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        What does and does not happen to you when you join                                        the Jehovah Witnesses

This is list of their own quotes which they believe is equal standing to scripture on subjects that concern anyone thinking of joining the Jehovah Witness organization.

You can’t be born again

"Members of the great crowd are not participants in the new covenant. However, they associate with the Israel of God and live with them in their "land." While not participants in the new covenant, they are beneficiaries of it.( Watchtower Feb. 1, 1998 p.24)

…Jesus mediatorship operates solely toward those in the new covenant,"(Insight on the Scriptures p.362) This means he can’t be your mediator unless your one of the 144,000.

"Only a limited number are born again. The great crowd does not need to be born again. Their life is earthly, not heavenly." (Watchtower 4/1/1988 p.4) Jesus said you must be born again to see the kingdom of heaven Jn.3.so what they are saying is there is no kingdom of heaven to come on earth .

'What then is Christ's role in this program of salvation? Paul proceeds to say: 'There is one God, and one mediator between God and men (not, all men), a man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all.'- 1 Tim. 2:5, 6 (Watchtower 11/15/ 1979, p. 26 )

You cannot go to heaven, UNLESS you're one of the 144,000 individuals

"Does the Bible show that some people will go to heaven? Yes, the Bible does teach that a limited number go to heaven for a special reason." (Watchtower 2/155/1984 p.4)

To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it. (Watchtower Feb.15, 1983 p.12) No heaven except for a few, this is two classes of people , the haves and have nots.

Think about all the times you heard the hope of heaven and not having it for yourself and your loved ones.

You must submit to The organization as if its God

What can we say, is the basic principle underlying the movement of Jehovah's living organization? It can be expressed in one word; OBEDIENCE." (Watchtower 6/1/1967 p.338)

Respond to the directions of the organization as you would the voice of God.                           ( Watchtower 6/15/1957, p. 370)

Do not criticize the organization. If Jehovah permits it, who are we to insist it should be different? (Watchtower 5/1/1957, p. 284)

think of how much control is exercised over someone who can't question what another teaches.

You can't leave the organization without leaving God

"If a JW joins another religion, an announcement is made to the congregation to stop associating with him." (WT 10/15/1986 p.31)

If a child of someone is disfellowshipped from the Kingdom Hall, the parent is to refuse to listen to the child's reason. (Organization for Kingdom- Preaching  and Disciple- Making 1972, p. 173.)

Disfellowshipped children, legally of age will be kicked out of the home. (Watchtower, 11/15/52, p. 703)

Those who leave are to be shunned

If someone formerly was a Jehovah's Witness, "We must hate in the truest sense, which is to regard with extreme  active aversion, to consider as loathsome, odious, filthy, to detest." (Watchtower 10/1/52, p.599)

"in order to hate what is bad a Christian must hate the person" (Watchtower 7/15/1961, p. 420)

Think about someone you were friends with for years and now must not talk to them because they are not of the same religion. It may even be your children!

You cannot understand anything of God unless you are with them.

Come to Jehovah's organization for salvation ..." (Watchtower 1/15/1981, p. 21)

"No question about it. We all need help to understand the Bible, and we cannot find the scriptural guidance we need outside the "faithful and discreet slave" organization." (Watchtower 2/15/1981 p.19)

"The bible is a sealed book except to the organization." (Watchtower 7/1/1973 p.40)

"There has been no clear understanding of the Bible for centuries. (Watchtower 9/15/191 1, p. 4885)

"An individual must have the WatchTower to understand the Bible."(1983 yearbook)

YOU can be discouraged at any time not to pursue an education , business or career

64-page booklet titled Preparing for Child Custody Cases . Many schools now have student counselors who encourage one to pursue higher education after high school, to pursue a career with a future in this system of things. Do not be influenced by them. Do not let them 'brainwash' you with the Devil's propaganda to get ahead, to make something of yourself in this world. This world has very little time left!... .Make pioneer service, the full-time ministry, .... (Watchtower 1969 March 15 p. 171) This happened before it can happen again.

Think of how many opportunities had been lost for the people in the past and for those in the future if this occurs again. No freedom of choice here.

