As some of you know... Im not a witness and never was.... but I'm here and I will toss in my two pennies all the same
But it blows my mind that people wouldn't understand that the very NATURE of the God they are wishing to serve is undercut and handcuffed by much of the Watchtower rhetoric. God is LOVE (its in the Bible) so why would you turn your back on someone who has been "disfellowshipped"? Thats not very loving.
The Bible says to "test all things", to constantly make sure you are still in the faith and to STUDY to show thyself approved. It also says that "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."
A very cursory examination of the scriptures would show that many witness beliefs are just not true. If you want to be "of noble character" test the doctrines of the WTS against the scripture........ I mean....if the Bereans tested Paul....why can't you test the WTS?
"I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts." Psalms 119
Oh and.... for us newbies and "nons" ...... quick clarification ...but whats a borg and a dub? mmmkayThanks!