Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites!

//Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites!

Sunday, December 4

In no way are we giving any cause for stumbling, so that no fault may be found with our ministry.2 Cor. 6:3.

In today’s crime-filled world, many householders are suspicious of strangers. We should avoid adding to such suspicion. For example, suppose we approach a house and knock on the front door. If no one answers, we could be tempted to look through the window or walk around the property, searching for the householder. In your area, would that most likely disturb the householder? What might his neighbors think? True, we should be thorough in our preaching work.  We are eager to spread a positive message, and our motives are good. Nevertheless, we wisely avoid doing anything that could unduly disturb people in our witnessing territory. When we show respect for the home and property of those in our territory, our conduct may attract some individuals to the truth.

COMMENTARY

It saddens me, but it is also frightening, that men who have devoted their lives to God in the so-called full-time service can, as a collective, be so hypocritical and exude such utter arrogance. 

Too bad for them that they lecture the lowly publishers on how to show consideration for the privacy and sensibilities of householders and yet permit pedophiles to knock on doors.

If the householder knew that the Watchtower knowingly allows such a thing to occur, would that most likely disturb them? What might the neighbors think? Some cities require registered sex offenders to announce their presence in a community. Would it not unduly disturb people in the witnessing territory, especially households with young children, if they knew that known sex offenders were being sent to their doors?

Is the Governing Body showing respect for the home and property of people throughout the world when they deliberately send men who have committed crimes against children to their home? So what if the pedophile is accompanied by an elder? Ought the householder rest easy knowing that only one of the men at their door is a child molester?

Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites! You strain out the gnat and gulp down the camel. You vet every Bible student, preventing someone from even being an unbaptized publisher who may smoke or not look presentable, but insist that pedophiles have every right to visit homes in an unsuspecting community.

Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites! You claim concern for the lowly publisher in the field giving cause for stumbling, yet by your utter disregard for decency you have set stumbling blocks before millions of people.

Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites! You give great attention to filling out field service reports, being regular in meeting attendance, being punctual and polite, “but you have disregarded the weightier matters of the Law, namely, justice and mercy and faithfulness.”

Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites! You love to give public talks and praise the righteousness and wisdom of the faithful and discreet slave, you “indeed appear beautiful but inside are full of dead men’s bones and of every sort of uncleanness. In the same way, on the outside you appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”

Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites! You persecute the victims of child abuse and call them liars in public conventions. You spend millions of dollars donated to the worldwide work of preaching the Kingdom to deny the legal claim of the afflicted.

Too bad for the Watchtower! Hypocrites! You build a magnificent palace for yourselves, boasting of receiving contributions donated by children from their allowance, but you persecute those same children if they fall victim to sexual predators.

Too bad for the Watchtower, indeed! How will you flee from the coming judgment?

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2017-05-05T06:41:05+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Commentary|69 Comments
  • Song of Hannah

    Wow. Jesus own words condemn them. Timeless, powerful exposé!

  • Apple Pi

    Amen.

  • Bobby 6343

    I will print many copies of this out and leave it in my and other Kingdom Hall. Of course clandestine like.

    • Burt Reynolds

      Break in and paper the walls with it!

  • rajan

    Jeremiah indeed

  • Burt Reynolds

    IT saddens me too, and I wonder how far the denunciation of the watchtower will go and where the line is drawn between the organisation of Jehovah and the filth that lies within it, if indeed a line can be drawn. All the more horrid, is that what you say Robert is absolutely true and clearly put, and, sad to say, deserving of note. I just feel sometimes that the good news is lost under this ‘dungy idol’ and I get a foretaste of how the brothers and sisters will feel when the watchtower is abandoned by the those within it who drive it that way. Sometimes I feel that he hope is lost under the righteous pile of indignation and retribution being heaped upon it. By now, the stink must rise to heaven itself.

    • Bobby 6343

      It would be hard for them (The Watchtower) to smell the “stink” with all the monies that covers their eyes, ears, mouth and noise! Too bad, too bad.

      • Burt Reynolds

        They have logo embossed drain covers in the palace to plug the stench.

