News – Blues & Announcements – With Henry

News & Announcements

HI everyone! Let me tell you about myself.
 
My name is Henry and I'm 68 years old. I have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.
I was a Jehovah's Witness from 1971 to 2007(36 yrs.)  I served as a Ministerial Servant and Elder during that time. I also associated with the Bible Students for approximately 5 years. 
 
I've always been interested in history and current events. (I won the city-wide current events
contest when I was in 6th grade.)*:) happy  As regards this page I'll be scouring the Internet,
documents, and radio for articles relating to history and the current events as it relates
to the Bible and religion. Occasionally I will write some personal articles that I hope you will find engaging.
 
Feel free to post articles you may have found that you think would be of interest to our
readers. Some of you have posted articles already and I want to thank you for those and 
I'll be looking for many more in the future.
 
Thanks!
P.S. Oh! Concerning the "Blues" part we'll have to see where that leads us!
 

117 Responses to News – Blues & Announcements – With Henry

  1. jacqueline says:

    Henry, Children and dogs.
    This was my laughter for the day. Ha ha.
    Thanks

  2. jacqueline says:

    Henry, I was listening to Dr. Stanley this morning and he said something that we sometimes forget.
    Our whole obligation is to do the will of God. To please him.
    This abomination queens book, seeks to have Christians bow to their way of thinking.
    Marjo mentioned that in her country the gay homosexual community is just as aggressive and active over there as they are here.
    Christians are being personally attacked because they refuse to accommodate this movement.
    It takes courage and trust in God to protect you from attacks for refusing to accept this lifestyle choice as His will.

    Thank you for posting this because now I see why some are feeling more empowered to be aggressive in pushing themselves on you, because this so called bible translation is out.
    When God has called us to a ministry He equips us to accomplish it.
    Because Sodom and Noah’s day had demonic influence, our fight is spiritual warfare too. Humans believing this abomination will surely feel they have support to attack those doing what God tells them to do.

    This explains a lot for making us aware this is out and it explains increased attacks from some in the gay community.

  3. Henry says:

    HERE”S A COUPLE OF CLIPS TO HELP CHASE YOUR BLUES AWAY (if only for a little while)
    The first one is of a mother trying to get her baby to eat his food. I first saw this on TV and the child would virtually eat nothing. Look at what she did to change his mind.

    https://www.yenisafak.com/en/video-gallery/life/kid-has-no-choice-but-to-eat-meal-after-psycho-mom-brutally-beats-teddy-bear-2200601

    In the interview with Dr. Phil noted that she didn’t do it again because she didn’t want to use negative behavior to stop her baby’s negative behavior of not eating his food and always wanting to eat junk foods. Instead she introduced a rewards system for when he did eat.

    The next clip is of a dog that couldn’t handle getting his nails clipped.

    https://www.popsugar.com/pets/Video-Pitbull-Falling-Nails-Clipped-46584397

  4. Henry says:

    SOMETHING YOU MAY HAVE MISSED: QUEEN JAMES BIBLE
    (Thanks to gotquestions.org)
    Question: “What is the Queen James Bible?”
    Answer: The Queen James Bible (QJV), also called the “Gay Bible,” is an edit of the biblical text done in the name of preventing “homophobic interpretations.” To accomplish this goal, the publishers printed a Bible in which all negative references to homosexuality have been removed. The Queen James Bible was published in 2012 and is based on the 1769 edition of the King James Bible.

    The publishers of the Queen James Bible chose the name “Queen James” as an obvious take-off on the “King James” Version, as the Authorized Version of 1611 is commonly called. The publishers of the Gay Bible also claim that King James was bisexual, so their choice of title capitalizes on the slang meaning of the term queen.

    The editors of the Queen James Bible, who chose to be anonymous, claim that there was no reference to homosexuality in any Bible translation prior to the 1946 Revised Standard Version. Then, they assert, “anti-LGBT Bible interpretations” arose, based on a faulty translation in the RSV of eight verses.

    The unidentified “scholars”—their scholastic credentials are unknown—who produced the Queen James Bible suggest that all Bible translations of these eight verses are wrong and that they are the only ones who have got it right. Below are the eight verses. The King James Version is shown first, followed by the Queen James Version and some comments concerning each change:

    Genesis 19:5: “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, ‘Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them’” (KJV). (The expression “to know” (in this context) means to have sexual intercourse.)

    “And they called out unto Lot, and said unto him, ‘Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may rape and humiliate them’” (QJV, emphasis added).

    The change from “know them” to “rape and humiliate them” is based on the idea that male-on-male rape is not really a sexual act but is an expression of power and domination. It is clear that physical rape was what the men of Sodom had in mind,
    but nowhere in the Hebrew text is the word humiliate used

    The editors of the Queen James Version reckon that Leviticus is outdated as a moral code. They say the Hebrew word translated “abomination” is something that was “ritually unclean” or a “taboo.” From this they assert that a biblical “abomination” would be understood by today’s standards to be something “scandalous.” Because they do not consider homosexual relations to be taboo (and because not all abominable offenses were punishable by death), the publishers of the QJV conclude that, at some point in time, there must have been an error in translation. Whereas Leviticus 20:13 clearly says that men lying together is an “abomination,” punishable by death, the editors of the Queen James Bible claim that, if having sex with a man was punishable by death, it wouldn’t be called an abomination. However, it is clear that to lie with a person does not mean simply to be prone and go to sleep. The biblical expression “to lie with” means to have sexual relations (see Genesis 39:12).

    Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (KJV). Leviticus 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (KJV).

    The editors of the Queen James Version reckon that Leviticus is outdated as a moral code. They say the Hebrew word translated “abomination” is something that was “ritually unclean” or a “taboo.” From this they assert that a biblical “abomination” would be understood by today’s standards to be something “scandalous.” Because they do not consider homosexual relations to be taboo (and because not all abominable offenses were punishable by death), the publishers of the QJV conclude that, at some point in time, there must have been an error in translation. Whereas Leviticus 20:13 clearly says that men lying together is an “abomination,” punishable by death, the editors of the Queen James Bible claim that, if having sex with a man was punishable by death, it wouldn’t be called an abomination. However, it is clear that to lie with a person does not mean simply to be prone and go to sleep. The biblical expression “to lie with” means to have sexual relations (see Genesis 39:12).

    The editors of the Queen James Version want us to believe that Leviticus 18:12 and 20:13 are all about pagan worship of the god Molech. They have therefore taken the liberty of adding to the Word of God. This is how they have rendered these two passages:

    “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind in the temple of Molech; it is an abomination” (QJV, emphasis added).

    “If a man also lie with mankind in the temple of Molech, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” (QJV, emphasis added).

    So, according to the editors of the QJV, it is “abominable” for a man have sex with a man if they’re in the temple of Molech, but it’s not “abominable” for a man to have sex with a man if it has nothing to do with Molech worship.

    Romans 1:26–27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (KJV).

    The plain reading of this passage indicates that lesbianism and homosexuality are unnatural. The Greek words for “against nature” mean “monstrous, abnormal and perverse; that which is contrary to nature’s laws.”

    But the editors of the Queen James Bible assert that verse 26 is not talking about women engaging in lesbian sex. Neither do they accept that lesbianism is “unnatural.” While acknowledging that they really have no idea what is meant by women engaging in the “unnatural” use of their bodies, they suggest it could mean pagan dancing. As for the men, we are to believe the “unseemly” behavior is sexual activity linked to idolatry. The Queen James Bible reads thus:

    “Their women did change their natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, left of the natural use of the woman, burned in ritual lust, one toward another; Men with men working that which is pagan and unseemly. For this cause God gave the idolators up unto vile affections, receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet” (QJV, emphasis added). Note how they have again added to the Word of God to conform it to their thinking.

    The editors of the Queen James Bible claim that most scholars believe the sin in Romans 1 isn’t being gay or lesbian or having gay sex. The sin, they say, is pagan worship. Interestingly, there is no evidence to back up their claim that “most scholars” agree with them.

    1 Corinthians 6:9: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind” (KJV).

    The Greek word for “soft” is translated as “effeminate”; that is, a “soft, womanly man.” But the Queen James Bible editors claim that the word effeminate is unrelated to how the word is used today; rather, it means “morally weak.” The Greek word arsenokoites translated here as “abusers of themselves with mankind,” refers to sodomites, males engaging in same-gender sexual activity. However, the QJV editors claim this means “the male who has many beds,” an expression referring to men who are promiscuous. They say that, since no specific Greek word for homosexuality was used, they are justified in “translating” it as “promiscuous.” The phrase “abusers of themselves with mankind” has simply been replaced in the QJV:

    “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor morally weak, nor promiscuous” (QJV, emphasis added).

    1 Timothy 1:10: “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine” (KJV).
    The editors of the Queen James Bible objected to the expression “defile themselves with mankind,” so they simply deleted “with mankind”:
    “For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine” (QJV, emphasis added).

    Jude 1:7: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (KJV). “Strange flesh” here refers to illicit use of the human body.

    The editors of the Queen James Bible felt that this recount of the story of Sodom needed clarification. So, the “strange flesh” the mob of Sodom was seeking was “angelic flesh”; that is, it was only “strange” because it was nonhuman. Thus, the sexual violence the men of Sodom wanted to perform on Lot’s guests cannot be truly called a homosexual act:

    “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after nonhuman flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (QJV, emphasis added). However, the men of Sodom didn’t know Lot’s guests were angels! For all they knew, the guests were men, just like they. The implication is that Jude is denouncing men having sex with men, not men lusting after angels.

    Jesus warned against altering one jot or tittle from God’s Word (Matthew 5:18). Yet the unidentified editors of the Queen James Bible have seen fit to boldly remove anything they dislike and add words that have no right to be there—all to try to make God say what they want said. They are trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole, linguistically speaking, and it will never work. What are their scholastic credentials? Where can seekers of truth go to verify their claims? Are we to believe that all other Bible translators succumbed to “interpretive ambiguity,” while only the editors of the QJV have seen the truth of the text?

    “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, or idolators, or adulterers, or morally weak, or promiscuous” (QJV, emphasis added).

    There is no textual support for the changes they have made to these eight Scriptures. The only reason for making such changes is to accomplish their stated goal of making “homophobic interpretations impossible.” In other words, they are twisting the Word of God to suit their agenda. (Thanks to gotquestions.org)

    Never the less I do not approve of violence or discrimination against Gays but I believe they are in the same class as fornicators,idolaters,adulterers,thieves,covetous individuals,drunkards,or revilers,nor swindlers. I was some of theses before I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. I still have some inclinations towards some of theses practices today but with God’s help I persevere. Furthermore each individual will stand before the judgement seat of God and will take in account
    each person’s circumstances. (Henry)

  5. Henry says:

    http://www.startribune.com/jehovah-s-witnesses-ask-court-to-reverse-35m-abuse-verdict/560259442/?refresh=true
    BILLINGS, Mont. — An attorney for the Jehovah’s Witnesses asked the Montana Supreme Court on Friday to reverse a $35 million verdict against the church for not reporting a girl’s sexual abuse to authorities.

