Leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses: “Religion is a Snare and a Racket”

Leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses: “Religion is a Snare and a Racket”


Hello, my name is Eric Wilson. Here’s the scenario. Let’s say you have a Bible study with, say,
a Catholic. You show him from Scripture that the Trinity,
hellfire, and the immortality of the human soul are false teachings. (Yes, I believe the Trinity, hellfire, and
the immortal soul are all false teachings. Some of you will disagree with me on that,
but bear with me. We’ll get into those topics on another occasion.) So you ask your Catholic student if it makes
sense to remain in a religion that teaches false doctrine, and he answers, “Maybe the
Church is wrong about some Bible teachings, but it’s not for me to interpret Scripture. Christ appointed the Pope as his Faithful
and Discreet Slave, so if he’s wrong, it’s up to Jesus to correct him.” Later in your study, you come to the question
of neutrality-that Christians are to be no part of the world. Maybe you even discuss the United Nations
Organization as the wicked wild beast of Revelation, pointing out that the Catholic Church is a
member of the organization. Your Bible student agrees, but states that
it is important to wait on God, to give him time to fix the Church. In a final effort, you talk about the scandal
of child sexual abuse within the church, and how the the leadership of the Church covered
up these crimes and did not report them to the authorities. That should do it, you think. Yet, he remains unmoved. He dismisses these claims as exaggerations
and attacks on the Church by haters and opposers. Pedophiles are everywhere he counters, but
the church’s mishandling is not due to wickedness, but just the imperfection of men. When you push him a bit more to reason on
these things, he says, “Remember, God has chosen the Catholic Church as his earthly
organization. It is the oldest Church. The first Church. If the Church hadn’t been preaching the good
news around the world, we would not now have a third of the world declaring itself as Christian. Surely this could not have been accomplished
without God’s blessing!” Do you think the false teachings of the Church
of Rome are merely a question of good-hearted men who, through imperfection, have made some
mistakes? When a true lover of Christ makes a mistake
that results in teaching some falsehood, or in conduct that is unbecoming of a follower
of Christ, how does he react when another Christian points out his error? Does he correct his teaching, and/or apologize
for his misconduct? Does he takes steps to correct himself and
undo the damage caused? Or does he lash out against the one who lovingly
corrected him, calling him names to discredit him? Does he persecute that one trying to set him
straight? If the latter, then it is not imperfection
at work, but wickedness. Witnesses condemn all other religions as forming
part of Babylon the Great, because they teach false doctrines, engage in sinful conduct,
and persecute true worshippers. (Jeremiah 51:45; Revelation 18:4)
But what happens when we put the shoe on the other foot? What response do we get when we apply the
exact same reasoning-every last point of it-to the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses? I got an email recently from a reader detailing
his discussion-it went on for 45 pages-with a long-time friend who is an elder. When confronted with Scriptural reasoning
and hard evidence that the Organization teaches false doctrine , has violated Christian neutrality
by a 10-year affiliation in the UN, and has failed to report thousands of suspected and
confirmed pedophiles to the authorities, this elder’s response was almost verbatim to what
I’ve heard personally in my discussions with friends. Here are a few excerpts. “Why are you not with Jehovah’s spirit-led
organized people for his name anymore.” “I will continue to feed from the Faithful
Slave.” “Yes, I have many questions like you, but
I patiently endeavour to wait for the answers as they come from the right channel, the Faithful
Slave. It’s all about obedience to God-given authority
and the headship arrangement.” “I’ve come across many apostates that spent
so much time researching our material so as to strike the hand that fed them like serpents.” “Try and see that this is a fast-moving organization
as it must gather all righteously disposed for everlasting life.” “Suppose I abandon the worldwide Christian
congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses today, what would I become?” “Back in the times of Israel, if I left Jehovah,
I would be termed apostate just as were the Jews each time they abandoned Jehovah.” “So, who are Jehovah’s witnesses today? Tell me that there’s a religion out there
who bear God’s name and who a re not Trinitarian. Who do not believe in Hell, eternal torment,
or immortality of the soul? Do you know of any followers of Jesus who
do not believe in the trinity? Who believe that Jesus actually is the Son
of Jehovah and that Jesus is obedient to the Father and does only what the Father wills.” “What is the point of quoting stuff from the
WT or scripture to prove that the only instrumentality used on earth to further God’s will is untrustworthy.” “Do you think that God is pleased with Babylon
the great. Why the warning to get out of her?” In the mind of most Jehovah’s Witnesses it
boils down to this: We can’t be wrong, because we are the chosen of God, and because we are
the chosen of God, we must be right. And round and round we go. This reminds me of the scene from a classic
Walter Matthau film, A New Leaf. Jehovah’s Witnesses are trying to cash a cheque
on an empty bank account. They fail every criterion that they themselves
have laid down to evaluate whether a religion is true or false, approved by God or condemned
by Him. Yet they still believe that God will cash
their cheque. If you are watching this video, you have probably
come to the realization that the Organization’s spiritual bank account is empty and their
cheque is NSF. We might compare ourselves to an animal that
has just freed himself from a trap, a snare. Hmm… Back in 1938, the third president of the Watchtower
Bible & Track Society (WBTS), J.F. Rutherford, launched a preaching campaign with the slogan,
“Religion Is a Snare and a Racket. You may find fault with much of what Rutherford
taught and did, but on this one item, I think we can find agreement. Well, almost… Rutherford didn’t apply this aphorism to the
organization he had just created. In a classic example of projection, he accused
all others of the very thing he was guilty of. But everyone could see that Jehovah’s Witnesses
were just as much a religion as was any other denomination; so after he died, the publications
made the following distinction: The Triumph of Clean, Undefiled Worship (w51
11/1 p. 658 par. 9)
“The reproach now falling on the religion of both Christendom and heathendom is therefore
not without cause; it is deserved. It was with this religion in mind that the
slogan was first raised in London, England, in 1938, “Religion is a snare and a racket. Serve God and Christ the King.” So now Witnesses speak of true religion and
false religion. I do believe that there is true worship and
false worship. However, I do not believe that the true vs.
false distinction applies to religion. I believe all religion is false and opposed
to God. I’ll attempt to explain why I take that view,
and see if you agree or not. But first, let’s break down Rutherford’s campaign
slogan. A snare is “a trap for catching birds or animals,
typically one having a noose of wire or cord.” What does a snare do? It deprives a creature of its freedom. Jesus told us that if we ‘remain in his word…we
will know the truth, and the truth will set us free.’ Religion does not set us free, but binds us
within a system of rules imposed by men. In Israel, the Governing Body of the day,
the religious leaders-priests, scribes, Pharisees-imposed many rules of men. Jesus said of them, “They bind up heavy loads
and put them on the shoulders of men, but they themselves are not willing to budge them
with their finger.” (Mt 23:4)
You have to bait a snare to get the animal to put its head or foot in the noose. There has to be something appealing about
any religion you join, some bait to get you in. It is usually based on Bible truth. The best lies are based on truth. The promise of everlasting life is very alluring. The snare is the belief that you have to obey
the rules of men and remain in the religion to gain that life. The work “racket” has a good number of diverse
meanings. You use a racket to play tennis. It can also refer to a “confused, clattering
noise or a social whirl or excitement”. However, the definition that most fits our
discussion is: a. A fraudulent scheme, enterprise, or activity
b. A usually illegitimate enterprise made workable
by bribery or intimidation c. An easy and lucrative means of livelihood. We’ve all heard the term ‘racketeering’ used
to describe the protection racket which the Mob and criminal gangs are known for, but
