Beliefs, Doctrine & Practices
What Jehovah's Witnesses believe and why they do what they do
- 4ab.ortega in
any idea what could have happened to song 151?
what logical reason could they have had to skip a number.
is the number 151 now an evil number accordig to new light?
- 6xjwsrock in
this statement may seem odd at first.
you may think of jehovah's witnesses as being an american religion in a country where freedoms exist and are prized.
you may think of the organization's legal battles in the supreme court to protect certain rights and freedoms.
- TerryWalstrom in
worship of jesus was declared to be an act of idolatry!.
we are going to examine the cataclysmic changeover in christian teaching exploding inside the watchtower religion in the early 50’s by exploring a background of the history of jesus’ place in christianity.
jw teaching about the nature of jesus’ importance in the salvation of mankind will be compared with christian history.
- 8Blind_Of_Lies in
long time no chat.
was there some sort of change recently in the guidelines cult hq lays out on how to handle inactive apostates?
my parents tried to start a study with me the week after they came back too.
- 6Sevan in
so the sophia and caleb videos on jw.org where the parents emotionally abuse their children (especially the sparlock/obey jehovah video and the pay attention at the meetings/death threat video) were real eye openers for me.
previous to these videos, i was able to delude myself that the crazy, unbalanced behavior i noticed in some witness parents was the result of their own mental issues.
now i realize this craziness is being pushed and encouraged from the tippy top, from the grand ole maleficent seven.
- 14Bigdummy in
i went to the hall with my wife on sunday.
i try to be there for my wife at some meetings.
because she is still neck deep in the beliefs and she understands my fading and doesn't.
- 12pale.emperor in
i've been 100% alone since my df last month.
i'm dead to my family now, unless i return to their cult - so i recently made contact with 3 former jw's that were in my cong when i was in my youth.
to my surprise, they all had exactly the same doubts and reasoning i had and said even though they've been out 6-7 years they "still feel tied to it in some way" and "feel guilty celebrating xmas or birthdays".
- 19stan livedeath in
i read the word "spiritual" sometimes on the site.
what exactly do the jw's mean by it ?.
- 8TMS in
twelve years ago, i submitted this comment to the jwd board, relating to the practice of disfellowshipping young people from the congregation:.
"i am angry at the way jehovah's witnesses treat their most precious endowment; their young, developing, stumbling, exasperating, questioning, experimenting, growing offspring.. at the very most urgent time in their young lives; when they need the most reassurance, nurturing, patience, understanding and forgiveness, witness parents, under the direction of their congregation elders and governing body, toss thousands of these young ones out into the cold, cruel world, allowing them to virtually self-destruct.. many of these castaways are still in their teens.. there is no excuse, biblical, human, parental or otherwise to shut off all the guidance resources these young ones have ever known.
the human wreckage of this disgusting practice is astronomical.
- 5pale.emperor in
a segment from the royal commission in australia where gb member geoffrey jackson is grilled by a, very fantastic, lawyer.
this should be watched by all people contemplating getting baptized as jw's.
once you're in, you cant leave and keep your family.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpir8vjsdre.