Letter Of Disassociation

10-15-2000 By Don

Body of Elders
(Congregation name and address removed)

Dear Congregations:

I am writing this letter after several months of intensive studies of the Bible, Watchtower Society materials from 1879 to present as well as related materials pertaining to the authenticity of the Governing Body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  What I have discovered is very disturbing to say the least.  I have come to see a pattern of false prophecies, history cover ups and rewrites, and out right lies pertaining to the identity of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses as the sole channel of communication from God!  I have found this organization to have repeatedly violated Galatians 1:8, Revelations 22:18,19 Dueteronomy 18:20-22!

*** Rbi8  Deuteronomy 18:20-22 ***
20 “‘However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. 21 And in case you should say in your heart: “How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken?” 22 when the prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true, that is the word that Jehovah did not speak. With presumptuousness the prophet spoke it. You must not get frightened at him.”My understanding of the society as a false prophet starts and ends with the Society’s own words.

*** w72 4/1 197  'They Shall Know that a Prophet Was Among Them' ***
This “prophet” was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah’s Christian witnesses. They are still proclaiming a warning, and have been joined and assisted in their commissioned work by hundreds of thousands of persons who have listened to their message with belief.”

In the above quote the Society identifies itself as Jehovah’s prophet!  As such they are responsible for the accuracy or inaccuracies of the word that is spoken in Jehovah’s name! For example, the current teachings on what the Society taught about 1914 prior to the dates occurrence is not accurate!

For example, as recently as the September 15, 1998 Watchtower, an article titled "Waiting in 'Eager Expectation' carries this statement:

". . . a prophecy providentially caused sincere 19th-century Bible students to be in expectation. By linking the "seven times" of Daniel 4:25 with "the times of the Gentiles," they anticipated that Christ would receive Kingdom power in 1914."

This is a blatant misrepresentation of what the Society taught!  Here in Pastor Russell’s own words are what was expected in 1914.
1889 "Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the 'battle of the great day of
God Almighty (Rev. 16:14) which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. The gathering of the armies is plainly visible from the standpoint of God's word." (Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 2, The Time Is At Hand, 1889 Ed., p. 101. The 1915 Edition of this texts changed "A.D. 1914" to read
'A.D. 1915')
As you can see that Armageddon was the expectation in 1914, not Christ’s presence, 1878 is what was taught as Christ’s Kingdom power and 1874 was taught as Christ’s presence!
1894 "We see no reason for changing the figures - nor could we change them if we would. They are, we believe, God's dates, not ours. But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble." (Watchtower July 15, 1894, p 266; p 1677 reprints)
In the above quote from WTS reprints 1914 is listed as the “end of trouble not the beginning as taught now!” And it is taught as “God’s date”!  So here we see the false prophecies as well as there cover ups!  I have heard the society use Proverbs 4:18 to justify false prophecies.  That Bible passage discussed the contrast between a righteous man’s path and a wicked man stating “the righteous man’s is like a bright light getting brighter and brighter”.  This has nothing what so ever to do with Bible truths getting brighter as the Society would have us believe!  Proverbs does have something to say about the so called bright light excuse though!
*** Rbi8  Proverbs 13:5 ***
 A false word is what the righteous hates, but the wicked ones act shamefully and cause disgrace for themselves.”
Many are the false words spoken by the Society.  How about the ones spoken about the year 1925!

1918 "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection." (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p. 89)

1920 "A simple calculation of these jubilees brings us to this important fact: Seventy jubilees of fifty years each would be a total of 3500 years. That period of time beginning 1575 before A.D. 1 of necessity would end in the fall of 1925, at which time the type ends and the great antitype must begin. What, then, should we expect to take palace? In the type there must be a full restoration; beginning of restoration of all things. The chief thing to be restored is the human race to life; and since other Scriptures definitely fix the fact that there will be a resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and other faithful ones of old, and that these will have the first favor, we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men and Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth. (Millions now living will never die, 1920 p 89-90)

These are more failed prophecy that I can not allow an organization that claims to be God’s channel of communication to explain away as human error!  God’s word does not change!  Only man’s word changes, God has stated that He does not change!

*** Rbi8  Malachi 3:6 ***
6 “For I am Jehovah; I have not changed.

*** Rbi8  James 1:17 ***
17 Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, for it comes down from the Father of the [celestial] lights, and with him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow.”

