Does Jehovah even have anything to do with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

//Does Jehovah even have anything to do with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

QUESTION: I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  I am not disfellowshipped nor have I disassociated myself.  I still go to meetings on occasion, but I’m what is considered inactive.  My interest is that you still hold true to the teaching of Jehovah’s witnesses but yet not everything.  Although I was raised a Catholic, I never believed Jesus was God, or hell fire, or in the immortality of the soul and Idolizing the saints.  As a result of this it was very easy for me to accept and become one Jehovah’s Witnesses  And so I too believe the basic doctrines which by way were believed since the time of Russell. My problem is that I am stumbled over the attention that is given to what is revered to as “God’s Organization.”  Instead of trying to strengthen our faith in God’s Kingdom they want us to look to “Jehovah’s Organization”.  And so this prelude was just hopefully, to help you better understand my question.  How much involvement does Jehovah actually have with “Jehovah’s Organization”.

ANSWER: If you know you have been stumbled and what has stumbled you that is good. It seems most people who have been stumbled do not recognize that they have been.

Jesus said that causes for stumbling are unavoidable. After all, in the first century a large number of people who started off following Jesus were stumbled when he told them they had to drink his blood and eat his flesh or they would have no life in themselves.

So, it should not surprise us that the Watchtower has stumbled many of Jehovah’s Witnesses. But, the question is, does the fact that this undesirable situation exists in the first place indicate that Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the true faith? No. Like Jesus said, “It is unavoidable that causes for stumbling should come.” (Luke 17:1)

However, Jesus also spoke of a future day when such stumbling blocks will be removed. And when might we expect that to occur? Jesus said that during the conclusion of the system of things “the Son of man will send his angels, and they will collect out from his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling and people who practice lawlessness, and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace.”

Since Christ himself acknowledges the fact that there will be stumbling blocks and persons doing lawlessness within his Kingdom — that is to say, within his congregation — up until the angels intervene, we should be determined not to allow ourselves to fall victim before the conclusion commences.

Of course, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not see things this way since the Watchtower has convinced them that the conclusion began in 1914. But ironically that teaching is, itself one of the stumbling blocks!

Hopefully our knowing that God allows such stumbling blocks now and that there is a point in the future when the situation will be remedied will give us the needed faith and insight to continue on in the path despite the obstacles that present themselves, whatever they may be. 

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2016-12-08T15:11:07+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|Mailbag|5 Comments
  • Searcher

    Dear brother, your situation is very similar to mine, raised a Catholic, heard the truths of the Bible as explained by JWs and drew close to Jehovah. I still associate with my local congregation and attend meetings even though at times this proves difficult due to the adulterous golden calf worship of the organisation, so why attend? Well the prophecy of “the man of lawlessness” proves the organisation know as Jehovahs Witnesses is Gods Household, consider those words:

    “However, brothers, concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired statement or by a spoken message or by a letter appearing to be from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here.” – 2Thes 2

    No other organisation on earth who claims to be from God, who claim to speak and publish under inspiration (God’s backing) declare: “that the day of Jehovah is here”, except Jehovahs Witnesses! This simple fact verifies the validity that Jehovah would have a household in the time of the end but his household would be under the influence of the man of lawlessness. Even our Lord told us through parable that when he returns he would find both a wicked and faithful slave operating within his household. – Matt 25: 13-30

    So let us “not be quickly shaken from our reason” as encouraged by the beloved apostle Paul and allow ourselves to be stumbled. Does this mean we have to be entrenched within the “society” and blindly follow the deluding influence now present within God’s Household? No not at all, the point of not being stumbled is never lose our FAITH that Jehovah will not come through with his promises despite what we see happening around us.

    “For just as the rain and the snow pour down from heaven
    And do not return there until they saturate the earth, making it produce and sprout,
    Giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
    So my word that goes out of my mouth will be.
    It will not return to me without results,
    But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight,
    And it will have sure success in what I send it to do.
    For you will go out with rejoicing,
    And in peace you will be brought back.
    The mountains and the hills will become cheerful before you with a joyful cry,
    And the trees of the field will all clap their hands.
    Instead of thornbushes the juniper tree will grow,
    And instead of the stinging nettle the myrtle tree will grow.
    And it will bring fame to Jehovah,
    An everlasting sign that will never perish.” – Isa 55

    Recent events indicate the society is on the edge of imploding, how exciting for those of us who look intently to our “Lord Jesus (to) do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence”. So don’t be stumbled by these exciting events “But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

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  • irene evans

    I am in a state of shock.. I feel isolated.. in my congregation they are not aware of what is to happen,,how I help my broters

    • Jonah Peter Paul

      Irene not many do know what is about to happen in the future. Many are blindly obeying the Watchtower and as a consequence of not “making sure of all things” many will soon find out that some things they have believed all their lives were lies! How blessed we are that we found this website and we are aware of the mass stumbling that will happen ahead! Jehovah is so generous in providing us this website to let us prepare for the things that are about to happen. We may not be too many but we now have the responsibility to help our brothers and sisters who are going to be stumbled by the Watchtower in the future when the 3rd world war begins.

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