About Shunning WT means Double Tongue?

by megabyte_vijay 3 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • megabyte_vijay


    Those who were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses but no longer preach to others, perhaps even drifting away from association with fellow believers, are not shunned. In fact, we reach out to them and try to rekindle their spiritual interest.

    We do not automatically disfellowship someone who commits a serious sin. If, however, a baptized Witness makes a practice of breaking the Bible’s moral code and does not repent, he or she will be shunned or disfellowshipped. The Bible clearly states: “Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.”—1 Corinthians 5:13.

    What of a man who is disfellowshipped but whose wife and children are still Jehovah’s Witnesses? The religious ties he had with his family change, but blood ties remain. The marriage relationship and normal family affections and dealings continue.

    Disfellowshipped individuals may attend our religious services. If they wish, they may also receive spiritual counsel from congregation elders. The goal is to help each individual once more to qualify to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Disfellowshipped people who reject improper conduct and demonstrate a sincere desire to live by the Bible’s standards are always welcome to become members of the congregation again.

    What the new Watch Tower stating?

    Page 27 of February 2016 WT Para 7 reads:

    7 A conflict of loyalties may arise when a close relative is disfellowshipped. For example, a sister named Anne [1] received a telephone call from her disfellowshipped mother. The mother wanted to visit Anne because she felt pained by her isolation from the family. Anne was deeply distressed by the plea and promised to reply by letter. Before writing, she reviewed Bible principles. (1 Cor. 5:11; 2 John 9-11) Anne wrote and kindly reminded her mother that she had cut herself off from the family by her wrongdoing and unrepentant attitude. “The only way you can relieve your pain is by returning to Jehovah,” Anne wrote.—Jas. 4:8.

    Double Tongue WT

    Whatever they said in FAQs of jw.org is to attract new people?????. And in watchtower to intimidate insiders???

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Yep. They maintain two levels of information, something that cults do.

  • xjwsrock

    It's called a half-truth. It's told deliberately to deceive and lead a person to a false conclusion. Their literature speaks against this, calling it a lie. So by their own definition they are liars.

    If pressed they would make excuses possibly bring up "theocratic warfare" or being "cautious as serpents", but the truth is they are hiding their beliefs and practices.

    What happened to giving a bold witness? What happened to standing up for what is right (according to them)? Where is their faith that Jehovah will bless them for "making a defense" of their beliefs?

    Double standard. One of many.

  • sparky1

    'Watchtower speaks with forked tongue..........'

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