Our spiritual warfare in the future

//Our spiritual warfare in the future

Thursday, December 8

Take your stand against him, firm in the faith.1 Pet. 5:9.

To do that, we need to prepare our mind and heart, to train ourselves now to do what is right. We do not know what our spiritual warfare may involve in the future. Therefore, would it not be wise to do some significant training during a time of relative peace? Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “Keep testing whether you are in the faith; keep proving what you yourselves are.”  One way that we can heed Paul’s inspired advice is by making a serious self-examination. Ask yourself such questions as: ‘Do I persevere in prayer? When faced with peer pressure, do I obey God as ruler rather than men? Do I attend Christian meetings regularly? Am I bold in speaking about my beliefs? Do I really try to put up with my fellow believers’ shortcomings—just as they put up with mine? Am I submissive to those taking the lead in the local congregation and to those responsible for doing so in the worldwide congregation?’

COMMENTARY

Sadly, the Watchtower is right: “We do not know what our spiritual warfare may involve in the future. Therefore, would it not be wise to do some significant training during a time of relative peace?”

On the face of it Jehovah’s Witnesses may assume that the Watchtower is implying that we may expect the “relative peace” we now enjoy to end at some point, which, of course, it will. Ironically, though, the reason “we do not know what our spiritual warfare may involve in the future” is because the Watchtower has misled Jehovah’s Witnesses —and not just on some controversial issue like their secret involvement with the United Nations or the extent of the Watchtower’s child abuse problem —but in a very fundamental way involving the very core of the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

As Jehovah’s Witnesses well know, the teaching that Christ became king in 1914 is considered to be a truth beyond dispute. Over and over again the Watchtower claims as a matter-of-fact that Satan and his angels were hurled down from Heaven over a century ago and they have been on a frenzied rampage ever since.

But how does that square with the notion that we ought to take advantage of this period of “relative peace”? If Satan went off to wage war against those who have the work of bearing witnesses to Jesus back in 1914, are we to assume that his maddened rage has subsided over the recent decades of his “short period of time”?

The truth is, the wily old Devil has feigned his own demise. By every lying sign and deceptive wonder the demons have deluded Jehovah’s Witnesses into believing that the First World War was the sign of their ouster from Heaven. It is a page from Sun Tzu’s Art of War: “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” As regards the Devil’s ploy, he has made himself appear weak with his phony attack that sent eight Watchtower officers to prison for a few months in order to disarm us from expecting his full-frontal assault in the future.

In reality, Christ has not gone on the offensive yet. Satan has not been cast down. The wicked angels have not disgorged a demonic flood of persecution against the offspring of God. But it is coming.

THE SCENE OF THIS WORLD IS CHANGING

The political scene of this world is changing in rather significant ways. Over the course of the past few years a new bloc of nations has emerged in the form of the so-called BRICS. Led by China and Russia, more and more nations are opting to join the development initiative centered on the New Silk Road, officially called the One Belt-One Road. For example, long a colony of America, the Philippines have shifted to ally with both Russia and China. (Must see Bloomberg news video)

This new bloc of nations is posed to become an economic powerhouse and is a direct challenge to the Anglo-American scheme of full spectrum dominance. The seemingly isolated wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria, ostensibly against terrorists, along with the coup in Ukraine, are in reality the outworking of a plan years in the making to destabilize Asia with the ultimate goal of attacking Iran, Russia and China, all of which are aware of the scheme. War between the nuclear powers is virtually inevitable.

Of note, the emerging Asian power is totally opposed to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jehovah’s Witnesses are virtually non-existent in Iran, China, India and the various “stans” nations of the former USSR. So, basically Christendom is facing off with a very formidable, anti-Christian alliance of nations.

The Governing Body of the Watchtower, who boast of being seers of the future, are apparently totally oblivious to world developments. They have assured Jehovah’s Witnesses that there cannot be another world war. They have presumed to imply that they will be there to guide the flock with “life-saving direction” at the critical time. They could not be more wrong.

Indeed, it is wise that Jehovah’s Witnesses take advantage of this time of relative peace to fortify their faith in God and Christ, before Satan is cast down; before the great war breaks out;  before the great apostasy erupts; before the Watchtower crashes; before Europe and America are plunged into financial collapse, martial law and dictatorship; before many are stumbled; before brothers hate and betray one another; before the day of Jehovah comes upon us.

Already the Watchtower stands at the ready to betray Jehovah’s Witnesses to the enemy. Evidently the Governing Body is trying to prevent the branch in Saint Petersburg from being shut down by authorities who seem intent on banning the work there. According to an unconfirmed report from Russia the branch there has instructed the brothers and sisters to deny their affiliation with the Watchtower —to deny they are Jehovah’s Witnesses!

Will you deny that you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if the Watchtower so instructs?

“Although the fig tree may not blossom,

And there may be no fruit on the vines;

Although the olive crop may fail,

And the fields may produce no food;

Although the flock may disappear from the pen,

And there may be no cattle in the stalls;

Yet, as for me, I will exult in Jehovah;

I will be joyful in the God of my salvation.

The Sovereign Lord Jehovah is my strength;

He will make my feet like those of a deer

And cause me to tread on high places.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19

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  • Shelley.

    Wow!!! Am I bold about speaking about my beliefs ?…..deny that you are a Jehovahs Witness ???

  • Beverly kenyon

    Saw a tiny clip of the John Pilger Documentary on RT News where it’s shows how America being provocative has thrown a ring of steel with their Hardware round China in the South China Seas, ready to launch into war and across the way NATO is lined up being provocative with their Hardware ready to launch into war with the Russians! A Chinese guest on France 24 news talking about the South China Seas issue said, centuries ago the Emperor’s built the Great Wall to keep the Barbarians OUT as they didn’t want to war with them, the Chinese do not want War and neither do the Russians! And ask a non witness person if there’s going to be a World War most answer yes there is going to be a War but ask a witness you get a blank look and looking off into space. Duh! The GB is already viewed as God like by witnesses and already have logged into their minds about being guided by, ‘life saving instructions’ so to be told to deny their faith is no biggie for them!! Like Serecko Sostar said a while ago, the GB will present such disloyalty in fancy talks to Jehovah’s flock, further conditioning the Flock’s minds for when the Organisation go full on Apostate! How Brazen is that! Don’t they know it’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. Hebrews10: 31. Hope they’re enjoying having their reward in full now, their 5 minutes.

  • Lev

    The ban Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, the question of time.In country, where “holy” is to give their lives for their homeland, where patriotism is the most “high” feeling, which is the only citizens “cannon fodder”, where the king’s command “Fetch ! ” and one of the nation destroys the rest, where, because of rampant unemployment, people dream to take up arms and fight anywhere, with anyone, in this country Jehovah’s Witnesses no longer needed. Instead, there are Orthodox, which “sanctifies” money can not only houses and cars, but also weapons of mass destruction “SATANA”, “PROTON” for $ 10,000.
    In Russia, it distorted the concept of “holiness” Great -Vavilon sanctified war. He called it the “Holy War”. Lev.

    • Arvid Fløysand

      They dont see Jehovas mighty army standing behind us…if they did,they would faint out of fear …very soon my brother,they will have to know who our God Jehova is…and the one and only REAL KING…Jesus Christ when he arrives in ALL His glory…i salute you my brother Lev..your brother in Norway..Arvid

  • Song of Hannah

    Robert, can you please elaborate on the details under which you learned of this unsubstantiated report?

    • ewatchman

      The person who posted on this article, Lev, lives in Russia. He is the source of the info. His English is not good. He uses Google translate to communicate in English. But from what I understand he said JW’s were instructed not to disclose their religious affiliation. We already knew the WT had stopped the cart witnessing in order to keep a low profile, evidently so the branch facility doesn’t get seized. So, it seems to follow the trend of trying to placate officials by laying low. The WT ought to apologize to all the Russian JW’s who were sent to Siberia and the gulags because they wouldn’t compromise.

      • Arvid Fløysand

        Hello Robert..i hope Jehova will give you more and more power so that you can cope with all of us grabbing your robe …if Jehova even makes you run by his spirit..we will run with you..we will hold tight on your robe…ps.before you start running please tighten your belt 😉

        • DA

          ha funny

      • DA

        does this mean denying if they are asked?

    • Old lady brady

      Song of hannah, I think you demanding Robert King substantiating his article on the situation of the witnesses in Russia is casting doubt on the truthfulness of the article and the integrity of Robert Kings writing.

      • Burt Reynolds

        I don’t think so OLB. No one would want to use unsubstantiated material, that’s why Robert asked Levi to see if it could be confirmed, as did I, purely because of interest and truth. Levi finds English difficult and the translation was not specific at the time SOH asked. ?

      • ewatchman

        Hi old Lady Brady. I don’t see it that way. I don’t expect readers to accept whatever I say. She is right to ask for the source of my information.

      • Cocheta

        on the contrary, SoHannah has every right to ask for proof of something as serious as this information. We need to have our facts at the ready if needed & if you read further you will see that Bro Lev had already mentioned this to Bro Robert some days ago, since he is from Russia. Bro Robert wanted it confirmed before he wrote this article.

