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or an over-controlling busybody sticking their nose into business that doesn't pertain to them. 

It is only because of the quick wording that the message might be taken that way. He scribbled it hastily to a handful of close people that he thought he knew well, people who would not take offense at his quirky way of phrasing matters.  He had no idea that Jack was among them and was going to go squealing with it like a two-year old to the WorldWideMedia forum so that 1984-obsessed people could hoo-haw over it. “How can the shepherd say to the Master that he doesn’t know where the sh

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40 minutes ago, Shiwiii said:

or an over-controlling busybody sticking their nose into business that doesn't pertain to them. 

It is only because of the quick wording that the message might be taken that way. He scribbled it hastily to a handful of close people that he thought he knew well, people who would not take offense at his quirky way of phrasing matters. 

He had no idea that Jack was among them and was going to go squealing with it like a two-year old to the WorldWideMedia forum so that 1984-obsessed people could hoo-haw over it.

‚ÄúHow can the shepherd say to the Master that he doesn‚Äôt know where the sheep are?‚ÄĚ one elder put it.

 

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Dear Brother Overseer:

My vacation plans now through September  include working a third job, to pay for my daughters medical bills, and try to keep an eviction notice from being posted on my front door, and having our electricity and water cut off.

Since I quit Pioneering I have found the competition for decent paying jobs is fierce, and unrelenting, and frankly, I do not have the skills to compete, or while in survival mode, have the time or money to acquire those skills.

I have a rotten molar on the left side of my face that feels like a bee sting, a heavy bruise, and that my face is being eaten by rats, and my heart does not feel like it can take the strain of all of this much longer.

As you know, Elder Brother B_______________  dropped dead in mid-step in his living room, with problems similar to mine.  He did have a nice memorial service, however,  my thought was that he was now RESTING, in peace.

Thank you for asking, though, but in my entire life, I have only had one, two day "vacation", but I saw a movie about one with Chevy Chase, and he did not look like he was having a real good time.

Cordially,

Brother ________________

 

 

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44 minutes ago, TrueTomHarley said:

It is only because of the quick wording that the message might be taken that way. He scribbled it hastily to a handful of close people that he thought he knew well, people who would not take offense at his quirky way of phrasing matters. 

He had no idea that Jack was among them and was going to go squealing with it like a two-year old to the WorldWideMedia forum so that 1984-obsessed people could hoo-haw over it.

‚ÄúHow can the shepherd say to the Master that he doesn‚Äôt know where the sheep are?‚ÄĚ one elder put it.

 

So what?

So what if he knew them.

What purpose does this supposed shepherd need to know the vacation plans in the first place? My own parents do not request such things, and I'm pretty sure their concern for my well being is much more warranted. Of course Tom, I know you request this of your family, right? 

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7 minutes ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

As hard as it is to understand ... some people "at the bottom", actually prefer a totalitarian system.

True

 

 I've also found that some people just can't allow themselves to admit, when someone they normally don't agree with, is correct. 

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On 4/13/2019 at 10:18 AM, Jack Ryan said:

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‚ÄúCanada‚ÄĚ -¬†John

‚ÄúFlorida‚ÄĚ - Sam

‚ÄúBoise, Idaho - I have family there I visit‚ÄĚ. - Sam

‚ÄúSpain. The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain. Thanks for your concern‚ÄĚ - George

“The Adirondacks. We like to camp with the family. - Howie

‚ÄĚIt‚Äôs none of your¬†‚ÄúG*****M‚ÄĚ business where I am going on my vacation! What an invasion of privacy! Does your desire for¬†control know know bounds?‚ÄĚ - Jack

1 hour ago, Shiwiii said:

I'veÔĽŅ aÔĽŅlso found that some people just can't allow themselves to aÔĽŅdmitÔĽŅ, when someone they normally don't agree with, is correct.¬†

For whatever it’s worth, I don’t think I have ever received such a request, but I would not lose my cookies if I did. I have been asked where I might go in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, I am not sure just who would put up with me. Maybe the ol pork chop.

‚ÄúBe obedient to those who are taking the lead among YOU and be submissive, for they are keeping watch over YOUR souls as those who will render an account; that they may do this with joy and not with sighing, for this would be damaging to YOU.‚ÄĚ - Hebrews 13:17

Whole lotta sighin over there in Jack’s congregation.

