GB suggested that the flock study the Apostate sites in order to defend the Truth.

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  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    OK folks a dream I had. LOL

    But what would happen if the GB suggested it? You think a mass exodus.

    I estimate 70% would leave within a year...

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot
    It's not April 1st.
  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    Village Idiot: senility my friend, crazy thoughts for my JW family members to

    wake up. It's desperation time..

  • blondie

    *** w12 5/15 p. 26 par. 13 Are You Reflecting the Glory of Jehovah? ***

    We are not benefited by trying to refute the arguments of apostates or those who are critical of Jehovah’s organization. In fact, it is spiritually dangerous and improper to peruse their information, whether it appears in written form or it is found on the Internet.—Read Isaiah 5:20; Matthew 7:6.

    *** w11 2/15 p. 19 Do You Really Appreciate Your Blessings? ***

    André, who had served Jehovah for years, had the bitter experience of being led astray by apostate thinking. He felt that having a quick look at an apostate Web site would not be dangerous. He recalls: “Initially, I was attracted to the so-called truths that the apostates spoke of. The more I examined what they said, the more I came to think that I was justified in leaving Jehovah’s organization. But later, as I did some research on the apostates’ arguments against Jehovah’s Witnesses, I became aware of how crafty the false teachers were. Information taken out of context was their ‘strong evidence’ against us. Thus, I decided to start reading our publications again and to attend the meetings. Soon I realized how much I had missed.” Happily, André returned to the congregation.

    *** w11 7/15 p. 16 par. 7 Will You Heed Jehovah’s Clear Warnings? ***

    What is involved in avoiding false teachers? We do not receive them into our homes or greet them. We also refuse to read their literature, watch TV programs that feature them, examine their Web sites, or add our comments to their blogs. Why do we take such a firm stand? Because of love. We love “the God of truth,” so we are not interested in twisted teachings that contradict his Word of truth. (Ps. 31:5; John 17:17)

    *** km 5/92 p. 2 Service Meetings for May ***

    Protect Yourself From Apostasy. Discussion between an elder and a publisher seated at a table. Publisher explains that he met someone in service who has been reading apostate literature. Publisher tells elder he feels householder was sincere in questions he raised. Publisher refused householder’s offer of apostate publication but would like to try to answer householder’s questions. Elder commends publisher for his good attitude and actions. Rather than discuss what apostates have written or said, it is wise to concentrate on Scriptural viewpoint of matters as set forth in Reasoning book. Elder invites publisher to open his Reasoning book, and together they review pages 34-7. Discussion should be warm and encouraging as they consider definition of apostasy, each bold subhead, and selected key texts as time permits. Conclude discussion with positive comments on all the upbuilding and encouraging material we have available for study. Share upbuilding message with householder. If he is sincere, he will see difference between the positive approach of truth and the negative, critical approach of apostates. By our rejecting apostate thinking and material, we display our loyalty to Jehovah and to his visible organization.

    *** w06 1/15 p. 23 par. 13 Do Not Allow Place for the Devil ***

    So, then, should we listen to apostates, read their literature, or examine their Web sites on the Internet? If we love God and the truth, we will not do so. We should not allow apostates into our homes or even greet them, for such actions would make us ‘sharers in their wicked works.’ (2 John 9-11)

    *** w04 2/15 p. 28 “Fight the Fine Fight of the Faith” ***

    The enemy may aim a blow by attacking Bible truths that are fundamental to your faith. Apostates may use smooth words, flattery, and twisted reasoning to try to defeat you. But the apostate does not have your well-being at heart. Proverbs 11:9 notes: “By his mouth the one who is an apostate brings his fellowman to ruin, but by knowledge are the righteous rescued.”

    It would be a mistake to think that you need to listen to apostates or to read their writings to refute their arguments. Their twisted, poisonous reasoning can cause spiritual harm and can contaminate your faith like rapidly spreading gangrene. (2 Timothy 2:16, 17) Rather, imitate God’s response to apostates. Job said of Jehovah: “Before him no apostate will come in.”—Job 13:16.

    *** w00 5/1 p. 10 pars. 9-10 Firmly Uphold Godly Teaching ***

    Some apostates are increasingly using various forms of mass communication, including the Internet, to spread false information about Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a result, when sincere individuals do research on our beliefs, they may stumble across apostate propaganda. Even some Witnesses have unwittingly exposed themselves to this harmful material. In addition, apostates occasionally take part in television or radio programs. What is the wise course to follow in view of this?

    10 The apostle John directed Christians not to accept apostates into their homes. He wrote: “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, never receive him into your homes or say a greeting to him. For he that says a greeting to him is a sharer in his wicked works.” (2 John 10, 11) Avoiding all contact with these opponents will protect us from their corrupt thinking. Exposing ourselves to apostate teachings through the various means of modern communication is just as harmful as receiving the apostate himself into our homes. Never should we allow curiosity to lure us into such a calamitous course!—Proverbs 22:3.

    *** w94 7/1 p. 13 par. 15 At Which Table Are You Feeding? ***

    Some may be inquisitive about accusations that the apostates make. But we should take to heart the principle at Deuteronomy 12:30, 31. Here Jehovah through Moses warned the Israelites about what to avoid once they dispossessed the pagan inhabitants of the Promised Land. “Watch out for yourself for fear you may be entrapped after them, after they have been annihilated from before you, and for fear you may inquire respecting their gods, saying, ‘How was it these nations used to serve their gods? And I, yes, I, will do the same way.’ You must not do that way to Jehovah your God.” Yes, Jehovah God knows how human curiosity works. Remember Eve, and also Lot’s wife! (Luke 17:32; 1 Timothy 2:14) Let us never give ear to what the apostates are saying or doing. Rather, let us be busy building people up and loyally feeding at the table of Jehovah!

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon
    Thanks blondie: I guess my dream will never come true.
  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    I would love to see the GB address the issues, just one time point out the lies.

    We say you are false prophets, you say no we are not folks ran ahead. We say

    you were a member of the UN, you say we only used the library. We say you are

    worst than the Catholic church, you say we are a clean organization it's the young

    ladies that bring on the abuses in most cases. We say please view what is happening

    in Australia, you say it's Satan's work.

  • joe134cd
    I honestly believe most witnesses need to have a reality check and the first and foremost way they will do this is on the internet. For example even when I was drinking the cool aid there were many things I suspected (e.g poor youth retention) but it wasn't until I got on the net I realized the magnitude and extent of it. Like the Mormon church has come realize (well at least more so than Wt) the only way moving forward is total honesty openness and transparency. Secrets don't exist on the internet. The sooner Wt realizes this the better off they will be.
  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    joe134cd: yes I agree "total honesty". They are digging themselves in a deep hole.

    The BS is piling up against the WT and it stink. No way would anyone go out in service

    if they check internet, they would be to embarrassed.

  • joe134cd
    James M= coincidently I remember on awakening been flabbergasted and ashamed that I had been going around to these people's doors trying to convince them that I had the truth when all the time this crap was on net. At the time I had a very good RV who I had called on for some time and knew him quite well and I honestly felt like going and apologizing to him.

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