      • Thinking

        I’m with song of Hannah on this….that was a MASSIVE statement….in fact if it was in error it is incredibly serious…so I for one hope that it can be confirmed ..
        These are evil times we live in….and personally I don’t trust anyone anymore…
        IF IF…..the GB is telling our Russian brothers to deny they are Jehovah’s Witness …then that will be a pattern .and a warning for us to prepare ourselves…if it was a wrong statement…..I would imagine Robert to be in big trouble with Jehovah…

        Sis thinking

        • Cocheta
          • Thinking

            Thank you Cocheta for finding this and sending it on..also to Robert for explaining in more detail……it is very helpful to know of this for all of us….as far as stopping the cart witnessing that makes sense…i would imagine and hope that it will go underground from here on in.
            Even Jesus and the apostles fled when persecution hit them and moved on to another city……as far as denying our faith ….it is indeed dumbfounding instructions to come from the branch ….and many I suppose will feel it is okay to do it now…this is where each of us will be standing before Jehovah on our own and giving him an accounting of our loyalty. Hence we show him we serve him and no man or organization….
            But as I am such a wary person I will be looking out for a second source of this info…tho where on earth I would find it I do not know….
            Sis thinking

            • Cocheta

              the relevant comments are way down this page, Ms Thinking, pretty hard to keep up but worth scrolling down. I may very probably come across more of this info as I roam about the different social media sites & if so I will let you know.
              Agape xoxo

            • Thinking

              Thank you I really appreciate your efforts…and please try to hang in there yourself…it’s so very hard but you are making such a tremendous effort as you know it is Jehovahs house. I hope you find one friend in that cong…..that will help you keep going….from what I can see is everybody is finding it very hard to hang in there …..thanks again
              Sis thinking

            • Bklyn Kevin

              More food for thought.

              Jesus said
              “Everyone, then, that confesses union with me before men, I will also confess union with him before my Father who is in the heavens; but whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens.
              Matthew 10:32-33.

              With that they called them and charged them, nowhere to make any utterance or to teach upon the basis of the name of Jesus.
              But in reply Peter and John said to them: “Whether it is righteous in the sight of God to listen to YOU rather than to God, judge for yourselves.
              But as for us, we cannot stop speaking about the things we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:18-20

              At this they gave heed to him, and they summoned the apostles, flogged them, and ordered them to stop speaking upon the basis of Jesus’ name,and let them go. These, therefore, went their way from before the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy to be dishonored in behalf of his name. And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus.Acts 5:40-42.

            • Thinking

              Good points and scriptures…looks,like we are in for some floggings.

        • Song of Hannah

          Thanks Thinking!

          I can’t agree that Robert would be in any big trouble tho – as he was careful to say that it was an “unconfirmed report”.

        • Lev

          Привет, Thinking! Это я, Лев из России ,от которого Роберт получил информацию о политике WT в России. Я подтверждаю её Положение у нас здесь очень серьёзное со всем инакомыслием. “Сцена этого мира меняется…” -и очень быстро -Трамп, Брексит,. Как писал Роберт:- в условиях, когда вводится чрезвычайное положение- власть попирает все права человека, чтобы удержать эту власть любой ценой. Так что Россия- это лишь пробный шар на полигоне битвы за Истину.Это испытание ждёт всю Землю. Лев.

          • Thinking

            I wish I could read this lev….I’m sorry but I cannot…but I hope you are doing okay and still soldiering on in your faith To Jehovah in your extreme circumstances
            Much sisterly love to you
            Sis thinking

            • Joseph Stephan

              Hi, Thinking! It is I, the Lion of Russia, from which Robert had received information about the WT policy in Russia. I confirm its position, we are very serious with all dissent. “The scene of this world is changing …” -and quickly -Tramp, Breksa ,. As Robert wrote: – in the circumstances where a state of emergency is introduced polozhenie- authorities violates all human rights, to keep the power at any cost. So Russia-this is just a trial balloon at the site of the Battle of Istinu.Eto test waits the whole earth. A lion.

            • Thinking

              Thank you Joesph for doing that..I managed to translate it…I wish I could help him …I’ll email you ?

            • Lev

              “The point being the WT is willing to sell out JW’s to the Devil if they can save the Organization” That is the essence of what I wanted to say. Thanks to everyone who prays for Jehovah’s people! Thank you to all the brothers and sisters! Lev.

            • Thinking

              Lev..can I ask what is the reaction (to,this direction given by the branch ) of all the other brothers and sisters….and who is paying the fines of those imprisoned for preaching…if you don’t mind….thanks
              Sis thinking

            • Lev

              Dear sister! The rest of the brothers and sisters, of course, understand the difficult situation in Russia. Therefore, they become doubly cautious. But penalties and conviction by the court, they courageously take, of course, on their share. WT says, these tests bring stability, which is useful to be able to compete in the future will be with the horses. Sincerely ,Lev.

          • Thinking

            My Very Dear Brother Lev.
            I used translater to read your post…it’s a bit difficult and the first time I have used it…..but I get what you are saying….please stay strong ..and even tho I do not understand the pressure you are all under…know I will mention you in my prayers….I do not understand why the brothers have told you not to identify yourself as Witnesses…..please be strong and no matter what…know if you are faithfull..Jehovah will rescue you when you feel you are ready to fail…Our brothers in the Second World War have proven this ..just as your own Russian brothers have..now again another generation are going thru the same thing..you are indeed a tough lot my brother..
            I wish I could have personal contact with you..but I know that is impossible…I am glad you have some comfort from this site my brother. As you rightly say…soon the whole earth will go thru this test…
            Much sisterly love to you my brother
            Sis thinking xxx

      • Song of Hannah

        I don’t understand how asking Robert to elaborate on the situation, when he himself said the report was unconfirmed, could be in any way deemed as “casting doubt on the integrity of Robert Kings writing”.

        The funny thing is, although I am sure others wouldn’t go this far – I actually believe Brother King is the fulfillment of the Watchman in the scriptures. But I also believe, that like all of mankind at this point, he is as imperfect as the rest of us and thus susceptible to Adamic error.

        But I’ve noticed over time, and also find it fascinating, that the ones who believe he is so perfect as to be beyond all questioning, are the first to up and denounce him at the first inkling of any imperfection from him. I know many of you remember those ones. And it’s true, isn’t it?

        But I think many of us here, who have stayed the test of time, understand the dichotomy. Because we have learned (not only from scripture but also from the past folly of our errors) not to elevate any man – no matter what their station before Jehovah. Yet we know, they can be and are mightily used by Jehovah, despite their foibles. And that’s what makes them all the more lovable, imo. 🙂

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Old lady Bradley Hannah Is doing exactly what the Apostle Paul clearly instructed all of us to do.
        Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine 1Thessalonians 5:21.

  • Burt Reynolds

    I have spent a couple or more hours today defending the brothers in the watchtower and trying to explain to ex JWs the finer points we read here. (I’ll send you my hours slip at the end of the month Robert!). I don’t know if anyone else senses it but the degree of abuse I got for reasoning from the scriptures was very enlightening. Saddening too. A lot, almost all really, seem to have ‘cursed jehovah’ for their troubles and the deceit from those who are corrupted in the watchtower. It made me think what Robert said about denying our affiliation to Jehovah and the witnesses because I certainly disliked the idea of calling myself a Jehovah’s Witness because of the abuse scandals. They will be seen as synonymous before long I’m sure. I think I will lay claim to being a ‘witness of Jehovah that believes the bible’. I learnt a lot from this article and ‘look your King is coming to you’. Thanks for the time you spent on these articles Robert.

    • Anderiega

      I hear you Burt. I was going to comment on similar lines (but I was ashamed to admit that I’ve been feeling this way), but Jehovah already knows this is how I feel and am struggling: part of me IS embarrassed to identify myself as a “Jehovah’s Witness”….it feels like an identity crisis because in my heart I only ever want to be a witness and servant of Jehovah and His Son Jesus, but at the same time, the organizational aspect of being a Jehovah’s Witness has become like a tarnished family name. It really makes sense why Jehovah had to “let go of” the fleshly nation of Israel after their centuries of infidelity. The organization has reproached Jehovah’s name with their mishandling and stubbornness with sex abuse victims and hypocrisy with UN membership. How am I as an individual supposed to identify myself? We only use words, but words have meaning. I am a Christian and I serve the Sovereign Lord of the universe who I understand as YHWH, or Jehovah. As for the organization where I learned much of what I still believe in, I cannot defend their errors. I am loyal to God. I hope Jehovah understands my heart and my desire to be truthful.

      • Arvid Fløysand

        Hmmm…maybe thats why Jehova are “gluing” us together in brother-sisterly love and in pure light of truth here on this site…

        • Anderiega

          It’s most definitely better than nothing. ?

          • DA

            Matt 11:30

        • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

          YOU ARE RIGHT AND THAT IS TRUE!!!

        • True Witness

          Dear Arvid. I did not forget about you. I will send you some photos from Norway. I was there last May. I think I was in Flam. There is railways station right.

          Yuri

          • Arvid Fløysand

            Hello my friend Yuri…i wonder if you went by train from the city of Bergen to flam?

            • True Witness

              No we did not but I well remember this beatiful place. We traveled by ship from Copenhagen to Norway and was so beatiful journey. I will find the pictures of our trip. They are on other computer.

