What is an "Apostate"?

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  • wobble

    A very good video presentation, nice measured tone, should make many think, well done Moxie and all involved !



  • chickpea

    the light keeps
    getting brighter
    on the dark side

    well done!

  • Leprechaun

    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

    I read this on this fourm way back when:

    "Not to know is bad. Not to want to know is worse. Not to hope is unthinkable. Not to care is unforgivable." - Nigerian saying.

    Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell
    the difference.

    Theologically, Jehovah’s Witnesses are a family hurtful cult of Christianity. The oppressive organization does not represent logical historical facts, sociologically; it is a destructive cult whose false teachings frequently result in spiritual and psychological abuse, as well as needless deaths.

    I understand the dictionary definition of an "apostate" and I suppose that definition fits me. However, I have my own definition, which makes me more comfortable as it does not fit me. I (and it is my opinion that is important to me) apply the term apostate to those that have knowingly bent and twisted the word of the God in the Bible to their own advantage. Using my definition makes the WTS an apostate organization (one of many). I don't like apostates and this means that I don't like the WTS.

    I never did enjoy being judgmental that their rules are supreme - elder, pioneer, ms, co, do, governing body, weak, strong, active, inactive, in the truth, worldly, pagan, on and on.

    Every label gave you a mental picture of how to treat, love, hate, ignore or otherwise judge the person on the receiving end of that label. Apostate is a simple term - it means to leave basically - but they have made us a mental image of 'evil slave' - having God and his people excreta.

    Hard to get over those mental pictures for most I think -

    By the way I am a real 'apostate' - a good one - most witnesses would like to be as good as a lot of these 'apostates' that are onn this site, but if you think about it didn't the WTS 'label' everything? It was really part of the “New Light,” if it were from Jehovah, it would have been right in the first place, and would not need updating. So what is current light now, may very well be old light next year, and at times it has.

    Why would Jehovah give them the wrong understanding to start with?

    That is the stuff that always bothered me so that is what I bring up. Of course now I know it was all a fairly tale anyhow.

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