TRANSITIONING TO THE KINGDOM OF THE HEAVENS
FIGHTING THE FINE FIGHT
September 17, 2014
“Fight the fine fight of the faith; get a firm hold on the everlasting life for which you were called and you offered the fine public declaration in front of many witnesses.”
– 1 Timothy 6:12
Paul’s above words to Timothy were given to encourage him to stand firm in the presence of others in the congregation who were ‘teaching doctrines that did not agree with what Jesus taught,’ but instead were ‘puffed up with pride,’ instigating ‘wicked suspicions’ of one another and ‘using the godly devotion of their brothers as a means of great gain.’ (1 Timothy 6:3-4) Paul told Timothy to ‘flee from those things,’ and instead make ‘public declaration of his hope in front of these wayward people’ in the same way that ‘Jesus made a public declaration before Pontius Pilate’ who was acting at the instigation of the Jewish Sanhedrin. (1 Timothy 6:11-13) How appropriate is Paul’s counsel to the faith sons of God who exist in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses today!
There is no doubt that the Watchtower organization teaches the doctrine of the so-called ‘earthly hope’ which is a doctrine that Jesus never taught. There is no doubt that the Governing Body, as a whole, is ‘puffed up with pride’ and will not yield to Christ’s plain and open teachings. There is no doubt that the Governing Body is instigating wicked suspicions among brothers by promoting inquisitions and interrogations of any who dare to openly confess union with Christ Jesus, labeling them apostates. There is no doubt that the Watchtower organization is using the godly devotion of Jehovah’s Witnesses to provide financial resources and free labor, not to feed or help the poor, but to build their own storehouses. And there is no doubt that the faith sons are being called upon to make public declaration of their hope in the front of wayward bodies of Elders who seek to ‘kill them’ at the instigation of the modern day Sanhedrin, the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses! (John 16:2-3)
As these reprehensible events continue and crescendo in the Watchtower organization, the more we are convinced that the organization has become unsalvageable! The information we provided in the Possibilities Series to show the Governing Body a way out of its pitiable condition has, for the most part, fallen on deaf and/or rebellious ears. Thus, the only way for our brothers and sisters among Jehovah’s Witnesses to save themselves from the tragedy that will befall the Watchtower organization is for them to individually stand, make public declaration of their hope, and leave before the ‘ship’ hits the proverbial iceberg.
In the history of the Watchtower organization, there have been many problems and many movements designed to either change it or bring it down. Those actions only temporarily crippled the organization, at best. It quickly recovered and continued to strive and thrive. This time, however, will be quite different. It’s facade of being a truth-seeking religious organization has come to an end. No longer is the Bible their guide. They openly reject what is plainly written in it in favor of what they call the ‘current understanding.’ As a group, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not care what Jesus requires. Their only concern is absolute obedience and loyalty to the Governing Body. Accordingly, very soon, all that will be left in the organization will be ‘dead men’s bones, hypocrisy, and lawlessness.’ (Matthew 23:27-28) It will become a ‘lurking place for demons.’ (Revelation 18:2) Why do we say that? What is so different this time?
This time, the Watchtower organization has taken its stand, not against mere men, not against mere interpretations, not against rules and laws, but against the Christ himself! They have wholly rejected the plain and open teachings of Jesus. Like never before, they blatantly discourage their members from ‘eating and drinking of the Christ.’ (John 6:53-56) They challenge and persecute those who accept the invitation to follow Jesus into the heavens. They forbid open discussion about the heavenly hope in the congregation or in the ministry. (Hebrews 10:23-25) They set themselves up as an authority higher than Christ and they speak ‘grandiose things’ about their insignificant human accomplishments.
At one time, the Watchtower organization was a two-hope organization. They taught that some among them have the hope of going to heaven, whereas the vast majority among them have the hope of living forever on earth. This doctrine was bad enough! But now, the Watchtower organization has become a one-hope organization. The Governing Body has completely abandoned the heavenly hope for all but themselves and a few old timers, and are dedicated solely to developing and promoting the so-called ‘earthly hope.’ The Governing Body (who all profess to be ‘anointed’) regularly meets together, but they forbid any others who profess ‘anointing’ to meet together. Why? Because they fear the others might (heaven forbid) encourage one another and strengthen their hope! The Governing Body and those on the Writing Department are fighting harder than ever to destroy the heavenly hope among Jehovah’s Witnesses by starvation, and by refusing to provide any information, encouragement or exhortation to their own brothers in Christ! They have become murderers of the highest order – spiritual murderers and abortionists – for they seek not only to ‘kill’ the sons, but to prevent the birth of any potential sons! This error has amassed to the heavens and will be answered!