    Last year, a jury awarded $4 million in compensatory damages and $31 million in punitive damages to a woman who said she was abused as a child in the mid-2000s by a member of the Thompson Falls Jehovah’s Witness congregation.

    The abuse came after the congregation’s elders disciplined the man over allegations of abusing two other family members in the 1990s and early 2000s, the woman’s lawsuit said.
    Click link for full story.

  6. jacqueline says:

    This is why we advocate leaving a religion that you no longer want to be a part of. Resorting to these tactics puts the lives of innocent people at risk.
    It also emphasizes the right people should have to peacefully leave religion and not be constantly badgered about it.
    How a person chooses to worship is personal and to do these vile acts that jeopardize the lives of others is not acceptable.

    I sincerely hope the person(s) get professional help for their anger. So sad.

    https://www.kiro7.com/news/south-sound-news/reward-for-thurston-county-jehovah-s-witnesses-attacks-increased/983463372

  7. jacqueline says:

    Henry thank you so much for this link, I looked at it and some of the following videos by Lee Strobel.
    On this site and some like it that go directly to the Bible, there is a reluctance to be CONVICTED ON WHAT THE BIBLE CLEARLY SAYS. That in part is because we have all been let down by doctrine of men with an agenda of power. That taught things to control us, so we are doubtful, hesitant and unsure. We also are shying away from speaking with confidence because of personal attacks rather than hearty discussions of the subject matter.

    This talk is where a man is presenting tangible evidence to help build our faith back up by showing Jehovah God has actually written a letter to us! It does not require a man or body of men to see these messages in creation.

    I hope readers will see him thru to the end as He blows your mind with the powerful computer generation of our message from God within us.

    It gave me more power when talking to God to use me in whatever way He sees fit and give me the courage and support to stand against hindrances as they come up.

    May each one of us make our own personal petitions to Almighty God JEHOVAH, that is mine. Thank you again.

    I will make this an article in the black section so it is easily found.

    Acts 17:27 “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”

  8. Henry says:

    A GREAT DISCOURSE ABOUT “WHY CREATION MAKES SENSE” by Lee Strobel Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8wYTYY9Dkw
    From DNA to a finite universe,the creator’s existence can’t be denied.Romans 1:20

    Note to readers: I’m sorry about the gap of time in my postings. I’ve been fighting illness on a couple of fronts. One condition I have is Parkinson and it makes it very difficult to use a computer among other things. Thanks for your understanding.

  9. Henry says:

    GOVERNING BODY’S HYPOCRISY ABOUT GOD AND MONEY.
    If you will, listen to the following link and see how the Governing Body directs your hard earned money to themselves by means of their high quality produced videos.
    Please notice the insidious ways the Governing Body directs a person away from worldly things to Jehovah as they claim, but rather they direct an individual to use their minds and support for the Watchtower.Then going on to use the money and labors of that “changed individual” to support their business schemes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDAGu1usvzE

    Next consider the property ventures the Governing Body is engage in and you will find out where your hard earned moneys go. Click on the following two links:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hERZNKF868&t=86s

    https://ibsaproperty.com/properties/watchtower-house/

    Just think about it! The Governing Body while sitting on billions of dollars didn’t give one thin dime to the Bethelites they sent home or away (some had nowhere to go) during their corporate downsizing a few years ago.
    By the way I.B.S.A stands for (International Bible Students Association).The EVIL Watchtower association deserves to have their tax exemption status taken away for GOOD!

    Thanks to YouTube’s EXJW Analyzer

  10. jacqueline says:

    I agree this is a time of revealing, indeed!
    Whenever an organization or Church puts it, mothers or females in a beatdown position, it leaves her children vulnerable, open for abuse within that organization or church.

    Wardens in the prisons advised the brothers that go in to preach that it was only the pedophiles that were having studies with them. But they didn’t listen they baptized these men in shackles and got some of them out early.
    They immediately told them that they didn’t have to worry about wives because they had plenty of single women. We older ones know of the watchtowers where they had to apologize to all the sisters. out of the thousands coming to the witnesses after getting out, they said only one brother stayed and all the rest abused and destroyed the families.

    I had a newly baptized man tell me the brothers told him we having nothing but single women, you got your pick! This puts the children at risk as she was told to be completely submissive to these men. When a sister would go to the elders to complain they put it on the woman not being obedient! He is free to rape her children and the watchtower society keep the mothers in her place. when the kids are raped they are threatened with disfellowshipping.

    JUSTICE NOW THEY WILL PAY!

    It has been alledged that they have corporations all over the world with a worth of 30 billion. (I need to check this because that seems like a huge number, wow)It seems this is Divine retribution on these organizations for such abuses of the poor innocent ones.

    Jehovah Witnesses governing body makes the claim that they are the only entity on earth that Jehovah God talks to. They say they are the “Faithful and Discreet Slave” feeding the congregation proper spiritual food.
    What a filthy plate they have served up. From its inception, they have been accused of improper conduct with children.