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Dear Brother Overseer:

June and July our Family is going Camping on our private Island in the American Virgin Islands, as soon as our Chinook CH-3 Winnebago helicopter landing pad is completed on our 189 foot SuperYacht.

We are trying to simplify our lives, as recommended, by havin' the house servants go ahead of us and set everything up, and get our Villa ready for occupancy.

We plan on witnessing at least 6 hours a day, by having an aircraft fly over Miami Beach, towing a JW.ORG banner .

Even though we will be having entertainment from Las Vegas, this will be a "working" vacation for our guests, who will be down by private jet from Warwick, for their usual Wednesday's coordination meetings. One requested a large quantity of Scotch, so we have ordered several cases of transparent adhesive tape.

Cordially,

Brother _____________

 

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Turn away, please @The Librarian. (You old hen)

Dear Brother Overseer

I ain’t goin nowhere. I am too busy blaming others for something that happened 50 years ago. I barely have a pot to piss in. If only I had gone to college. If only, if only, if only. Then my life would be paradise. 

Everyone not going to college is a loser in life. Everyone going is a winner. Nobody that goes to college has problems. Whatever problems non-college people have is because they didn’t go to college.

Make a bum decision as a teen and you are locked in for life. There is no opportunity to change course. Liars say that it can be done, but that it what you expect liars to say. I will never forgive them for giving me bad advise. 

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Do you hear me?! NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!

Cordially, Brother _______________

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4 hours ago, TrueTomHarley said:

‚ÄúCanada‚ÄĚ -¬†John

‚ÄúFlorida‚ÄĚ - Sam

‚ÄúBoise, Idaho - I have family there I visit‚ÄĚ. - Sam

‚ÄúSpain. The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain. Thanks for your concern‚ÄĚ - George

“The Adirondacks. We like to camp with the family. - Howie

‚ÄĚIt‚Äôs none of your¬†‚ÄúG*****M‚ÄĚ business where I am going on my vacation! What an invasion of privacy! Does your desire for¬†control know know bounds?‚ÄĚ - Jack

For whatever it’s worth, I don’t think I have ever received such a request, but I would not lose my cookies if I did. I have been asked where I might go in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, I am not sure just who would put up with me. Maybe the ol pork chop.

‚ÄúBe obedient to those who are taking the lead among YOU and be submissive, for they are keeping watch over YOUR souls as those who will render an account; that they may do this with joy and not with sighing, for this would be damaging to YOU.‚ÄĚ - Hebrews 13:17

Whole lotta sighin over there in Jack’s congregation.

Luke 6:39 And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 A [

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be like his teacher.¬†41¬†Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother‚Äôs eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?¬†42¬†Or how can you say to your brother, ‚ÄėBrother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,‚Äô when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother‚Äôs eye.¬†43¬†For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor,¬†[
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on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.
 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit.

 

What good fruit has become from this tree called the Watchtower? 

 

Matthew 15:

7 You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:

8¬†‚ÄėThis people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.
9¬†‚ÄėBut in vain do they worship Me,

Teaching as¬†doctrines the precepts of men.‚Äô‚ÄĚ

10¬†After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them,¬†‚ÄúHear and understand.¬†11¬†It is¬†not what enters into the mouth¬†that¬†defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.‚ÄĚ

12 Then the disciples *came and *said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were [

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of the blind. And¬†if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.‚ÄĚ

 

Teachings of men:   

no beards

no blood

no reporting CSA

no unconditional love for friends and family who chose not to be a jw

etc.

 

verse 11 speaks DIRECTLY about blood.

 

the pharisees were offended, because their teachings were rejected. Thus they kicked out those who oppose their views. So no I'm not going to bend MY knee to these men who want to control my personal life, but rather "leave it in Jehovah's hands"

 

 