            • Arvid Fløysand

              One day my brother,we shall remember and talk about this very spesial journey that we are on right now.we have to be strong and stay together all of us.maybe this site is the ship that Jehova is using to bring us on a beautiful journey on our way to the real paradise…soon the sea is going to be ruff …but this ship is tuff and the engine is strong and the captain know what to do…we have to trust in this and stay together in real love..i am so very happy and grateful to have this ticket along with you and all the wonderful brothers and sisters on this site…and i hope and pray that our loving God Jehova soon will wake up ALL the other brothers and sisters who are still sleeping…may the ship be filled all up and lets leave this evil world…just think about all those coming back from the grave asking : Where are the great crowd that survived Armageddon…those who did not die at all ? Then they will ask us what really happend…maybe Abraham and Daniel want to ask you about the last days,because you can answer them in their own language…shalom my friend

            • Cocheta

              ohhhh, that was so lovely, Arvid, I want to be on that boat too

            • True Witness

              Hello Arvid
              What a beatiful letter from you. Yes we are on the journey to the new world. Captain is Jehovah and Jesus. 144000 are the true servants. We are the passengers on this big ship. We should stay strong and faithful to Jehovah the captain.
              The tickets are free but hard to get because Satan. And his man of Lawlessness. They do everything against us . we must win them.

            • Peaceful Waters

              Much love Avrid. Very touching.

      • Southern ShaSha

        I also have had the same feelings. Just this morning a fellow I went to school with forty odd years ago, asked, well are you getting ready for Christmas? Well, of course that’s an easy answer and as to why I’m not. Telling me what a hassle it all is. Great opening as to making a witness on this subject. I too, was exacting how I may share with him the answers for not celebrating a pagan holiday. Relating my belief in the only true God JEHOVAH and His Son CHRIST Jesus. Expressing my beliefs by means of Gods word the Bible. Trying to separate what I believe from an organization that has proven itself to be heavy on hypocrisy and immorality. Years ago many hated the witnesses because they stood out as different from other religions, their firm standing on scriptural Truth. The changes one would need to make in their lives in order to be pleasing to God. But it was so easy back in the day because you could use the same source of reasoning as they carried into their religious place of worship, the Bible. But today, so much of what the organization represents as to pedophilia and lacking neutrality in the govt’s and worldly affairs, failed prophesies and the such. You can always defend the teachings of the Bible, however not so easy defending the organization you are linked to by using the very name of JEHOVAH. We are definately in difficult times!

      • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

        WELL I AM IN YOUR SHOES AND I FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL

      • Burt Reynolds

        I’m sure he does. And you explained it better than I did.

      • Rynda

        Yes. You have expressed it beautifully. Thank you.

    • ELiJAHx7

      I concur with all that feel awkward about identifying themselves as part of the watchtower….I personally have on many occasions, formally and informally introduced myself as a “bible student” to start a conversation…I know how easily people are turned off as soon as they hear you say Jehovah’s Witness…I usually do that to astleast get an intro but I always leave them with Jehovah’s name…Truthfully, at this point and time, we should not be shrinking out of fear of man, there will be plenty of fearful things that we will be confronted with, it appears very soon…If you think about it, it wouldn’t matter if the Watchtower did no wrong, the world hates us because of Jehovah’s name…We shouldn’t care about what the world thinks, it’s all about what Jehovah thinks that matters…I say, boldly declare that we are Jehovah’s Witnesses come what may…

      • Peaceful Waters

        Exactly. Well said!

    • Beverly kenyon

      Not so long ago I got to talking with an intelligent bloke and we got to talking about world events and he said that’s why he wouldn’t get involved in organised religion so I told him I was a JW and agreed that all religion is tainted with corruption and scandals and being involved in politics and wars and I told him outright that my religion was also involved in bad things that made it look bad but that we would be paying the price for such things happening. I will never back down from saying I am a Jehovah’s Witness…I’m proud of my beliefs and how soon there will be Heavenly Goverment with Christ as King. I won’t hold back from telling the truth about the bad things that’s happening in my religion but I will tell about how there’s going to be consequences for those bad things happening. I just don’t want to be like Peter denying Jesus Christ.

      • Peter

        Hi Beverly, well said and good encouragement for others feel more positive. You’ve come a long way from those days back in the 80’s attending Maine Road convention.

        • Beverly kenyon

          In a twisted way Peter, it took me leaving Jehovah’s House to me becoming the Witness I am now. During the time I left guilt haunted me, but my Love for Jehovah and his Kingdom and the sacrifice Jesus did for us never left me. The truth of God’s Word still burns passionately in my soul. It’s my favourite topic of conversation to this day. But one day my passion and love for Jehovah, his Son and his Word went NUCLEAR…to beyond the stars…it was the day, by a miracle, I landed on Brother King’s site. I still can’t believe it!! So yes, I have come a long way from the days of legging it to Maine Road to be on time for the Conventions back in the crazy 80’s.

          • Bklyn Kevin

            You well know that Jehovah your God is the true God, the faithful God, keeping his covenant and loyal love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments Deuteronomy 7:9.

            I love those loving me,And those seeking me will find me. Proverbs 8:17.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Can’t believe Jehovah loves me Bklyn Kevin because I know I wouldn’t love me as I’ve let him down many times but those scriptures tell me he does love me…I really am trying very hard to be the witness for Jehovah I know I can be..I want to make him proud!

            • Bklyn Kevin

              For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So great is his loyal love toward those who fear him. Psalm 103:11

            • Beverly kenyon

              You have such a knack Bklyn Kevin, for finding some beautiful scriptures that are so fitting. I never knew my father so never really had a loving father in my life as such, so from a very young age I believed in God and he was my father, that’s how I viewed him, I loved him very much but I was also scared of him. So glad he found me…the problem child…the late starter!

          • Peter

            We certainly have come a long way from the Maine Road Conventions back in the 80’s. And as Kevin said in Proverbs…those seeking me will find me. It’s happened to me, you, and perhaps most here today seeking real treasure.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Don’t know about you Peter, but my journey was perilous…filled with pot holes that I kept falling into and then having to claw my way back out! Do you know Peter, from those conventions at Maine Road to now, it’s all been a blur and has gone so super fast! Did you ever go to any of the conventions at the MEN Arena when we stopped going to football stadiums? Hope I’m not being intrusive…don’t want you to feel awkward.

            • Peter

              My journey was perilous, too. Filled with manufactured pot holes (traps). I managed avoid falling into the holes, then went in search of real treasure. No, I never went to any of the Conventions at the MEN Arena when we stopped going to the football stadiums. It feels like a blur from then on, time went super fast as you said.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Bloomin heck Peter, your journey was horrific by the sounds of it…manufactured traps. Yeah, you became proactive and went searching for real treasure and landed on this site like most of us. As soon as I started reading some of the stuff written here I recognised the ‘language’ and it wasn’t foul language like on some of the ex jw sites…Euww! It was wonderous…I couldn’t breathe, the excitement was so great! You’re still a bit of a mystery man. Lol. I’m an over sharer, I just tell it all. Lol.

            • Peter

              Yes, it was horrific, what took place. And I can’t speak for everyone because we all have different stories tell. But here people can share the fruits of the spirit with others, unlike hateful ex-jw sites. And it’s good you are an over sharer, telling it all, I’m like you in person, face to face. A mystery man, that’s what they all say, even staff at work!

            • Beverly kenyon

              I knew it…mystery man! Cocheta is going to hold you down and I’m going to tickle you until you sing like a canary! Cocheta is so extremely funny! That lady makes me laugh so much! So glad you survived with your faith intact Peter, after your horrific experience, with no lasting damage. There’s some pretty tough people on this site that I really admire…some with real ‘battle scars.’ Did you read how Cocheta lived and worked in Norway? She’s a proper nomad! Such an interesting life she’s had. I can just about make it to town these days! Lol.

            • Peter

              For many years (mystery man) was what staff at work callled me. Till they decided put me in a jar and shake the jar over 3 year period. I had no idea they would use my past against me and do the same things did to me in the truth. The battle scars are real like Cocheta, and many others here, and the devil will use his power make us hateful after such bad experiences. “Every test in our life
              makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to break us or make us. The
              choice is ours whether we become victim or victor. Sometimes we’re tested. Not
              show our weaknesses, but discover our strengths.” We have Jehovah’s word help sharpen us with the fruits of the spirit, and like Kevin said yesterday, And those seeking me will find me. Proverbs 8: 17.

            • Beverly kenyon

              There’s some real nasty people out there Peter and I think if you’re gentle, nice, friendly and keep yourself to yourself bullies see you as weak and a target. Who is anyone to be judge and jury!! They should mind their own beeswax and focus on their sad lives. If I sound hateful Peter, it’s because I have a real problem with unfairness and injustice…it’s my weak spot where I just see red! I literally shake with rage! I like those words about victim or victor and that’s where our faith helps us as we have someone far more powerful than any man or bully to sustain us and fight for us. Peter, I’m still a work in progress regarding the fruits of the spirit…I really so want to get it right!! Loved that scripture that Bklyn Kevin posted and I’ve written it in the back of my Bible. I’ve still got the burgundy Bible from the eighties, I’ve got the new silver one but I can’t let my 80’s bible go, it’s the one I use. Lol.

            • Peter

              You don’t sound hateful Beverly, just because you have a problem with unfairness and injustice and in a way you have kind of undone some of the mystery (gentle). I didn’t want you feel in a rage, that’s why I’m reserved, but thank you because what you wrote was true, some people can be nasty. But sometimes their nastiness is manufactured to trap us and in my case I had 3 years of it but never reacted, instead showing kindness. Even wealth and temptation was offered, and much more. Anyway, I too, still have my Bible from the eighties, and new silver one. And regarding fruits of the spirit, I remember an elder in the early eighties often comment to me how people spend their whole life trying work on the fruits of the spirit. That’s good you wrote that scripture in Bible, one Kevin posted. It’s a good one.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hey Peter, did you read that scripture Bklyn Kevin posted. Jehovah says, I love those loving me. And those seeking me will find me. Proverbs 8: 17. How beautiful and reassuring are those words. I love that scripture, it’s going straight into my bible.