are we suggesting that religions are guilty of this? The Catholic church accepted money called
“indulgences” to “save” souls trapped in purgatory. Some televangelists enrich themselves through
the con of “seed money”. I could go on and on describing the many ways
religions have enhanced their power and lined their pocketbooks with fraudulent and illegitimate
rackets, but I’ll confine myself to two methods currently in use within the organization I’m
most familiar with. This week’s Watchtower Study is titled, “Buy
Truth and Never Sell It”. The message is, ‘You are in the truth if you
remain in the Organization. If you leave the Organization, you will die.’ You may say, “That sounds more like a snare
than a racket.” True, but here’s where it migrates over the
line to become a racket. What you don’t know when you join the Organization
is that if you leave, they will see to it that you are cut off from all your family
and friends. There is no Scriptural basis for that, but
it clearly fits the definition of an “illegitimate enterprise made workable by…intimidation”. Lately, another racket has been spawned. In 2012, the organization seized control of
all locally owned Kingdom hall properties and since 2016 has been selling off thousands
of them. Halls that were fully paid for and conveniently
located were sold out from under the legitimate owners, the local publishers, and these were
then required to relocate, often to distant meeting places. Their approval was not sought, nor were they
consulted; and they never saw a penny from the sale of the property. Let’s start by looking at the meaning of the
word, “religion”. Like so many common words in English, this
one has a variety of meanings and nuances. I do not want us to get lost in a fog of blurred
definitions, so for purposes of this discussion, I would like to focus on the meaning that
comes to mind most readily when we hear someone use the term. To illustrate, if a person says “I’m spiritual
but I’m not religious”, we take that to mean he or she does not belong to any particular
religion but still believes in God, at least in some vague sense. To say, “I am religious”, immediately begs
the question, “What religion do you belong to?” Merriam-Webster gives as a simple definition
of ‘religion’ “An organized system of beliefs, ceremonies,
and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods.” The key word there is “system”. Another way of putting it is , ‘a framework
of rules by which a person worships some God’. A system of worship. A framework of rules, rituals, rites, or procedures,
all to worship God supposedly in a manner God finds acceptable. But…whose rules? Whose framework? The leaders of Christendom’s churches would
say, “God’s rules as laid down in the Bible.” But if that is the case, why are there so
many different Christian religions? So much division, often resulting in hatred,
violence, even war. Jesus said:
“It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.'”” (Mt 15:9)
According to this, any system of worship crafted on the basis of the rules of men, leads to
God’s disapproval. Since all religions are based on the rules
and interpretations of men, we can simplify this statement to say, “All religion is condemned
by God.” Why? Because it replaces the rule of God with the
rule of men, and we know from Ecclesiastes 8:9 that ‘Man dominates Man to his injury.’ Do you know who agrees with me on this? (If you’re a Jehovah’s Witnesses, you’re going
to be shocked by this.) Charles Taze Russell! This here is volume 3 in the series Studies
in the Scriptures. This volume is titled Thy Kingdom Come. It was published in 1907. At that time there was no organization of
Jehovah’s Witnesses. In the decades leading up to that year, independent
groups of Bible students in various countries had gathered together to study the Bible free
from the doctrinal constraints of mainstream religions. Many used Russell’s writings as the basis
for their Bible study, though they were not restricted to those publications. Russell didn’t rule over them. He ran a publishing company and many individuals
in those congregations bought shares in that company. The beauty of this arrangement was that, while
taking the benefit of Russell’s research, any group could accept what they wanted and
reject what they didn’t. For example, Russell believed that the great
pyramid of Giza had some prophetic significance, but not everyone agreed with him. Still you could disagree with him and still
gather together and study the Bible in your particular congregation of Bible students. It was Rutherford who succeeded in putting
an end to that. Reportedly, by the 1930s, 75% of all the Bible
Student groups that had been affiliated with Russell through the WBTS left Rutherford,
but with the remaining 25% he centralized authority and created the organization we
know of today That makes what I’m about to read, while not
prophetic, certainly prescient. Let’s turn to page 181:
Let such consider that we are now in the harvest time of separation, and remember our Lord’s
expressed reason for calling us out of Babylon, namely, “that ye be not partakers of her sins.” Consider, again, why Babylon is so named. Evidently, because of her many errors of doctrine,
which, mixed with a few elements of divine truth, make great confusion, and because of
the mixed company brought together by the mixed truths and errors. And since they will hold the errors at a sacrifice
of truth, the latter is made void, and often worse than meaningless. This sin, of holding and teaching error at
the sacrifice of truth is one of which every sect of the Church nominal is guilty, without
exception. Where is the sect which will assist you in
diligently searching the Scriptures, to grow thereby in grace and in the knowledge of the
truth? Where is the sect which will not hinder your
growth, both by its doctrines and its usages? Where is the sect in which you can obey the
Master’s words and let your light shine? We know of none. I find it so sad that the organization to
which I have devoted almost the entirety of my life fits precisely with this 100-year-old
description. And now more so than ever before. You do not even have to promote teachings
that are contrary to those found in the publications. Indeed, simply asking questions is now enough
to get you invited into the back room of the Kingdom Hall to be questioned as to your loyalty
to the Governing Body. Back to the book:
If any of God’s children in these organizations do not realize their bondage, it is because
they do not attempt to use their liberty, because they are asleep at their posts of
duty, when they should be active stewards and faithful watchmen. (1 Thess. 5:5,6) Let them wake up and attempt to use
the liberty they think they possess; let them show to their fellow-worshippers wherein their
creeds fall short of the divine plan, wherein they diverge from it and run in direct opposition
to it; let them show how Jesus Christ by the favor of God tasted death for every man; how
this fact, and the blessings flowing from it, shall “in due time” be testified to every
man; how in “the times of refreshing” the blessings of restitution shall flow to the
whole human race. Let them show further the high calling of
the Gospel Church, the rigid conditions of membership in that body, and the special mission
of the Gospel age to take out this peculiar “people for his name,” which in due time is
to be exalted and to reign with Christ. Those who will thus attempt to use their liberty
to preach the good tidings in the synagogues of today will succeed either in converting
whole congregations, or else in awakening a storm of opposition. They will surely cast you out of their synagogues,
and separate you from their company, and say all manner of evil against you, falsely, for
Christ’s sake. And, in so doing, doubtless, many will feel
that they are doing God service. My, oh, my, but what far-sighted reasoning! Replace “synagogues” with “Kingdom halls”
and you have an accurate description of what the awakening Children of God are experiencing
in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses today. Continuing… Surely all know that whenever they join any
of these human organizations, accepting its Confession of Faith as theirs, they bind themselves
to believe neither more nor less than that creed expresses on the subject. If, in spite of the bondage thus voluntarily
yielded to, they should think for themselves, and receive light from other sources, in advance
of the light enjoyed by the sect they have joined, they must either prove untrue to the
sect and to their covenant with it, to believe nothing contrary to its Confession, or else
they must honestly cast aside and repudiate the Confession which they have outgrown, and
come out of such a sect. To do this requires grace and costs some effort,
disrupting, as it often does, pleasant associations, and exposing the honest truth-seeker to the
silly charges of being a “traitor” to his sect, a “turncoat,” one “not established,”
etc. When one joins a sect, his mind is supposed
to be given up entirely to that sect, and henceforth not his own. The sect undertakes to decide for him what
