Reports are emerging through the Associated Press that the Watch Tower Society may face penalties over chemical waste that was buried many years ago near the Watchtower Farms complex in upstate New York. The Times Herald-Record reports that several 55-gallon drums containing benzene, xylene, and other chemicals hazardous to human health have been unearthed. The […]
We have written a number of times on the site about disfellowshipping and shunning of a fellow brother or sister. We know that even Jesus himself was “disfellowshipped” by the Jewish Sanhedrin. As currently practiced, this Witness doctrine goes far “beyond the things that are written” (1 Corinthians 4:6) by enforcing a list of over a hundred different things a person could be expelled for . How much needless pain and suffering has this doctrine caused you or someone you love? 60,000 are added to this list by elders that are “just following orders” every year. Thousands of brothers have stepped down and resigned their position over the last several decades due to this and other aspects of the harshness and judging that they are pressed into service to do to their “fellow slaves”. (Matthew 18:28)
The following poem has been and continues to be inspirational to many that have been affected by this un-Christian practice:
(This article was written by brother Ed and posted here by Greybeard) The organization of Jehovah’s Witness is truly made up of of many God fearing people. They have made a stance which often puts them at odds with “the world”. Most people do not understand their fervent desire to please God. Many of them […]
I went to the doctor the other day for a check up on my health. I told the doctor that I wanted to start exercising and eating right in hopes of not needing to take the blood pressure medication he had me on anymore. My doctor told me this would be impossible so I said […]
Perhaps you have seen the large sign on one of the buildings of the world headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses “Read God’s Word the Holy Bible Daily”. Without doubt this is good advice. And it is true that the organization does encourage bible reading. However this good advice is counteracted by discouraging deep bible study […]
he phrase “Jesus Loves You!” (with or without the exclamation point) is well known. In fact nearly all people on planet earth have heard it which of course to some extent makes the phrase a cliché. But the fact remains that Jesus does love us. He loves you, and he loves me. It can also be admitted that we all sometimes forget that God and his Son loves us. We forget in the sense that we get so wrapped up in the day-to-day pressures of life that we forget to reflect and exemplify Godly Joy as a fruit of His Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22; 1 John 4:8) Due to pressing problems such as stress on the job, making ends meet, health issues, our sinful nature, etc. we can become discouraged. And of course a large source of turmoil for many of us relates to our awakening to the flaws within the Watchtower Organization and its leadership. It has taken the place of Christ for some Witnesses, and many of us too were enmeshed in this false conviction at one time. We are here reading and commenting together on JWS because of our shared confusion and pain, even resentment.
Hay muchos hermanos y hermanas sinceros que no se quedan despiertos preguntándose en qué va a parar la organización. Simplemente están tratando de hacer lo mejor que pueden en su servicio a Jehová y de mostrar amor a los hermanos. A pesar de que saben que algo no anda bien, están esforzándose por mantenerse en “el amor de Dios”. (Romanos 8:38,39) Hay otros entre nosotros que no podemos seguir dando apoyo a una organización que según nuestra opinión ha actuado come un profeta falso y ha causado la pérdida de tantas vidas como resultado.
Sin importar en que grupo estemos, y sin importar que tan intensa es la lucha en nuestra consciencia, es crítico mantener nuestra fe y no desanimarnos. ¿No enfatizó Jesús que una parte importante del viaje en “el camino estrecho” es aguantar hasta el fin? (Mateo 7:13,14 ; Mateo 24:13) Así es que existe un peligro para nosotros como ex-testigos o testigos despertados que pudiéramos llegar a la conclusión de que “si la organización no es la verdad entonces no hay Dios”. Este es un lugar espiritualmente peligroso. Es como el niño que llega a saber que no existe el Papa Noel y dice a su mamá, “Si no existe Papa Noel quizás no hay Dios tampoco”. Posiblemente esta revelación es de poca importancia para un adulto, pero para el niño cuando se da cuenta de que se le han mentido toda su vida su fe es sacudida. La confianza que tiene en su padres y en la autoridad es dañada.