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The Governing Body explains the reasons why the Kingdom Halls are becoming empty | The Watchtower—Study Edition | November 2018

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WHY AND HOW SOME “SELL” THE TRUTH

5.- Sadly, some today have failed to hold on to the truth. Some were stumbled by an adjusted understanding of a Bible passage or by what a prominent brother said or did. (The black letters made by me, see below)Others were offended by Scriptural counsel they received, or they let go of the truth because of a personality clash with a fellow Christian. Still, others took sides with apostates and other opposers who misrepresented our beliefs. As a result, some deliberately began “drawing away” from Jehovah and the congregation. (Heb. 3:12-14)

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Wow. I remember many years ago, WT illustrations would show worldly people doing 'bad' worldly things, like gambling, drinking in bars, discos, while the JWs were in service, at meetings, reading a WT. Those illustrations showed that a godly attitude kept you from partaking in vices. Okay, I get it. Be a good Christian, avoid casinos, bars, and discos.

Now, this illustration... Just wow. To be a good little dubbie, you now need to avoid watching TV, shopping, eating dinner with friends, and birthday cakes. Birthday celebrations - hmmmm....

JWs already know that birthday celebrations are sinful. So that's why that illustration is there. It's on purpose. They are equating taking time to watch TV, going shopping, eating dinner with friends, the same as celebrating a pagan holiday. Exemplary JWs would not do those things. They would study WT publications and stand on street corners looking stupid, er, I mean, manning literature carts.

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That's why I am heavily invested in tumbling tumbleweeds.

( ....... visualizes a tumbleweed bouncin' and a blowin' with the sandstorm, across a diorama of Caleb and Sophia.)

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