Jehovah’s Witnesses: Free Bible Study? How Much Does It Really Cost?

Free Bible Study

How many times has a Jehovah’s Witness gone door-to-door offering the Watchtower and Awake! Magazines and boldly proclaiming that they offer free home Bible studies. It’s way too many times to count.

They often brag about not paying tithes to the organization and are quick to point the finger and judge parishioners belonging to other denominations that follow this practice.

Yet, most Jehovah’s Witnesses have not taken the time to do any real comparisons to other religions. They have failed to look at their own surroundings and realize that while they are walking around proclaiming that everything is FREE, they are actually investing more than 10% of their earnings to the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society. In many cases, individuals are not earning anything at all and are working to enrich the Society at their own expense, gaining very little in return.

As critical thinkers, we encourage you to do your research about the religion known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. You will discover that from its very foundation, it looks like, walks like and talks like a book publishing corporation.

 

 

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses – Blood Guilty? Part Two

Blood Part Two

In this podcast, special correspondent, Mark Martin continues with JT and Daniel in their discussion on Blood Fractions and Blood Transfusions.

Blood is living tissue. Its not digested and consumed by the body such as food and alcohol. You are transplanting living tissue. The Watchtower, as usual, uses a false analogy that is totally debunked in this video. Transfusing blood into the body is not the same as eating blood because the blood is not digested and consumed by the body. Its like having an organ transplant in a liquid form. Using your critical thinking skills can save your life. As mentioned in the video, if a teaching is right on a Monday but changes on a Wednesday (flip flop) you have to ask the critical thinking questions.

To learn more about Mark Martin, visit his Web Site at http://www.reasoningwithjehovahswitnesses.com

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Jehovah’s Witness Women, Second Class Citizens?

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March is Women’s History Month and this video is dedicated to all of the ladies in the JW and EXJW communities.

Women: Brilliant Minds, but why Second?

This podcast features a variety of women from around the world providing their own perspective on what it was like being a female in the Jehovah’s Witness community. They share their thoughts on what it means to feel like a second-class citizen. They discuss everything from being asked to clean the men’s bathroom and being dismissed by the circuit overseer to being humiliated by the head covering requirement.

Some of the ladies stated that they didn’t even realize they were being treated like a second-class citizen until after they left and began realizing the lunacy of the teachings.

JT & Lady Cee engage in real talk by discussing their own personal issues with how women were treated in the organization. Looking back, JT agrees that the teachings were definitely insane.

Most women in the organization fall in line with the Watchtower’s teachings because they believe it is a commandment from God. They become immune to the mistreatment and their mind adjusts thus allowing them to believe it’s normal.

Featured guests include:

Constance Strickland – The Strickland Chronicles Family
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzEElyVvRq-LDO3v84WzTQ

Susan Gaskin – https://www.youtube.com/user/sudsybubble

Melissa – Apt 215 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-mCmzmyfd8EiNhb8USMN5g

Carrie Bee, Author – Paradise Bound
https://www.youtube.com/user/um4real

Monique – Free Monique
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0LdEPaCS15JnXEcHDa3BXg

Sylviane Nuccio
Living Now
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiR1ENB-iT-nKUAppzkaMSw

Katja – Living the Second Chance
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSAcXq1WNzRbxdjfY2AYQSA

Jehovah’s Witnesses & International Inconsistencies – Double Standards

Jehovah's Witness Double Standards

Malawi Vs. Mexico

Jehovah’s Witnesses are proud to tell others that they live by the same teachings all over the world. Yet, after leaving the religion and doing our research, we discovered that this is certainly not the case.

We can recall hearing about the brothers and sisters in Malawi when the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society initiated a letter writing campaign to the Malawian government in the 1970’s. It wasn’t until after reading Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz that we realized that the friends in Malawi were experiencing successive waves of vicious attacks and acts of brutality by savage mobs for many years before it came to our attention in the United States.

There were reports of Malawian families losing their homes in destructive fires, women being sexually violated by multiple men, suffering from miscarriages. Still others were being violently tormented and brutally beaten and savagely killed.

Their offense? Refusal to purchase a 25 cent political party card because according to the Watchtower Society it was tantamount to being unfaithful to God. According to Franz, “the issue hinged on the fact that the card was a “political” card representing membership in a “political” party. Because, of course, to a Jehovah’s Witness, the word “political” has a bad connotation.

Yet, there was an issue unfolding in Mexico at the same time. While the Watchtower Society was refusing the brothers in Malawi to purchase a political card, they were allowing the brothers in Mexico to bribe the Mexican officials by purchasing the an “Identity Cartilla for Military Service” in order to escape military service.

 

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The Role of the Circuit Overseer – Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Role of the Circuit Overseer

According to JW.org, the circuit overseers were formerly known as Circuit Servants; Servants to the Brethren; Zone Servants; Regional Servants; Regional Service Directors; Pilgrims; Tower Tract Society Representatives. Yet, they used to have men in place known as district overseers, but they no longer exist within the organization. This title was done away with some years ago and these men lost their jobs of oversight.

Interestingly, if these terms are Biblical as they assert, they would never be able to do away with them. For example, the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society compares their work to that of Barnabas and the apostle Paul by referring to them as traveling overseers, visiting the early congregations.

Yet, it is a well-known fact that the role of the circuit overseer is to check up on congregation activity in the circuit to monitor their field service activity, check up on the financial status, ensure that elders are carrying out their responsibilities and appoint ministerial servants and elders in the congregation.

When the apostle Paul went about his traveling work, he did not check up on how much time was spent in the field ministry because there was no such thing as counting time in the Bible.

This podcast helps viewers to understand the true role of the circuit overseer by encouraging them to think critically and to recognize that these roles are man-made, middle management positions.

Jehovah’s Witnesses: The Serious Impact of Shunning

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Shunning is one of the most powerful tools that Jehovah’s Witnesses use against former members. It completely disproves the adage that blood is thicker than water. Sadly, mother’s will not speak to their children and vice versa. This video examines several cases of shunning. It offers suggestions on how to turn the “lemon” known as shunning into lemonade.

We want to thank Bethany and Jon, fellow exjw youtube’s for appearing as guests on the program offering advice on how they are handling being shunned.

Bethany STOP THE SHUNNING
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOvlt45cFL6LKNWWbvfxbsA

Jon EXJW ANALYZER
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkPH9jr2ly1AHm_10MOdQsQ

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