JW says shunning a personal decision

by blondie 26 Replies latest jw friends

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    He is contradicted on their official website.

    "The situation is different if the disfellowshipped or disassociated one is a relative living outside the immediate family circle and home. It might be possible to have almost no contact at all with the relative. Even if there were some family matters requiring contact, this certainly would be kept to a minimum, in line with the divine principle: "Quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy person [or guilty of another gross sin], . . . not even eating with such a man.""


    The only 'personal decision' is whether or not to break WT rules on shunning.




    Looks like he is using "Theocratic War Strategy" to protect the Organization!


  • shopaholic

    He lied...JWs do it all the time. Its not always theocratic warfare, sometimes they just think that "worldly" folks will not understand and so they try to soften it up for them. But rest assured that Jehovah understands why he lied and is okay with it.

  • isaacaustin

    shunning is a personal decision..you can decide to do it or not...if you do you are a good company man (or woman)...if not you will be shunned....no one holds a gun to your head..just your family and friends

  • lettib74


    Here it clearly states;

    "The wrongdoer has to realize that his status is completely changes, that his faithful Christian relatives thoroughtly disapprove of his wicked courseand show this disapproval by limiting contacts to only those which are unavoidable..." Watchtower 1963 July 15

    You are showing loyalty to the BORG by shunning even close relatives....

  • TheOldHippie

    You said, "People are and have been DF for associating with their children or parents who are DF or DAd.You are either misinformed or a LIAR."

    Please refrain from name calling and accusing others of being misinformed or liars. That is not exactly a good tone in a conversation. I am neither misinformed nor a liar. I do not deny that people might have been DF'ed for associating with family members who were DF'ed or DAD'ed. The talk here was on shunning, which is something completely different than DF/DA. But also in that respect, I repeat that people cannot be DFed for associalting with such family members. IF committees decide otherwise - then appeal. You just state in a sentence that people are DFed, but you give no example, and you call others a liar, whereas you have not read the statement and not the topic, but are confusing two different topics.

    Please, stick to the topic and do not invent straw man arguments.

  • trebor

    Our Kingdom Ministry, August 2002, Page 4, paragraph 12:"Benefits of Being Loyal to Jehovah: Cooperating with the Scriptural arrangement to disfellowship and shun unrepentant wrongdoers is beneficial."

  • jam

    shunning is a part of the faith. Speaking as a ex elder and at one time possess the elder manual I can

    tell you it is very much a part of the faith. This is a outright lie.

  • Fatfreek

    The ink is hardly dry on this Watchtower issue.

    Modern-day apostates display characteristics similar to those of the Devil. ... No wonder servants of Jehovah avoid all contact with them!--2 John 10, 11. 06-07-09 WT Study (April 15, 2009, pages 3-7)
  • asilentone

    fatfreek, good find! It would be good for someone to email the reporter that damn quote!

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