I am more stubborn than they are

//I am more stubborn than they are

Monday, October 10

Renounce unrighteousness.2 Tim. 2:19.

God’s Word gives specific advice concerning the types of unrighteousness that Christians must renounce or reject. For instance, in the immediate context of 2 Timothy 2:19, we find that Paul tells Timothy “not to fight about words” and to “reject empty speeches.” Some members of the congregation were promoting apostate teachings. Today, Jehovah’s people are not often confronted with apostasy within the congregation. Still, when exposed to unscriptural teachings, regardless of the source, we must decisively reject them. It would be unwise to engage in debates with apostates, whether in person, by responding to their blogs, or by any other form of communication. Even when the intention is to help the individual, such conversation would be contrary to the Scriptural direction we are given. Rather, as Jehovah’s people, we completely avoid, yes reject, apostasy.

COMMENTARY

Today’s text warning JW’s not to comment on apostate blogs is nothing new. Back about 10 years ago it was brought to my attention by someone who had attended a circuit assembly that a either a circuit or district overseer (I can’t remember which) gave a talk warning the brothers and sisters about a specific fellow on the Internet —at the time deemed to be the most ‘dangerous apostate in America’ — who pretended to be a faithful brother by answering Bible questions related to the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Obviously referring to e-Watchman and the Mailbag, which has been a feature of this site since virtually the beginning, the overseer went on to describe e-Watchman as a spider who spins an intricate web in order to catch his prey.

It was gratifying then to know that I had made my presence felt after only being online for a short while. Maybe they assumed I would burnout and go away, like so many other ex-JW’s have. Little do they realize, though, I am not opposed to the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I am, in fact, a staunch advocate of the truth. I am only opposed to the dishonesty and treachery among the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I ascribe to the words of Paul in the last chapter of 2 Corinthians: “Now we pray to God that you may do nothing wrong, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do what is fine, even if we may appear disapproved. For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.”

About that same time I decided to take the fight to leadership. So, I purchased a mailing list of every kingdom hall in the United States and hired a professional mass mailing company to blast out an eight page letter to every kingdom hall in America. (not every congregation, since most halls host more than one) I also followed up by sending the same letter to every kingdom hall in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia and handed a copy to my own elders as well. That initial letter was followed up by an open letter directed to Bethel and the New York City area calling for a judicial inquiry into those responsible for leading the organization into apostasy in connection with the Watchtower’s secret partnership with the United Nations.

Naturally, the result was that I was brought to stand before a judicial committee and ultimately disfellowshipped. Of course, I well knew beforehand that Bethel would never humble itself or allow any mere human to call it to account. Humorously, the only tangible result of that initial mailing is that subsequent mailing campaigns found a significant number of kingdom halls in the United States had removed their mailboxes, evidenced by a much greater percentage of  letters being returned to sender for lack of a mail receptacle on kingdom hall premises. Apparently, to insulate the elders from any more judgment messages congregations are being advised to have all mail directed to the private homes of elders.

But now more than 10 years after that original exposé I am still standing my post. I sense, as was the case with Ezekiel —Jehovah’s appointed watchman prior to the fall of Jerusalem —God has made my forehead harder than theirs. Here is what God said to his ancient watchman: “You are not being sent to many peoples speaking an unintelligible language or an unknown tongue, whose words you cannot understand. If I would send you to them, they would listen to you. But the house of Israel will refuse to listen to you, for they do not want to listen to me. All those of the house of Israel are hardheaded and hardhearted. Look! I have made your face exactly as hard as their faces and your forehead exactly as hard as their foreheads. I have made your forehead like a diamond, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or be terrified by their faces, for they are a rebellious house.”

Like Ezekiel in relation to the house of Israel, the Watchtower and I speak the same language —so-to-speak. I thoroughly understand their teachings, but I am not bound by their interpretations. The Watchtower does not own God’s word. Nor do they measure out the spirit of Jehovah. Although they may not accept it, Jehovah has made me more stubborn then they are.

In the same third chapter of Ezekiel Jehovah went on to say to the prophet: “Go, shut yourself inside your house. As for you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and tie you with them so that you cannot go out among them. And I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and you will become mute, unable to reprove them, because they are a rebellious house.”

Presently the Watchtower has seemingly, successfully marginalized me by disfellowshipping and repeatedly warning JW’s to beware of apostates on the Internet. But Ezekiel was not permanently muted, as the next verse indicates. In time Jehovah caused him to open his mouth and his message could no longer be ignored. I expect the same outcome.

