official elders letter

יהוה_saves

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@SpicySpice

I perfectly understand your concerns about your MIL.

But what really gets to me is how exjw’s, including those of us on this forum….we shouldn’t refer to ourselves as apostates.
According to God’s word an apostate are those who represent the true God Jehovah but speak falsehoods in his name thereby speak out against him.

We only speak out against the GB claiming to represent Jehovah on earth calling themselves God’s earthly organization. So in effect because we speak out against the things they are saying and doing to bring reproach on Jehovah, should we really see ourselves as the apostates? I think not!

The truth is, they are the apostates!!! Any thoughts?
you’re absolutely right. I’ve been against this blanket term pretty much since i walked away from Watchtower a year ago. I am NOT an apostate nor am I a heretic.

Yes, they are the apostates and clearly so. Jehovah has made that abundantly clear to us, now there’s no question about it.
 

jay

Well-known member
you’re absolutely right. I’ve been against this blanket term pretty much since i walked away from Watchtower a year ago. I am NOT an apostate nor am I a heretic.

Yes, they are the apostates and clearly so. Jehovah has made that abundantly clear to us, now there’s no question about it.
seems like some people aren't happy unless they are calling someone a derogatory name. Dumbhead, jackass, apostate. I've heard them all.
 

Zane

Member
I remember attending meetings and being back room admonished that my hair was too long. It was like being hit in the head with a bat. I had no idea that I was bringing reproach to Jehovah because I had a thick head of hair. It was not that long,
(1 Corinthians 11:13, 14) Judge for yourselves... Does not nature itself teach you that long hair is a dishonor to a man,

(Daniel 4:33) At that moment the word was fulfilled on Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar. He was driven away from mankind, and he began to eat vegetation just like bulls, and his body became wet with the dew of the heavens, until his hair grew long just like eagles’ feathers and his nails were like birds’ claws.

(1 Corinthians 11:2) I commend you because in all things you remember me and you are holding fast the traditions just as I handed them on to you.

(Galatians 1:14) and I was making greater progress in Juʹda·ism than many of my own age in my nation, as I was far more zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

(1 Corinthians 11:16) However, if anyone wants to argue in favor of some other custom, we have no other, nor do the congregations of God.

(1 Corinthians 7:12) I say, yes, I, not the Lord:

(1 Corinthians 7:25) I have no command from the Lord, but I give my opinion

(1 Corinthians 7:40) But in my opinion,
 

MickHewitt

Well-known member
I remember attending meetings and being back room admonished that my hair was too long. It was like being hit in the head with a bat. I had no idea that I was bringing reproach to Jehovah because I had a thick head of hair. It was not that long, but I'm sure I needed a haircut. They probably did not realize that it was difficult for outsiders to assimilate.
Isa 28:10-13 "For it is 'command after command, command after command, line by line, line by line a little here and a little there' Jah said 'Let this be a resting place, let the weary one rest', 'but they refused to listen'.
 
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