The word shunning is an Old English word which has not history pre 18th century. The practice of avoiding, hiding,ignore or reject was used in the bible against another according to the law. The law was still in force up until the consumation of the age when Jerusalem, the temple, the old covenants were all destroyed forever and when the Messiah came back for his elect with the resurrected at the same time. The New Spiritual Jerusalem of which Christ is the true Israel is no longer under law. Meaning Where there is no law there is no sin, where there is no sin there is no judgement, where there is no judgement. So shunning doe snot exist in Gods Kingdom which is not made with human hands nor of anything made with bricks and mortar. The mystery of the ages revealed to the gentiles by Paul in which all Christians should be able to testify to is Christ In You the Hope of Glory. These ones have been sacrificed with Christ, died with Christ, buried with Christ and resurrected with Christ throuhout the generations since then. Its all spiirtual . All things were fulfilled in the 1st century never to be repeated again. SO if you have been a victim of shunning then that is unbiblical and not of God.
But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
If you have left or thinking of leaving
If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
Mercy is the key to Christian life and WT have failed many people by acting with mercy and shunning others for stupid things like asking questions and seeking answers and clarity on teachings etc
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