To: JW Son
Subject: Did you get the condolence card??
I hope that you are doing okay!! I have been thinking about you having to deal with so much. I hope you get a nice “happy” break real soon!!
Did you ever get the condolence card I sent after your dad died? I just wondered.
I love you very much!!
Reply: From JW Son
Subject: RE: Did you get the condolence card??
Hey Mom, I didn’t get a card from you. Thank you for the thought.
Just so we’re clear on something: We are not friends. I am your son and I love you, but that’s it.
You choose to spend your waking moments finding ways to tarnish the name of the earthly organization that Jehovah uses to instruct his people.
You call the organization “the Watchtower” as if it were some strong arm used to brain wash and control the minds of some helpless 7.5 million members and their families. Are you kidding?
Do you actually believe that Jehovah, the all-powerful, is incapable of establishing an earthly presence to lead His people as Jesus said He would?
Jehovah has had an established organization of people since early Bible times. It has always had strict rules of conduct and requirements for His people. He has always appointed men to lead his people. Those men weren’t perfect, and they all made mistakes at one time or another. (Moses, Aaron, King David, several kings, Jesus’ apostles, Paul)
You claim the “Watchtower” is such a horrible organization, and you console those who have had a hard time for one reason or another, and you help them to find solace in knowing they don’t have to be part of that organization to achieve Gods favor.
You spend so much time relieving people of their fears and helping them to feel comfortable in slipping away, but what REAL hope can you offer them outside of the hope taught everyday by Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Do you have some new bible teaching that I am not aware of? Did God share with you or your friends an inspired revelation of an alternate way to lead his people into the paradise? I really don’t think so mom.
Yes, bad things happen to good people all the time. That should never happen to anyone, and especially not with relation to worship of Jehovah. But guess what, we live in critical times hard to deal with, and Satan is actively seeking to devour people; especially in an organization led by Jehovah.
Satan uses our imperfections against us to break us down and to do or say things we wish we hadn’t…sometimes even hurting others. I know! I am not perfect, and I have done things not befitting a Witness, I have had to be reproved, and I am happy to know that the blood Christ shed was for me, too. Who is anyone to say his blood wasn’t good enough to cover my/their sins?
Do my actions, or those of any other Witness, make Jehovah’s organization wrong? Or does it somehow prove that Jehovah does not use the Watchtower Society as his earthly administration? No! it just means that no matter how hard we try, we will always make mistakes, and that by sticking close to Jehovah and his earthly organization we will be able to pick ourselves up, wipe the dirt off our faces and continue on the path of righteousness, hoping very soon for His Kingdom to be established on earth, ridding it of the imperfection, sickness and death that affect us so badly today.
You used to know the truth and you taught it to us as truth and not as fear.
You got baptized because at one time, and for a long time, you knew in your own heart that the truth was the truth, and that you were dedicating your life to Jehovah, not to “the Watchtower,” but to Jehovah.
That sob story of you getting baptized because they told you if you didn’t your kids would die is a bunch of bologna…a copout you’ve taught yourself to believe in order to feel good about the path you’ve taken.
The fact is, when Armageddon comes there will only be 2 sides: Jehovah’s or Satan’s.
Just like in Noah’s day, you were either on the boat or you weren’t.
Jehovah didn’t go around collecting all the little children and putting them on the Ark for safety. No, but it was their parent’s responsibility to take the lead when the warning was sounded. It was their choice to listen and to protect their children.
When they chose not to listen, they chose for their children, too. It was the same way for the Egyptians, the disobedient Israelites, Sodom and Gomorrah…I can’t imagine it will be any different at Armageddon.
I remember you were friends with a woman that was studying in Santa Cruz when we were real young, and she stopped studying because someone told her the same thing. We have to remember it is not Jehovah being cold or unloving…He desires no one to be destroyed at all. He has allowed all of this time. If people and/or their children fall at Armageddon, it will be of their own accord, because they chose not to get into the Ark.
What if you’re wrong, mom? What if you encourage these people to separate themselves from “the organization” and they end up not in Jehovah’s favor? Are you comfortable with their lives in your hands? We’re talking about everlasting life on earth here!
Jehovah tells us how to get to the Paradise, and we do the best we can live up to His requirements. He provides an organization to help us along the way so we don’t have to do it alone. It’s not easy, but it can be done.
Why do you try so hard to tear the Watchtower down…to find every little thing wrong with what “the brothers” have said or done over the past century?
