Do not enjoy life now!
OK so I was stupid and looked at the text for today, I do not know why I did it. I lost a couple of brain cells and put myself into an even deeper depression over it. It was just that my husband had it out and I thought what can it hurt, wondering what they are up to. It was crazy moment of insanity that I have lived to regret today.
They are still drilling into everyone so not enjoy life, here is the part that got to me so much
("How we cherish our privilege of working with our God in these last days! Thus, we should be willing to postpone the pursuit of many of our personal interests, knowing that in his new world, Jehovah will allow us to enjoy “the real life”—everlasting life in happy, peaceful conditions.")
I have just been supper depressed after seeing that, seriously they are still doing it, telling everyone not to enjoy life. I listened and obeyed and they stole my life, I get it that I let them but they used this same line when I was a young person and they are still going at it. It just makes me so sick.
Note to self never, never, never read the text again.
Do not enjoy life now!
JW`s Spend Their Lives Supporting..
These WatchTower GB Bums.
WHO LIVE OFF "JW DONATIONS"
LITS, I feel exactly the same way when I attempt to read or watch anything from the Watch Tower that my wife leaves in plain sight. I watched part of Cedars review on the 2016 Remain Loyal assembly and the video of the sessions just upsets me especially when I think the woman I love believes it all. I can't watch more than a few minutes before I feel like destroying my mobile device. How can JWs not see that their religion has transformed itself into what we use to condemned like begging for money and broadcasting sermons like televangelists.
Yes, the F.O.G is still strong
I stopped reading the text a long time back for much the same reason and also because they were 'shouting' at me; the shoutings were doubt, fear and do more.
Don't enjoy life now? so the gb will issue themselves hair shirts?
The current 8 GB members are telling the R&F to postpone enjoying life now ," you should be willing to put off the pursuit of many of your personal interests " and wait for the real life after Armageddon.
However the GB members ARE enjoying the real life now , with their positions of authority which gives them power , dictating to 8 million people who look up to them as recipients of Gods channel of communication to them .
They enjoy the best food,accomadation, and clothing,and trinkets,,and can travel all over the world enjoying the luxurys, the world they condenm,has to offer,hobknobbing with worldly dignitarys
And forever crying poor ,soliciting for more and more money,even while they are making millions of dollars selling prime real estate / property all over the world , while downsizing much of their affairs.
Can you imagine Jesus living this lifestyle ?.
"How we cherish our privilege of working with our God in these last days! Thus, we should be willing to postpone the pursuit of many of our personal interests, knowing that in his new world, Jehovah will allow us to enjoy “the real life”—everlasting life in happy, peaceful conditions."
They were spouting this crap back in 1950. Imagine how you'd feel now looking back on all those fun, educational, interesting things you put off. And now your old and dying and still it's not the time to enjoy yourself?
They trying make anyone who enjoys life out to be "enjoying the temporary enjoyment of sin". Isn't Jehovah supposed to be a happy God?
This religion sickens me more every day. It's sad that my family will never know TTATT because they will never actually research outside JW.org.
I don't really think about God anymore - locked it away in a mental box. But when I left the JW cult I searched for a belief that comforted me spiritually and I found Wayne Jacobsen's words comforting and have read a few of his books.
"What if it were true that you delight God’s heart even more today than I delight in my grandkids? What would it change in you if you truly believed it. Somehow God finds us humans quite endearing, even when we are lost in the pain and brokenness of a fallen world. He delights in you even in the midst of your doubts, fears, temptations, and failures. He does not see us as the summation of our brokenness, but as the person he made you to be that is being swallowed by those other things.
He delights in you, not in what you do! And he knows that the more you enjoy him, the more you’ll find freedom from the things that twist you. Transformation grows out of our knowing that God enjoys us and that we can enjoy him as a gracious Father."
Jacobsen does expound on this a lot more in one of his books. If there was a god then I imagined He would be like this and not such a demanding person that the Watchtower is making him out to be. Watchtower is cruel and devil-like in their actions and seek to tear people down emotionally and not build them up. They don't represent God at all.
The message from the governing is loud and clear, and is going to get even louder;
"The organization rules your life - get used to it!"
They are tightening the noose round the publishers' necks.
Although usually against book burning; I came across a box full of JW yearbooks in the barn attic. I keep other publications for research, but could find no reason to keep these. I'm waiting for a nice cool night when I can sit by a warm fire outdoors & torch these babies. You could leave your husband's copy " accidently" on the stove. Same effect.....