is truth and what is error; and he, to be a true, staunch, faithful member, must accept
the decisions of his sect, future as well as past, on all religious matters, ignoring
his own individual thought, and avoiding personal investigation, lest he grow in knowledge,
and be lost as a member of such sect. This slavery of conscience to a sect and creed
is often stated in so many words, when such a one declares that he “belongs” to such a
sect. If this not an accurate description of the
current situation within the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses, then I don’t know
what is. Rutherford was right-though not in the way
he meant-“Religion is a snare and a racket.” But he was also right about the next part
of that preaching campaign slogan: “Serve God and Christ the King.” Many Jehovah’s Witnesses who wake up continue
associating with the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They do this because of the Organization’s
racket to punish dissenters by cutting them off from family and friends. So, they remain quiet and suffer in silence. Others leave the organization but long for
the fellowship they had within the community of JWs. Some seek to find that by associating with
other religious groups. However, bear in mind that Russell’s words
still apply. What many now seek are groups of worshipers
that do not impose a system of rules. There are small nondenominational groups springing
up these days just as there were toward the end of the 19th century. As long as these groups follow the lead of
Jesus and not the doctrines of men, they are not classifiable as religions. That is good, because Hebrews 10:24, 25 commands
us to gather together, and so we should, if at all possible. But caution must always be exercised. Eventually-almost inevitably-small groups
grow and someone sees the opportunity to become a leader. The moment you start to see the interpretation
and rule of men rear its ugly head, know that the snare has been laid. Soon the racketeering will begin. Let us be guided by these words of our Lord:
“But you, do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, and all of you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on
earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called leaders, for your Leader
is one, the Christ. But the greatest one among you must be your
minister. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and
whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Mt 23:8-12)
I was asked recently, “Where do we find true religion?” The answer in my humble opinion is, “You can’t. True religion is a contradiction in terms. Religion is ultimately, the rule of men, not
God.” However, if you’re trying to find true worship,
look no further than yourself. Jesus said:
“Therefore, everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does them will be like a discreet
man who built his house on the rock. And the rain poured down and the floods came
and the winds blew and lashed against that house, but it did not cave in, for it had
been founded on the rock. Furthermore, everyone hearing these sayings
of mine and not doing them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain poured down and the floods came
and the winds blew and struck against that house, and it caved in, and its collapse was
great.”” (Mt 7:24-27)
You will notice that he does not speak of churches, congregations, organizations. He says “everyone”. This rule applies to individuals. You do not need a group to worship God. You only need Jesus. Russell had this wisdom to impart on that
subject: But no earthly organization can grant a passport
to heavenly glory. The most bigoted sectarian (aside from the
Romanist) will not claim, even, that membership in his sect will secure heavenly glory. [I might add that nevertheless, Witnesses
preach that membership in and obedience to the Organization will secure earthly glory.] All are forced to admit that the true Church
is the one whose record is kept in heaven, and not on earth. They deceive the people by claiming that it
is needful to come to Christ through them-needful to become members of some sectarian body in
order to become members of “the body of Christ,” the true Church. On the contrary, the Lord, while he has not
refused any who came to him through sectarianism, and has turned no true seeker away empty,
tells us that we need no such hindrances, but could much better have come to him direct. He cries, “Come unto me”; “take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me”; “my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and ye shall find rest
to your souls.” Would that we had given heed to his voice
sooner. We would have avoided many of the heavy burdens
of sectism, many of its bogs of despair, many of its doubting castles, its vanity fairs,
its lions of worldly-mindedness, etc. He speaks further, though unwittingly, on
the awakening we are now experiencing in the Organization. Many, however, born in the various sects,
or transplanted in infancy or childhood, without questioning the systems, have grown free in
heart, and unconsciously beyond the limits and bounds of the creeds they acknowledge
by their profession and support with their means and influence. Few of these have recognized the advantages
of full liberty, or the drawbacks of sectarian bondage. Nor was the full, complete separation enjoined
until now, in the harvest time. In other words, many like myself who have
been raised in the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses are only now coming to know the true freedom
of the Christ. However, some are still unsatisfied and want
a more definitive answer. They ask, “Where must I go to find the truth.” Such ones are not unlike the Israelites of
old who came to the prophet Samuel and insisted, “No, we are determined to have a king over
us.” (1 Sa 8:19) They are uncomfortable making
their own determination of things and want someone to lead them-someone visible, not
Jesus. To them I say, you do not find the truth. It finds you. Jesus once met a woman who, like the Jews,
thought that true worship was connected with a place. He told her:
“Believe Me, woman,…a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this
mountain nor in Jerusalem….But a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers
will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such as these to
worship Him. (John 4:21, 23)
Notice, not “with truth”, as if one has to have that to delight the Father, but “in truth”. The first refers to a possession, but the
latter to a state of mind. No one has all the truth. Indeed, the purpose of everlasting life is
the ongoing acquiring of truth about the Father and the Son. “Eternal life is to know you, the only true
God, and to know Jesus Christ, the one you sent.” (John 17:3 Contemporary English Version)
Worshiping in spirit and in truth means loving truth and yearning for more while humbly acknowledging
our own ignorance. The Father is searching for those with such
an attitude. So, in that sense, if we are seeking truth,
the truth through holy spirit will find us. Notice that those who are condemned by God
in 2 Thessalonians 2:10 are not condemned for lacking truth but for refusing to love
truth. You may be associating with a group of fellow
believers. That is good and in keeping with Hebrews 10:24,
25. However, you must never belong to that or
any other group, organization, or religion. Why? Because you, individually, already belong
to someone. You belong to the Christ, and Christ belongs
to God. If you choose to continue associating with
JW.org as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, or if you choose to associate with those of another
mainstream Christian denomination, that is your choice. Just be mindful that there will likely come
a time when your allegiance to the Christ will be tested. Jesus said:
“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father
in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also
deny him before My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32, 33)
Many who break free from the snare of religion are so disenchanted by the experience that
they lose faith in God and Christ. They are “throwing the baby out with the bathwater”? The Bible shows that there can be no true
freedom without the Christ. However, many do not believe that to be so. As a consequence, they look elsewhere for
freedom. Some become agnostic, while others become
full-on atheists. They turn to scientists who promote evolution
and scholars who teach that the Bible is just a book written by men. Paul warned the Colossians:
“Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from
human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.” (Col 2:8)
I love freedom and I no longer want to become a slave to others, be they religionists, scientists,
philosophers, conspiracy theorists or what Paul calls “the spiritual powers of this world”. Having developed the ability for critical
thinking, let us continue to exercise this power to protect ourselves from the many snares
that lie hidden out there in the world. In my next video, we’ll take a critical look
at evolution.

