A heartbreaking situation is played out every day for many grandparents that are former Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormons: Their precious grandchildren grow up without knowing them, and in some cases the little ones are told that their Grandma or Grandpa hates God and is serving Satan and will be killed at Armageddon.
Why would such a terrible thing be done? It is because of the Mormon Church and Watchtower Society’s harsh shunning policies. Some Jehovah’s Witnesses have used this terrible doctrine as a weapon against their own parents and it is a tragedy and a horrible loss for all sides. Once a person is indoctrinated into a cult, they will even turn on their own family members and this is one example of it in action.
Like many, I was born into a Jehovah’s Witness family. I can remember giving my first talk at the Kingdom Hall at age 8 in the back school. I remember my parents taking my bother and I from door to door for years as a child. Teaching us what to say or giving us a pamphlet to hand to someone. I remember my job of putting the tracts in the door or under the mat. I remember all the pioneer talks as a young child and setting the goal of pioneering.
If Jehovah’s Witnesses are right then that would mean billions of people on this planet are going to die and only 6 million Jehovah’s Witnesses will be left alive. In reference to those who follow Jehovah’s Witnesses the book Revelation—Its Grand Climax At Hand! published by Jehovah’s Witnesses in chapter twelve paragraph 14 states, “They come to Jesus’ anointed brothers and “bow down” to them, spiritually speaking, because ‘they have heard that God is with them.’ ”