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clergy were teaching 100 years ago..." God's visible organization.

” (The Watchtower,
(The Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1981). January 15, 1983, p. 22)
The Jehovah’s Witnesses vs. the Word of
They themselves admit that it’s not possible to The prohibition to think for one’s self and question
come to the same conclusions as the “organization” the teachings of the Watchtower without a doubt
by reading only the Bible. The reality is that if one classify the Jehovah’s Witnesses as a cult. Only a cult The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to be the only
solely reads the Bible, he will discover that the Word has that much control over the minds of its religious group with the truth, and the only means
of God contradicts the teachings of the Jehovah’s members. It is not surprising, then, that a study by which the world can be saved. Perhaps you have
Witnesses—and that is precisely what they fear. conducted several decades ago revealed a high once considered, or are currently considering,
Hence they threaten and scare their members out of percentage of mental illness within their studying the Bible with them…or you may even be
reading the Bible by itself and learning the truth. membership. (1) considering joining this great and numerous
worldwide organization. Or perhaps you are only
3. DON’T THINK FOR YOURSELF 4. DON’T BELIEVE THEM! curious to know a little more of what they teach. If
God created man in His image and likeness. One of As we have seen, the Watchtower organization is any of the above describes you, this tract is for you.
the characteristics that distinguishes human beings anything but the way to God. Please don’t commit There are four important things you need to know
from animals is their ability to independently think the grave error of joining this unbiblical cult. The about the Jehovah’s Witnesses and their
and reason. In the Bible we see that even God bible teaches that salvation is not found in any organization, the Watchtower Bible and Tract
appeals to man’s reason and human intelligence: group or religion; it is found only in the Lord Jesus Society.
“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD” Christ (John 14:6). He died on the cross for our sins,
(Isaiah 1:18). taking upon Himself our punishment, the wrath of
God that we deserved. Then He rose from the grave
However, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and defeated death. If you repent of your sins and The Watchtower Society teaches that it’s okay for
doesn’t want you to think and reason for yourself. trust in Him with all your heart, believing that only Jehovah’s Witnesses to lie and hide the truth from
According to them, we should only believe what He can save you, He will forgive you and grant you those who are not Witnesses. Like astute
they tell us without questioning or doubting: salvation (Rom. 10:13). Please do it today, you may businessmen, the Jehovah’s Witnesses will not share
not have tomorrow. the whole truth with their prospective “clients”,
“Really, can we get along without the direction
of God's organization? No, we cannot! ...Fight with the purpose of convincing them to convert to
Against Independent Thinking”. their religion. The following quotes are from their
(The Watchtower January 15 1983 p. 27) own publications:

“The student must express himself as he “No sooner had she appeared on the street than
understands the truth. (Gal. 6:6) He cannot a Communist officer asked her if she had seen a
have independent thinking.” woman with a red blouse. No, she replied, and
(The Watchtower, September 1, 1962, p. 524) 1) The British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental went on her way. Did she tell a lie? No, she did
Science. Published by authority of The Royal College of not. She was not a liar. Rather, she was using
“Avoid Independent Thinking. Avoid Psychiatrists, Vol. 126, Ashford, Kent, Headley Brothers LTD, theocratic war strategy, hiding the truth by
questioning the counsel that is provided by 1975. Author: John Spencer
action and word for the sake of the ministry… So
in time of spiritual warfare it is proper to the open statement of the truth we would organization who are assigned to do that very
misdirect the enemy by hiding the truth. It is commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in thing…Often the very best and most beneficial
done unselfishly; it does not harm anyone; on the sight of God.” studying you do is that done when you read a
the contrary, it does much good…today God's -2 Corinthians 4:2 new Watchtower or Awake! or a new book with
servants are engaged in a warfare, a spiritual, the joy of getting the new truths and a fresh
theocratic warfare, a warfare ordered by God “For our appeal does not spring from error or view”. (The Watchtower June 1, 1967 p.338)
against wicked spirit forces and against false impurity or any attempt to deceive”.
teachings…At all times they must be very careful -1 Thessalonians 2:3 “Furthermore, not only do we find that people
not to divulge any information to the enemy cannot see the divine plan in studying the Bible
The apostle Paul had no reason whatsoever to hide by itself, but we see, also, that if anyone lays
that he could use to hamper the preaching
from anyone the truths of the Word of God and the the SCRIPTURE STUDIES aside, even after he
Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is light, and in has used them, after he has become familiar
(“Use Theocratic War Strategy,” The Him there is no darkness (1 John 1:5), and likewise
Watchtower, May 1, 1957 Issue, p.285:) with them, after he has read them for ten
His children walk in the light and not in the darkness years—if he then lays them aside and ignores
“Lying generally involves saying something false of deceit. The true servants of the Lord have left all them and goes to the Bible alone, though he
to a person who is entitled to know the truth falsehood and only speak the truth in love has understood his Bible for ten years, our
…while malicious lying is definitely condemned (Ephesians 4:15, 25). In fact, Satan is the “father of experience shows that within two years he
in the Bible, this does not mean that a person is lies” (John 8:44) and his children are “deceitful goes into darkness.”
under obligation to divulge truthful information workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of (The Watch Tower, September 15, 1910, p. 298,
to people who are not entitled to it.” Christ” (2 Cor.11:13). Watchtower Reprints, p. 4685)
(Insight on the Scriptures, Volume 2, Pages 244-
245). The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society blatantly
2. DON’T STUDY THE BIBLE FOR YOURSELF contradicts the Word of God by teaching that one
Clearly, the Watchtower organization tries to justify should only accept and believe that what they say is
The Bible teaches that we need to examine
lying, and teaches that if you are not a Jehovah’s the truth without searching the Scriptures. And
everything with the Word of God (1 Thes. 5:21). The
Witness, you are the “enemy” in their spiritual war more shocking still is the fact that they accuse those
book of Acts even recounts that a group of believers
and have no right to know the whole truth. who study the Bible for themselves of being of
from the city of Berea were “noble” because when
Therefore, upon inquiring a Jehovah’s Witness Satan:
Paul preached the Gospel to them, they searched
about their real beliefs, there is no way to be sure
the Scriptures daily to see if what he said was true "From time to time, there have arisen from
that the person to whom you will be talking is being
(Acts 17:11). among the ranks of Jehovah's people those,
completely honest with you.
who, like the original Satan, have adopted an
However, the Watchtower Society teaches that one
Now, compare the above quotes with the words of independent, faultfinding attitude...They say
should not study the Bible for himself:
the apostle Paul in the Scriptures: that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively,
“But in Jehovah's organization it is not either alone or in small groups at home. But,
“But we have renounced disgraceful, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they
necessary to spend a lot of time and energy in
underhanded ways. We refuse to practice have reverted right back to the apostate
research, for there are brothers in the
cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's