they come back to the car to relate the experience about the person they met at the door, it is not considered gossip. I cannot remember a time when someone went to a door and was met with drama, that they did not come back and share that experience. Thus, everyone knew the business of the person that was met at the door that shared their personal story with the JW.
As the old saying goes, it you don’t want others to find out about your business, you should not tell anyone. When the Jehovah’s Witness goes out to find what they term “sheeplike ones” to recruit into their fold, these persons believe they are speaking in confidence and that God’s Holy Spirit is with the individual they are confiding in about their personal life.
Unfortunately, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not have any formal training to counsel or shepherd others, nor are they under obligation like a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist to keep any information you reveal to them private. Therefore, if you are studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses, its best that you stop talking and telling your business. Also, you need to do research about this organization and find out the true history on its foundation. You may find yourself quite surprised.