a comment from a family member about an elder who quit attending meetings the other day was " oh they dont attend anymore, i dont think they're df'd but its known they started their own church"
ok so i didnt think much about it..other than it doesnt seem the sort of thing this fella would ever do..
but..today i read a story on freeminds ( will look for the link in a bit and will post it)
where a man telling his story mentions that he told his judicial commitee that he and his family read the bible together instead of attending meetings, and later hears gossip that is going around that he had started his own church..
so...my question is..have any of you heard of this? is studying the bible without watchtower publications percieved as starting your own CHURCH?