I maintain to you with the Bible as proof that it is the Governing Body and not God who has changed to the slander of the Divine name in the Societies stance that they are God’s sole channel of communication!  Lets examine  what the Society said about the year 1975!  I was old enough to remember that fiasco!
w68 8/15 499  Why Are You Looking Forward to 1975? ***
30 Are we to assume from this study that the battle of Armageddon will be all over by the autumn of 1975, and the long-looked-for thousand-year reign of Christ will begin by then? Possibly, but we wait to see how closely the seventh thousand-year period of man’s existence coincides with the sabbathlike thousand-year reign of Christ. If these two periods run parallel with each other as to the calendar year, it will not be by mere chance or accident but will be according to Jehovah’s loving and timely purposes. Our chronology, however, which is reasonably accurate (but admittedly not infallible), at the best only points to the autumn of 1975 as the end of 6,000 years of man’s existence on earth. It does not necessarily mean that 1975 marks the end of the first 6,000 years of Jehovah’s seventh creative “day.” Why not? Because after his creation Adam lived some time during the “sixth day,” which unknown amount of time would need to be subtracted from Adam’s 930 years, to determine when the sixth seven-thousand-year period or “day” ended, and how long Adam lived into the “seventh day.” And yet the end of that sixth creative “day” could end within the same Gregorian calendar year of Adam’s creation. It may involve only a difference of weeks or months, not years.”
The Society here states that “Armageddon is due in 1975 and that the variance of the date is only a few weeks or months but not years.”  News flash it has been 24 years!  Here is another quote from the May 1974 KM.
*** km 5/74 3  How Are You Using Your Life? ***
Yes, since the summer of 1973 there have been new peaks in pioneers every month. Now there are 20,394 regular and special pioneers in the United States, an all-time peak. That is 5,190 more than there were in February 1973! A 34-percent increase! Does that not warm our hearts? Reports are heard of brothers selling their homes and property and planning to finish out the rest of their days in this old system in the pioneer service. Certainly this is a fine way to spend the short time remaining before the wicked world’s end.—1 John 2:17.”
Here the Society further encourages the 1975 date by praising those who due to the Society’s false statements were selling their belonging and using their retirement to Pioneer during the last months of this system!  What is even worse was the Society’s attitude towards those who believed their failed prophecy about 1975.
*** w76 7/15 441  A Solid Basis for Confidence ***
15 But it is not advisable for us to set our sights on a certain date, neglecting everyday things we would ordinarily care for as Christians, such as things that we and our families really need. We may be forgetting that, when the “day” comes, it will not change the principle that Christians must at all times take care of all their responsibilities. If anyone has been disappointed through not following this line of thought, he should now concentrate on adjusting his viewpoint, seeing that it was not the word of God that failed or deceived him and brought disappointment, but that his own understanding was based on wrong premises.”

Here the Society blames the average JW who believed what the Governing Body said about 1975, saying “the average JW needed to adjust their viewpoint” when just 2 years earlier in the May 1974 KM the Society was praising the flock for serving for the 1975 date they published!
This in not new light, this is evil!

Lets talk a little bit about new light.  Pastor Russell said that “new light does not contradict old light.”

But with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and so it is with truth; any knowledge or light coming from God must be like its author.  A new view of truth never can contradict a former truth.  "New light" never extinguishes older "light," but adds to it.

The above quote is from the Watchtower reprints, Feb, 1881  p188.  It is a quote of Pastor Russell and is of interest in light of the fact that the Society does just the opposite of what it’s first president states as new light! For example.  The Watchtower of 7/1879 p 8 says “the Sodomites will be resurrected.”  The Watchtower of 6/1/52 p 338 says “the men of Sodom will not be resurrected.”  The Watchtower of 8/1/65 p 479 says “the men of Sodom will be resurrected.” The Watchtower of 6/1/1988 p 31 says “men of Sodom will not be resurrected.” Live forever 1982 edition says “men of Sodom will be resurrected.” Live forever 1989 version says “Men of Sodom will not be resurrected.”  Both versions statements are found on page 179. Insight Vol. 2 page 985 says “men of Sodom will be resurrected.” Revelation book page 273 says “men of Sodom will not be resurrected.  That’s a lot of blinking new light!  Lets examine more examples of contradictory new light.