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      The New Creation, Watch Tower, 1904, pages 289-290, "The administration of discipline is not the function of the¬†elders¬†only, but of the entire [congregation]. ... If the reproved one fails to clear himself, and continues in the error or sin, then two or three brethren without previous prejudice should be asked to hear the matter and advise the disputants. (Elders¬†they may or may not be, but their eldership would add no force or authority in the case except as their judgment might be the riper and their influence the more potent.) If this committee decide unanimously with either party, the other should acquiesce and the matter be wholly at an end--correction, or restitution, so far as possible, being promptly made. If either of the original disputants still persists in the wrong course, the [accuser, a committee member] or, preferably, all of these together, may then (but not sooner) exercise their privilege of bringing the matter before the [congregation]. Thus it is evident that the¬†Elders¬†were in no sense to be judges of the members‚ÄĒhearing and judgment were left to the [congregation]. The two preliminary steps (above mentioned) having been taken, the facts being certified to the¬†elders, it would be their duty to call a general meeting of the [congregation], as a court--to hear the case in all of its particulars, and in the name and reverence of its Head to render a decision. ... if the transgressor refuse to hear (obey) the decision of the entire [congregation], ... the [congregation] is to withdraw from him its fellowship and any and all signs or manifestations of brotherhood. [emphasis retained from original]
       
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      Bethel Elder (no longer used) 
      Traveling Overseer
      Kingdom Ministry School
      School for Congregation Elders 
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      Publications referencing Elders
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      July 13, 2014 Letter to Body of Elders (regarding appointment and deletion of elders and ministerial servants)
      2005 - Organized to do Jehovah's Will
      2013 Kingdom Ministry School Videos (Elders only viewing please)
      1991 - ks-91E * "Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock"
      2010 - ks-10E * 'Shepherd the Flock of God' (Revised version)
      1977 - "Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock"
      1961 - Kingdom Service Questions
      1955 - Qualified to be Ministers
      1961-2010-Elder-Manuals-Combined-R.pdf References
      Our Kingdom Ministry 10/98 p. 7 par. 1-2 Overseers Taking the Lead‚ÄĒThe Secretary, "As a member of the Congregation Service Committee, he cares for the congregation‚Äôs communications and important records. ... He directly oversees those handling accounts and subscriptions as well as all convention-related matters." Our Kingdom Ministry 12/98 p. 8 Overseers Taking the Lead‚ÄĒThe Watchtower Study Conductor Our Kingdom Ministry 11/98 p. 8 Overseers Taking the Lead‚ÄĒThe Theocratic Ministry School Overseer Our Kingdom Ministry'10/07 p. 3 Theocratic Ministry School Schedule for 2008' The Congregation Book Study‚ÄĒWhy We Need It, Our Kingdom Ministry June 2004, p. 4 pars. 4-5.
    • By Jack Ryan
      If it was a crime can you imagine a judge saying "well nobody found out you robbed the bank because you covered it up. Well done you can continue as the bank manager and not go to prison."
      unless...
      "evidence of God's blessing" IS not getting caught - lmao ūüėāūü§£
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      FSB starts detaining Jehovah’s Witnesses on Kola, dozens flee to Finland
      Criminal cases are initiated after FSB and Rosgvardia raided six addresses in the closed navy town of Polyarny.
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      April 20, 2018
      Last April, a ruling by Russia’s Supreme Court banned all Jehovah’s Witnesses organizations throughout the country, arguing the religious group to be extremist.
      On Friday, Murmansk regional authorities’ newspaper Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. reports about raids made by FSB and the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardia) in Polyarny on the Kola Peninsula.
       
      Two local residents were detained under suspicions of being members of the administrative centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, organizing teaching and meetings where reading of banned religious literature took place. Searches were carried out at six addresses in Polyarny.  
       
      The town is home to a naval yard and several of the diesel-powered submarines and other warships of the Northern Fleet have Polyarny as homeport.
       
      The extremist law banning Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia provides for a maximum sentences of 6 to 10 years in jail.
      Meanwhile, a wave of practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses are fleeing Russia. More than a thousand people are now seeking asylum in several European countries, including Finland, the newspaper Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. reported earlier this winter.
       
