Hypocritical Stance of Jehovah`s Witnesses Over The Years.

by smiddy3 8 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • smiddy3

    I`m thinking of times when the JW organization has been hypocritical in their beliefs / practices . ?

    They make sure they are no part of Christendom in any way shape or form ,the understanding the R&F have of the organization.

    The R&F members are not to have any dealings with Christendoms religions in business or otherwise.

    But what does the JW Organization do ? They sell Watchtower property to Christendoms Churches for profit .

    The R&F are to be separate from the world and call the League of Nations and it`s successor the United Nations the counterfeit Kingdom of God ,the abhorrent thing standing in the place of God ?

    And what do they do ? They take up membership with the UN to supposedly get a library card ,while as a pre-requisite for joining they are to produce in the Awake magazine articles in favor of one or more of the UN`s programs.

    Which they did.

    And they also ,getting back to aligning themselves with Christendoms religions did they support Jimmy Swaggart`s Ministries as a friend of the court in favor of this religion ? getting a favorable decision ?

    They also make the claim they have no clergy class within their religion ,yet when a court case comes up they have no problem claiming clergy penitent when it suits them ?

    Maybe you guys can give some more examples or even elaborate on what I have brought up ?

    i`m sure there are more.

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    They say they are just like Jesus and encourage questions. For example, rather than telling his disciples who he was, Jesus asked them.

    (Matthew 16:13-17) . . .Now when he had come into the parts of Caes‧a‧re′a Phi‧lip′pi, Jesus went asking his disciples: “Who are men saying the Son of man is?” 14 They said: “Some say John the Baptist, others E‧li′jah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them: “You, though, who do you say I am?” 16 In answer Simon Peter said: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 In response Jesus said to him: “Happy you are, Simon son of Jo′nah, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to you, but my Father who is in the heavens did.

    So - yes right Jesus was honest and allowed others to identify him from what they were observing.

    Well, when was the last time you saw a question in a Watchtower study saying, "who do you think the Governing Body are?"

    And if there is such a question I bet the answer in the paragraph does not read, "they are a bunch of lying, stinking toe-rags." And if you were to answer as such (maybe using less colourful language) you would be in danger of being put straight into their catapult.

  • skin

    Continually being told to simplify our life, reduce the amount of hours we spend at work so as to spend more of our valuable time in serving jw.org or where the need is great. And then when finally you have gone too far and fall into financial hardship, it becomes the fault of Satan and this wicked old system of things.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    I think selling kingdom halls to other religions must be the biggest slap in the face for many dubs. Just think how many used to really strive to get their own hall..rather than renting places. The saving up..then repayments to cover the mortgage to the cult. Working on quick builds..ongoing maintenance and cleaning. Many dubs were really proud of their hall.

    By selling to another religion it just really proves its all about money...with no consideration to the stumbling it causes.

    Jehovah has left the building!

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    I remember a power elder, heavily involved with the building of Bristol Assembly Hall, UK say to me in KH library, "we just want your money." I thought he was joking because this was the exact opposite of what I had been told in my Bible study.

    I had only been in for about 3 or 4 years when he said that to me. He is still in now. I'm not. I got kicked out.

  • Fadeaway1962

    The disfellowshiping policy they were critical of the Catholic church for their policy of excommunication and that it was a practice of Pagans , yet now it's part of the way of life to JWs.

    That they expect the human rights of JWs to be upheld that they can practice their religion with freedom of abuse and persecution .

    But they ignore the human rights of those who choose not to be part of their religion and they are happy to shun and disfellowshiped ones who make that choice.

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    I know of one Catholic cleric who has never even heard of the word disfellowshipping. He had to go and look it up, even though his relatives are JWs - who themselves have just been booted out.

    Excommunication (not communicating to someone) is the Catholic term and it is not used on ordinary Catholics just high level Catholics - whatever that means.

  • Vidiot
    Smiddy - "Hypocritical stance of Jehovah`s Witnesses over the years..."


    Nobody has that kind of time.

  • GodBeliever

    In the 1940's when Watchtower was a corporation regarded religion as coming from Satan (It must be, since all the divisions it created, the lies it spreads and the exploitation that bring upon people ). However, early in the 1950's something happened and being religion became acceptable as long as it was "true religion". I was wondering if this new interpretation had anything to do with the fact that religious organisations are subject to tax exemptions and government subsidies? The European Court ruled against France in a case concerning a tax demand claimed from the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The amount: over 57.5 million euro. (It seems they do not remember what Jesus said about giving Caesar's what belongs Caesar's and God's what belongs God's) The exception was considered on religious grounds. I wonder what they do with all the money they save this way? I doubt they give it away to the poor or lifetime pioneers. They might use them in building a multimillion state of the art headquarters with all the leisure facilities so they can enjoy themselves.

    I don't know. Is that hypocrisy?

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