Postby Gouken » Sun May 03, 2015 7:47 pm
Why I Left The Watchtower Organization: It is Not Apostasy if it is True!
May this be of encouragement for those just waking up.
First I want to start of with saying that I am not ashamed of any of the witness work that I did while I was with them since this was a commandment that Jesus gave to his 1st century followers to make disciples teaching them about the Good News of God's Kingdom and to observe what he taught. And teaching others including family members about the Gospel as well as people from China who have never seen a Bible since it is banned in China. Luke 10:1 Matthew 24:14
Ive been cursed off of peoples property and accused of being a Satan worshiper by showing them God's own name out of their own Bible Exodus 6:3 KJV which that person took a knife to my throat for showing them that, I was and still am unafraid of what man can do to me. Matthew 10:22; 28, Rev 2:10.
So here we go, after careful prayer and study of the scriptures and also from investigating more into The Watchtower Society's own Library and also from seeing what others have gone through, which are thousands of us world-wide. We are tired of the Lies!
"Do Not go beyond what is written." 1 Corinthians 4:6
Why do they tell us that we cannot partake of the unleavened bread and wine, when Jesus commanded this and also the Apostles also taught this? Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24.I do not believe that he will only save JW's, when Scripture says that all who believe that Jesus is Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13; Acts 16:31.
Telling me that because I would rather believe the Word of God rather than "The Watchtower Organization" Which is not God's Word to me is now Idolatry and they have become like the Clergymen of Christendom. 2 Timothy 3:16;17, 1 Corinthians 6:9; 10:14.
One thing that really upset me a lot was when I married a Catholic Woman and how my aunt scorned me and shunned my wife..... We both believe Jesus is our Lord and Savior, how is this not marrying in the Lord? 1 Corinthians 7:39 and when I look at what Jesus said concerning marriage in Mark 10:9, oh but they must have missed this Scripture 1 Timothy 4:3. Trying to deter me from staying with my wife when the Apostles even taught let each man have his own wife. 1 Corinthians 7:2.
How can they Judge me when Jesus is to Judge us? Matthew 25:31-46 To me they have set themselves up as Moses and as the Sanhedrin so to speak. Matthew 23:12 Jesus also taught us humility and compassion in his teaching about stonning people to death. He taught forgiveness and mercy. The Apostles even taught that days would come when men would not treat the flock with tenderness.
I do not believe that Jehovah will destroy me when Jesus returns, I love Jehovah and I love Jesus and my brothers.
I was told my family would be upset that I was reading the Bible. The organization took something Jesus said in Matthew 10:34, way out of context as they have many other Scriptures to lead us captive to their teachings.
When I was baptized it was as in Matthew 28:19. I still let others know about my beilives in Jesus Christ and in the Bible and help them when I can if it is within my means to do so. Something that has really troubled me as of late is seeing the hypocrisy in the organization and also from examinging the Scriptures is that Jesus commanded to make disciples of HIM not of any religion, the Apostles also taught that these things would happen that people would make disciples of themselves, which to me is what has happened in this organization.
From reading the Scriptures I have come to find out that Jesus will never cast us out nor will abandon nor forsake us and also that God will never abandon us since he cannot disown himself. Why does out appreance matter if we have facial hair, where in the scriptures does it say anything regarding facial hair and not to have a beard? The only things that I have found was about having hairstyles like that of the nations and the scriptures also have taught us that God does not look at our outward appearance but look at our hearts. Jesus looked like a normal man when he was in the flesh alive on earth, It was only when Judas kised him that they knew whom he was, he blended in with the crowd.
I have been around other people from other religions and different beliefs, but I have seen good in theses people, I still witness to them about Jesus. Something I remember is when he was at the well with the Samaritan woman in John 4. He did not come condemning the world. So why is it brothers that the organization is condemning others for their beliefs even if they believe in Jesus Christ? When scriptures tell us that those whom believe in Jesus are not condemned! Jesus taught us to love one another and even our enemies.
I know that there are many others like me out there in the organization that have also found scriptural fault with the organization and we must listen to what Jesus said, when he properly condemned false doctrines and teachings that we must not follow them, even this is quoted in the NWT. The Apostle Paul also said that a spiritual man investigates everything but is examnined by no one but God. Even in the Watchtower Library I have found contradictions and constant changing of doctrinal teachings why is this? When God's Word does not change and God cannot change, The Apostles also said that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
So why can someone be disfellowshipped if one will believe the Word of God more than what an Organization says? I believe that the Bible is the authority on all matters and not an organization. How can one justify condemning a man if they believe that Jesus is Lord when God is always for us and not against us? So is a gross serious sin against Jehovah God that I would rather believe the Bible over an organization?
Jesus said that his followers would be cast out of synagoges for his name sake, are we not all equal in God's eyes? Then how can a man judge me? Jesus said "Stop Judging, for in the same manner you will be judged." Or do you not know that we will all have to render an account?
If you are to call me an "Apostate" then so be it they called the Master of the House Beelzebub and we where also taught that we would be called much worse. Even the Apostles were called blasphemers and killed. Jesus said that he would be will us until the end and that he would never abandon nor forsake us, even if anyone on this earth does he will not, I know that he is with me all the days of my life and that no one can seperate me from Christs love.
To me it is sad to see what the organization has done to families and to others, who even speak anything out against the organization. The organization is of men and not the WORD OF GOD, I cannot be a part of an organization that does this to people. I am a Child of God. Ephesians 2:7-9. Im am also sure that if you searched the Bible yourselves that you will find all these scriptures on your own.
"Beloved Children, do not be deceived for I am always with you" - A Voice I heard in my backyard one day.