Dear Website Reader,
I appreciate your loving concern in sharing that with me. We are all imperfect & struggling to do what is right.
Jehovah knows even the best of us make mistakes and no one is above correction. Look at Saul--Jehovah's anointed!
David had to balance between respecting his anointing and avoiding getting sucked in to Saul's crazy-side! Jehovah's Witnesses face problems like that
don't they--avoiding the crazy side?
I'm confident the Governing Body really means everything it says. They've told us many times they are not prophets or inspired and that they have made
mistakes in the past. I believe they tell us that for a reason: so that we don't end up Loyal to Men RATHER than God.
When we ask these men probing questions it appears hard for them to be like Jesus and not the Pharisees, isn't it?
I hope it isn't disrespectful to say I've got a broken watch that's been right more often than they've been. Jesus had to shave when you and I joined and
now he gets to wear a beard. Who whispered THAT wisdom in their ear?
I know Jesus tried to be loving when the leaders of his own religious body tried to counsel him. They were just trying to be faithful in their own way and had
a huge responsibility. But, they were fumbling with so many rules, duties, burdens placed on the rank and file! Mathhew 11:30 shows how gentle Jesus'
contrast was: "My yoke is easy and my burden is light".
To be a Christian leader is know the job is to UNBURDEN our brothers and sisters and not to work
them to death publishing books full of "truth" that goes stale so often it ends up being only good for mulch.
What the brothers and sisters need most is not New Light...it is MORE light because, you see, if something is actually TRUE why would you have to change
If tomorrow there appeared a talking dog who assured everyone he had the special ability to know all the right things humans should do, not only because
he was man's best friend, but because he was a miracle dog and Jehovah's favorite among all animals, would you find it mildly unsettling if his first order of
business was to ask that humans everywhere KILL ALL THE CATS? Because this is really no different than the Governing Body standing on its hind legs
with a lists of enemies and we better choose to stand on their side of the massacre.
So, I leave you with these few humble thoughts. I not only know my place now, I've found my place. I've chosen to be on the side of seekers of truth.
The first wrong is not admiting to wrong itself. The Governing Body need practice. Lots and lots of it.
I have admitted it, I WAS wrong to stay so long in so uncharitable a place!
Look for truth and you'll find comfort; look for comfort and you'll find wishful thinking;
look for wishful thinking and you'll find the men who think they knows the truth.
So, my answer for the Governing Body and for you is this.
Until you guys can be trusted every time and always, in all times and conditions, to seek the truth out and find it and let the chips fall where they may—until that time comes, I have the right to listen only to my conscience....and not to you!
All the best,
(Free at last, free at last; thank God Almighty, free at last!)
Believe the man who seeks the truth but doubt with your very soul the man who says he's found it.