Reasons To Leave The Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jehovah's Witnesses Want To Give God All The Glory.

Most Jehovah's Witnesses love to help people in need. Even though having close friendships outside their religion is looked down upon, they are eager to teach and help others inside and outside the organization.

Jehovah's Witnesses are meek, mild, and humble. They pride themselves on being good, upright, and honest people. They love God with all their heart. They are to be praised and commended for their love. We can learn a lot from our dear brothers and sisters in this faith.

The question is, who has their best interests at heart? Who is looking out for their well being? Is it their 'faithful and discreet slave class', i.e. the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses? Matthew 24:45-51 Is the Governing Body meek, humble, and submissive like they tell everyone else to be? [5]

JW's are told that it is a cherished, privilege to be in submission to 'those taking the lead'. [1] They are told that all other religions are 'false'. Everyone who belongs to these religions will be destroyed (executed) by Jehovah at armageddon because the entire world is dominated by Satan. [2] According to the Watchtower, there are only two choices. Satan's organization and God's organization, the Watchtower. [3] Soon the world will be cleansed by God of all wicked people who do not keep all the strict rules of the Watchtower organization. They say that only Jehovah's Witnesses have an scriptural hope of surviving armageddon. Watchtower Sept 1989

If you're a JW, STOP. Take another look at the above statements. Are they true or not? If they are, think about why the organization teaches such things. Are you being loved by the organization? Or are you being controlled?

What's Wrong With The Religion?

  • In order to maintain control, Witnesses are told to be separate from the outside world.
  • They threaten Witnesses with disfellowshipping and disassociation when rules are broken.
  • EX-JW's say the doctrines taught by the organization can lead to PTSD and mental illness.
  • Refusing blood transfusions has led to unnecessary deaths.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses have two masters. God AND the organization. God should be our only authority. Jude 1:25

Witnesses are required to be separate from the world. If they disobey the organization they face the threat of judicial committees, disfellowshipping, disassociation, and shunning. The organization uses their authority as spiritual teachers to take away family and closest friends from those who leave.

When someone leaves or is forced out of the organization by disfellowshipping or disassociation, everyone is punished, - those who leave AND those who are loyal to the organization!

When a loved one leaves the organization, those inside the organization are emotionally damaged. They grieve the loss of their loved one. The person who leaves is emotionally wounded as well. They lose their mother, father, children, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, life long close friends, ... etc. They lose all loved ones inside the organization. (with rare exceptions). [11]


1. Watchtower Nov 15, 2009. Article: 'Treasure Your Place in the Congregation'

2. Watchtower June 15, 2008, Article: 'Things From Which We Must Flee' and Watchtower Sept 15, 2008, Article: 'Resist “the Spirit of the World” '; Watchtower Dec 15, 2006, Article: ' “The Great Day of Jehovah Is Near” '; 'The enemies of God and his people are thus annihilated, cleansing the earth of all wickedness.', Watchtower Oct 15, 1980, Article: 'Execution of the “Great Harlot” Nears' ('Note: God's enemies' refers to those who oppose the Watchtower's message. 'His people' refers to the Jehovah's Witnesses. According to the Watchtower, only Jehovah's Witnesses have any scriptural hope of being saved at armageddon. Watchtower Sept 1989)

3. Watchtower Jan 15, 2001, Article: 'Keep in Step With Jehovah's Organization', par 9,10; Watchtower June 15, 1987, Article: Testing and Sifting in Modern Times, par 13,14. Obedience is required. That's why judicial committees, disassociation, disfellowshipping, and shunning is common place within the organization.

4. Jehovah's Witnesses are not told that the organization requires obedience, even though everyone fears being disfellowshipped if they disobey. This is secret information available only to Witnesses who have been appointed to the position of Elder or higher. This policy and procedures manual, or rule book is not available to women and the majority of Witnesses. In a congregation of 100 people, there may only be 3 or 4 Elders. See highlights from the secret book for Elders only 'Shepherd the Flock of God' (If you're a JW and don't believe the book is secret, ask any Elder for a copy and see what they tell you.) The organization leads Jehovah's Witnesses to believe that GOD requires obedience in order to be saved. The truth is that the organization requires obedience, NOT God! We are saved by the grace of Jesus. The path to eternal life is the love Jesus taught his followers to have, - not only for those who love us, but for everyone on the planet. If we are saved by our own righteous and keeping strict rules, Christ died in vain. Galations 2:21

5. Jehovah's Witnesses are expected to be humble and submissive. Their religious organization is the dominate partner. Unlike the submissive Witnesses, the leaders of the organization have assumed a supreme authority role and expect complete obedience. Rebellion against the organization is thought to be virtually the same as rebellion against God. They claim to be God's 'faithful and discreet slave class'. Watchtower June 15, 2009, Article: 'The Faithful Steward and It's Governing Body'. This means that only the 'anointed' Governing Body has a direct relationship with Jesus. Everyone else must come to the them to be saved. See Mediator

6. The organization expects 100% obedience. Everyone must believe everything the organization tells them. Being like minded is required. Independent thinking is discouraged. They control, manipulate and threaten with disfellowshipping and shunning.

7. A Jehovah's Witness would rather die than have a blood transfusion because the organization says blood transfusions violate God's law. According to Jesus if we try to save our life we will lose it. And if we lose our life for Jesus we will gain it. Matthew 10:39. However this does not apply to blood transfusions. No where in the Bible does it say that blood transfusions are wrong or that it's wrong to protect the gift of life God gave us. In fact critics provide Bible based evidence that refusing blood transfusions is contrary to the teachings of Jesus. See Blood Transfusions

8. What does the Bible say about the faithful and discreet slave?

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10. This website is a labor of love for all Jehovah's Witnesses and their friends who are looking for spiritual and emotional healing. Thousands of hours have gone into it, in order to bless those who are searching for answers.

11. Disfellowshipping, disassociation, and leaving the organization destroys families and friendships. It is emotionally damaging and some would say it is emotionally abusive. Religious leaders should use their spiritual authority to teach God's love, - not to judge, control, and manipulate. Other's say shunning is a Theocratic Warfare strategy that protects the organization from harm at the expense of submissive Witnesses. If you want to understand the rules of disfellowshipping, disassociation, and shunning, read the publication for Elders only Shepherd the Flock of God