98 Replies to “Leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses: “Religion is a Snare and a Racket””

  1. Wow! God bless you my brother…you have now dissected the organization, and put the parts back together! I will share your video.

  2. Thank you for that explanation..
    Ijust called a sister from Spain as a reply to her message.and I told her I dis associated myself from the watchtower but not ftom Jehovah,,and she told me that probably I am listening to some negative criticismm frm others agaist the org. And I should call an Elder to help me recover my faith.
    She said that Jesus appointed the faithful and discreet slave so that it can feed us food at the proper time and we should obey the Org. blah – blah – blahatthend she said she will stop talking t me.and she sad byee–
    I tell you I wsthe one who introduce Jehovah to her, she studied get baptised , became a pioneer u til now and married to an english elder.They now serve 8n Marbella Eng. Cong in Spain.

  3. Eric what can I say, I agree 100% well almost 100% with everything you said ,except for we’re not to for sake the gathering of ourselves together. If you have seen some of my other comments I guess it was either on some of your videos or someone else’s I pretty much said the same thing that you said no true religion, only true Christians, however. I have been a JW from birth raised in the organization, it is very difficult to cut the cord, maybe one day soon I will ,maybe. I have been seeing the point you have been bringing out for a number of years and try to express those two others as best I can get away with, mostly with no avail. Jesus said ,where two or more are gathered together there he would be. You have to realize it is very difficult to worship God on your own, I need to worship with others, it is a basic need to worship together. It is very difficult to worship without support from other like-minded lovers of God, it is a natural need. You know iron sharpening iron. I have company right now But I would like to get back with my comments possibly later, again excellent video don’t let it go to your head, Ha! Ha!

  4. Well said " You do not find the truth but the truth finds you" because Jesus is the truth. He makes the choosing of his elect (John 15:16), the truth reveals to those who did not ask for him (Isa 65:1). Jesus the truth is the stone that the builders rejected Psa 118:22 "The stone that the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone" . The truth is the stumbling stone of Isa 8:14: "He will become as a sanctuary, But as a stone to strike against And as a rock to stumble over To both houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare To the inhabitants of Jerusalem."

  5. "the organization is fast moving" (JW line of reasoning as to why it's approved by God) yes….it's fast moving towards an iceberg. So thankful we can all look to Jesus and walk on water.

  6. I so appreciate how you break things down in such a simple way that frankly. leaves things bare an undeniable in the light of truth. Thank you once again for your insightful and honest look at things and for sharing them with all of us. Already looking forward to the next!

  7. Here's a question that has been bothering me: Matthew 13 and Revelation 1-3. Jesus said the "weeds and wheat would grow together until the harvest." Also there were "organized congregations" in Revelation and Jesus addressed them. So are we (JWs who see that Christ is not given his proper place in the organization and we see that the GB has stolen the flock for themselves) being presumptuous or hasty in our exit from organized religion? Should we just stay put and wait for the angels to uproot the weeds? Did Jesus tell those in the sickly congregations in Revelation to relocate? Are we abandoning our brothers because our consciences no longer permits us to worship an idol in a KH? Thank you for your response. And as always, excellent video.

  8. Thank you, Brother Eric, for all your hard work to bring the understanding to us that Jesus wants us to learn. I enjoy the freedom that you have too.

  9. Thank you Eric, you hit it right on. . Loved the quotes you read from studies from the scriptures by Russell.. Maybe that's why the Org had ordered those old books removed from the k/h back in 2009/2010 to be destroyed. You won't even find them in the jw library. Some have even called Russell's work old light or almost apostate like reasoning.. It's funny Russell condemns what he started and preached almost 140 years ago..

  10. There are many things I enjoy hearing in your videos. However, there are many other things you say that sound to me like you are still indoctrinated by the watchtower. I don’t mean this in a disrespectful way, but just wondering about what your beliefs are now.

  11. Thank you for your excellent research. Your video was very concise, well researched, and excellent documentation.

  12. Eric, in my opinion this is the most important video for me you have ever done! All of your videos are very well done, you’re teaching methods are excellent, but this one takes the cake! I myself have some of Russell’s books but not that one you’re using. I am so glad that you have that book. I believe that it has proven to be the most significant words he ever uttered, even though he never realized it when he said them. Thank you so much for making the founder’s thoughts on this available to all. His words are a bright shining beacon shining through the thick gloom of false religion/leaders. It’s almost like the words at Isaiah chapter 30 verse 21 which says:” and your own ears will hear a word behind you saying: this is the way, walk in it, you people,” in case you should go to the right or in case you should go to the left.” If Russell ever uttered anything inspired, this was it! Sadly though, those in JW.BORG would say “ oh that’s old light, you are not of the body, you must be assimilated.” Is it any wonder they want to constantly re-write their history. Final thought, BOY I WISH IHAD THAT BOOK !

  13. Great video i feel we put our trust in men instead of Christ. I believe men have their own agenda when they start a religion, its for Control, power and Money. Everyone has their own personal relationship with Jesus so don't allow another human being the right to tell you have to go through them. At the End of the day they are sinners just like you.

  14. When I studied told to get out of B the G so stopped being a Catholic. Now realize Jehovah name made by Catholic monk for God! They were teaching Bible Truth but GB not willing to put God's will first now and teach his new light now circling the earth. This truth causing Atheists to become believers so don't you think God would want it taught at this crucial time! GB don't want to know so are bloodguilty before God for their actions. I am not loyal to GB as they proved disloyal to God and his Son! I was involved for 40 years left 6 months ago. My faith in God is stronger than ever! Love your videos

  15. What an excellent video, you explain topics well. Very informative and you gave me great points to bring to the attention of any JW that accuses me of leaving god. I left because the Kingdom Hall was a hostile, socially tiered windowless box that incorrectly taught me about Jesus and salvation.

  16. @Alexandra B, the leadership of the WT is corrupt and have a lot in common with the Jewish leaders 2000 years ago, but the meek ones among the Jews at that time followed Jesus and the same goes for meek ones among JW's but as an organisation they are not God's people. God's people are scattered all over the place and are being gathered right now without this world noticing or knowing it as the only thing they notice is that the waters/rivers are running dry.

