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I'm one of JW's but I disagree with many and increasing unscriptural practices within my religion.

I'm just figuring it out. Thanks to the Internet.

10-01-2010 09:35 AM
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zero0 Wrote:
I'm one of JW's but I disagree with many and increasing unscriptural practices within my religion.

I'm just figuring it out. Thanks to the Internet.


welcome, zero0. :welcome: i dare say that most everyone you will meet here (including me) has been where you are right now. :grouphug: when you have questions, need to vent, or whatever else, we are right here for you. do realize that you are beginning a process -- one which i have dubbed "spiritual catharsis" -- so be sure to go slow, and be very gentle with yourself.

remember, jesus said, 'come to me, all you who are toiling and burdened. for my ... load is light.' ;)


Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am foremost.--1 Timothy 1:15.

Above all things, have INTENSE Love for one another.--1 Peter 4:8.

Sanctify the Christ as Lord in your hearts. ... Hold a good conscience.--1 Peter 3:15, 16.

TRUTH IS SIMPLE.
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WelcomeZero0Day.

Warm Christian Love
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Hi O! Great people here. Free thinkers and lovers of God all. How long have you been reading here?


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He is looking at the Brooklyn Bridge,,,, is it the way into, or, out of Brooklyn for you?
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Greetings Zed! :wave:

Make yourself at home. Let us know if we can assist you in any way.

in Christ's love,:love:
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zero0 Wrote:
I'm one of JW's but I disagree with many and increasing unscriptural practices within my religion.

I'm just figuring it out. Thanks to the Internet.


zero0,

Welcome,

Yep, I have concerns about those unscriptural practices too!.

The Internet and this forum has helped me out a lot.

I find that many Ex-JWs become so disillusioned that they turn completely around and become very outspoken athiests.

I hope that does not happen to you.

One very refreshing thing about this forum is that the members greatly encourage all people to continue following Jesus Christ no matter what!

You will not find that same sentiment in all Ex-JW forums.

So what unscriptural practices are concerning you?

For me it was the baptism.

Here is an excerpt from a 1955 Watchtower magazine that really got me thinking .......... and praying:

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w55 7/1 p. 411 Christian Baptism for the New World Society

15 A Christian, therefore, cannot be baptized in the name of the one actually doing the immersing or in the name of any man, nor in the name of any organization, but in the name of the Father, the Son and the holy spirit.


Look it up on your CD Library.


In Christ

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Howdy ZeroO

Greetings and welcome.

:welcome:

Christian love,

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zero0 Wrote:
I'm one of JW's but I disagree with many and increasing unscriptural practices within my religion.

I'm just figuring it out. Thanks to the Internet.


Welcome! I think it is great that you are holding on to scripture and using it as a plum-line for measuring JW doctrine.

So many people give up on the Bible completley when they find out the sect they are in is untrue.

In the case of JWs I have found that reading Russell's early works takes the mystery out of the formation of the Society.

If I can be of any help in your quest for truth please e-mail me:

globalevangelism@msn.com

Rich Kelsey

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:welcome: ZeroO ~ How truly wonderful that the Holy Spirit (God's breath) has directed you here. Take a deep breath and relax. No one will judge you here. We are all at different levels of recovery and want you to feel comfortable, so you may want to start by reading the threads that interest you most and contributing if you want to add a thought or comment. Myself, I feel like an ant among giants here, so many Bible scholars and absolutely brilliant people that it's hard for me to speak up. Hope that's not the case with you. :friends:


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Welcome zero0, There is nothing better than loosing Religion by trading it in for a Relationship with the living Lord " Jesus Christ ":D:D:D

After all there are really only two Religions in the world
#1. Those who have a Saviour #2. Those who don't

Since after all there is only ONE Saviour "The Lord Jesus Christ"!!!

Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 16:31
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

John 10:9
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Islam= save yourself ( good works )
WTBTS= save yourself ( good works )
RCC = save yourself ( good works )
Mormonism = save yourself ( good works )
and on and on

Romans 4:5
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

Blessings

BB:happyheart::heartbeat::happyheart:

zero0 Wrote:
I'm one of JW's but I disagree with many and increasing unscriptural practices within my religion.

I'm just figuring it out. Thanks to the Internet.


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