|WHY I LEFT JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES|
|CAROL M South Africa|
|My husband and I started studying the Bible with Jehovah's witnesses|
|towards the end of 2002.|
|Right through my study I had questions relating to Isaiah 43:10;|
|Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-21; I Corinthians 12 and 1 Corinthians 14;|
|James 5:14,15 that were never appropriately answered.|
|Irrespective, after three years, towards the end of 2005, I developed|
|the earnest desire to become a publisher. The elders came to ask me|
|the questions regarding the requirements for becoming a Jehovah's|
|witness. But when I posed the question to them that "What would|
|happen to me if I do not accept 'the faithful and discreet slave' as|
|Jehovah God's channel?", I was not allowed to become a publisher.|
|With the knowledge comes responsibility (I Corinthians 9:16), so I|
|decided to stop associating with Jehovah's witnesses (II Timothy 3:5;|
|Revelation 18:4) and submit to the leadership of Christ (Matthew 23:10)|
|by means of Jehovah's Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 4:30).|
|I follow Jesus' example according to I Peter 2:21-24. He already told|
|us how to behave as His followers when He walked the earth. Jehovah|
|has given us Holy Spirit in Jesus' Name to teach us (John 14:26). We do|
|not need someone to interpret the Word of God for us. We require|
|people to guide us on this road of everlasting life.|
|I am convinced that Jehovah's witnesses are part of Babylon the|
|Great, because they are always plagued by illness, bad health and|
|burdens, due to a lack of faith (Hebrews 11:6). Even though JEHOVAH|
|says that He has not changed (Isaiah 43:10; Malachi 3;6), they claim|
|that He does not operate the same anymore "in our time".|
|He has already given us His Best, His Only, His Son Jesus Christ in|
|order for us to live our lives victoriously (II Corinthians 5:17), but the|
|witnesses are waiting on "the new order". They do not exercise faith|
|in Jehovah God's Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11), but in the guidance of the|
|interpretation of the Bible through the "faithful and discreet slave".|
|It can only be the enemy, Satan the Devil, who can blind people's|
|mind like that so that they cannot see JEHOVAH GOD'S glorious|
|light (II Corinthians 4:4).|
|I am grateful and thankful to Jehovah God for leading me, by means of|
|His Holy Spirit, to Jehovah's witnesses, with them and delivering me|
|with His Mighty Hand and Power, out of them!!! In the church where|
|I was before, we did not receive teachings as we did with the|
|witnesses, e.g. death, earthly paradise, Jehovah God's Kingdom to|
|come, the memorial of Jesus, celebration of birthdays, the Christmas|
|tree, the trinity. I also did not know the true God, JEHOVAH,|
|as I do now (John 17:3) !!!|
|My only desire is to, all the days of my life, do My Father in heaven,|
|JEHOVAH GOD'S will (John 4:34; Mathew 7:21; Romans 12:2;|
|Hebrews 10:36; I John 2:17.)|
|He is the Sovereign of the universe, He is the Almighty (Psalm 83:18),|
|He has beautiful qualities (Psalm 103:8), He is unselfish (Genesis 1:26),|
|He is my Provider (Genesis 22:14), He gives me peace (Judges 6:23, 24)|
|and He is a happy God (Proverbs 2:1-6) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|17/ 01/ 2006|
WHY I LEFT JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
so glad you are here....freedomlover
Welcome to the Board, Carolina!
I hope you learn as much here as I have.
Welcome to the forum Carolina, you are right the JWs are also part of Babylon and not of Jerusalem as they like to claim and we don't need any books to guide us into the truth because the Paraclete does that.
Welcome Carolina, glad you're out!
Imo the best thing you have learnt with JWs is that you can be misled.
In time you will perhaps question a few other things you have "learnt" (either from JWs or elsewhere). This forum is a nice place to do so.
Thank you Carolina.
Welcome from Good ole New York, the Claw.
Glad you have joined us.
Welcome to the board!
Welcome to the forum!