Their hatred of the sons of God is evidenced by the growing number of ‘inquisitions’ and ‘witch hunts’ that are currently taking place in Kingdom Halls around the world at the direction of the Governing Body. We are receiving reports that the Governing Body has sent out directives to many bodies of Elders advising them to ‘be on the look out’ for anyone claiming to be a son of God or who may have begun partaking at the Memorial during the past 3-4 years. Their earlier concern was to prevent these new ‘sons of the kingdom’ from being counted in the annual Memorial report. Now the intent is to either convince those sons and partakers to abandon their heavenly hope or, if not, to expel them from the congregation, and by doing so, discourage all others from having the audacity to be ‘born again’ (John 3:3) or take a stand with Christ. Abortionists indeed!
The Governing Body has no problem with brothers proclaiming their so-called ‘earthly hope,’ yet through their minions, they seek to silence all who dare even mention their heavenly hope! The brothers of Christ cannot talk about their hope in the congregations, they cannot preach it in the public field ministry, nor can they gather together to encourage one another without being labeled apostates! Even those who claim an ‘earthly hope’ can see the hypocrisy in this. And this blatant hypocrisy is backfiring.
Those who obediently follow the Governing Body truly believe there are two hopes. They truly believe there are those among them who will be going to heaven to rule with Jesus. They are taught that the ‘anointed’ are Christ brothers and that they should be ‘doing good’ to even the ‘least of Christ’s brothers.’ (Matthew 25:34-40) Thus, those who are sincere among the ‘earthly crowd’ are baffled at the aggressive actions being taken against the brothers of Christ. They do not understand why the Governing Body chooses not ‘to feed or clothe’ Christ’s brothers, or why they refuse to ‘receive them hospitably.’ (Matthew 25:41-46) Their eyes are gradually opening and they are beginning to question the motives and authority of the Governing Body. Really, no God-loving, Christ-following member of the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, whatever hope they profess, could ever assent to or support these witch hunts. Truly, as Jesus said, ‘all will know that you are my disciples — if you have love among yourselves.” (John 13:35) And conversely he said, you will know the false prophets and wolves in sheep’s clothing ‘by their ravenous actions and worthless fruits.’ (Matthew 7:15-20) Accordingly, all in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses are making themselves known as followers of Christ or followers of men!
But brothers, who are the real apostates? Those who promote the hope Jesus taught or those who seek to silence it? Really, how can one apostatize from a manmade hope? Have you ever wondered why the Governing Body is so fearful of those with the heavenly hope? What is it about the hope Jesus taught that leads the Governing Body and their henchmen to take aggressive and unscriptural actions against any who confess union with Christ? It is because of the power of the true good news! It is appealing to mankind. When those who profess the ‘earthly hope’ recognizes that he or she is a son of God, they can no longer be controlled or manipulated by men. To those seeking power who want to ‘sit down in the temple of God, and hold themselves out as deserving of the loyalty that is due to a god’ (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), sonship with the true God is their kryptonite!
The Governing Body as a whole, along with those who manipulate their strings, want all of Jehovah’s Witnesses to reject Jesus’ plain and open teachings about the heavenly hope, to place all of their future hopes in corruptible earthly things over which they shall rule, and to follow their teachings and directions ‘no matter how unsound.’ The aggressive measures the Governing Body is taking are a direct response to the growing numbers who are turning away from the servitude of men and turning to the Christ as faith sons of the living God!
