You don't hear about Jehovah's Witnesses in the media that often if at all. They do exist and they are becoming a widely accepted religion. I was
born into a JW family and continued showing interest in the religion as I got older. A growing problem within the JW congregations (churches) is the
younger ones who do some sort of wrongful act that is against the pre-set rules. This can be anything but not limited to smoking, drugs, alcohol or
At the age of 16 I had become our congregations youngest Ministerial Servant. There are two "ranks" in a congregation. Ministerial Servant and
Elder. I'll link sources to various bits of information at the end of this post.
When I turned 17 I had started to slowly drift away from my duties as a MS and the Elders took quick notice of this. I was called in to have a meeting
with the Elders and other MS. The Elders were sending one MS and one Elder to Bethel. Bethel is basically the JW HQ. I was chosen along with the Elder
who recommended I should be appointed MS. I had known him for my entire life and felt more calm about heading to Bethel after my recent divided
attention towards congregation duties. I must mention that by this time I had started to actually read what JW's are all about despite being born
into the religion. The Internet was my source for much of the information I researched. I didn't have many doubts at that point in time regarding the
beliefs. While I did read some disturbing information and rumors, I tried to push them aside and let Jehovah strengthen me with "power that is beyond
normal" to get through this.
My first week at Bethel was very pleasant. I learned so much from the brothers and sisters there. I even got to meet several "144,000". A few around
my own age! This is great I thought. These young brothers and sisters can help get me through this moment of doubt and lack of attention. I was more
excited now. Everyone there was very nice and polite. Humbling and modest. Most JW's are. "144,000" or not.
(side note: please excuse any grammars or anything that doesn't quite make sense, I'm very tired as of typing this. thank you for understanding.)
Move ahead two weeks from the initial week. This is now my third week at Bethel. The night before my third week there I had a strange dream. I've
never had one quite like it at that point in my life. Elders and MS were present in a dark room. The atmosphere felt very uneasy. I felt fear and
terror. I woke soon after. I shrugged it off without a second thought. It's just a dream I told myself. My mind was just overactive I told myself.
When we headed to sleep on the third week I had decided to stay awake and roam about the various buildings and rooms that were connected in tunnels
and sky walks. I had no intentions. I was just wandering about and checking everything out. I had found it was much more empty than the other nights.
Security guards were roaming the halls which isn't unusual. In fact, one of them asked if I was lost and looking for the Elders. I told him I was not
lost but asked about the Elders. He shook his head and waved with his hand to follow him. We walked for some time it seemed. In one of the main
hallways was what appeared to be a small crack in the wall. Come to find out it was not just a crack in the wall but instead a door that is opened by
pushing and holding that area for a few brief seconds. Stairs led down and the guard waved me on. I told him thank you and slowly made my way down the
stairs. The walls and flooring wasn't like the style in the main areas. The walls were white and the floor was a very smooth marble. Looked like
something from a movie.
What I heard next is something I thought I would never hear. What I saw still "haunts" me to this day. The Elders were there. My friend and mentor
was also present. The chanting was surreal. They spoke in tongues and often mentioned "power beyond what is normal" and chanted more frequently
about the "144,000".
"Our lord, we your faithful servants, doing your will, commanding your slaves, bring you offerings of the apostates who spoil your name, hear us
lord, fill us with power that is beyond normal, let us perform acts through your power"
Jehovah's Witnesses are not what they appear to be. When I left for home. I committed acts against the religion such as drugs, sex and drinking. I
was disfellowshipped. Exiled from my family. Forgotten. We often talk of the Illuminati or Freemasons. Or any other countless societies. This too is
one to add to that list. While they maintain an image to is positive and pure to "the slaves", they also maintain something far more insidious
behind closed doors.
I have to stop here. I am far too tired to continue right now. I will be replying to posts and adding more to what I've found tomorrow. For now I ask
you to comment and let me know if you've ever experienced anything similar or heard about strange things.
Elders Secret Handbook
Official JW Website