    I hope poor Chinita is able to get justice from these people.

  11. Henry says:

    THANKS JACQUELINE FOR YOUR posts and comments about this pedophile situation among the Witnesses and other so called Christian religions. I\’m stunned as to how many pedophiles are saturating theses organizations and the world too. I had the chance to view these videos with you and we both concluded that the Governing Body of Jehovah\’s Witnesses is going to take quite a hit from all of this. We all will be watching theses reports closely! Also other states may open a window for theses type of cases too. Can you imagine the devastating results of that! I think Divine power is behind all of this happening in this time of revealing.

  12. jacqueline says:

    How courageous for these young people to speak up and say I have been raped by brothers in the congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Cowards don’t do this.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Lawsuits-Claim-Jehovah_s-Witness-Member-Abused-Children_New-York-537984992.html

    Predatory men within the Jehovah witness organization, how sad:

    https://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/glendale/pd-teen-sexually-assaulted-outside-of-glendale-church

    PLEASE WAIT FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE FROM THE LAWYERS ON THE HUGE LAWSUITS.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOj4t5XYJac

  13. jacqueline says:

    Henry little children are hurt by the Jehovah witnesses shunning practices. It is as if Witnesses hearts turn to stone.

    For instance my grandchildren were on my front porch and front yard. The witnesses were 2 doors down they started saying hello brothers and waving, getting excited. They were ignored. So the children waited until they got right next door less than 25′ away and one group was walking right on the sidewalk. ALL OF THEM KNOW THESE CHILDREN ARE WITNESSES AND THEIR PARENTS from elder to every last publisher!
    The kids waved and said hi, we are witnesses, hello.
    I looked from a distance and saw this. I also saw my grandchildren soul shrink!
    I wasn’t there, in the way. Their souls are empty and Their hearts are stone to hurt 4, little 5- 14 year olds.

    But this Miller congregation is the same one that protected two alledged female pedophiles and 5 males. One 12 year old even getting pregnant and the elders told the hospital and me that it was a gang of “worldly” boys that did this. It was in the home of the book study and by the brother of that house. They involved me in the cover-up because I was summoned to the hospital as she lost the baby.

    The hospital believed the lie I was told.
    So I don’t really expect anything but what happened from this congregation.

    Being the congregation beautician, I know more young girls that were raped.

    Hopefully my grandchildren will factor in this treatment when as adults they look for God.
    I think I took them for ice cream to bring their countenance back up.

    I have so many shocking stories.

  14. Henry says:

    ALL IN THE FAMILY: 5 JW FAMILY SECRETS Here’s a link to an analysis of family dynamics in the Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE32Buv8DYo&feature=youtu.be

    Do you or did you see such families in your congregations? Let us know.

    Thanks to Youtube’s “Stop the Shunning” and Br. Warren

  15. jacqueline says:

    I hear twinkle twinkle
    , so where is that Bridge so I can preview the sell?

  16. Henry says:

    CHASE AWAY THE BLUES WITH JEHOVAH”S HUMOR that’s reflected in his creations. Now a days we hear a lot of bad news but hears something I thought was funny.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enyywk03KDQ

    If you heard Twinkle Twinkle Little Star I might have a bridge to sell you in Chicago. 🙂

  17. jacqueline says:

    TedR, I find to much conjecture in her explanation but her brain is on fire! Holy Spirit can do a lot with that dear one’s Spirit.
    Thank you so much for these links for us to consider. I listen to quite a few and am learning so much.

  18. Henry says:

    REVIEW OF 8/10/2019 CONFERENCE CALL. (1)Check with everybody to see how they were. After discussing some of life’s problems overall everyone seemed to be O.K.
    (2) Also our sister is making steady progress with the audio drama.
    (3) We then turned our attention to the ever growing child abuse problem. First we commented on the article posted on “Henry News and Blues Page” from the desk of Barbara Anderson: Article about the Window for Child Victims Act sex abuse being extended.
    (4) A one-year window of opportunity exists for victims of any age who were abused at any time as minors to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and institutions that purportedly turned a blind eye to those crimes. The window is part of the Child Victims Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) on Feb. 14.

    (5)As a result of-this new law they expect hundreds (if not thousands) of victims to come forward. One case involves two alleged victims lawsuits against the defendants, the eight members of the Governing Body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW’s)

    (6)Also we discussed the ever increasing reports of child abuse cases involving the Boy Scouts,JW’s, Catholics and even the Pentecostals. Mentioned too was the multi millionaire Jeffrey Epstein who committed suicide yesterday after it was reported that the prosecutors had a strong case against him. Other alleged accomplices in this child sex ring were former N.M. Gov. Bill Richardson, a U.S. Senator, Prince Andrew (Duke of York) and lawyer Allan Dershowitz among others with all making denials.

    (7)One sister said that Satan’s pagan religions condoned child abuse thus allowing it to spread to other generations.
    We concluded that we have entered an age of revealing of the secrets in this world. One brother quoted Luke 8:17.

    (8)I then asked the group how they were coping with recent mass shootings. Our resident psychologist gave an answer I was not expecting. She disliked the blending of criminal actions with mental illness. She pointed out the differences of the two and how much of the time the criminal is calculating but the mentally ill are victims themselves. She was also concerned that it was unethical for these crazed gunmen to use insanity as a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. I was interested in those words because I suffer from some mental illness but never thought about harming somebody.
    (8) Another brother cited Mal 3:18 showing that now a days we will be able to distinguish between the righteous and the wicked.