Organ transplants are a good example.  Lets see how the Society viewed them in 1967!

*** w67 11/15 702 Questions from Readers ***
Humans were allowed by God to eat animal flesh and to sustain their human lives by taking the lives of animals, though they were not permitted to eat blood. Did this include eating human flesh, sustaining one’s life by means of the body or part of the body of another human, alive or dead? No! That would be cannibalism, a practice abhorrent to all civilized people. Jehovah clearly made a distinction between the lives of animals and the lives of humans, mankind being created in God’s image, with his qualities. (Gen. 1:27) This distinction is evident in His next words. God proceeded to show that man’s life is sacred and is not to be taken at will, as may be done with the animals to be used for food. To show disrespect for the sanctity of human life."
So in 1967 the average Jehovah’s Witness could be disfellowshipped for cannibalism if he had an organ transplant.  But wait new light might shine forth!
*** w80 3/15 31  Questions from Readers ***
Clearly, personal views and conscientious feelings vary on this issue of transplantation. It is well known that the use of human materials for human consumption varies all the way from minor items, such as hormones and corneas, to major organs, such as kidneys and hearts. While the Bible specifically forbids consuming blood, there is no Biblical command pointedly forbidding the taking in of other human tissue. For this reason, each individual faced with making a decision on this matter should carefully and prayerfully weigh matters and then decide conscientiously what he or she could or could not do before God. It is a matter for personal decision. (Gal. 6:5) The congregation judicial committee would not take disciplinary action if someone accepted an organ transplant.”
New light in 1980 people could get organ transplants, ahhhh, to bad for those who died or went blind cause they blindly obeyed the Governing Body.  Does the term Heaven’s Gate Cult ring a bell here gentlemen!  I can’t help but wonder if the Society’s reversal here was due to the age of the Governing Body being about the age people usually need heart transplants?

Let’s look at another example of contradictory flip flops.  The stand on superior authorities.  In the Society’s book Let God be true p 248 the higher powers are said to be “Jehovah and Jesus.”  20 years later in the Babylon the Great book the higher powers in Romans chapter 13 are the World Governments!  The latter view is in agreement with basic Christianity.

I find the Society’s stance on raising children not only unscriptural, but in the realm of child abuse!  The isolating of JW children from non-JW children teaching that non-JW children are all bad association is not only an insulting form of discrimination, but a blatant form of Cult mind control tactics designed to keep the flow of non-Society information to a minimum!  There is no basis in the Bible for not allowing a child to play nonviolent sports after school.  The Society’s stance on birthdays is either blatantly a lie, or a lack of Bible knowledge on the part of the Governing Body!  While still attending at the Kingdom Hall I read Job 1:4 where Job’s children each had celebrations in his own day.  Then read in Job after his kids died and all his possession were lost where Job cursed his own day.  Both references are to birthdays!  Job’s children were the kids of what Jehovah called “an upright and blameless man.”  If the birthday celebrations of his children were wrong Job would not have been upright and blameless!

I wonder how you get around the child labor laws in view of the fact that most JW children are forced into field service and not there willingly?  The children in third world countries are better paid then the JW children!  In fact they are better paid then the mind controlled minions at Bethel too!  How is it that forced labor for a so called God’s organization is not called slavery by you, yet the Society has written articles about the plight of third world child labor who are better paid then the society’s own child labor pool?

While I am proud to say that as a baptized JW I never kept my son from associating with non-JW kids, I am sad to say that I did not allow my son to go to birthdays based on the mind control tactics taught by 12 men in Brooklyn NY.

Gentlemen, do any of you know the real reason why the Society changed it’s policy from a cover price on the publications to a contribution in the united States.  It was to avoid paying sales tax!  To avoid giving Caesar’s thing’s to Caesar!  The Society even defended Jimmy Swaggart in court when the Government went after him for back sales tax!  I thought that JW’s were not to mingle with Christendom!

It has been taught and indeed bragged about by the Society that it teaches the same thing world wide.  Well for one thing the Society does not operate on a contribution basis world wide.

Second is a practice in Mexico that may still be going on today namely that in order to own property in Mexico the Society taught in Mexico that the WTS is a cultural movement and not a religion!  This is another example of how the Society will use lies and deceit to achieve it’s objective!