    • Arvid Fløysand

      When you say dungy idol…that made me think of poor Job when he in his worst moment in life ended up sitting in a dungy place and was accused by his friends …just see what Satan have done with Jehovas people …

      • Burt Reynolds

        What frustrates me Arvid, is that with all this evidence, my own sister cannot see it for herself. Married to an elder, she just enjoys the respect of others and does not want the truth of the matter….she finds the facts ‘depressing’…..to upset her quiet life. One of the brothers left a house to the watchtower in his will so she bought it for £280,000 to ‘release’ the money for the watchtower, so she is seen as a watchtower benefactor. The adulation of men has ensnared her. At least she rents it to a brother which is good I suppose, if it’s cheap! I don’t know, give money to the watchtower, make money from a brother, while the wachtower uses her money to deny abused witness children their restitution at law and make them out to be liars. I just yearn for some good news. Sigh….

        • Arvid Fløysand

          i share your feelings…i have my brother who still dont get it…its depressing..he is almost like a twinbrother for me..i want so bad to share everything i have learnt on this site with him but he is not ready yet…but i am confident that Jehova loves him more than me..i am longing to walk with my brother again one day

        • Peter

          What’s sad Burt…..My own people love it that way. Jeremiah 5: 26-31. Prophecy is playing out today like prophecy of old. Human nature doesn’t change. Sigh…..

    • rajan

      yes Burt, the stink has risen to heaven itself and the messenger of the covenant, the Lord Christ is shortly to come to cleanse the sons of Levi, to get rid of the scummy dross

  • L.H.

    People makes rules for others and ecxeptions for themselves

  • Srecko Sostar

    Well done, in revealing WTJWorg hypocrisy.

  • ELiJAHx7

    This POWERFUL REBUKE has given me fear inspired chills!!!

  • Joseph Stephan

    I’m glad I didn’t waste my time at the assembly this year. There is nothing to learn anymore with these Simple Simons……

    I’ll stick with prayer and personal study!

    https://youtu.be/4iVKRNxZzes

    • Burt Reynolds

      I couldn’t watch more than five minutes. I nearly drowned in the milk of the word…..it was artificial and only followed the ‘formula’ of the watchtower. You’re right. There seems to be nothing left.

    • Song of Hannah

      “Don’t take my hair?” Am I missing something here? Is there some proverb in Spanish regarding this? It makes no sense otherwise…

      • Joseph Stephan

        Crazy, Right! Talking to the the Spanish brothers and sisters like there in kindergarten.

      • Simpletruth

        Yeah this is REALLY crazy!!! The friends have gotten so complacent and dumbed down that they can’t even see how irrelevant this is

        • Anderiega

          It’s become like watching a frog being slowly boiled to death.

      • Burt Reynolds

        It is a scripture. I’m surprised you don’t know it….’and the Lord said to him, here is my covering, here also is my hair, go make mockery of the word, dilute the sayings of Jehovah with fables and simplicity of mind, throw dry bones before my people and laugh and pant your sayings in their presence, and Lay their faith bare upon the dry sands and rocks of the desert for you sell my words cheaply for your own glory…’ (Book of Burt. Chapter 3. V. 10. ).

        • Simpletruth

          Can’t believe I’ve never read that:-)

          • Burt Reynolds

            Yes! the book of Burt has an answer to most things, but mostly trivia, and tends to get me into a fair share of trouble!

    • Arvid Fløysand

      hmmm…next time i throw a ball to my dog ,it will remind me of this “powerful” talk im afraid

      • Simpletruth

        LOL!!!! That’s funny

      • Burt Reynolds

        Yes, it really was a powerful talk, full of wisdom, illustration and deep thinking. A true gem amongst speeches, from a mature Christian, deeply versed in the truth and majesty of the bible, a wise man, a holy man. One of the true disciples for Jehovah, leading the flock into the paradise of the new kingdom.

    • Anderiega

      He looked much more comfortable tickling ears at this convention than when he was sworn under oath at the Royal Commission.

      • Burt Reynolds

        That’s true when you look at the picture above. You can just imagine him defending the truth to kings.

      • Simpletruth

        Exactly!

      • Arvid Fløysand

        With stand up comedians you never know what will be in next show…i am curious about the next hearing in the Australian Royal Commission…maybe he will use the same elements and turn up wearing a toupee…and maybe just to take it to a higer level…swiftly move the toupee to form a busty beard?would take the uncomfortable focus away for some second thou..

