Your methods, in my humble opinion.So what is Harsh? you say?
Some say it's easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar. And believe me when I tell you, I understand frustration. But, in my experiences, I've learned that our thoughts, actions, reactions, and speech, determine, for the most part, the outcome of our intentions. In Matthew 24, our anointed Savior said, "stand in the holy place." This means to "maintain righteous stance." If we become so agitated that we allow our emotions to diminish our righteousness, then we become, not just as guilty, but worse than infidels. Having debated with Jehovah's Witnesses for as long as I have, I realized that the only method existing to change their beliefs is to address the interpretation of the scriptures they cite.
But, are you confronting false-prophets? And if you truly believe you are, then you're confronting people that believe, sincerely, that they're genuine believers of our Godhead. If that's the case, then they're siblings-in-Christ, but either, confused, or led astray. And if that's the case, then,as the scriptures say, confront them with two or more witnesses. And if they still won't hear you, then either, introduce them to an authority figure of your congregation, or leave them alone altogether. All you can do is plant the seed. In the end, though, scriptures instruct us to restore such a one in the spirit of meekness.So it is not wise to confront FALSE Prophets....?
In conclusion,congenial debate and discussion are one thing, but arguments coupled with dislike, anger, and animosity, are futile.
In my experiences, they've both, admitted they were in error for predicting dates and have admitted to being mistaken, or at fault.I have NEVER heard that JW's repented from giving prophesying FALSLY! They do not REPENT...they do NOT ever say they are WRONG.
I can't show you such evidence, but I did hear it firsthand from an elder of their organization. And I've no reason not to believe him since, to the best of my knowledge, they haven't predicted any further dates.Please show me where you have heard that JW's REPENTED, of ALL those false dates.
What date did you come up with when you did the math according to the prophesies?The Bible specifically says NO ONE knows the time or day .....yet JW's still say Jesus returned INVISIBLY in 1914....
It means that the fulfillment of the end-times prophesies will effect the whole earth and not just a local region. Read Matthew 24, please and if you will. You'll notice that of all the curses our anointed Savior mentioned, not one hasn't plagued this earth since the fall of man, whether it be war, famine, pestilence, or what-have-you. But, since the beginning of the 1900's, these curses have plagued all of mankind at the same time. In this way, every eye is beholding him.The Bible says....every eye will BEHOLD Him.......(does this mean Invisibly?????
I've, personally, never witnessed such an insult from them, but of course, that doesn't mean that others haven't.Jw say WE ....me and YOU are of Satan...
Do you believe it's godly? Now, don't get me wrong. I don't believe it's ungodly to have a military, but I do when our military forces are sent out to commit wickedness. Do you believe the concept of "manifest destiny" is holy and righteous? Do you believe the children of "God" should engage in secular wars?Our Military is a Satanic system....