You must believe all that the Watchtower prints as if its from the bible itself

"The bible is a sealed book except to the organization." (Watchtower 7/1/1973 p.40)

"An individual must have the WatchTower to understand the Bible."(1983 yearbook)

"He does not impart his holy spirit and an understanding and appreciation of his Word apart from his visible organization." (Watchtower 7/1/1965, p. 391)

"Rather we should seek for dependent Bible study, rather than for independent Bible study." (Watchtower 9/15/1911, p. 4885)

"Avoid independent thinking…questioning the counsel that is provided by God’s visible organization." (Watchtower 1/15/1983 p.22) "Fight independent thinking." (Watchtower 1/15/1983 p.27)

"Heavy research is not necessary. The Watch Tower has done it for you. The most beneficial study you can do is read the Watchtower and Awake! Or a new book by the organization." (Watchtower 6/1/1967 p.338)

Think about how you could not pursue your own spiritual learning

Your children are not be allowed to play with   non Jehovah Witness children

Remember, you are to have "no association" with non-Jehovah's Witness friends or relatives. If they are honest and moral, that still does not make any difference. (Watchtower 2/15/60, pp. 112-113.)

To play sports with children that are not Jehovah's Witnesses is definitely "unwholesome"! (School and Jehovah's Witnesses, 1983, p.23.)

You are reminded that involvement in after-school sports tie you down, requiring you to spend evenings and weekends playing on a school team. You are expected to be at the lectures at the Kingdom Hall. "Any recreation you take outside of school should not be with worldly youths." (Watchtower 9/1/64, p.535.)

Think of how your children will grow up if this is restricted. What would   you be teaching them about others?

You cannot celebrate any holidays or

You must not participate in Holiday Celebration of any kind, strictly forbidden for Jehovah's Witnesses. This prohibition applies to U.S. presidents' birthdays, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, Christmas, Easter, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Good Friday, and even Mother's Day and Father's Day!

"Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day and National Holidays are all condemned. (School and Jehovah's Witnesses, 1983, pp. 17-21.)

"We all need to face up to the fact that Christmas and its music are not from Jehovah, the God of truth. Then what is their source? ... Satan the Devil." (Watchtower 12/15/1983, p. 7)

In fact, the month Of May of Mother's Day is understood to be named after Maia, a demon worshiped by the pagans. . . . 'the fruitful mother"' (Awake 5/8/1956, p. 25)

Think of how your life will be with your family if this is restricted.

You or your children may have to die for the organizations teaching

64-page booklet titled Preparing for Child Custody Cases Show that you are a loving and caring parent who wants the best medical care possible for your child. ...You do not want to give the impression that your religion requires you to allow your child to die should a medical emergency arise. (pp. 5, 55)

A refusal to gave a blood transfusion"she would have a chance for the new earth. Stated bluntly, better to die now maintaining integrity. (Awake 1951 May 22 p. 5)

"In view of the seriousness of taking blood into the human system by a transfusion, would violation of the Holy Scriptures in this regard subject the dedicated, baptized receiver of blood transfusion to being disfellowshiped from the Christian congregation?" "The inspired Holy Scriptures answer yes." (Watchtower, January 15, 1961, p. 63)

"Similarly, God's command to 'abstain from blood' rules out ingesting it by the mouth as well as through injections into the veins. Furthermore, the Bible makes it clear that the divine law was not to be ignored even during an emergency that could threaten life. (1 Sam. 14:31-35) Many of God's approved servants have been willing to face dangers and even death rather than violate Scriptural principles..." (Watchtower, June 15, 1978, p.24)

Think of how precious your loved one or childs life is to you and God

What your life will be like?

What your life will be like?

You're expected to go to as many meetings as possible and hold other meetings with people in their homes.

You're expected to do field service each week to earn your eternal life.

You cannot enjoy the normal things of life when your so busy.

You cannot associate closely with non Jehovah Witnesses, even family.

You cannot read the bible without their publications.

Now that you know what its all about, any volunteers?

 

   Who are They?

      Tacking in the wind

     No Christmas for A J.W 

Is the Light getting Brighter? Is Jesus Michael the Archangel   Lying to the Public 
Watchtower and Believers   Shepherd of the Sheep    Who is Your mediator
Forbidding Blood Transfusions   Blood Transfusions   The Jesus of the Watchtower
Mighty or Almighty God ?      If he is NOT God then ?   Jehovah's Name is ? 
What did the apostles preach   Singing the Song of the Lamb    Secret Coming of Jesus
Communication with a dead Pastor   Angelic Direction for the Society    A Lie for a Lie
  Jehovah Witness Children    Denying the Creation Account    The 144,000

 

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