Another issue involving different standards and teachings from one country to another is the fact that brothers in Malawi were forced to die rather than purchase from the Government an ID card that was the equivalent of a social security card, yet at the same time the brothers in Mexico were allowed to bribe officials to obtain a card stating that they had performed military service and made them in effect army reserves!

Another issue is the years of secret hemophiliac approved blood transfusions when 95% of the JW’s were not allowed to have one!  Also is the recent agreement by the Governing Body to allow Blood Transfusions in Bulgaria in order to be recognized in that country as a religion!  An agreement that they deny and are trying to back out of!

I now feel the need to mention one of the main reasons I am leaving this Organization.  It is the worst of all heresies committed by the Governing Body and that is the deliberate mutilation of the Holy Scriptures, The New World Translation!  First I would like to quote the Society on why they did not publish the names of the so called translators.

*** rs 277  New World Translation ***
Who were the translators?
When presenting as a gift the publishing rights to their translation, the New World Bible Translation Committee requested that its members remain anonymous. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania has honored their request. The translators were not seeking prominence for themselves but only to honor the Divine Author of the Holy Scriptures.”
Now let us state the real reason why the butchers remained anonymous.  It is because none of them were qualified to translate Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic!  They were not qualified to translate any of the original languages of the Bible!  How can they claim it is a “Translation” and the original manuscripts are consulted if there was and is no one at Brooklyn qualified to read these languages!  Nathan H. Knorr, Albert D. Schroeder, George Gangas, Milton Henshel and Fred Franz were the Heretics responsible for the worst form of Bible deception in this 20th century!  They were the so called “translators”.  Of them only Fred Franz had any schooling above the High School level, and Franz 1 semester of University learning in Greek was not enough for him to be considered a scholar!  He claimed to be self taught in Hebrew, but while on trial in Scotland for perjury in 1954 he was unable while on the stand under oath to read any of the book of Genesis in Hebrew!  Some scholar!

The placing of the Divine name in the Hebrew scriptures is proper and has abundant proof that the Tetragrammaton was indeed a part of the Hebrew scriptures.  The Greek on the other hand where the Governing Body’s claim to have restored the Divine name is baseless. There is absolutely no supporting evidence that the writers of the New Testament included the Tetragrammaton in their writings.  In fact the evidence shows that the writers of the New Testament did not use the Tetragrammaton!  That the Jewish refusal to use the Tetragrammaton was in effect in Jesus day is proven in Josephus writings which the Society quotes on numerous occasions!  Josephus was a contemporary of the Apostles and  an historian of no small account!

In his works “Jewish Antiquities” he gives the Old Testament history of the Jews.  In this he confirms the practice of not writing the Divine name.  This by itself shows that the Apostles who were observant of Jewish tradition would not inflame a community they were trying to proselytize by going against such a deeply devotional practice!

The evidence the Society uses to support the inserting of the Tetragrammaton is versions dating from the 12 and 14 century AD.  These so called evidences were actually using 3rd century Greek originals as the basis for their version, but the 3rd century originals did not have the Tetragrammaton, instead the used either the Greek words Kyrios, or Theos not the Tetragrammaton!  Since the Society put out the information trying in vain to defend their New World Heresy, new information has come to light in the form of a fragment of the book of John that dates within 25-50 years of the originals that shows no use of the tetragrammaton!  Actually mountains of evidence has piled up against the Society since they first committed the New World Heresy in the 1950’s.

I have also done a comparison of the New World Translation against the word for word English in the Kingdom Interlinear Translations (both 1969 and 1985 versions) and the New American Standard Version.  I was shocked to see that the so called “modern version” the Watchtower Society puts out is not  only inaccurate, but deliberately written to support doctrine peculiar to the Watchtower Society that is not found in any uncorrupted (non-JW) Bible version, and that the New American Standard Version compares favorably with the word for word English in the Kingdom interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures!  I also found variations in the Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures from the 1969 version and the 1985 version.  Both were based on the works of B. F. Wescott and F. J. A. Hort and yet there are noticeable differences in the 2 versions even though they are both based on the same source. The only logical explanation for this is damage control on the Societies part.  The Kingdom Interlinear 1969 version was responsible for a lot of studious people leaving the Watchtower after seeing through the deliberate Heresy committed by the Society!