    Everything that is organised in this world is under Satan's command & control and we must flee from it, not be a part of it, especially religion. Yeshua has always and is still organising perfectly ALL of HIS SHEEP. No man made religious organisation have any right for being those who bring his flock together. ALL honour & glory belongs to Him. His sheep hear His voice and follow him wherever he goes. Amen.

  17. Watchtower have done a very good job of keeping u in the dark about msny things.
    Were you aware of the Austrailian Royal commission case 29 and 54 for example

  18. And yet, even MORE evidence the JW's ARE NOT TRUE CHRISTIANS, worship the beast, are Satanic, lying, pedophiles. Looking forward to the day when the WT does not exist anymore. THAT will be a great day!! The world detests JW's and NO, idiots, this ISN'T persecution. You're just pathetic, mind controlled, idiot, cultists. The gb are imperfect, obese, disgusting, perverts.

  19. James talks about pure religion acceptable to God, but l guess what you say overrides that, right? JWs dont exemplify what James said at all. People who denounce all religion are not in agreement with the New Testament, or are they?

  20. One of the best ExJW video I've seen. You pretty much nailed this topic, and captured all of the main points on this topic! Amazing Job!

  21. My dear brother
    I feel the pain of wasting an entire life to a sect, your have gain an experience that will help many others to wake up, I was partially part of it, I never believe on all their teaching, but I was told that over time I will understand, “ leave it on Jehovah s hand”, I have tried discreetly show elders and circuit overseer, some texts thar demolishes their beliefs, I think I implanted in them the seed of the truth, I have to be in or pretend to be in because all my family is in, and they defend the GB more than the truth, my goal is to wake them up, gradually, any advise?
    Sincerely
    Your brother in Jesus Christ.

  22. Hello Eric . I have heard a couple of your videos in Spanish and found your channel in English. This has been of blessing to me as now I could understand better the way I have walked coming out of institutional (cristian) church. Reaching to the same conclusions coming from a different way opened my eyes to a greater understandign of what may be happening these day. The way you present these topics is excellent, thank you for making them. Saludos desde México

  23. Right on!! All religions are false,Watchtower Society's teachings and men make rules are deadly,hypocrites are over the top.

  24. Good job brother. Very well thought out, organized and presented. The organization of JW’s have caused unspeakable damage to the hearts and minds of millions through the years. This has been done in many ways; not the least of which is by insisting that one particular belief system (THEIRS) is the only way to “salvation”. With all due respect brother, and at the risk of receiving a barrage of unkind responses form your viewers and supporters, if I’m understanding you right, I feel like your insisting that the Bible or christianity is the only way to “salvation” is also narrowing people’s minds and hearts to one particular belief system. While it’s wise to take the Bible seriously, we must also research and understand WHEN and HOW it applies to our lives personally. Let’s illustrate it like this. Everyone that drives on a motorway system must abide by the rules of the road including the posted signs. But we must research and understand WHEN and HOW a particular rule or sign applies to us. On certain roads you might see a sign that says “Follow in-cab signal”. That sign is posted for all to read, but who does it really apply to, and when? My two cents on a very complex subject. Blessings.

  25. Dear Eric I'm a 30 yr ago apost ate apparently would of been nice if I was asked excuse me mate would you like your elderly Mummy to Look at you Like gone off FiSH with Lepracy?Erm No Thanks I am lost but I suspect Jesus is our GOD I can't accept Hell I can't see forever torment is Loving could you Help me in my obvious error as I'm a Nobody Nothing and probably won't survive Armageddon.I realise I am in error Eric perhaps you've some obvious points that the small chestnut Noggin Mind of mine I could ponder over I warn you ERIC Intellegence I aint perhaps it be better to Leave a EMPTYspace then write after it [ ] Clearly I AINT am I sadly! thx Eric a to the point Logical reasoning as sound as a £ Yep i'm from Limey Land yeah good video nice and honest toward the householder ta tah!

  26. Very refreshing for me since I have faded, leaving a man's organization but drawing closer to Jehovah. Too bad that my loved ones have lost respect for me.Thats the price I have to pay for my freedom.

  27. May our Heavenly Father reveal the Truth to all who are in darkness and bondage of Satan. Jehovah's witnesses is a Cult as is Morman's. Cults are controlling. Control is of Satan. Satan created Cults and every other false religion to mislead everyone from believing in the TRUE God, Eloheim, El Shadai, Yahweh, Emanuel. Satan is a Liar and Deceiver. Satan can possess humans to commit evil deeds and say evil things. In the Bible, Jesus cast out 1,000 demons from a man possessed. In the Bible. Last paragraph of Revelations. God says. If anyone takes away any words of the Bible, I will take away their place in Heaven. Jehovah's witnesses do this. Also, God says. If anyone adds to the Bible, I will add the plagues in the Bible to them. Morman's do this. They have their own Book of Mormon. God created Heaven and Hell. God created Satan and his demons. God created Hell for Satan and his demons. Hell is a million times more terrifying than your worst NIGHTMARE. Read the book A Devine Revelation of Hell by Mary Baxter. It just might save you from eternal torment in Hell forever. Satan hates God and everybody else and wants to take everyone to Hell and torment them forever. Thousands of cult members ARE going to Hell. Thousands don't believe in Hell. They will when they get there. Demons are waiting to torment them forever. ALL because they REJECTED Jesus as their Savior, were cults and are EVIL. Would you like to be next? God created Heaven for all of us and wants to take everyone to Heaven. God is LOVE. God so loved the world, he gave his only son Jesus to die for our sins that whosoever believes in him will never die but have everlasting life in Heaven. Jesus is the Truth, the life and the way. The ONLY way to Heaven. If you know the Truth, it will set you free from bondage of Satan. Satan kills steals and destroys. Satan is filthy and nasty. Jesus died on the Cross for our sins. Jesus defeated Satan at the Cross. Repent and receive Jesus as your Savior. Repenting and accepting Jesus as your Savior opens the door of Heaven to you. Believing and receiving Jesus as your Savior protects you against Satan. Thousands of cult members have repented and accepted Jesus as their Savior. They have broken free from the bondage of Satan. TODAY is the Day of SALVATION. Make the right choice. I Did. Don't let Satan control you and take you to Hell and torment you forever. In the Bible, Nichodemus asked Jesus. How can I enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Jesus told him. You must be Saved and Born again to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. No man goes to the Father except through his son Jesus Christ. On judgement day, ALL knees will bow and all tongues will confess that Jesus is Lord. Question is. Where are YOU going after you die? Heaven or Hell. You choose.

  28. I was only a baptized jw for two years officially. I was disfellowshipped at 18. For decades I thought it was the truth, and made 4 attempts at re-fellowshipping, It was a nightmare the way I was treated. I was finally set free, praise God.

