Dear Readers of JWN,
I’m less than a week here and have read a few articles. It appears that many of you here has a noble intention to assist JW who are still in WT. I raise this thread to discuss how we can help them as Christians.
First, I like to encourage depressed ones here, please do not become an atheist or agnostic. In fact, I almost became one. I told the CO once: “If I left, I’ll become an agnostic”. But thanks to God, I remain a Christian, and a much better one because of the help and encouragement I received from other ex-JWs. If you need such help, please raise threads about your concerns. I’m sure many will be ready to assist.
Now back to my point: Theocratic War Strategies to free JW from WT
Let me begin with what I think is best:
1) Do not be angry at JWs, particularly the Elders. But instead show them the love of God. Remember that they too were misled by WT and are currently under her spell (being mind-control).
Scripture: (I’ll quote from NWT unless otherwise stated) Matthew 5:46 “For if YOU love those loving YOU, what reward do YOU have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47 And if YOU greet YOUR brothers only, what extraordinary thing are YOU doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing? 48 YOU must accordingly be perfect, as YOUR heavenly Father is perfect.”
Yes, dear Christian Brothers and Sisters, let’s become “perfect” like our dear Father in the heavens. The tax collecting Elders tells all their rank-and-file NOT to greet us. But we, admonished by our Lord Jesus to do otherwise. By greeting the poor-souled JWs who hated us for no real cause, we’re doing the extraordinary thing of “love” unknown to them. Continuous rejections many make us feel dejected. But have faith that the impact of our love for them will be the eventual force for “sheep-like” ones to leave WT.
2) Overcome the fear WT has instilled into us.
Scripture: 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love, but perfect love throws fear outside, because fear exercises a restraint. Indeed, he that is under fear has not been made perfect in love.
19 As for us, we love, because he first loved us.
20 If anyone makes the statement: “I love God,” and yet is hating his brother, he is a liar. For he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot be loving God, whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from him, that the one who loves God should be loving his brother also.”
Yes, we need to constantly pray to God that we be freed from the WT “fear”. Such fear caused our love for God to become imperfect. A perfect love is unselfish and is only concern with things good and chaste, kind and compassionate. We received all these from God. Since He loved us first, we should learn such love and show JW worldwide such magnificent love God has given us.
(vs 20) Without a doubt, we can see clearly JW has fall short of God’s love. But let’s not be judgmental over them. Rather, proof to Christ we are true Christians. Proof to God we are His children. Love the JW who hated us. Show God we’re not liars. We love those whom we can see. In this way, there stands a real chance for us to love Him, who we cannot see. (Thanks to Jesus. Such faith is possible and with it, we can approach God and be accepted by Him.)
These are my two cents contribution. May more brothers and sisters contribute to this “Theocratic War Strategies” so that we can see how we can more effectively show our love to JWs worldwide.