Threat's and intimidation

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  • Norm

    Doing research about Children slaves I remembered a Watchtower article from the early sixties. It had the title:

    "Children, Do You Obey Jehovah?"

    In this article the Watchtower Society really take the gloves off and give us a glimpse of it's real personality, an excellent reflection of the very God they worship. The watchword is OBEDIENCE. And as we all know obedience to Jehovah is synonymous with obedience to the Watchtower organization. The name of the game is to gain control over other people and keep it. It doesn't hurt to begin indoctrination as early as possible, children are like clay, you know:

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    CHILDREN born into this degenerate world are surrounded by an unwholesome influence that can ruin them. Because they are impressionable like clay, it can mold them to be like it, unless they are dominated by a good influence and guided to respect high moral standards.

    Domination and the influence from the Brooklyn multinational publishing empire will do the trick. Now, remember that all the quotes you will read here is examples of what Brooklyn consider "good influence". The Watchtower Society always needs new "distributors" to spread their worthless literature. And what better way of doing that than to fool people into thinking that doing such work is a "service" to God. So listen to the Organization You Children, if you want to stay alive:

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    6 You can never go wrong by obeying Jehovah. What he tells you through his Word and organization is for your best interests and for the prolonging of your life.

    Of course neither adults nor children can be relied on to decide for themselves what to think and what to believe. That would mean the end of the Watchtower Society. Real slaves should always let someone else think and decide for them, and who better than the Watchtower Society?

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    Even adults cannot rightfully and safely decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong but must rely upon God's laws. The wise course is to follow this advice: "Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself will make your paths straight."-Prov. 3:5, 6.

    So trust in "Jehovah"=The Watchtower Society, they will decide what is best for you. And of course it is the only sure way of survival when Jehovah butchers the rest of mankind. Again, obedience to "Jehovah" and the whole hierarchy of the Watchtower Society means survival, failing to dedicate your life to distribute whatever bilge the Watchtower Society turn out will mean certain death. You children shouldn't think that Jehovah will be sparing you just because you are a child, trust the Watchtower; he will slaughter you just as easy as he slaughter your parents:

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    By being obedient to Jehovah it is possible to have life always, for it is written: "This is the promised thing that he himself promised us, the life everlasting." (1 John 2:25) But he has promised it only to those that love and obey him, not to those that disobey. He can no more be expected to give the gift of life to children that disobey him than can good parents be expected to give a promised gift to disobedient children. Instead of giving a gift the parents would punish disobedient children. Jehovah is not different. "He will render to each one according to his works: everlasting life to those who are seeking glory and honor and incorruptibleness by endurance in work that is good; however, for those who are contentious and who disobey the truth but obey unrighteousness there will be wrath and anger, tribulation and distress."-Rom. 2:6-9.

    Do you feel restricted and confined by all the written and unwritten laws of the Watchtower Society? Do you feel that their interference and their constant surveillance of your life are suffocating? Don't think that just because you observe a lot of people leading normal lives, isn't immediately zapped by Jehovah that he isn't going to butcher them in the end:

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    10 Because you children within the Christian organization see those outside it doing things that are forbidden to you, you may at times feel that the Scriptural restrictions on you are confining. You may be tempted to disregard them when you see that those outside are not struck down by lightning or swallowed up by the earth for doing what is Scripturally wrong. To conclude that you too can do what is wrong without harm to yourselves would be a serious mistake. Because wrongdoing is not punished immediately, that does not mean wrongdoers will not be punished.

    Why do you think the Watchtower literature is so chock-full of urgings, directions and instructions about "serving" to the rank and file Witnesses? Because they are so reluctant to "serve" of course:

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    19 God has no pleasure in the person that serves him reluctantly and has to be prodded continually by others to do the divine will. If you truly love your Creator you will want to obey him.

    Jehovah will of course not hesitate for a second in exterminating children who don't participate in pushing Watchtower magazines on people. So all you children out there who think life are just fun and games use your vacation periods to spread the Brooklyn message of doom and gloom or be "terminated" by Jehovah:

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    21 Activity in the Christian ministry cannot be confined to adults. It is a privilege of service that you children can Scripturally participate in and should engage in. If you want to obey Jehovah you will engage regularly in the ministerial activities that are arranged by the theocratic organization. Aside from weekly service in the ministry that the organization makes available to you, it gives you the splendid opportunity to serve your Creator every day during vacation periods by being a vacation pioneer out in the witness field. What better way is there to spend the major portion of a vacation? Since the proclamation of Jehovah's truths and purposes to the people has been commanded by him, do you obey him by zealously engaging in it regularly?

    A "wrong attitude" is also quite deadly for children. Not only are you obliged to "serve" the Watchtower Society but you also better LIKE it, or else:

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    Shunning such responsibilities by rejecting the assignments reveals a wrong mental attitude, an unwillingness to use your strength and abilities fully in advancing the interests of God's kingdom. This is not serving him with delight. It is not showing wholehearted devotion to him. Do not reject theocratic assignments but be grateful that you were found worthy of greater service privileges.

    Of course in 1962 as always the end was imminent, so if you children don't want to be road kill very "shortly" you better obey. Remember there is no point in appealing to Jehovah and say, "but we are only children":

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    26 We are living in a momentous time in human history, not from the standpoint of the remarkable inventions man has produced, but from the standpoint of Jehovah's purposes. It is the long-foretold time of the end for the present wicked world. Shortly Jehovah will terminate its existence in the battle of Armageddon and usher in a new world of righteousness. It is a serious time for children as well as adults, because children that do not obey Jehovah will not be among the survivors of that battle. God will not preserve them into his new world merely because they are children.

    Just take a look at how totally merciless Jehovah is according to the Bible. He has killed a lot of children before, just look at the wonderful example mentioned by Ezekiel. Unless you are participating in pushing Watchtower literature you don't stand much of a chance, so you better buckle down to it, or - :

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    This is evident from the fact that he did not preserve the young children through the flood of Noah's day just because they were children. It is also shown in the book of Ezekiel that just because you are young is no reason for God's keeping you alive. Ezekiel wrote: "Slay utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but come not near any man upon whom is the mark." (Ezek. 9:6, AS) Your being children who worship and serve Jehovah as he has commanded and who have the mark of protection-ah yes, that will mean preservation and life for you.

    It is impossible to obtain the "mark" if you don't participate in the "ministry" and mind you don't fail to attend the "meetings" either:

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    27 The question, Do you obey Jehovah? is so important [b]that your continued existence and eternal welfare depend upon your being able to give an affirmative answer.[/b] If you cannot, then take immediate steps so that you can. Gain an extensive knowledge of Jehovah's written Word and purposes and use that knowledge regularly in the ministry. Do not fail to be at congregational meetings of the New World society of Jehovah's witnesses. Be wise by walking the path of obedience to Jehovah before Armageddon, that you may be alive after Armageddon.

    Yes, the "New World Society" is indeed quite a "paradise". How wonderful to live in such an environment. Obey the Watchtower Society or die! Can anyone really imagine a better way to spend ones entire life?


  • eyeslice

    Hi Norm,

    And the result of all this counsel?

    As far as I can see from my old congregation, young people are either leaving in droves or they are marrying unwisely and to young.


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