Just as a great storm came out of the north upon Jerusalem in the form of Babylon’s hordes, a global storm is about to descend upon the world. It is the very tempest of Jehovah. Then Christ will reveal where the real apostles reside. Then “the tyrant will be no more, the boaster will come to his finish, and all those keeping alert to do harm will be destroyed, those who with a false word make others guilty, who lay traps for the defender in the city gate, and who with empty arguments deny justice to the righteous one.” —Isaiah 29

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  • RLALLEN

    Thank you for your stubbornness and faithful endurance!…I have personally mailed many copies of your articles to local kingdom halls and elders home addresses that I have known or I have tracked down…I use the watchtowers address as a return address incase of delivery issues lol…This work is very important and must be given as warning, whether they hear or fail to listen…So very blessed to have “stumbled” upon ewatchman.com! Thank Jehovah for providing us with such a dedicated Brother!

  • “telling the truth is not an act of apostasy” ~ Robert King

    • Joyce Haze

      But telling untruths and lies are~leadership!

    • Joel

      Excellent point!

      Brother King’s situation reminds me of the words of Jesus when being questioned by the Pharisees and the Jewish Crowd as to his credentials, Jesus said:

      “Who of you convicts me of sin? If I speak to the truth, why is it that you do not believe me? The one who is from God listens to the sayings of God. This is why you do not listen; because you are not from God.” —John 8:46, 47.

      In a sense, Brother King is saying to the mighty self-righteous Watchtower Society, “Who of you (Governing Body members) convicts me of (apostasy)?”

      Yes, Brother King SPEAKS THE TRUTH! Why won’t the Bethel higher-ups humble themselves, and believe him? The answer becomes apparent in the words of our Lord . . .

      “. . . the one who is FROM God LISTENS to the sayings of God.”

      Ahhh! That’s the point! Evidently (a word the Watchtower uses constantly), what the Society says about end-time prophecy IS NOT FROM GOD! This is why what Brother King courageously exposes about Watchtower prophetic speculation (which they erroneously present as “truth” to millions of duped members) is viewed so dangerously by Bethel big-wigs; because just as Jesus said to the Pharisees applies to them also:

      ‘This is why you do not listen, because (the things you teach about the parousia of Christ) IS NOT FROM GOD!’

      • 2-Peter 1-20 its as simple as that. interpretation of prophecy comes from Jehovah. Jehovah doesnt get what he says wrong several times making adjustments for understanding so obviously or evidently their interpretation of prophecy is not true

        • Joel

          Yes, so true; Jehovah DOES NOT get prophetic declarations wrong over and over again. No! Only imperfect humans do. So when a self-appointed man-made Organization comes along, claiming to be the modern-day “Ezekiel” or “Jeremiah” Class, and begin to make questionable prophetic musings—THEN change those musings over and over again, year after year, generation after generation; then you can be sure it was NEVER from the mind of the Father in the first place!

          The expressions the Watchtower Society uses to justify their constant changing and readjusting of their many failed prophetic understandings—“the light getting brighter and brighter” (Prov. 4:18), or “old light” and “new light” should raise a red flag in all honest persons hearts. When those expressions are used then you know that the prophetic utterings in consideration ARE NOT and NEVER WERE from the true God.

          But the Watchtower has monopolized the usage of such phrases to justify their constant having to “change” “adjust” or even “recind” a failed prophecy.

          True prophetic utterances NEVER need readjusting year after year, generation after generation. If it is TRUE then—it is TRUE now! Because Jehovah DOES NOT change or “adjust” His perfect word.

          • i could only imagine reading in scripture what goes on with the Watchtower –

            “And I heard a human voice calling out from the Ulai River, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of his vision.”

            then Gabriel said, ok here it is …
            (a few mins later) … and then what i just told you will be found wrong several times and then ill have to come back to you and adjust its meaning a later few times more so you can keep rewriting and changing it

            then Daniel replied, why dont you just tell me the right meaning the first time?

            • Joel

              Hahaha! I hear you! Very good D34D! Lol!!?

            • glad you laughed 🙂

          • Huldah

            Hi Joel
            One thing I like about Robert is that he says he doesn’t know when he doesn’t know. He doesn’t jump to a conclusion before it’s time.

            It’s a sign of humilty to patiently wait on Jehovah to reveal the truth in his own time rather than force revelations because you are bored or want to believe a certain thing.

            Sadly, the organization tells JWs not to even speculate about the king of the north, but the publications show loads and loads of obvious, jump the gun, speculation done by the leadership over the years.

  • Thank you Robert for holding the most difficult but highly important post at this point in human history! With thirty-thirty-five thousand hits per month, your making a huge impact on humble servants faith. For me you have made the Bible come alive and more interesting than ever before !! Thank you Jehovah for leading me to these refreshing waters of truth.