There have been advances in technology and medicine over the decades; can there not also be advances in spiritual knowledge and truth? Can Jehovah not allow his people to understand more fully over time, just like any other studied avenue of life?
Mom, I am not debating anything with you. I am not sharing any scriptures with you. You have your Bible. If you really read it, and apply what it says, you will know that you are so very wrong. You will understand why what you do is disgusting and repulsive to me.
You will understand why we cannot be friends.
All of what I have written is from me only, nothing from a book or magazine. This is personal and confidential talk between you and me. I don’t expect to find this text or portions of it on any of your blogs or websites.
You are my mother and I am your son. – JW Son
Reply: To JW Son Subject: Answer to JW son’s letter
My dear son,
Wow. I understand your feelings. I am sorry that you feel the way that you do, but I understand, and I respect your beliefs, and I respect your stand for the Watchtower Organization.
I wish that I could show you in your own Bible what was shown to me…but I understand that that is not allowed. Son, I use the NWT because the Watchtower claims that it is the “most accurate” Bible version available so that any JW can see what is really there in their own Bible; what God’s Word actually does and truly say.
My son, though you may be convinced that I am wrong or wicked, please know that for me, God’s Word is my final authority, (not any “man’s”), and that I just want the same freedom to follow as God leads me; just as you follow your conscience; as you serve Jehovah God as you feel is right. I only ask that just as you deserve and expect respect for your right to believe as you believe, and to serve God according to your conscience, so, too, I ask for the same.
Many of those in the Watchtower do not understand that the entire Hebrew Scriptures were leading us to Christ, who was first promised in Genesis and then to Abraham and then through his seed through the Israelites, and eventually to come to us through the house of David.
The entire Jewish Law was a perfect law, and Jehovah God’s people were required to follow this perfect law as best as they could, and it was a heavy burden for them to bear, and of course, no one could perfectly obey God’s Perfect Law, no matter how hard any one of them tried, thus showing them and all of us that no one can ever EARN their righteous standing in front of Jehovah God, nor could anyone ever earn forgiveness of their sins, or ever earn everlasting life. Yes, God’s Perfect Law, which His People were under, was meant to lead them to Christ.
The Law was a tool to help the Israelites to understand, and to clearly see, that they needed the promised Savior, Jesus Christ, and so He said when He had fulfilled the law, and offered up His perfect body, and spilled His innocent blood, “It has been accomplished!” (John 19:13) (NWT)
Luke 23:45 tells us that just after Jesus “offered up His spirit,” the Temple Curtain was ripped down the middle, from top to bottom…and remember that this curtain that separated the Holy from The Most Holy symbolized the barrier that had been between us and Jehovah God, but now HE had torn it from top to bottom. This curtain was very heavy, being twelve-feet high and about a foot thick. Yes, Jesus’ sacrifice removed the barrier that had been between man and God.
Jesus is the end of the law, my son. We are no longer under “law,” except God’s Perfect Law of Love. Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) (NWT)
The New Covenant was given to the Israelites, Jehovah God’s Chosen People, but as they as a nation rejected Him, the Good News about the Christ was then given to all of us, the Gentiles; all non-Jews.
Romans chapter eleven explains that we non-Jews were “grafted in” to the symbolic Olive Tree which is Israel; that we, as Christians, are supported by the root of that tree which is Israel. Paul further explains that “branches” (the Jews who did not listen to Jesus) were “broken off” so that we could then be “grafted in.”
Yes! We have been blessed by the New Covenant because of “the root of Jesse,” or because of the Seed of Israel, of the House of David, which is Jesus, whom the Jews, as a people, entirely rejected, though those “branches” (the Jews) could be later “grafted back in.” (See Romans 11:16, 19-23, 25-32) (NWT)
Remember that Jehovah said that He would not leave His people, The Israelites, entirely, as is brought out further at Romans 11:25-30. (NWT)
This is where the 144,000 comes in…they will be chosen during the Great Tribulation to give their witness to the Jews that God’s Kingdom will be restored on the earth!! And what a wonderful prospect that is!!
Yes, the 144,000 are to preach the Good News of the Kingdom directly to literal Israel. And for all the Jews who have suffered so much for thousands of years, this will be good news, indeed!! This is what Jesus was speaking of at Matthew chapter 24…He was talking to literal Jews about literal Israel, and the literal restoration of God’s Kingdom on the earth.
“With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and He will reside with them, and they will be His peoples. And God Himself will be with them.’” (Revelation 21: 3) (NWT)
Yes! Notice that THREE TIMES this one scripture says that God will be with mankind!
