Are Jehovah's Witnesses taught to hate?

Are Jehovah's Witnesses taught to hate?

Created by CIA Free on Mar 20, 2010

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Since: Feb 09

Charleston, SC

#1 Mar 20, 2010
I believe Jehovah's Witnesses are taught to hate especially those who were formerly Witnesses.

It's one thing to avoid association with someone who has been expelled who insists on practicing what is bad. No one should be forced to associate with such a person. They should be removed.

But Jehovah's Witnesses also hate and treat as wicked even fellow members who have come to the conclusion that certain Watchtower teachings are just simply NOT in the Bible at all.

This is the SIN that is committed by organized religion that wickedly separates righteous people based on falsehood and the opinions of men.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#2 Mar 20, 2010
I agree that they are taught to hate those they regard as apostates, some have become haters of anything that is JW, I guess you could call that apostates in a sense. Though some just want to help b/s see that all is not perfect in the so called paradise and why.

God trying to help those sighing and groaning about things happening with in their own congregations, those like things the way they are, are not what Jehovah is looking for.

AS far as generally hating others, no I don't think JW do, in fact I believe that most just hate the bad things done by others, but there is a bit of self righteousness and hypocrisy going on and its plain to see, one only has to observe some of the posts on here by certain so called JW to see the wicked example of hatred displayed which is not a JW trait at all.

Psa 97:10.

JW are blinded by the GB teaching that they are better regards and always compare themselves to Christedom, especially with things come out about them, they are not humble and run away from facing truth about the possibility they do have problems and its not just one a personal b/s level but it starts from the top.
LLee

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Mar 20, 2010
Good day bro cia:

I'm NOT stalking you, but just wanted to say that "shunning" wtbts version is unscriptural, along with their version of an "apostate", it's demonic. Ever notice the "gleeful" grin of "some" elders, et al? They seem to wallow in the misery of others. Where's the LOVE??? imo I truly believe there is no Holy Spirit with the gb/evil slave, but he does work through individual faithful b/s who are searching the Scriptures for The Truth, not a wt pub.
sis
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TPMP

South Amboy, NJ

#4 Mar 20, 2010
noahsday wrote:
I agree that they are taught to hate those they regard as apostates, some have become haters of anything that is JW, I guess you could call that apostates in a sense. Though some just want to help b/s see that all is not perfect in the so called paradise and why.
God trying to help those sighing and groaning about things happening with in their own congregations, those like things the way they are, are not what Jehovah is looking for.
AS far as generally hating others, no I don't think JW do, in fact I believe that most just hate the bad things done by others, but there is a bit of self righteousness and hypocrisy going on and its plain to see, one only has to observe some of the posts on here by certain so called JW to see the wicked example of hatred displayed which is not a JW trait at all.
Psa 97:10.
JW are blinded by the GB teaching that they are better regards and always compare themselves to Christedom, especially with things come out about them, they are not humble and run away from facing truth about the possibility they do have problems and its not just one a personal b/s level but it starts from the top.
Heh N.D, just wanted to briefly say hello to you. I hope all is well with you in your part of the world. Another great weather day we've had. I was out most of today..........Hmmmm, i dropped in last night as well. Did you read the easter thread? Things got a little heated. Oh, well... I guess it's just another day around here when the "fake J.W group" decides to show up to grace us with their poison pen postings. LOL!.... The head/herd leader being E.E herself. LOL .Take care!. Just in case if i don't get a chance to post with you again 2/night. Hang in there!.........Agape, TPMP.

Since: Aug 07

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#5 Mar 20, 2010
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>Heh N.D, just wanted to briefly say hello to you. I hope all is well with you in your part of the world. Another great weather day we've had. I was out most of today..........Hmmmm, i dropped in last night as well. Did you read the easter thread? Things got a little heated. Oh, well... I guess it's just another day around here when the "fake J.W group" decides to show up to grace us with their poison pen postings. LOL!.... The head/herd leader being E.E herself. LOL .Take care!. Just in case if i don't get a chance to post with you again 2/night. Hang in there!.........Agape, TPMP.
thank you TPMP, will go over on the thread, I try to avoid them, though they do come and pounce on me with lies and innuendo when they can't answer anything. But alas if they want to play games let them.

