funkyderek ... I beg to differ.
By all means. You won't be disfellowshipped for having your own opinion here.
You have just proven my point beautifully.
I'm sure I have. It's something I've noticed about JW apologists here. Any reply to their posts "proves their point" somehow.
Unbelievers and apostates ...
By this, of course, you mean those who do not believe your little religion is the truth. It's very difficult to defend that as the original meaning of the text.
"having a form of godly devotion but proving false to it's power, and from these turn away."
I have no godly devotion, nor do I claim to. You're the one who does. And yet, you disobey the explicit instructions of those whom you defend as God's representatives. JWs in general claim to be the only ones serving God, but they do not live as Jesus did. They do not show the love he claimed would be the hallmark of his followers.
Let's look at verses 6 and 7 again, you may have missed my point
For from these arise those men who slyly work their way into households
I certainly don't do that. Who do you know that "slyly work their way into households" with brightly-coloured books and promises of eternal life?
and lead as their captives weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires,
These are the very people who seem to be the prime target of your religion's conversion work. Vulnerable women, looking for a way to assuage some sort of undeserved guilt, or allowing themselves to be dazzled by the Watchtower's false promises.
always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.
What better describes JWs than this line? Five meetings and hours of prestudy every week, for a lifetime in many cases ad not only can few JWs defend their beliefs from the Bible alone, but the teachings change constantly making it impossible for anyone who follows that religion to "come to an accurate knowledge of truth".