Apostasy defined in the Elders Manuel

by gumby 25 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • greendawn

    They are becoming too much of a judge these WTS ppl, they have created a great deal of false doctrine more than the despised Catholics and they keep admitting and replacing it with new one that also later gets rejected as false and replaced. With so much incompetence what right do they have to act as judges and decide on the correct standards of behaviour?

  • gumby
    With so much incompetence what right do they have to act as judges and decide on the correct standards of behaviour?

    Greendawn.....ya old wise rascle. Everyone knows Jehovah picked them in 1919 as his servants They were spotless from Babylon and adorned as a bride for the bridegroom.....ya little silly!


  • Sunspot

    The dictionary defines an apostate as one who leaves a former belief whether it be religious or poltical in nature.

    The WTS has a whole new defniton that IT teaches their sheep....

    it involves teaching false doctrines,
    supporting or promoting false religion and its
    holidays or interfaith activities

    What happens when a JW discovers that what they had been taught as JWs was the "false doctrine"?

    If one realized that the WTS was wrong about Jesus, his teachings, the Cross he died on....are they bound for life to be slaves to this religion nder penalty of being shunned and kicked out?

    If one decides to celebrate Christmas (the WTS did....the ANGELS did) after learning it was "Pagan"...are they shunned and kicked out?

    If a JW went to court and engaged in a lawsuit with other faiths...say...such as the Hare Krishna or the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries...would they be shunned and kicked out?

    Apostasy includes action taken against true worship of
    Jehovah or his established order among his dedicated

    Funny....MY dictionary doesn't include anything remotely LIKE this!

    This MUST BE a (gasp) "Watchtower View"!

    Persons who deliberately spread (stubbornly hold to and speak about) teachings contrary to Bible truth as taught by Jehovah's Witnesses are apostates.

    I hate to keep bringing up the "accepted dictionary definition"....but the glaring facts are there! "Deliberatley spread" can (and does) have a LOT of loopholes for the Judicial Committee (that disfellwships JWs) big enough to drive a WTS truck through.

    If things are not "contrary to 'bible truth' (TM) and are only contrary to the "Watchtower View"....of course there is a problem. WTS rules always win.

    Working secularly for a false religious organization could put one in a position similar to that of one preaching false doctrine.

    Don't you DARE clean the floors in a church...you will be shunned and kicked out. Could this cult GET any more ridiculous? Sheesh!

    Celebrating a false religious holiday would be similar to performing any other act of false worship

    False worship---false religious holiday---they sure load their words and twist them to their advantage, don't they?

    How many now see the "WTS teachings" about these things as blatantly false? Deliberate lies? etc, etc.

    How did I EVER fall for all this stuff?

    Thanks Gumbabe!

  • upside/down
    Okay well according to what I just read they are calling themselves apostates.

    My thoughts EXACTLY!\ u/d

  • atypical
    Apostasy is a standing away from, a falling away, defec-

    tion, rebellion, abandonment

    This is it folks. This is why all you have to do is miss meetings for awhile and you get treated like a criminal. I didn't realize the elder's book said this. With this official stance, it's no surprise that the elders treat inactive ones as though they have committed a serious sin.

  • gumby

    One way in which these little baldheaded, pants poopin, underwear stainin creeps apostasized...was when they "waited" on their 'generation change'.

    They knew long beforehand they were wrong, but 'hid their sin" until a time when they prepared the publishers for the shocker. They knew the truth of a matter, yet published lies to the flock till they deemed it fit to change doctrine. Yes, they vocalised false doctrine which makes them apostates.


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