But this time, the Governing Body cannot paint these faith sons with the brush of ‘mental imbalance’ or rebellion against God, or even apostasy, because those who are stepping forward to side with the Christ include Elders, Circuit Overseers, District Overseers, Branch Overseers, Missionaries, Bethelites, Pioneers, and stalwart men and women with unblemished records, men and women who know their Bible and Watchtower teachings, and who speak with authority. They are not like the self-proclaimed prophets and detractors that the Governing Body is used to. These faith sons of the true God are ambassadors substituting for Christ. They speak his plain and open teachings of sonship and good news, not antiquated ‘old wine’ or self-willed pronouncements that originate out of anger, hurt, and pain. THAT is the difference. THAT is why this time, the outcome will be devastating. Unfortunately, the Governing Body is not heeding the counsel of Gamaliel given under similar circumstances:
“But a Pharisee named Gamaliel rose in the Sanhedrin; he was a Law teacher esteemed by all the people, and he gave the command to put the men outside for a little while. Then he said to them: “Men of Israel, be careful as to what you intend to do about these men. For instance, before these days Theudas rose up, saying he himself was somebody, and a number of men, about 400, joined his party. But he was done away with, and all those who were following him were dispersed and came to nothing. After him, Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the registration, and he drew followers after himself. That man also perished, and all those who were following him were scattered. So under the present circumstances, I say to you, do not meddle with these men, but let them alone. For if this scheme or this work is from men, it will be overthrown; but if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. Otherwise, you may even be found fighters against God himself.”
– Acts 5:34-39
Fighters against God indeed! Those whom the Governing Body sends to silence these faith sons of the Father are ill-prepared. They are sending ‘physical men’ to confront ‘spiritual men’ – babes challenging full grown adults! Our brothers and sisters who have accepted their sonship are giving these ‘hired men’ (John 10:12-13) a real challenge. When confronted about their hope, these sons are pointing these wayward shepherds directly to scripture and sometimes even to the Watchtower publications. They are defending their hope with ‘mildness and deep respect’ (1 Peter 3:15), and they are appealing to the sleeping consciences of those misguided Elders. They are fighting the fine faith, and they are prevailing!
There really can be only two outcomes: (1) the wayward shepherds will be awakened to the true hope themselves (as has occurred numerous times even with Bethel emissaries); or (2) the dishonorable overseers will have to take off their sheep’s clothing and reveal their true nature as hired men seeking to devour the flock. This is because there is no other way to follow the covert directives of the Governing Body. It is impossible to chastise and expel the brothers of Christ without exposing one’s true hatred for both the Christ and Jehovah. And once this is done, the demise of the Watchtower organization will be imminent, and the ‘desolation of her’ will be near.
We have chosen not to expose the names of the wayward Elders or the congregations where these inquisitions are taking place. Nevertheless, we will faithfully expose what is occurring in these meetings around the world to show our brothers how to ‘fight the fine fight’ in a way that continues to honor the Father and His Christ. We want to prepare the sons of the Kingdom who, for now, exist within the Watchtower organization, for the battle against the physical men, to fight with spiritual armor to either win, warn or defeat the enemies of Christ, all while holding fast to the fruits of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23)
We begin with three reports we recently received and were given permission to publish. And we will gladly publish any future reports we receive. For all our brothers and sisters who are subject to these inquisitions, please know that your courage in revealing your experiences will serve to build up one another (Romans 1:11-12), and hopefully end this devious machination against the brothers of Christ among Jehovah’s Witnesses.
September 14, 2014 - from a form Ministerial Servant
Thank you for continuing to encourage us all through your website. I was recently called to a meeting with two elders who were concerned about “apostate teachings” infiltrating the congregation and causing division. Since I was a partaker (and a recent one of just two years, at that) they wanted to question me on my beliefs. Brothers, the “apostate teachings” infiltrating the congregation were about the heavenly hope that our Father has laid out for all who accept it.
This meeting was an absolute travesty. I asked them if they were questioning everybody in the congregation. They said no. I asked them on what basis then were they questioning me. They said because I was a partaker. They reported to me that certain friends were getting together and reading the Bible alone without using the Society’s publications. (Oh, the horror!! How dare the brothers read JUST the Bible!!)
Absolutely no scriptures were read in our meeting. Whenever I tried to appeal to scriptures, I was cut off. Every question they asked me was a question concerning my loyalty to the organization, loyalty to the faithful and discreet slave, and recognizing that God works through them.
They asked me if I believed everybody had a heavenly hope. I tactfully replied that everyone who has had the spirit bear witness with them has a heavenly hope and I offered to read Romans Chapter 8 as proof. They asked me if I thought only 144,000 were going to heaven. I said I cannot speak of that number. It is a symbolic prophecy in Revelation and I am not a prophet.
