A Memorial Celebration Message.

A Message To Jehovah's Witnesses About The Memorial Celebration.

Since Jehovah's Witnesses are not allowed to partake of the bread and wine unless they are 'anointed', the Memorial celebration should be a wake up call for all Jehovah's Witnesses. The message is loud and clear. If you can't partake of the bread and wine that represents the body of Christ, you don't have a direct relationship with Jesus. If you do your research in Watchtower publications, you'll find this to be true.

The Watchtower says this. 'Jesus Christ, is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel, which is limited to only 144,000 members. ' Watchtower Society Book: 'Worldwide Security', 1986, Chapter 1, 'The Desire for Peace and Security Worldwide', par 16

The Watchtower also says, 'They recognize that they are not spiritual Israelites in the new covenant mediated by Jesus Christ, nor part of the "chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation."-1 Pet. 2:9. 24 Yet they do benefit from the operation of the new covenant. They benefit from this just as, in ancient Israel, the "alien resident" benefited from residing in among the Israelites who were in the Law covenant.-Ex. 20:10; Lev. 19:10, 33, 34; Rev. 7:9-15. 25 To keep in relationship with "our Savior, God," the "great crowd" needs to remain united with the remnant of spiritual Israelites." Watchtower Nov 15, 1979 page 27 Benefiting from "One Mediator Between God and Men"

The organization says that in order to be saved and benefit from the sacrifice of Jesus you must associate with the anointed remnant. However even the anointed remnant must obey congregation Elders (who belong to the 'great crowd' class) and the Governing Body!!! If they don't, they can be disfellowshipped and lose their position in heaven. So for all practical purposes, it's not the anointed ones of the 144000 'spiritual Israelites' that you must be united with. The Governing Body calls all the shots. [1]

'Creature Worship'.

The organization says they are God's channel of communication. [2c]

That's why obedience and submission to the organization is required. The organization claims to speak on behalf of God and JW's are expected to worship God by being obedient to the organization.

If you're a JW and don't believe that to be true, check out the secret publication for Elders, Shepherd the Flock of God. This document is secret because they don't want you to know the truth. You must follow their rules and do as they say if you want to continue being a Witness.

Unwittingly, the organization has become a symbol of salvation for Jehovah's Witnesses just like the Ark in Noah's day. Psalms 3:8; Exodus 20:4,5. Watchtower Magazine, Sept 1989

However, giving undue reverence to anyone or anything, - i.e. any symbol or statue is not allowed in the JW faith. According to the Watchtower, 'Salvation is not to be ascribed to human institutions or their symbols.' Watchtower Sept 15, 2002, article 'Salvation Belongs to Jehovah'.

Jehovah's Witnesses cannot celebrate Mother's Day because that would be 'creature worship'. However they see no problem bowing down to Elders and the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. In fact they openly say that their 'anointed' Governing Body 'represents' God's 'slave class' and is his channel of communication. [2] Is this not exactly the same as 'creature worship', except on a much grander scale than taking your mom out to dinner once per year?

What You Can Do.

Christians always put God first even if it means personal sacrifice. They have no other Gods.

Do not worship God by being obedient to a human organization that has no divine inspiration. Read only the Bible. Do not rely on Watchtower literature to tell you what the Bible means. Pray to God for wisdom and understanding. Have faith in the power of prayer and listen quietly. Be open minded. Let God answer all your questions. Let him guide you in the way you should go.

Give all the glory to God. Jehovah is a jealous God. Deut 6:14; 1 Kings 14:9; Judges 2:17,19

If you got baptized after 1984, revoke your vows to the organization. Dedicate your life only to God. He is our salvation. See Baptismal Vows Of Jehovah's Witnesses

'Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.' Psalm 86:2

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Comments and References.

1. Although Witnesses are led to believe that the Governing Body makes all religious decisions within the organization, we have our doubts, based on the experiences of Raymond Franz who left the Governing Body penniless. It's possible that the authority of the Governing Body is an illusion. It could be that the Governing Body operates according to the guidelines established by individuals who control the assets of the corporation. In this way those who control the assets of the organization are isolated from those who appear to be responsible for high risk decisions about blood transfusions, child abuse allegations, disfellowshipping, shunning, and other unpopular topics.

2a In Matthew 24:45-51, Jesus related a parable about a faithful and unfaithful slave. The meaning of this parable is unknown. However the organization says, 'a limited number of anointed men have the responsibility of representing the slave class. They make up the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. .. Whether we are “domestics,” who are part of the anointed remnant, or we are members of the great crowd, let it be our determination to cooperate fully with the faithful steward and its Governing Body.' Watchtower June 15, 2009, Article: 'The Faithful Steward and Its Governing Body.'

2b. 'Today, the Governing Body represents the faithful and discreet slave class. There was a similar arrangement in the first century'. Watchtower June 15, 2009. Article: 'The Faithful Steward and Its Governing Body'.

2c. Even though JW's say everything they teach is based on the Bible, ask them to show you in any Bible that God's 'slave class' and channel of communication is the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. Then ask them where it says that first century Christians dedicated their life to Jehovah and an organization. ( Jesus said ALL authority was given unto him and he taught his followers about baptism, Watchtower baptism is not what Jesus taught. Matthew 28, 18,19 )