Well my nephew says he wants to get baptised so I ask him why? He says it's something he's always wanted to do and he intends on pioneering and eventually Bethel. I tell him that I hope him getting Baptised doesn't mean he will no longer visit me. "Why?" he asks. I said "well baptised witnesses are told to avoid spending time with people who don't go to meetings". He replies "Well maybe you should start going to meetings then". I told him I don't believe in going to the meetings anymore but I feel my family is still very important.
He then elaborates on the Bible account of Moses and Korah in the "Respect Authority" video and says I should respect Jehovahs Org. So I ask him "What was the difference between Moses and Korah? Was it just two men who each said God was using them, or was their a difference?" He wasn't sure what I meant. I asked "Didn't Moses part the Red Sea, bring plagues on Egypt, make a stick into a snake, etc? When Moses said God was using him there was no doubt that was true because you were able to see first hand God's power coming from him. Korah had no proof like this, did he? It was just Korah claiming he was just as eligible as Moses for that position." Then I asked him "Do you see any power, like Moses had, coming from anyone in the Truth? Or is it just people claiming God is using them" -long pause-
He said he'd have to do more research. I hope he was pausing to think about his reasoning. Too bad he's mastered the Family blackmail trick.