Remember this well hacked scripture? A JW favourite. Here’s how I think it applies to them.
But know this, that in the last days (of the WTS?) critical times hard to deal with will be here
High Attrition of membership, poor cashflow, true history exposed by internet and apostates everywhere
For men will be lovers of themselves
The Governing body love themselves, Elders love themselves, Pioneers love themselves and the R and File are sooooo much better than worldly people.
Lovers of money,
The society loves money. It is always asking for more. It has billions tied up in real estate which has been develop for free by the Rank and File.
We are God’s sole channel of communication to people on Earth. That is the absolute self assuming statement.
The GB are the most haughty people on Earth. They have been wrong on so occasions yet they never allow anyone to criticise, they say to criticise them is in effect criticising god.
The claim that they are God’s spokesmen and that Christ is not the mediator for non-annointed witnesses is blasphemy (OK I’m an atheist but am looking at this from a “Christian” POV)
Disobedient to parents,
JW kids with an anti JW parent will be encouraged to disobey that parent when it comes to meeting attendance, Field service and other “theocratic activities”
Every congregation has a sponger who expects lifts to meetings and service and never shows any gratitude (Pauline the frog!)
Close friends and family are expected to spy on and report sins to the elders.
Having no natural affection,
Shunning of family members because they no are JW’s demonstrates this perfectly.
Not open to any agreement,
We’re right you’re wrong and you will die a horrible death at Armageddon for being wrong.
Anyone who doesn’t agree with them is slandered, all other religions, politicians, commercial organisations, apostates
Who needs self control when you can control 7 million people by means of a magazine?
Definition of fierce Having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness
Are JW’s ever ferociously aggressive – probably not, but given half the chance they would be to apostates and they can’t wait for Jehooba to to act in fierce way to everyone that is not a JW.
Without love of goodness,
The abhorrence to charitable giving, disingenuous attitude to other faiths and hatred of those who have left the org shows they do not love goodness.
What happened to nugget and I was an act of betrayal and that is played out in the org on a regular basis
Meaning self-willed and obstinate – a characteristic demonstrated f rom members of the GB down to the lowliest member. You show them clear evidence of their deceit, lies and flip flops and they will obstinately refute it all.
Puffed up [with pride],
A condition nurtured by positions such as Pioneer, Ministerial Servant, Elder etc. Ever tried counselling CO?
Lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,
The JW’s pleasure is in doing futile tasks. They are so busy looking busy that they fail to see what Christianity is about. They neglect their fellow man and show a complete lack of love and compassion, which is what God is supposed to promote.
Having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power;
What good do they actually do? How do they help society. Religion should be used for the betterment of people – JW’s work for the detriment of society. (mind you the same could be said of a lot of religions)