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So I'm thinking of becoming a Jehovah's Witnesses.

 
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You cannot come to know God on your own... you need the church.. thanks to whom God has given us his Word and his sacraments through a 2000 year preserved history of tradition and apostolic succession... dont wander on your own.. you cant love by yourself.. so in the same way you need the community of the church to know Christ fully....
DO NOT join a SECT like the Jehovah's... stick with the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church!

PEace be with you!
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I have felt the need to go to a Church for fellowship and I have been talking to Jehovah's Witnesses.

I have heard their side of the story, can anyone give me a reason not to become one?


I have been a free agent all my life, meaning I have a personal relationship with God and have never allowed religion to interfere with that but I feel as though God wants me to find others like me.

What do you think?
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Find a Bible teaching church that worships on God's TRUE Sabbath, Saturday!
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Thats what I love about this world..so many different CULTS out there just ITCHING to control your life..fuck your mind..and empty your wallet.
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So how long have you been a schizophrenic?
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So how long have you been a schizophrenic?
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My family is Jehovah Witness. I was raised as one. JWs are basically not allowed to think for themselves. You are obligated to only associate with them because everyone outside of the kingdom hall are evil people. My family has hearts of gold and that can be contributed to being a JW. But they are so set in their ways, that they cant see past their own watchtowers. If you screw up, they announce it to the WHOLE congregation and no one is allowed to associate with you from that point forward. I have come to see, that you can have a GREAT relationship with god, without a cult, i mean church telling you what to believe and feel. Look inside yourself to find GOD. Church only takes you further away from having a personal relationship with god. At least, if you are a JW. Thats my 2cent.
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Well I attended a bible study with them and they seem sincere in there beliefs.

They do practices what they preach, which cant be said about a lot of other religions.

But..

I did feel as though something was not right. Like a gazelle talking to a lion.

I cant get over the fact that they excommunicate someone for doing something wrong and that they have their own version of the Bible.

To answer Apollyon, I am not going to become a member.

So my quest continues...

I can't shake this feeling.
It's all about slim chances but a slim chance is better than none.
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when you are studying with them, they LOVE BOMB you. That is how they get you to take an oath to their organization at baptisim. You have to give an oath to them before baptism, which means they now own your thoughts. Here are the vows.

On the basis of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, have you repented of your sins and dedicated yourself to Jehovah to do his will?

Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in association with God's spirit-directed organization?

the bible says:

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

it does not say..Gods's spirit- directed organization of man made thoughts. They are claiming themselves and their organization as the HOLY SPIRIT...thus denying the True "HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH".
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why become anything? i hate religion...its always i read a book and became a christian... live and love life be a good person.. do great things and dont worry about the religion race for awhile.. for real.. use your mind rather then be manipulated into these "cults" i love all people..if i go to hell or purgatory that is "Gods" decision.. as i am here now on this planet i do not worry about or keep up with stupidity and manipulation.. not convicting yourself to a religion or group shows true strength
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[link to silentlambs.org] Think again please...I left this cult at age 18, RUN before they can suck you in! ohno
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I asked a friend of mine what happens when they excommunicate someone. She said that they have to cut them out of their life's and never speak to them again or until they repent and talk to the elders.

She said that one of her best friend was excommunicated and that she was banned from talking her. Seems cold hearted to me.
It's all about slim chances but a slim chance is better than none.
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Become a unitarian, at least they are for the most part not judgemental bigots.
"I may not agree with what you say, but I would defend to the death your right to say it." Voltaire

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I asked a friend of mine what happens when they excommunicate someone. She said that they have to cut them out of their life's and never speak to them again or until they repent and talk to the elders.

She said that one of her best friend was excommunicated and that she was banned from talking her. Seems cold hearted to me.
 Quoting: WTF Paco


Sounds like you're starting to see the true picture. My sister was disfellowshipped at age 16 when she was raped and became pregnant. If at any time she could have used the empathy of the church, this was it. But instead they shunned her. Too sad. verysad
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I asked a friend of mine what happens when they excommunicate someone. She said that they have to cut them out of their life's and never speak to them again or until they repent and talk to the elders.

