Melissa – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

MELISSA – Hurting to Healing with Melissa

For several years, Melissa shared her experiences leaving the Jehovah’s Witness religion after being raised in the Watchtower in her “Hurting to Healing” broadcasts on BlogtalkRadio.com’s Healing X Outreach channel.  These programs offer hope to those going through the process of leaving Jehovah’s Witnesses and reaching loved-ones still involved in this religion.

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What If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Right About Armageddon?

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.:I’M AFRAID OF BEING DESTROYED AT ARMAGEDDON. —What If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Right After All?

“I’m still one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but I have many doubts and questions as to whether or not the Watchtower Organization is really ‘The Truth.’  I’m so confused, and I feel like I just want to walk away, but what keeps me here is the fear that Armageddon will come. I don’t want to be destroyed!  I want to be on Jehovah’s side, but I’m so afraid. What if Jehovah’s Witnesses are right about Armageddon, after all?  If I leave will I be destroyed by Jehovah FOREVER?  I don’t want to die! I just don’t know what to do… I feel so trapped!” Continue reading “What If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Right About Armageddon?”

I’m Studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses. What Do I Need to Know?

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jwstudy.:I’M STUDYING WITH JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I GET BAPTIZED?

I’ve been studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses and I think what they say makes a lot of sense, but before I get baptized, I want to make sure they are ‘the Truth.’ What do you have to say about them?”

OUR RESPONSE:

Dear friend,

Your desire to critically examine the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses before becoming involved is commendable. We appreciate the opportunity to share with you some of the research we have compiled and hope you will find it helpful as you determine whether you should get involved with the Watchtower organization. While most individual Jehovah’s Witnesses are nice people, we have found that the Watchtower organization itself is not honest in its presentation of “the Truth.” Not only is the Bible Jehovah’s Witnesses use, the New World Translation (NWT) distorted, but many of the doctrines they teach do not line up with Scripture. (For more information, click examples of Watchtower lies and cover-ups, click errors in the Watchtower NWT, and click here for a list of doctrinal errors) Continue reading “I’m Studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses. What Do I Need to Know?”

Preparing Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses for Child Custody

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.:I’M FIGHTING MY JEHOVAH’S WITNESS EX-SPOUSE FOR CHILD CUSTODY. Do You Have Any Literature I Can Present to the Court to Help My Case?

My wife started studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses five years ago and recently left me, taking our children with her. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are not encouraging her to go back to me even though according to their policies, she doesn’t have Scriptural grounds for a divorce because there was no fornication involved. She filed for divorce and is dragging me into a custody battle over our children. Watchtower lawyers are assisting her free of charge while I am spending thousands of dollarswith a lawyer who knows little to nothing of how destructive and deceptive the Jehovah’s Witnesses are. I am worried that if she gains full custody of our children, the Jehovah’s Witness belief system will alienate them from me, just as it did to my now ex-wife.

For example, the other day, my five-year old daughter told me that she is afraid that I will ‘die’ when Armageddon comes because I am not a Jehovah’s Witness. When I asked her where she got this idea, she told me that the people at the Kingdom Hall have been telling her that I am ‘bad’ because I ‘don’t serve Jehovah’ and that only Jehovah’s Witnesses will be ‘saved’ when Jehovah kills all the ‘bad’ people at the end of this system. I am concerned how being exposed to this kind of teaching will affect my relationship with my kids, and I think this religion is indeed a destructive cult. Do you have any literature that I can present to the court to help me show the dangers of this religion and gain legal custody of our children?Continue reading “Preparing Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses for Child Custody”

I was disfellowshipped. Does Jehovah God hate me?

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.: I WAS DISFELLOWSHIPPED. DOES JEHOVAH GOD HATE ME?

I was disfellowshipped from Jehovah’s Witnesses. No one will talk to me at the Kingdom Hall. I am being shunned by my family and the only friends I have ever known.  I feel all alone. Does Jehovah God hate me too?”

Anne MarieOUR RESPONSE:

Dear friend,

My name is Anne Marie, and I can tell you with a resounding, NO! Jehovah God does not “hate” you!  It was not He who disfellowshipped you; it was fleshly men, and they are not the same thing.  Jehovah knows what you are going through… better than anyone else.  He knows your confusion, your despair, and your pain. Continue reading “I was disfellowshipped. Does Jehovah God hate me?”

