"These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'"
(New Living Translation)
The doctrine's of the organization, as created by the Governing Body and the earlier monarchical side of leadership, have been
fraught with continual changes, uncanny flip-flopping, and in some cases, complete reversals over the last
130+ years. For example, "Will the men of Sodom be resurrected?" (a question introduced and considered by
the Governing Body in various publications/articles) has been changed ten times to date. In one publication (The
Insight on the Scriptures Vol 1) it was undecided. It eluded that some will. Then yes, then no in other publications.
On such matters, they defer to Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright
light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established." The leadership suggests that their ever-changing doctrine,
or "new insight" (as they like to term it) meets the criteria of Proverbs 4. However, upon examination, we find an entirely
For thousands of years, people have understood Proverbs chapter 4 to be discussing behaviour, as is easily identifiable when reading the entire chapter in context. The verses surrounding 18 state:"… the wicked do not sleep unless they do badness. … The way of the wicked ones is like the gloom; they have not known at what they keep stumbling … listen to the discipline of a father … keep my commandments … safeguard your heart."
Christian writers explain:
"What is clear from Proverbs is that the reader can choose to either seek wisdom or live a life of folly. (Prov 4:14-19)" (thisischurch.com25 Mar 2005)Proverbs 4:18 was not intended to be prophetic indication that God gradually reveals truth to the Watchtower Society. Rather than extract a sentence, when taken in entirety the context of Proverbs chapter 4 is a comparison of behaviour between good and bad people, not the dispensing of doctrinal truth through an organization. From the outset, it can be seen that using this Scripture to discuss doctrinal errors and changes is without basis.
It is these capricious elements of teaching(s) that have led to many leaving the organization over the many decades.
However, despite this slippery slope of doctrinal changes, the Governing Body has insisted that its member's view
them as imperfect men - men who have been appointed by Christ Jesus. It is their continued doctrine, and tenacious
stand, that they are Christ brothers, and as such require absolute obedience! Despite the uncanny level of
inconsistencies, they have attached certain "caveats" (or law) to their structured belief's. They say that if any member of the
organization challenges its current status quo of teaching, they are to be counseled by the elders as someone
who may be apostate-like in their thinking. If they continue to think opposite than what the leadership currently teaches,
they would be disfellowshipped (equivalent to ex-communication). But to maintain complete control over its
adherents, and for purposes of retention, they attach a further law to them that says if any family member associate
whatsoever (even by way of text or email), they may be considered apostate as well, and be disfellowshipped!
In essence, if we were to put it in laymen's terms, it would be as the following (speaking in the second person):
"We apologize if we have been wrong on almost every single doctrine. We also realize that much of it has been taken out of scriptural
context. We further realize much of it had absolutely no scriptural backing whatsoever. However, Jesus put us in our
assigned positions! You will need to see it our way, for by seeing it the way we put in print, you are seeing it Jehovah's way! If you question it, or
decide not to believe it, we will remove you from the organization. And you will never speak or hear from your family
as long as you live!"
This example may seem wacky, or eccentric in some capacity. But it is exactly what they have done!
Even with good intent, with love these men have for God, their fellowman, and for God's written word,
they have sinned gravely in their continued false teachings. They have sinned gravely by demonizing those
of their adherents for disagreeing with their doctrine, by removing them from their families (of like faith)!
The abundant proof we offer our readers are clear and understandable. They are also undeniable. It is to assist ones remaining in this cult-like
organization to realize that a meaningful relationship with your Lord, Jesus... outside the scope of this religion may be yours! The information
presented is meant to help ones come to understand that scripturally, you are NOT bound to the Governing Body. We are
bound to our Master, Jesus! It is that which is necessary for salvation.
It is also fact that the organization has fought tirelessly in courts around the world for many decades, seeking to acquire their
rights to religious freedom! Yet, it is equally fact, that these same rights they fight for are absolutely denied the
adherents. When question by the Australia Royal Commission in 2015 regarding this very issue, the representative's of the
Governing Body replied that they DO allow the adherents to leave freely. It is a matter of record that they said this. Yet, it
was a lie. For to leave means being denied all contact with family members, and the incredible social structure that has been part
of their lives... some for many decades! What kind of freedom is that? When leaving includes the los of every friend you've ever known, and
most importantly, your dear family, it is NOT freedom! It is tyrannical. Therefore, the reply the organization gave to the court was an
abstract of the truth! It was a lie.
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