I'm down to 1 meeting per week and that is even becoming difficult to attend.I read Blondie's excellent reviews of the weekly Watchtower Study and that keeps my sanity when reading the weekly study. Yesterday,I walked out in the middle of the study and went home because of some comments that were made after the reading of paragraph 5.Here is Blondie's study article and one comment that was made at the meeting.
Clearly, Jesus was concerned that his followers too could become distracted by Satan's world, even to the point that they might "return to the things behind." (Luke 17:22, 31) And, indeed, this has happened to some Christians. For years such ones longed for the day when Jehovah will put an end to this wicked world. However, when Armageddon did not occur by the time they expected, ` they became disheartened. Their confidence in the nearness of Jehovah's day of judgment faded. They slowed down in the ministry and gradually became so involved in the mundane matters of life that little time was left for spiritual matters. (Luke 8:11, 13, 14) In time, they `returned to the things behind'--how sad!
Here was the comment at my meeting that went something like this:
"In 1914, our brothers and sisters were waiting for the end and never came.In 1975,there were many brothers and sisters that waited for the end and it never came.These brothers became disheartened and left.They went back to this world and never to come back because they loved the things in the world.We need to be patient because the end is near.We don't want to be like these brothers where they ignored all the signs."
The WTS is always blaming the messenger and not the message.These people walked away due to lies and deception by the WTS!!!!! How do they live with themselves?