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“Ex-JW turned Christian”

Since: Jul 07

Hershey, PA

#1 Jul 15, 2007
I have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 31.5 years and an ex-Jehovah's Witness for 2.5 years. I have found that a lot of people have family members or friends are curious about JWs or confused about how to reach them.

I now live in Hershey, PA. Please feel free to ask me anything you have wanted to know about JWs, or how to help people escape them.

“Ex-JW turned Christian”

Since: Jul 07

Hershey, PA

#2 Jul 15, 2007
I have no idea why the location code thinks I am in Baconton, Georgia. Odd.
Nancy

United States

#3 Jul 21, 2007
How can we reach other Jehovah's Witnesses who are victims of the false teachings of the elders and the WatchTower? I know some of them who want to be delivered but are too fearful to take that step. How can we help?

“Ex-JW turned Christian”

Since: Jul 07

Hershey, PA

#4 Jul 25, 2007
Nancy wrote:
How can we reach other Jehovah's Witnesses who are victims of the false teachings of the elders and the WatchTower? I know some of them who want to be delivered but are too fearful to take that step. How can we help?
The shunning doctrine of JWs is an extremely effective tool of coercion. If you know someone who wants to get out, it is likely they feel trapped by fear of losing friends and/or family.

My parents, aunts, uncles, most of my cousins, and two of my siblings choose not speak to me. If the JWs you know are afraid of leaving, it is very likely that they are worried about getting a similar reaction from their own families and friends.

The best way you can help is by being supportive of them. Unconditional friendship and love is something JWs are unfamiliar with, and it can be a very powerful force for helping them have strength to leave.
MEE

South Lake Tahoe, CA

#5 Aug 5, 2007
I was raised a JW and "left" over 10 years ago. The most difficult thing is realizing that if your family is devout, you will not have a relationship with them. They simply replace you with those in the congregation that are "faithful" and focus on them rather than their own blood. It is not an easy thing to deal with but I am finally resolving myself to move on and live my own life to the fullest and enjoy the loyal friends I have made over the years.
MEE

South Lake Tahoe, CA

#6 Aug 5, 2007
May I ask why you left afer 31.5 years?
christain mother

Laguna Niguel, CA

#7 Aug 23, 2007
I am an ex jw, I was raised as one. I began reading the bible King James version and I began to notice that the jw bible was changed. The changes were to fit the belief that jesus was not God. I bought many bibles and all of them claimed jesus as God except for the jw bible.
Annie

Lebanon

#8 Aug 24, 2007
I am interested about JW and I will appriciate ur help to me .I am doing reasearch against them by proving that Jesus is God.Help me and plz inform me so that I can start preparing my questions. Thank you

add me: [email protected]
christain mother

Irvine, CA

#9 Aug 24, 2007
Annie wrote:
I am interested about JW and I will appriciate ur help to me .I am doing reasearch against them by proving that Jesus is God.Help me and plz inform me so that I can start preparing my questions. Thank you
add me: [email protected]
Exodus 3:12-15 they changed the wording to I was. read both the king james ,new american standard, new international ect.... all bibles say the same thing God claims his name to be "I AM" jw changed it to I was. It's important because God said that all genarations would recognize him by his name which is I AM, when the jews confronted him he told them he was "I AM" thats why they tried to stone him!!!!!! John 8:58 is where you could find this information.
christain mother

Irvine, CA

#10 Aug 24, 2007
continue---- read both exodus 3:12-15 and John 8:58.
this is very clear- this proves the diety of christ!!!!!!!! praise God I hope this helps you. I also have many more. I will e-mail you today.
EX JW

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#11 Sep 9, 2007
i dont agree with you guys. i left because it was too strict but they can teach you a bible study with other religious bibles and still come to the same conculsion. every teaching from jehovah's witnesses are factual and not made up. not one teaching is flaw they all match up to their literature. everything is common sense. For Example 95% of religions say Jesus was born in Dec. 25th and died at 33 1/2 years old. well if you count back 33 1/2 yrs yuu come up with October.
GBluesMusician2

