Emotional blackmail, part of the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Most Jehovah’s Witnesses live in fear. They feel the obligation to perform, knowing that their every move is under constant scrutiny to determine if they are “worthy enough” for acceptance among the brothers and sisters in the congregation. Meeting preparations, door-to-door field service, needing to put in enough hours and conduct enough studies to qualify for special privileges, every minute of a Jehovah’s Witnesses life becomes legislated by the Watchtower organization as they strive to perform to its every rule and standard.
There is very little time to think nor are they allowed to question any of the rules of the organization. Even viewing websites like ours or reading religious literature that is not approved by the Watchtower organization will subject a Jehovah’s Witness to reprimand and potential disfellowshipping if he or she is caught.
The following video by an “TJ”, and former Jehovah’s Witness Overseer at Ex-JW Critical Thinker You-tube Channel, exposes just how much Jehovah’s Witnesses are motivated by “fear,” “obligation,” and “guilt.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses – Emotional Blackmail – Fear Obligation Guilt
Yet, the Bible teaches that a true Christian should not live in fear or guilt because there is “no condemnation” for those who are “in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). So if a person is living under fear and guilt, he or she has not been perfected in the Love of God.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.” (1 John 4:18-20)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Along with the Jehovah’s Witness pressures to perform out of fear, obligation and guilt, we can see the results of their lack of love. This latest trend in the Watchtower Society to push their “shunning” rules at this year’s convention (See: shunning talk, Jehovah’s Witness convention 2016) where they emphasized their requirements that Jehovah’s Witnesses are not even to allow “a little” contact among those who have left the organization, is yet another proof that the Watchtower Society is not of God but is desperately trying to isolate its people from discovering the truth that it is not “the truth.”
Results of the Watchtower Shunning Policy – A 93 Year Old Grandmother pleads for a visit from her only granddaughter who has shunned her.
And the Watchtower claims they don’t break up families? Is this how Jesus treated those who were cast out (Luke 15 and John 4)? Our Article below reveals how the Watchtower Policy on Shunning is Un-Biblical:
Are you weary? Trying to live up to the standards others have placed upon you? Come to Jesus and experience true love, joy and peace and acceptance as you invite Him to be your “only master and Lord” (Jude 4).
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