Are you looking for friends because you left the Jehovah's Witnesses? This article is about techiques you can use to find good friends at church.
Here's a lie that you've been told in many subtle ways for years. God's organization is limited to only one religion and all the other churches of Christendom are slated for destruction at armageddon. It's not true that only Jehovah's Witnesses have any scriptural hope of being saved. Watchtower Sept 1989. If you've left the Jehovah's Witnesses and still believe in this lie, it's going to be difficult finding nice friends in the world. Change your beliefs and change your life.
The truth is you'll attract people who are exactly like you. If you love people regardless of what they believe or what religion they belong to, guess what? People will accept you just the way you are too. They will love you unconditionally if you are an unconditionally loving person as well.
This principle is called 'the law of attraction'. It will work whether you believe in it or not. It will work to attract love and happiness. Or it will work to destroy your life. And guess who decides which way your life will go? You are in charge. You are responsible for your own happiness. When you know how to use the law of attraction, you have a powerful tool to attract good friends, happiness, and love.
To learn about the law of attraction, watch this online video. As you listen to it, observe how you feel. Does attracting love feel good to you? Do you want to be loved? Are you willing to reach out and love other people who are different than you are? Whatever you give, you will receive tenfold.
If you're not ready to make friends with people who go to other churches, it's best to find happiness by working on yourself first. Try some of these suggestions in leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses
You're probably not going to like finding friends in church but if you do it anyway, you'll be on the fast track to happiness. Successful people do what unsuccessful people won't do.
The reason why you're not going to like this idea is because you're going to become the student instead of the teacher. You're going to be demoted in a big way. As a Jehovah's Witness you were always teaching other people what you thought to be 'the truth' based on what you were told. Now the roles are going to be reversed. You're going to become the student and the people you used to preach to are now going to become your teachers.
For years you believed you had 'the truth' and your religion was the only one God approved. Now these 'false' religions are going to teach you the Bible! You don't have to agree with everything they say but you do need to be humble and accept their beliefs without judging them. They will allow you to question them and disagree, but you can't be disrespectful of their beliefs. And above all don't push your beliefs as a JW on them. Remember you left that religion. You're the one looking for friends. You're on their turf. It's time for you listen and learn. Can you do it? Can you humble yourself and become as a child? Luke 18:16
If you want to find good friends and people who will love you, start attending many different churches in your area. The more you do it the easier it will become. Since you're not going to like statues, purple robes, communion, and all the trappings of Christendom, here are some churches that you may be more comfortable with in the beginning.
Some Christians do not consider Unity Churches and Religious Science to be 'Christian' churches. It's ok. Try them. The reason why we mention them is because as a former Jehovah's Witness the 'trappings of Christendom' may turn you off.
We're not recommending that you join any particular church or the first church you go to. All we're saying is get out there and meet people. Seek out kind, loving, and God fearing people in all faiths. You will find them, and you will come to love some of them even more than the friends you left at your Kingdom Hall. You may not agree with what they believe, but you will come to love people who are good examples of Christ's love.
If you do this several days a week, you will eventually believe with all your heart, that God saves the people that examples of his love. You will come to believe that your salvation is not dependent upon the religion you belong. You will find God's love in all sacred places of worship.
This belief will be based on your personal experiences visiting dozens if not hundreds of churches. It will not be something you read online or on this website. If you can feel God's love in all churches, you can begin to take back your power and find true happiness.
What churches you attend doesn't really matter. You are looking for good friends with good moral values. Right? Just don't get into the trap of looking for a better religion than the one you left. Don't compare religions. All are imperfect. If you're concerned about which religion is the best one, please watch this eye opening video about what rainbows can teach you about religion and peace.
If you watch this short video, you will never be concerned about which religion is best one ever again. Watch it now and you'll see why.
So go ahead. Be brave. There is nothing to fear. God will protect you. Put your faith in him and he will never let you down. Walk into any church. Everyone is welcome. Sit down and listen. While you're there look around. Silently say a prayer. Love and bless every single person in the church including yourself.
Every church feels different. What you should be looking for is not what they say, but how you feel. Do you feel the love people have for one another? Watch them. Do you like the minister? Did you feel good after the service?
Look for churches that have opportunities to gather in small groups for Bible study or fellowship during the week. It's easier to get to know people in small groups. Some churches have several services on weekends and throughout the week.
While you're disfellowshipped and free, use your time wisely. Do the things you can't do as a Jehovah's Witness. Make it your goal to meet as many worldly people as you can.
Ask yourself. Are these 'worldly' people more wicked than the Jehovah's Witnesses? Will they be destroyed at armageddon? As you find friends with high moral values and a love for God, a whole new world of opportunity opens up to you. Instead of being limited to only one religion, you are now free to love people of all faiths because we are all children of God.