Gentlemen I am sickened at the way the Governing Body has deliberately inserted Jehovah in place of the Greek word Kyrios to change the context of the word of God from referring to Jesus to referring to something other than what the original writers intended!  At Acts 2:21 we find an example of this where Peter speaking of Jesus says “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  The NWT however reads “anyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.”  The word for word English in the Kingdom Interlinear supports Lord not Jehovah, and the Greek word being deliberately mistranslated by the Society is Kyrios.  The Societies excuse for some of these acts of heresy is that the quotes came from  the Old Testament.  This does not hold light in the fact that Peter was referring to Jesus when he used this quote, and in light of the fact that neither Peter, nor Jesus, nor any of the apostles would have made any Jewish converts had they gone against the deep Jewish tradition of their day and uttered the Divine name in public!

In Romans 10:13 the Society shamefully does the same thing to Jesus!  The text is changed in such a way as to change the meaning from Jesus to Jehovah!  The 10th chapter of Romans is clearly about Jesus, yet the Society has inserted Jehovah where it was not before and thus changed the context of the whole 10th chapter of Romans!

Acts 4:12 is another interesting example of the Society changing the context of the Holy Scripture in an effort to support their Apostate doctrines!  The New American Standard Version reads “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”  The key word is “be” save.  The Society renders it “get” saved which is intellectually dishonest of them!  The Kingdom Interlinear word for word English agrees with be and not get!

In John 8:58 another terrible crime against God is committed by the Governing Body. In all reputable translations the passage is rendered “Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”  The word for word English is in total agreement with this translation.  Jesus was almost stoned by the Jews for this because by their faith He was committing blasphemy due to the fact by the very statement Jesus was making in saying “I am” was an admission that He was the One that lead the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt by Moses.  Exodus 3:14 reads “And God said to Moses “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.”  Jesus statement to the Jews that “before Abraham was born, I am” identifies Jesus as God and this is why the Jews picked up stones to kill Him!  Yet the Society goes out of its way to change the context and meaning of this verse to Jesus saying “before Abraham was born I have been.”  This is a disgraceful thing that those Apostates in Brooklyn known as the Governing Body have done!  It is another act of heresy and intellectual dishonesty!

In the NWT the Translation of John 1:1 is rendered “a God” and up until the 1980’s the Society used Johannes Greber as a reference to this as a proper translation.  Well the Society stopped using Mr. Greber as a reference in the 1980’s due to the fact that it became public knowledge that Johannes Greber used Spirit mediums (demons) in his John 1:1 translation!  The Society claimed no knowledge of this fact, but this is not true!  The Society knew as early as the 1950’s that Greber was a in league with Demons!

*** w56 2/15 110-1  Triumphing over Wicked Spirit Forces ***
10 Says Johannes Greber in the introduction of his translation of The New Testament, copyrighted in 1937: “I myself was a Catholic priest, and until I was forty-eight years old had never as much as believed in the possibility of communicating with the world of God’s spirits. The day came, however, when I involuntarily took my first step toward such communication, and experienced things that shook me to the depths of my soul. . . . My experiences are related in a book that has appeared in both German and English and bears the title, Communication with the Spirit-World: Its Laws and Its Purpose.” (Page 15, ¶ 2, 3) In keeping with his Roman Catholic extraction Greber’s translation is bound with a gold-leaf cross on its stiff front cover. In the Foreword of his aforementioned book ex-priest Greber says: “The most significant spiritualistic book is the Bible.” Under this impression Greber endeavors to make his New Testament translation read very spiritualistic.

*** w55 10/1 603  Part 3: What Do the Scriptures Say About "Survival After Death"? ***
33 Is such official Catholic teaching as the above an impenetrable defense against the invasion of spiritism? No! It is an invitation to spiritism, and the conditions in Roman Catholic lands, such as Peru, Costa Rica, Cuba and Haiti, show Roman Catholicism to be no bulwark against this spreading peril. In such lands the Catholic people, even up to 90 per cent, mix spiritism or voodooism right in with Roman Catholicism, practicing both at the same time with no objection or penalty by the priests. It comes as no surprise that one Johannes Greber, a former Catholic clergyman, has become a spiritualist and has published the book entitled “Communication with the Spirit World, Its laws and Its Purpose.” (1932, Macoy Publishing Company, New York) In its Foreword he makes the typical misstatement: “The most significant spiritualistic book is the Bible; for its principal contents hinge upon the messages of the beyond to those existing in the present.”