The Watchtower Organization has the rank-and-file preaching the “Good News of the Kingdom,” but that particular “Good News” is to be preached to the Jews by the 144,000 during a specific time period…the period of the Great Tribulation…while the good news for US is the “Good News about the Christ.” (See Romans 15:19; 2Cor. 2:12; 4:4) (NWT)
And what is this “Good News about the Christ”?
The “Good News about the Christ” is that Jesus has already done for us what we could never do for ourselves. Jesus has already paid the price for our sins. Jesus has already paid the price for our very lives. His payment for our sins and for our life is “enough.” We cannot do more than what He has already done. To believe otherwise is to say that what He did just “wasn’t enough.”
It is our belief in Jesus, and in following Jesus, and in humbly and thankfully accepting the benefits of His sacrifice that we are then set free. Yes, we are then set free from “The Law”; we are set free from fear, from religion, from the condemnation of sin, being now given a clean standing in front of our Heavenly Father, and we have the assured promise of everlasting life!!
You see, my son, Jehovah God has always had a plan for the salvation of all mankind, and for the restoration of His Kingdom on this earth, and He has always had a plan to restore His People.
The Good News about the Christ was for ALL of mankind, and it really and truly is “good news”!! That is why the apostle Paul was so adamant when he spoke against the disciples for “going over to another sort of good news” at Galatians 1:6-12. (NWT)
And this is what I have against the Watchtower Organization…that they keep the truth about the Good News about the Christ away from their members…having them believe that the New Covenant is “not for them,” but that it is only for a select few. But where is their proof? There is none.
Jehovah pointed all of us to His Son, and as we are now in the days past Jesus’ sacrifice, which paid for all of our sins and which bought life for all of us, all we have to do is to accept that wonderful provision of Jehovah God…it is HIS will and His plan. That is why Jesus could say that “The Father…has given all things into His hand. He that exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life.” (John 3:35-36) (NWT)
“All authority has been given me in Heaven and on Earth.” (Matthew 28:18) (NWT)
Here are some things that Jesus said which I hope you will consider:
“Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for your souls, for my yoke is kindly and my load is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) (NWT)
“I am the way, the truth and the life…” (John 14:6) (NWT)
“If you remain in my word, you really are my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Therefore if the Son has set you free, you will be actually free.” John 8:31-36
“My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them everlasting life, and they will by no means ever be destroyed…” (John 10:27-28) (NWT)
“He that hears my word and believes Him that sent me has everlasting life.” (John 5:24) (NWT)
“Continue following me.” (John 21:19) (NWT)
Jesus also explained what we needed to do in order to take advantage of this “free gift”: (See John 4:10; Acts 8:20) (NWT)
“For the bread of God is the one who comes down from Heaven and gives life to the world. I am the bread of life…Everything the Father gives me will come to me, and the one that comes to me I will be no means drive away…No man can come to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him…Most truly I say to you, he that believes has everlasting life…I am the bread of life. This is the bread that came down from Heaven, so that anyone may eat of it and not die.
“I am the living bread; if anyone eats of this bread he will live forever; and for a fact, the bread that I shall give is my flesh in behalf of the world…Most truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. He that feeds on my flesh and drinks of my blood has everlasting life…Does this stumble you?” (John 6:33-61) (NWT)
The account in John tells that many of Jesus’ followers were “stumbled” and walked away from Jesus, and Jesus asked the twelve if they did not want to leave, also, and Peter replied, “Lord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life.” (John 6:68) (NWT)
At John 12:38 we see the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy when so many of Jehovah’s own people, who clearly saw the signs of Jesus, still would not put faith in Him. Verse 39 goes on to say, “The reason that they were not able to believe is that again Isaiah said: “He has blinded their eyes and made their hearts hard, that they should not see with their eyes and get the thought with their hearts and turn around and I should heal them.” (NWT)
At John 12:42 we see a point that is still true today, “…many of the rulers actually put faith in Him, but because of the Pharisees, they would not confess Him, in order not to be expelled from the synagogue.” (NWT)
Any Watchtower member (or Seventh-Day Adventist, or Mormon) who comes to discover that it is NOT in following any religion or organization that leads to salvation, no, but that it is in trusting in and following God’s Plan for the Salvation of Mankind, which is in His Son…yes, in the following of His Son and in our humble acceptance of the need of His shed blood, and His sinless body offered as a sacrifice for all of our sins, and to buy life for all of us…is EXPELLED from the religion. Yes, many have found this to be all too painfully true; many losing their families…
Jehovah God pointed all of mankind to His Son. Yes, Jesus calls to us to “come to Him,” and the few scriptures I have shared from the NWT clearly show this to be so. There is no limit to those who may “come to Jesus” for the forgiveness of sins, or to receive the the free gift of life.
