What religion do X-JWs belong to now?

by jonathan dough 29 Replies latest jw friends

  • AllTimeJeff
    I get the feeling many x-jws are floating about aimlessly and don't join Christendom, still living with the JW indoctrinated belief that they are all the work of the Devil. Does that make sense? Are they supposed to sit around in small groups in their living rooms reading Scripture like Ray Franz recommended in Crisis of Conscience? Do they seek to form their own new religion?

    This is my take on it:

    I am purposely floating around. I currently sit in my living room every chance I get, esp on Sunday morning. I sometimes read scripture, CoC, Sports Illustrated, and books. This Sunday, I hope to watch Tiger Woods win his 4th British Open. It will be on at 8:00 AM EST.

    The true church implies you already have your mind made up, you're just looking for what fits you. That is great for you.

    There is no one church for all JW's to go to, only what you find for you. It appears you have already made your mind up as to what is true for you, you only need to finish your individual journey.

    Remember though, a refreshing trait of ex JW's is their individuality. (even if that means we don't always agree... but that was never the point was it?) There is more then one way to tango.

  • aniron

    The True Church is the body of worshippers who accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. “The idea goes back to a minority wing of the Puritan party in 17th century England. At the Westminster Assembly (1643) was a group of Independents akin to American Congregationalists. These men had come to the conclusion that the sinful condition of man, even Christian men, made the full and clear grasp of the truth of God an impossibility. Consequently, no single body of beliefs can ever fully represent God’s total demand upon the minds and hearts of believers, and no single body of Christians can claim to be the true church of God without considering other believers in other groups.” “Thus, in the minds of these Puritans, the word denomination implied that a particular body of Christians (let us say, for example the Baptists) was only a portion of the total Christian church called — or denominated — by its particular name, Baptist.” “The denominational idea of the church originally stood for an important biblical truth. The church is one. There is only one Saviour, only one Gospel, only one Spirit, so there can only be one church. Divisions, therefore must be within the one body, not from the body. Otherwise Christ would be divided and that is unthinkable (1 Cor. 1:12-13 ).”² Source: From the book, “What People Ask About The Church ,” by Dale A. Robbins

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    I'm so burned out on religion, I can't imagine myself ever voluntarily walking into a church, much less belong to anything organized.

    I'm much more interested in god. Unfortunately, god is not terribly interested in me.

    Oh well ... maybe next life.


  • leavingwt

    I am a member of the One True Church.

    Membership totals one person.

    It's called the Church of I Don't Know.

    Come on in, Brothers, the water is fine.

    It is a non-prophet organization.


    I don`t feel any need,to replace "BullShit"..


  • 2aTap

    "Religioned Out" would best describe my status over the last 15 years.

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  • The Berean
    The Berean

    Breaking free from a JW experience is similar to enduring an ugly, drawn out divorce. It is diffiCULT for a former believer to dive into anything after ones devotion has been misdirected. Those whio never really bought the program in the first place have an easier time joining another social group for worship.

  • LouBelle

    I havent' joined to any church but not because of the reason you stated about them being the work of the devil. I did go to a couple in the beginning, but why jump from one faith to another. I choose to follow my spiritual path as I do not believe that any other person can tell me what I need to know - that's got to come from within.

  • AgentSmith

    I feel that this explains what a 'church' is.....'Where 2 or more are gathered together, there I will be also.'

    Paraphrasing but I think that's what it says -

    Agent Smith

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