reply to post by illece
Here. I mean, I am trying to be a good Witness, but were all imperfect.
I had noticed illece on another thread you mentioned slipping up and looking at anti witnesses websites, and that caused you to questions some of your
I am only recently reinstated, but before I made the decision to return after 12 years, I looked quited a bit for anti-witness information, and what I
came accrose generally had such a tone that it was obvious to me most of it came from people who we unhappy about being disciplined for unrepentant
actions, and seemed as the type to not be able to take responsibilty for their actions, ya know, the kind that try to say its always somebody else's
There was also stuff about early witnesses, and the possible backgrounds of early presidents, date making, personally I chalked those things up to the
Bible Students being just that, and as they dug deeper and came to more accurate understandings, they progressed spiritually. The organization of
Jehovahs' Witnesses today is not that of the Bible Students from begining of the last centurey or of the centurey before that, although the thirst
for knowledge and truth certainly is still the same.
The other type of material I came accross was based on doctrinal teachings...based on your knowledge of the bible does the trinity ring true to you?
Does the teaching that there is only a heavenly hope sound right? How about there being a hell?
Anyways, with regards your looking into other things and finding something that didn't settle well with you, pick an elder in your hall , make some
time, tell him your concerns and where you got the information from.
I know, maybe you feel "guilty" or may be afraid you'll be in "trouble", but I am sure the elders will only reassure you and probably comend you
for testing things. And if there is ir-refutable evidence that Jehovah's Witnesses are bearing false teachings or unduely cruel, or whatever, then
by all means inform the world!
But most importantly, talk to someone at your hall about it, take the time and do the reasearch to test out the claims whatever they may be.