    (9)I presented a short video for everybody to view on their computers about adults of many backgrounds in Walmarts around the nation fighting each other. Violent Brawls!

    (10)Then we turned our attention to Ephesians 2:2 “The prince of the power of the air”
    Satan the Devil. We spoke about how invisible waves of communication are all around us and if you have the right receiver you can pick up TV,Radio, Wi-Fi etc…
    right from the air. Satan as a invisible wicked spirit can transmit to people who are inclined towards anger,hatred and violence and they then act upon that message. Many who have committed horrendous crimes have said they heard voices telling to commit certain acts.
    (11) But it’s not just Satan alone, there’s others We read Revelation 12:3,4,9,12 about how there were other angels cast out with him. There are many demons to bring woe to the earth and the sea!
    We discussed WHEN this may have happened and a number of teachings were considered. Jesus at Calvary,1914,recently and others.
    (12)One brother ask us to read what Jesus said at Luke 10:18 “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning” A stunning scripture! I hadn’t noticed it before. But what did it mean? We discussed it but didn’t come to any definite conclusion. We are studying it more closely to understand it accurately.

    (13)Another noteworthy mention. Dr. Charles Stanley turned down an award, however he had to change his position on Gay marriage to receive it. Since the Bible doesn’t condone homosexuality he turned down the award. A man who stands by his beliefs, a rarity these days!

  19. jacqueline says:

    Walmart shooting; Husband and wife were witnesses.

    Parents, the family of Jordan Anchondo say goodbye to the young mother of three.

    https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2019/08/10/parents-family-jordan-anchondo-have-burial-services-young-mother-killed-walmart-shooting/1975741001/

  20. Henry says:

    “John 14:6” THANKS so much for those additional scriptures confirming that Jesus’s second coming will be visible to all. You have encouraged me in the future to use even more scriptures to prove my points. Jacqueline & I was just talking the other day, concerning how you can always remember where certain scriptures are in the Bible. I’m going to start using you as one of my reference books. 🙂

  21. jacqueline says:

    A Pentecostal Church in WI Has Covered Up Sexual Assault Allegations for Decades
    BY HEMANT MEHTA
    AUGUST 8, 2019

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/08/08/a-pentecostal-church-in-wi-has-covered-up-sexual-assault-allegations-for-decades/

    Part of the article here:

    Pentecostal beliefs also helped the abusers keep their victims’ mouths shut.

    Children were told the end of the world was always near — that Jesus would soon return and choose who to send to heaven and hell. They were taught that they would go to hell and send others there, too, for dishonoring the church and its leaders — which some believe are divinely appointed by God — by reporting abuse outside the church.

    It’s not just the stories of these women. Another UPCI minister who heard about allegations (in general, though not these specific ones) said he allowed Grant to handle them without digging any deeper into the stories. When Grant did nothing, he just assumed everything was handled appropriately. He left the church more than a decade ago, leaving his family without much of a social safety net, and it was only in the past couple of years, after one woman shared the story of her assault online, that “things made sense.”

    This isn’t a problem limited to a single church or even a single denomination. It’s widespread among the Christian faith — among Catholics, Southern Baptists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, non-denominational evangelicals, etc. That’s largely due to the way they subjugate women, keep things in-house, and have no desire to learn how to handle these allegations with the seriousness they deserve. That’s only starting to change now, and it’s because women like the ones in this story are courageously speaking out and sharing the most traumatic moments of their lives.

  22. jacqueline says:

    Jehovah’s Witnesses: 90 victims of sexual abuse come forward
    Friday, 09 August 2019

    No fewer than 90 victims of sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization in Belgium have been discovered over a six month period, according to an association for victims.

    The organization “Reclaimed Voices” has worked with other groups in the country to identify cases within the Jehovah’s Witness organization in Belgium, reports Le Soir.

    “For most victims, it has been 10 or 15 years since the abuses took place,” Patrick Haeck, former Jehovah’s Witness and coordinator of the association. When they are still Jehovah’s Witnesses, people who contact Reclaimed Voices express an immense fear of confiding in them, he added.

    An official investigation was launched following initial reports by the media in December 2018 and March 2019. Searches were carried out at the central headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kraainem at the end of April, but the prosecutor’s office did provide an update on the case.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses Belgium wants to collaborate with the justice system, said the spokesman for the organisation. In Belgium, Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have 25,000 members, Reclaimed Voices expects to eventually count 200 to 250 victims of abuse.

    Some people come forward for several victims, explained Haeck, for example, parents who tell us that their three or four children have been abused.

    Jules Johnston
    The Brussels Times

  23. jacqueline says:

    FROM THE DESK OF BARBARA Anderson:

    Article: Window for Child Victims Act sex-abuse lawsuits opens Wednesday: What it means
    By Maura Grunlund | mauragrunlund@siadvance.com

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Attorneys are poised to file hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits beginning on Wednesday for adults on Staten Island and throughout New York who allege they were sexually abused as children.

    A one-year window of opportunity exists for victims of any age who were abused at any time as minors to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and institutions that purportedly turned a blind eye to those crimes.

    The window is part of the Child Victims Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Feb. 14.

    Attorneys have been advertising for clients and holding news conferences, demonstrations and other events to draw attention to alleged sex abuse that in many cases happened decades ago in New York City and State and throughout the country.