  29. I like what you say! I have been in & out and have been out for ten yrs. The last rendezvous was all I could take. From the age of five now 71 and not looking back.

  30. James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

  31. They are a "snare". (Wolf in sheep's clothing), who have enriched themselves at the expense of its followers. Religious Dictatorship

  32. 1:54 A Royal Commission in Australia concerning abuse of children, found many cases of sexual abuse of children within churches . The JW organisation was too found wanting with sexual abuse being 'self regulated' rather than taken to the authorities….

  33. I always felt this way. I feel like we belong to God and jesus through the holy spirit. Not in religion following men but god.

  34. Christianity is based on the premise that Jesus was a real person, who was crucified , arose . This was the writings of Paul and the unsigned gospels…..even though this person explains the fallacies of religions…he stills cling to the belief that JC was his savior and that there is a god.

  35. Eric your videos and research on the Bible are so valuable to me and a breath of fresh air. Thank you

  36. Amen! Outstanding study. Thank you Brother. I was recently called a snake by a young woman after I had warned her about her apostate church operation. My Testimony – a 50 year experience of attending church buildings – a declaration that today's church buildings are building the kingdom of the Antichrist.

    The Mission

     

    Luke 4:17-21: Jesus opened the book and read from Isaiah(61): "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." When Jesus finished reading he sat down and said, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."

    DEC

    20

    I don't go to church: from a blood bought, born again Christian with over 50 years of going to church 

    Dear People, please, I plead you… please listen to my statement and testimony along with me and my Brother in Christ James Van Patten Jr

    These 501c3 brick and mortar buildings  (and even those run under private or limited liability corp) run by apostate trained CEOs called pastors are not BIBLICAL.  They are literally making Merchandise of you and your children and your children's heritage. They are cursed by God under both Galatians 1:8,9 and 2 Peter 2:3… In fact 2 Peter 2:3, literally says these false teachers through feigned (study the word feigned: invented. fake.  counterfeit. deception. fictitious. ) words make merchandise of you…

    I've recently completed an 800 page Ebook with my Brother in Christ containing over a thousand references, several thousand pages of source documentation titled: " I don't go to church. A 50 year testimony of attending church to say in agreement with Dr. Larkin, that today's churches are building the kingdom of the Antichrist. " see note 1 below…  If anyone wants this open public  domain book. I will email you a copy for free. Email me your request to [email protected]  Amazon lists it for $0.99. We wanted to post it for free. But Amazon requires a fee.  If you order, please know any profit goes to someone we see in true need that is not a family or related in any way.  We by the fear of God will not touch a penny for ourselves.  Amen!

    But this church going issue has now become my focus.  I'm a retired US naval officer,  and finished a career in  consulting. and recently retired from teaching High school as a licensed teacher.  I also spent years living in other countries, including over 6 yrs in Vietnam sharing Jesus with the Vietnamese people. 

    Here's my testimony below:

    To God be the glory Forever! Amen!
    Maranatha!

    (1) "I Don't Go to Church: The Church is The Body of Christ not a Building" by Andrew Sheets, James Van Patten Jr. Start reading it: http://a.co/aMpHVIH

    (2) My 50 year testimony of going to church to know today’s churches are building the kingdom of the antichrist LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/01/today-churches-are-building-kingdom-of.html

    (3) Brick and Mortar 501C3 buildings called churches run by apostate CEOs called pastors are not biblical LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/05/first-and-foremost-all-praise-and-glory.html

    (4) Why Bible Translations are important LINK 

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/10/modern-bible-translations-are-satanic.html

    (5) MEGA TRAP CHURCH TRAP Double Bind of the Nicolaitans LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2015/07/keeping-vs-kept-law-keeping-vs-gospel.html

    (6) Doing the Math on the Kingdom Parables of Matthew 13 LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/08/doing-math-on-kingdom-parable-of-sower.html

    (7) Manna and Leaven: How the modern false teachers use it LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/10/manna-leaven.html

    (8) Our Sins (sinful nature before Salvation) are wiped clean at salvation. Eternal Salvation is NOT a process… working out our salvation in the flesh is… Know the difference.  False teachers use this against the unlearned….. Be a good Berean… LINK

    https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/have-our-future-sins-already-been-forgiven/

    (9) Christian, You don’t have to pay tithes LINK 

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/12/christian-you-are-not-required-to-pay.html

    (10) Salvation is secure our Eternal Security is Scripture LINK

    http://graceambassadors.com/salvation/can-we-lose-our-salvation

    (11) Bible meaning of True Salvation LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2018/11/ephesians-28-9-james-version-kjv-8-for.html

    Our Gospel for Today for Salvation  Lonnie Martin . (note: although Lonnie is a Mid Acts Dispensationalist – I believe the church age began in Acts 2 at Pentecost most of Lonnie's teaching is solid)    LINK

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mCtzSuUchw&t=2643s

    Entitlement = Imputed Righteousness of Jesus Christ our free gift at Regeneration LINK 

    https://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Believer's%20Corner/Doctrines/imputation.htm

    (12)    Updates on the Apostate Church of Today

    LINK

    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-apostate-church-of-today_30.html

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  37. "You do not find the truth – it finds you" Amen!!! The Absolute Truth is Jesus Christ.
    https://thirdheaventraveler.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-absolute-truth_22.html

  38. Your videos are fantastic and spot on. THis is kinda off topic but I urge you to use the same critical thinking about the organization but of the deception we were all taught to believe by NASA about the Earth and the heliocentric system. When you read the creation account in Genesis, and trust what God is saying rather than trusting what scientists tell us (the same ones that tell us God doesnt exist and we used to be apes) then you will immediately see that we have been led to believe a major lie.
    The bible teaches that the Earth is stationary, does not move. The sun, moon and stars are all local and were created on the 4th day. The moon is its own light source, the lesser light..
    in Joshua God makes the sun and moon stop in their circuit as they are the ones moving, nit the earth.
    The earth is not a spinning ball and the bible proves it if we just accept what it says rather than trusting a deception all because they give us "pictures" to look at of a ball

  39. Was brought up a Jehovah's Witness but left when I reached early adulthood. Have tried most other denominations. Too much doctrines of men! I worship in spirit and truth and have a wonderful relationship with my Lord and Savior and this is all I have found I need. It's interesting to know what Charles Taz Russell wrote so many years ago and how things have been twisted within the "organization" since. It is still difficult though, having to avoid so much paganism within the 'church' and traditions which are so scripturally wrong, but staying in the Word and prayer keep me grounded. Thank you for your video.

