“Lord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life; and we have believed and come to know that you are the Holy One of God.” –John 6:68-69 So answered Peter when asked by Jesus whether he wanted to abandon him along with others who had found his teachings untenable. Time and […]
No matter what stage you are at in your life, the title says it all- sometimes you just have to “play the game” if you want to keep your sanity. Queen made a great song about that didn’t they? So anyway our circuit assembly had been coming up and I was dreading it, feeling down about the organizational problems, injustices, etc. And believe it or not but I am a very positive person by nature. So my family and I attended, and honestly, the old saying served me well.
Understanding certain key Bible texts are crucial to our understanding of so many spiritual matters- Our role in God’s arrangement, what kind of Christian we should strive to be, etc. And even the principle of headship comes into play- Who is our head? How submissive do we need to be as Christian Witnesses of Jehovah? To whom do we submit? Notice Paul’s words to the Corinthians:
(1 Corinthians 11:3) . . .But I want YOU to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God.
Dear Brother JJ.
So, what do we do now, in view of all this new understanding that Jehovah will judge His house first, do we flee? Is it wrong to NOT go? [My family member] refused to go to meetings after learning all this, however he was also very depressed and very angry inside.
I have gone here in this town, but the congregation is the coldest I have ever been in,, its hard to go to meetings, let alone stay. I really enjoyed the book study before they cut that up..Back home the congregation was warm and happy.. and sang with big voices
I dont even try to go to meetings now
For those of you that attend meetings at the Kingdom Hall, how much do you get out of it? The repetition and the incessant pounding on the FDS “drum” can be discouraging sometimes, yet I have found that when I focus on the Bible and sometimes even pray for resolve and endurance I end up finding sustenance and endurance.
It reminds me of a seminar I attended through work once- The leader was a corporate-team-building kind of speaker and he said something very interesting:
“We supply the content. YOU supply the context.”
It’s certainly a matter of opinion and conscience, but what do Jehovah’s Witnesses teach and do that is RIGHT? What positive things have you learned and been taught by the Watchtower Magazine or at the Kingdom Hall?