    On Friday, attorney Irwin Zalkin held a news conference in Manhattan announcing that two alleged victims, Heather Steele, and Michael Ewing, will file lawsuits in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The lawsuits will name as defendants eight members of the Governing Body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs).

    Now located in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., the JWs World Headquarters occupied a building with a large Watchtower sign in Brooklyn.

    “Litigation by the Zalkin Law Firm has exposed a database maintained by the JW containing information about known child molesters within the organization that dates back decades,” according to a news release from the law firm. “The JWs have defied numerous court orders compelling them to produce this database in several of the lawsuits.”

    Some of the attorneys have formed umbrella organizations uniting abuse victims and lawyers.

    See more here: https://www.silive.com/news/2019/08/window-for-child-victims-act-sex-abuse-lawsuits-opens-wednesday-what-it-means.html

  24. jacqueline says:

    John 14:6 Amen!, Amen. Let God be found true and every man be proved a liar. As you said the Bible is crystal clear as water on this! To teach us it was invisible is a failure to admit a mistake, just like Adam and Eve in Genesis 3rd chapter.

    Without repentance and taking full responsibility for errors we make is more like satan who gave no reason for what he did. He just did it and the fallout was bad for Man, the Snake, and the ground.

    Both Russell and the men with him and the watchtower society was saving face and made millions of captives of the concept of an Invisible presence rather than what the Bible clearly teaches that every eye will see him.

    CNN made the Gulf war visible to the whole world and the destruction of Sadam Hussein, Bagdad, Shock, and Awe were seen in every home on the TV, phone or computer. And it says he will rule on the earth on the throne of David.

    The Bible clearly teaches that Israel will accept Christ as Michael stands up also for the Jews. He is their guardian angel according to their tradition.

    Blindness and indoctrination of a false concept of 1914 and failed prophesy caused Miller and Russell to die in disgrace and newspapers canceled his writings.

  25. John 14:6 says:

    In acts 1:11) it says they would see him return just as they saw him go. Jesus himself said he would return
    (matt 24:30-31
    At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the
    clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.

    In rev. 1:7) AGAIN it states every eye will see him

    Matt 26:64) You shall see him coming with the clouds!!!!

    The scriptures are saturated with versus and commentary by Jesus himself and apostles stating that Jesus Will be returning visibly for all to see Not Invisible as we have all been taught for such a long time buy both Witnesses and Bible students alike. Unfortunately they got it wrong and just decided to change it to An Invisible presence which makes it easier to explain away. this is something that in reading the scriptures is absolutely impossible to see otherwise, disprove in any way , and it is not something that you can say oh well this is just figurative language because Jesus himself said it, Angels said it, Apostles said it, there is no figurative to it it’s going to happen period

  26. jacqueline says:

    Rene, thanks so much. You know it is just so refreshing seeing the brothers and sisters in the links speaking out. The generation now likes to see a video and youtube format will appeal to them.
    We never had this much support from ex elders and people of color speaking out. But now in God’s due time, they are mustering up the courage to not be afraid of those men in Warwick, New York, the governing body of the Witnesses.

    Hopefully, their family members that choose to still support such a wicked system will at least see from elders who was a part of the wheels tell them why their family member left.

    I have moved way past worrying about whether my family understands, thanks to God and His letting me land in the Bible Students until I got strong and could see clearly what the problem is at the core.

    Worship of men over GOD is described in Revelation 18, at least the effects of doing so, along with other trespasses against him.

    I hope family members of these new ones coming out will give them freedom of religion as they have this freedom.
    The governing body is ruthless however and serve the needs of satan in trying to destroy Christians for “fleeing out of her” as stated in Revelation 18.

    The collapse of this organization is imminent along with the other powerful rich organizations that have fed themselves in luxury off the masses.
    Economic collapse will follow and chaos as businesses that employed people to build theses huge building and the many items that former church-going people used will have to lay off people and close down themselves.

    I think this will cause people to ask, even look for a leader to straighten this out but we know Jehovah has spelled out the events in Daniel, Ezekial, and Revelation.

    I pray some of the young ones that I see telling their stories on Youtube have sensible parents siblings and children. Witness relatives can destroy your health as you try to escape their organization. But now with such powerful testimonies on youtube and sites like this one, they will fair better than we did.

    But all desiring to stay true to “Worshiping only Jehovah and Jesus” will suffer, however. Hopefully, they won’t go back into a system where a man or men is put up above Jesus and can go straight to the Bible.

    This weekend I think I will make a page with just the links for the man stories on youtube, so people can easily find them.
    I was excited to see so many of the brothers speak out. Our brothers on here stepped up to the plate and are providing a platform for brothers and sisters to talk or just audibly discuss the Bible

    We all are a part of a body. All are welcome here to talk back and forth to encourage one another rather than push another religion. People need to just talk about the Bible itself because its understanding is opening up by means of Holy Spirit.

  27. Rene says:

    This is the link I promised is located below, I can’t locate the video in my email, but will keep looking for it and send it once I find it. If you read the article, it details the catholic doctrinal belief that the pope is the incarnation of Jesus himself and a member of the Godhead as described by the Trinity on Earth.

    It would not be a stretch to speculate that a doctrine that supports a God head could easily be re-purposed to remove Christ as God according to this definition, and be replaced by another human entity. This entity could then declare himself greater than the God of the Bible by declaring himself God and displacing and discrediting Jesus as the messiah and heir to the Kingdom God ordained.

