Jehovah`s Witness/JW


miss wrote at 2009-06-26 11:29:14
Please do not listen to this advice. take a print out of this and carry it to your study conductor. All proof and truth about the mistruths shared her will come straight from the biible. I dont know why ppl who dont REALLY know about something would choose to comment on it... Get ur facts straight!

Derrick wrote at 2009-06-27 11:17:43
There was nothing in this that was inaccurate or not factual.  If you feel there was, you are more than welcome to write me when I return to the board, and discuss with me what it is.

You are correct....A person should not write on something they don't know about.  That's why I have always wondered why the WT writes about the Trinity when it is obvious they do not understand what it is.  But nothing here in my writing was inaccurate, so its a moot point.

Reaper wrote at 2010-08-24 06:23:38
Everything Derrick has said is true. I am 27 years old now. I was raised a JW from birth til 17. Both of my grandfathers were called "Elders". JW version of priests I guess you could say. The magazine Watchtower is written by high up "elders" who reside in a building in New York called Bethel. Which cannot be entered unless you are an "elder" who has an invite. JW's celebrate Christ's death only. NOT his rebirth. And yes, they will let you die instead of giving you a blood transfusion to let you live. I was 14. I was in a terrible car accident. My grandmother was driving. She had massive internal bleeding. She died from it. However, had a very good chance of survival if given a transfusion. Take it from me and my personal experience, they ARE a cult. Please, do not join.

Sharon wrote at 2010-08-29 02:39:19

I appreciate the patience with which you answered Kathleen's inquiry.  However, in order to say that baptism is added by man or is not necessary for salvation you have to leave out the following scriptures:  Matthew 28:19-20 (Jesus himself said:". . .baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. ..")  Also, Mark 16:15-16:  (Jesus speaking again said, ". . .he who believes AND is baptized shall be saved." My emphasis).  Also, the inspired apostle Peter said, ". . .baptism doth also now SAVE us. . ." my emphasis.  Also, the book of Acts is replete with baptism for salvation.  See Acts 2:38 (when the men at Pentecost asked what they must do in response to the first gospel sermon ever preached, Peter responded "repent AND be BAPTIZED every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins. . ."  Now, you say that Kathleen is about to enter a deadly religion--what have you provided for her that's better seeing as how you're leaving out scriptures yourself?  Not just one scripture, Derrick, but many that tell man that he must do something.  I don't hear of many people throwing free gifts at people--the recipient mostly reaches out and takes them.  The same can be said for salvation.  It is the FREE gift of God, but in order to receive it, one must take it under the conditions in which it was offered.  James said that faith without works is DEAD (James 2:20).  If anyone believes they'll receive a heavenly reward with dead faith, they are fooling themselves.  Lastly, let me say this.  By the answer you gave Kathleen, I saw sincerity.  Don't you throw away your own salvation by taking what someone has taught you that doesn't comport with the scriptures.  All of us must be willing to take the whole counsel of God--not just a part of it.  Where family and tradition is concerned, Jesus warned that he that does not hate father, mother, son or daughter, etc., is not worthy of him (Matthew 10:32 and Luke 14:26). The matter is serious.  Our souls depend on what we do here.  There will never be another Satan in heaven or anyone who refuses to take all of God's counsel because of pride, or relationship, or stubbornness, or for whatever reason.  We must take ALL OF GOD'S word--not some.  And let us all be extremely careful about what we teach others.  We can damn both their soul and our own.  



ptt7000 wrote at 2010-11-09 02:06:58
I was a witness for over 60 years. Avery devout one. I don't agree with many of the things stated by Derrick but I do agree with quite a few.

Once you join, the love bombing will cease and the niceness and love is conditional on your accepting what the Governing body says without protest of thoughts of your own. If you read and understan scripture differently than is taught in the watchtower and you express yourself privately or opening, you will be disciplined if warned twice. The person you talk to is under obligation to tell what you said, report you. The governing body has a secret and special book called the flock book. No members other than elders and as a November 7,2010 stated especially not a sister.

Go to or .org and look at a review of the private book.

I wish you the very best, but if you join you can forget about Christ as your Savior because the Governing Body just recently stated Jesus is a mediator only for the 144,000 and only the now 7 instead of 9 governing body member represent him on earth. I hope this helps you.For more thoughts for homework visit

Lola wrote at 2013-03-19 07:49:05
This is obviously very late but for some reason I saw that it us still optimized from 2005... Very it notice in the fact that its now 2013 but yet it us still being optimized from a digital media perspective . I hope that the person that wrote the question followers her heart and faith . I think everyone has the right I give their own opinion on subject, it's why God made us the way we are and gave us free will. In the end no one truly will ever understand the bible completely because it is inspired by God... And lets face it... We are not God and we will never be; nor are we perfect human beings to understand such meaning from him completely and utterly. Not even Adam & Eve did . We are all free to believe in what our heart finds fulfilling and where our faith lies. And only god knows our hearts. For those that want to be good to other, live themselves and cherish those around them and try their best to follow the conscience they believe in or were I stilled then... No problem .

For the original questioner , I hope you have found what you need.  

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Derrick Holland


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.


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

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 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.

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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