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Drakkos007 wrote at 2013-03-17 08:09:50
Wow, this has become really heated. Please please please, let's behave in accordance with the scriptures say and just get along. This conduct is unbecoming of the real identification of our uniqueness, love amongst ourselves and others.



Sincerely,



DDD


Derrick wrote at 2013-03-18 20:43:48
Well, I for one, agree with you that this should not be happening.  But when a JW feels free to make up slanderous lies about another Expert, merely because they are not a Witness, then my only recourse was to take the matter to the guy who is at Headquarters, and ask him to address it.  He did make a feeble attempt to do so, but in the end, wimped out.  He acknowledged that the other JW SHOULD retract, but said he wouldn't put pressure on him to do so.  Pretty hypocritical, that an Organization can claim to be "clean", and allow its members to get away with documented PUBLIC lies and slander.



Bottom line...The Watchtower has no REAL problem with lying, as long as it is done against a non-Witness, in defense of the Society.  In that case, there are no Biblical rules or standards to abide by.



Doesn't speak very highly for the Organization, when high-ranking officials refuse to take a stand, does it?  


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Derrick Holland

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I was raised in the religion known as Jehovah`s Witnesses for 13 years. Since becoming a born-again Christian, I have researched extensively this religion, especially their doctrines and their history. I can answer questions about their doctrines from the perspective of Biblical Christianity. To be clear: Jehovahs Witnesses is the religion of my upbringing, though I myself was never baptized into the religion, nor have I ever been considered as a Jehovahs Witness.

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29 years of Biblical research into the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, and how they differ from the teachings of the Watchtower.

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I would advise each questioner to this forum, to carefully READ the profiles of the various volunteers. There are several such as myself, who are not practicing JWs, but will provide you with an accurate and honest answer, regarding JW teaching. If we don't know the answer, we will try to research and get it for you. There are also some excellent practicing JWs here, who also endeavor to give you a factual and honest answer, based on their point of view. I believe by getting both points of view, the questioner can weigh the evidence for themselves, and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, there are also 3 here who claim to be JWs, but do NOT give honest, or well-researched answers. They will tell you only what they want you to believe, and they often hide facts about the history of their religion, as well as print untruths about other people's beliefs. This is done in an attempt to deceive the unsuspecting reader. It can be easily seen who these 3 are, simply by reading the public posts and "answers" which they write. Their posts will normally be filled with personal attacks, and if you question them about some teaching or aspect of the Watchtower that makes them uncomfortable, they will often reject your question, question your motives for asking it, tell you that you have been reading "apostate" sites, or turn the conversation into an attack on another expert. These ones are better avoided, as there is nothing to be gained by way of positive discussion, as they are not interested in intelligent conversation, or honest dialogue. If after reading the forum, you still have any questions as to who they are, just ask me, and I will be happy to tell you. And I can also provide documentation of their willful dishonesty. One thing is for certain...in a forum where people from both sides claim to be "Christians", there should never be any willful lying. Such ones only create a distraction in the forum, and provide nothing of any real value.

Education/Credentials
High School, some college. Studies of God's Word, the Bible, and how it compares to JW theology. I have found my own personal study and experiences to be far more valuable than any formal education or training. The Bible message is clear...Salvation is ONLY through and by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and no religious organization has a thing to do with it. While attendance at a Bible-preaching, Bible-believing church is a must for spiritual growth and fellowship, no church can grant salvation to its members. Nor is joining a particular group a prerequisite for being saved.

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