One of the elders, who also happens to have been my best friend for a number of years, then brought up the few times in the past where I had come to him in confidence questioning our understanding of certain scriptures. He was using our two year old conversations as his basis for questioning me this day. It was true that I had questioned some of our teachings. But being a “good Witness,” I kept my doubts to myself and was “waiting on Jehovah.” Now he was using this as proof that I had different beliefs. It wasn’t enough that I wasn’t promoting these teachings. It was enough that I had these thoughts, period. And because I had these thoughts I was no longer in union with the congregation and could no longer be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I guess they missed Paul’s counsel at Romans 14:1.
I took the opportunity to highlight a couple of my questionings and reasonings, but to no avail. I brought attention to the fact that I had questioned the Society’s understanding of Matthew 22:29,30 to be applied to an earthly resurrection and all of the problems associated with that understanding. As recently as the Watchtower August 15,2014 [Questions from Readers] that understanding has since changed to be a bit more accurate, namely that Jesus was in fact referring to a heavenly resurrection. I reasoned that although I questioned a certain teaching of this scripture two years ago, I “waited on Jehovah” as instructed and the Society corrected the understanding. Could not the same thing be happening with our understanding of the heavenly hope?
Instead of accusing me of not remaining in union with the congregation because I had a “different opinion” (Romans14:1), would it not be wise to take a lesson from Gamaliel who suggested to the Sanhedrin that they not meddle with the apostles but let things play out lest they be actually fighting against God?
Brothers, absolutely no attention was given to Jesus, his spirit of truth, or the scriptures. Their only concern was what the Society was teaching today, that I was in line with it, and that I obeyed them, regardless of what the spirit in me bore witness to otherwise.
I have just learned that not only have they sought me out but they have actually sought out an older 70 something year old brother who has been a partaker since the 80s. This frail brother who walks with a cane and has been the epitome of a Christlike one in the congregation for as long as I’ve been a part of it has also now been called by the elders under suspicion of apostasy! How unbelievable!
We have just completed two Watchtower study articles about apostasy within the congregation. Without going into detail about how atrocious these articles are, I can very easily see how it is articles such as these that will ultimately and ironically be the source of their own demise. As loyalty to the Governing Body becomes more radicalized and suspicions upon innocent brothers continue to increase, the organization will ultimately implode under its own self aggrandizement and manmade teachings.
But all of this will ultimately serve as a witness to the true followers of Christ who will see through the hypocrisy and turn towards the voice of their Master. My mother has come such a long way through my efforts to share the true good news with her. By seeing these things in the congregation happen to me, she has come closer than ever to accepting her sonship with the Christ and I thank our Father in heaven for that!!
Thank you for all of your efforts in helping me and others be set free in Christ.
September 16, 2014 - from a former Elder
I was baptized at 15 years old at the "Good News For All Nations" District Convention in July 1968. During the 46 years of my baptism, I have never had to sit before a judicial committee or a fact finding committee for committing serious sin that would warrant disfellowshipping. For the majority of my baptized years I have served as either a ministerial servant or elder. Both I and my family have given of our time and resources to enable me to serve as a temporary worker at Watchtower headquarters on two separate occasions. I have attended a number of elder training schools in my local area and at the Patterson training center in New York State.
My reason for stating this is not to draw any attention to myself or to try and prove myself righteousness, as the apostle said "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) I have made many mistakes of which I am not proud of. However I never imagined I would be requested to sit before two elders to answer questions regarding declaring my hope as an adopted son of God, and for my enthusiasm of putting Christ Jesus at the head of this organization and its so called "faithful and discreet slave."
After having declared my hope to every elder in the congregation in which I once served, I also shared with a new elder who had recently joined our congregation from a nearby area Jesus words in the gospel of John chapter 6, where our Lord spoke of the necessity of partaking of his body if we wanted eternal life and to be resurrected. I told him it was due to this scripture and many others that profound changes were taking place among brothers throughout the organization even among many current and former circuit and district overseers. He seemed very interested as if he wanted to know more, so he asked if we could speak together privately to further the discussion.
Later he called me to set up an appointment to talk with him, but added he wanted another elder to also sit in since I had spoken also with this elder about my hope. At first I agreed but after thinking matters over and conferring with my wife who thought this was just a "fishing expedition" to try and entrap me, I called the brother back and declined to meet with him unless it was just he and I alone. The brother earnestly assured me they were not out to entrap me but sincerely wanted to learn more about why I had changed so dramatically from the two-hope destiny as taught by Jehovah's Witnesses. He gave me the impression that they were looking to be enlightened and were searching for truth. Well, it turns out my wife's perception was correct; it was nothing more than a "fishing expedition."