    Convincing the masses that a man is God is not going to be difficult at all because paganism such as Egyptian mythology touted that the Sun God Ra was incarnated as the human Pharaoh Ra on Earth. Catholics do not even realize that so much of their religion is an amalgamation of blatant paganism and Christianity, so it would make sense that many would not detect the problems associated with splitting God into three parts and including a human incarnation as an equal part. With this formula you have just deified a man, all you need to do is alter the script and you would have an Anti-Christ. After that, the Anti-Christ can elevate himself above the creator simply by acknowledging that the Catholic doctrine is describing him and he in fact is God. I believe that the struggle between Egypt and the will of God during the Exodus was a precursor to this struggle. A man who’s nation was unrivaled in power, believed that he was God, and according to scripture, was enabled by Satanic false miracles as evidence by the magic practicing priest and refused to acknowledge that their was a God above all other God’s (including him).

    Following the plagues and the death of the Pharaoh, This resulted in a radical re-evaluation and reassessment of many of the religious beliefs of the people of the Near East according to some historians and archaeologist but not necessarily monotheism (unless you count Akhenaten later on).

    Reference

    EvangelicalChristendom, January 1, 1895, pg. 15,published in London by J. S. Phillips

    http://biblelight.net/Sources/Evangelical-Christendom-pg-15.gif

  28. jacqueline says:

    Thanks Rene, you are right I am confusing this with the anti-Christ.
    As I am listening, I am also getting a sense that to clearly understand the 13- 14 chapters of Revelation more revealing have to happen. I was listening to a Christian Jewish professor who gave great insight and sort of draws that conclusion also.
    I am able to listen a lot now since I have decided to stop traveling and just work on my hobby. Here are a few links to some amazing brave men and women.

    They are now finding out things we said 20 years ago about the organization being in false Biblical error.
    Let me get on my computer to add these links here and at the bottom of each page for those nation’s that can’t access YouTube.

    Circuit overseer secret but legal recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XesLk3FfR6U

    An elder tells his story of awakening to the reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIMnSGywJTA&t=1706s

    A very young person, her first video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9vvUmqnfqA

  29. Rene says:

    Hi Jacqueline,

    I was out and about all day and needed to stop at the library for class. I will read and respond to your post as soon as I get home. What I was sent as far as the Catholic Church entails is more prophetically aligned with our understanding of the Antichrist.

    As I understand it, the Catholic Church in its pursuit of greater levels of religion sanctioned authority given to men has produced (From historical sources) a dangerous framework for the acceptance of an Antichrist figure. At the heart of this doctrine is a belief that priests hold the most power in heaven and on Earth because they can command the sacramental symbols of bread and wine to literally become the flesh and blood of Christ. Because of the belief that God and Jesus are co-equal parts of the common entity, Jesus is seen on the same level as God and Priests ordained in the Roman Catholic faith can command the presence of Christ to manifest in the emblems, Catholics believe this makes a man more powerful than God.

    We are studying personality disorders and I am finishing a paper today. Aside from grandiosity and delusional thinking that can accompany this disorder, I have found the idea that a human could hold any power over the supreme being dangerous, and problematic. I can understand why humans would want to believe that nothing is outside of their power or influence, but this theory is inconsistent with nature. Nature is a creative expression of God’s power and a reflection of the nature of God through his power.

    Law of Conservation of Energy

    The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. For example, turning on a light would seem to produce energy; however, it is electrical energy that is converted.

    According to Jewish Law a sacrifice in which a victim must suffer total death, and its body consumed and remains destroyed by fire. If God did not provide an actual victim that relinquished its life not merely its body (as evident from the Angels who took on human form but lived on as demons after the flood) or our belief in atonement is a delusion on our part.

    Hebrews 9:22 According to the Law, in fact, nearly everything must be purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

    I will send you the link about the Catholic Antichrist as soon as I am at my home terminal.

  30. jacqueline says:

    Rene, could you post the link here about the Catholic Church control to show the fulfillment of no being able to buy or sell and submitting by force or willingly has happened possibly already. I am working in She Shed today again on dollhouses and can listen as I work. Stress is causing me to just gone it down and listen to so many good voices on the word of God and where we are today.

    We are the old-timers now and the internet has exploded with those elders, Circuit Overseers and others coming out telling their stories on YouTube. We can focus now in another capacity of digging up correct or different views on the many subjects the watchtower and Russell got so wrong.
    It is strange that people are trying to claim Jehovah witnesses are not from Russell. You can’t work this out unless you go back and see how we became captives of a conceptual date of 1914 and how the “invisible presence” thing got made up by using the lesser used meaning of Parousia as Henry is bringing out.

    Russell failed prophecies caused them to make up a lie to cover their 1914 great disappointment.

    We were Captives of his concept of the 1,000 years reign beginning in 1874. Then the rapturing of the 144,000 in 1914.
    Jesus told us not to get disturbed over wars and rumors of wars but the watchtower based their whole end times on world war 1 & 2.

  31. jacqueline says:

    Henry, and we would have known that lightning is visible but an organization of men told us “Fire wasn’t hot”,( https://askjacqueline.life/man-to-man-with-greg/fire-isnt-hot/ )
    A relative recently called me and told me at their convention they were shocked to see the entire 1st flr filled with wheelchairs and electric scooters. That generation didn’t take care of themselves but pioneered and the world never ended in 1975 or 1984.