Yet after publishing the above statements the Society quoted Johannes Greber on many occasions as an authority in support of the apostate doctrines the Society teaches!  In the Aid to Bible understanding book published in 1971 the Society quotes Greber in pages 1134 and 1669, on 1669 they use Johannes Greber to support their unscholarly rendition of John 1:1.  Also in the Societies books Make Sure of all Things, and The Word-Who is He according to John they use Johannes Greber as an expert on the Rendering of John 1:1.  Here are a few other WTS quotes from the Watchtower favorable to Mr. Greber.
*** w75 10/15 640  Questions from Readers ***
Without wresting the Greek grammar, a translator can render Matthew 27:52, 53 in a way that suggests that a similar exposing of corpses resulted from the earthquake occurring at Jesus’ death. Thus the translation by Johannes Greber (1937) renders these verses: “Tombs were laid open, and many bodies of those buried there were tossed upright. In this posture they projected from the graves and were seen by many who passed by the place on their way back to the city.”—Compare the New World Translation.

*** w76 4/15 231  Insight on the News ***
Something similar occurred during an earthquake in the Jerusalem area at Jesus’ death. At that time, dead bodies were customarily placed in vaults or chambers cut from Palestine’s soft limestone rock, often in hillsides. A report in the Bible, as translated by Johannes Greber, says that when Jesus died, “the earth quaked, and the rocks were shattered. Tombs were laid open, and many bodies of those buried there were tossed upright. In this posture they projected from the graves and were seen by many who passed by the place on their way back to the city.” Hence, rather than a resurrection, as some Bible translations imply, there appears to have been merely an exposure of the dead to observers, as in Guatemala.—Matt.”

Eventually the Society got busted and tried to distance themselves from Johannes Greber.
*** w83 4/1 31  Questions From Readers ***
Why, in recent years, has The Watchtower not made use of the translation by the former Catholic priest, Johannes Greber? This translation was used occasionally in support of renderings of Matthew 27:52, 53 and John 1:1, as given in the New World Translation and other authoritative Bible versions. But as indicated in a foreword to the 1980 edition of The New Testament by Johannes Greber, this translator relied on “God’s Spirit World” to clarify for him how he should translate difficult passages. It is stated: “His wife, a medium of God’s Spiritworld was often instrumental in conveying the correct answers from God’s Messengers to Pastor Greber.” The Watchtower has deemed it improper to make use of a translation that has such a close rapport with spiritism. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) The scholarship that forms the basis for the rendering of the above-cited texts in the New World Translation is sound and for this reason does not depend at all on Greber’s translation for authority. Nothing is lost, therefore, by ceasing to use his New Testament.”

The Society is once again dishonest in the above claim by giving the impression that it was not until 1980 that it was aware of Greber’s spirit world claims in helping him translate the Bible, but as you can see I have pulled information from the Watchtower Library on CD that prove the Society was aware long before 1980.  In fact they were aware before they released the New World Translation!  (You know that the materials quoted from the Watchtower Library are authentic and you are aware from your own use of the CD in preparing for your talks that those quotes are authentic Watchtower Library CD quotes taken directly from the CD  and pasted on to my disassociation letter!)

The Society deliberately lies about the true nature of Jesus in their editing of the Bible to fit their odd non-Bible based belief system.  Here is a portion of Questions from the Reader’s.  It is from July 1, 1986 and contains the question and a foot note.  The foot note is of particular interest.

*** w86 7/1 31  Questions From Readers ***
Questions From Readers
How could Jesus be “a god” who was created by Jehovah when in Isaiah 43:10 Jehovah says: “Before me there was no God formed, and after me there continued to be none”?

*** w86 7/1 31  Questions From Readers ***
“The title ho theos [the God, or God], which now designates the Father as a personal reality, is not applied in the N[ew] T[estament] to Jesus Himself; Jesus is the Son of God (of ho theos). . . . John 1:1 should rigorously be translated ‘the word was with the God [=the Father], and the word was a divine being.’”—Dictionary of the Bible (1965), by John L. McKenzie, S.J.

