Jook...who will destroy the WTS? Is that metaphorically speaking or literal?
Baptised and on this or other apostate sites - DF'ing Offense???
probably it's self
Sorry Cognac for taking this on a tangent :)
Canary....I like how set in your mind you are, I envy that kind of freedom you have. I think thats my problem, 'feeling guilt over not living up to what you think God expects of you'. Ive had lots of food for thought. Will check back tomorrow and hopefully be able to find all these posts again :)
"Apostasy" comes from the biblical Greek for "fallin away".
It is clear that Charles Taze Russell and those who followed him are the apostates.
Galatians 5:4 (New International Version)
4 You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.
1 John 2:18-20 (New International Version)
Warning Against Antichrists
18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
Acts 15:24 (New International Version)
24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said.
All the best,
Tell me, those of you that have left....did you immediately start celebrating birthdays, xmas etc? And with xmas.....did it ever bother you, I mean, knowing what we know that Jesus wasnt born on that day? Or was it more just a celebration and family time?
I was d/f No I didnt celebrate Until two years after that.... I knew Jesus wasnt born on that day
But I dont give a darn what day he was born,I am glad he was, When He was born they did give him gifts.
Now I dont care what folks tell me I shouldnt do, I do wHat I want.I am considered evil by the WT
But my daughter who just faded , never D/F is talked to by the witnesses here,&
She has the Santa Clause the sleigh ,lights Christmas lights all outside her house,Big Christmas Tree
But they still talk to her, ME???? I spend Chriistmas day alone.WHY??? Because I made 10 people JW's
They MUST NOT on orders from the old men at Brooklyn ,so I feel I dont have the right now to go & forget
what I did to them, One of my daughters is still in the WT ,so I hope she is lurking here & knows I spend
that day praying for them all. Birthdays I do celebrate with a vengence at 82 It is a ruddy Miracle I am still
around after being bombed, try to kill myself, got beatean to a pulp at times ( hubby) because I wouldnt
leave the cult....So I celebrate all except Halloween WHY NOT THAT??? Because that was Russells birthday.LOL
Also wedding rings are pagen also...They all wear them. & are forbidden to take em off.I was by the elders,
they said that Brothers would think I was not married & it sent them a wrong message LOL
From the Elders book, "Pay Attention to The Flock
"Those with sincere doubts should be helped, dealt with mercifully . (Jude 22, 23 ; w82 9/1 pp . 20-1 ;
Apostasy includes action taken against true worship ofJehovah or his established order among his dedicated people . (Jer . 17 :13 ; 23 :15 ; 28 :15, 16 ; 2 Thess. 2 :9, 10)"
Persons who deliberately spread (stubbornly hold to and speak about) teachings contrary to Bible truth as taught by Jehovah's Witnesses are apostates ."
So it is not only posting here, but what you say that counts. A WT Apologist who humbly repented would probably get away with it...after counselling for dealing with the d/f'd - but if we say anything negative, then we are viewed as apostate the same as using any other media to communicate our thoughts.
NB..formatting gone screwy....sorry
You go Mouthy!
Because that was Russells birthday.LOL
You can end up in a JC for anything and everything..
Including being on this board..
apostaboarding - The act of reading, studying, or commenting on a known Apostate sight. Whether the intentions are good or not, it is still a disfellowshipping offense and will not be tolerated by the WTS.
"So we have spoken, and so it shall be done"
GB of JW's