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Bro DW,

   I admire your fiery zeal, I do. I was reading your intro and I had these quiet questions. Why do you describe yourself as an "elite" spiritual warrior? You give your loyalty to Jehovah, Jesus, and the governing body? You make certain to let others know that even though you were once not a witness you never went so far as to become an apostate and why? You state you are very happy. You say that you will crush, pummel and pulverize anyone who opposes Jehovah because he is your friend, father, and God. There is more but the point of the questions are this...

Is not the identifying mark of Jehovah's true servants love? If Jehovah's people have "crushed their swords into plowshares" and "practice war no more" why are you pulverizing, pummeling, and crushing anyone? Did not Saul persecute the christians and still became a follower of Christ, Paul. Was there no cure for him? He fancied himself as a strong opposer. Was he pulverized first or did he as the opposer do the pulverizing?

Did Jehovah say "stand still and see the salvation of God in your behalf". "Vengeance is mine, I will repay"? Do you trust that Jehovah has a "strong arm" and can handle whomever he wishes or must people run away from you?

Your status of elite, does this shadow the ways of Christ in humility? Christ certainly had a step above any human to call himself elite but yet he washed the feet of his apostles and said "if anyone one wants to be first among you he must be last of all". Christ invited ones to take his "yoke because his load was light and he was lowly in heart". He spoke of the apostles constantly fighting among themselves regarding who was greater. It was noted for a purpose, yes? Even when John attempted to give more than proper gratification to an angel, the angel warned: Be Careful! Do not do that. I am only a fellow slave of you and your brothers...Worship God"

In light of the angels instruction "Worship God" was not his loyalty to Jehovah only but in harmony with others who also worshiped Jehovah? Was not Jesus work also to do the will of his father or to gain loyalty of his father's servants? He, Jesus, "gave no consideration to a seizure,...that he should be equal to God". Jehovah is a jealous God exacting exclusive devotion. Was your dedication to Jehovah or Jesus and the Governing Body? Loyalty to Jehovah, yes?

You were once a non-witness. You made a mistake or maybe more than one. What matters is not that because you made an error somehow this marks you as an apostate. It says that you are an imperfect human and you made a mistake. Who are you proving yourself to about a diseased mind? Even if you had a diseased mind, it is not for others to come to decision regarding the mercy to be shone to you. In David's failings did he say thank God I didn't turn apostate and let me give you a definition of an apostate in order to qualify myself to speak of Jehovah?

Finally, what do you think of a man who randomly walks up to you and says "I am strong". Do you find this is quite suspicious? How about a stranger that walks up to you and says "I am a billionaire". Do you say this behavior is contrary to those who are truly wealthy in material possessions. Thus the saying "I am very happy".

Why do I say this? In reading your bio, to ask a question, these things jumped off the page immediately. Many people read the bible. It is made to be accessible to all for a reason. I'm sure you meant well, but if I noticed it and felt a bit sickly about it, others do to.

I asked questions because I think you can come to your own rightful conclusions. The principles beget the laws, yes? I hope you see this as feedback and not a reason to defend yourself.
For anyone who wants to look up quotes please see jw.org, watchtower online library and use phrases in search engine. It's open to the public. Similar renderings are in most bibles.

May Peace be upon you

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Hello

Thanks for your letter

Jehovah has nearly eight million elite soldiers I am just one, read the Bio again:-)

Having said that I have no problem doing this to enemies of Jehovah if necessary

Numbers 25 : 7 When Phin′e·has the son of El·e·a′zar the son of Aaron the priest saw it, he immediately rose up from the midst of the assembly and took a spear in his hand. 8 Then he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her genital parts. At that the scourge on the Israelites was halted"

May your eyes be opened to the light of the true God

Take Care

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I have many years of experience serving Jehovah . I have known Jehovah a long time and I have known his organization . I have been privileged to see great progress not only in my own personal relationship with my God and Father but within his organization. I am an avid reader of the bible and have been gifted by my Father with the indescribable privilege of being allowed to understand his own word.

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The truth is all about scripture and logic. The two go hand in hand . There is not one bible verse that cannot be understood within the realms of human reasoning. Not one!! Why would it?? The bible is God's message to his creation . His creation who he made to understand things in a specific way. God is not stupid or unwise as to leave as a message then allow us to guess what it means or who he is. 1 Tim 2:3This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, 4whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth" Notice the expression "accurate knowledge".

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The bible leaves signs of true christianity there are many. Jehovah's witnesses meet every single sign. One sign is the removal of false teachings that permeated the world soon after the apostles died. Jesus foretold this and he also foretold of the restoration of pure worship in the period known as the last days. The days we are currently living in. Jesus was a master of using illustrations he used an illustration to highlight this point Matt 13: "The Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to a man who sowed fine seed in his field. 25While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat and left. 26When the stalk sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds also appeared. 27So the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it have weeds?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29He said, ‘No, for fear that while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest season, I will tell the reapers: First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; then gather the wheat into my storehouse" Why did he speak in illustrations? Matt 13:10So the disciples came and said to him: “Why do you speak to them by the use of illustrations?” 11In reply he said: “To you it is granted to understand the sacred secrets of the Kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not granted" The kingdom of the heavens is full of sacred secrets that Jesus reveals only to his followers. This privilege is open to all who are really willing to submit to God and his Christ in action not just in words. These are the ones God is looking for. Are you really one?? If so I encourage you to let Jehovah's witnesses show you what the Bible really teaches.

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False religion is disgusting to God and to his true worshippers it is likened in the Bible to a harlot Rev 17:"I will show you the judgment upon the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication" Whereas the bride of Christ is likened to a virgin Rev 14: 4"These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins" These are both used as spiritual terms here and show the importance of pure and clean worship for God's people.

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