Was that Elvis and the trumpetiers or just the trumpetiers?
Article by Morman Organization about JW'S
So, is it supposed to be a good thing when one cult praises another cult?
As a result, they achieve 80+% long-term retention
This is incorrect. JWs have been shown to have the highest turnover of any religion, with 50% of the number baptised leaving every year. The other figures also seem to be somewhat incorrect or selective, as the Mormons have grown quicker than JW's and have higher numbers globally.
I challenged this exact article on two other sites, since it is obviously NOT from any LDS source. I requested sources, references, etc., and so far ..... NADA, ZIP, ZILCH.
This is bogus.
I also thought it was fishy. This email came without any original article attached to it.
Also, since the JW's don't respect any other religion's opinion on anything, why should any supposedly LDS-sponsored article be any big high-5 for them? If they don't believe other religions are anything other than spawns of Satan, then nothing coming from those "evil" sources should be quoted as being wonderful.
Isn't this kind of like how the JW's would quote directly from Kingdom of the Cults by that great fake Walter Martin whenever they wanted to dump on the SDA's or the LDS, and then vehemently deny everything the SAME book had to say about their own JW religion?
That never made much sense to me. Can't walk on both sides of the road at the same time. Just doesn't work.
I believe that JWs place more literature worldwide than any other group, but that is the only element of the article that rings true.
The Witnesses VERY SELECTIVELY sliced and diced from this report: http://www.cumorah.com/bestprograms.htm
"The World's Best Non-LDS Missionary Programs
This page catalogues some of the most exceptional missionary successes of non-LDS religious groups.
Non-LDS groups that consistently report remarkable missionary results are listed here. The listing of some non-LDS groups here does not in any way endorse their activities or teachings, nor does it imply that LDS and non-LDS missionary efforts are equivalent, nor that all lessons from non-LDS groups are necessarily transferable to an LDS setting. Other denominations lack the fullness of the gospel, modern revelation, and the authority that are necessary to building up of Christ's Kingdom on Earth. Nevertheless, in the spirit of seeking out all good and all that which is profitable for learning and instruction, some selected items are presented here in the hope that some value may be derived from them. Joseph Smith taught:
"Have the Presbyterians any truth? Yes. Have the Baptists, Methodists, etc., any truth? Yes. They all have a little truth mixed with error. We should gather all the good and true principles in the world and treasure them up, or we shall not come out true 'Mormons.'" Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 316
It should also be understood that the content of this page is the sole responsibility of the author, and not of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to which this site has no legal relation."
Compare the Witnesses with these other "winners":
Best Native Missionary Program — K.P. Yohannan of Gospel for Asia
Best Community Outreach Strategy — DAWN Ministries
Best Church Planting Program — International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention
Best Evangelistic Broadcasting Network — Adventist World Radio
Best Parachurch Volunteer Organization — Maranatha
Best Scripture Translation Organization — Wycliffe Bible Translators
Best Missionary Research — George Barna
Best Audioscripture Ministry — Audioscriptures.org and Hosanna.org
Best Unreached People Project — Joshua Project
Best Internet Outreach — David Yonggi Cho and Yoido Full Gospel Church