There is a better way to see things clearly. Change where you are standing.
If you are on a flat highway, for example, looking ahead narrows your view of the road to a tiny point in the distance.
Perspective is, after all, a function of position in space.
The same is true of time.
Experience in life is like that highway stretching out behind where you are NOW.
Experience is KNOWN.
There is the highway yet ahead which remains to be traveled. It narrows to that tiny point and vanishes from view.
The PAST has, indeed, PASSED. The future remains to be seen.
But, using what we know of the past which we have experienced provides us with an opportunity.
We can change our position to see more clearly.
We can compare the past with the present to magnify our view of the future.
How does this work?
When Charles Taze Russell, or Judge Rutherford, or Fred Franz published magazines, pamphlets and books about FUTURE matters.....the future they spoke about HAD NOT YET HAPPENED.
Whatever they wrote could well be true.
What reasons they gave could be sound ones.
What sources they quoted could have been clear and reliable; their interpretation of them could be correct.
NOBODY KNEW FOR SURE.....unless.....they exercised total and complete FAITH.
At that point they as good as KNEW for sure! At least they ACTED as though.....it were known for sure.
Trusting these men, the Organization, the so-called TRUTH was a commitment. It was a beautiful demonstration of "assured expectation of things hoped for..." and the road ahead narrowed to an unseen tiny point.
LET'S CHANGE OUR POSITION.
Let us fast-forward in time! We can do that. Yes!
Because those men spoke IN THE PAST.
We can change our position because we are IN THEIR FUTURE!
We KNOW what goes past that narrow point in their highway. IT IS PART OF OUR EXPERIENCE where, for them, it was IN THE FUTURE.
What does our change of position do for us?
What does our experience instruct us to know for certain?
This: we KNOW MORE now than they possibly could back then because WE HAVE SEEN THEIR FUTURE!
So, if we speak with clarity and criticize the mistakes, errors, bad interpretations and awful advice it is with AUTHORITY we speak.
Those men were dead wrong. And now, they are dead.
The beautiful commitment of those who exercised faith in their words HAS BEEN PROVED WRONG too.
It is not an act of apostacy to declare a fact as a fact.
APOSTACY is changing your position for a clearer view.
It is a simple thing to compare the actual past with what somebody asserted about events which never happened.
It is a no-brainer to prove what did NOT happen.
What is TRUE must stay current with all possible updates in an ongoing comparison between prediction, opinion and ACTUAL HAPPENING.
That road continues to stretch out ahead of us.
If somebody is sitting in the backseat reading from a map you can usually trust what they say.
BUT, IF THAT MAP IS OUT-OF-DATE it is unreliable to base your trip on what the map indicates.
How much more ridiculous of you to trust the "back seat driver" if they only THINK THEY HAVE AN ACTUAL MAP!
Jehovah's Witnesses have allowed the Governing authority at Bethel to sit in the backseat reading from an imaginary roadmap.
The map, they claim, was given to them by God Almighty who surely must know the road ahead.
Okay. Maybe yes, maybe no...........UNTIL YOU PASS OVER FROM PAST TO FUTURE.
Then, what was once an invisible point in the distance becomes a CLEAR FACT as it passes under you into the past.
Unless pass from what MAY BE to what WAS NOT you don't know and can't know what is true.
But, when you do know....what then?
An unreliable map is worthless.
How long, logically, should you wait for an expired map to become accurate?
How much should you trust an imaginary map?
Apostacy is a changing of one's position. When that change goes from potential future to known past it becomes a FACTUAL POSITION.
Speakng from fact is UNASSAILABLE.
No opinion is involved.
If you choose to state facts about the errors of Watchtower leaders which ocurred in the past YOU CANNOT BE WRONG.
Any member of the Jehovah's Witnesses who won't listen to facts about the proven past is not a person OF FAITH.
They are a deliberately ignorant fool.
A wise person compares facts with claims and always goes with facts.
As former Jehovah's Witnesses our foundation is proven truth because what we declare HAS ALREADY HAPPEND.
Present day Jehovah's Witnesses cannot refute the past. They can only ignore the past by seeking refuge in that tiny distant point nobody can yet see
and claiming an unprovable.
Being an Apostate means we are able to see what a lie is and change our position.
Being a JW means we are unable to face the known and must hide inside the unknown, the invisible and the imaginary.