The religion of Jehovah's Witnesses claims to be God's organization and channel of communication in these last days before armageddon. According to the organization, only Jehovah's Witnesses have any scriptural hope of being saved. Watchtower Sept 1989
Why are Jehovah's Witnesses leaving? They're leaving to give God all the glory instead of a handful of men in NYC.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe it's unscriptural to honor humans to excess. They can't idolize their favorite movie star or musician. They can't look up to people as if they are special. Everyone is thought to be equals.
But there is one blatant exception that more and more Witnesses are noticing.
In harmony with the faith of Jehovah's Witnesses, the Governing Body, Elders, and other men taking the lead are honored to excess with the reverence that should be reserved only for God.
Jehovah's Witnesses are told they should trust God's 'faithful and discreet slave', the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses completely. They are admonished to be submissive and obedient. Rebellion against the organization is thought to be the same as rebellion against God. The Watchtower has taught Jehovah's Witnesses that giving that much power to humans is wrong. It is the sin of idolatry.
No where in the Bible does it say that the Watchtower is God's organization or his 'faithful and discreet slave class'. Read Matthew 24:45-51 and Luke 12:42. What does the Bible say? Then read what the Watchtower says about those scriptures. What do they say? Does the Watchtower accurately reflect what the Bible says? Or are they using the Bible as a tool to trick readers into believing they have the authority of God?
If you read only the Bible and are a Witness, you may be shocked to discover that the meaning of faithful and discreet slave parable is unknown! It is a false assumption to say that 'the master' in the parable is Jesus. No one knows who the master is or who the slave is, or what Jesus was referring to.
In spite of this, the Governing Body says they represent God's 'faithful and discreet slave'. Watchtower June 15, 2009, Article: 'The Faithful Steward and Its Governing Body'
A faith built on false assumptions instead of truth will not withstand heavy rains and wind. Matthew 7:26,27; That's why Jehovah's Witnesses are leaving their religion.
If you're a JW you can believe whatever you want, but if the Bible is your only authority, then you know that Jesus is the path to salvation, NOT the religion you belong to. Jesus couldn't care less what church you go to, or how many holidays you didn't celebrate. Read the words of Jesus in the Bible and you'll find this to be true.
Keeping strict rules and being obedient to church officials, in order to earn everlasting life, would be virtually the same as worshipping a false god and putting humans first ahead of God. We could rattle off a bunch of scriptures, but if you're a JW, you already know what it says about bowing down to any man made statue or symbol for salvation other than the one and only true God.
If you're a Witness, we urge you to read an unbiased Bible translation without any Watchtower literature. Do not put your trust in man. Put your trust only in God. Don't let any human or human organization tell you they are God's channel of communication. They are not. If you are an adult, do not obey humans and put your trust in them. Let Jesus be your only authority. Matthew 28:18,19. Do not have other Gods. Pray to God. Ask for wisdom. He will answer all your prayers.