Right into Jesus’ arms?
For a time, I was so angry, and upset at the mistreatment, and legalistic rigidity of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the many stumbling blocks they placed before me, and so many others, I did not clearly see that I was indeed not stumbled, but led out of their Organization by…
I did some research on this, and found out unfortunately a great number of ex-JWs have also stumbled into some other cults like Christadelphia, Mormon, Scientology, Islam or even into Atheism! A good number of them decided to become Atheists because when they stumbled, they stumbled so badly that they stopped believing in the existence of God (Jehovah) altogether! I hope the JWs who are reading this question will THINK about the evil they are doing to their members!
As for those who stumbled into Jesus’ arms, that is a wonderful blessing that no one can take away, not even the Devil!
All we’re hearing is your side of the story, and it’s a vague one at that.
Sounds more like you were caught going against scriptural principles and chose not to change your course.
Please… unless you are willing to expose the full truth of how you were “stumbled”, please do not label Witnesses you don’t even know as being the ones that stumbled you. You stumbled yourself by even thinking that somehow the Witnesses are in some way perfect. Nothing could be further from the truth, and all true Witnesses will say the exact same thing: If you thought that your congregation was perfect, then the fault is yours, not theirs.
So… has your new found religion given you the strength to be honest and forthright and tell everyone in this post exactly what it was that you claim “stumbled” you?
Or do you feel it’s “the Christian way” to blame 7.6 million people that you do not know as the ones being wrong, and you alone in your self-righteousness as being right?
Can’t wait to see the posts for this one…
I stumbled into Jesus arms as well going the opposite direction as you. I was so fed up with the hypocrisy of my family and friends who claimed to be Christian that I started studying the Bible apart from them. This is when I met the real Jesus. The fellow worker who worships YHWH and would direct me in everything I did. I studied the Bible for years. I observed those who claimed to be Christian. They would say one thing and do the opposite. The only reason I started to study with the witnesses is because I was accused of being one. It took years before I went looking for a study. They would knock on my door and we would have some good discussions.
The only thing I have disagreed with what I have been taught is who be resurrected in paradise. Jehovah’s witnesses will of course. But not all. There will be some who will be resurrected that were former witnesses that kept clinging onto Bible teachings who were stumbled by those who were false witnesses in good standing. YHWH is a just God and has taught his son well.
You don’t sound too positive. Let me tell you a story.
There was a man who was moving and he took his cart with all of his belongings and came to a village. He went up to a farmer and asked him: “How are the people who live here? I am looking for a new place to live.” The farmer said: “How were the people where you came from?” He said “They were awful and I hated them.” He went on and on and on about it.
The farmer replied: “That is exactly what they are like here too. Better move along.”
Another guy with a cart showed up and asked the farmer, the same thing. The farmer said “How were the people like where you came from?” This man praised them and said he loved his town, but he needed to find another place to live for his business.
The farmer replied: “They are just like that here too. You should move here.”
Then a third man came down the road and saw the farmer. He asked him if he saw someone who matched the description of the first man. The farmer told him he did.
The man said: “The people in the town paid me to follow after him and if he wanted to come back to talk him out of it.”
Attitude will take us far in life. Maybe after the honeymoon phase of your new life, you will start finding fault there too.
@ Stung Stung
I agree with your reply. The leaders are of the antichrist. They do deny Jesus in the flesh at his resurrection. They do teach Jesus resurrected spiritual and not of the flesh and they are part of free masonry. The name of their bible the new world translation could be a clue that they are part of the new world order.
2 John 1:7 NKJ
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Jehovah Witnesses are inseparably linked to Satanic Freemasonry.
Which is kind of odd considering Christ said He was going to prepare a place for us and His Father has many mansions, right? One of His Names which He called Himself is ‘Bridegroom’ and we understand that but not the stumblingblock which may be more akin to something that we fall into very easily mostly into burning and marrying I hear it so much.
Sure they know. The leaders are the Anti Christ. Many in the church are affiliated with “Free” Masonry. Mormons are invoilved in another dellusion and “Free” Masonry has infiltrated her. The New World Order / Illuminati 666!!!
Open your heart. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew that our words are the “overflow of the heart.” Address an issue in your life honestly and thoroughly. Let it flow. Get it on paper. Don’t criticize or censor. The Holy Spirit will take over at some point. Let God do the talking through you. Then listen intently.
It is all about covering tracks with the Jw org. So even though they fail over and over and people get fed up with the lies and innuendo, the Jw org tries to saves face and keep some sort good image with the remaining followers, by looking for escape clauses. What do they use? They would refer to something in the Bible. Maybe they would mention how Peter said “where else would we go, only you have sayings of everlasting life”, and use this in reference to the Jw org with it’s sayings. So they equate themselves to Jesus and this gives the followers a guilt if they think about leaving. What else might they use? They could pull the scripture from 2 Timothy 4:3 about the healthful teachings and how ones would lose their grip on their faith, and obviously doomed to destruction as is rammed down their throats from the moment they started with the Jw org. Of course this is saying in a roundabout way that if you leave the Jw org, you are going to be doomed by giving up on their healthful teachings that cause you to feel like leaving.
So there must be a myriad of ways the Jw org uses to keep their followers in line, pulling parts of the Bible for their organizations purpose. But at the end of the day, the issue you are talking about continues to haunt the Jw follower mind. Yes the persuasive indoctrination will not take away any hurt that the organization does to it’s followers. I really cannot imagine that the 7.6 million or whatever it is that they are claiming will continually keep being fooled. I think there is a lot of new ones right now at this present moment who must be asking questions about their past practices. Nothing would surprise me! I would not be surprised in the slightest if the governing body just closed up shop, cashed in all for what it what it was worth, stashed it in some off shore fund and just tried to live a life of luxury. I mean they have got that life of luxury now but it would be like a retirement for them, for all their hard work of deceit.
2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.b 3Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
I have been “Rebuked” for 29 years