  40. I've listened to several of your videos, at first I was lifted up because of them. I just severed my ties to the WTBTS.
    Then I realized you were a prominent Elder during the times those children were being molested by other Witnesses in the organization.
    I cannot blame you outright. But you do not express love for people like Jesus did. Your beef with the organization centers around the nit picky squabbling religious nonsense that never gets resolved.
    I wouldn't want you as a prince in Gods coming Kingdom because your primary concern centers around rhetoric not people. Which means you are still just like the Elders that are actively apart of the WTBTS!
    Why didn't you warn people we were part of the United Nations for 10 years when you were still in the WTBTS?
    Start really serving others as true a christian. You appear to know the deeper things of God. T. There is a need for deliverence ministers. Satan is encroaching on people's lives from all sides and they are not aware.
    I listen to a woman who stated she reads her bible every day than does tarot card reading to keep up with what's happening. She also stated to me she wasn't a Christian she was Catholic and loves God.
    Keep planting seeds of truth. Get out and start talking to people who are not in their homes. Don't wear a suit. We still need to go in pairs. I just got my assignment from Jehovah God.
    Because of the brain washing the WTBTS subtlety conditions people with in the organization like never question just do what your told I felt like I was in limbo when I left. It was brief and quickly over.
    I encourage you to keep planting. God is searching for those who will stand alone and keep serving in this system.
    Satan took everything from me, my family, everything. But I am still here serving Jehovah and our King Jesus.
    I think you should reach out to Andrew Boswell. He is just getting started in the deliverance work but he's still a diamond in the rough. Don't misunderstand he's doing the work but uses catch phrases like the cross being what was used to redeem mankind. He means Jesus's body. Coming from the WTBTS, we have accuracy or ture expression that matter before God. It's one of the seeds we plant Deuternomy 5:8
    He has a youtube channel. His contact information is also public. This is an opportunity for you to keep using what you've learned.

  41. But jesus (Yeshua) also says that where two or more gather in my name there I will be with them. Matt 18:20

  42. Catholic Church forced many of our ancestors that came on the Nina Pinta and Santa Maria, to Catholicism and could not speak or practice their beliefs. Many of the so-called Hispanic had to slightly bend their Jewish names or change them completely. One can seen in family trees going back to Spain and Italy in baptismal records and yes they still exist as some distant cousins have found direct ties to Israel but through Spain or Italy. I know some are converts, whether Spanish, Italian or any Europeans but many do still have ties, despite the dangerous religious fantatical perverts that are preaching this Khazar thing and so on. Though having any DNA ties to Israel or any Jewish ties will not help anyone, as it never did before. It served a purpose at one time. God does not choose one race over another because of DNA or where Ur from. For he loves everyone. Though some kept it secret up until the late 1800s and survived through the centuries. Some here in SW have ties by DNA to Israel due to some that had scattered into Europe. Both ancestors of the nonbelievers in Yeshuah, and the others that did believe in Yeshuah. Yet, seen as the same by most as one they were persecuted. To cut to chase, Forcing one, by any means, means there is no spirit of God YHVH in them. Many thought they were doing Gods will by killing. Torturing and force conversion… but many had the spirit of Hashatan (Satan). The Name of God was taken out first by Ancestors of Orthodox out of the Torah. Then at one time when the Bible was pointed out, there were mistranslations that were in no way equal to what is down in Hebrew. At one time what is stated that the Name of God was re-instated but taken back out… There is a new book now called the Et Cepher which now has the name of God..  Some pronounce it YHVH, or YH (V) as (U) H as in YHUH A… It doesn't matter, there will be a day when it is revealed when the earth will be restored. Yes, I have been returning to what is real from when Yeshuah was alive and taught. There will be a new Earth and he will restore it to the way that it was. I don't believe in fancy buildings and fancy clothing or come to my church or this church or whatever, but it does help when one meets with more in any place wherever it may be. I have been active in studying Hebrew and have no problem even speaking or reading but very basic. Many here are re-learning.

  43. Paleo Hebrew was here amongst Native.. Yes, Cheif Joseph Riverwind and his wife are re-introducing the lost language to the Tribe in Oklahoma. Many carvings in Paleo Hebrew and even the name of God is in their language. Go to Cheif Joseph Riverwinds Youtube channel and U can go to a link in the channel that he has as well.

  44. Hi Beroean, Please give me a holler on my email at [email protected] I have been trying to work on stuff here in NM to get entire SW Curriculum body to re-write History books. Since they left out OUr Great Grandfather who was brought here as Political Prisoner just right before WWI and also about the covering up and leaving out the story of the Sephardic… I have something important to tell U.. from there I will give U my phone #. I believe U will be in shock.

  45. I can already see where this is going. I'm gonna make a prediction about the Evolution Video: It's wrong because it's not in the bible. But my Holy book, and my Beliefs are immune from Questioning. Sorry, but Science tells us how to defeat Polio; Religion and the Bible Can't. I am an Atheist because I questioned my beliefs. Remember the Bible is a collection of books written by Humans, not an all knowing, all present, all powerful God. If I was such a God, I would use my powers to create a book that matches up with reality, that is easy for all to understand and doesn't require training in order to interpret it. It would be found in all languages, A Bible written in German would be the Same as one written in English, or say Swahili.

  46. The dangers are taking old teachings with you. no eternal hell? while Revelation makes it clear it is, Jws say it's not literal but fail to interpret.

  47. Forget it, I speak with Jws all the time, I used to believe in hell for ever then anielation, now for ever, we like angels are made eternal beings!!! Rev 14v11-12 no one can disclaim even printed word for word in your book but never explained accept by saying it's not literal!

  48. Nous faisons maintenant parti de ceux qui ont étaient libérés en Christ, après 40 ans d'associations à l'organisation des témoins de jehovah il était temps !!
    Nôtre seul Maître Christ Jésus YESHOUA a qui nous appartenons nous à libéré de cette organisation sectaire dirigé par son collègue central.
    Nôtre foi en Christ n'a pas diminuée, bien au contraire, nous nous sommes unis à lui dans sa mort , et nous lui demandons sans cesse l'esprit saint qu'il accorde à tous ceux qui le lui demande , afin de comprendre les choses profondes de DIEU YHWH. (Luc 11 :9 /13 )
    Gloire et honneur à lui seul !!
    Nous n' appartenons et n'appartiendrons à aucune religion, seul Christ sera nôtre maître et nôtre enseignant ( 2 Timothee 3 : 16.)

  49. Truly amazing video, you’re so clear and interesting to listen to.
    I’m always looking forward to the next video you post.

  50. Eric you are still chained to some JW doctrines. Hell does exist and soul is immortal. All is in the Bible. Keep researching.

  51. Excellent reasoning. There are still small Bible Student congregations around the world today seeking truth and believing there is no hell fire, trinity or immortality of the soul. They are autonomous, each congregation electing its own elders and deacons as per the scriptures and studying what they choose.

  52. Hilarious! That movie scene illustrates perfectly what it's like trying to reason with an indoctrinated JW on the pedophilia coverups, the UN coverup, and the fact that their core doctrines aren't even scriptural.

  53. Amen brother,
    Given the divine order in the verse: At 29:11 the "place" is now our born again (nicodemus) regenerated (human) spirit mingled with His indwelling Spirit WHERE there is true worship, WHERE His Spirit witnesses with our spirit we are children of God … as he who is joined to the Lord (not an org) is one spirit. cf: Zec12.1; Prov 20.27 Rom 8.16; 1Cor 6.17.

