Critics provide convincing evidence that the Watchtower has distorted the true meaning of the sacred scriptures and has taken liberties in explaining what the Bible means. They have even published their own NWT Bible in an attempt to prove their false doctrines are Bible based.
We noticed many false assumptions and a distortion of what the Bible says when we were in the organization but said nothing. Disagreement is not allowed in the organization. Being like minded was thought to be more important than debating the truthfulness of Watchtower teachings.
To continue being a JW you must agree that the Watchtower is 'God's organization'. However this too is a false claim. They cannot be God's organization because on rare accessions they have admitted to having NO divine inspiration Mistakes are possible. This logically means that some or all of their teachings could be incorrect and false.
The organization is not a tool that supports what the Bible says. The Bible is a tool that supports what the organization says. i.e. the organization decides what is 'the truth' and then goes looking for scriptures to support their viewpoints. If they find a few great. And if they don't, they take a Bible passage and tell you it means something different than what it says.
Here are a few examples of how the organization uses the Bible as a tool to support their doctrines. They do not use the organization as a tool to support what the Bible says.
Using the Bible as a tool to prove false doctrines is not surprising. The very first edition of the Watchtower magazine in 1879 said this. "We should learn to love and value truth for its own sake; to respect and honor it by owning and acknowledging it wherever we find it and by whomsoever presented. A truth presented by Satan himself is just as true as a truth stated by God. ... Accept truth wherever you find it, no matter what it contradicts. " Watchtower, July 1879, p 8, Headline: "What Is Truth?".
When we were JW's, unscriptural doctrines and religious propaganda were fed to us almost daily as if it was 'the truth'. Disagreement leads to disfellowshipping and being shunned by family and the only close friends we were allowed to have. Therefore no one disagrees unless the pain of staying becomes greater than the pain of leaving.
When we compare what the Watchtower says to what the Bible says, we notice two different viewpoints. If you're a Witness and don't believe this to be true, prove it for yourself. Read your Bible with an open mind without referring to Watchtower literature.