Talking to a Jehovah’s witness about death and sleeping (interesting discussion)

Jehovah Witness

I have always wondered what really makes Jehovah’s witness differ from Christians when so many things are said about them. Sometimes when you check with some Jehova’s witness about these things they deny them. This time I had some quality time with one of them and got to know a few things about their beliefs. I thought this should go into record and the sooner I write about it before I forget the details, the better.


If you know what Jehovah’s witness believe in, you will know that one of the issues is that of death. The one witness I had a discussion with recently told me that they believe that when you die you go to sleep, quoting Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10 where the Bible says,


  1. For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten. 6. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; Nevermore will they have a share In anything done under the sun.10. ‘Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom’

 Click on image to learn what Jehovah’s witnesses say in their website on the subjectwhat happens when you die


My response:


Death can be a process or sudden but it is the same as moving from one room to another. When you die, you don’t lose consciousness. All the time you are conscious unless your death comes after your unconsciousness in this life. Many that have experienced near death as well as the afterlife will tell that they didn’t even notice that they had already died.


See what happened to the rich man and Lazarus as recorded in the book of Luke 16:19 – 31. No transfusion time, no switching time but instant reach to hell for the rich man and heaven for Lazarus.


Coming to the point on wisdom, knowledge, planning and working; I agree because when you die and go to heaven you forget completely about the things of this life. You forget whether you had great or little possession, learned or not, or even your earthly secretes. You even forget that you had a wife or a husband. That is why Jesus said in heaven there is no husband no wife (Matthew 22:30). Indeed your thoughts perish according to Psalms 146:4.

When you die and go to hell, you remember all your sins and wish you had repented. You even remember your friends that could most likely join you in hell and wish them never to join you in hell (Luke 16:19 – 31).

Discuss with me please, I find this interesting…

I know that there are a lot other verses that support the Jehova’s witness side of things. While preparing this post, I landed in a website that supports the Jehova’s witness belief on This page also references the same Bible story of Lazarus and the rich man.

Let us take some time to think about this. If you have taken much interest to research about death or near death on people that talk first hand experiences, you will know that countless confirm the Christian side of the story.


If you want the truth you will take time to study and consider what I present to you in this post. I suggest you visit the site If all this confuses you, please consider one genuine American by the name Bill Wiese. Just google his name and listen to his videos on youtube or text scripts.

Please consider:

1.   These people often have never met neither do they know each other.

2.   They come from different parts of the world, speak different languages.

3.   Their message has a lot in common, especially when you focus on those that had an encounter with Jesus.

4.   They come from different religious backgrounds. Some Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jehovah’s witnesses, etc.

Also consider:

1.   The devil will also give some his made-up revelations; many will slightly differ from the truth.

2.   Most of the other popular religions of the world other than Christianity are based on visions by their leaders, which makes the base completely unstable. Jesus did not see any messenger or had a vision before Christianity started.


An answer will come if you take time to know the truth. God is faithful and just to lead you to the truth. He may even reveal Himself to you too in person if He chooses. He has the ability, remember the Apostles saw Him live yet they were still in the flesh (John 21:1).


There is another subject we discussed with the Jehovah’s witness on Heaven being God’s dwelling place and not for humans. I hope to make time and address this topic in another article.



31 Mar. 2015

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About Musawenkosi Dube

I’m a believer in Jesus Christ. It has been revealed to me through the study of the Word of God, teachings of other men of God and testimonies that God has given us His grace just so we can share it among ourselves in the process leading each other to God. I invite you to learn who our God is with me in this blog…be blessed!

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