She said that one of her best friend was excommunicated and that she was banned from talking her. Seems cold hearted to me.
 Quoting: WTF Paco


Sounds like you're starting to see the true picture. My sister was disfellowshipped at age 16 when she was raped and became pregnant. If at any time she could have used the empathy of the church, this was it. But instead they shunned her. Too sad. verysad
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Re: So I'm thinking of becoming a Jehovah's Witnesses.
I have felt the need to go to a Church for fellowship and I have been talking to Jehovah's Witnesses.

I have heard their side of the story, can anyone give me a reason not to become one?


I have been a free agent all my life, meaning I have a personal relationship with God and have never allowed religion to interfere with that but I feel as though God wants me to find others like me.

What do you think?
 Quoting: WTF Paco


You're better off sticking to being the "free agent" and finding others like yourself. Stay out of the Churches, they will brain wash you with pure BS. Christ NEVER taught in a church...
I love physics. It bonds us eternally, it's what makes our computers work, it's what's in my morning cup of coffee, it's the thing that keeps the universe from vanishing due to lack of belief...
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acts 17:24

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.

Acts 14:15 "Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.


Just ask GOD alone to teach you everything personally through the spirit of truth, and He will .
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john 4:24
For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."


Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
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[link to silentlambs.org] Think again please...I left this cult at age 18, RUN before they can suck you in! ohno
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Galations 5:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
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1,000's of religions all seperating us, which is truth?

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You cannot come to know God on your own... you need the church.. thanks to whom God has given us his Word and his sacraments through a 2000 year preserved history of tradition and apostolic succession... dont wander on your own.. you cant love by yourself.. so in the same way you need the community of the church to know Christ fully....
DO NOT join a SECT like the Jehovah's... stick with the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church!

PEace be with you!
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Like our Canadians cousins from the north would say

Doing a little recruiting on GLP, EH!!!
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Lock the doors burn all the churches and secret societies and save the world
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You cannot come to know God on your own... you need the church.. thanks to whom God has given us his Word and his sacraments through a 2000 year preserved history of tradition and apostolic succession... dont wander on your own.. you cant love by yourself.. so in the same way you need the community of the church to know Christ fully....
DO NOT join a SECT like the Jehovah's... stick with the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church!

PEace be with you!
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DO NOT WALK but RUN from that CULT! You will be very sorry! It looks like a shiny new penny but over time it will destroy you!
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Re: So I'm thinking of becoming a Jehovah's Witnesses.
I have felt the need to go to a Church for fellowship and I have been talking to Jehovah's Witnesses.

I have heard their side of the story, can anyone give me a reason not to become one?


I have been a free agent all my life, meaning I have a personal relationship with God and have never allowed religion to interfere with that but I feel as though God wants me to find others like me.

What do you think?
 Quoting: WTF Paco


Dont do it, They are a cult and will tear apart your family ! They are hostile and trained like the CIA and FBI if you ever tried to leave them. Theyve been known to wiretap their own members and they keep files on everyone too.

Be a Gnostic instead

Google GNOSTICISM or GNOSTIC Christian and let the TRUE education begin

Or become a Rosicrucian.

 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINATI


This. I'm studying the Rosicrucians right now and feel like I have learned more in just a few weeks than in all my past years of spiritual study combined.
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Do you think the Watch Tower out of Brooklyn NY is OK. If you do I have a bridge I want to sell you.
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PERSONALLY I CANT THANK JEHOVAH ENOUGH FOR BEING CANADIAN.
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I was a witness for 20 years, I left because I didn't have a deep love for it, I do not resent it or regret it. My family and my spouses family still have a very good relationship with me.

Whatever choice you make, let love be your only deciding factor. If you join any religion do not let fear or guilt have any influence on you.

I don't believe we make any bad choices if we learn from them, so if you join (get baptized, remember you are only a witness if you publicly sybolize your dedicate to Jehovah through baptism) and decide to choose a new path, you have only arrived there because of the previous choices.

Life is fractal.

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