1947 Awake Says Excommunication is Unbiblical and Pagan!

by Ding 63 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Gayle

    I made a copy and sent to Brooklyn Writing Department and asked, "Why did the Watchtower organization become like the Catholic Church this way?"

  • Heaven

    Ding, excellent find! Copying now.

    Gayle, way to go! Let us know what they say. I'm expecting some major Weasel Words.

  • straightshooter

    That was so very interesting. Gayle I hope you share the response that the WTS gives.

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Is it any wonder the WTS doesn't want Witnesses reading their old literature.

    They are condemned by their own words.

  • Mary

    Excellent find Ding!

    LOL @ Gayle!

  • mentallyfree31

    I'm happy this made it to it's own thread on here. Great stuff.

  • ProdigalSon

    Ding, this is excellent. Thank you. I posted it on my Facebook page.

  • paladin

    Could this Awake! article be used against the new Elders book where 7 chapters or so talk about DF- ing? I'm saving this for proof.

  • Ding

    In earlier days, the WTS devoted a lot of writing to denouncing everything about the Catholic church.

    Later, it adopted its top-down hierarchical structure.

    Because of this there are probably a lot of old WT articles that denounce what the WTS has become.

    Here's another example from the 9/1/1893 Zion's Watch Tower, pp. 262-264:

    "The endeavor to compel all men to think alike on all subjects culminated in the great apostasy and the development of the great Papal System; and thereby the `gospel', the 'one faith' which Paul and the other apostles set forth was lost -- buried under the mass of uninspired decrees of popes and councils. The union of the early church -- based upon the simple gospel and bound only by love -- gave place to the bondage of the church of Rome -- a slavery of God's children from which the multitudes are still weak and suffering. The Reformation movement of the sixteenth century came as an effort to regain liberty of conscience; but, deluded by the idea of an elaborate creed... formed other systems of bondage very similar to that of Papacy."

  • garyneal

    Speaking of how the witnesses today look so much like the Catholic church that they criticize, I was watching a scene on the first season of the new V series. That scene involved two Catholic ministers discussing the Vatican's view of the V's that they were all God's children. The younger priest was concerned that the Vatican had little else to say on the matter and the older priest asked the younger priest, "Are you questioning the Vatican?"

    Can't question the religious leaders. SOUND FAMILIAR????

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