Did the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses apologize for 1975?
These are the two questions that are asked of Jehovah’s Witness ‘baptismal candidates’ as a group just before they they are baptized. The questions have evololved over the years. Only the most recent set of questions mentions the organization.
I generally avoid using terms such as mind control cult when talking about Jehovah’s Witnesses, but every so often the writers of the Watchtower publish something that makes it hard not to.
I had noticed for a while that someone had the following in his signature on talk.religion.misc: Bethel: a symbol of rank apostacy from true worship Insight, Vol I That, along with an article in the March 1995 Our Kingdom Ministry entitled “Bethel Service – More Volunteers Needed” that was covered in the weekly Service Meeting […]
6 things elders are not supposed to put on disfellowshipping reports. During the Kingdom Ministry Schools that were held during November and December of 1994, elders in the United States were given information that was to be written into their “Pay Attention To Yourselves And To All The Flock” book. This information concerned the S77 and S79 forms that local judicial committees use to report disfellowshippings to the branch office in Brooklyn.
After recounting incidents of persecution in Ethiopia, the 1/1/95 issue of The Watchtower, page 6, para 8, said: “Satan has failed to crack the integrity of such loyal brothers and sisters by direct frontal attack. So, what other crafty devices does he employ? Revelation 12:12 says of these last days: “Woe for the earth and […]
A member of the British Parliament outlines the dangers of becoming a slave of institutions or organizations
Propriety is something very important within the Jehovah’s Witness culture and worship as it should be. But, the Witnesses take it to a whole new level. Many things that are part of Christian worship in other churches are viewed by Jehovah’s Witnesses as inappropriate and are noticeably absent at the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses. […]
The August 2009 edition of the “Awake!” magazine contains an article entitled “Should There Be a Clergy-Laity Distinction?” This article is rife with inaccuracies and generalizations. I will attempt to cover these in a series of posts. In this first post, we will look how Jehovah’s Witnesses view the clergy of Christendom.
As we examine what the Jehovah’s Witness’ leadership have to say about the clergy of the Christian churches, we need to look at whether or not they have their own clergy.