            • Peter

              Hi Beverly, yes I read that scripture Kevin posted, Proverbs 8:17. It is beautiful, and so true because it’s what everyone coming here has done in search of real truth.

            • Cocheta

              you are getting funnier, sis, you are so much more relaxed these days.
              (Keep nagging Peter for a bit of gossip – I’ll hold him down while you tickle until he tells)………….. whoops! You not gone to bed yet, Peter?

            • Beverly kenyon

              I’ve told Peter that we’re going to tickle the goss out of him Cocheta. That makes me laugh so much. Wasn’t it great to see Joel back again?

            • Peter

              I think, tickling will do just the job, get the goss out of him, make me laugh, too.

            • Peter

              Cocheta, yes, went bed, but woke up to a lovely smile after reading what you and Beverly wrote. (Keep nagging Peter for a bit of gossip – I’ll hold him down while you tickle until he tells). That’s funny, kindness is wonderful. Thank you for making me laugh.

            • Joseph Stephan

              I’ll toast to that!?

            • Peter

              I’ll toast with you!

            • Joseph Stephan

              ? cheers

        • Beverly kenyon

          Hiya Peter, couldn’t help but notice that you’ve been MIA for a while now. Hope you’re okay and everything is alright with you. The last time we posted was me saying about ‘Pass the Peas Please’ and I hope I didn’t offend. Also, I’ve thought about the apple illustration you mentioned and I’m more of a Granny Smith type Apple…common! Lol.

          • Peter

            Hi Beverly, thank you for the lovely surprise. So good hear from you, too. I am around reading the comments and often notice your name. As for MIA, here is not the place explain, private email would be better place explain. As for your last post ‘Pass the Peas Please’ you said nothing wrong. I’m also a Granny Smith type Apple….Again, thank you!

            • Beverly kenyon

              Thank goodness you’re alright Peter…was getting a bit worried there as it all went quiet from you. If you want to talk I have got an email address but don’t feel comfortable posting it but I’ll think of something to pass it on. Joe Dman used to pass on email addresses but he’s sort of gone offline. I usually prefer to be upfront with anything I have to say to anyone that’s why haven’t bothered passing on my email address but I understand if someone would prefer to be private. Really good to hear from you. Cocheta has handed in her disassociation letter to the German elder…bet his face was a sight when he read that..he’s the one who kept hounding her and as she put it, she was fed up with ‘all the boot marks on her white dress.’ I hope she’s giving that dress a good soaking in Ariel to get those stains out and she’s feeling free and peaceful…I love that lady to bits! She’s spiritual, feisty and funny! At the moment I’m doing a lot of bible studying. Brother King will post articles and I find myself really delving into some of the points brought out. Did you know the very First World War was the Seven Years war in 1754 until 1756 and I found out loads to do with ‘Vinedressers’ because I wondered why was it Jehovah caused for the Vinedressers and the tillers of the land to be left behind when his people were taken into captivity by the Babylonians…once you start this studying malarkey you can’t stop! Lol. I’ll ask one of my friends how I can get my email address across to you maybe via social network. We’ll have a go or I’ll just post it if all else fails. Great to hear from you!

            • Peter

              Lovely reply Beverly, will try reply more tomorrow night when have more time. Thank you for worrying about me, too. Yes, lets think about passing email address on, I did email Joel end of last year if you have contact with him. If not we can think of something. Hope Cocheta okay, after handing in letter. Will write again tomorrow, great reply by the way with info….. And great hear from you! Will explain more by email.

            • Beverly kenyon

              That’s okay Peter, not to worry.

            • Peter

              Hi Beverly. How is your friend Cocheta doing? I’m sure she will be fine having support from yourself and others here. And her white dress is clean after good soak in Ariel. If not tell her try Daz for whites…that should do the trick. It’s good delving deeply into Robert’s articles and studying far more. It’s amazing what we learn so glad you’ve taken to studying this kind of malarkey and can’t stop. Thank you for the concern and worry, I’m still around and if we get to email, it would be nice.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Peter, Cocheta is a lot settled now and she knows she will get any support that’s needed. I think a lot of that fabulous lady. Yeah, Daz for whites is good and should do the job for that dress. Lol. I have a lot to thank Brother King for and helping me to read and study the Bible with fresh eyes and from a new perspective…it’s so exciting to me and I feel so much more confident spiritually and I’ve also learnt from others on this site too. When you went offline I thought, I hope Peter is alright and I thought I’d give it a little while before getting in touch…didn’t want to come across as a bit of a crank and stalker! Lol. Yeah, I mentioned about emailing to my friend who’s very tech savvy and between us we’re going to sort something out and I’ll let you know. So hang fire. Speak soon.

            • Peter

              I’m glad your fabulous friend, Cocheta is settled now, she’s strong lady and support will help her. Daz for whites is good, so they say! I know what you mean and how you feel, confident spiritually being here learning in study. When we email will tell you more about how I came here, anyway, the jigsaw pieces just fit together, perfectly. That was nice and kind hope I was alright while off line, tell more why in email. You, a crank and stalker…..? Never! I’m greatful, thank you. Good news about your savvy friend, will hang fire, but if all else fails, can pass you my mobile if that helps. speak soon.

            • Cocheta

              yer well, if you’re gonna e-mail Beverly you’d better e-mail me too!!! LOL. I’m allergic to Daz btw

            • Peter

              I will email you, too, Cocheta. Daz is ok, but I use persil. It’s good for removing boot marks…..

            • Cocheta

              easy to pass on your e-mail Beverly, you just send it to this address abi288@hotmail.com I’m sure Cocheta will sneak a peek as it passes 😉

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Cocheta, I’ve passed on my email address to you so I hope it’s landed okay (I had to get help), lol…I’m useless at stuff like that as you know. Thanks Cocheta. Fabulous news about Daisy beating her illness…true fighter and survivor!

            • Beverly kenyon

              Hiya Peter, Cocheta has passed on my email address to you so look forward to hearing from you.

            • Peter

              Hi Beverly, not received your email address yet from Cocheta, but when it arrives will email you.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Peter, sorry but I’ve just sent the post that was meant for you to myself! Duh! Sorry about that. You should now have my email address so look forward to hearing from you.

            • Peter

              Beverly. I am looking forward get your email, but not received email from you to reply yet. Try again, l Will reply.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Peter, now you have my email address could you send an email to me first then I’ll have your address then I can reply…at least I think that’s how it works but if not I’ll get help to set up your email address. Thanks.

            • Peter

              Beverly, checked my emails and Cocheta hasn’t given me your email yet, but when she does I will email you. Welcome.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Must be a mix up somewhere Peter. If you could email her and ask for my email address that would help but if not I’ll sort out something regarding your email address so either way I’ll be in touch with you via email. Not to worry.

            • Peter

              Will email her now Beverly. Be in touch soon.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Ok Peter. Looking forward to being touch.

            • Peter

              I’ve emailed so when she emails your address will email. Looking forward, too.

            • Beverly kenyon

              That’s great Peter.

      • Burt Reynolds

        Yes you are right Beverly. I have found that many people are unable to separate out a belief in the bible and still be a JW. It sounds a real contradiction. I was accused on line of being a trolling JW today as I was trying to illustrate a belief in the bible, acknowledging the deceit in the watchtower, defending the genuine hearted brothers and expounding the judgement upon the watchtower. I think one needs a Churchillian command of English to make ones self understood to the public in this apparent conflict of interest, but even if one had it, and I don’t, there are not the ears to hear it, the tollerance to read it, or the insight to understand it. I sometimes think that only the witnesses will be able to grasp this nettle and others will have to wait for the tribulation to wake them up. As Churchill remarked during his speech of 1941…’never in the field of human belief, has do much been said, by so few, to so many…’

        • Beverly kenyon

          As a Witness Burt, we will be called names so Troll is just another one to add to the list. Who cares…sticks and stones…When a person don’t like what they’re hearing they get defensive and the name calling starts. Don’t give them the satisfaction Burt by continuing the conversation, just say, sorry you feel like that but thats what God promises for our future, I’ll leave it with you think about and I really enjoyed our debate, Byeeee! Well Burt, what help is there for us when even you…the master Wordsmith who would need a Churchchillian command of the English language!! And yes, the bible says, Terror will make them understand! They’re going to learn the HARD WAY! Wow, Burt you’re doing fantastic with your online witnessing work! Gifts in men. Just keep plugging away and keep growing that thick skin we need when speaking about the Real Truth. Don’t ever take the unkind words personally.

          • DA

            the way i see it, there are tactful trolls and just troll trolls.
            the tactful-troll sees something in error so takes the opertunity and says oops by killing the whole argument with a short statment, then watches the chaos with a laugh knowing it was for good thought.
            the troll troll is just there to make poop to step in. sometimes im a troll but im not trying to be bad towards anyone

            • Beverly kenyon

              Wow, DA, who are these people? They need to get an everlasting life! Or A life! Don’t say you’re a troll DA..you’re making me laugh. You’re not cut out to be a troll…you’re way too nice!