      It all started last summer, and that’s when the first Witnesses sought asylum in Finland, spokesperson Veikko Leininen with the organization’s Finnish branch told the newspaper.  Many dozens at least are still to come, he said.
      Press adviser Therese Bergwitz-Larsen with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) can’t go into details about particular reasons for asylum seekers coming to Norway.
      Unfortunately, we can’t say anything in general on the background for reasons to apply for asylum, since the number [from Russia] is so small, Bergwitz-Larsen tells the Barents Observer.
      Statistics from UDI show that 15 persons came from Russia the Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. this year. In Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. , 58 Russian asylum seekers came to Norway.
      In Russia, the number of Jehovah’s Witnesses are estimated to about 175,000. That be, before the organization was declared extremist. Viewed with skepticism for denying military service, voting and refusal to take blood, the members are seen as both a threat to themselves, their children and public safety.
      Also during Soviet times, the Witnesses were persecuted.   
      Human Right Watch recently called on Russian authorities to drop charges against Danish citizen Dennis Christensen adherent for practicing his faith. Christensen has been in pretrial custody for 11 months in the town of Orel. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. argues that Russia is a member of Council of Europe and  a party to the European Convention on Human Rights, and therefore is obligated to protect the rights to freedom of religion and association.
      My note: Russia passed a law in 2015 that basically stated that any CE or ECHR resolution or ruling they disagreed with could be ignored. I think it is a very good idea when governments start rounding up people for gas chambers, concentration or slave labor camps, or prison ... just be somewhere else.
      You may have to abandon everything you and your family ever worked for, with the clothes on your back, but at least when they upholster the living room furniture you left behind ... it won't be with YOUR SKIN.
       
       
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      According to this text in "Shepherd book", page 84,85 woman in JW congregation are viewed as minor children, not entitled to hear information that are important for her marriage and family life and her life at all. JW elders look at them as a people of the second rank. Even a male underage child or teenager or young male/man, who is baptized, has a higher status than any sister, young or old, single or married, publisher, pioneer or missionary or anointed.
      Meeting With Marriage Mates
      11. If the accused is a married sister, it is best
      to have her believing husband present for the hearing.
      He is her head, and his efforts to restore her and
      direct her can be very helpful. (1 Cor. 11:3) If unusual
      circumstances are involved or the elders feel it would
      be best not to invite the husband because of their
      concerns for the safety of the wife, the elders should
      call the branch office.
      12. If the accused is a married brother, his
      wife would normally not attend the hearing. However,
      if the husband wants his wife to be present, she
      may attend a portion of the hearing. The judicial
      committee should maintain confidentiality.
      13. If the husband committed adultery, he
      has an obligation to inform his wife of the facts. The
      judicial committee should promptly inquire of the
      Christian wife as to what her husband has told her. If
      he refuses to inform her of his adultery, the elders
      should inform her that because of her husband’s
      conduct, it is up to her to decide whether to pursue a
      Scriptural divorce or not. Furthermore, they should
      inform the innocent mate that her resuming sexual
      relations with the guilty mate would negate any
      claim to Scriptural freedom. But they should not give
      her further details. On the other hand, the elders
      may find that while the husband did confess adultery
      to his wife, he did not tell her the full extent of his
      wrong conduct and left out important information
      that the wife should know. The elders should not pro-
      84 ‚ÄúShepherd the Flock of God‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒ1 Peter 5:2
      vide this confidential information to the wife, but
      they can suggest that she speak with her husband
      again. Even if he does not tell her anything more, this
      will alert her to the fact that he is withholding information
      from her, and this may help her to determine
      whether to forgive or not.
      Chapter 6                                                                    85
    • By Srecko Sostar
      According¬†introductory words in "Shepherd book", this publication is "congregation property". What would be your answer on question -What is congregation? Who are members of congregation? By normal logic all JW members are congregation and by their membership (legality of membership come through√ā¬†baptism) in√ā¬†congregation are entitled to read this book and √ā¬†to get to know the content√ā¬†of this book. But this is not how reality looks. Many, almost√ā¬†all "ordinary" members even doesn't know that this book or similar√ā¬†written√ā¬†instructions exist.
      Another√ā¬†shocking√ā¬†fact from the 2010 Letter to the elders come to daylight.√ā¬†Instruction to elders given by GB (or from some WT Department that is under direct supervision of GB) shows us√ā¬†once again how√ā¬†this "theocratic" organization treats women's at all, and sisters as members of the congregation. Sisters√ā¬†are compared with√ā¬†unbelievers√ā¬†and working stuff of outsides companies.√ā¬†Shameful!
      This publication is congregation property. A
      copy is issued to each appointed elder. If an elder
      is deleted for reasons other than moving to
      another congregation with a favorable recommendation,
      he should turn over this handbook
      to the Congregation Service Committee. The
      secretary should keep the book in the congregation√ā‚Äôs
      file so that it may be returned to the
      brother if he is reappointed as an elder. No
      copies are to be made of any part of this publication.
      Neither is it to be converted into any
      electronic format.
      WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA
      All Rights Reserved
      Publishers
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC.
      Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
      2012 Printing
      This publication is not for sale. It is provided as part of a worldwide
      Bible educational work supported by voluntary donations.
      Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the modern-language
      New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures√ā‚ÄĒWith References.
      √ā‚ÄúShepherd the Flock of God√ā‚ÄĚ√ā‚ÄĒ1 Peter 5:2
      English (ks10-E)
      Made in the United States of America
      Chapter 1
      page 6 quote
      2. √ā‚ÄúShepherd the Flock of God√ā‚ÄĚ has been designed
      as a handbook for elders to supply vital information
      that will help them care for congregation matters.
      page 7 quote
      Because of efforts to simplify this publication,
      it does not cover every aspect of our work as elders.
      At times you may need to consult other publications
      and letters to the body of elders for detailed
      information. Be alert to future direction and adjustments
      so as to stay up-to-date on theocratic direction.

