From the Book: "House-to-House ministry"

Question: Is your house-to-house ministry fulfillment of a Biblical commission?

Answer: Yes, it is based on Matthew 28:18-20: "And Jesus approached (his disciples) and spoke to them saying: "... All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in earth. Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world." (Matthew 28:18-20 MKJV) But also other Bible texts mention that a Christian has to make public declaration of his Christian faith, as it is written in Matthew 24:14; 10:7,11-13; Acts 20:20,21; 5:42; Zephaniah 2:2,3; Isaiah 6:8,11,12.

Question: Why do you continue this work although you know that your missionary work is being opposed and you are even attacked and persecuted?

Answer: It says in John 15:18-19 MKJV: "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."

Question: Should not Christians be Christ`s witnesses instead of Jehovah`s witnesses?

Answer: Of course, you are right, we are under obligation to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. But Jesus Christ himself was always a faithful witness of his father, "Jehovah God", or "Jahwe God", if you prefer, and besides: What is the meaning of the name Jesus in English? It means "Jehovah is salvation". And John 17:3 MKJV states: "And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."

A publication about a conference of religious leaders in Spain noted this: "Perhaps ... (the churches) are excessively neglectful about that which precisely constitutes the greatest preoccupation of the Witnesses - the home visit, which comes within the apostolic methodology of the primitive church. While the churches, on not few occasions, limit themselves to constructing their temples, ringing their bells to attract the people and to preaching inside their places of worship, ... (the Witnesses) follow the apostolic tactic of going from house to house and of taking advantage of every occasion to witness."(El Catolicismo, Bogotá [Colombia], September 14, 1975, page 14).