Well, they are up to their old tricks again. Trying to manipulate rank and file members views of what " real love " is again.
The title of the study article is " Love that Never Fails " . As my JW daughter so succinctly informed me a couple weeks ago that the most important way Jehovah's Witnesses are counseled to " show love " is by preaching the good news door to door. Now I see where she gets this thinking . Notice this quote on pg. 26 , " Being his ( Jesus ) followers , we should aim to cultivate and keep showing Christlike love so that we will endure in observing his commandment to witness about the Kingdom and make disciples. " So push the kingdom on others, right ?
Then in a couple of paragraphs the article commends all the brothers who died in Malawi and said " their endurance was rewarded" . How so ? Well, when " persecution broke out there were about 18,000 witnesses in Malawi , now there are 38,393. " Woop de frikking - do . Now tell me again HOW IN THE WORLD that benefits the witnesses who died ? For what reason ? No good one I can think of. In fact - the WT society wants to drive this point home so blatantly about sacrificing your life they continue, " Such love goes beyond just giving up something in a material way . It extends to the point of BEING WILLING to maintain our integrity and EVEN TO LOSE OUR LIFE for the sake of Christ. " So it's like - " Die you slaves you will be rewarded. " Personally - I'd like to volunteer Jaracz and the rest of the GB to the front lines - see if they soil themselves or not. Idiots.
Now in regard to " suffering " we notice what they call in psychology - total projection in these next quotes about " enduring persecution". It states in paragraph 17, " When opposition comes upon individual Christians from family members , it is quite different. Stress may be caused by members of the household or immediate relatives. Did not Jesus foretell this would take place ? Yes, and many have experienced the truthfulness of his words. Teenagers have endured opposition from unbelieving parents . Some have even been ordered out of the home, but they were TAKEN IN BY KINDLY WITNESSES . Others have been disowned. What enabled such ones to endure mistreatment ? Not just their love for the brotherhood but, above all, their genuine love for Jehovah and his Son. " Interesting. Sounds curiously like what ex-witnesses endure in shunning treatment and disownings by Jehovah's Witness relatives doesn't it ? Many of us have been taken in by KINDLY NON-WITNESSES after exiting the mind control cult. So- enough said about projection, you get the point.
Then the article rambles on about how proud the WT society is that they helped JW victims of hurricane Katrina - with no mention of how " worldly " people helped many people of ALL races, black, white - whatever. Notice these self-congratulatory quotes : " Many of OUR BROTHERS lost their homes or material possessions in those disasters. Love moved the WORLDWIDE CONGREGATION to provide relief supplies, and volunteers helped to rebuild homes and repair kingdom halls. Such acts prove that OUR BROTHERS LOVE AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER at all times and under any circumstances. " Well, pin a rose on these peoples nose for caring for one another. Isn't that sweet ? I'm getting ill already. What are non-witnesses ? Sliced tomatoes ? What about all the black and white folks who helped people of both races regardless of WHAT religion they believed ? Regardless of differences ? Yet they showed UNCONDITIONAL CARING & LOVE ! What a concept. One that jehovah's Witnesses would do well to imitate.
Then to conclude- catch this sentence in the final paragraph. It states, " Eventually, things that we have faith in will become reality , and therefore the need for faith in them will end. " Considering the fact the WT society is duping the masses and rank and file witnesses with a bunch of undigested baloney - I bet the WT society wants it to end so they don't have to keep telling lies ! They WANT people to not have to have faith in them - but their hand is forced ! The WT society has blown so many prophecies off now- they can't turn back ! It's the " eventually " part that disturbs me the most here - just WHAT is " eventually " ? That's a pretty loosely used expression by them indicating that it could go on for many , many years. And Jehovah's Witnesses will die and NOT find any promises by the WT society fulfilled at all.
So, end of my rant. Time for you folks to put your 2 cents or more in on this ! LOL! What do you think of this mind control drivel ? As always I look forward to your takes and comments. Hope you are all doing well tonight, and a big PEACE OUT ! to all of you. Mr. Flipper