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Discussing The Authority Of The Watchtower With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder, Part 2

You do not HAVE to obey.

(Picking up where we left off yesterday. Read yesterday’s “part one” post for context.)
It got very quiet. The intensity level of our conversation was thicker than it has ever been. My friend took a moment to look at Matthew 4:4 and think about it. He began to pull at his tie and loosen up his collar. He eyes were wide with shock. He again referred back to Apollos and made a distinction between doctrine and opinion in what Priscilla and Aquila were teaching him. I told him the difference was that in that case, Apollos was teaching correct doctrine and was given more information. Yet the July 15, 2013 Watchtower is changing its doctrine completely.

KW: The Watchtower is saying, “We use to believe this way, but now we don’t believe that anymore. Now we believe this and you’ve got to accept it because we are the voice of God. If you don’t believe it, we’re going to kick you out.” That is the way it comes across to me. Read More …

Discussing The Authority Of The Watchtower With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder, Part 1

Believe me or get kicked out!

My Jehovah’s Witness Elder friend was extremely uncomfortable for the majority of our two and a half hour meeting. We picked up where we left off from last week. I wanted to talk more about the paragraph I brought up last week where the Watchtower claims to speak God’s Words. Most of our conversation was about this topic, but it took us roughly a half hour to get started. My Witness buddy confided in me about some serious health issues that run in his family. Read More …