One more thing to account for:

by pillsbury 1 Replies latest jw friends

  • pillsbury

    I was thinking today, another flip flop that effected many people and they never gave a good explanation for is the divorces caused by the "unnatural sex" explanation in the 70's. First it is a "no no" and you can get a divorce because of it to "it is still wrong but you can not get a scriptural divorce because of it". They sanctioned the breakup of marriages and then basically said "oops" we shouldn't have said that but don't criticize anyone who did it already and is remarried. They are still in good standing. Below is the quote from the footnote from the

    *** w83 3/15 p. 31 Honor Godly Marriage! ***

    This is an amplification and adjustment in understanding of what appears in The Watchtower of November 15, 1974, pages 703-704, and of February 15, 1978, pages 30-32. Those who acted on the basis of the knowledge they had at the time are not to be criticized. Nor would this affect the standing of a person who in the past believed that a mate?s perverted sexual conduct within marriage amounted to porneia and, hence, obtained a divorce and is now remarried.

    How do you think Jehovah feels about this? They will have to account for the breakup of untold number of marriages. Again, another example of setting up so many rules, when they are just the opinion of men and not from the bible.

  • Netty

    And for whatever region, seems like some regions either get the new light later than others, or decide to RE-engorce old light. My brothers marraige broke up over this, in the late 1990's. That was the first I had ever heard of it.

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