AOL

#12 Sep 18, 2007
Ex JW. They are not scripturally right on more than a few things. They are right on some in my opinion. However, the annointed in their congregations, and society, is kind of like being a rock star. At the memorial you see them partake of the bread and wine, those who are of the annointed. Those that don't go, " Oh he's one of the annointed he's special. god as chosen him to be a judge over the earth." Many of them are married, and have children, however, if you'll notice in Revelations 14:1-5 and particularly in verse 4 you'll notice it states, " These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept there virginity." So if a member of the 144,000 has sex he can no longer be a member of that elite group, because he has defiled himself and lost his virginity. Nuff said.
heather

Hornchurch, UK

#13 Sep 21, 2007
please read my web page i am an ex witness of 38 years www.pitn.net
Nancy wrote:
How can we reach other Jehovah's Witnesses who are victims of the false teachings of the elders and the WatchTower? I know some of them who want to be delivered but are too fearful to take that step. How can we help?
heather

Hornchurch, UK

#14 Sep 21, 2007
I am an ex witness of 38 years and partake of the emblems, recently I have recieved insight through the holy spirit of their false teachings and have set up some web pages to help others to find the truth. www.pitn.net
please pass this on to others.
annie

Mount Holly, NJ

#15 Oct 8, 2007
god,and,jesus,are,not,the,same ,god,is,a,spirit
that,you,can,not,see.
jesus,was,created,by,god,who,w as,gods,only,
begotten,son,..
who,gave,his,life,for,us....
Kathleen

United States

#16 Oct 21, 2007
AuldSoul wrote:
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The shunning doctrine of JWs is an extremely effective tool of coercion. If you know someone who wants to get out, it is likely they feel trapped by fear of losing friends and/or family.
My parents, aunts, uncles, most of my cousins, and two of my siblings choose not speak to me. If the JWs you know are afraid of leaving, it is very likely that they are worried about getting a similar reaction from their own families and friends.
The best way you can help is by being supportive of them. Unconditional friendship and love is something JWs are unfamiliar with, and it can be a very powerful force for helping them have strength to leave.


My boyfriend, age 52, was a JW since age 14 and as an Elder left about 2 years ago, before I knew him. He is a mess! It has taken me 14 months of knowing him to understand that it is all related to his JW affiliation.
He was shunned by his family the day before we were ready to start our life together in another State. We tried but he shut down and ended up having to go back to his area. He really wants to go forward and will not go back to JW,however his fears and super low self esteem wont let him. It seems he is only safe to stay close to his parents even though they will not associate with him.
We stay in constant contact and I help and emotionally support him but I am running low on support for myself. Can you help?
Kathleen

United States

#17 Oct 21, 2007
My boyfriend, age 52, was a JW since age 14 and as an Elder left about 2 years ago, before I knew him. He is a mess! It has taken me 14 months of knowing him to understand that it is all related to his JW affiliation.
He was shunned by his family the day before we were ready to start our life together in another state. We tried but he shut down and ended up having to go back to his area. He really wants to go forward and will not go back to JW, however his fears and super low self esteem won't let him.
We stay in constant contact and I help and emotionally support him but I am running low on support for myself. Can you help?
Threenailsstrong

Birmingham, AL

#18 Oct 22, 2007
I dont know if this discussion is still active, but if anybody has any scriptural evidence to refute any of the many different beliefs held by jw i would greatly appreciate some direction bec scripture is the one thing im constantly asked for and i can find some but the help of former jw would be amazing. If you could send it to [email protected] i would greatly appreciate it.
none

United States

#19 Oct 23, 2007
christain mother wrote:
<quoted text> Exodus 3:12-15 they changed the wording to I was. read both the king james ,new american standard, new international ect.... all bibles say the same thing God claims his name to be "I AM" jw changed it to I was. It's important because God said that all genarations would recognize him by his name which is I AM, when the jews confronted him he told them he was "I AM" thats why they tried to stone him!!!!!! John 8:58 is where you could find this information.
It does say I am not I was. I have the JW bible in front of me.
And John 8:58 says: Jesus said to them:"Most truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been. Get It right if you are going to bad mouth someone.
none

United States

#20 Oct 23, 2007
It does say I am in the JW bible. I have it in front of me. John 8:58 says:
Jesus said to them:"Most truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.

What does that prove?
Adam was before abraham also.

You really should get your facts straight before you try to slander someone.
Are you sure you were a JW.

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