Revised, Updated, and Expanded 2022
Originally written and compiled by Todd Ellis with the aid of his wife Betty and printed in 2008, this Third Edition has been completely updated and expanded by this ministry. It contains over 150 pages of informative biblical expositions in an 8.5″ x 11″ professionally bound workbook. It includes photocopies of Watchtower materials, and charts by both the Ellises and by other Christian apologists. Following a critical look at the Watchtower Organization and their teachings and claims, this workbook uses Scripture to explain the biblical view of key doctrines like Jesus Christ, salvation, and grace.
KNOW THE TRUTH! concludes with nearly 60 questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses with Scripture references as well as suggestions for sharing the true gospel with them effectively.
Mr. Ellis was the husband and father of a Jehovah’s Witness family who were lost in the Watchtower Society for twelve years. Todd served as an elder, public speaker, and teacher for the Watchtower Society in their local kingdom hall in Pennsylvania. His wife Betty served as an auxiliary pioneer.
Todd and Betty, along with their three children, were saved out of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watchtower Organization in December of 1981. Since becoming born again followers of Jesus Christ in 1982, they have actively shared their testimonies and ways to better help Jehovah’s Witnesses meet the biblical Savior Jesus Christ.
Todd went to be with the Lord in 2020. He and Betty were the previous leaders of Make Sure Ministries, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) Bible apologetics ministry.
Mrs. Nock edited this most recent edition of KNOW THE TRUTH! Her goal was to bring Mr. Ellis’ workbook up-to-date some 14 years after the original edition. In the process material was updated, revised, and expanded to include more topics, including changes that have occurred in the Watchtower Society such as the dishonest editing decisions in their 2013 New World Translation of the Bible and their move to a largely online presence. She is the current facilitator of Make Sure Ministries.
See below for a partial Table of Contents.
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Partial TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What Is a High-Performance Religious Group?
- SECTION 1 – Watchtower Bible & Tract Society
- Watchtower Authority Takes Control
- WT Is God’s Channel of Communication?
- “Fight Against Independent Thinking”
- False Prophecies & Wrong Doctrines
- SECTION 2 – Basic Teachings of the Watchtower Society
- What Does the WT Teach and Believe?
- Life Behind the WT Curtain
- WT Changes the Baptism Formula
- Blood Transfusions Forbidden
- A Brief WT History to the Present
- SECTION 3 – The Good News!
- Jehovah’s Saving Gospel
- By Grace, Not by Works!
- Why Are You Working for God?
- Assurance of Eternal Life
- Surpassing Greatness of Knowing Jesus Christ
- “In Christ” and “Christ in You”
- Rest, Peace, and Joy in Christ
- SECTION 4 – New World Translation
- WT’s Bible “Translation”
- Biblical Scholars Expose WT’s “Translation” of John 1:1
- Demotion of Jesus
- WT’s Infamous “Translation” of John 1:1
- John 1:1 “Translation” by Johannes Greber
- WT Demotes the Holy Spirit
- More WT Translation Dishonesty
- SECTION 5 – The Jesus of the Bible
- Who Is the Biblical Jesus?
- Should We Worship Jesus?
- Importance of the Name of Jesus
- Jesus’ Bodily Resurrection
- Who Is the Holy Spirit?
- Is “Jehovah” a False Transliteration of God’s Name?
- Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Two Mighty Gods
- SECTION 6 – Death and the Afterlife
- Where are the Dead?
- Sheol, Hades, and Gehenna
- Spirit, Soul, and Body
- Our Citizenship Is in Heaven
- The 144,000 or “Whoever”?
- SECTION 7 – Christians: Effective Witnessing
- You Will Be Witnesses of Me, Jesus
- Effective Witnessing
- Avoid Quarrels!
- Questions to Plant Seeds toward Setting JWs Free
- Come to Jesus–Find Rest for Your Soul
- Bibles in English
- Working Together for Jesus
- SECTION 8 – Testimonies, Resources, Ministries
- Todd’s Testimony
- Betty’s Testimony
- Christian Apologetics Ministries
- Brief History of Make Sure Ministries
- Recommended Reading, Partial Works Cited