Lies! Since the Watchtower knows how to lie, they can give expert advice on it.

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  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Study article for October: Speaking the Truth

    The article is about lying, but the WT is all about lying. I guess they are concerned with their followers lying to them!

    You got to love the strange way the WT compares apples to oranges.

    THE telephone, the electric light bulb, the automobile, and the refrigerator are just some of the inventions that have improved everyday life. Other innovations, though, have made life more dangerous​—gunpowder, land mines, cigarettes, and the atomic bomb, to name a few. However, there is a device that predates all of them and that has had the worst possible effect on humankind. What is it? The lie!

    Yes a lie is a device. Like a bomb!

    Satan’s lie was malicious because he knew full well that if Eve believed him and ate the fruit, she would die.

    The WT wants you to know that the kind of lie Satan told, was malicious. Because in an earlier article, it praised Rahab and her lies that saved the Israelite spies. The WT divides lies into catagories. Lying for God is good since it doesn't hurt his people GB and the malicious lies - the ones that impact GOD the GB in a negative way, are bad.

    The article points out what the GB is concerned about right now. But first, they want you to know how bad the other religions are and how they would never ever do something as bad as lying. (This type of BS is put in so that the regular JW will think to themselves - the GB would never lie to us! That would be so bad!)

    Religious leaders who lie are especially guilty because they endanger the future life prospects of those who believe their lies
    Whether called pastors, priests, rabbis, swamis, or by some other title, religious leaders abound in the world today. Like their first-century counterparts, they are “suppressing the truth” from God’s Word and have “exchanged the truth of God for the lie.” (Rom. 1:18, 25) They promote such false teachings as “once saved, always saved,” the immortality of the human soul, reincarnation, and the foolish idea that God would condone homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriages.
    • Of course, Ananias and Sapphira who held back money are the big examples. The GB are thinking of JW's who aren't giving what the GB think they should.
    • Young ones leading a double life
    • Knowing someone who has committed a serious sin. Do you tell the whole truth? The Elders have the right you know, to know everything about it. So they can help the person of course.
    • The pioneers have to fill out an application. Notice what is the first on this list.
    Perhaps you wish to serve as a regular pioneer or in some feature of special full-time service, such as at Bethel. During the application process, it is important that you give honest and completely truthful answers to all the questions asked regarding your health, choices of entertainment, and morals.

    Being a pioneer or at Bethel is a high position. Funny how if your health isn't that great, you can't worship Jehovah in a fuller capacity. You can't get the title. And they don't want your medical bills.

    At the end of the article, they finally talk about speaking the truth. But you can't speak "the truth" without the quotes. lol

    What is one way that true Christians distinguish themselves from members of false religions? We “speak the truth.”
  • cha ching
    cha ching

    Excellent thread DOFP! Great examples that use to go in one ear, damage our brains, nd go right the other. Cognitive dissonance. Believing opposite things at the same time.

    Great!, yep, those "religious leaders" whether called "elders, ministerial servants, circuit overseers, district overseers (May they rest in their caddies) service desk brothers, legal desk brothers or governing body members, are especially guilty.... because they endanger the future lives of everyone. The suck the life right out of you without a blink of an eye.

  • Gorbatchov

    "I do not answer to Watchtower" is one of those lie's, by G. Losch, a religious leader.


  • Finkelstein

    The WTS has always been involved in lies and corruption in proclaiming dates ie. 1874, 1914, 1925, 1975 in its literature proliferation agenda which was admonished scripturaly by Jesus to do so.

    Thats why many have called the JWS a false religion.

  • stuckinarut2

    Fantastic thread DoFP!

    Very well put.

    The hypocrisy and duplicity of the GB can now be defined as BRAZEN.

  • FedUpJW

    We “speak the truth.”

    Scare quotes (also called shudder quotes, sneer quotes, and quibble marks) are quotation marks a writer places around a word or phrase that the writer intends a meaning opposite to the words enclosed in quotes. I believe that to be the case with WT.

  • Diogenesister

    Watchtower chooses to laud the weirdest Bible characters - " tent peg" JaeI, Phineas,David and my personal pet dislike.....Rahab.

    Imagine betraying those closest to you in such a sneaky way....knowing you are putting their lives at risk.

    If it was really about her wishing to worship the true god, Rahab the "prostitute" would have first had to get her life in order - since the Israelites would have stoned her had she been one of them.

    Rahab was a criminal probably for whom money was more important than honesty.....just like Watchtower.

  • carla

    "AID TO BIBLE UNDERSTANDING, under the word "Lie", we read, "Lying generally involves saying something false to a person who is entitled to know the truth....- (AID TO BIBLE UNDERSTANDING 1971, p. 1060.)"

    Want to see a jw squirm? First ask them who is entitled to truth? they will say everybody! then read them the quote from their own literature.

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    FedUpJW - I believe you are right. They mock themselves. lol

    Diogenesister - Maybe as a temple prostitute, she was getting rid of her "pimp" nation. But she is the person always held up as a shinning example of being righteous because she lied. God always needs humans to lie for him since he can't do anything that will taint the "results" of his righteous test.

    Carla - Yeah, only God's servants are entitled to knowing the truth. And some are more entitled than others.

    You know, every time I type in BELIEVE, I just see this be LIE ve

  • Vidiot

    Once again, for the newbies, lurkers, and trolls...

    ...if you have to cheat to defend your beliefs, your beliefs don't deserve to be defended.

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