(This is from a site that supports struggling Jehovah’s Witnesses, and those JWs who have left)
Dear JW Friend,
You have certainly opened up the “can of worms” in Pandora’s Box!!
You have NOTHING to apologize to your JW “prophet” sister for!! She does not hold your life in her hands!! And neither does any “man”!! Let’s think about this one for a minute.
For one thing, remember that the Watchtower uses three main “tools” to enslave: fear, guilt, and shame. And boy, do they use them to their full advantage!! Don’t let these be used on you!!
As for the Biblical view on holidays, look up Romans chapter 14. It speaks about how each person, individually, decides for themselves what day is “Holy” or not “Holy.” It also says that no one has the right to judge another about what holidays one chooses to “celebrate.” Further, it says that “each of us will render an account” before God; in other words, no one has the right to make our decisions for us because we have to make our own choices.
And look above chapter 14, to the last verse in Romans chapter 13; it says that we are to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ…” How many JWs know THAT?? And to “put on Christ” involves putting on the FREEDOM that He died for us to have!! Continue reading “Comfort for a struggling JW”