    • DA

      see Spot run…

      ver Sopt plazo…

      see Spot play…

      ver Spot jugar…

      see Sopt living in his big mansion built and paid for by slave sheep…

      ver Sopt que viven en su gran mansión construida y pagada por ovejas…

      see Spot surrounded by a palisade…

      • Simpletruth

        LOL!!! Right

    • Simpletruth

      Wow!!! What the H E double hockey sticks is this??? Is this foreal??? This is like a double comic show. They are up there laughing, panting like a dog, and talking about toupees! Really?
      There is so much going on this world — potential financial collapse, threat of WWIII, and multi-million dollar lawsuits being filed against the organization due to pedophilia, yet THESE are the topics they find pertinent!. I guess it’s cause THEY are in spiritual paradise they feel that they can focus on jokes and laughter rather than preparing the flock for what is to come!!! So ridiculous

      • Burt Reynolds

        It’s so puerile, it’s insulting. For me it would have been a point where I would have got up and walked out, and probably said something in a loud voice when I did. I think I would have even thrown my bible at him. Come to think on it, I wish I had been there to do it. Having said that, I hope it would have hit him on the head and knocked some sense into it. One thing for sure, it would have been as close as he had got to one for a long while.

        • Simpletruth

          That would have been a sight to see!!! 🙂

    • e.v.g

      They think Jehovah will always be there for them…not!!!
      I can’t understand the way they are explaining these matters, it is like if they were saying YOU ARE WRONG well it is for sure i am wrong but they are not far behind.

      • e.v.g

        Riches aren’t bad, i spend 12 hours out of home working just to pay the bills and all that, many JW’ s are doing the same, is not trying to be rich, it is only that this wicked system takes up time. Jehovah did Job very rich, we know too that we have to thank Jehovah for all, these men can’t talk in that way after all they are living like wealthy people. It is just how they are using money.

        • DA

          im sorry to hear that e.v.g. i feel powerless

          • e.v.g

            Its ok, Jehovah has rewarded me in some way or another.

    • Ken Rosenberg

      His automobile is the new lake side condominium in Warwick.

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Yes I support that a child abuser should not be allowed for door to door preaching. A Child abuser is a man of Satan sitting in the midst of the Christs’ congregation. Shame on the face of all Child abusers are they humans are animals? Are they eating food or something else for their stomach?

    • Daisy

      Not all men are beasts Basavaraj , but we with the wtbts do seem to have a proportioned measure of suchlike animals amongst us…allowed & condoned, that is.
      No different to any other ‘religion’ where Satan is. D

    • ewatchman

      In this case the child abuser is not the problem. The real evil is the way in which the WT has shielded pedophiles. And as pointed out the WT allows men who are known to have committed crimes against children to go to the homes of unsuspecting householders. That is a violation of the implied trust that Jehovah’s Witnesses have established over the decades. What’s wrong with forbidding child predators from making uninvited visits on private homes? The WT is emphasizing info carts anyway, why not restrict repentant child molesters to street witnessing? At least then they are not calling on homes where children might answer the door.

      • DA

        “What’s wrong with forbidding child predators from making uninvited visits on private homes?”

        because they are child predators?

        1-Cor 6:11

        “The WT is emphasizing info carts anyway, why not restrict repentant child molesters to street witnessing?”

        my thoughts also

    • DA

      just to be clear.
      the WT/elders following the scriptures mosaic law wrongly an incorrectly are not removing evil men but protecting them to continue working what it bad. but for those that are KNOWN to have been guilty by the WT/elders but have repented, should be dealt with properly in their service to Jehovah in public so that the devil cannot have room to cause problems again – Matt 6:13 Eph 4:27

      Jehovah knows who is who

      1-Cor 6:11

  • True Witness

    What a powerful comment to daily text. When I read it I fealt the same way. WT leaders never admit their crimes. They are too high in organization herarchy. They are completely detuched from others. This comment resembles words of Jesus from Mat. 23.

