"You're going to die in Armageddon"
So my father tells me last night in reference to being destroyed at Armageddon:
"And just as it is painful for the demons to hear the reminder of their fate, it hurts, bothers you what's coming your way."
Wow, truthfully I can say now, blood ISN'T thicker than water. What a pity
I know, it was quite an awakening when I realized the majority of who I thought loved me unconditionally really didn't. Surround yourself with people who build you up and you will thrive😊
Non-JWs who are alive when Armageddon strikes will be destroyed. However by dying BEFORE Armageddon a non-JW will be resurrected. So it's best to die BEFORE Armageddon and not at Armageddon since those who die before will be resurrected.
I've posted this before.
If JWs were really concerned with "saving" as many as possible, they'd go door to door with firearms and shoot everyone who answered the door.
What's the success ratio of JWs "witnessing"? One out of every 100 takes a magazine, 1% of those who take a magazine end up studying, 1% of people who study end up getting baptized....
Whereas, if you just shoot everyone you encounter, they have a 100% chance of being resurrected into paradise.
CAVEAT: I am of course in no way advocating violence. I am just pointing out the absurdity of JW beliefs, taken to their logical conclusion.
It's all about fear, manipulation and control. I was a preteen in the late '60's. I swallowed the whole 1975 thing hook, line and sinker-- my family was going to be destroyed by God, fire balls raining from heaven, the earth swallowing them up forever. I never said it to them, but I believed it. I believed I would have to be prepared to die in a consentration camp or prison as an act of loyalty if called upon. I might be brutally raped, beaten and murdered like the brothers and sisters in Malawi.
These beliefs caused recurring nightmares, severe anxiety and depression through my mid-thirties, and they are one factors in my PTSD.
I was doing well and was stable for about five years post exit, off all meds even, but life has thrown some curve balls, and I'm highly reactive and easily triggered again.
Please, if you are a parent with a young child in this cult, get out now and allow your children a happy, normal childhood.
42 years in, 7 out and still struggling.
This was one of my first doubts as a small naive born in early on, how would such a loving god kill SO many innocent people. Cognitive dissonance was at work in me at 5 or 6 years old.
1. If the bible says to stand clear of false prophets Jesus himself admonished his true followers to not set a time upon god's own sacred time, from that information the JWS are not in good approval or acceptance in god's eyes or Jesus's for that matter..
2. Add in the fact that Armageddon is fictional ancient mythology.
So its not worth being worried or concerned about it.
Ironically there is very little " Truth " with the WTS./JWS from many perspectives
"You're going to die at Armageddon"
Would you be one of Jehovah's Witnesses if there were no such thing as everlasting life? Because it sounds as if you don't actually "love" Jehovah....it's more about your fear of him killing you and what you're going to get from him and you're trying to put all of that, over on me as well.
Oh my god.... I remember saying these heartless and cruel words to our dear teenage daughter when she balked at going to meetings ... And I remember her look of utter hurt and rage...
It breaks my heart to think of the emotional damage we put our children through by believing the stupid cult propaganda: "Brothers and sisters, are you doing all you can to build your children spirituality with fire-resistant materials...? Are meetings non-negotiable in your home? What better place can we be than at our Christian meetings?" Blah blah blah crap.... Despicable utter crap.
And people really were dispensable.... Replaceable... Like Borg.... My husband and I "comforted" ourselves by saying we could have more children in the new system....
When you believe the goddamn lies you don't even see how hurtful it is.
I was told this recently as well. It really wasn't too shocking because I expected it. I used a favorite JW line, "well, I'll leave that in Jehovah's hands." If he chooses to do this than I will own it. I made the choice and if that is what he chooses, well so be it. In my opinion, if God wants to destroy me because I don't attend the Kingdom Hall anymore but me and my family are loving, kind and compassionate people, then I guess I really don't want to worship a God so cruel.
This is a disturbing cult that has a lot of decent people that can be manipulated by fear. What a sad way to live your life...in fear. WT knows it works, that is why they are ramping up the fear in all the assembly parts and on Jay dub ya dot org.
My answer is always the same:
"Every person on earth died until today. Likewise you and I will die.
We will see again in pardise. Don't worry."
Mostly they respond: "But then you have to change - otherwise you will die in paradise."