I’m thinking about leaving, but I’m confused! Does anyone have the truth?

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 I’M THINKING ABOUT LEAVING, BUT I’M CONFUSED! Does anyone have the truth?

.:HOW TO FIND TRUTH AFTER THE WATCHTOWER

“I’m beginning to question my faith as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but I’m so confused! If I leave, where else can I go? Does anyone have the truth? I don’t know what to believe anymore. Is leaving REALLY worth loosing my Jehovah’s Witness friends and family?Continue reading “I’m thinking about leaving, but I’m confused! Does anyone have the truth?”

Stephen – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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Born and raised Jehovah’s Witness, Stephen was tired of being “different” from the rest of the kids at school. Acting out at school and rebelling at home, Stephen was kicked out of the house and disfellowshipped from the Kingdom Hall at 18 years of age. Losing his Jehovah’s Witness family, he turned to drugs, sex and alcohol, had 2 children out of wedlock, one dying from SIDS before he was 21 years of age. Divorced and remarried at 25, Stephen was reinstated as a Witness, but continued to engage in sinful behavior behind the “Brothers’” backs. Life was a mess and he knew he needed God in his life, so he turned to Jesus Christ and found unexplainable joy and peace!

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Julie – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF JULIE – Offers Support to Former Jehovah’s Witnesses

As a convert to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Julie believed she had found “the Truth,” but when she was mocked for reporting a “wolf” in sheep’s clothing in the congregation and told that “those verses” about wolves were “only for first century” Christians, not for Jehovah’s Organization today, she knew something was desperately wrong! At that instance when Julie saw the way elders are trained to cover-up their failures to make the organization look good, her faith in the Society was broken. She was “disfellowshipped” for “apostasy” when she refused to trust the organization over Jesus as her ONLY mediator, and today, Julie is freely serving the REAL Jehovah God in joy and truth!

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Pam – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

pam.:PAM – “The Making of a Missfit – A Princess of the King!”

Growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness in a broken home, all Pam ever knew was rejection. An absent father, a distraught mother who said she “regretted” the day she was born, disfellowshiped, Pam felt alone and that even God had rejected her! No one seemed to care, and what’s worse, Armageddon was due to come in 1975. She sought reinstatement, but the shunning was too much for her. When the end didn’t come, she wondered what else they had lied to her about. Pam thought, “I need to find out the truth!” In 1978, Pam found true salvation in Jesus and began a clown ministry. God took the little girl who was never allowed to celebrate anything and made her into a clown who gets to celebrate everything all the time!

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Anne Marie – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.: ANNE MARIE – Disfellowshipped but Saved by Jehovah!

You might have seen her in the Kingdom Hall. You know that young, pretty sister with “all those kids.” The one who struggled to raise her children “in the truth” alone. The one who was rarely considered as “wife material” because she was “damaged goods.” Disfellowshipped for being raped, Anne Marie finally felt free… How could this be? Had she not been taught since age five that the Watchtower organization was “the Truth”? Finally, she found the real truth behind “the truth” and found joy in Christ that she had longed for all her life.

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Is the New Covenant Only for a Group of 144,000 People?

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IS THE NEW COVENANT ONLY FOR A GROUP OF 144,000 PEOPLE? —15 Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses on the 144,000 and the Great Crowd

Of all of the doctrinal topics one can discuss with Jehovah’s Witnesses, nothing is more essential than the identity of Jesus Christ and the issues related to salvation and eternal life. Jehovah’s Witnesses have a two-class system of salvation in which they divide their followers into two groups. They call the first group the “little flock” and limit it to 144,000 members, and they call the second group the “great crowd” which is open to the rest of the population of mankind. When examining what they believe about this two-class system of salvation, it is here that we discover the greatest hole in Watchtower theology because there is not a single Scripture that supports their unique views on this issue. Continue reading “Is the New Covenant Only for a Group of 144,000 People?”

