To those anguished jay dubs faced with unrighteous disfellowshipment or its unpleasant alternative, disassociation, here is something which looks promising. It may work better in countries outside of corporate America. The thread can be found on channelc.
Baptism Nullification Letter
|Posted by Maverick on Sun - Feb 9 - 2:07pm: |
To Whom it may concern:
After years of diligent, reflective study and consideration with regard to my great love for the True God, His Son and His word the Bible, as of this date(type it date)I find myself compelled to officially nullify my verbal agreement known as Baptism.
I believe the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society to be a legal corporation which directs, through a governing body, the meetings held by the local corporations and ratified by the membership at each Kingdom Hall. And its correspondences to the local groups are so affirmed. This body of men maintains hierarchical control over each Kingdom Hall as proven in the court case in Bonham, Texas in 1986. Henceforth this "corporate governing body" shall be referred to as the "Corporation" in this formal statement.
The "Corporation" claims to be the legal directors of the sole religious representatives of God and His Son on Earth, a claim that cannot be substantiated. I, in good conscience, conclude that this constitutes an invalidation of any implied agreement, verbal or otherwise, made by me in good faith with the religious group known as Jehovah's Witnesses. My baptism pledge was orchestrated by what I erroneously believed to be a singularly religious body in accordance with their stated claim that with Jehovah's Witnesses instruction I could have a viable relationship with God and His Son. A pledge, I later discovered, not found in scripture. Although duped, I followed through to the best of my ability, believing the obligations laid upon me were by Gods Word.
The "Corporation" has proven to be in violation of the impied intention of its religious sub-partner in this arrangement. The "Corporation" inserts unconditional loyalty to IT as proof of loyalty to God and His Son. This was more blatantly obvious by the change made in the aforementioned pledge in 1985. And the "Corporation" requires of its member's absolute acceptance of ITS interpretations of world events and trends as stated truths of Gods intentions and actions. Never, when giving my verbal affirmation at my baptismal swearing in was it my intention to be a party to, or willing member of, any corporation with such a manifesto. Therefore, my baptism was formulated under dubious and misleading pretenses and consequently any resulting conditions of this alleged membership are unenforceable, null and void.
This statement asserts no malicious intent as to the motive of the "Corporation".
This is not a letter of disassociation.
My status within the community at large is the same as a person who was never baptized. The "Corporation" is hereby instructed to amend my membership status in accordance with this statement on any and all records of said "Corporation" and its corporate and or religious affiliations. And the "Corporation" is instructed to file this statement in its permanent records as added proof of compliance.
This statement is not subject to interpretation or any internal judicial,(Star Chamber), review or AD HOMINEN attacts, as it is my stated belief; I was never actually a member! I contend the "Corporations" power emanates solely from its members abdication of authority. I would never, knowingly, give what is rightfully Gods to men.
No reply, verbal or written, by any "Corporate" representative is necessary or invited. Any such attempted contacts will be received with the same regard as all other uninvited solicitations.
"Truth stands tall against scrutiny, only the lie tries to suppress".