  • Beverly kenyon

    Like the Lecture we had in the WT study article yesterday, Do not forget the Kindness to Strangers. Doesn’t charity begin at home first! What about showing kindness to the many child and young people abuse victims and their families! Try showing them some human kindness instead of fighting them in the courts..and using the hard earned donations of the R&F witness to do such a thing, using lies to present a so called respectable face. Stumbling people with your man made rules right out of God’s House! Didn’t Jesus say something about such ones not letting anyone into the Kingdom of God but they themselves don’t go in! Why does Jehovah’s people have to be taught Human Kindness…isn’t that a decent standard thing to do for another human being but especially to those related to us in the Truth! And as for their magnificent Palace, well hopefully that’s gonna fall into one of their 500-ft deep geo-thermal wells followed by their Green Globes. It’s a hard thing to show respect for them when they’re clearly not returning the favour to Jehovah’s flock! You’ve got to give respect to get respect!!

  • Burt Reynolds

    Yes it is odd that there seems so little kindness and why people feel that there are much nicer people outside of religion. They are right of course. And ex JWs seem a lot worse at times. I’ve just been told off for trying to discuss the truth with such a one. I would rather face a person on the doorsteps! The cooling of friendship in the congregation, the judgemental attitude was a factor in my going out I have to admit. That, and the hypocrisy. I wish the kingdom would arrive!

    • Arvid Fløysand

      matt.5:6…:-)

    • 1914for100Alex

      The ex JW’s can be very difficult to deal with, and when this information becomes more well known, they’re going to be out in full force. They’re already bad enough, and I bet many of them can’t wait to share just how “terrible” of a religion it is when this gets bigger. They seem to be more interested in justifying their leaving than actually finding any answers. Sadly, some of these people are themselves victims, and I will give them a pass, but most are just bitter because they spent years not being allowed to celebrate Christmas or something. If there’s a silver lining to be found, once these stories hit the mainstream and more people are talking about it, maybe we can reach some of the ex JW’s. Probably not the bitter ones, but the others out there that have left that happen to comment on a story. We can’t let the angry ex JW’s control the narrative.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        That’s why I don’t bother with the Ex JW’s forums because many of them are just looking for an excuse to justify their worldly actions as you said and so they start hating on the watchtower as well as the brothers and sisters and they are not open minded to the scriptures and they just choose what scriptures suits them best as to hate and point the finger. They remind me of the picture in the original revelation book at the very end of the book there is group of people going after Jehovah’s people .

        • 1914for100Alex

          I’ve occasionally looked through them hoping to maybe find someone new that I can catch before the vultures swoop in, but it’s never happened. Unfortunately, the same goes for most of the JW news stories. It tends to be the same people saying the same things. They live to cut and paste their stories, and they don’t want to hear anything different. They just want to hate. These are the types that are going to be considered the “experts” when this really blows up, and your average JW will be in over their heads when it comes to defending themselves. What a mess.

        • ELiJAHx7

          Yes! Even though we berate the actions of those in watchtower leadership, we love them as Christ loves us….let us NOT forget that!

          • Burt Reynolds

            That’s why I feel bad about all the exposure of the watchtower. I suppose it is necessary, but it does paint the brothers as scheming liars, but then, some must be just that, but then we are to love them also, but that love is chipped away by all the exposure making it all the more difficult to love them and we naturally hate what is bad, but we don’t want to comdemn but to leave it all to the great judge, but that is not our natural inclination. Is it? And so goes on, truth against lies, loving but hating, hoping but waiting until it’s almost unendurable, until contradiction of feelings drown out the joy and replaces it with confusion and angst. I need scriptures of hope now and again, without the trolls and the goblins, the palaces and the abuses, the money laundering and control, the lies and covering over, the hidden agendas and coveting of wealth, the Rolex’s and the personification of pomposity. Someone please tell of the joy and hope, and the reality and affirm the truth.

            • ELiJAHx7

              Your reply reminds me of David’s lament in Psalms….We can always hope in Jehovah and know He will set all matters straight…Psalms is my “go too” when I feel overwhelmed…

  • Joseph Stephan

    DON’T FEED THE TROLLS ! Block them

  • Simpletruth

    All I can say is: …WOW! I AM SPEECHLESS! This article is one of the most powerful I have ever seen written by Bro King. As @bobby_6343:disqus I will be printing out several copies as well!! This truly reminds me of the prophet Jeremiah as he spoke Jehovah’s Judgments. I do not feel bad for the leadership of God’s people (those) who are knowingly doing wrong. However, I feel so sorry for the flock!!:-( They will truly be scattered as a result of such treachery.

  • Anderiega

    Chills!

    This week we start Isaiah for the Bible reading!

