Get a rope. More jibberish from my dad, likely nothing new-but in case anyone has forgotten any of the lingo:
Remember I said how shrewd satan is. I was reading over and over, the application for obtaining a DPI-NGO admittance pass and I noticed that no where on the application, mentioned the criteria for NGO/DPI to become associated or include the following: (that you wrote in your letter). That info was on the "To Whom It May Concern" letter written by this Paul Hoeffel, Chief, NGO Section, Department of Public Information. The
brother I spoke to in NY said that when they filled out the application, they found nothing on it that would conflict with
our religious beliefs. Look it up and read it your self on the Internet. The one we have is the YEAR 2006 ACCREDITATION
FORM. At the time the Internet was not as available as today when they do not need to be present at their
meetings. Also because apostates were making such a big thing of it. You notice the letter, dated 4 March 2004, to whom
it may concern, was worded as tho the DPI disassociated the WTBTS.
Imagine if we got the truth in the days when the Society celebrated Christmas, used the cross, smoked, etc. Back in the days
when "brother" Franz was on the Gov. Body, many weird things happened. Later it was found out he was an apostate.
We have been warned that, because this is the organization Jehovah is using does not mean they are more than
imperfect people like us. Some day they might be disbanded, you never know. But for right now they are Jehovah's means.
You know we have always been told to look up the scriptures and not to accept someone's opinion besides the Bible's
written word. Look at all the things they said about Jesus. He went into the temple and synagogues even tho he knew
they were false religion. Then at Acts 21:26, the Apostle Paul "cleansed himself ceremonially and went into the temple" even though
he was not under the Law anymore. Why did they do those things?
How about when Peter denied Jesus and regretted it later, but Jehovah still used him as his spokesman at Pentecost, did you ever wonder how
many were stumbled over that? At another time Peter refused to eat with Gentiles, then the Apostle Paul called him on it.
The point is they were imperfect people and when they smarted up they made changes. Jehovah was still using them.
The thing to think about is, why did the society decide to terminate their association with the DPI if not for the reason I gave you? Another
thing, in Revelation, Jesus is pictured holding seven stars in his hand. They are the elders, who is imperfect, Jesus?
If you only knew some things I know you might really be stumbled. The point is, if we allow these supposed roadblocks to question the avenue
of our worship then we fall into the trap satan is using to undermine our faith. I feel that all should serve and always love
Jehovah, because he is GOD, we know for a certainty that he is going to set matters straight but only in his good time .
Do you remember that years ago, we all went to the YWCA for diving lessons? The ______s, us and even you. Why did we go?
Because that's where the instructor gave lessons. We, Mom & I personally will not shop at the Salvation Army thrift store, but
some of our friends do. Isn't the Salvation Army part of Babylon the Great? Everyone's conscience is different. You have a very
keen conscience and that is a good thing I think. What if you leave your drivers license at home? Will you walk home?
When the apostle Paul was talking about eating or not eating food offered to idols, he continued; "Keep watching that
this authority of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to those who are weak", that's found at 1 Cor 8:9.
What did you think of Brother Swingle? Remember he stayed with us for a couple of days many years ago in Glendale. You spoke with him for a long time. He was just a man wasn't he? Made a lot of mistakes probably. Mom, Me, You, and Bobby as well as all people, are imperfect and all of us have and will make mistakes and fall short.
Again, like I said, satan is VERY SHREWD. Watch out he's like a roaring lion seeking to devour us. What will he use next? We have to be
careful in everything we do because he can turn something that might seem to be ok for us into something that can be a cause for stumbling to
ourselves or others, like in this case. There are things that your Mother and I have experienced and have been through recently and over the
years that could have caused a stumbling. You know about some of that when you lived with us but not other things since you left home. We have
always kept in mind that it is Jehovah God we are serving.
IT IS SO NICE to hear from you, even with your concern and questions. We take very seriously the things that you said that really bothered you,
even calling New York to get first hand info..
Sincerely, we hope the info we have written will clear up those things. Just have to accept that those things happened but are not going on
now. If we want to find fault we can. We know for a cirtainty, that it was the Faithful Slave Class that provided the information that taught us
Jehovahs' name and the wonderful hope that is in our future and they are the ones that Jehovah is using to direct his work on the Earth today.
Then how could you or we as imperfect people criticize them for making mistakes, remembering that they are also imperfect men ? Hopefully like
us you accept that they are Jehovahs' means for directing his congregation today.
We will always love you.
Mom & Dad