Monday, January 4

Wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse.​—2 Tim. 3:13.

It is sad when humans act in a way that pleases the Devil. However, Jehovah is never blind to Satan’s tactics. He is fully aware of the pain we experience, and he can provide the comfort we need. We are blessed to serve “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” Those who have been abandoned by parents or victimized by people close to them may especially need comfort. The psalmist David knew that Jehovah is the most reliable provider of comfort. David had faith that Jehovah takes in those who have been rejected by their loved ones. How? By using his faithful human servants. Our fellow worshippers of Jehovah are our spiritual family. For instance, Jesus spoke of those who joined him in worshipping Jehovah as his brothers, sisters, and mother.​—Matt. 12:48-50w19.05 15-16 ¶8-9

The Watchtower has become so thoroughly hypocritical it is positively nauseating. It is as the prophecy states: “For their tables are full of filthy vomit —There is no place without it.” — Isaiah 28:8

Twenty years ago Barbara Anderson blew the whistle —revealing that Bethel maintained a database of over 22,000 known pedophiles. No doubt more have been added to the list over the past two decades. And those are just the known abusers. Undoubtedly there are many more undiscovered pedophiles and victims that have never come forward. Can you blame them, knowing the grilling they would surely be subjected to by the judicial apparatus? Considering, though, that each of the 22,000 pedophiles has at least one victim that means there could be many tens of thousands of abuse victims. Maybe more than 100,000.

When the epidemic of pedophilia began back about 40-50 years ago the Watchtower had a policy in place that can be summed up in one word —secrecy. The crimes committed against children were not to be publicized so as to not bring reproach on Jehovah. Elders and families of victims were ordered not to notify the police. There was no need. Jehovah will bring everything to light in due time. Just wait on Jehovah. In Australia, for example, a government commission brought to light that over a thousand children had been sexually abused and not one case was reported to the authorities.

And to make sure secrecy prevails, the Watchtower’s lawyers have made secret backroom deals, also known as out-of-court settlements, where victims have been paid damages and bound with gag orders to ensure their silence —to protect Jehovah’s name from reproach, of course. (The Atlantic – A Secret Database of Child Abuse)

Then you have the lying denials. Like the blustering buffoon, Stephen Lett, who scolded the Bethel family for believing false stories and “apostate-driven lies” that Jehovah’s organization is permissive towards pedophiles. Truly, there is no place, no table spared, from the vomitus pronouncements of the drunkards of Ephraim.

And then you have this revolting regurgitation dripping from the Watchtower article on which the day’s text is based, entitled: Providing Comfort for Victims of Abuse.

“So it is all too easy for devious abusers to deceive children. Abusers teach children dangerous lies, such as the idea that the child is to blame, that the abuse must be kept secret, that no one will listen or care if the child reports the abuse, or that sexual acts between an adult and a child are actually normal expressions of sincere love.”

According to Stephen Lett, there are no child abuse victims to comfort. It is all false stories and lies made up by apostates. If anyone is hard on pedophiles it is Jehovah’s organization. Poor Stephen Lett. Meanwhile, you have lawyers gagging victims, legally binding them to perpetual silence; you have elders bullying abuse victims into silence, and out of the other side of their mouth the Watchtower condemns the silence. All truth-loving persons ought to be sickened by such rank apostasy and gaslighting. 

How many of the tens of thousands of abuse victims were disbelieved by the elders? How many have suffered in silence and gone uncomforted? How many victims were scolded and threatened with disfellowshipping if they dared to speak about the crimes committed against them? Like Erica Rodriguez, who was repeatedly molested by an elder and then pressured by other elders not to report the crime. Brave Erica refused to be cowed by Bethel’s lawyers and reported the crime. Her abuser was convicted and sentenced.

Now the Watchtower is the protector and champion of the abused? Bethel’s hypocrisy has reached heaven high. Surely the God of truth and justice is aware of the putrid stench of the Watchtower’s systemic hypocrisy.

The drunken babblers of Bethel are surely right about one thing though:  wicked men and imposters are about to come to their well-deserved end. All indications are that the great crash is nearly upon us. Then the question posed by Jehovah will be forced upon the dictators of Sodom: “Woe to those who enact harmful regulations, who constantly draft oppressive decrees, to deny the legal claim of the poor, to deprive the lowly among my people of justice, making widows their spoil and fatherless children their plunder! What will you do on the day of reckoning, when destruction comes from afar? To whom will you flee for assistance, and where will you leave your wealth?” — Isaiah 10:1-3

Indeed, what will you do on the day of reckoning? The Watchtower has not only denied the legal claim of the thousands of abuse victims, but they are also plundering all of the “poor” who have devoted their money and labor to provide places of worship —kingdom halls, which Bethel is in the process of selling off by the hundreds. Counting the liquidation of headquarters facilities in Brooklyn and London the Watchtower is sitting on a pile of cash. Probably billions of dollars. The question is most relevant —Where will you leave your wealth?

Yes, the day of reckoning is nearly upon us. Jehovah’s avenger is coming like a storm. All that we know as “normal” is going to be overturned. Whatever wealth people imagine they have is going to vanish. Money is simply going to cease to hold any value. Indeed, to whom will you flee for assistance?

Soon wicked men and imposters will come to their end. No more fake anointed. No more phony apostles. No more peasants masquerading as kings. No more nauseating hypocrisy. Jehovah’s judgment is coming. “Nothing remains except to crouch among the prisoners or to fall among the slain. In view of all this, his anger has not turned back, but his hand is still stretched out to strike.” — Isaiah 10:4

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