I see this a lot on this forum, loads of people saying they left JW's because of "hypocritical ....... ( put elder, pioneer, couple, sister, brother, governing body) here.
Why would you expect any man-run organisation if you believe the bible, to have to be perfect and not be full of imperfect people that will come across as hypocritical?
The bible examples from israelites onwards name anyone :- Moses, King david, pharasees, Paul the one thing the bible doesn't do is white-wash them it shows that however much we follow the laws we are always fighting our own imperfection usually failing every time and needing to be corrected sometimes punished (moses had to give-up chance of seeing the foretold land), so why do we hold this against JW's as a reasons not to be a JW's anymore?
This is one of the main reasons I find flawed for people to leave JW's on this forum especially if you have read the bible extensively.
Reneeia, It isn't the making of mistakes that is at issue here. It is the Wt's claim that they alone are God's channel of communication to man. With this high claim their teachings should all be open to and able to stand up to the most critical of questioning- which they can not. In defense the WT slaps negative names on those who question them and tear apart families. They have created several dangerous doctrines that have cost many their lives- again sanctioning any who conscienciously disagree with that particular doctrine. They quite boldly denounce other religions (and deny them as Christian) when they themselves have those same exact problems.
Their premise of being God's channel of communication is simply by taking a few illustrations out of the larger context in which they are written.
There laudry list of why they alone have the truth consits of 10 or so doctrines that they claim to have right- but are simply dependent on one's theological perspective...and their claim to be the only ones preaching the 'good news.' Again, it as been shown quite extensively on this discussion group that #1 the JW do not preach the Gospel that Paul spoke of...and #2 door to door is not mandated/precedented or even alluded to any way in Scripture as a method to preach. It isn't condemned- the "how" we are to share the Gospel is simply undefined.