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