And this is not dependent upon belonging to any religion…that is why the Jewish Religious Leaders of Jesus’ day hated Him so much; He threatened their authority over the people, just as the Watchtower hates those of us who have left and discovered the real truth. Jesus did not die to give us religion; He died for us to have a relationship with Him and Jehovah God. (See Matthew 11:28) (NWT)
Paul said at Romans 1:16, 18 that he was not ashamed of the good news, (about the Christ), and he railed against those men who were “suppressing the truth.” (NWT)
“Therefore, by works of the law no flesh will be declared righteous…God’s righteousness through the faith in Jesus Christ for all those having faith…and it is a free gift.” Romans 5:1 goes on to say, “Therefore, now that we have been declared righteous as a result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…we have been declared righteous now by His blood…we became reconciled to God…we shall be by His life…we have now received the reconciliation.” (Romans 5:1-11) (NWT)
The apostle Paul says regarding those who seek to have their own version of God’s truth:
“For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to accurate knowledge; for, because of not knowing the righteousness of God but seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the Law.”
You see, my son, Paul clearly shows how man prefers to make up their own “way” so that people follow them, when Jehovah God pointed us, now, to His Son.
Jesus told His followers at Acts 1:8, “And you will be witnesses of me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the most distant part of the earth.” (NWT)
Is it “wicked” to be a witness of Jesus? Is it?
Those of us who are Christians believe in what the Scriptures teach, and we believe in what Jesus said, and as believers, this does not make us “wicked” simply because we choose to follow Him who died for us. I believe in the good news about the Christ. It is simply my faith.
My son, it was hurtful when you so coldly dismissed my memory of what caused me to decide to rejoin the Watchtower; it happened exactly as I have said, and I was pregnant, so I had four innocent lives to think about. Can you not understand my fear for all my innocent babies??
I have not told any lies, have I? My son, I believed that Armageddon was coming in the fall of 1975…it was what the Watchtower had been saying since 1966; it’s what I grew up dreading for so many years.
If you will just go to YouTube and type, “Jehovah’s Witnesses & 1975” in the search box, an entire world of proof of what I am saying will open up for you; testimonies and photos and copies of older Watchtower literature and actual recordings of conventions, etc…can these all be “lies”??
You know that I love truth, and that I hate lies. (Surely you recall as a child how much I hated lies!!) But Son, I hate it even more when something I believed as “truth” later turns out to not be “truth.” I hate even more to discover that an authority I trusted has grossly betrayed my trust.
Again, at the time those sisters came to my house in early 1975, I was pregnant. You and your brothers were playing right there on the living room floor. They tried to get me to “come to my senses” and to come back to the Watchtower, saying that I “knew that Armageddon was coming,” and I told them that I didn’t care; that I had decided long ago that I didn’t want to serve a “God of love” out of fear; that if He was going to DESTROY me for not being in the Watchtower, then that’s what He was going to do.
That is when one of them turned toward you boys and pointed to you three and said to me, “What about them? What about your children? Are you really ready to see them destroyed at Armageddon just because you don’t want to take a stand for Jehovah? Do you really want their blood on your hands?”
My son, at her ominous words, I felt a cold chill. Truly, I was scared. I had been prepared for God to destroy me, but I was not prepared to have you three lose your lives. That is why I forced myself to go back. I tried my best to be the best Jehovah’s Witness that I could be. Yes, I know that life was very hard for you, but I did do the best that I could for over eleven long, frustrating, gossiping and lonely years. And what did it get me? The realization that I had been led to believe a lie, and a son who truly believes that I am wicked, disgusting, and repulsive for speaking the truth.
Son, I don’t really understand your vehemence! I am not “spending my waking moments finding ways to tarnish the name of the Watchtower”; the Watchtower has already done this for themselves.
My son, 1Thessalonians 5:21 says that we should “Make sure of all things,” and Paul commended the Beoreans for “examining the scriptures daily as to whether these things were so” at Acts 17:11 (NWT). I think that this is good advice.
Do you believe that it is important to “make sure of all things? To hold fast to what is fine”?
