Jehovah`s Witness/reinstatement


i wrote my letter to the elders and they say i have to wait longer do you have a clue on why they say that. also i already have a year since i wrote my letter

A year is typical, although the elders are not held to a hard and fast rule. But if they reinstate way before a year then the WT Society will send them a letter questioning their judgment. They do not want that.

But you indicate that you have either been disfellowshipped or you wrote the letter a year ago? So why are the saying that you have to wait longer. Here are my best guesses. They have heard something or know of something that has happened with you in recent months. OR, what you did was really notorious and they want to make sure that the notoriety has died down. A third reason would be to test you, to test your resolve on living as a JW whether you are reinstated or not. I would suggest that you let another 6 weeks to 2 months pass and then request reinstatement again.


Jehovah`s Witness

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Robert Jones


1. How the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses is stuctured, how it operates, and how it exercises control over its members. 2. What Jehovah's Witnesses believe, why, and who determines doctrine.

It is a waste of time to argue with Jehovah's Witnesses or to present lists of scriptural proofs to show where they are in error. Jehovah's Witnesses listen only the "Faithful and Discreet Slave" and immediately accept changes that come through the pages of The Watchtower magazine.


I survived 1975. For 32 years, from 1968 to 2000, I embraced and promoted everything coming through Jehovah's sole channel of communication, the "Faithful and Discreet Slave." I accepted doctrinal changes as "new light", meat in due season, from the Slave Class.

Was an elder the last 13 years, WT Study Conductor, Congregation Secretary, Book Study Conductor, and occasional Pioneer. Never "irregular" or "inactive" as the labels go. I have not been reproved or disfellowshipped. I no longer attend meetings or practice the religion. I have not started smoking, drinking, gambling, using drugs, or had any sort of emotional breakdown. How silly.

I am not a servant of the "Faithful and Discreet Slave", the WTBTS, or any other man-made organization. I hope to explain, not defend, the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses. I believe in universal truths such as kindness, humility, charity, and love. I do not believe that God selected a special group, the Jews or CT Russell followers for example, to receive a special message or blessing. I do not believe that one religion has it all right and therfore other religions are wrong. I believe it is a delusion for one group of humans to claim that "God chose us and therefore God did not choose you." I consider spirituality to be a personal endeavor that each person must discover for themselves.

Degree in Computer Programming. Not applicable here.

©2017 All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]