      √ā¬†
    • By Srecko Sostar
      According to this text in "Shepherd book", page 38,39 elders are allowed to hide their own sins or sins of colleagues, elders.  
      19. If it comes to light or an appointed
      brother confesses that he has committed a disfellowshipping
      offense years in the past:
      The body of elders may determine he can continue to
      serve if the following is true: The immorality or other
      serious wrongdoing occurred more than a few years
      ago, and he is genuinely repentant, recognizing that
      he should have come forward immediately when he
      sinned. (Perhaps he has even confessed to his sin,
      seeking help with his guilty conscience.) He has been
      serving faithfully for many years, has evidence of
      God’s blessing, and has the respect of the congregation.
      20. If the sin occurred before he was appointed as
      an elder or a ministerial servant, the elders will need
      to take into consideration the fact that he should
      have mentioned this possible impediment to his being
      qualified when elders interviewed him just prior
      to announcing his appointment. Moreover, the nature
      of the sin may reflect greatly on his qualifications
      to serve. For example, the sin may involve past
      child abuse, and this would likely disqualify him for
      many years.‚ÄĒw97 1/1 pp. 26-29; w77 pp. 697-698.
      38 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ÄúShepherd the Flock of God‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒ1 Peter 5:2
      21. If the wrongdoing occurred within the past few
      years while he was serving as an elder or a ministerial
      servant, he is disqualified from serving as such, not
      being ‚Äúfree from accusation.‚ÄĚ (1 Tim. 3:2, 10; Titus 1:
      6, 7) Depending on the circumstances, the situation
      may also need to be handled by a judicial committee.
      ‚ÄĒSee 5:43-44.
      Chapter 3                                                                     39
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      This is a three part question with THREE related answers:
      I saw a movie about a year ago about this Cowboy, driving his jeep through the desert, and he comes upon about six cars and pickup trucks grouped together, out in the middle of nowhere ... with bodies all around and in the vehicles. Apparently a drug deal had "gone bad", and the buyers and sellers had killed each other.. The pickup trucks are full of bales of drugs, and the cars are full of suitcases full of money. The Cowboy puts gasoline on the drugs, burning them up, and goes home with the money.
      Did he STEAL the money ... and  does he have a moral responsibility to return it to the people who were going to buy the drugs?
      Bear in mind, he has broken NO LAW ... and he is not legally REQUIRED to report the criminal activity ..... much like the Society's position that they will not turn JW child sex abusers over to the police unless legally REQUIRED to do so.
      Using the principles long established by the WTB&TS .... I would be inclined to keep the money !
      Of course I would check for hidden tracking transmitters in the suitcases ... and take other evasive precautions.
      .Question 1.) Did the Cowboy STEAL the money ... ?
      Question 2.) Does he have a moral responsibility to return it to the people who were going to buy the drugs ... ?
      Question 3.) What would YOU do?
      EXTRA CREDIT:  Was it immoral for the Cowboy to deliberately destroy the drug dealers' property?
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      My wife and I are planning to see the movie  "DUNKIRK" this weekend, and I have seen "Saving Private Ryan", and "Schindler's List", all very violent war movies, and in my opinion very IMPORTANT movies to see. 
      The list of incredibly important movies could fill a notebook.
      I could probably list 10 off the top of my head .. some important for very different reasons.
      "The Notebook" comes to mind.
      Some, merely cultural icons, like the entire STAR WARS and STAR TREK franchises, etc.
      What has been your actual experience about what kinds of movies the Brotherhood actually sees ?
       
