– Hungry for spiritual answers when the Jehovah’s Witnesses in her extended family convinced her that they had “the Truth,” she studied for four years and was baptized. Once inside the organization, she began to feel unloved and unaccepted. Why? Was it because she found inconsistencies in the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine and had questions the elders couldn’t answer? Why was everyone ignoring and shunning her? Lost, hurt, lonely and confused, she struggled, “Where do I go? There is no other place for me to go!” Serving God alone was NOT an option! Finally, Betty turned to Jehovah and asked Him where He wanted her to go. It was then, with the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the help of loving Christian friends, that Jehovah led her to the real TRUTH – Jesus Himself. Click here to Read Betty’s Full Story Out of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
After reading my article you may think I’m crazy, possessed, or flat out lying! Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe my own story and experiences which includes witnessing with my very own eyes and ears the dark and unholy world of Satan. My experiences have so many twists and turns that I cannot explain them all in this article.
I once belonged to a religious cult; the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses which was also founded on the occult. The definition of a “cult” is a religion or an organization that is not main stream and does not follow the teachings of the early church. Cults also teach anti-biblical elevation of their leaders. Cults do not believe in the divine nature of Christ and they do not believe the bible is without error so they follow their own books or flat out change the word of God. The “occult” is a form of rituals, practices, magic, and hidden secrets that do not bring honor to Christ. The cultist/occultist honors Satan and other gods but many have an outwardly appearance of godly devotion and good works. There are MANY religious/organizational cults in America but some of the most common ones are; Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), Mormons, Christian Science, Scientology, and Freemasons. Oddly enough, the founders of the JWs and Mormon religions had strong connections with the Freemasons. Unfortunately, famous and highly respected religious and political leaders have belonged or belong to the Freemasons. Most cults give verbal or blood oaths promising never to leave that particular religion or organization. If we dig deeper we may be surprised just how unholy they are.Read more
I would like to suggest to you that nothing really changes for us until we are filled up and over flowing with the Holy Spirit. When we have received that blessing from God it does not stop. Being filled with the Spirit is not a one-time experience but it’s on going, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
After we are filled we need to ask ourselves, now what? Do we go on as if nothing happened? Do we ignore it or do we take that blessing and gift and make it known to the world? As my pastor would say, “Do something with it!”Read more