I was a hard core JW all of my life. There is no way I would have listened to "apostate" words for a second. However, for a long time I prayed for God to not let me be blind and here is why... It really bothered me that all these people who were not JW's were going to be destroyed for not "seeing the truth" of the Watchtower. That is about 5 or 6 billion people who will die because they are not Jehovah's Witnesses. This really bothered me. If that doesn't bother a JW than they will most likely NEVER see the light IMO. The GENERATION "new light" was a real joke to me that I couldn't buy. Time ran out, it wasn't "new light."
I thought to myself, if I wasn't a JW I would probably never become one based on all the wrong predictions including the generation change. I had these thoughts as a full believing loyal JW. So I prayed for help and I asked Jehovah/YHWH to not let me be blind. It wasn't long after that I found myself disfellowshipped and wrongly so IMO. I got a DUI, I was VERY repentant and in TEARS... They said I only told them because it was going to be public knowledge. They DFed me and said, "We hand you over to Satan." I was in shock... That was a earth shaker for me. Now I look back on it as a answer to my prayer the way it all happened. I decided sense I wasn't a JW I would now look at everything I could on them. JWFACTS.com was at the top of my list. A "worldly" friend sent a link to it right after I was DFed. It didn't take me long after that to find out "the truth about that truth." (TTATT) I did go back to get reinstated (to talk to my kids) then faded and I am still faaadddddiiiinnnngggg out.
I see Paul Grundy is on this thread! I just want to say Hi Paul and THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!! AWESOME JOB!!!
So may I ask you Bushido, what is your story? Do you still think they have the truth or are you looking for answers to questions they cannot answer?