is an example of a disfellowshipped Jehovah's Witness who agrees with
the manner in which he was removed from their organization based upon
a biblical principle found in the book of 1 Corrinthians 5. John says
he and will eventually return to the organization.
was a Jehovah's Witness 20 years or so ago. I learned a lot of great
stuff being a student and was later baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
I had my own bible studies and had some wonderful friends who were also
in the truth.
appreciated the knowledge which had been passed onto me and discovered
that there were many bad and sometimes very evil things going on in
many of the religions of christendom which were disguised as being from
christian origins and even from the bible.
I fell from my position of grace when I became involved with a girl
who was also a Jehovah's Witness, who apparently had no appreciation
for what she had learned. She was one who had been raised as a Jehovah's
Witness and the truth was less dramatic for her than it was for me.
Being of course that she had nothing to compare it with. I on the other
hand had been raised in the world of men and knew what Jehovah's people
had was quite different than the rest of Christendom's worldly religions.
Some of the people who I had been associated with in the world were
members of the mob as well as other villainous individuals who were
also church going people. Something which I had always found strange
and questionable. Those men were in good standing with their various
religious orders and were well respected and some were even family men
who were also good for the most part towards their mistresses as well.
getting back to the girl and the reason for my disfellowshipment; We
became involved in a sexual manner and through a neighbor we were discovered
and the elders were notified. The elders spoke to us and we were reproved.
However, we did not stop our physical relationship and we were soon
discovered again and this time I tried to lie to the elders and they
did not believe me and I was
must honestly say that it hurt me to be thrown out of the organization
and I was a little bit bitter about the experience. But I realized a
little later on, that I deserved to be disfellowshipped based upon christian
doctrine and knew that I respected them for their decision based on
1 Corinthians 5:1-13
5 Actually fornication is reported among YOU, and such fornication as
is not even among the nations, that a wife a certain [man] has of [his]
father. 2 And are YOU puffed up, and did YOU not rather mourn, in order
that the man that committed this deed should be taken away from YOUR
midst? 3 I for one, although absent in body but present in spirit, have
certainly judged already, as if I were present, the man who has worked
in such a way as this, 4 that in the name of our Lord Jesus, when YOU
are gathered together, also my spirit with the power of our Lord Jesus,
5 YOU hand such a man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
in order that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
6 YOUR [cause for] boasting is not fine. Do YOU not know that a little
leaven ferments the whole lump? 7 Clear away the old leaven, that YOU
may be a new lump, according as YOU are free from ferment. For, indeed,
Christ our passover has been sacrificed. 8 Consequently let us keep
the festival, not with old leaven, neither with leaven of badness and
wickedness, but with unfermented cakes of sincerity and truth.
9 In my letter I wrote YOU to quit mixing in company with fornicators,
10 not [meaning] entirely with the fornicators of this world or the
greedy persons and extortioners or idolaters. Otherwise, YOU would actually
have to get out of the world. 11 But now I am writing YOU to quit mixing
in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy
person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard or an extortioner,
not even eating with such a man. 12 For what do I have to do with judging
those outside? Do YOU not judge those inside, 13 while God judges those
outside? “Remove the wicked [man] from among yourselves.”
am still disfellowshipped and will eventually return to Jehovah's people,
because in my heart I know that this organization can not be replaced
by anything which christendom in general could possibly offer. Anyway,
this is my story. And in the interest of being fair and impartial, I
am hopeful that Shaun's website will publish this story in the hopes
that others will see that not everyone who is no longer one of Jehovah's
Witnesses is openly bitter and resentful about their experience in the
only organization for which I know teaches the truth about Jehovah and
his son Jesus.
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