All faithful members of the Watchtower believe that their leaders are the virtual “voice of God” on the earth; His earthly organization, but WHY do you believe this? Because they tell you so?
All faithful members of the Watchtower believe that they must believe what they are taught; obey the organization, and follow the organization, and humbly submit to the authority of the organization, and that to question anything the Watchtower says is to show “disrespect” for “Jehovah’s Channel,” but ask yourself, WHY do you believe this? Because they tell you so?
Jehovah’s Witnesses are told that the only way to have a righteous standing in front of Jehovah God is through the Watchtower; by joining them and serving with them and believing what they are told to believe…even if later that “truth” turns out to now be “adjusted.” The Watchtower says that only through them can one “know the truth,” or have “accurate knowledge” of God’s truth, and that the only way to have any hope of eternal life is by following them…faithfully and without question. And WHY do you believe all this? Because they tell you to?
Where is the scriptural evidence that the Watchtower Organization…and ONLY the Watchtower Organization…is Jehovah God’s method of guiding His people?
Isn’t Jehovah God’s own Word, the Holy Bible, “The Truth”?
Is it “wrong” to believe what the Bible says, even if it it doesn’t agree with the Watchtower??
And as the Watchtower points to themselves as “the way, the truth, and the life,” doesn’t Jesus tell us at John 14:6 that HE is “the way, the truth, and the life”?
So whom should we believe?? Jesus’ own words, or the Watchtower’s?? Who died for us??
Who actually died for us? Jesus.
Who taught us “the way”? Jesus.
Who is “the truth”? Jesus.
To whom did Jehovah God point all of mankind? Jesus.
And whom are we to follow? Jesus.
And by following whom are we promised to then “know the truth”? Jesus.
And who has “life” to give to us? Jesus.
The Watchtower has no “life” to offer to anyone; they did not die for you, nor would they ever die for you…
When the Bible’s teachings are in conflict with any religion’s teachings, I choose to believe God’s Word, even if my own family hates me for it. Jesus said that this very thing would happen at Matthew 10:34-38, and sadly, His words have been proven to be true over and over again.
In regard to those who came out of “God’s Organization” of Jesus’ day in order to follow Him, (those Israelites faithful to the centuries-old Jewish Faith)…
Jesus said at Matt. 10:34-36 (NWT):
“Do not think that I came to put peace upon the earth; I came to put, not peace, but a sword. For I came to cause a division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a young wife against her mother-in-law.
“Indeed, a man’s enemies will be members of his own household.” Has this not been proven to be true?? Have not thousands of ex Watchtower members been cast aside as “evil apostates” and shunned as being “wicked” by their own Watchtower families?? Especially if they have become Christians??
I choose to be a witness for Jesus, as He said His followers would be at Acts 1:8, even if the Watchtower does not support this.
“…and you will be witnesses of Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the most distant part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 NWT)
Do you believe Jesus’ words over the Watchtower’s?? CAN you believe them??
If “Jehovah’s” Witnesses are truly HIS witnesses, wouldn’t it seem logical, then, to hold HIS WORD as the final authority? Should we not care enough to MAKE SURE of what HE SAYS in His Word by “examining the scriptures daily to see whether these things (are) so”?? (Acts 17:11) (NWT)
If “Jehovah’s” Witnesses are truly “TRUE Christians,” then doesn’t it seem a more logical choice to have taken on the name, “Jesus’ Witnesses,” as per Acts 1:8, instead of going BACKWARDS to Isaiah 43:10 to get a name when Jesus has already come and died and is now our King??
And if it was truly “God’s Will” that “His People” be called “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” why weren’t the Israelites called “Jehovah’s Witnesses”?? Wouldn’t God’s own People know what to call themselves??
My dearest son, we each must decide what we will believe is “the truth,” and we each must choose the way to serve God according to how our own Bible trained-conscience leads us, and no one should hold power over our heart and mind when it comes to our relationship with our heavenly Father. We have His Word, and what it says should matter more to us that what any “man” says. (See July 2009 Awake! on this very subject)
My son, we must not live in fear of man! As Psalms 146:3, 4 says, “Do not put your trust in Nobles, nor in the son of earthling man to whom no salvation belongs,” and I abide by that.
The Watchtower cannot hurt me any more than it already has, except through it’s shunning policy and by continuing to smear the good names of all ex members as being “evil apostates” who tell “lies from Satan,” a thing I have never done.
