Jehovah`s Witness/Your Letter From "Jeff"

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Good morning, Mr. Hepburn.  I saw where this "Jeff" person had written to you.  I want you to know that I also got a nasty letter from him, a couple nights ago.

Also, I think I may be the reason that he wrote to you.  Not knowing that anyone would sink that low, I had posted to the forum that there were good options in the forum, if a questioner wanted an answer from a JW perspective, from a JW who was honest and polite.  This is due to the fact of certain ones here, like Eddie and Rando, who are not honest.  I wanted the readers to know that there are 4 JWs here, who could give them a competent answer from that perspective, and they would not have to endure the lies, hate, and overall foolishness.  I mentioned your name as a good option, as well as Abdijah, Elbert Spears, and Carol Massey.  I simply wanted the readers to understand that there are actually some JWs here, who act like they are supposed to.

After I posted that, I notice this "Jeff" person writes to you, and also to Abdijah, the same nasty letter.  He may very well have written to Elbert and Carol too, I'm not sure.  But at any rate, its no doubt because I posted that you 4 do not stoop to the levels that the dishonest ones do.

I apologize, if I have caused you any inconvenience.  Didn't know anyone would stoop that low, as to write you, all because I made the comment that you acted like a Christian.  But I think that sheds some light on why you got that letter.

Have a great day.

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Hello Derrick

Thank you for writing,  

No the letter from Jeff did not cause any inconvenience, but reading what has been happening on  the form caused me a lot of discomfort. I am still unable to work out what it was he was trying to say.  His letter seemed to me to be trying to cause trouble but at the same time be supportive.  It was very confusing

After reading some of the things that have been happening on the board, I  decided I am not going to get involved with any bickering.  I am going to follow what Abijah said, I am here to answer questions about the Bible and what we (JWs) teach, even if that means correction some of the wrong ideas that have been posted by others if I am ever asked to do so.

Personally I think this text apply applies.  (1 Timothy 6:4, 5 ) “.. puffed up with pride and does not understand anything. He is obsessed with arguments and debates about words. These things give rise to envy, strife, slander, wicked suspicions , 5 constant disputes about minor matters by men who are corrupted in mind and deprived of the truth, thinking that godly devotion is a means of gain. . .?   (2013 NWT)


My aim is to be respectful to all that may ask me a question regardless of what they believe, and I hope that I have been able to accomplish that.

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I AM one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I am always learning. I am NOT an expert in the full sense of the word but I can answer questions on the reliability of the NWT - the so called mind control problems-so called prophecies - how being a JW affects the individual and relatives and general practices and history of Jehovah’s Witnesses. >>WARNING<< Please be aware that there are people here who ARE NOT practicing JWs. By all means ask these ones questions. Depending on the question you will get an honest answer, but, generally the answer you get, will mislead you as to what we believe, often because, they do not give ALL the relevant details. These ones will, have an agenda against JWs., and will at times give answers that are not correct in regard to JW teachings and practices. If you are after a answer from one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, please read some of the answers that the various experts have published before choosing someone. If you want to ask one of the NON JWs a question, that is fine, BUT if you want a balancing view after asking one of the NON JWs, ask a JW the same question. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: There(have been)and are, some "experts" here who are NOT always the most courteous and polite, at times are actually quite rude, that applies to both JW's and non JW's and their answers may offend, especially when they get personal and attack the character of the person and not the message. Unfortunately some here that have done that. So it IS IMPORTANT to chose an "expert" that YOU feel will best suit YOU by reading some of their past answers . . . . .

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I have been a publisher since 1964. When I first went on the internet I found a lot of negative information dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses covering prophecy, mind control and what many said was a very bad translation of the Bible known as the NWT. It shook my faith. After may hours researching these topics I could see why some felt that way, but, I was also able to explain why there were these misleading views. I can now set matters straight for anyone that has negative information about Jehovah’s Witness to show them that such information is at best misleading and at worst dangerous lies.

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I have been a student of the Bible for many years, am trying to teach myself Biblical Greek. Was a public tax accountant for many years untill SEP 2009 when I gave it up due to health problems.

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