.: THE TESTIMONY OF GRACE – Left Jehovah’s Witnesses over the false 1914 doctrine
Grace’s Website: exjw.weebly.com
For 25 Years, Grace thought she was serving the only TRUE God – Jehovah, but when Watchtower leaders made it mandatory for all followers to believe in 1914 as the date of Christ’s presence, Grace was “kicked” out of the “Ark” (Watchtower organization) because she could not accept this doctrine. She was devastated! But Jehovah had not left her. He picked her up and brought her to Jesus – the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life!
I lived in London, England. Although my father was an atheist, my mother believed in God, but we never prayed, never went to church nor did we did go to Sunday School until I was six years old. The War came when I was 12 years old and the entire school was evacuated to Devon.
I left school when I was 14 years old and went to live in Surrey as a nanny. I met a Canadian soldier and at 16 years old, I was pregnant. My family insisted he marry me. At that time, the Canadian government said that the marriage had to be performed in the Catholic Church, or we would NOT be considered married. So, we held the ceremony in the Catholic Church, even though we were not Catholic. I was bombed by a Buzz Bomb at nine months along and as a result, my baby died three days after her birth. My mother had named her Faith Virginia; in faith she would be a virgin, unlike me.
When I came to Canada as a War bride in 1946, I learned that my husband had a drinking problem and life was very difficult. When Jehovah’s Witnesses came to at my door (in Montreal), I was interested. They were well dressed, well spoken, very friendly, and used their Bible. They came back several months later, and I was baptized after two years of studying with them. For 25 years, I served this religion. The only thing they taught me that I did not believe was that Jesus came invisibly in 1914.
Then, the leaders informed all of us in the Watchtower that we HAD to believe Jesus came in 1914. I confessed I didn’t believe it, and they gave me the left foot of fellowship (i.e., disfellowshipped). I wanted to die! I had been kicked off the Ark (the only true place of safety). I had even converted ten people to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but none of that mattered to them. My hubby used to beat me to try to stop me from being a Jehovah’s Witness, but they had already told me before I was baptized that folks would persecute me for my faith.
After two years of being out of this CULT, I went to a Pennsylvania “Witnesses Now For Jesus” convention, and Jesus Christ found me there. Praise the Lord! For 18 years, I have lead a support group for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses. Together, we have spoken to over 7 hundred people — many of whom are now free. At 80 years of age, I am looking forward to seeing the Face of my LORD — The WAY, the TRUTH, the LIFE!