Some faiths such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses ?
Go knocking on peoples doors and tell people about the bible, and God purpose for humans. But... does it say in the bible that they should go knocking on doors preaching or even stopping people in the street/park to talk to people. Any bible verse to show they should preach this way or not?
- lillieLv 64 months agoFavourite answer
Jesus Christ set his followers an excellent example as an evangelizer. Regarding the ministry of Christ and his apostles, God’s Word states: “He went journeying from city to city and from village to village, preaching and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him.” (Luke 8:1) What about the apostles themselves? After the outpouring of holy spirit at Pentecost of 33 C.E., “every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus.”—Acts 5:42.
The biggest difference is that Jehovahs Witnesses use the Bible as their only source of preaching.
The Mormons use a 'Book of Mormon' which is not Bible based and is man made doctrine.Source(s): New World Translation Bible
- PubliusLv 74 months ago
Actually, we prefer to talk to people in their houses or their friends' houses.
- DerekLv 54 months ago
The phrase "knocking on doors" isn't anywhere in the Bible but it does say "Jesus travelled from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him... While a large crowd was gathering, coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable..." Luke 8:1-4. In that era, most of the people at home would be women with children and it would be socially inappropriate for men to call at their home. Note how people came to Jesus in large crowds? That calls for a public, open gathering.
In Acts 5:42 the apostles were daily in the temple - see 3:1-11 & 5:12 for there public witness at the temple - adding "and from house to house they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good new that Jesus is the Christ." So there's the going to houses bit. But the NT shows that standing up in public places, riversides, town gates, public squares, synagogues etc was by far the main way of preaching. Note also the difference between what they preached and what JW talk about when they go house to house: the gospel of Jesus as Christ, and King of God's kingdom! When was the last time a member of the public had any JW speak to them when cold-calling on either theme? They hammer away at their gospel message of a paradise earth. That's the difference!
- Anonymous4 months ago
Jesus preached to the woman at the well, read John chapter 4
Noah is the first person designated as “a preacher” (2Pe 2:5),Jesus did not remain in the wilderness region of Judea after his 40-day fast there, nor did he isolate himself as in a monastic life. He recognized that his divine commission called for a preaching work, and he carried it on publicly, in cities and villages, in the temple area, synagogues, marketplaces and streets, as well as in the countryside. (Mr 1:39; 6:56; Lu 8:1; 13:26; Joh 18:20)
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- 4 months ago
the bible does mention that Jesus did knock on doors. and the bible does mention the divine commission to go forth into all the world and in one place it literally tells to go forth and ordain elders. the same is true in Latter day saint scriptures, there is a divine commission and there is priesthood duty defined to teach and preach and expound the scriptures inviting all unto baptism, calling people to repent of their sin.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Both groups lead a person to hell, because both groups teach works for salvation (works for salvation leads to hell), and both groups reject the truth that the Lord Jesus Christ is God. Stay completely away from both groups. Here is the truth: Death leads to immediate heaven or hell. The only way to have eternal life, the only way to be in heaven and avoid hell, is by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life (John 6:47). It is that simple and that easy. It is too late to be saved after death. Jesus is God and Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Nothing else pays for our sins, not works from us or anything else, and Jesus already paid for our sins with His death and blood. You cannot add any works to getting into heaven (Romans 4:5).
- 4 months ago
Act 20:20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house.
There's nothing wrong with such door knocking. What's wrong is the false teachings of these two religions.
- BillyLv 44 months ago
A lady I know of had an illness which meant she couldn't leave her house. The Jehovah's Witness scam artists came a knocking. Now her and her husband pay 15% of their earnings ( his ) to them monthly.
Its called exploitation!!!
- thesunLv 64 months ago
In fact Jehovah himself says that if anyone should attempt to change your religion you must drag him to the outskirts of your village and stone him until he is dead...