I recieved a letter from my JW friend a few days ago who encouraged me to return to the organisation. She quoted the following scripture, and although I think its a great one, the JW view of it is twisted.
“Lord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life" (John 6:68)
It is clear as crystal to me! JESUS has sayings of everlasting life! So why do JW's put so much faith in an organisation who reiterate Jesus sayings? Why not just follow Jesus? Arnt we warned in the bible not to put our trust in men?
Besides this, they even have the audactiy to make the follow claims:
"Where could we turn if we would leave God’s organization today? There is nowhere else! (John 6:66-69) This is the one organization he is using" (WT 75, 9/1, p.531)
John 6:68 says nothing about an organisation! Does it not say that Jesus is the one with sayings of everlasting life? Why cant the JW's see this?
"The Lord Jesus Christ still has those “sayings,” and he is dispensing them through the one “faithful and discreet slave” organization that he today uses on earth." (WT 81, 12/1, p.31)
Thats news to me! I was always under the impression that the instruction man needed, including the sayings from Jesus Christ, where located in the bible and were enough (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
"The faithful and discreet slave class has been admonishing us to “stay awake and keep our senses.” (1 Thess. 5:6)" (WT 08, 6/15, p.21)
I wasnt aware that they wrote Thessalonians. Was it not Paul who admonished Christians to stay awake and keep their senses?
"Jehovah’s spirit and blessings are linked to the one association of brothers that God is using. Even if someone in the congregation upsets us, where else can we turn? Nowhere else can we hear the sayings of everlasting life.—John 6:68." (WT 10, 9/15, p.18)
Again, the scripture doesnt say that we have to be part of an association to hear sayings of everlasting life, it says that they come from Jesus!
The above statements are subtle ways that demonstrate to me how the organisation has usurped Jesus responsibility as saviour. They should tread very carefuly!
What do you think?