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      SCENARIO:  You are at a packed Kingdom Hall on Memorial night, and ten minutes into the remembrance talk, six masked people with weapons enter the Kingdom Hall and begin shooting everyone they can, without any conversation.  
      You are shot in the left side of your face and most of those teeth are gone.
      Before you know what is going on twelve Brothers and Sisters have been shot, screaming and panic ensues, and there is blood and bodies and brains all over, and the shooting continues.
      Would it be fitting for a Brother  to use his handgun to return fire on the murderers to try and save his own life, or the lives of his Brothers and Sisters?
      Or, in PubSpeak ... "Would it be fitting for a Christian to keep a firearm, such as a handgun or a rifle, for protection against other humans?" ( July 2017 Watchtower )
      This raises MANY Theocratic, moral, ethical, legal, and Societial policy questions ... all of which have REAL answers. 
      What is the RIGHT thing for a responsible Christian to do?
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      A WOMAN  who was molested by her father over 5 years and afterwards by a Jehovah’s Witnesses she asked for assistance has oral out about her ordeal.
      Terrified Angie Rodgers, from Ayrshire, was abused weekly by her perverted Jehovah’s Witness father Ian Cousins from a age of 11.

      Angie Rodgers was 11 years aged when her father started abusing her
      The dauntless teen eventually plucked adult a bravery to disclose in a Jehovah’s Witness elders, who took small action and she was after abused by one of them too, Harry Holt.
      Angie, now 36, said: “I incited to a church for assistance and we was abused a second time.
      “I was a child and they should have helped, though they incited on me. They make me feel sick.
      “I don’t consider I’ll ever get over what happened. I’ve usually schooled to live with it.
      ‚ÄúI have nightmares and flashbacks all a time and been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.‚ÄĚ
      Angie’s father was detained for 5 years in 2002 for his crimes, while Holt was usually jailed final year for Angie’s attack along with 7 others he molested.
      Now aged 36, Angie, a mother-of-four, has bravely waived her anonymity in a wish her story will assistance other people.
      She said: “Dad did it whenever he got a chance, even when we was ill.

      Angie Rodgers poses here with others in a Jehovah’s Witness community
      “Once, we was throwing adult with gastric influenza when father brought me home a feathery bunny, with a organic white floral dress and bloomers.
      “My wordless went to a Kingdom (church) and my father scooped me adult in his arms from a couch, took me to his room and molested me.
      “I prayed my wordless would come and save me though she never did. After that he used to try to hold me whenever we were alone. It got worse and worse.
      ‚ÄúWe went to a Jehovah gathering when we was about 14 and he attempted to rape me in a tent. He was usually interrupted when an elder shouted him from outside.‚ÄĚ
      At a age of 15 Angie confided in a friend, whose father led a opposite church, in a wish that they would be means to stop a abuse.
      While her father Cousins was called in for a ‚Äújudicial meeting‚ÄĚ no movement was taken, as Jehovah‚Äôs Witness elders can't act opposite suspects unless ‚Äúthere is a admission or dual convincing witnesses‚ÄĚ.
      Angie was afterwards subjected to an talk by 3 masculine elders including Holt, where she was done to plead insinuate sum of a abuse.
      She explained: ‚ÄúThey even asked what I‚Äôd been wearing, as if it was my fault. It was excruciating. we was so genuine we was still personification with toys and Lego during 18.‚ÄĚ
      As Cousins showed plea for his sins he was authorised behind into a church after being reprimanded ‚Äď and a abuse stopped.
      A brief while after in 1997, Holt done a pierce on Angie when pushing her home following a event door-knocking for members.
      She said: ‚ÄúOn a approach home in a automobile he grabbed my leg and felt his approach adult towards my underwear.‚ÄĚ
      Shocked, a immature lady told her relatives about a occurrence and a explanation led to Holt journey to Edinburgh.
      It was suggested in justice final year that he went on to abuse some-more children.
      Angie motionless to make a censure to a military about her father when she found out he had also abused another dual girls.
      She also incited her behind on a Jehovah’s Witnesses during 19 in a wish of starting fresh.
      The sacrament is pronounced to inspire members to reject people who leave, and Angie claimed that she didn’t see her mom for 6 years after she left.
      In 2014 a censure was done opposite Holt, and Angie concluded to come brazen and pronounce about her horrific experience.
      In Feb 2016, 71-year-old Holt was condemned to three-and-a-half years in jail for a abuse of 8 girls between 1971 and 2004.
      Angie said: ‚ÄúIf what happened to me helps usually one immature lady ‚Äď or child ‚Äď go to a military it will have been value it. What happened to me is horrible though I‚Äôm perplexing to pierce on, differently my abusers have won.
      “The sacrament is zero though a cult. Children are kept wordless by fears of Holy condemnation and Armageddon if they move a church into ill repute.
      ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs that fear and a fear of being shunned by friends and family if we leave that stops victims from stating to police. It‚Äôs primitive and it has to stop.‚ÄĚ
      When contacted, a Jehovah’s Witnesses wouldn’t criticism on Angie’s box though they did criticism on their position in general.
      The matter said: “Jehovah’s Witnesses detest child abuse and perspective it as a iniquitous crime and sin. Safety of a children is of a pinnacle importance.
      “Elders do not defense abusers from a authorities. Anyone who commits a impiety of child abuse faces exclusion from a congregation. Any idea Jehovah’s Witnesses cover adult abuse is false.
      ‚ÄúWe are doing all we can to forestall child abuse and to yield devout comfort to any who have suffered from this terrible impiety and crime.‚ÄĚ