Leading Jehovah’s Witnesses to Jesus – Five Simple Questions on Faith and Works

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LEADING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES TO JESUS – Five Simple Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses on Faith and Works

Question 1: Why do we need salvation? Why can’t God accept us just as we are?

  • JW Response: All people are under the condemnation of death due to sin. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)

Question 2: Why did Jesus have to die to free us from sin? Why isn’t it enough to have our good works outweigh our bad works?

Eight Questions on How to Have the Assurance of Salvation

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LEADING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES TO JESUS – Eight Questions on How to Have the Assurance of Salvation

Question 1: What exactly do I need to do in order to be saved and to have eternal life?

  • JW Response: You need to learn about Jehovah (John 17:3) and obey His requirements to be saved.

Question 2:  After I study and learn about Jehovah, what else do I need to do? Do I need to join your religion?  If I join your religion, am I saved then?

  • JW Response: Yes, you need to become a Jehovah’s Witness, but no, you will not be saved until you “endure to the end” of Armageddon (Matthew 24:13).

Question 3:  So if I endure through Armageddon, then am I saved?  Am I perfect? Continue reading “Eight Questions on How to Have the Assurance of Salvation”

Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses on Spiritual Adoption

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QUESTIONS FOR JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ON SPIRITUAL ADOPTION – Presenting the Gospel of Salvation

1.  What does a person have to do before he can understand the things of God?

  •  1 Corinthians 2:14-15: “But a physical man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know [them], because they are examined spiritually. However, the spiritual man examines indeed all things…” **

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Aaron – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.: AARON – Raised Jehovah’s Witness with family members who were Circuit Overseers and Presiding Overseers, it was difficult to leave.

From the week he was born, he attended meetings at the Kingdom Hall, and gave his first “talk” at 5 years old. Aaron’s family is deeply involved in the Watchtower organization. His grandfather is a Circuit Overseer and his uncles are Presiding Overseers. When his religious faith in the Watchtower crumbled, Aaron turned to Jesus and found the loving God he had searched for all of his life.

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Andrew – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:ANDREW – Discovering the truth about Watchtower history, he left to follow Jesus.

Andrew says: “I was never wrongly disfellowshipped, and I don’t have any hard feelings towards any Witnesses whatsoever. My choice to leave the organization was strictly based on what I found out about the history of the organization, the roots of its teachings and its contrast with historic Christianity. I guess there were times when I felt I was a model Jehovah’s Witness, but then there were times when I can say just the opposite. I hope to reach anyone who can identify with my story.”

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Doug – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF DOUG

Born and raised one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Doug fell away from the organization as he could not live up to its standards. In desperation, he cried out to God. There were just so many religions that he didn’t know where to turn. Finally, he found hope in Jesus and supernatural strength to overcome his struggles in the grace and power of the Holy Spirit.

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Leo – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.: LEO – Born and Raised Jehovah’s Witness, he was a loyal auxiliary pioneer until he found the Truth in Christ.

Born and Raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Leo was a loyal, auxiliary pioneer who left the Watchtower to join Jehovah’s Heavenly Organization found in an intimate, personal relationship with the real “Truth” – Jesus Christ

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Margery – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:MARGERY – Discovering Biblical truths that contradicted the Watchtower, she left for the real Truth.

As a Jehovah’s Witness, Romans 11:25-26 really opened Margery’s eyes. The fact that God still loves the Jews and has a plan to bring them into His salvation was the opposite of what she had been taught in the Watchtower. God opened her eyes to see that in preaching the Witnesses’ message door-to-door; she was persecuting the church, preaching judgment instead of grace, mercy, and salvation. Margery knew she had to leave the organization, even if it meant loosing the friends she held so dear.

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Midge – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

midge.:MIDGE – Lack of love in the Jehovah’s Witnesses drove her out of the organization into the arms of Jesus.

For 16 years, Midge was a strong Jehovah’s Witness. Despite the questions she had from time to time, she never doubted that the Witnesses had the “Truth.” But when an elder and friend was disfellowshipped without a hearing, combined with the events that followed, she found herself seeing the Organization in a new light. The last meeting she attended, the words of Jesus came to mind, “You will know my people by the love they have among themselves.” She realized then, “There’s no love here.” And that was the moment she knew it was over for her. She left and never looked back.

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