by Scorpion 34 Replies latest jw friends

  • Scorpion

    It has been an experience to say the least. I accepted eagerly the teachings of the Watchower Bible and Tract Society over the last 7 years. I have been a dedicated Pioneer for four of those years. I thought what I was teaching to others was the "TRUTH" and would always stand as the "Truth". The Bible say's that God does not lie, nor does he change. The WT declaring themselves as God's channel of communication to me at one time was the "TRUTH". I can accept this no longer. In my ignorance I accepted many lies as teachings from God.
    The Watchtower has changed doctrines and teachings over and over without regard to its adhearants of those teachings. When questioned, the WT disposes of such ones as evil. I do not think it evil to use the mind God gave us and question what could be or is blattently wrong. In my ignorance I excused the WT and made things up as I went along as to not make waves with what I thought was Jehovah's appointed channel.

    I feel like I have not only cheated those I have witnessed to, but also I feel I have cheated God in teaching things he had no part of, but were only the mindless controlling babblings of men that think more of themselves than the welfare of others.

    To make this brief, I wish to thank most of all Friend. By (most)of your statements not only on this board, but what I have read on other sites, I realize that Satan is alive and out to mislead many into thinking that a lie is the "TRUTH". I used to defend the organization in like manner. Thank God I can now see through the deception that a religion of any kind does not have a monopoly on "TRUTH", or what is required of God to be acceptable by him.

    I feel there are many sincere intelligent people on this forum and thank all of you for your posts and replies. I disassociated myself by written letter yesterday because I can no longer in good conscience continue to believe or teach what the Watchtower tells me is "TRUTH". Fortunately my wife and children are behind me in this decision.
    I pray that none of you see me in a bad light. Please excuse the term (LIGHT). I am sick of this term also.

  • Pathofthorns

    You have great courage and love for what is true. I wish you all the best and pray you will stay strong. I doubt most here will see you in a bad "light", at least I do not. It is people like you and your family, that give others courage and hope.


  • Seven

    Dear SC-I could never see you in a bad light. You
    who have given your best adds a certain touch of joy to everything and are most deserving to have the best that life can bring. There is such a thing as new light and it shines brighter than you've ever imagined-it's your future. So take your wife and children by the hand and walk towards it and never look back. I wish the best to you all.

    christian love,

  • Andyman

    You have made a major move in you life SC. It won't be easy, but you will survive. I am glad that your family is with you on this choice. It will be easier with them in your corner.

    If you have problems may I suggest counseling. There are some great counselors out there who can help. If this is not an option for you then keep coming to the boards like this one and don't let things bottle up inside, let it all out.

    I admire you for being able to make such a decision, I would never see anyone in a bad light who is doing what they feel needs to be done.

    Good luck, and take care.


  • Maxee

    As it says in the bible the truth will set you free.

  • Martini


    Many here are trying to dump WT traditions especially that of being partial. For a certainty I percieve that God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.

    I happy for you that you were able to take your imediate family with you.Perhaps you do not have exetended family that are witnesses and so you could make a clean, fast break,excellent. As Ray Franz said after discovering his christian freedom after so many years a slave to the Tower he said "Today is the first day of the rest of my life". I think he was quoting someone else too.

    SC enjoy God's gift of family and life.


  • waiting

    Hey, SC,

    I was wondering why you had been quiet lately. I hope you and your family will do well, along with your turtles. Friend was an unusual experience, to say the least.

    Take care of yourself and your family. If you loved Jehovah before your letter, I'm sure you'll love Him just as much now.

    Anger is a part of our lives. Andy made a good suggestion - counselors can really help through turmoil. Kinda like a massage hits the spot, huh?

    Glad to hear from you. I thought you were a neat brother before, and nothing has changed about your personality - so why wouldn't you be neat now?


    Edited by - waiting on 16 June 2000 23:23:14

  • Roamingfeline


    Any thinking person can see you have genuine love of man in you. And a TRUE conscience. You have done what your conscience, which was God-given (by what we've been taught) told you to do. Who can possibly say that is wrong of you? Good luck to you and your family. I hope you stay with us and enjoy fellowship. Bravo to you for having the courage of your convictions!


  • Frenchy

    SC, I can appreciate just how difficult that decision and that action were. Life is a journey, not a place, we are constantly moving. My best wishes to you and your family in what will be a difficult time for a while, at least. Let us know how we can be of help.
    One must follow his heart. To quote someone else: "To thine ownself be true." If it wasn't a cajun who said that, then he heard it from the cajun! Hang in there, buddy.

  • Dubby


    I'm with ya buddy. My letter has been sent. Good LUCK! Ha! I said it!

    "Enjoy God's creation, ride a dirt bike!"

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