        • Beverly kenyon

          Fully awake now Burt! Pfftt…you a Troll, that’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve heard this week! I looked like a troll before when I got out of bed, so yeah, I’m a troll! Keep shaking the dust off your feet Burt. You have your Gifts in Men, i.e your mastery of the English language and you’re going to use it. Like 1914 said in his post, you have to become all things to all men, so if you have to be hipster, then you’re a hipster or something like that. You have your ministry and that’s your responsibility. So armed with your new found knowledge, your device, a lovely cup of Earl Grey, your dog by your side, your Bible for reference, your thick skin and broad shoulders because you can take on anything they might throw at you, you’ve got work to do!

          • Burt Reynolds

            I’m too young for a hipster. I was groovy man, and far out. I think my mother was a Flapper, and my father was a definitely upright authoritarian Edwardian with stiff upper lip and gung Ho attitude and burnt down the inland revenue office during the blitz.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Oh, Burt you really have me in stitches laughing….so, so funny. You were the far out groovy, slouchy witness having a sly cig at the back of the car park. Talk about opposites attract…your Mum the Flapper in her short skirt, bobbed hair, listening to jazz and your Dad with his English stiff upper lip burning down government buildings and don’t forget his cracked pipe…you could not make this up!!

      • Cocheta

        that’s the spirit, Beverly, think of those during the last wars who would not renounce their faith to get a pardon. We CANNOT deny that we are Witnesses of Jehovah – that would be tantamount to turning our backs on Him. We HAVE to stay loyal to our Master, we cannot serve two masters & the other is satanic!

        If we give in now what will we be like when the real trouble is on us?

        This could well be a test of loyalty for us & are we going to fall at the first hurdle?

        • Beverly kenyon

          You’re dead right Cocheta. How two faced would that be! While we’re in favourable times, we should be mentally training our minds to never break our resolve. And I know that Peter made wide boasts to Jesus how he would never be disloyal to him but when the crunch came he caved from fear of man. When I read that account I feel so sorry for him…he was devastated after…bet he had sleepless nights. But later he pulled it back by preaching fearlessly and was blessed by being called, the Rock by Jesus because the congregation was to be built on the Rockmass. Matt16:18. Peter was the gobby one amongst Jesus’ diciples…he was very human.

          • Free at Last

            It would seem that there is here a wee bit of cognitive dissonance. Have you all come to believe that the “Organization” is the “Religion?”

            Those Accurate Biblical Beliefs which comprise “the Truth” are the “religion” are they not?

            The Organization is the Corporation; or the several corporations unless they’ve now been consolidated into a single corporate entity.

            Many witnesses are becoming aware that the Corporation has been infiltrated by Agents of Satan who are pretending to be of the “Anointed.” In truth they are Crypto Pharisees or those who hate the Christ. Sadly, they’ve been able to hold sway over much Corporate Policy as they’ve been responsible for much of the “new light” and revised practices.

            Would it be difficult to renounce the Organization (the Corporation) while retaining those Accurate Biblical Beliefs (religion) which truly do comprise “the Truth?”

            Isn’t that effectively what Robert has done as have many others who’ve chosen to dis-associate or who’ve been disfellowshipped?

            Is not the name “Jehovah’s witness” in reality a “nom de plume” (or nom de guerre) “trademark” of the Corporation?

            I know, I know. That darned Cult Mentality is like a set of blinders (scales.)

            • Beverly kenyon

              Awww, I didn’t know that Captain Obvious! You’ll be pleased to know as of today if there WAS a couple of scales left on my dodgy eyesight they’re completely ripped off now and my wee bit of cognitive dissonance has completely disappeared…but had to get there the hard way. So take your keyboard warrior skills elsewhere…don’t need it. But thank you anyway for bearing me in mind!

        • Burt Reynolds

          I always used to fall over the hurdles on school sports day.

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      YOU ARE RIGHT THERE ARE NO WORDS ABOVE YOURS. YES I AGREE

      • Burt Reynolds

        Steady on old chap!

  • DA

    “But how does that square with the notion that we ought to take advantage of this period of “relative peace”? If Satan went off to wage war against those who have the work of bearing witnesses to Jesus back in 1914, are we to assume that his maddened rage has subsided over the recent decades of his “short period of time”?”

    plus since the WT claims that the four horsman began their gallop in the 1914 era, was peace just givein back ‘relatively’ for the past several decades?
    (certainly we are living in a stage of relitive peace now) elders have even told me that their is no time limit on how long the horsmen gallop and it could go on another hundred years. how is that even possible is beyond me given the four are part of the great tribulations limited time frame.

    Rev 6:4 “And another came forth, a fiery-colored horse; and to the one seated upon it there was granted to take peace away from the earth so that they should slaughter one another; and a great sword was given him.”

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    TO EWATCHMAN
    SMALL CORRECTION
    Jehovah’s Witnesses are virtually non-existent in Iran, China, is correct but not in India as of now that may be in future. if Jehovah’s Witnesses are virtually non-existent in India then Basavaraj of North Karnataka would have not commented on this website. I say we have freedom in India to freely practice our religion and our constitution protects it and we have a brochure in India to give to the police when police arrest us. it is a legal document of permission from the Government that we can preach. India is not like Russia, Iran or China as of now thanks to Jehovah and Jesus. Yes it is true that there is an agenda that Christians and Muslims will be wiped out by 2021. browse http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2879597/We-free-India-Muslims-Christians-2021-DJS-leader-vows-continue-ghar-wapsi-plans-restore-Hindu-glory.html

    • DA

      i still find it kool that i have a brother in a land as crazy as India even surounded by all the retarded deities there everywhere.

      the electricians over there seriously need to lay-off the booze

      • Joel

        But even as there are approx. 42 thousand JWs in India, because India has about 1.2 billion people in population, that 42,000 is miniscule! So Robert is technically correct to say that JWs are ‘virtually non-exsistent” in India.

        • DA

          yeah i had the word relative in my mind too

          • Joel

            I know, right!

            • Arvid Fløysand

              Hello Joel…you dont know me yet but i feel that i know you…i have read a lot of your comments from earlier and i know you as a humble kind brother with a big heart.feels really good to say hello to a fine brother like you

            • Joel

              Well thank you Arvid. I look forward to hearing alot from you.

            • Lisa

              Nice to have you back Joel, look forward to your thoughts and comments.

            • Beverly kenyon

              Since you appeared a while back Lisa, I found your story really interesting and have liked reading what you had to say, but you disappeared so just wanted to say it’s great to see you posting.

            • Lisa

              Thank you Beverly, I had to take a “pause” for a little while. It is nice to be back and enjoy all the fine comments and association here with all the brothers and sisters. Thanks for “missing” me.

            • Joel

              Yes Welcome back Lisa! I too took a break; but I am back for good this time! Can’t beat the E-Watchman for his prophetic prowess! He is just about spot on in all things prophecy!

              So come on Sis, get to postin’! And keep ’em com’in!

            • Joel

              Thank you. It’s great to be back! Never again (cry!) will I (sigh!) leave my E-Watchman family again!!! I love you all!

              P.S. Just kidding about the crying part! Lol!

            • Cocheta

              I can’t believe that you nearly fell, Joel, you are normally so strong! Next time you are thinking to fall make sure to fall on Burt, he will make you laugh so much you won’t have time to get yourself disenchanted ( < a much nicer word than 'fed up') Don't fall on me though, my spine is pretty delicate these days 😉

            • Joseph Stephan

              Nice to have you here with us to Lisa Lisa, could you please stay awhile and sing!❤ aka comment?

        • Burt Reynolds

          Where have you been Joel? I thought you had joined the flat earth society and fallen off the edge of the world. (I did that once. Not a very pleasant experience).

          • Joel

            Not a pleasant experience at all my brother! I am back however! I had to sort out a few “issues of conscience” (hey, sounds like a great title of a book!) Lol! Yes, I almost fell, but I am back . . . never to leave—this time—for good!

            Thank you Burt for your sincere concern and thoughtfulness.

            • Burt Reynolds

              I’m sorry to hear you have had a hard time of it Joel. None of us have faith worthy of Jehovah. It is only the sacrifice of Christ that gives us any hope. I find that because we live in relative isolation….no one really talks about their sins or conscience, …….that we end up thinking ourselves beyond redemption. In a way, that is denying the sacrifice Christ made for us. He died for us knowing that we will never reach the standard required without his sacrifice.

              We are all in this boat together. So next time time you are down, don’t dissapear, message me and I’ll tell you all my sins and put things in perspective for you….! Don’t ever think you have to face life alone or wander alone in the worlds sea of sewage. But most of all, recall the story we used to be told at the Kingdom Hall. The four footprints in the sand, yours and Christ, suddenly diminishing to one set of prints. It was not that Christ had left you. There was only one set of footprints because he was carrying you. And he probably carries me a sight more than he needs to carry you! So, Deuteronomy 20 I think…..may Jehovah bless you and keep you, may he make his face to shine upon you and be merciful towards you.

            • Joel

              Thank you for those kind and soothing words Burt. I shall surely take them to heart—as I have taken you and all my E-Watchman family of friends to heart! I love you all!

            • 1914for100Alex

              Welcome back Joel 🙂

            • Joel

              Thank you my friend. It feels good to be back. I’ve got my head screwed on right this time. I tell ya, dealing with the Watchtower Society and it’s many rules and regulations (more than even the Pharisees!) is enough to make anybody’s head spin!

              But thank you 1914. Let’s get to postin’!