    The Lord be with your spirit. 2 Tim4.22

  54. The Christadelphians Believes hat God is the creator and Jesus is his beloved son, that the holy spirit is the power of God, that the hope of the believer is through resurrection of the dead and those who have died wait asleep in the grave, until Christ calls them to the Judgement seat and if found worthy will be invited into the kingdom of God which will be established on this earth

  55. Debería Mostrar Y Sustentar Con Pruebas Y Fuentes Sobre El Tema De La Afiliación De La Sociedad U Organización JW Con La ONU.
    Recuerde Que Para Decir Es Muy Facil, Lo Mejor Es Demostrarlo Con Pruebas Contundentes Pues Si Así Fuese El Caso Es Algo Muy GRAVE

  56. Although I don't agree with all of your doctrine, your argument is very sound, and if you have helped many enslaved people separate themselves from the Watchtower organization, I applaud you!

  57. I'm so thankful to have come across your channel. I truly appreciate the way you explain each topic with scriptural evidence and you take the time to verify the context of said scripture. This is the way a logical thinker would research and thank you for sharing! You probably would have been my favorite elder in the hall 😉

  58. The Truth. . . Is A Person. . . And That Person Is Jesus Christ. . .

    ===>> I Am The Way. . . The Truth. . . & The Life. . . <<===

    Blessings & Great Work!!

  59. 3:15. “Witnesses condemn all other religions”.
    Jehovah’s Witnesses do NOT condemn anyone or anything. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not have the authority to condemn. Jehovah’s Witnesses endeavour wholeheartedly to understand, get the full meaning of, and then put into action through their daily lives the laws and commandments Jehovah has had written down in the bible. This earnest effort to understand the scriptures began in the late 19th century and continues today both organizationally and personally. It is the deep motivation of each and every Jehovah’s Witness to gain an ACCURATE knowledge of Jehovah to help them draw closer to him and in turn be better equipped to pass this life saving information onto other interested ones. Yes, in conversation when asked about other religions Jehovah’s Witnesses may point out things that could construed as being condemning but the Witness is merely a messenger passing on Jehovah’s viewpoint. One motorist can vigorously point out to another that he is vastly exceeding the legal speed limit as dictated in the Highway Code but it is not he who is making this law but the law makers who have the authority to do so. In fact, you could well argue that it is the speeding motorist who condemns HIMSELF by driving recklessly when he fully understands the laws of the road. If a Jehovah’s Witness observes that another religion is not obeying simple laws or commands that are clearly written down in the Bible it is the religion ITSELF that is condemning it’s actions or lack of actions.

  60. Ahhh, thank you. This is the channel I have been looking for!! I'm am with you on ALL THREE DOCTRINES. My parents were JW's but before that we all were brethren of the Laymen's Home Missionary Movement. I left because I couldn't reconcile the Zionist prophecy of the current nation of the return of Jews to Israel as God's plan at this time. I am opposed to the state of Israel due to unjust civil violations again the Palestinians. The human violation crimes of this state do not align with the New Testament writings. Can you please give your understanding in this matter??

  61. So we are just Christians, just the same as the Christians that ask for money and believe in trinity and inmortal souls, only we don't?

  62. Fast moving organization? That pretty much describes the Cartel and most lucrative "wordly" CRIMINAL organisations…Oh and the GB (Greedy Bunch) along with their various religiNESS busiNESS WhOrganisations 🤖🐍 .

  63. Thank you sir. I'm so greatful for the critical thinking you've shown in your videos, backing them up with biblical scriptures. Please, please, please keep up the good work. You are helping save lives. I came to know Jehovah's witnesses during my mid 20's and got sucked into the organization. I've now come to know that I wasn't well informed since I didn't know much about the history and the aim of the JW organization. I was told not to do any research out of the organization. Thank God I have done research contrary to what I was told and have come to know their tricks. The roots of this JW organization is demonic. People should do their RESEARCH!!! so as to not fall victim or prey to this satanic agenda. Oh, and one last reminder; please do refer to the 'holy spirit' as 'Holy Spirit'. I've noticed in the JW bible and literature, they refer to Holy Spirit with a small 'h' and 's' and refer to 'devil' as 'Devil'. Anyone who wants proof should check the JW bible and their publications. They rather even spell G.B as 'Governing Body'. It's such a mockery to God and his Spirit. Hmm. Pls check out 'watchtower Examination' video by Mr. Winston too. Thank u, thank u, thank u. Lots of love sir. Really appreciate your hard work.

  64. You should take a look at this weeks watchtower study. They made it seem like they put out less watchtowers a year so JW's don't feel overwhelmed by too much information. Meanwhile it's because they have less money and less information lol. I think all the GB does it sit around thinking of ways to mind%#*+ millions of people.

  65. This is the best video I've ever watched in my entire life. That book you read from was so accurate! That's why so many people are PIMO (physically in and mentally out), because they don't want to cause a disruption in their life and the life of their families.
    Amazing video!

  66. I truly am happy I was taught the Bible by friends who are JW's but I am ecstatic that the Holy Spirit is pointing me to the freedom that belongs to the Christ! Thank you for sharing the deeper things of YHWH Eric….truly I am eternally grateful.

  67. B JESUS CHRIST IS A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS

    Even a Christian cannot brush aside the worship of Jehovah as God. In Revelation 1:5 the Son of God called himself "'Jesus Christ, 'The Faithful Witness.'" When on earth as a man he was a Jew, an Israelite, to whose nation the words of Isaiah 43:10 were written: "'You are my witnesses,' is the utterance of Jehovah, 'even my servant whom I have chosen.'" Jesus demonstrated that he was a faithful and true witness of Jehovah God. His genuine disciples today must be the same kind of witnesses, Jehovah's.

    Those, not of the same faith as Christ Jesus, have placed themselves in Satan's camp.– John 6:67, 68.

    To stay with Jesus Christ is to stay with those whom he pleased to use. Outside the true congregation, what alternative organization is there? Only Satan's organization consisting of his "wild beast" and his Babylonian world empire of false religion.–Rev. 13:1, 14, 15; 17:3-6.

  68. The Governing Body Members must be stpped govern and jailed. JW ORG banned an all assets confiscated. Other JW Management like Overseers must be interrogated and also criminal prosecuted. A lot must be jailed also.
    Educational work is not enough. We need a LOT MORE legal action against the Watchtower and Responsibles of the Watchtower including elders.

  69. Two kinds of people; 1. Those who love truth. 2. Those who can live with the lie. One really can not be both. You must choose.

  70. Hola. Vi su video. Como no se ingles, lei la traduccion. ☺. Don Eric, y como se explica lo que dice el texto de Isaias cap. 60ver: 22 . Que se lo aplican a los T. De Jehova. En este tiempo. Muchas gracias.

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