? 12/01/01 wt now allow JW to pray for DF
I got a post on my club telling me in the Wt 12/01/01 from "Question from the Readers," saying it is OK for a JWS ot pray for DF or DA.
From what I was told, the Gb has given the green light to pray for a Disfellowshipped in private prayer, but not in a public or congregational setting. I also heard it was just a relitive or family memeber who is DF or DA.
This is not only "New Light." but a radical change in WT policy toward the DF. I have never heard the GB given the Greenlight to pray for anyone who is DF or DA
Can someone please, post the link to the artcile or post it here? I like to read a copy of it.
It's in the study articles forum.
AFTER going on and on with reams of disgusting self-justification on the disfellowshipping and shunning of CHILDREN, in their own HOMES, the Watchtower tries to get in a few brownie points by saying _it'sokay to SOMETIMES pray for them PRIVATELY....
They will eat shit for this one, believe you me.
paragraph 15. This was the worst Watchtower Study I have ever sat through in almost 30 years. I can't believe I EVER fell for this CRAP! Crap! Crap!!
go for it nowaytess!!!
BITE ME, WATCHTOWER!!!
I don't believe this is "new light", just very old light that has been forgotten about. I remember this issue came up for me over a disfellowshipped friend who had started coming back to meetings back in the early 90's. I asked the CO if I could pray for her because some witnesses told me it was not allowed. The CO directed me to the 1976 WT Question fromt he readers. I forget what month it was but basically it said you Can pray for disfellowshipped people in private prayers but not publicly from the platform.
I was a JW for 10 years and we were taught we could not pray for the DF'D. The reasoning behind it was they left Jehovah and he put them out of the Org.
I believe in the power of prayer. It is communication with God. There was only one time I remember when God told Jerimaih to stop praying for Israel because the sins were so heavy and unrepnetant.
There is no Scripture telling us to stop praying privately or public for anyone who is backsliding with the relationsip with God.
I challenge any JW if they can find me a Scripture which prove that praying either publicly or private for anyone who was a brother and errs.
As a a Christian we are alway taught to pray for those who need help in restoring thier relationship with God.
Nowaytess, I agree with you, that is why I asked the CO regarding my friend and it was the 1976 Question to the Readers that answered the same "light" as stated in the latest WT article you mentioned.
It is amazing how the Wt hides their little disclaimers in the back section of "Question from the Readers." I was told under no circumstances are we to pray for the DF.
1976, was a year of disclaimers in that section. 10/15/76 has a question from a sister who is married to an unbeliver who confesses in front of her he commottied adutlry,b tu won't for legal purposes.
If he confess and then denies you(JW) must worte a letter to the body of elders. They must accept it and consder it between you and Jehovah, but you can remarry a JW brother.
I used this artcle to get my divorce from my first husband and the elders sould nto do anything about it.