WT Finger Pointing

by Vanderhoven7 15 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    Do you have examples of WT Style Finger Pointing (with 3 pointing right back)

    "Satans organization claims to be Gods organization, and persecutes those who are actually members of Gods organization. Satans organization sails under the high-sounding name of "Christendom". It boasts of a membership of over 500,000,000 persons. Its members are in bondage to creeds, customs, rites and ceremonies; they dare not disown these or criticize or expose them. To do so would bring down on their heads taunts, reproaches, disfellowship and persecution. Many thousands of the Lords people are held in these denominations as prisoners, afraid to express their disapproval of the creeds, methods and customs of the organization." WT 30 10/1 p. 301 Millions of Prisoners to Hear the Gospel

  • freddo
    freddo

    Try this ...

    *** g94 3/8 p. 28 Watching the World ***

    More Victims Sue Church

    Victims of sexual abuse in Australian religious institutions run by Catholic “brothers” are banding together to take what The Canberra Times describes as one of the biggest class actions in Australian legal history. An application to allow more than 250 writs to be lodged for compensation was filed recently by an organization representing former child victims.

    The abuse is alleged to have occurred from the 1940’s right up until the 1980’s, and the main defendants cited in the writs include several Catholic archdioceses. One Marist brother has already been convicted of sexual assault. The lawyer representing the victim in this case said: “We’re facing the tip of the iceberg. There’s a deluge of actions likely to occur in the next few years. All religious institutions would need to be concerned.”


  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    A few more come to mind:

    September 1945 Consolation- "When we lose our life because we refuse inoculations, that does not bear witness as a justification of Jehovah's name. God never issued regulations which prohibit the use of drugs, inoculations or blood transfusions. It is an invention of people, who, like the Pharisees, leave Jehovah's mercy and love aside."

    "No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds unacceptable or be made to choose between his beliefs and his family." -- AWAKE!, July 2009, p. 29.

    "It is a serious matter to represent God and Christ in one way, then find that our understanding of the major teachings and fundamental doctrines of the Scriptures was in error, and then after that, to go back to the very doctrines that, by years of study, we had thoroughly determined to be in error. Christians cannot be vacillating - 'wishy washy' - about such fundamental teachings. What confidence can one put in the sincerity or judgment of such persons?" the Watchtower, May 15 1976, p. 298

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    Good one Freddo...talk about hypocrisy

  • Introvert 2
    Introvert 2

    Good post have always wondered is any of these quotes by WT were organised for use somewhere. Good stuff ! I'll be printing them up to keep by the door for some fun stunts on any unsuspecting JW's that dare visit hehe

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    We cannot worship Jehovah in spirit and in truth if our worship is based on speculation. Truth and theory are not synonymous. " Wt 6/15 1962 p.383

    We cannot take part in any modern version of idolatry -be it worshipful gestures toward an image or symbol or the imputing of salvation to a person or an organization." (w90 11/1 p. 25)

    Watchtower: "But if we were to draw away from Jehovah's organization, there would be no place else to go for salvation and true joy." (w93 09/15, p.22)

    "Ask yourself now, Did Christ Jesus, who set our example and told us to follow his example to gain life, join any church organization in his day? No, God does not require us to do that, but he requires us to worship him... We have the Bible to show us the right way. Certainly it is not necessary for a person to become a member of a church to gain everlasting life." Watchtower 1953 Mar 1 p.143

    Note, however, that the message that Jesus said would be proclaimed in our day goes beyond what his followers preached in the first century.” Benefit From Theocratic Ministry School Education

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    Awake 22nd April 1970 p. 8 Changes That Disturb People

    "Why is there this decline in religion? …..millions of persons have been shocked to learn that things they were taught as being vital for salvation are now considered by their church to be wrong....A businessman in Medellín, Colombia, expressed the effect the changes have had on many......"Just ten years ago we Catholics had the absolute truth, we put all our faith in this. Now the pope and our priests (GB & elders) are telling us this is not the way to believe any more, but we are to believe ‘new things.’How do I know the ‘new things’ will be the truth in five years?”

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    "...To date 111 nations have given worship to this political image by becoming members of it (United Nations). However, we, as witnesses of the Sovereign God Jehovah, will continue refusing to engage in such idolatrous worship..." November 15, 1963 Watchtower,


    "Or, a person might renounce his place in the Christian congregation by his actions, such as by becoming part of an organization whose objective is contrary to the Bible, and, hence, is under judgment by Jehovah God. (Compare Revelation 19:17-21; Isaiah 2:4.) So if one who was a Christian chose to join those who are disapproved of God, it would be fitting for the congregation to acknowledge by a brief announcement that he had disassociated himself and is no longer one of Jehovah’s Witnesses." Watchtower September 15th, 1981 p. 23 par. 15 Disfellowshiping — How to View It

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  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    That's a great one about salvation not depending on an organization, but in fact being idolitry, especially since it's relatively recent (1990).

    Thanks Vanderhoven7

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