    Isaiah 2:22 “For your own sakes, quit trusting in mere man.”

    Isaiah 3:5 “the people will oppress one another. Each one his fellow man”

    Isaiah 3:12 “as for my people, their taskmasters are abusive. My people, your leaders are causing you to wander, and they confuse the direction of your paths.” (Whoa, sure wish I could comment on that verse during “hidden treasures.”)

    Isaiah 3:14 “Jehovah will enter into judgement with the elders and princes of his people.”

    There’s too many to quote!! The word of God IS alive and exerts power.
    ——————————
    Also, this week we “learn” that Jesus is our tour guide and when we (JWs) get stuff wrong (like 1874, 1878, 1914 rapture) it’s OK because we’re just the tourists who weren’t ready for the details of the tour. That’s a cute illustration at first, but in reality JWs are forced to sit in the tour bus and accept the interpretation of the tour book (current edition… because every year a new edition is released!) and if not….”you’re kicked outta the bus, labeled an apostate, while watching your loved ones drive off, drinking warm milk.” There’s no freedom to listen to Jesus’ (“tour guide”) words for yourself, you must buckle your seat belt and sit down in the JW dot org bus. (God’s Kingdom Rules book p. 49-50)

    • DA

      “my people”! “his people”!

      then Jesus was a louzy tour guide. lame illustration. blames it on the students.

      you make a good point though.
      (i would change bus to boat and then as some crocodiles and chang milk to koolaid)

      ” filled* with half truths”
      “For the tables themselves have all become full* of filthy vomit—there is no place [without it].”

  • Joseph Stephan

    The way that Jehovah has dealt with his people in the past is also a good indication on how he will again deal with his servants in the future, especially during the time of the end. (Compare 1 Cor. 10:11) The “time of the end” begins with Jehovah exposing (“revealing”) the wickedness (“lawlessness”) of his people, making public their sins and errors, thereby calling upon them to repent. Before he executed his judgment upon the wicked in the past, Jehovah always gave them the opportunity to repent. He did this by exposing their “dirty laundry,” as one brother once put it. (2 Chron. 36:15,16; 2 Thess. 2:8) His execution of the wicked will come at his appointed time, suddenly, unexpected. (Ezek. 33:11-16; Matt. 24:37-39; Rom. 2:3-6)

    • DA

      do you think it will be like the many details in Judges?

      • Joseph Stephan

        Probably, but not certain

  • Joseph Stephan
  • Victor Field

    On the 1290th day the “Disgusting Thing” is revealed 2 Thes 2:4

    During March of 2013,,7 men, took the position of The F D Slave,.,.,

    The new head office address is 1 Kings Drive,,,Approx date,Sept/Oct 2016,..,.

    The Man of Lawlessness
    …3Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness (the son of destruction) is revealed. 4He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 5Do you not remember that I told you these things while I was still with you?…

  • Francis Bencharles

    In my disassociation letter to the Elders in my hall I stressed that they were giving and showing more love and consideration to the child molesters than they were to the public in general and the mothers and fathers and children specifically exposed to these diseased men (mostly) But it was I that was treated like the diseased one as I “questioned” the decision making of not only them as elders but also the GB who were deeply involved. No, I was the pariah to question this paradisaical arrangement that existed. When they met with me (the one time, never again) they didn’t even discuss the child molesters, which there were more than one. Nor did they answer my questions about other very dubious proclamations by the GB. No, I was the bad guy for even insinuating that any wrongfulness could exist in the spiritual paradise of Jehovah. So bad that they never made another attempt to salvage my “faith”. I must have been labeled an un-savable goat and forgotten. When I brought up the “fornication” with the U.N. for nearly 10 years with no repentence they simply looked at each other and laughed and said, that never happened, but was just lies by “opposer’s”, the GB would never authorize such activity. “You are giving in to the lies of Satan, brother” they said. Yet before this I was WT conductor, BS Conductor, Theocratic School Conductor, Service Overseer not all at one time of course. Other than these accusations I had not black marks on my record and they still would not listen. Sad, really sad.

  • Francis Bencharles

    That’s just how asleep they are. That was 2006! Can you imagine how much the sleepiness has taken over since then?

  • Francis Bencharles

    They are at least co-conspirators in the act. If they do nothing to stop a crime that they know is possible, they are as guilty as the offender.

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