    • Joe Dman

      Ditto Joseph. And not to mention the freeness of speech we have here to ask questions, challenge imbedded beliefs and just be ourselves. I don’t get that at the hall or from strictly jw sites.

      • Joel

        So true Joe.
        Just as the Scriptures says:

        “Where the Spirit of Jehovah is, there is liberty (or freedom).”

    • T L C

      I second your notion!!! Robert’s commentaries are definitely not the “empty speeches” we should reject as mentioned in the text. As you state…these are “refreshing waters of truth” and anyone who does the appropriate research and looks honestly at these things will not be able to refute them!

  • Bobby 6343

    I (we) are very grateful to Jehovah for making your ” forehead harder than theirs”. Because of you, I have found true love for the way of the truth. I was out of the truth for almost thirty years. I wanted to come back but was not sure of so many things. Until I stumble upon your site 4 years ago.

    Since the discovery of this site, I knew what I had to do. Now that I can to a better understand Prophesies.

    Thanking Jehovah for this wonderful and inspiring provision.

    Thank you too Bro. King

  • well said brother Robert I have faith in the truth you speak and write because I know that Jehovah is directing you and blessing all of your wonderful efforts. i can not put into words how very much I appreciate and care about your wonderful works blessed and directed by Jehovah and I know you have helped Jehovah to help so many I just have no words brother Robert except to say thank you and may Jehovah bless you and all of your wonderful efforts. I know in my heart Jehovah holds you very close to him and you need not be afraid of the world because Jehovah is with you.

    2 Chronicles 36:16
    16 But they kept ridiculing the messengers of the true God, and they despised his words and mocked his prophets, until the rage of Jehovah came up against his people, until they were beyond healing.

    2 Kings 17:13
    13 Jehovah kept warning Israel and Judah through all his prophets and every visionary, saying: “Turn back from your wicked ways! Keep my commandments and my statutes according to all the law that I commanded your forefathers and that I sent to you through my servants the prophets.”

  • Burt Reynolds

    Stubborn? Hard headed?! You put a mule to shame, though you cite possibly the only area where these qualities are an attribute. You are right though; I have seen several ex JW sites fade and slacken off after all the bile has been vented and it is discovered that nothing is left. They do not recognise that they simply stepped in to a void and far from leaving the ‘truth’ as they think they do, they ignore the point that they have not found it and so wither and die upon the vine. It is indeed sad that they did not consider the apostles’ question to Christ….’where shall we go?’ Though the watchtower drives away the flock through its lies as much as it captivates them, the brothers do not recognise the biblical significance of the watchtower and are scattered, mislead and confused. As was I. It is an odd fact that it is the very lies of the watchtower and the basic founding of truth within its tenets, that support and expose the significance truths of the Watchmans site. We’re the two not linked this way, the explanation of prophesy here, would not have any more credence than the countless other sites that expound the bible. It would be as with the Kennedy assassination, ‘another theory’. But it is the exposure of the watchtower and supplanting it, overlaying its confounding lies with the real facts from the bible alone, that’s gives the truth spoken here it’s confident identity because one clarifies the others impure, mislead thinking. How can one understand the truth without understanding the lie? Without the foil of the watchtower who could see this? In all the religions that I have studied and compared with the creation, (and that served as my bible for so many years) I have found none that remotely compared with the intelligence and loving provision behind the creation….until I washed up on this beach. If this is not the truth, then I am convinced that it is not to be found. I envy you your hard forehead and your stubborn hold on the truth. You will have much to present back to the master when he comes for his interest on his talents. Sitting on my backside here like a beached whale with nothing to produce, at least I have seen the promised land from the top of the mountain.

  • Daisy

    Yes…and I’m looking to buy the mug a n d the T-shirt which reads ” Robert King is as stubborn as a mule”, (he doesn’t listen to others & obstinately stays always thinking he’s right!…because he is) !
    And that’s because he has known for some time – & now we do – that there’s nothing the “man of lawlessness” can do to undermine the solid foundation of true worship within God’s temple…because true worship has, & will always exist.
    Personally, I’ve found communicating with an apostate such as Robert & all of us apostates here huh , extremely life saving . I can now, finally, after a lifetime of struggling with the princes of Bethel’s hypocrisy, imagine myself as being part of the “great crowd” that comes out of the great tribulation because of that association. That’s a first!
    My gratitude & love to you Robert and every one of us here, is because you all love searching for truth & oh….what a relief it is to know that. :Daisy

  • LW

    I don’t think there’s anything else that I can really say to add to what everyone else has said here. The end time prophecy matter aside, the last two study articles have been on marriage-Why review this as a practical lesson now? Note this following statement from the study article yesterday:

    Serious problems that persist in marriage may lead one mate or both mates to consider separation or divorce. In some lands, more than half of all marriages end in divorce. This trend is not as common in the Christian congregation, but increasing marital problems among God’s people are a cause for concern.

