The phone call "hey brother, I wanted to let you know I had doubts about Jehovah's direction with his Organization, and now the elders have helped me overcome my uncertainty, I feel good and clean for the first time in years, this is Jehovah's Organization, imperfect the Slave may be, their the best alternative to Christendom." (thinking to myself) Ok, why the long lost phone call?
"I know we discussed our disagreements, uncertainty of Jehovah leading the WTS, but you have crossed the line, Jehovah's men are trying their best, apostates tear things up, nothing arises from destructive talk and internet posting! You need to come clean, confess your issues! Don't blame Jehovah and his Organization for bad men, Jehovah's Good, get in the Ark, I don't want you to die at Armeggedon!"
Brother A. has got balls, to call me and tell me "I need to come clean"! and he prefaces his statement "his conscience won't allow him to remain dormant, Jehovah has called him to reach out for elder again. He can't sit by and allow me to defame the Congregation's good name, or slander the elders with harmful gossip! Either I approach the brothers for help with my doubts or I can explain my internet blog and postings to a judicial committee!" Hmmmmmmmm??????? He has got big balls I am thinking now!
When your deep into the darkside (another time, another place for this topic), you are privy to some nasty insights, personal history and "covered over sins (drugs to paid professional women and men, to fraud) Brother A. has a Walmart of skeletons that will remove him into "disfellowshiped land" forever! His confessions will cost him his marriage, and relationship with his kids, grandkids, ect. Gentle and kindly I told him in no uncertain terms, if you talk, "I will sink your Battleship!" Just a few fun memories were enough to feel his heart sink over the phone (I could hear his voice crackle on the phone), for now everything is good, and Brother A's chance to use his big chip, sunk to the bottom of the sea!