How Witnesses Study the Bible

I was barely 8 years old when my mother allowed a nice Jehovah’s Witness “sister” to come into our home. Shortly afterwards Mom decided to accept the lady’s offer for a “free weekly Bible study.” I realized later that because the “sister” seemed very sweet and sincere, she could easily charm my Catholic mother in practiced ways that quickly overwhelmed any objections. She was even able to convince my mother that a Bible study “would be good for your young son.” For the next couple of months that sweet JW sister studied with both my mother and me for one hour each week. We’d open our Bible a few times, but most of our time in “Bible study” was spent reading paragraphs from a green book entitled “Let God Be True.” Initially, I looked forward to quietly sitting in on the study with my mother and the friendly lady. Even … Continue reading