Seven Reasons Why Former Jehovah's Witnesses Don't Leave Quietly.
Exposing Religious Deception, Manipulation, and Control.
Here are seven powerful reasons why former Jehovah's Witnesses speak out against their religion.
- All disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witnesses are treated the same way. Someone who is a good moral Christian and challenges the authority of the religious leaders are treated the same way as someone who commits a serious crime or is immoral.
- Jehovah's Witnesses who leave are judged harshly for following their conscience. (e.g. blood transfusions, celebrating holidays, attending churches other than the Kingdom Hall, associating with disfellowshipped family members and friends, ... In most cases these people don't want to leave their religion entirely. They just want their Christian freedom to worship Jehovah according to their personal interpretation of the Bible and conscience.)
- Disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witnesses are shunned by family members and friends. No association or communication is allowed except for immediate family members living in the same house (and rare exceptions)
- Some don't like being called apostates. See Why Does The Watchtower Call Former Jehovah's Witnesses Apostates?
- Jehovah's Witnesses who leave are treated as enemies, wrong doers and part of Satan's organization. See disfellowshipping
- Jehovah's Witnesses are told to hate former members. See Apostate Jehovah's Witnesses
- Members must speak in agreement, be like-minded, and willingly be in submission to church leaders, - even when they disagree. Complaints and constructive criticism can lead to disfellowshipping. Once outside the organization they are free to espress themselves.
We recall the early days of the organization when Jehovah's Witnesses picketed churches with words like 'Religion is a snare and a racket', and then were surprised when people 'persecuted' them.
Things haven't changed much. The organization is still attracting 'enemies' because they focus on judgment towards people who disagree rather than on religious tolerance. Wouldn't it be nice if Christians could all just get along and not judge? Jesus told us not to judge. Judicial committees and disfellowshipping is not the way of Jesus. Luke 6:27-41; Matthew 5:44; Matthew 11:28-30
What About The Apostle Paul?
Jesus told his followers not to judge. Why did the Apostle Paul disagree?
The Jehovah's Witness try to make all Bible characters happy. They try to harmonize the theology of Jehovah, with Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and the early Christian congregation. This is not possible. The Bible cannot and should not be harmonized.
The entire Bible (as decided by the Roman Catholic Church in the fourth century) is not required for salvation. If you're a Christian, Jesus is the only path to eternal life. 1 John 5:11; Jude 1:21; John 3:36; Christians put Jesus first.
As for the Apostle Paul, he was responsible for the murder of Christians while Jesus was alive and he claimed to be a Pharisee AFTER he converted to Christianity. Jesus warned his followers against the 'leaven of the Pharisees' which is hypocrisy. See Facts About The Apostle Paul
What About Jehovah?
Jesus told us not to judge but surely Jehovah knows better. Or does he? Jehovah is a much different god, than 'God the Father' of Jesus. They are not the same Gods. One required rules and sacrifice. The other did not. See Jehovah vs Jesus
Since all authority has been given to Jesus, JW's would be much happier if they put Jesus first and Jehovah (the God of the ancient Isrealites) second. Matthew 28:18
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