In the Dec.15th JW only version in an article titled " Do Not Let Illness Rob You of Joy " it promotes being a martyr in Jehovah's Witnesses preaching door to door in spite of debilitating and often life threatening illnesses . Ask yourself if Jesus would have stood with a whip to the back of HIS disciples if they had THESE illnesses or medical conditions ??
Under the subheading entitled " They Keep Preaching Despite Chronic Illness " with pictures of these alleged sick people sharing how they " sacrifice " to spread the WT society's message I will share the quotes with my takes.
Izabella who suffers depression states, " I like the door to door ministry , but when I am not feeling up to it , I engage in TELEPHONE WITNESSING. " How many people suffering from depression who don't want to talk to others in person normally wants to wear themselves out mentally and emotionally by talking for hours on the phone ? Not too many I've noticed.
Barbara who has a brain tumor states, " I enjoy making return visits and helping out on Bible Studies . On my better days , I like to Witness from house to house. " Right. If you have a serious condition like a brain tumor - sounds like a healthy thing to be doing going out banging on doors and wearing yourself out physically ! Not.
Then Zbigniew who has rheumatoid arthritis states, " I carry only a very light magazine bag. I stay out as long as my aching joints allow. " So this man is trained to earn points for eternal life in an alleged " Paradise " by making himself feel pain in his joints in the present life ? Uh-huh. Must be a very taxing God , er leader( s ) of the WT society that puts THAT into his brain or thought process.
Then as if to add insult to injury the WT article makes this statement, " Jehovah can give you strength by means of his holy spirit, his word, and the Christian brotherhood. You WOULD NOT expect God to remove your infirmity miraculously. " No, really ?? !! Not unless of course you have these medical conditions and have been told you will LOSE these chronic medical conditions MIRACULOUSLY in the alleged " Paradise " once you get there and are healed instantly !!
The dishonesty of the WT society to on the one hand speak out of one side of their mouth to manipulate JW's to believe in miracles like a " Paradise " that will heal them of horrific medical conditions - and yet in the here and now out of the other side of their mouth to tell them to NOT expect miracles in their everyday life to relieve these medical conditions is nothing more than doublespeak which creates confusion , and guilt ridden service by JW's for the WT society's needs. It's like telling a starving dog on a chain that he can eat food at a later date inside the house , but not until he stays on the chain for another few years or 10 or more years. By that time the dog dies and another dog takes his place in believing the lying, dishonest master !
And that is EXACTLY what the WT society is to chronically sick JW's - a lying, dishonest taskmaster who will never deliver ANY Paradise ! How disgusting, barbaric, and twisted can one organization get ?? I'll let you answer that. As always I welcome any and all comments and observations you have. I have an older JW sibling who feels they have to suffer as a martyr like this to be approved by God. I think it's total dog doo doo. Peace out to you all, hope you are doing well. Mr. Flipper