Not on as much as been super busy this month as well as having theocratic commitments plenty of work and family to tend to as well. Thanks for our encouragment as always.
Noah.
dee lightful

Williamston, SC

#6 Mar 20, 2010
JW's hate more that just former JW's. The hate of all others, esp Catholics, is what drove me away from the meetings. It made me absolutely sick to my stomach to see hate preached from a so called "christian" religion. It proved to me, like nothing else could, that they are not christian at all and are led by Satan. The sad part is the r/f, who I believe are looking for God, are not aware of who they are following,but their sincerity won't help them if they don't get out of her before the end comes.
kjw47

Amsterdam, NY

#7 Mar 20, 2010
The JW,s may hate the false religions, but they do not hate the humans. Lets take a look into the reality of who actually does the hating-- heres a fine example-- during the rev war, the civil war, ww1, ww2-- It was so called Brothers in Christ vs Brothers in Christ- while the clergy prayed on both sides for the quick destruction of their own brothers in Christ ( i sure would like someone to show me this Jesus ) And war is most certainly not done out of a heart of love it is done with a heart of hate. Just like 9-11 a heart of hatred overcame the people. So for the muslims killing 2750 americans, our side went over and killed 300,000 just in the original bombings. So we returned evil for evil- something Gods word tells the true christians not to do. These trinity religions have shoved the words of God and Jesus aside at every possible turn that they didnt like. The apostles when faced with death, did not fight, the christians, knowing they were to be thrown to the lions as a spectacle, did not fight. A true christian goes to the death, just as Jesus and the followers back then did, instead of returning evil for evil.
auroramom

Warrenville, IL

#9 Mar 20, 2010
Wow, it is a cult built on hate.

Basically it attracts new members that are mentally ill and wish death on all people in their past that these recruits deem have done them wrong.

Really what "Christian" faith does absolutely zero charitable works, and preaches the violent death of even children that do not follow their specific "society"??

Not metaphoric death, but an actual death that comes with a date, that the cult's leaders change when it expires. The latest was 1975, I have no idea what the new one is.

These nuts actually plan which homes they will move into, and how they will dispose of your dead, lifeless body.

They are as dangerous and loony as the Taliban, make no mistakes about it.
Pat

AOL

#10 Mar 20, 2010
auroramom wrote:
Wow, it is a cult built on hate.
Basically it attracts new members that are mentally ill and wish death on all people in their past that these recruits deem have done them wrong.
Really what "Christian" faith does absolutely zero charitable works, and preaches the violent death of even children that do not follow their specific "society"??
Not metaphoric death, but an actual death that comes with a date, that the cult's leaders change when it expires. The latest was 1975, I have no idea what the new one is.
These nuts actually plan which homes they will move into, and how they will dispose of your dead, lifeless body.
They are as dangerous and loony as the Taliban, make no mistakes about it.
They pick out homes they want to move into LOL what happens when 100 JW all want the same home ?

What happens to these homes when this happens

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of person ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

and this

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”“And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build, and another inhabit;

Why does God have people building when they could snag up nice already built homes .If there would be homes to occupy why build any at all God surely would have included snatching a few existing ones if any would exist . The whole thing is crazy and hey
Which JW gets Playboy Mansion?
Once God cleanese the earth with fire JW will have nothing to snag up .I think their idea of that is pretty ridiculous .Looney as the Taliban , they are pretty looney and the comment was funny . God bless .
I am sure they believe what they have been told but it just is not scriptual is it?

“Quiet Professional”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#11 Mar 20, 2010
The direction given in the satanic cult of the Jehovah's Witnesses goes strongly against Christian examples when demanding members hate an apostate.

“The obligation to hate lawlessness also applies to all activity by apostates. Our attitude toward apostates should be that of David, who declared:“Do I not hate those who are intensely hating you…” Watchtower 1992 July 15 pp.12-13 Christ Hated Lawlessness—Do You?

“Apostasy is, in reality, a rebellion against Jehovah. Some apostates profess to know and serve God, but they reject teachings or requirements set out in his Word. Others claim to believe the Bible, but they reject Jehovah’s organization and actively try to hinder its work. When they deliberately choose such badness after knowing what is right, when the bad becomes so ingrained that it is an inseparable part of their makeup, then a Christian must hate (in the Biblical sense of the word) those who have inseparably attached themselves to the badness. True Christians share Jehovah's feelings toward such apostates; they are not curious about apostate ideas. On the contrary, they "feel a loathing" toward those who have made themselves God's enemies, but they leave it to Jehovah to execute vengeance." Watchtower 1993 October 1 p.19

“Haters of God and his people are to be hated, but this does not mean that we will take any opportunity of bringing physical hurt to them in a spirit of malice or spite, for both malice and spite belong to the Devil, whereas pure hatred does not. We must hate in the truest sense, which is to regard with extreme and active aversion, to consider as loathsome, odious, filthy, to detest. Surely any haters of God are not fit to live on his beautiful earth. The earth will be rid of the wicked and we shall not need to lift a finger to cause physical harm to come to them, for God will attend to that, but we must have a proper perspective of these enemies. His name signifies recompense to the enemies. Watchtower 1952 October 1 p.599

Jesus and Paul both said we should not hate but rather love our enemies. This was to apply even when someone is attacking our faith and practice.