        • Cocheta

          welcome back, Brother Joel, we all have missed you. Annie xoxoxo

          • Joel

            Thank you Cocheta. I missed my friends here in my “virtual Congregation.” I am back!!! Love ya!

        • Beverly kenyon

          Now that’s what I missed about you not being here Joel, your insightful comments! Fantastic to see that familiar pink polo shirt and your friendly face. You were missed Joel.

          • Joel

            Awh shucks!!! Thank you sister Beverly (I am blushing . . . but you can’t tell, right!!!) Lol!!!

            But seriously, it’s great to be back with all of you—my virtual Congregation. I love you all. Thank you Beverly.

            • Beverly kenyon

              That’s brilliant to hear Joel. Sorry Joel, it’s not a pink polo shirt it’s a striped shirt! Anyway, missed seeing that picture and your, Keep ’em Coming. Classic!

      • Beverly kenyon

        This post is cool DA.

        • Beverly kenyon

          Sorry, DA, not my post is cool, your post is cool! Lol.

          • Burt Reynolds

            Let’s face it, we are all pretty cool. Even Roberts cool….kind of……

            • Joel

              I was cold (brrr!), but now I too am “cool” because I’m back baby!!!

              . . . er, what the hell are we talking about anyway?!!! Lol!!!

              (excuse my “French”)

  • noname

    So we are in a relative time of peace…but no wait…we are in the days of satans anger because he only has a short period of time…but no wait…Jesus came but he is coming again to sit on his throne of judgement this time, his third coming (interesting because all the righteous ancient kings started their work destroying false religion immediately after they became king)…but no wait….there is one generation but 2 because they overlap, but its a short period of time and there is a end to this time period (who ever questioned there wasn’t?) – The most righteous kings of old got to work right away removing wickedness from their kingdom, they didn’t waste anytime..but no wait..Jesus is waiting for the Watchtower (with all due respect) to just muddle around and hopefully finally figure it all out from their luxury estate of granite facade that we built in relatively peaceful conditions.

  • True Witness

    Hello dear brothers and sisters

    It is great to read your comments. They give me much spiritual power to go in this world full of lies. Robert did create true spiritual heaven for those who listen to him and Bible true words. We are Jehovah’s Witnesses as it should be. Watchtower abused this name by many errors it committed. So this why we ashamed to call our self JW. Jehovah ashames too of what WT is doing now. WT made almost all JW to be Watchtower Witnesses. Today almost all of our spiritual brothers proclame WT more than Jehovah. Jehovah on second place inside WT organization. I am sorry to say that. I also ashamed to be called JW when I preach so I say I am Jehovah servant. This way I feel better. I am persecuted already inside WT. So I am already prepared for persecutions outside. Elders here ignoring me as a brother. But I will continue to serve Jehovah and say to people about Kingdom of God. This is our main goal.

    Blessings from Jehovah to all.

    • Peter

      True Witness, It’s sad yet true what you say. And many people here feel similar while others still feel proud call themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses. The real shame isn’t on people coming here suffering like yourself, persecuted from within but with those who’s power is in their own hand in the first place. And it’s a prelude to more intense persecution further down the line when the chosen ones shine brightly, then the antichrist will show their true colours. Like Jesus once said, forgive them for they know not what they do.

    • Lev

      Здравствуй,брат Юрий! Когда 2 недели назад на Правовом Комитете передо мной встал вопрос:” Кому поклониться- Творцу или творению( WT)?”, я без колебаний выбрал Иегову. Я сделал самый главный выбор в своей жизни. И это ждёт каждого человека на Земле- выбор за жизнь или за смерть(Второзаконие 30:15) .Лев.

      • Burt Reynolds

        Lev note, everyone.
        Hello, brother, Yuri! When two weeks ago at the legal committee in front of me there was a question: “Who poklonitsya- Creator or creature (WT)”, I chose without hesitation Jehovah. I made the most important choices in their lives. And it’s waiting for everyone to land selection for life or for death (Deuteronomy 30:15) .Lev.

      • Burt Reynolds

        Hello Yuri, good to hear from you. It’s good that you gave witness to your faith in Jehovah. We are one big family.

      • True Witness

        Дорогой Лев.
        Мы все тут выбрали служить Иегове а не людям. Я тоже преследует СБ за то что я верю больше Библии чем теориями людей.

        Благословений тебе Иеговы .
        Мы все боремся с человеком беззакония. Он захватил СБ и продолжает заряжать истинное поклонение своими вымыслами.

        Юра

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  • Srecko Sostar

    hehe, that part at the end of article reminded me on the time when i was imprisoned on Military Court in Belgrade (ex Yugoslavia) for “neutrality”. The main brother for Bethel in Belgrade, and by that for all Yugoslavian congregations of those times Miloš Knežević, told me in one moment, to not tell to the authority that i do not wanting to go to military service because i am JW, but rather, that i am doing this because of my “christian schooled conscience”. To denie connections with WTJWorg :)))) how stupid ahahaa

    • Burt Reynolds

      Just shows the secret lies going on. You did well.

    • ewatchman

      Interesting. So, that confirms the report out of Russia regarding the WT instructing JW’s to deny their religious affiliation.

      • Srecko Sostar

        Hi! It seems that yes. My experience is from 1980. Look like “theocratic warfare method” :))). But no one is perfect, and that is always good excuse, in good and in bad way of using ;)heh

        • Yes, young brothers in France, Italy and other European countries were told the same thing. They should say that it was because of conscience, and not because of being JW. It was an important recommandation from elders. From a part, it is true, we do thing because we think that they are Jehovah’s will. So when we refused to go military, it was because our conscience was forbid it. Later, I discovered that the main reason was because Watchtower did not wanted to have problem! What a shame! And if it was only a problem with our conscience, why were we denied to be called conscience objectors and go to work in hospitals or in other places?

          • Srecko Sostar

            Hi! Jworg also do not like that brothers be called “pacifists” because refusing military service and guns. For them is very important giving picture to outside world that JW religion as “organization” is only one that refuses to be involved in people’s wars and fighting, but inside in this mentioned situations WT not want to be connected so strictly because of fear from governmental sanctions. Hypocrisy!

          • DA

            good point about the work places

      • Burt Reynolds

        It just keeps on getting worse. I’m beginning to wonder what will be revealed in due time, the extent of the wrongdoing. I think we are going to be appalled.

        • Joel

          I KNOW for a fact that more misdeeds and more doctrinal turmoil is brewing in the Watchtower Society; and “_ _ it” is gonna hit the fan soon! Just hold on to your hats!

          • Arvid Fløysand

            Thanks for the warning Joel…first of all i have to hurry up and by myself a hat 🙂

            • Joel

              Lol!

            • Beverly kenyon

              That’s funny Arvid. Lol.

            • DA

              get a umbrella for that hat 🙂

  • Kevin b

    Robert, the question you asked is, “Will you deny that you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if the Watchtower so instructs?”. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m quite embarrassed to be called a JW now. They are attached to so many things that are wrong, I’m sick of the JW organization to be honest. I feel I can be pleasing to Jehovah and his son by doing their will without being called a JW. I consider myself a Christian. Am I looking at this wrong?

    • ewatchman

      My question was directed to those who call themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses and who are in association with the WT. The point being the WT is willing to sell out JW’s to the Devil if they can save the Organization

      • Kevin b

        I guess after I reread my comment I can understand why you think I’m not a witness. Let me clear it up that I am an active witness, and attend most all of the meetings. I guess being awake to the issues of the Watchtower helps me to understand that soon I will no longer call myself a JW when the watchtower collapses. Soon we will all need to heed the warning at, Re 18:4 And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. I don’t expect much from the JW org, so I’m not surprised that they would tell JWs to deny there faith.

      • Cocheta

        huh, I think the contracts for sale are already being drawn up, Brother Robert!

    • Burt Reynolds

      From my point of view, for what thats worth Kevin, it behoves one to be identified as one of Jehovah’s people. The issue was clearly pointed out by Christ when he said to Peter that ‘you will deny me three times before the cock crows’. That must have had meaning. If we deny Jehovah, we deny our saviour. It is unfortunate that the temple of Jehovah has become corrupted and soured with filth, but nonetheless, as Robert pointed out, it is still Jehovah’s organisation. Thus if we want to be identified with Jehovah, we have to carry the name. As I said earlier, I feel much the same. Working as a social worker, I know that just the mention of abuse to a parent caused their face to whiten . So when we hear what the watchtower has covered up…..say no more. Besides which, we are to be vilified for his name’s sake, so we had better make sure we are identified with the name if we love righteousness. For my part, I will call myself a witness of Jehovah and explain why, or, as I did today on the Internet, say I am proud to be a Jehovah’s Witness, but explained why. I think we will have a lot of explaining to do too. I am becoming increasingly aware reading these pages, that we should not think more of ourselves than is necessary. In fact, the less we think of ourselves, the better. I don’t think we have any idea what humility is yet, but we sure are about to find out. Bear the name, bear the shame from men, find the light, live the life, gain the reward of peace at last. Ars Longer Vita Brevis as the Romans used to say.

      • Arvid Fløysand

        some comments on this site stands out from time to time…just like this one from you “Burt”,,,should be put in an golden frame and hang up on the wall for all to see..(not you my dear brother but your comment) 😉

        • Burt Reynolds

          I would prefer it if you frame the bible Arvid!

      • Kevin b

        Thanks for your imput Burt.

