In February of 2009 I slipped a letter of conscience under the doormat of my former Book Study Conductor who was out of town. That letter was written because I could not support a portion of the materials that constantly was featured in WTS literature. At the time I was a sister in good standing. I never thought I would ever leave "God's Organization".
That letter set in motion a process that changed my Christian brothers into "the Organization". I was changed too.
It took over a year for the change to take place and there is more change to come. But I am no longer associated with the Organization. And I have never been happier in my whole life.
In these next few weeks I'll be moving back into the Arkansas hills and thought I should post the paperwork of that year into the ether of the internet. What good these letters can do , I don't know. But they do show what happens if you truly try to be faithful to God and follow Jesus in a(ny) religion that pre-empts your conscience.
Paul described the role of servants of God: "Not that we are masters over your faith, but we are fellow workers for your joy, for it is by [your] faith that you are standing." Whether anyone agrees with the Bible issue I first raised in my local congregation, the issue that I first raised with the WTS, they should ask if what followed was the kind of relationship to the faithful that Paul expressed. In the end the Organization demanded conformity of belief and then hung me out to dry.
I decided to take my chances with a more merciful God.
This is the link to the correspondence. http://s743.photobucket.com/albums/xx79/vineydee/How%20I%20left%20the%20Watchtower