There are only two choices in the JW religion, - God's organization and Satan's organization.
The second part of the baptism vows of JW's says, ' Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization?'
Most people and religions believe they are spirit-directed. But since they disagree with each other, how do we know for sure who has the truth from God, - beyond any shadow of a doubt?
There is an answer to this question and it's in the Bible. This article will remind you of what you already know. You know the answer to this question, but you've become confused. The Bible and prayer to God will give you the clarity you're looking for.
Obviously from reading the baptism vows of JW's, the organization is 'spirit-directed'.
Through a network of congregation Elders, they ultimately enforce rules JW's must follow in regards to marriage, blood transfusions, political neutrality, not attending other churches, holidays, etc. See the secret book for Elders Shepherd the Flock of God
Christian's may belong to a religion but pray to God and receive answers through Holy Spirit. They are spirit-directed by God.
The Jewish people pray to God their Creator who is obviously a spirit. Individuals and rabbis must therefore be 'spirit-directed'.
People who are religious but not Christians communicate with spirits as well and receive answers. Many of these people are 'Christ-like' in their love for God and their neighbors, but they do not pray to Jesus or Jehovah.
Psychics and intuitives definitely say they are in communication with spirit. The difference seems to be that psychics channel many spirits, such as God, 'the Universe', higher self, angels, departed souls, etc. In that sense they are 'spirit-directed'. They are getting answers and listening to the advice they are receiving.
Some psychics are 'Christ-like' in their love for others and they only channel loving spirits. Others deal in spiritual advice that is less than loving.
Some psychics make predictions about the future and some do not. Interestingly, since the 1870's, the Watchtower has made many predictions that have not come true. You can research some of these spirit-directed predictions on the internet.
Since 1925, the Watchtower has been teaching that there are only two choices, - God's organization and Satan's organization. Ironically though, on rare occasions they've disclaimed having divine inspiration. They say that mistakes are possible in their understanding of what God requires. Therefore some or all of what they teach today could be incorrect. In spite of this reality, JW's believe they have 'the truth' and all other religions are 'false'. Critics see the falacy of Watchtower teachings and present evidence of mind control
The JW's believe that Satan is devious. He wants to tempt everyone to leave God. What better way to do it than to interfere with messages from God. Imagine this. You pray to God. He gives you an answer, but Satan gives you a different answer at the same time. Has that ever happened to you? How do we know which answer is from God and which one is from Satan?
Instead of asking which religion is the only 'true' religion, or which religion is God's spirit-directed organization, what if we look at things a different way?
JW's believe that Satan tempts everyone, - including them! Therefore both God and Satan exists in ALL religions, - even the WT. How can that be? Because all religions are comprised of imperfect people. The Watchtower admits they can make mistakes. They are not perfect. No one is.
We can pray to God and ask only God for answers, but Satan is always up to no good. We can never be 100% sure that the guidance we're getting is from God, Satan, angels, or demons, - unless we know one little secret that's in the Bible. Even though the truth in God's Word is glaring and obvious, few are the ones finding it. Why is that? Because Satan has kept us in darkness. The Bible says that Satan masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Cor 11:14
'Who is Satan'? Why would God allow Satan to deceive us? If God is 'everywhere', why does God share the same house as Satan? Would you share your home with Satan? The answer is that we are imperfect and have free will. We can do what is required to inherit eternal life, or we can follow the same path as Satan. Those are the two choices we all have.
Contrary to popular opinion, Satan is not real. Only God is real. Satan is simply the absense of God's light. Satan appears to be real and is personified in the Bible as a real spirit, but he is not. Satan is darkness and darkness is not real. Darkness is merely the absense of light.
For example, when you go into a dark room, the darkness seems very real. But when you turn on the light switch, the darkness disappears. Why? Because only light is real. You never walk into a sunny room and turn on a 'dark' switch. Darkness is merely the absense of light. Likewise Satan is not real. He is merely the absense of God's light.
The final judge is God. He has the power to save us and give us life. Jesus told us how to inherit eternal life. He told us that belonging to a religion is not required if we want to live forever. Luke 10:25-28; JW's have read this scripture over and over but they don't see the truth. They don't believe it can be that simple.
The Bible says eternal life is a free gift that's 'inherited', - not earned. All we need to do is three simple things. Luke 10:25-28;
Thus the key to eternal life remains hidden to many people, including the JW's. JW's believe they must work for eternal life and be obedient to the organization's rules about political neutrality, holidays, blood transfusions, and 141 things they think will make God happy. They are sincere and love God, but they have been misled. Even with the best intentions, the blind are leading the blind. Matthew 15:14; This is not surprisng. Jesus says that narrow is the gate that leads to life and only a few find it. Matthew 7:12-15; Fortunately today, thanks to the internet, more and more people are opening up their eyes to God's love. They are coming into his light.
God is light. He loves all that he's created. He loves all humans, all animals, all fish, all birds, all trees, plants, and this incredible planet mankind has been destroying. God created everything. It's all good. We can love God by loving the world he gave us. Love, appreciation, and thankfulness is the way to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.
Love God, love your home, - this beautiful planet God has given us. That's how to inherit eternal life. In God's eyes this planet is a very important place. Yet, compared to the universe, it is merely a tiny rock hurdling through outer space at crazy speeds. It's a long way to the next oasis.
God's spirit is love. Satan's spirit is the absense of God's love. Spirit-directed messages that say it's ok to judge people and hate appostates, are not from God. Luke 6:35-37; Matthew 5:44; Matthew 7:1-5; Self righteousness and unkindness is not love. Disfellowshipping, and shunning is not love. These messages are from Satan, the prince of darkness, and the opposer of God's love for all.