After sharing with them John 6:41-58, I asked them how can anyone regardless of what destiny they may think they have ignore Jesus clear statement that we if we do not partake of him we "have no life in ourselves" and we will not be resurrected on the last day? They responded that only applies to the anointed. So I asked where in this scripture is any such condition placed? I had them look at the scripture again and note carefully that Jesus said several times "whoeverfeeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life and I will resurrect him on the last day." Verse 53 says clearly if one were not to do as commanded "you have no life in yourselves." In response I only received blank stares.
Next I had them turn their attention to the apostle Paul's instructions on the reason why we celebrate the memorial supper at 1 Corinthians 11:26; "For as often as you eat this loaf and drink this cup you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he arrives." I asked the two elders, how can we abstain from this clear directive from the apostle? I received the same response as previously; this applies only to the anointed. So I asked the question where is such condition that only a very, very, small number of people living in this 21st century in the midst of billions of earth's inhabitants were the only ones to "keep proclaiming the death of our Lord, until he arrives."
Surely if the future millions even billions of potential footstep followers of Christ were going to develop on earth should not we expect there would be at least onescripture that would say to these millions/billions of followers; "Look, you are NOT to keep proclaiming the death of our Lord until he arrives, you are to sit passively at the memorial supper, because it is not up to you to keep proclaiming his death by partaking of his body at the memorial supper." I said to the brothers, no such scripture exists. I asked them to show me scripturally how we can circumvent this requirement. I said, each year as the memorial emblems are passed to the vast majority of Jehovah's Witnesses we in essence say by our actions "I am not going to keep proclaiming the death of our Lord, until he arrives," so we pass the plate and cup to the next person, and on and on it goes with the vast majority refusing to acknowledge the very one who is responsible for our salvation. Again I asked how you can justify this!
Too my utter amazement one of the elders told me that they were not prepared to answer such questions as they would need time to also do research. I told both brothers, that this was a cop out. They have both delivered the annual memorial talk multiple times and have read this scripture in their talks. I also reminded them that this is a very basic and fundamental scripture in the Bible. These two men have been elders for decades and have attended numerous elder schools both here and at Patterson New York. So to say that they need time to research is a failure to be able to support their beliefs. No comment from either of them in that regard.
Just as I anticipated the question was going to boil down to me not following the current understanding of the organization. I informed the brothers that I was not under obligation to follow men. I pulled out and had one of the elders read the introductory paragraph to the September 15, 2010 Watchtower, "Your Leader Is One, The Christ." This is what it says:
“Christendom's churches have human leaders, such as the pope of Rome, the patriarchs and metropolitans of the Eastern Orthodox churches, and the heads of other religions. Jehovah's Witnesses recognize no human as their leader. They are not the disciples or followers of any man."
The brother rapidly read through the paragraph without pausing. So I said to him, this is what is stated in the magazine, so your question to me regarding adhering blindly to the organizations teachings is a moot point! His response was "well when we follow the organization we are following Christ." I asked him if he would like to re-read that paragraph again, he declined!
I let both brothers know I thought they were deceitful in their intentions. I told the brother who I had initially talked to that he had been given enough information through our first encounter at the Kingdom Hall to know that what I was telling him was not in harmony with the Society’s teachings and that for him to pretend he was just interested in having a more expanded view of my thinking was completely dishonest. Of course he tried to defend his indefensible position of lying to me.
They kept attempting to try and convince me that I was causing divisions in the congregation by not adhering to the Society’s current understanding. They even went so far to say that I could be right, but until the Society makes the adjustment I was out of line to run ahead.
I then pointed their attention to an additional article that I had printed and brought with me to read. The article is from June 15, 1995 Watchtower, pp.21-22 "Sacred Service With Your Power of Reason." This apparently was a study article. It says this under the subheading: “Slaves of God and Christ, Not of Men:”
13. Elders have to allow those under their care to use their power of reason. The members of the congregation are not slaves of men. "If I were yet pleasing men," wrote Paul, "I would not be Christ's slave." (Galatians 1:10, Colossians 3:23, 24) In contrast, the Pharisees wanted people to believe that it was more important to gain the approval of men than that of God. (Matthew 23:2-7, John 12:42, 43) The Pharisees took it upon themselves to become moral dictators who formed their own rules and then judged others by how well they measured up. Those who followed the Pharisees were weakened in the use of their Bible-trained conscience, in effect becoming slaves of men.
