Disfellowshipped JW's Still Have "Normal Family Relations"

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  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    "When someone is disfellowshipped from the religion, normal family relations continue, with the exception of spiritual fellowship.”

    A Watchtower Lawyer clears up this common misunderstanding:


  • moreconfusedthanever

    Ha! Normal family relations do not even continue if you are not disfellowshipped but you just no longer attend the weekly meetings and field service.

  • Tameria2001

    What happened to actually to go to prison for perjury, and in the case of a lawyer, being disbarred?

  • BluesBrother

    The answer is, it all depends.........

    In the case of a d/fd person still living in the home, family relations may continue, e.g. husband , baptised minor .

    They should not discuss "spiritual things" , join in family worship or daytext discussion or chat about the faith.

    It also depends on the conscience of the remaining dub, of course.

    However, we all know what happens if they live away from the family home.

    It is all wrong anyway, in my opinion. The Christian rule of love cannot mean that the scriptures are meant to be taken that way.

  • smiddy3

    Is this lawyer a JW ? or just an ignorant lawyer about JW`s beiefs I wonder ?

    If he is a JW then sure he is an outright liar that should be called out for that and if he is just an ignorant lawyer about JW`s beliefs he should be called out on that as well.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    No.9 in my Top 14 JW Falsehoods:

    9) Why does the "faithful slave" teach that one of "God's" laws depend upon an individual's home address?

    wt 88 4/15 p. 28, pars. 13,14 - ".....since his being disfellowshipped does not end their blood ties...... normal family affections and dealings can continue...............The situation is different if the disfellowshipped or disassociated one is a relative living outside the immediate family circle and home."

    Why do disfellowshipped J.W.'s who live at home continue to have a normal family life, but if they move out of that address, their family must regard them as dead and cut them off? Bible scripture/principle?

  • slimboyfat


    If they believe shunning people is sanctioned by God then they should at least have the backbone to admit it.

  • punkofnice
    Awake! January 8th 1947, disfellowshipping has pagan origins:
    Where, then, did this practice originate? The Encyclopaedia Britannica says that papal excommunication is not without pagan influence, "and its variations cannot be adequately explained unless account be taken of several non-Christian analogues of excommunication." The superstitious Greeks believed that when an excommunicated person died the Devil entered the body, and therefore, "in order to prevent it, the relatives of the deceased cut his body in pieces and boil them in wine." Even the Druids had a method of expelling those who lost faith in their religious superstitions. It was therefore after Catholicism adopted its pagan practices, A.D. 325, that this new chapter in religious excommunication was written.

    These cult scumbuckets lie relentlessly to protect their own money and reputations. To trap others into their vile cult.

    Theocratic Warfare Strategy = ***w07 2/1 p.6***
    Every lie is an untruth, but not every untruth is a lie. Why not? A dictionary defines a lie as “an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker to be untrue with intent to deceive.” Yes, lying includes the intention to deceive someone. Hence, to speak an untruth unwittingly—such as giving someone incorrect facts or figures by mistake—is not the same as to tell a lie.
    Moreover, we need to consider whether the person asking for information is entitled to a comprehensive answer. For instance, suppose Manfred had been asked the same questions by an executive of another company. Would Manfred have been obliged to tell him everything? Not really. Since that executive had no right to such information, Manfred would have had no obligation to provide it. Of course, even in this case, it would have been wrong for him to tell a lie.

    QUALIFIED TO BE MINISTERS (1967 edition), p. 197
    "As a soldier of Christ he is in theocratic warfare and he must exercise added caution when dealing with God's foes. Thus the Scriptures show that for the purpose of protecting the interest of God's cause, it is proper to hide the truth from God's enemies."
  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    Wow! Thanks for the quotes PofN !

  • JimmyYoung

    Lying bastards. They lie in the end is coming soon, they lie in doctrine, they lie at every step. They suck the sweat from dead corpses.

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