I was discussing with an elder today, and as usual the conversation drifted towards apostates and their line of reasoning, He angrily looked into my eyes with the scriptures in his hand and told me:
(1) That Apostates are destructive peddlers who shut the door of everlasting life on people as they are very sure they have no portion in there. He quoted Matt 23:13- 13 “Woe to YOU, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because YOU shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men; for YOU yourselves do not go in, neither do YOU permit those on their way in to go in.
He said this scripture rightly describes the activities of these peddlers, they have forfeited all they have learnt, they have lost hope on the bright future of everlasting life and they are going arround, looking for gullible ones who are seeking the kingdom with honest heart.
(2) He said some of these apostates abandoned the wife of their youth, they ventured into a life of abhorrence and they yet still having the clout to prove innoncence by influencing people on internet forums with cunning words. He said under normal circumstance, shame shouldnt allow them to request any audience amongst people of integrity. But it is disgusting that in this filthy world we live in, some ignorant fellows still celebrate them.
He goes on and on, condemning all acts of apostasy and all JW dissents, mentioning how blood guilty they are. Infact, If He had the opportunity, He is ready to chop off the head of many here.
My question is, do you feel that your activities here are synonymous to shutting the door of everlasting life on innocent people?. I just want to know if your motives are pure for what you are doing and if your experience as an ex-JW justify your presence here. Just curious.