Talk Outline: You are not acceptable if you don't follow the WTS

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  • Elsewhere
    Elsewhere
    Those who simply refuse to hear or accept the message of the good news are not acceptable companions (uw 44-5) - Talk Outline #14, p2 - A Clean People Honors Jehovah

    The talk outline says it very straight forward and without any BS: If you don't believe what the WTS teaches then you are not acceptable to JWs and are to be rejected. Here is what the reference in the United In Worship (uw) book says: Where the Problems Begin 13 Stop and think about where those problems often begin. The Bible explains: "Each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death." (Jas. 1:14, 15) But how do those desires get stirred up? By what goes into the mind, and often this is as a result of association with people who do not apply Bible principles. Of course, we all know that we should avoid "bad associations." But the question is, Which associations are bad? How does Jehovah view the matter? Reasoning on the following questions and scriptures should help us to arrive at proper conclusions.

    14 Immediately ahead of us lies God’s New Order. By means of His Kingdom mankind will be freed of the enslaving influence of Satan and his entire wicked system of things. Gradually all the effects of sin will be removed from mankind. Eternal life in Paradise will lie before them. Freedom that is in full harmony with "the spirit of Jehovah" will eventually be enjoyed by all creation. (2 Cor. 3:17) Would it make sense to risk losing all of that because of treating lightly the counsel of God’s Word now? By the way in which we exercise our Christian freedom today may we all show clearly that what we really want is "the glorious freedom of the children of God."—Rom. 8:21.

  • gumby
    gumby

    Quote ( can't remember where from though)

    16 Persons who make themselves “not of our sort” by deliberately rejecting the faith and beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses should appropriately be viewed and treated as are those who have been disfellowshiped for wrongdoing. ( bold type mine)

    Gumby

  • candidlynuts
    candidlynuts

    this must be the "scriptual" basis that my family shuns me..

    i'm not df'd or da'd.. but i'm deader than a doornail anyway!

  • Elsewhere
    Elsewhere

    Here ya go Gumby,

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    Watchtower 1981 9/15 p. 23 Disfellowshiping—How to View It ***

    THOSE

    WHO DISASSOCIATE THEMSELVES

    13

    A Christian might grow spiritually weak, perhaps because of not studying God’s Word regularly, having personal problems or experiencing persecution. (1 Cor. 11:30; Rom. 14:1) Such a one might cease to attend Christian meetings. What is to be done? Recall that the apostles abandoned Jesus on the night of his arrest. Yet Christ had urged Peter, "When once you have returned, strengthen your brothers [who also abandoned Jesus]." (Luke 22:32) Hence, out of love Christian elders and others might visit and help the one who has grown weak and inactive. (1 Thess. 5:14; Rom. 15:1; Heb. 12:12, 13) It is another matter, though, when a person repudiates his being a Christian and disassociates himself.

    14

    One who has been a true Christian might renounce the way of the truth, stating that he no longer considers himself to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses or wants to be known as one. When this rare event occurs, the person is renouncing his standing as a Christian, deliberately disassociating himself from the congregation. The apostle John wrote: "They went out from us, but they were not of our sort; for if they had been of our sort, they would have remained with us."—1 John 2:19.

    15

    Or, a person might renounce his place in the Christian congregation by his actions, such as by becoming part of an organization whose objective is contrary to the Bible, and, hence, is under judgment by Jehovah God. (Compare Revelation 19:17-21; Isaiah 2:4.) So if one who was a Christian chose to join those who are disapproved of God, it would be fitting for the congregation to acknowledge by a brief announcement that he had disassociated himself and is no longer one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    16

    Persons who make themselves "not of our sort" by deliberately rejecting the faith and beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses should appropriately be viewed and treated as are those who have been disfellowshiped for wrongdoing.

  • gumby
    gumby

    Now how did I know you'd be able to find this.....ya smart bastard you.

    Gumby

  • Blueblades
    Blueblades

    Note to speaker: We honor Jehovah by physical cleanness, exemplary dress and grooming. We cannot be clean in Jehovah's eyes if we associate with people who are morally and spiritually unclean.

    Blueblades

  • Honesty
    Honesty

    Jesus forgot to read this outline.

  • ozziepost
    ozziepost
    One who has been a true Christian might renounce the way of the truth, stating that he no longer considers himself to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses or wants to be known as one. When this rare event occurs, the person

    Memo to WTS: Define "rare".

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