When someone has the power to influence many others it must be an irresistible temptation to misuse that power, especially when the Devil is in the room. The Watchtower has tremendous influence over the lives of millions of Christians. During the pandemic, the Governing Body skillfully terrorized JWs through their Updates, exploiting our fear of death by regularly tallying up the rising death toll and then hyping the vaccination program as if Jehovah rolled it out just for the salvation of Jehovah's Witnesses.A man will give everything that he has for his life.—Job 2:4.
The Bible acknowledges that death is an enemy. (1 Cor. 15:25, 26) We may feel anxious at the thought of death, especially when we or our loved ones are critically ill. Why do we fear death? Because Jehovah created us with the desire to enjoy life forever. (Eccl. 3:11) A balanced fear of death can help us to protect our life. It can motivate us to make good decisions about our diet and exercise routine, to seek the help of physicians and medications when necessary, and to avoid needlessly putting our life in danger. Satan knows that we cherish our life. He claims that we would sacrifice everything we have—even our friendship with Jehovah—just to preserve our present life. (Job 2:5) How wrong Satan is! Still, since he is “the one having the means to cause death,” Satan tries to exploit our natural fear of death in order to make us abandon Jehovah.—Heb. 2:14, 15. w22.06 18 ¶15-16
Now that more and more people are waking up to the evil psyops that Satan's minions have worked upon the world, with the Watchtower's full participation in the scheme, like many other institutions the Governing Body is doing damage control. Thus, today's comment about seeking "the help of physicians and medications when necessary to avoid needlessly putting our life in danger." Did you get that? The pandemic presented everyone with a life-threatening scenario (lie) and the Governing Body endorsed and in some cases materially provided the "necessary" medication so that you could remain in the land of the living. And, of course, soon, during the great tribulation, they will be issuing even more life-saving instructions.
Although I do not believe that taking the vaccine presented a compromise of our faith, the pandemic did underscore the premise of the Devil's argument; namely, that a person will do anything, even allowing themselves to be injected with an untested, gene-altering elixir, in the hope of avoiding death. Fear is a powerful emotion. And even though the fear was the fabrication of skillful manipulators, it worked.
I do not forgive the Watchtower for manipulating Jehovah's trusting sheep into getting vaccinated, some of whom are no longer in the land of the living because they took the medical advice of "the slave." Nor do I forgive the Governing Body for deceiving the multitudes of souls whom God entrusted to their care about what awaits us in the future. As stated already, the Watchtower has vast power over the lives of millions of people who look to it as the sole source of spiritual guidance. It is their responsibility to teach the truth. The truth is not that complicated. It is the twisted tangle of lies that make it hard. What am I talking about?
Take the matter of the mark of the beast. What is the mark of the beast? Ask one of Jehovah's Witnesses and you are likely to get a reply that makes no sense. That is because the Governing Body has deceived themselves and those under their influence into imagining that everyone has already been marked for permanent death. As absurd and nonsensical as that sounds, it is the official teaching of Jehovah's earthly organization. Some 20 years ago the WT published an article on the topic. (CLICK HERE) Although much of what is said is true, here is what the faithful and discreet slave says about how people receive the mark:
So, according to the Watchtower, there is no future application. There is no warning to be given. Everyone who salutes a flag, votes in an election, or serves in the military, or, apparently, even those who think that governments have the right to dictate health matters, has already had their names blotted out of the Book of Life. Why Jehovah's Witnesses are urged to preach to those who have already given Caesar their allegiance and been condemned to everlasting death is anyone's guess. This is a hint of the absurdities of the Watchtower's life-saving instructions to come.Thus, the mark, whether on the right hand or on the forehead, figuratively speaking, is a symbol that identifies its bearer as one who gives worshipful support to the beastlike political systems of the world. Those having the mark give to “Caesar” that which rightly belongs to God. (Luke 20:25; Revelation 13:4, 8; 14:1) How? By giving worshipful honor to the political state, its symbols, and its military might, to which they look for hope and salvation. Any worship that they render the true God is merely lip service.
The blindness that presently grips Jehovah's Witnesses is astounding to me. Contrary to the Watchtower's feel-good fairy tales, Satan has not gotten in our face and threatened us with death unless we deny Jehovah. But do not deceive yourself, it is coming. One day the present, relatively peaceful and secure system we live under, otherwise known as Western civilization, is going to crash. It is even now in the process of being taken down. It is little by little now, although being greatly accelerated, at some point, it will be all at once. What is being taken down is the nation-state system that has been in place since the Treaty of Westphalia. What that means is, after the crash nations will no longer be sovereign. And if you believe governments are bad now, just wait until a communist world government is put in place.
Already the UN World Health Organization is lobbying for absolute power over every citizen on this planet in advance of the X killer pandemic they intend to release. The Bank of International Settlements, the so-called central bank of the central banks, is ready to crash the system, foreclose on bankrupt nations, corporations, and virtually every household, and implement a digital currency that will allow them to control and regulate every purchase.
If you believe the Watchtower's incredible tale of the magic kingdom and that somehow the beast has already compelled all mankind to bow before it and Satan has already put to death those who refuse to worship the beast or its mage and somehow Jehovah's worshippers have been prevented from buying life's necessities, you are in for a shock. It is not just civilization that stands at the brink. The Watchtower's fantasyland is about to come crashing down too.
"And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast. It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666." - Revelation 13:15-18
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