Reasoning with Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses believe that:
a. Christians are persecuted for being servants of Jehovah and for their undivided allegiance to his Kingdom. 19
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Q1. Why are Christians persecuted?
Matt 5:11-"Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my [Jesus'] account."
Matt 10:22-"and you will be hated by all for my name's sake"
Matt 24:9-"you will be hated by all nations on account of My name"
Mark 13:13-"and you will be hated by all on account of My name"
Luke 21:12-"persecute you...for My name's sake"
Luke 21:17-"and you will be hated by all on account of My name"
John 15:21-"But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake"
Acts 9:16-"for I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name"
Gal 6:12-It is only those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ
Phil 1:29-for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake
2 Ti 3:12-And indeed, all who desire to live in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
1 Pet 4:14-If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
1 Pet 4:16-However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
Rev 2:3-"I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary."
Rev 16:6-blood of the witnesses of Jesus
Rev 20:4-beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God
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a. Christians are persecuted for bearing the name of Jesus Christ.
19. Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 1292