A Question for Jehovahs Witnesses

Feb 9, 2013 by

questionmarkI thought about one of my prior articles regarding the Bereans and how they questioned everything Paul said and wrote. (Acts 17:11)

Peter complimented them and referred to them as “noble minded” because of this. This leads me to a very pointed and specific question for all you Jehovahs Witnesses out there:

Was there ever a time when you, or someone you knew, openly questioned or contradicted something that the Watchtower leadership said? Was there ever a time that this wasn’t immediately seized upon by you or others as a negative “doubt” and being “of the devil”?

To honestly question something and to examine it using your own reasoning powers is directly condemned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses as being “selfish and egotistical”. Independent thinking has always been strongly discouraged by the Watchtower leadership and Jehovahs Witnesses in general.

When dealing with a teaching or policy that wasn’t based in truth or wasn’t fair, was there ever a time when you have heard yourself or others say:

“Well we’ll just have to wait on Jehovah.

Folks, that is just Watchtower Bible And Tract Society speak for

“Sit down, shut up, and we’ll tell you what to believe or else we’ll disfellowship you for apostasy, trash your reputation, and keep your friends and family as hostage until you come to your senses!”

I hope to hear an answer from any of you Jehovahs Witnesses out there regarding this.

Doug Shields is an activist against religious oppression, control and manipulation. He has many years of experience dealing with this issue because he was an active Jehovah’s Witness himself for over twenty-three years. Doug has been privileged to help elders, ministerial servants, full time pioneers and even a circuit overseer to find the strength and determination to finally face the real truth and leave the organization.

 

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