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    • By Bible Speaks
      "Let him call the older men of the congregation to him, and let them pray over him."‚ÄĒJas. 5:14.
      "And the prayer of faith will make the sick one well, and Jehovah will raise him up. Also, if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, openly confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. A righteous man’s supplication has a powerful effect." James 5:15,16


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    • Eric Ouellet

      B√Ętissons chaque but de notre vie avec amour
      L'homme à toujours chercher le sens véritable de l'amour. L'homme réfléchissant à cette vertu, il sépara cette qualité en trois phases et uni en une seule.  Les millénaires passèrent et l'homme à compris que les trois phases de l'amour sont des étapes que l'on ne peut trépasser.
      La premi√®re partie est appel√©" L'√Čros."
      L'√©ros fut le premier chemin que Dieu entama dans son Esprit ( pens√©e en action) (verbe) int√©rieur avant de faire ce monde magnifique que nous vivons. L'√Čros est le feu qui nous anime dans le d√©but d'une pens√©e qui nous traverse l'esprit.
      L'Amour éros est une énergie très puissante, car d'elle, d'une seule image non réalisée, l'éros active cette image en rêve, uni à notre pensée et propulse dans notre vision, un rêve ultime qui nous pousse à chercher au fond de nous, le sentiment qui nous anime puissamment.
      Nous recherchons en nous d'autres images pour connaitre d'avantage cette vibration qui se manifeste, telle un feu ardent.
      D'un rêve, l'amour de ce but te pousse à créer et fonder ce rêve dans ta réalité, construire le but ultime de ta vie.
      La flamme de Yah, s'anime en toi ( Chant de Salomon)
      Le désir sexuelle ne fait pas parti de cet Amour.
      L'√Čros te propulse dans tout les c√īt√©s des variantes d'un but non r√©alis√©, dont tu ne connais point comment construire ce but qui s'anime en toi; et m√™me comment pourrais-je r√©aliser ce but?
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    • Eric Ouellet

