I was just pondering this passage of scripture:
Romans 8:35-39 (new world translation)
35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ?+ Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword?+ 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.”+ 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious+ through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers+ 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So, with that thought in mind, WHY is the GB and Jw's in general scared of anything that challenges their faith? Why are they scared of , and repeatedly told to avoid talking to those who have left the organization? Apostates if you like.
Why are they discouraged from researching OUTSIDE of the Society's material?
After all, if they have faith in this passage of scripture, NOTHING should be able to separate them from "God's love". NOTHING should be able to shake their faith.
This seems to be a scripture that may make some JWs think. If they are convinced that they have the TRUTH, then NO amount of research or information should be able to shake that conviction.
Any thoughts on this?