The bible is the infallible word of God:<quoted text>
"ALL THAT, FOR NOTHING"
Unfortunately, the above 4 words are what come first to mind when one of Jehovah's Witnesses dies physically to stand judgment before Jesus Christ for what he did while in the body.
Only then does he or finally realize that everything that they were instructed to do and obey from the Watchtower Society was all for nothing.
The Watchtower said it, they believed it and that made it so. They never even bothered to take the time to really examine and scrutinize what the Watchtower was telling them. They just accepted it as the truth and that was good enough for them.
But not for God. God never said anything about there being a true "religion" or organization that one must join and associate with. God never said to shun and deride all those who choose to take issue with something the Watchtower says that they knew to be in error.
Jehovah's Witnesses don't even accept Jesus as their mediator to God. And every year they publicly reject the bread and wine which symbolize his flesh and blood that he willingly gave in behalf of us all -- and in behalf of the whole world.
(Hebrews 10:24, 25) 24 And let us consider one another to incite to love and fine works, 25 not forsaking the gathering of ourselves together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as YOU behold the day drawing near.
So according to you, these words are directions from God to associate with any denomination that professes Christ?
(Hebrews 13:17) 17 Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among YOU and be submissive, for they are keeping watch over YOUR souls as those who will render an account; that they may do this with joy and not with sighing, for this would be damaging to YOU.
So according to you, these words above were directions from God to be obedient to anyone who professes to take the lead amongst God sheep in the many different professed Christians denominations?
Who should I not forsake the gathering with according to Hebrews 10:24, 25?
Who is taking the lead according to Hebrews 13:17 today?
Let me guess, no one, those scriptures don't apply to any one Christian group right!? How convenient!