      Pour guérir notre personnalité, une petite recette intérieure doit être préparé avec minutie et avec conviction, en voici la composition:
      En premier, prend le temps de prendre conscience de l'amour que tu t'attribues à toi même. L'amour désintéressé, celle qui te lie en toi le mérite vrai de la beauté intérieure, celle de la lumière qui vibre dans ton coeur. Cette amour doit être le fondement de ta personnalité, car plus tu consacres le temps nécessaire à épanouir tes forces et que tu perpétues cette puissance universelle envers autrui. Ainsi, tu t'élèveras au-dessus de la souffrance et Il te guidera vers le chemin de l'accomplissement de ta vie.
      En deuxi√®me, prend le temps de travailler la qualit√© de la patience. La patience est une vertu primordiale √† ta personnalit√©, car elle te fait comprendre les √©tapes de la vie et que pas √† pas, une chose √† la fois tu redresseras tes faiblesses. La patience te guidera vers la ma√ģtrise des √©tapes √† la victoire des buts, que tu entreprends. Cette vertu t'aidera √† accepter les erreurs de ta personne et de celle des autres.
      Troisi√®mement, trouve en toi la joie de vivre. La joie est une petite qualit√© √† quatre lettres. Elle se situe en toi, car chaque moment de ton quotidien elle se manifeste et elle vibre de tout ton √™tre. Elle se manifeste, dans les moments o√Ļ tu vois un coucher de soleil √©blouissant, dans les activit√©s avec tes amis qui te sont ch√®re. Quand tu r√©ussis un travail qui t'inspire et que tu r√©ussis l'accomplissement avec brio. √Ä plusieurs moment la joie se manifeste et tu dois prendre conscience de ces moments, car il font parti de la positivit√© de ta vie. Elle t'aide √† oublier les √©preuves que tu dois traverser.
      Quatri√®mement, une cl√© primordiale doit √™tre ins√©r√©e en toi, celle de la confiance. La confiance est la synergie de l'amour d√©sint√©ress√©. Sans la confiance ton amour vacillera avec le temps. B√Ętir la confiance est un travail acharn√© √† ton travail personnel. Cette vertu t'aide √† prendre conscience de tes m√©rites, de te rassurer que les actions que tu fais son juste et t'emp√™che de regarder constamment en arri√®re. La confiance te donnera la force d'avancer vers l'horizon de la lumi√®re et croire en toi.¬†
      Cinqui√®mement, le courage, est le courant qui aide √† te reprendre dans les moments difficiles o√Ļ la vision de tes buts que tu entreprends devient tr√®s ardu. Il t'aide √† ne pas baisser les bras dans les moments o√Ļ tu ne vois plus la mani√®re de franchir une √©tape, un examen de conscience qui illumine ta pens√©e √† trouver une solution r√©fl√©chit et te dire, je vais √™tre capable de r√©ussir. Le courage est le deuxi√®me souffle dans ta course vers le sommet de ta personnalit√© int√©rieure.
      Sixièmement, La force fait partie du courage, l'un ne va pas sans l'autre. Le courage est le souffle, l'oxygène qui activera ta force intérieure. La force t'aide à gravir les montagnes et même à certaine étape de ta vie à soulever les montagnes pour trouver les trésors qui y sont enfouis. La force te donne la chance à balayer les nuages de la tempête et de retrouver la chaleur du soleil du bonheur venant de Dieu.
      La septi√®me √©tapes , la ma√ģtrise de soi, une vertu qui est au sommet de ces √©tapes int√©rieures. La ma√ģtrise de soi est l'√©tape ultime de ta vie¬† (les actions justes) car par cette vertue plus rien ne fera barri√®re dans le chemin que tu auras voulu suivre, car les √©preuves que tu auras surmont√©, te guidera √† devenir ma√ģtre de toi m√™me et ne faire qu'un avec toi m√™me, unis √† Dieu et √† son Roi.
      La ma√ģtrise de soi te donnera un tr√©sor inestimable qui est celui de l'harmonie. √Čquanimit√© ( √©quilibre parfait) dans tous les sens de ton √Ęme. Tu trouveras la beaut√© ultime de chaques √©l√©ments de la vie,¬†ta conscience sera dans ta pens√©e comme un m√©tronome parfait; La vrai vie celle de nos r√™ves¬†deviendra r√©alit√©, nous¬†deviendrons un √™tre de lumi√®re. La lumi√®re qui sommeillait en toi ja√Įllira de toute ta personne.
      Même dans la nuit des plus grandes tempêtes, tu seras un phare éblouissant de Dieu.
       
      SUIVRENT LES INSTRUCTIONS DE NOTRE DIEU J√ČHOVAH NOUS M√ąNE VERS LE VRAI BONHEUR CELUI DE LA VIE √ČTERNELLE.
      2 Timothée 3: 16-17, Proverbes chapitre 1-3,Galantes 5:22,23  1Corinthien 13: 4-(8 premier phrase)
       



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    • LAWRENCE THOMAS  »  T.B. (Twyla)

      do you have the videos of the rejoice with jehovah's 2021
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    • Annie Wade  »  T.B. (Twyla)

      can i please get the 20-21 circuit assembly make jehovah's heart rejoice
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