1. Are we attacking the Jehovah's Witness faith?
Daniel wrote "I cannot believe tactics people use to try and condemn another faith"
The JW Info Line is dedicated to helping Jehovah's Witnesses and former Witnesses who have left the Watchtower to understand historic Christianity and is not intended as an attack on their faith. On the contrary, it is historic Christianity which is constantly being attacked by the Watchtower. As Christians we accept the Bible's advice to "..in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." 1 Peter 3:15, 16. Because of this, we welcome the challenge to our faith by the Jehovah's Witnesses and with respect and love we plan to continue for many years to give them the answers that they do not hear at the kingdom hall.
2. Are the "simulated discussions" real conversations?
Daniel wrote "I cant believe this simulated discussion is even based on anything that has actually occurred. Either it is completely fabricated, or it was based on a discussion with a JW who really didnt know too much about his Faith."
The "simulated discussions" are used as a tool to present historic Christian beliefs in comparison with the Watchtower's teaching. Discussions are often more interesting reading than a straight article. We have created Joe's character as a gentle Jehovah's Witness who believes the teachings in the Watchtower but who is at times open to hearing and trying to understand what Chris actually believes not what the Watchtower has told him that she believes. Although Joe does not come across as particularly aggressive, he does spout typical Watchtower reasonings which he honestly believes to be true. Joe does not "make up" false reasonings to get out of a bible discussion, but only uses official reasoning that has been printed in Watchtower literature. Watch in the coming weeks and months as we plan to document the Watchtower teachings that we use in our conversations and articles.
3. Is the King James Version the only reliable translation?
Daniel wrote, "Lastly, I read some of your articles of which one I thought was truly a common downfall of Cristendom. This article concerns the 2nd part of "Jehovas Name" found on your site under "Transcripts." The problem I note is that you use a version of the Bible that I have yet to hear of. Yes, you may say that many Christian scholars use it today, but that is exactly the problem. It is only used by those who share your beliefs. ...so how is one person supposed to choose which to use? The answer is the oldest that one can read. I use the KJV. I understand it"
The JW info line is specifically dedicated to helping Jehovah's Witnesses and former Jehovah's Witnesses and has not been set up as a forum for debate on other issues that do not affect Jehovah's Witnesses such as the King James Only debate. There are many other good sites that have addressed this issue. We recommend you do some honest hearted search into the different manuscripts that the translations are based on instead of debating the actual translations themselves. Since the Witnesses accept the Westcott and Hort text that the NIV and the NAS translations have used and which was also used for the New World Translation (although the New World Translation is not faithful to the Greek text) we have used the NIV and the New World Translation to prove our point to the Witnesses in our two articles dealing with Jehovah's Name. (By the way, we call them transcripts because they are taken from our recorded messages for Jehovah's Witnesses).