Common lie told by Jehovah's Witnesses

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  • Perry
    Are they deliberately lying or do really believe what they are saying ?

    They do lie, but reason that it is for your own good I suspect. It is kinda like when Satan told Eve that she would not die, even though God said she would if she ate the fruit. He probably reasoned that it was for her own good so she could escape the horrible evils of the garden of eden and experience the beauty of slavery to sin and death.

    Similarly, when Jesus offers his covenant for the removal of sin and it's penalty death in Mt. 26:27,28 the Governing Body explains to everyone that Jesus's wasn't talking to you , just them. They get to be declared righteous and have immortality, but everyone else has to work for it the rest of their natural life and 1000 years in the Millennium to get it.

    God says:

    "And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."

    ...for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. - Gal. 2: 16

  • Vidiot

    jhine - "Are they deliberately lying or do really believe what they are saying? Is this calculated deception of the public or self deception?"

    Yes, yes, yes, and yes.


    They know it's wrong, but believe it's "True" at the same time, they tell the public what they think they have to in order to survive, and they convince themselves that what they're saying is true when they're doing it so it seems sincere.

    All very easy habits to fall into when a) you're an authoritarian leader and thusly do not experience cognitive dissonance the way regular people do, and b) you surround yourself solely with people who are never allowed to disagree with you.

  • Naoscillator
    "It's a perfect organization made up of imperfect men."
  • jhine

    Vidiot. , that seems an accurate summing up of the situation .


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