The Society puts in print that Jesus is never called “Ho Theos” in the NT.  This is simply not true!  In John 20:28 Thomas uses the Title “Ho Theos” in reference to Jesus!  The verse in question reads “In answer Thomas said to him (Jesus): “My Lord (Kyrios) and my God! (Ho Theos)  This can be verified by the Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures both 1969 and 1985 versions as well as the Societies Emphatic Diaglott 1942 edition.  This being stated and provable, the above rendering of John 1:1 in the foot note of Questions from the Readers is not in the proper context of the rest of the book of John, especially in light of Thomas’ revelation of Christ’s nature in John 20:28!  If Thomas spoke incorrectly Jesus would have corrected or rebuked Thomas just as Jesus had rebuked Peter when Jesus said to Peter “get away from me Satan.”  If Thomas were wrong on this Jesus would not have kept quiet over something of the magnitude of what Thomas said!  In fact the Watchtower Societies rendering of John 1:1 is an act of heresy as well as intellectual dishonesty!

How come the Watchtower changed it’s rendering of Hebrews 1:6 which reads in the 1970 version of the New World Heresy of the Holy Scriptures (green Bible) “But when He again brings His First-born into the inhabited earth He says: “And let all God’s angels worship him.”  This passage is saying that “God’s angels will worship Jesus.”  But the 1984 edition tones Hebrews 1:6 down by switching the word worship with obeisance in an attempt to water down Jesus role as God!  Shame on the Governing Body!

What’s up with the Societies practice of inserting words in the Bible that 1 don’t belong, and 2 change the context of the passage it has been added to!  For example, Philippians 2:9,10 Reads “There for God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth;” but the Society inserts the word “other”  making the verse read above every other name changing the context of the verse to suit the Watchtower’s undoctrinal teachings!

Shame on the Watchtower Society!  The Watchtower Cult Society does this at Colossians 1:16,17 and 20 also.

Another deliberate mis-translation is John 17:3 in the NWT which I will paste on here from my Watchtower Library.

*** Rbi8  John 17:2-3 ***
 3 This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.”

The verse should read “And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God.”  There is a big difference between knowing something or someone and taking in knowledge of something or someone!  Of course the reason why the Watchtower Society words it taking in knowledge is because it makes a fortune selling their publications, so they don’t want you to truly know God because then you won’t need to buy their publications!  They also substitute knowing you (meaning knowing God) with the phrase taking in accurate knowledge.

I could go on to the point where this would become a book, but I think I will wind down to my conclusion at this point.

Gentlemen, and former fellow congregation members, I feel that the majority of the 5.5 million Jehovah’s Witnesses world wide are sincere.  And I keep these poor mislead sheep in my prayers constantly.  I will miss the majority of the friends from both congregations, some of whom I have known for close to 30 years!  I love and respect most of my former brothers and sisters.  I hold no ill feelings for any at either Kingdom Halls.  My animosity is for mainly the Governing Body who deliberately mislead millions of people in order to maintain their power structure!  I believe those who call themselves the faithful and discreet slave class know that they teach false doctrines and are to power hungry to mend their ways.  There is no scriptural proof of the 607 date they profess, nor any archeological evidence to support this date!  The Bible did not say Jerusalem would be desolate for 70 years, it said “the nations would serve Babylon for 70 years!”

*** Rbi8  Jeremiah 25:11 ***
11 And all this land must become a devastated place, an object of astonishment, and these nations will have to serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”
In conclusion, if anyone from the Hall wants to visit as friends I welcome that.  I don’t welcome a Judicial  Committee, or any other type of reprimand of myself at my home or over the phone.  I am aware that by the Cult rules of the Governing Body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses that I will probably not be allowed any contact with any of you after your receiving this letter of disassociation.  This practice is said by the Leaders in Brooklyn to safeguard the congregation from dangerous views, but it really is to safeguard the Governing Body so that loss of membership is kept to a minimum!  This said, if I am slandered in anyway shape or form in the Kingdom Hall or by those in leadership responsibility I will take legal action.  This means referring to me as an apostate, or any other defamatory statement made due to my educated decision to leave this Cult!

Those of you who are in leadership positions in this organization will be made to answer for the false prophecies you are actively promoting!  I pray that the body of Elder’s repents and comes to know the true God.  I don’t hold out much hope for the Apostates in Brooklyn who are known as the Governing Body, but I do hope and pray for all of you that you realize that Jesus ransom was for all who exercise faith in Jesus and not just 144,000!

Don (Last Name Removed)

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