Matthew 5:44-45 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust,"

Since: Feb 09

Charleston, SC

#12 Mar 20, 2010
noahsday wrote:
I agree that they are taught to hate those they regard as apostates, some have become haters of anything that is JW, I guess you could call that apostates in a sense. Though some just want to help b/s see that all is not perfect in the so called paradise and why.
God trying to help those sighing and groaning about things happening with in their own congregations, those like things the way they are, are not what Jehovah is looking for.
AS far as generally hating others, no I don't think JW do, in fact I believe that most just hate the bad things done by others, but there is a bit of self righteousness and hypocrisy going on and its plain to see, one only has to observe some of the posts on here by certain so called JW to see the wicked example of hatred displayed which is not a JW trait at all.
Psa 97:10.
JW are blinded by the GB teaching that they are better regards and always compare themselves to Christedom, especially with things come out about them, they are not humble and run away from facing truth about the possibility they do have problems and its not just one a personal b/s level but it starts from the top.
Greetings Sister ND,

I have considered what you have said and I once again am taking another look at this situation because of it.

Upon further review, I don't think HATE is the precise word I was looking for after all. I think active Witnesses are somewhat confused and perplexed over those who once had and appeared to enjoy THEIR truth but who later leave for what appears to be something else. That something else for may former Witnesses is Jesus Christ. This totally confounds some Witnesses.

I actually think that what the Governing Body teaches about those who genuinely disagree with certain of their teachings is the source of contention for many people in and out of the organization. Active Witnesses are forced to take sides. They MUST support what the GB says against these or else face certain discipline and expulsion.

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it the opinion of the majority of Jehovah's Witnesses, that if they are disfellowshiped, they do not get eternal life?

It's as if they believe that imperfect men are the final judges of whether they live or die. Unbelievable!

Since: Feb 09

Charleston, SC

#13 Mar 20, 2010
LLee wrote:
Good day bro cia:
I'm NOT stalking you, but just wanted to say that "shunning" wtbts version is unscriptural, along with their version of an "apostate", it's demonic. Ever notice the "gleeful" grin of "some" elders, et al? They seem to wallow in the misery of others. Where's the LOVE??? imo I truly believe there is no Holy Spirit with the gb/evil slave, but he does work through individual faithful b/s who are searching the Scriptures for The Truth, not a wt pub.
sis
sis
Sis,

I am fully agree with you. I pray for the brothers and sisters among Jehovah's Witnesses all the time. They are a good people who have unfortunately been misguided by the leadership of that religion.
TPMP

South Amboy, NJ

#14 Mar 20, 2010
That "gleeful" observation remark is so on point. I've noticed many witnesses have it, when others in the congo who they may not like for whatever personal reasons are going through rough times. I've seen that in both spanish and english congo's. American more so. It's really sad and unfortunate. It just goes to illustrate you that J.W's are not that much different than anybody else in spite of whatever B.S they tell you........TPMP.
SOSSOS

Farmingdale, NY

#15 Mar 20, 2010
Well here is an example as to whether JWs HATE "worldly" people:

A JW comes to the door of a "worldly" person,

JW:Knock Knock

Worldly person: Hello who is it?

JW:HI we present the Good news of the kingdom of God.

Worldly person:Are you Jehovah's witnesses?

JW:Yes we are.

Worldly person:I am not interested i have my own religion can you please leave.

JEHOVAHS WITNESSES NOW HATE THAT PERSON BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE WATCHTOWER SOCIETIES MESSAGE.

"WORLDLY" MEANS THAT ONE THAT IS NOT A JW IS PART OF THE WORLD AND PART OF SATAN.

IS THAT HATE OR IS THAT LOVE?

IF A PERSON REFERS TO ANOTHER PERSON AS SATAN OR DEMONIZED IS THAT HATRED?

Since: Feb 09

Charleston, SC

#16 Mar 20, 2010
dee lightful wrote:
JW's hate more that just former JW's. The hate of all others, esp Catholics, is what drove me away from the meetings. It made me absolutely sick to my stomach to see hate preached from a so called "christian" religion. It proved to me, like nothing else could, that they are not christian at all and are led by Satan. The sad part is the r/f, who I believe are looking for God, are not aware of who they are following,but their sincerity won't help them if they don't get out of her before the end comes.
Dee,

I totally understand what you are saying and I am inclined to agree.

However, at the funeral I went to today, I saw and experienced something I wasn't quite prepared for. I was going to just keep my distance and stay out of sight. However, since my son, who decided to hang back with me got thirsty, we went inside the hall and got him some water.

I kept my dark sunglasses on trying to discourage anyone from approaching me. It didn't work. My wife had gone ahead of me heralding that I was disfellowshiped which I actually appreciated.

However, that didn't work very well. While some did appear to avoid me, including some family members, others did not. In fact, some seemed intent on defying the rules which made me concerned for them. But what I felt wasn't HATE like I expected, but at was more like a curious intrigue and total bafflement combined.

