Hello Ballistic and everyone
Yes I too, am one that was raised all my life inside the org along with my husband. And that was the same path we were raising our three sons to believe...until 4 years ago when through the grace of Jah he "opened" our eyes, spiritual eyes and showed us through questionings and reading and NOT just trusting that the society should interpret so-called truth.
Yes, we too, were misled along with MANY others here for a very long time. Over 30 years. But it was MAN that we were trusting (nobles) and the organization we were giving our loyalty too. But in our hearts and our lord knew this, we TRULY loved Jehovah and Christ purely.
The "REAL TRUTH" has NEVER changed. It was US that changed it for a time. Calling it the WTBS. But the real truth remains the same and it is to that that we now give our true loyalty to.
Jesus calls HIMSELF "the Truth" JOHN14:6 and that we must come to him and take HIS yoke and allow the spirit who he mentioned would come after his going away in JOHN 14-17 is what teaches and guides us now.
Like some here mentioned, we don't need to go to a building to worship 5 meetings a week. Our preaching or praises is daily on a personal level, and we can fellowship with fellow christians anytime we wish to not when we are told we have to to get life. Yes, we too can sleep in on saturday mornings and spend them with our sons and do family things together.
Our approval does not come from man anymore. Or worrying whether the elders see us and don't see us.
We answer to ONE. One that sees ALL we do and knows our heart and is so much more merciful than we ever thought of being inside that org.
That is just part of our story. We are much more happy now that we understand true freedom of Christ. That is still our personal decision to server him.
To each his own..............
With christian love
JUST A MOM (Kim)