Do Jehovah's Witnesses love their enemies?

by Terry 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Terry

    Matthew 5:43-48

    New International Version (NIV)

    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighborand hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. How does the above scripture not refute two things? 1.Shunning (not greeting disfellowshipped persons) 2.Refusing to pray for apostates

  • Ding

    Don't you remember how the prodigal son's father disinherited him and gave everything to his older brother?

    Oh, wait.


  • ProdigalSon

    Aside from obeying the Wicked and Sluggish Slave over their alleged REAL Master Jesus, JW's will never get the full sense of this from their bogus Bibles (as if ALL Bibles weren't bogus, but let's just say that the NWT is a bogus bogus Bible). The Revisionists Westcott and Hort redacted these verses ... The NIV that you quoted includes the first part of verse 45, "that you may be children of your Father in heaven", but the NWT removed it. Additionally, the KJV includes this little tidbit in verse 44:

    "....bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;", which of course, was also removed from the New World [Order] [Mis]Translation.

  • life is to short
    life is to short

    The last meeting I went to this just this last spring one elder's wife who I had thought of all the ones in the hall was a friend to me looked at me with such peer hate in her eyes that if looks could have killed she would have had me killed right then.

    My offence? Speaking out about child molesters in the hall. I am not DF'ed or anything. In fact the WT conductor even called on me to answer during that meeting. Yet here is this self-righteous witch with a capital B glaring at me like I am the worst dog crap she has ever seen in the middle of the hall in front of everyone.

    Oh well I guess she got upset because I called her PO COBE FIL, BIL, and hubby all elders out for allowing sex offenders to hold and take care of children.

    So much for love.



    I can`t think of a Worse Enemy to JW`s..

    Than the WBT$..

    JW`s absolutely Adore the WBT$..

    ................ ...OUTLAW

  • wasblind

    OMG !!!!!! So true

    Outlaw you are a mess

  • the-illuminator81

    Well let's see. The most important enemy (besides satan) are of course apostates. What does the WTS say about apostates? Do they love us?

    Watchtower 1993 November 1 p.19
    "True Christians share Jehovah's feelings toward such apostates; they are not curious about apostate ideas. On the contrary, they "feel a loathing" toward those who have made themselves God's enemies, but they leave it to Jehovah to execute vengeance."

    Watchtower 1992 July 15 pp.12-13 Christ Hated Lawlessness-Do You?
    "The obligation to hate lawlessness also applies to all activity by apostates. Our attitude toward apostates should be that of David, who declared: "Do I not hate those who are intensely hating you?"

    Watchtower 1985 July 15 p.31
    "Such ones [apostates] willfully abandoning the Christian congregation thereby become part of the 'antichrist.' (1 John 2:18, 19)"

    BTW I never realized that I am now the antichrist! Awesome!

    To summarize, they hate and loath us and they want to kill us but they leave that to the big J.

  • Terry

    To summarize, they hate and loath us and they want to kill us but they leave that to the big J.

    They've invented a news sort of "christian" who holds a grudge!

    Labeling ex-JW's "antichrist" means they are now in the Judgement business.

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