14. Christian elders today know that the flock is not principally accountable to them. Each Christian must carry his or her own load. (Romans 14:4; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Galatians 6:5). This is as it should be. Indeed, if members of the flock were to be slaves of men, obeying simply because of being monitored, what would they do when those men were not around? Paul had reason for joy over the Philippians: "In the way that you have always obeyed, not during my presence only, but now much more readily during my absence, keep working out your own salvation with fear and trembling." They were truly slaves of Christ, and not of Paul.-Philippians 2:12
15. In matters of conscience, therefore, elders do not make decisions for those under their care. They explain the Bible principles involved in a matter and then allow the individuals involved to use their own powers of reason to make a decision. This is a serious responsibility, yet it is one that the individual himself must bear.
After considering the article I was told this only applies to matters of conscience, not to doctrine. I told them that my declaring my sonship was indeed a matter of conscience. They preferred to differ.
After all that I have shared with them any reasonable person would have simply let the matter drop. This was not going to be the case with them. In my opinion, they had an agenda. That agenda was to squash any idea that one could actually become a faith son of God and a brother of Christ and receive the anointing which both Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul prominently spoke about. They made it unmistakably clear that they did not want me spreading my hope to others. I asked them what if someone was to come to me and ask about my hope. They said that if someone approached me and I were to declare to them the ideas that I expressed to them I would be considered an apostate and they would take action against me, to protect the congregation. Unbelievable!
They further said based upon the information I had thus shared with them I was dangerously close to being an apostate and the matter would have to be taken up with the body of elders and that they would get back to me on the matter. I can hardly believe these are the men I have worked shoulder to shoulder with for the past 15 years in this particular congregation, and this is how I am now regarded since partaking of the body of Christ!
At present I am waiting to see what will happen next. It is apparent that the Kingdom Hall is not a place where any of the sons of God, Christ brothers are welcomed. While I will go through any judicial actions they wish to bring against me, I have informed my wife that I will no longer be attending any more congregation meetings. Our Kingdom Halls are becoming barbaric slaughter houses for the sons of the Kingdom. Any faint glimmers of spiritual civility are fast giving way to the pre-renaissance dark ages! This is tragically lamentable!
September 16, 2014 - from a former Elder and about 22 sons of the kingdom who intend to make a simultaneous disassociation from the Watchtower organization
Good Evening Dear Beloved Sons of God, I have a heavy heart at the deplorable way brothers are handling the sons of the Kingdom, Christ dear brothers. And in meeting with some of the near by partakers tonight, everyone wishes to give our love and prayers to all who are being drilled just because they choose life and not death. So we've come to the conclusion that it's time to exit stage left from this unrighteousness and seek the comfort of the association we've come to have and the comfort of the spirit of truth. So the Society’s loss is Christ's gain and we all can say that with an eternal smile on our faces.
These are just three recent reports we received! What a travesty! Who would have thought a religion who considers themselves ‘Christians’ could so blatantly turn against the Christ and actually persecute those would seek to be ‘Christians!’ We know that most Christian denominations could not even fathom such actions!
We certainly hope that not only Jehovah’s Witnesses, but all Christian denominations take note of the actions of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society and reject them! The only way to stop the growth of this virus is to first expose their machinations and then cut off association. It is the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses that should be disfellowshiped as apostates! We hope all true Christians shun them until they humble themselves and ‘kiss the Son!’
They are nothing more than a self-appointed ‘operation of error’ and a ‘deluding influence’ who is misleading a multitude and taking pleasure in persecuting the brothers of Christ. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
To each of the faith sons of the Father, in whatever ‘mountain’ you serve, know that the heavens stand with you! Look up! That is your inheritance! Why should you ever cower before men! Remember Jesus’ words:
“Everyone, then, who acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father who is in the heavens. But whoever disowns me before men, I will also disown him before my Father who is in the heavens.”
– Matthew 10:32-33
May we all confess union with the Christ and ‘fight the fine fight of the faith!’
For our part, we will continue to publish the reports we receive from our brothers around the world who are facing this utter foolishness! Accordingly, we welcome your comments and your experiences.