Thank God and The Holy Spirit. Before I went into their house, I prayed to God and asked for His help because I knew what I was up against.
My wife has been studying with them for years. She is a second generation JW and has apparently bought into this religion. She feels torn though because she wants to celebrate Holidays but feels that she cannot do this and "please Jehovah" at the same time. She thinks she is going to die because she celebrates them with me.
When my wife and I moved in together six years ago, I began studying with them as well. For years, I saw the hypocrisy in the churches that I had been attending but I did not fully embrace their doctrines either. I did begin to think that maybe they were on to something and when my wife announced last spring (2009) that she wanted to become a witness, this bothered me.
What bothered me more was my realizing how confused I was and how I wasn't sure if I knew what was the truth anymore. At that time, I have heard so much Watchtower theology that I was beginning to see myself as becoming a Jehovah's Witness because I was beginning to think that they may have been right. But I decided before I take that leap, I better figure out what the Bible really says and what the Truth really is. So I prayed and began reading the Bible.
The first think I discovered was that their teaching of the 144,000 did not appear to jive with what the Bible described in Revelations. I remember what other pastors had said about the 144,000 so I did some research on the Internet (Satan's domain according to my wife). I found this great website at http://www.gotquestions.org/ that help me with questions concerning the 144,000, Jesus being Michael the Archangel, and other Watchtower beliefs as well as what the Bible actually teaches. It lead me to http://www.4jehovah.org/ that covered more of the Watchtower theology and how they differ from the Bible. Then that site lead me to http://www.freeminds.org/ and my eyes were opened to the unchristian practices of the Watchtower and the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Any hope my wife may have had of me becoming a Jehovah's Witness was destroyed as I am now in fear of them and what they may do to my family and my daughter. After a lot of prayer and my rededicating my life to Christ Jesus, I learned that my fear should be to God alone (Isaiah 8:12-13) and that we should sanctify Christ as Lord in our hearts (1 Peter 3:14-15).
I thank the Lord for showing me the things that He did. I've known this elder and his wife for years and they are in their 80's (been in the "truth" for 50 years). I also know my wife loves the Lord but feels that the only way to serve Him is through the Watchtower organization. She does not want to disappoint the elder and his wife nor does she want to displease her mom (a devout witness who raised her in this religion). She's blinded herself to reason and has embraced this error. She actually thinks that there is nothing wrong with those baptismal questions.
Please pray for us as well as for all Jehovah's Witnesses who are trapped in this cult. Pray that the Holy Spirit will show them the error being taught by the Watchtower Society and that they need to come to Christ for salvation. Let us all pray and plant the seeds that God can use to lead these people out of darkness.