I'm a Newbie, but have been reading this board for quite a while. I have never been a JW nor anyone in my family, so I feel like I don't quite fit in with all of you, but hope you'll welcome me. I have done extensive research and study of the Watchtower teachings.
I love reading about how you all came to realize the WT was false. The reason for my interest in your realizations is it gives me HOPE for our son & daughter-in-law. Our son is not a JW, but married a lovely girl about 2 years ago (who at the time was working to become a JW). She was baptized about 8 months ago and is gung-ho WT. We've had many talks and I've tried to point out all the false prophesies, altered doctrines, words in their NWT that were never there in the Greek, etc. All have fallen on deaf ears. Even our son is defending this organization now. My husband and I are very saddened by this. All we can do is pray. I happened upon this verse the other day. Perhaps many of you already know this one:
Jesus said, "See to it that you be not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He', and, 'The time is at hand', do not go after them." Luke 21:8
Thanks for listening. Will continue to read your posts..... :o)