During the time I was at Bethel, the Watchtower’s legal department opened our mail. Mainly, they looked for certain type of mail that bethelites received from the county pertaining to jury duty. As a faithful member of the organization, I never stopped to think that they were actually violating my rights as a citizen. In fact, in certain countries and the United States where I reside, it is illegal to open another person’s mail.
It’s amazing how we placed a lot of trust in the organization, not realizing that many times they violate our rights.
It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to tell you that trusting your gut instinct is what keeps many people alive with the ability to steer free from harm. Despite what people tell you, there is nothing like listening to your inner voice. You know, the voice that tells you that something does feel right or something is wrong but you just cannot put your finger on it.
Unfortunately, being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses makes it difficult for individuals to see through the problems that are starring them in the face. Why? Because they are told that Jehovah God will clean out his organization and all you need to do is remain strong and be faithful and to continue putting up with the unloving attitudes and behaviors you experience in the congregation.
The Watchtower organization constantly feeds its members with the adage that this is the only true religion and how being part of this group serves as a protection, is what keeps most of its members in check. It’s the fear of the unknown that keeps individuals bound to the teachings of this religion. It took me a long time to wake up because the indoctrination was deeply ingrained in me from an early age and I had the nagging feeling that this is the truth. However, it was not until I had the courage to go against the admonition of this religion and began doing outside research, something that is not approved by the Watchtower, when I began to see the real truth about what I was being taught.
I invite you to toss FEAR, OBLIGATION & GUILT out of the window and do your research…you will truly find happiness when you unload the burdens of the Watchtower from your life.
Sadly, for the past 140 years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been walking the earth preaching that the end of the world is near. In fact, throughout the lifespan of past presidents of the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society, they have published countless books, magazines, and leaflets and instilling in the minds of their members that this information was lifesaving and important to distribute to individuals in their communities. Unfortunately, not one book that was published by a past president of this corporation is in existence today.
In some instances, if brothers were to reference certain material from old publications, they could be reprimanded or even accused of apostacy. Why? Because such teachings are considered “old” light which has been replaced by “new” light. And to think that people put their lives at risk to smuggle Watchtower’s into countries where the work was banned and some 40, 50, and 60 years later, those publications are not worth the paper they were printed on. Too bad that many people died believing this was the truth and sacrificed their lives by using their time to further the beliefs of an organization that keeps on changing like the wind.
This podcast provides some thought-provoking statements that really makes you think about the decisions you are making and to start doing some serious soul searching. In fact, the Watchtower Society keeps its members so busy that they do not have time to sit back and meditate on the things they are being taught.
We encourage you to take a few moments to think about your life, how you are spending your time, and examine the things you are being taught. Do your research…in another 10 to 15 years, you’ll be glad that you did!
Did you know that the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society holds special schools for couples? In this video, we warmly welcome Paul to share his story about what it was like to attend the Watchtower Couples School. Paul is a former elder and Bethelite and has served at several Watchtower branches.
In this podcast, JT & Paul reminisce about what it was like being at Bethel and their Jehovah’s Witness wakeup call about Bethel not being anything special. In fact, being at Bethel allowed them to a lot of things about the organization that the average Jehovah’s Witness will never see.
During their Bethel entrance school, they were quickly told that they were not special. So, don’t be walking around thinking that you are the cream of the crop.
They also briefly touch on a few experiences about the role of elders and how the culture of the organization is what drives the actions of those in positions of authority.
Did you know that Jehovah’s Witnesses have an exclusive group within their membership known as regular pioneers? This man-made title is not found in the scriptures, yet they are elevated within the group as being more spiritually minded than those members that choose not to serve in this capacity.
In this podcast, JT, Lady Cee and Paul discuss how the Watchtower creates these titles to make people feel special. In turn, they also create special schools and training events which are nothing more than reading old Watchtower and Awake! magazines and basic instruction they can learn at the local Kingdom Hall.