    Aha! So here we have, ever so deftly, the WT acknowledging that there is a serious issue among JWs. You may have a better appreciation of what’s happening as far as prophecy goes-but when it comes to abiding by the Scriptures, if we have not been in the habit of doing this, of what use will our ability to say before Jehovah and Jesus, ‘oh but I knew this vital part of end-time prophecy, blah blah blah…’

    Do we honestly believe that they will simply accept this ‘statement’ and usher us along? I think not!

    But what is my point, you may be wondering? That these increasing problems among God’s household show that the clear connection to end time prophecy. But once again, please remember, unlike the saying in the world ‘its not what you know, but who you know’, but ‘its not what we know but what we do!’

  • tortas

    robert, thanks for all your work..my selfish , stubborn , and sinful state knows youre telling the truth

  • Yuri Fisher

    Hello Robert and all who read this site.

    I am very greatful to you for giving me and others true information from Bible that will lead us to everlasting life. You Robert already anointed by Jehovah to be in heaven. I hope you will stay stubborn to the end of this system of things. After I was completely devastated by WT I wanted to find true faith and I have found it in your site and your book. For me now everything WT say and do that do not fit the Bible it is mockery. They play game as if they fathful to Jehovah. Sorry to say they persecuting every one who tries to say the truth about them and about what Bible say. How sad that organization under Jehovah name doing such things. You and what you do will save many lives in coming tribulation. We will be ready to face fall of WT and fall of 8th King.

    Thank you again and keep strong and also we with you anf first of all with Jehovah and Jesus.

    Blessings to all

    Yuri

    • Annie

      I always love to read your thoughts, Yuri, they are just so strong & yet peaceful & inspiring too.

      You do realise that I am so envious of you living where Jesus lived – how amazing to be able to go to places he trod & walk the same road (albeit different now in this modern age)

      Just to breathe in the atmosphere & take your mind back to when our Messiah lived – I would be sooo happy to do that every weekend, absolute BLISS 🙂
      Blessings back to you, dearest Brother

      • Yuri Fisher

        Hello dear sister Annie.
        Thank you so much for your encouraging reply. I am always encpuraged by brothers and sisters here. Your comments also such a great spiritual upbuild for me. We all here grow up spiritually.

        Yes it is great for us here to walk the places Jesus and other apostles walked. Just week ago we went to Kaper Nahum village where Jesus Peter and others lived. You see the actual places of houses of people there. Also Sea of Galilee. Also you can see Jordan Rever. All as it was 2000 years ago. Many people come to visit us here. From all over. You and your family also invited to us and can come to us to Israel. I will be glead to take you there. I know every biblical place in the North of Israel. I can show you arround. I live in Israel since 1973. We live in central city of Netanya. Near Tel Aviv.

        With blessings to you too

        Yuri

        • Annie

          oh, Yuri, how fantastic! I would love to visit you & walk these places with you but the time & the money is not going to allow me, in the New Earth we will visit you though.

          I have started a new topic in the Forum for Pictures & Poems about Jehovah & it would be absolutely wonderful if you have photos of the places you have visited & you could upload them onto my topic. I would be so happy & I’m sure everyone else would too.
          Agape Brother Yuri to you & your family xoxo

          • Yuri Fisher

            No problem
            I will do is soon

            Yuri

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      YOU ARE RIGHT BROTHER YURI FISHER AND I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS

  • T L C

    We are blessed that Jehovah has made you MORE STUBBORN!:-)

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    I say to all JWS that Any one calling e-watchman as a ‘dangerous apostate is a fool. In fact Robert helped me to put faith in Jehovah and Jesus once again after loosing all the interest in the Bible back in 2010. If Robert would have not helped me I would have been an atheist by now.

  • Ken Rosenberg

    LMAO you should adopt “The Most Dangerous Apostate In America” as your username, jk. lol too funny.

  • Huldah

    Excellent article. The scriptures here are unbelievably applicable.
    So it seems that, just like Ezekiel, you will be “muted” until the start of the seige that is coming. I can’t wait until your mouth gets opened, yours and mine both. Alas, Isaiah asked, “How long?” Jehovah answered, “Until the cities crash in ruins.”

    Sometimes I think, whatever suffering comes in the time of the end, it will pale in comparison to the relief I will feel to see an end to the lies and injustice. There is only one way to get to the goal and that’s through the fire. I say, “Bring it on!”

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