Hopefully one day you will come the conclusion that I did: namely that I will not remain caught up looking at the individual trees that may not all be to my liking, but that I would remain focused on the forest, and allow my faith that Jehovah makes everything right in his own due time to come to fulfillment. I left because of being molested and also I saw how others were being mistreated. I would like to think that that would be a religion to shun people away from. I call them devivals because they like being opposite of Christians and their revivals I said I would start going as soon as they cleared up my unanswered questions. However not a one of them, when confronted with evidence from their own magazines and books can refute the information. We want to dig deeper.
When I would give real answers to the questions, as explained in scripture, the study conductor would get mad. Additionally, more well-known versions of the Bible -- the American Standard, King James, and Living English versions -- are all available for reading online. Why do we take our time to write and publish these articles? The editor of this website? The greatest irony in this was how the study ended. Most are very good people. Are you really ready to submit yourself to an earthly organization made up of just a few old men? Where in the Bible does it say this? The whole point of the Watchtower study, and for that matter the book studies as well, is to simply pull answers directly from each paragraph and then move on to the next one. I sincerely hope that you will rethink your position and try to take a logical view of the facts and your own situation before making negative comments like the one above.
It makes sense that the highest ranking angel would also be the one who came to earth as Jesus. Not sure what your motive is. I noticed a certain pattern with the writing. I love the fact that they answer questions by using the bible as a point of reference, it is not down to opinions. They change a few words and add a few things to make them all sound a little different — but I can assure you that they are all the same. After he died, did any of the apostles write about celebrating Christmas? Updates are always coming making this app better and better. I was actually encouraged to be like the Beoreans mentioned Acts 17:11.
You have locked yourself and your family into a life of boring, cultish practices and behavior. For the first time, the bible makes so much sense, most of my burning question were answered, and three years on, I am growing spiritually. Although I am not yet baptized. Otto von Bismark We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. But that was a while back. It's far beyond highlighting your answers or your comments. Happy Holidays and Blessings to you and your Husband.
Elders who expand or modify public talk outlines will quickly lose that privilege. That is the essence of each and every meeting, with irrelevant bible readings to back it up. Perspective can make those things either tedious, or joyous — the choice is ours. Public talks were actually prepared by the speaker using a basic outline provided by the Society, but with room for enhanced explanation and the addition of other supporting Bible verses. Do they have something to hide or be ashamed of? The Bible Teach book had a lie about the events of 1914 and I showed them what the literature actually said about the events of the time, and they got mad. You might wonder what all the fuss is about. However, this will be my last response to you, and your last opportunity to unoriginally co-opt my phrases for your derisive purposes.
They were not charlatans seeking riches or glory by misleading a crowd; they were instead well meaning men, willingly bringing ostracism and hardship upon themselves, who did not realize that they only understood parts of the story. Not educating oneself to the beginnings or continual changing of policies and beliefs of their chosen religion is pure stupidity. Being baptized is really a lifetime commitment, so do not take that move lightly. Our motive is to point out the failure, lies, and false prophecies of the Watchtower, while providing information and comfort to those who are looking for information outside of the Watchtower organization. They were really pseudo questions that would be answered by parroting what was written in the paragraph. I want to keep studying, to make sure I what the real truth is.
Hats or scarves for ladies are not required, but some may choose to wear them. We do not provide support and we cannot answer questions via email although you're welcome to with your comments. No other church in history has had that kind of dropout! Unlike the Catholic religion which I have studied also. You may be fortunate to belong to a Kingdom Hall that has a more liberal body of elders. We all have the choice of free will — God truly gave us a great gift when blessing us with this attribute. It took a while because i was an unbeliever at first, but i was taught the true teaching and the true intent of Jehovah.
How will you feel if you deny him a needed blood transfusion and then find a few years later that the Watchtower has once again changed its teachings about blood? I would want scriptural support for their claims, and many times was met with either silence, or some scripture of no relevance to what I asked. What are they doing here? Without whom the whole universe would collapse!. Of course, that is your choice to make — but I would urge you to hold off, finish college, and take some more time to really research the background of the Witnesses and the Watchtower Society. It will help you to remember not only words from the verse, but also its location in your Bible. I invite anyone reading this article to actually go to a local Kingdom Hall and sit through a Sunday meeting set of public talk and Watchtower study. Its exactly the same for Bible Studies. If you have ever gone to a Kingdom Hall meeting, funeral, or Memorial then you know in your heart that what I say is the absolute truth — practically every talk is the same talk with the words rearranged, combined with a couple of additions or deletions of certain specific subjects.
I thought I did something wrong. No specific donation amount is suggested for their Bibles and other publications. Before I became a witness I went to different churches loads of them. Worse than that, she never answered my questions or tried to show me why my viewpoint was wrong through the use of the Bible. I even asked her to pair me with someone else who maybe could keep up with me — if she felt she was unable to.
Too bad I killed drop it. When you try to make your own decisions the beauty offered turns to ashes. You know in your heart that most of what has been written and documented on this and other websites is factual. Preparing to the meetings and opening all bible verses is now much easier and faster! One thing you will notice and it may upset you is that the talk will only mention your relative in very general terms and then only in passing, almost as if he was an afterthought. Not through a religious organization John. In past years some lively debate and commentary was allowed and even encouraged during studies and meetings. If you consider what the Bible says about people who do not speak the truth, then maybe you are the one that should be worried.