Friday, September 3
The existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. —Rom. 13:1.
Do elders comply with secular laws about reporting an allegation of child abuse to the secular authorities? Yes. In places where such laws exist, elders endeavor to comply with secular laws about reporting allegations of abuse. Such laws do not conflict with God’s law. (Acts 5:28, 29) So when they learn of an allegation, elders immediately seek direction on how they can comply with laws about reporting it. Elders assure victims and their parents and others with knowledge of the matter that they are free to report an allegation of abuse to the secular authorities. But what if the report is about someone who is a part of the congregation and the matter then becomes known in the community? Should the Christian who reported it feel that he has brought reproach on God’s name? No. The abuser is the one who brings reproach on God’s name. w19.05 10 ¶13-14
There is no lie they won’t tell. No truth they will not twist.
It is true, in the United States, some states do not require religious leaders to report child abuse. But child abuse is a crime everywhere. What the Watchtower is saying is that if elders are not required by law to report that a crime has been committed against a child under their oversight they will not report it to the authorities. Why, why must elders be compelled by law to do the right thing?
A crime against a child is a terrible thing. The mouths at Bethel say “we abhor child abuse.” You do? Why not come down on a pedophile like a ton of bricks if you abhor child abuse? If the policy was: ‘You molest a child in our congregation we are not going to call the WT Legal Department. We are going to call the cops. And we are going to cooperate 100% with the prosecutors to see that you do some serious jail time.’ I knew a lot of elders who would have loved to enforce a policy like that. But, no. WT lawyers tied their hands.
Obviously, by their own admission, the Watchtower does not care at all that a pedophile is in their midst. As stated above, elders are only concerned about “how they can comply with laws about reporting it.”
The Watchtower is fond of telling victims and their advocates to “wait on Jehovah.” That platitude is served up ad nauseam to placate victims for the inaction on the part of those who are charged by God to defend the defenseless.
The good news is, from all indications the wait is coming to an end. Soon Jehovah will unleash the storm. And this particular tempest is not like a natural whirlwind that destroys indiscriminately. The storm God is brewing up will be directed at specific persons. Here is the way it is described in Jeremiah: “Look! The windstorm of Jehovah will burst out in fury; like a whirling tempest it will whirl down on the head of the wicked.” (Jeremiah 23:19)
There certainly are some wicked fellows running the Watchtower—the Devil’s spawn to be sure. When will God unleash the beast against them? “The anger of Jehovah will not turn back until he has carried out and accomplished the intentions of his heart. In the final part of the days you will clearly understand this.” — Jeremiah 23:20
The Watchtower has always claimed that the final part of the days has already begun. Originally Russell claimed the time of the end began in 1799—something or other having to do with Napoleon. Whatever. Then around 1930 everything was updated and pegged to 1914. Now the Watchtower teaches the final part of the days has been ongoing for 107 years and still no whirling tempest!
With amazing foresight, Jehovah foresaw that those functioning as “prophets” would fabricate a phony eschatology. Going on in the same 23rd chapter of Jeremiah, Jehovah says: “I did not send the prophets, yet they ran. I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my inner circle, they would have made my people hear my words and would have caused them to turn back from their bad way and their evil deeds.” — Jeremiah 23:21-22
According to the verse above, there will be a group of people living immediately prior to the outbreak of the great storm whom Jehovah recognizes as “my people” and God’s people will be dominated by men who claim to speak for God but who prophesy falsely.
What is the intent of the message? “They are saying again and again to those who disrespect me, ‘Jehovah has said: ‘You will enjoy peace.’ And to everyone who follows his own stubborn heart they say, ‘No calamity will come upon you.’” — Jeremiah 23:17
Bethel’s prophets have cleverly shifted all of God’s judgments to the past, to 1914; or they deflect judgment to Christendom. Jehovah’s Witnesses certainly do not anticipate any calamity coming upon them. Even pedophiles are made to feel at ease. From the standpoint of the big men in Bethel, the only criminals are the victims of child abuse and their advocates who publicize the Watchtower’s treachery and hypocrisy.
By coddling pedophiles and becoming the legal adversaries of their many victims, the Watchtower actually encourages evildoers, like pedophiles. How true God’s words: “And in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen horrible things. They commit adultery and walk in falsehood; they encourage evildoers, and they do not turn away from their wickedness. To me they are all like Sodom, and her inhabitants are like Gomorrah.” (23:14)
The Governing Body is keen to call ex-JW’s “apostates.” Anyone who questions the exalted faithful slave is condemned as a blasphemer and apostate. In reality, apostasy always emanates from the top—from the leaders. That is why God states: “Here I am making them eat wormwood and giving them poisoned water to drink. For from the prophets of Jerusalem apostasy has spread throughout the land.” This is what Jehovah of armies says: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you. They are deluding you. The vision they speak is from their own heart, not from the mouth of Jehovah.” — Jeremiah 23: 15-16
Since the apostasy that spreads throughout the land occurs immediately before the beginning of the final part of the days it should be obvious that “Jerusalem” represents Christ’s congregation. That is fitting since Christianity originated in the literal city of Jerusalem. And of course, there is no greater delusion in all the world than the invisible parousia phantasm.
The apostle Paul warned the brothers to be on guard against an operation of Satan working through a man of lawlessness who would wield a deluding influence by fabricating a faux parousia—exactly as the Watchtower has done. And ultimately the man of lawlessness will lead those under his deluding influence into apostasy. This is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Christ, as Paul said: “Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?” — 2 Thessalonians 2:3-5
Give them credit, the Watchtower has effectively shut down the public ministry and forbidden Jehovah’s Witnesses from meeting together.
And now the Governing Body is demanding that for the sake of unity all of Jehovah’s Witnesses must roll up their sleeves and submit to a series of injections of experimental gene therapy. Even though they surely know that thousands have already died as a direct result, and hundreds of thousands have been injured and are developing strange diseases after taking the mRNA injections, the Governing Body has virtually made vaccination a requirement of their so-called true worship.
To cajole the flock into submitting to the injections, which, by the way, must be administered every few months and does not even provide immunity, the GB has claimed that Jehovah is working through his channel. In other words, Jehovah expects you to take this medicine that may injure you for life or even kill you.
Surely, this is not from the mouth of Jehovah. The leadership of the Watchtower is now fully in opposition to Christ. The foretold apostasy has begun. Can the storm be far off?