    • DA

      you are one of Jehovah’s witnesses but not by the utterance of the Watchtower remember

  • Rynda

    Hi, I’m new here and haven’t had a chance to read a lot of comments, but I thought I’d post here this morning. It is sad how the behavior of some EX-JW’s have behaved and even how some have spoken so badly about the organization. I’ve also read a lot of how the GB has attempted to micro-manage so much of people’s individual lives. I have been inactive for a while, but recently made an effort to visit a KH where I knew no one. I realized how much I missed the atmosphere of the Kingdom Hall, and not seeing flags, crosses or having a collection pushed under my nose. ( visited a church with a relative…interesting actually) I don’t think I’ve wasted my time being a JW, in fact, I’m grateful for having learned how to study, research and the Theocratic Ministry School helped me to overcome a tremendous amount of shyness and speak up. I absolutely miss the TMS and also the Congregation Book Study we used to have in private homes. Still don’t understand why a lot of the changes, and at this point I really don’t know if I’ll ever be as ‘gung-ho’ as I was in the early 90’s and early 2000’s. I will always love Jehovah/Yahweh and Jesus/Yeshuah and read and study the Bible and try my best to live according to Bible principles. Hope every body has a great day! Shalom!!

    • Joel

      Welcome Rynda! You are welcome here with us! Why not consider this your Congregation! We all get feed GREAT spiritual food by the E-Watchman, and the intetchange and mutual encouragement of one another! (Read Rom. 1:8-12).

      So welcome Rynda!!!

      • Rynda

        Thank you, my Brother! I’ll do that!

        • Burt Reynolds

          Welcome Rynda. Come and drink life’s waters free here. It’s ALL truth.

        • Joel

          See, I said that you will be encouraged here, right? We all love and appreciate each other. We are not here to “bash” the Watchtower Society. No! We simply identify their errors—weighed against Biblical truth & understanding, then with the E-Watchman’s superlative guidance, we sort out the truth and call them out on it! We follow Jehovah, as His Word is revealed to us from the Bible—not necessarily from the lips of imperfect “Scribes” who fancy themselves as the “Governing Body.”

          So stick with us Sis! We are here for you in ALL matters of this life. We won’t leave you hanging!!!

      • Joseph Stephan
        • Joel

          Thank you, thank you, thank you my bro!! I missed you something awful! Thanks also for those beautiful and TRUE words—indeed!

          Now, in the words of “The Thing” from Marvel Comics “The Fantastic Four,” look out prophetic error of the Watchtower . . . it’s CLOBBER’IN TIME!

          Let’s get to it, Joe!!!

          Love ya bro!

          • Cocheta

            I think i already said welcome back to you Joel, but at the risk of making you feel light headed with all this love floating around I’ll say it again, welcome back.

            • Joel

              Lol! Yes Cocheta, you did welcome me back already! Lol! But that’s OK! Listen Sis, in Jehovah’s service there can never be to much welcomes! Thank you again, and . . . keep em’ com’in!

    • Arvid Fløysand

      Hello sister Rynda…a warm welcome to you from a cold country (Norway) i remember when i came to this site for my first time..i was like a very thirsty camel coming to an oasis..this is a wonderful site ..im sure you will soon understand why…and the brothers and sisters in here…awwww…you just have to see for yourself…welcome home sister

    • Anderiega

      Hug. Welcome! Shalom. (I love that word too) ☺

    • Lisa

      Welcome Rynda, nice to have a new sister.

    • Joseph Stephan

      Welcome welcome our dear beautiful sister, pull up a chair and enjoy the fellowship here at Jehovah’s virtual congregation of loving souls. Jehovah is training up a small army of truth seekers, and peeling the scales from our eyes and making the Bible pop with magnificent color and insight ! Here we saved you a spot next to our awesome Norwegian!!❤ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/345be6a51acbbb462133404e80608ee3b6f2c496bf7e0624c75b61261afe67ed.jpg

      • Joel

        Oh my! That was pure poetry Joe! Coming from a blot like you! Lol!!

        • Joseph Stephan

          Hahaha, sometimes it just flows………
          Glad to have you back at the table, now we need to work on other MIAs because there food is getting cold.

          • Joel

            I hear you bro. What ever happened to Joe Damn, and Daisy? O know Daisy’s health wasn’t the best; have you heard from her?

            • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

              What happened to Sister Daisy any input please welcome.

            • DA

              shes around 🙂 now an then

            • Daisy

              Hey DA…I’m not around as much as I’d like these days, but I forgot you the other day during my e.mailers tribute, how much love & kindness I receive from your support. The political info you sent recently is not my forte but the healthy eating info is very welcome! Love you DA. Daisy

            • Joseph Stephan

              ❤❤❤?

            • Joe the cosmologist

              Hi Joel, Daisy and I, communicate with each other, pretty much on a daily basis, she’s doing okay, considering her situation. She has such a strong resolve, she’s a fighter and such a loving person. I will let her now, that you and Basaravaj asked about her and are concerned about her wellbeing. Thanks for showing such great love and compassion.

            • Joel

              It’s so comforting to know that Daisy, as we all, have friends like you, Joe. Reminds me of the Scripture at Proverbs 17:17: “A true friend shows love at all times, and is a brother who is born for times of distress.” —See also Prov. 18:24.

            • Joe the cosmologist

              Thanks Joel, for sharing those scriptures. I personally believe that having all the knowledge in the world, is pointless, if we don’t have love. Love endures all things and overcome all things. We love because Jehovah is love. Love is what we live for and we lavish it on upon our brothers and sisters.

            • Joel

              Words to live by!

            • Joseph Stephan

              I’ll send you both of there email addresses, they would love to hear from you!

            • Daisy

              Hey there thirsty one! I’ve missed you something awful my dear.
              I’m still in touch with the beautiful sis Thinking, she’s been a mighty support & comfort. And Cosmo Joe is in touch morning noon & night, sends me lovely vids. I love him. Then there’s Burt…we Messenger each other & he’s a barrel of laughs. Annie keeps in contact so all in all I get feed back from ‘enquirers’ one way or another!
              I know you are all keeping me in your prayers…mighty good to know. I’m on combo chemo/radio so hopefully the treatment zaps the nasties & not my hair follicle. Finish treatment… Then what, I don’t know.
              Being here keeps me alert & awake! I love you all, and all the new names are a joy to behold. Happy you’ve joined us one & all.
              Nearly forgot to mention my lovely JS & I heard this morning that Basaveraj was asking after me.
              So glad you’re back on board my brother. Hugs from Daisy.xxxx

            • Joel

              Daisy, oh sister Daisy! How I thought of you constantly!!! . . . a little bit over the top? Yeah I thought so! Lol!

              It is so nice to hear from you Sis! Let me tell you, YOU are as strong as they come! A true inspiration! Come on now, lets quote Psalm 133:1 together, here we go . . .

              “Look! How good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity. It is like fine oil poured on the head.”

              Yes sister Daisy, all the friends here on the E-Watchman site love you and are concerned about you. It is simply not the same without you!

              Love you with warm Christian love,

              your brother, Joel

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Hello Sister Daisy : you should know we love you and are praying for your recovery.

              You know when Jesus was on the earth he healed many people from their physical ailments but most importantly he healed them spiritually.

              now although at present we do not have Jehovah’s blessed son to perform these miracles in person at this point , we can be assured according to the promise held out to all the faithful that Jesus in the future will most certainly do so, we all yearn for that very day .

              May Jehovah bless you in all your endeavors’

            • Daisy

              You just will never know how honoured I feel being loved by everyone here.
              I feel your love, support & prayers enveloping me with healing, strength & courage. Couldn’t get that feeling without the knowledge of your love for me. Thank you everyone.
              Bless Jehovah, O my soul.
              Even everything within me, his holy name.
              Bless Jehovah O my soul and don’t forget all his doings.
              Him who is forgiving all my error, who is healing all my maladies, who is reclaiming my life from the very pit, who is crowning me with loving kindness and mercies, who is satisfying my lifetime with what is good…
              Jehovah is executing acts of righteousness and judicial decisions for all those being defrauded…
              He has not done to us even according to our sins, nor according to our errors has he brought upon us what we deserve.
              For as the heavens are higher than the earth, his loving kindness is superior to those fearing him.
              As far off as the sunrise is from the sunset, so far off from us he has put our transgressions…
              For he himself well knows the formation of us, remembering that we are dust.
              As for mortal man, his days are like those of green grass, like a blossom in the field is the way he blossoms forth, for a mere wind has to pass over it, and it is no more, and its place will acknowledge it no further.
              But the loving kindness of Jehovah is from time indefinite to time indefinite. towards those fearing him…towards those keeping his covenant. And towards those remembering his orders so as to carry them out.
              Jehovah has very firmly established his throne in the very heavens.
              And over everything his kingship has held domination.
              Bless Jehovah O you angels of his mighty power, carrying out his word,
              By listening to the voice of his word.
              Bless Jehovah all you armies of his,
              You ministers of his doing his will.
              Bless Jehovah O my soul. Ps 103.
              The propitiary sacrifice also covers all my fears so rest assured I’m feeling far from alone my brothers & sisters. How lucky I am to know you all, through Robert who made all of this possible of course. Stay good everyone! My heart’s with all of you… :Daisy