I love you so much, my precious son, and my heart hurts for you. And believe it or not, I truly do understand your feelings, and I wish I could take back everything I ever did that hurt you, and I wish I had known back then that we didn’t have to live our life based on the fear of being destroyed; I wish I hadn’t been too scared to live the life I had wanted to live… I may have been a better mom, but I was so awful tired.
You are such a good man, and you truly have a wonderful heart.
I hope that someday that you can find it in your heart to forgive me for refusing to submit to the Watchtower any longer. I hope that you will allow me the same freedom to choose how I will live my life, and my beliefs, just as I believe you have the freedom to choose… (Isn’t it a good thing that the Catholic Church doesn’t have a shunning policy?? I would never, ever want my daughter-in-law to know what this is like. It’s no fun. Shunning is the punishment that never ends…)
I will always be your mom who loves you so very much…so very much. And I will always love you no matter what.
I am so sorry that my being a Christian is painful for you, and I am sorry that my being on a ministry site that helps struggling witnesses to find answers to the questions they have is upsetting to you. I am sorry that you find it “repulsive” and “disgusting” that I give them all the comfort and support that I can, or that I strive to show them the truth according to God’s Word.
I am sorry if you find it hurtful that I work hard at helping all Jehovah’s Witnesses who write in to know that their relationship with Jehovah God never had anything to do with their relationship with the Watchtower, or with their “standing” in it, and that the Watchtower’s claim of “authority from God” is an entirely fabricated one; that God NEVER pointed us to anyone but His Son.
My son, I did not have anyone to show me “the truth” of God’s Word except the Watchtower, and I believed EVERYTHING that I was taught, but now that I know what I know, I can’t “unknow” it.
That is really why the Watchtower hates all of us so much; it’s because of what we know.
Again, I am sorry that my doing what I know in my heart I must do in order to serve God is hurtful to you. We are each called to do something in God’s Service, and I serve Him as I am called.
If it is any conciliation, I have met a former Governing Body Member, a former District Overseer, a few former Circuit Overseers, several former Elders, and a few former Bethelites…one of whom was the floor manager of the publishing floor at Bethel. (He has been helping ex Watchtower members for over thirty years.) These, too, were all once faithful members of the Watchtower, and these all, too, have come to know the truth about “the truth,” as so many thousands more have also.
All of us who were once faithful, trusting and solid believers of the Watchtower’s Doctrines have since come to know things that we cannot go back and “unknow.” Again, that is why we are hated so much; it is because of what we know.
(Think: Who is the “Great Deceiver”? It is not Jesus. It is Satan.)
If the Watchtower had nothing to fear from us who once believed in them, they would not feel such a need to spend so much time and energy vilifying us, both in print and from the podium.
Truth has nothing to fear from lies. It is lies that have everything to fear from the truth. Was it Lincoln who said, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”??
All I know is that I love you, my son, that I love all my children, that I love TRUTH, that I love Jehovah God’s truth, and that I love His Son, our reining King and Savior, Jesus Christ, and that I truly believe what the Bible teaches.
I am doing the best I can to do what is right in my life, whatever it costs me. My hope is in Jehovah’s God’s Plan of Salvation which is in His Son, Jesus.
I know your faith lies with the Watchtower Organization, and I understand that, but if joining any religion or organization was an absolute requirement in order to be right with Jehovah God, or in order to have any hope of gaining eternal life, don’t you think that Jesus would have mentioned it? At least one of the apostles? Wouldn’t it have at least been referenced to somewhere in the Bible?
But what Jesus did plainly tell us was that we should “come to Him,” (Matthew 11:28), and that if we really wanted to “know the truth,” we should “remain in His word,” (John 8:31), because HE is “the truth.” (John 14:6) (NWT)
Unlike any organization that claims to have “the truth,” I believe that God’s Word IS “the truth”; a truth that does not change over the years, later claiming it “made mistakes.” God doesn’t make “mistakes.” And therefore, I believe that we can confidently put our faith in Him, and in His Word.
Yes, God’s pure Word of truth is never “Old Light,” nor does it ever need to be “adjusted.”
God’s Word still stands just as it has stood before the Watchtower came along nearly two thousand years later and made the claim that only through THEM could one attain “accurate knowledge” of God’s truth, going so far as to claim that THEY are “The Truth.”
Ask yourself these questions:
Is Jehovah God a good communicator??
Did He really need an organization to come along two thousand years later to explain what His Word “really” meant? Or can we just believe what it actually says?
I love you…and I love you unconditionally!! Always!!!
(Unfortunately, and “of course,” there was no further response from JW Son on this matter.)