However, with the current Watchtower rules in place, I had no chance to explain the situation from my point of view. It's kind of sad really.

It's like a sin when a religious group can take such control of one's life that it can order them not to discuss anything at all, good or bad, with anyone who disagrees with their human leadership.

It would be like IBM telling it's employees not to speak to former IBM employees for any reason for the rest of their lives. Jehovah's Witnesses are not different that that.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#17 Mar 20, 2010
Of course they are not. Do some of you who think this spend time going to people's doors to share the Bible Truth with those interested, or offer and conduct free Bible Studies with them? JW's sure don't do that out of hate. AND before anyone decides to chirp this in...it isn't done to please the GB. It is done out of Love for Jehovah GOD, and humans he creates.

Since: Feb 09

Charleston, SC

#18 Mar 20, 2010
kjw47 wrote:
The JW,s may hate the false religions, but they do not hate the humans. Lets take a look into the reality of who actually does the hating-- heres a fine example-- during the rev war, the civil war, ww1, ww2-- It was so called Brothers in Christ vs Brothers in Christ- while the clergy prayed on both sides for the quick destruction of their own brothers in Christ ( i sure would like someone to show me this Jesus ) And war is most certainly not done out of a heart of love it is done with a heart of hate. Just like 9-11 a heart of hatred overcame the people. So for the muslims killing 2750 americans, our side went over and killed 300,000 just in the original bombings. So we returned evil for evil- something Gods word tells the true christians not to do. These trinity religions have shoved the words of God and Jesus aside at every possible turn that they didnt like. The apostles when faced with death, did not fight, the christians, knowing they were to be thrown to the lions as a spectacle, did not fight. A true christian goes to the death, just as Jesus and the followers back then did, instead of returning evil for evil.
Did you know that their were Christians in WWI and WWII and in nearly every war since then who objected to war and violence?

Did you know that some even tried to reason with them not to fight one another because of what the Bible teaches?

The Watchtower Society conveniently fails to mention those people. Why do you think that is?

Did you know that the second president of the Watchtower Society, JF Rutherford, actually supported Adolph Hitler's ideology AGAINST Europe and the U.S. at one time when he was trying to persuade him not to persecute Jehovah's along with the Jews? Where did his neutrality go then?

Since: Feb 09

Charleston, SC

#19 Mar 20, 2010
auroramom wrote:
Wow, it is a cult built on hate.
Basically it attracts new members that are mentally ill and wish death on all people in their past that these recruits deem have done them wrong.
Really what "Christian" faith does absolutely zero charitable works, and preaches the violent death of even children that do not follow their specific "society"??
Not metaphoric death, but an actual death that comes with a date, that the cult's leaders change when it expires. The latest was 1975, I have no idea what the new one is.
These nuts actually plan which homes they will move into, and how they will dispose of your dead, lifeless body.
They are as dangerous and loony as the Taliban, make no mistakes about it.
I remember staking claims on the homes of people when I was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

What's funny is that shortly before seeing that luxurious home, I was probably just complaining about how materialistic people of the world are and why anyone need such a place!

I know, I know.... I was quite the hypocrite!
SOSSOS

Farmingdale, NY

#20 Mar 20, 2010
Nomi wrote:
Of course they are not. Do some of you who think this spend time going to people's doors to share the Bible Truth with those interested, or offer and conduct free Bible Studies with them? JW's sure don't do that out of hate. AND before anyone decides to chirp this in...it isn't done to please the GB. It is done out of Love for Jehovah GOD, and humans he creates.
BUT,

They hate AFTER THE "WORLDLY" person REJECTS their message from the WATCHTOWER SOCIETY.

ONCE THE JW IS TURNED AWAY THE HOUSEHOLDER IS THEN LABELED AS DEMONIZED OR CONTROLLED BY SATAN TO DIE IN ARMEGEDDON.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#21 Mar 20, 2010
Not so....we always are aware that people csn, and may change. AND they often do.
SOSSOS wrote:
Well here is an example as to whether JWs HATE "worldly" people:
A JW comes to the door of a "worldly" person,
JW:Knock Knock
Worldly person: Hello who is it?
JW:HI we present the Good news of the kingdom of God.
Worldly person:Are you Jehovah's witnesses?
JW:Yes we are.
Worldly person:I am not interested i have my own religion can you please leave.
JEHOVAHS WITNESSES NOW HATE THAT PERSON BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE WATCHTOWER SOCIETIES MESSAGE.
"WORLDLY" MEANS THAT ONE THAT IS NOT A JW IS PART OF THE WORLD AND PART OF SATAN.
IS THAT HATE OR IS THAT LOVE?
IF A PERSON REFERS TO ANOTHER PERSON AS SATAN OR DEMONIZED IS THAT HATRED?

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