            • Joseph Stephan

              ❤❤❤

            • 1914for100Alex

              Hi Daisy! It’s good to see you “out and about” again 🙂 You’re always in our prayers and I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say we’re lucky to know you too! We’re here for you whenever you need us. There always seems to be someone around, even though we’re scattered all over the world. I’m actually starting to think you Brits never sleep because you guys are six hours ahead of me, and some of you are always here, even when I’m posting in the evening lol. Stay strong Daisy. Keep fighting and know we’re praying daily for you. Can’t wait to meet you some day. When I imagine paradise, part of what I imagine is all of us friends here on e-Watchman setting a certain time aside each year (hopefully even less depending on the logistics) and getting together in person. Wouldn’t that be great? 🙂

            • Arvid Fløysand

              As the saying goes:blood is thicker than water…but for us it even goes further than that since we understand the true meaning of Jesus offer by HIS blood.HE was and is our greatest teacher who learned us how to love each other …Family-bond can be very strong…but the spiritual family-bond is way more stronger…YES indeed we are very lucky to have such a joyful and loving/caring bunch of fine brothers and sisters to walk together with…with this spesial bond between us…nothing can take us apart from each other ore from Jehova and Jesus who learned us all about this strongest beautiful force in all universe …the purest true love..lets grab on to this “rope”of love and to each other and Jesus is strong enough to pull us all the way in to the new paradise world…if we manage to hold on to this “rope”…Dont let go and we will all be there on the other side…much love..shalom

            • Beverly kenyon

              Yeah, 1914, that would be great…so long as we keep holding tightly onto that ‘rope’ and let Jesus pull us safely into the Paradise. Cocheta can hold on to me cos her legs might give out! Reading these two posts by you and Arvid has really boosted my mood as it’s got to be the grimmest, gloomy day here in dark Manchester…so grim!

            • Daisy

              Yes great! Sounds like a plan x

            • Southern ShaSha

              Dear Daisy, always a pleasant surprise when I see you pop on site. I feel as thoughI know you personally by the huge encouragement you give to others. Your love and devotion toward JEHOVAH and His Son JESUS is apparent in the strength, courage and your unending endurance.you are an amazing example to all.

              Sending my love, thoughts and prayers!
              Joyce

            • Daisy

              Hello Joyce….its you! I’ve been falling asleep a lot lately so S.Sha Sha snuck in quietly behind my back. ..
              I definitely couldn’t be any of those kind words you address to me without my knowing how much you are all thinking and praying for me so much…all the time. I’m so proud to be part of our tiny community as I’ve never ever experienced so much love from Jehovah’s witnesses. Haha. Everybody’s love benefits me in my healing, and I’m so grateful to experience that… My love to you all…Daisy

            • Joseph Stephan

              ❤ ❤

    • Cocheta

      Welcome, Rynda, great to meet you. Joseph Stephan saved you a seat next to our Norwegian, but that is actually mine because Arvid saves all the fresh yogurt with rips (redcurrants) for me, but you are welcome to sit next to me LOL

      I miss the CBS in homes too, we had a fantastic study elder when I was in S Ireland & we had cakes after & chatted for ages…those were the days when the truth was really comfortable!
      Stick around with us & don’t be a stranger, it’s fun here. Agape xoxoxo

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Hello Rynda and welcome nice to have you visit .
      when I was reading your comment I couldn’t help but to think of this article and thought you might find it to be an interesting read.

      The Stumbling.
      Excerpt:
      Oftentimes the stumbling blocks come from outside the congregation in the form of outright persecution or subtle family opposition. In his illustration of the sower and the seed, Jesus illustrated how some individuals may initially accept the truth with joy and continue “for a time, and after tribulation or persecution has arisen on account of the word he is at once stumbled.” For a fact, millions of people around the world have studied with Jehovah’s Witnesses and have believed it to be the truth, not a few even becoming Witnesses themselves, but because of having no depth of knowledge or appreciation, they are unable or unwilling to stand up to the inevitable ridicule and persecution that comes upon anyone who endeavors to take a genuine stand for the truth.

      Unfortunately, though, many of the stumbling blocks come from within the congregations in the form of unkindnesses and thoughtless, unchristian behavior on the part of brothers. It is especially difficult to deal with such acts on the part of men in authority. Those stumbled by such things usually reason to themselves that ‘if this is the way people act in the truth then this cannot be the truth.’ Such reasoning, however, does not take into account that the Christian Greek Scriptures warn Christians to be on guard against stumbling over the faults of others. Christians need to be realistic in that respect and recognize that there are a lot of problems, even in the truth, especially if one is prone to look for the faults of others.
      Read more> https://e-watchman.com/the-stumbling/

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Dear Respected Sister Rynda,
      Welcome to this site. I am Basavaraj form North Karnataka South India. I am a born JW. I assure that You will never be let down here in this group. Go through watchman’s website especially prophecies you will indeed find a lot of difference. Take time do slowly don’t be in hurry. Let me tell my experience. In 2010 I was about to leave the organization and turn into atheist because of my wife was/is a good woman and a daughter of the elder in my congregation I continued to go to meetings to please her. But one day I was so depressed in 2010 and just googled some where from the blue I got ewatchman’s website. I can say it was Jehovah himself who helped me to find this web site without any ones clue. First I thought Robert is another man who just condemns, but later I found it is not like any other website and I begin to digested this website finally with many emails to Robert King my faith in Jehovah and Jesus was once more restored by Robert King thus how I ended up here. From 2012 onward I am regular to meetings and field service not for the sake of my wife but to tell the truth what I learned from this site. Please don’t take the risk to do the same if you go to kingdom hall. Mine is a different story I boldly do this so it is becasue my wife’s farther that is my father-in-law and her two brothers that is my brother-in-laws are elders of my congregation they know I answer differently in the meetings but they don’t ask me anything because if they dis-fellowship me it is shame for them only because they don’t want their son-in-law to get dis fellow shipped for no serious sins other than for truth what I tell is different form the teachings of the WTS that is why they left me like this. Moreover my father-in-law is our Watch Tower Study conductor. Also they don’t want to dis fellowship me becasue they made the name of themselves in our area as well as in entire Karnataka and Tamilnadu Circuit zone by giving public discourses and offering prayers in District conventions. So if they dis-fellowship me it is a shame for them not for me. I SAID MY STORY BECAUSE I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU.
      By the by how did you get this website? First of all where are you from? Are you an ExJW? Are you feeling bad? Are you wounded by the congregation elders? Or are you deprived of love and affection from the kingdom hall? or from your own house? or from the outside world? Whatever you are where ever you are if you love Jehovah and want to be an disciple of Jesus then here is the big brotherly hug and love and affection form my heart to you dear sister irrespective of whatever ethnic back ground you come from becasue I want you to love Jehovah and Jesus. I Love the people those who love Jehovah and Jesus just like Robert King. May Jehovah bless you through Jesus now and forever
      From Basavaraj of North Karnataka

      • DA

        did you put that in the guest book?

      • Rynda

        Thank you my dear brother. You have touched my heart with your kind words. I live in Texas U.S. A. I was baptised in November 1990 in Woodland Hills, California. (The big assembly hall has since been sold) I went through a very hurtful divorce in 2007, my then spouse cheated on me with a friend and co-worker, and the only solace I got from the congregation was, that I now had more time for meetings and field service. I was further advised to ‘just get over it’ Also around this time I started asking questions that were making the brothers uncomfortable. I actually started reading the Bible, and the more I read, the more I came to realize that there were some things that the society was mistaken about. I began to miss meetings, I found that for me, going to the beach with my Bible, reading and praying made me feel closer to Jehovah God than I ever did sitting in the KH. In 2010, I met my husband and we got married. He too had been through some hard times, he was also an inactive Witness. Together, we helped each other to draw closer to our loving Heavenly Father. I think this site is going to be great! I look forward to the mental stimulation, the Scriptural discussions, and it is so refreshing that there is no backbiting here. I have seen some of the Ex-JW sites, they seem to be so full of discord and I would venture to say unhappiness. Again, thank you for your kind words. It’s good to be back among people who love Jehovah!

        • Joel

          Hi sister Rynda, this is Joel. I am so thrilled that Jehovah led you to this particular JW site. Why do I say that? Because, like you alluded, other ex-JW sites are either bitter, unhappy, or just want to bash the Society at every turn! This site is NOT like that.

          We are ALL JWs of various stations in our lives; not all of us are even inactive! I myself, for one, am in good standing in my local Chicago Congregation. I joined this E-Watchman site not to bash Bethel or call the Governing Body names (like many other “apostate sites do). No. I joined this site because Brother Robert King has “proven” himself true. Yes, his interpretation of end-time prophecy is without equal!

          The friends who are a part of this site all love Jehovah and His Son Jesus. We DO NOT deride the Faithful and Discreet Slave! No sir! But we do call then out when they are wrong, and at odds with revealed Scripture.

          Si Rynda, you have a loving spiritual family of true believers here!

  • LW

    Reading the book of Isaiah takes on a whole new meaning now.

  • Joseph Stephan

    The “sinners,” or common people, were the ones who were drawn to Jesus. They were the ones “hungering and thirsting for righteousness,” and they responded to Jesus’ message that “they will be filled.” (Matt. 5:6) How different from the proud Pharisees who did not considered themselves lacking in righteousness, and looked with contempt upon others. (John 7:47-49) The important thing to us, of course, is not how others view us, but rather what we are in God’s estimation https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2b34855e215c934ddb544efb5f1ba5e42f9f7b52bd7b9593d835d2dcc552bcf.jpg

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