    We have people now predicting another date in defiance of Jesus’ clearly stated words that no one, not even him knew the day or hour, only the Father.
    He went on to even tell them that if the keeper of the house knew when the thief was going to strike he would be ready.
    So if they can figure it out then satan can also and will cause more chaos on the earth to beat Jesus to his second “Coming”.

    When I asked, why do you keep predicting these dates? The answer was “He didn’t say we would never be able to figure out the date”! Even when they see a flaw in their heady calculations and you point it out to them that their math is 50 years off.
    I was told but the next set of numbers work so I will figure that out later.

    I needed to have the full experience in order for God to say, now can you just go to the Bible by itself with a few others and I will help you.
    We see his help now.
    They ignore that Jesus is the “WORD” and know more than they could ever know. Perhaps they think they are smarter than Jesus.

    I would like to post this video that brought tears to my eyes and many more as this dear sister awakened. It is touching but she too realizes not to join any religion. That’s why I share what I found out bouncing into religions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stc1hvhdzK0&t=10s

  32. Henry says:

    JESUS SECOND COMING WILL BE SEEN BY ALL! Matthew 24:27 “For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. {” View the video on the following link after the commercial”}

    Lightning Creates Stunning Light Show in Los Angeles: https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/lightning-creates-stunning-light-show-in-california/vi-BBUt6ev

    Without a doubt, JESUS COMING will be seen by ALL just as this video illustrates. Lightening is very visible! (*The parousia mainly used in Christian theology to refer to the second coming of Christ. The word parousia is found in the following verses:

    Mat_24:3, Mat_24:27, Mat_24:37, Mat_24:39;
    1Co_15:23;
    1Th_2:19; 1Th_3:13; 1Th_4:15; 1Th_5:23;
    2Th_2:1, 2Th_2:8-9;
    Jas_5:7-8;
    2Pe_1:16; 2Pe_3:4, 2Pe_3:12;
    1Jn_2:28. The Greek “Parousia and “English “Coming” are interchangeable (*See Bible study and research Dave says: 2/14/2019 on this site)
    But why do the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Bible Students say that Christ second coming will be invisible while other Christians say otherwise? Could it be that their
    failed predictions did not materialize and they had to resort to “invisible” to maintain their status quo?

    In addition Matthew 24:26 says”So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness, do not go out, or, Behold, He is in the inner rooms, do not believe them. Isn’t that an accurate description of those that say: He came in 1874, He came in 1914, Or He’s ruling now?

    Any responses? Positive or negative I welcome your thoughts on this subject. Thanks.

  33. jacqueline says:

    Rene, been at doctor appts all day. I will make an outline of my assignment. So will your meeting be on Saturday?
    Maybe get with Henry on that if you like.

    I want everyone to feel free to talk on the site without being jumped by apologetics. I am trying so hard to keep it from getting argumentative like another site.
    So here is the link I sent everyone in an email and if you want to post your link to me put it here on the site so all can see it if you feel comfortable. Here is my link on the discussion about the “Beast of Revelation”.

    https://www.biblestudy.org/prophecy/bible-prophecies-of-empires.html

    I had another spoofed page of a black guy’s facebook page with the spoofer making 2 of my son friends of this guy. You go to his page and he hasn’t made posts or anything. I do know who this person is that is trolling and imitating other people on facebook trying to get past my block and I have reported them to Facebook on 2 other occasions when they copy the profile or make up a facebook page and use a black individual’s picture to friend me. The poor guy who’s page is spoofed don’t know it is being used by this troll to pretend he is a friend of my sons and me. I do wish this person would grow up and stopped trolling ex- JW or still in JW women on the internet! Why not deal with the men?

    I unfriended everyone last year except my family on Facebook and I also prevented anyone from getting in touch with me by messenger and I went thru my phone and blocked them. But woke up this morning and had this spoofed fictitious Facebook page saying they are my friend thinking they can communicate with me via Facebook.

  34. Rene says:

    Jacqueline,

    Sorry I forgot to reply to the last part of your post. Yes everyone can email me topics they feel comfortable discussing or that simply interest them, and I will source additional information and also formulate interview questions and send them back for preparation and feedback. I think I have everything almost ready on my end, and I am ready as soon as everyone else is. Kind of exciting I have to admit 🙂

  35. jacqueline says:

    Rene, that sums up what it is like to get directly into the word of God. I find Revelation is opening up to me. I grieved the Holy Spirit even tho I had awaken, to the strange teachings as not being accurate. I knew not to worship men but fell into the same trap. Now I have repented and I just love it.
    No more fear of saying what you see in scripture and being able to adjust or outright correct it when brothers are allowed to talk.
    I like that there is no script such as a book or watchtower view before we see God’s view. No more having to adjust to long-held beliefs of men under threat of disfellowshipping or being shunned.
    I had an elder tell me once that he doesn’t think a sister should be allowed to comment if she didn’t have a head covering. I replied then I guess you shouldn’t call on me then. To be free from that was a relief

    Galatians 1:19 says: But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. So when people claim to be an Angel or an apostle, the Bible says to watch out if it doesn’t line up with the Bible.

    I like your sense of humor! The Hubble link in the black section is sort of what your link reminds me of. It also has videos.

    So sad many are not truly free from the made up teachings that are based on a concept of 1914. But God still got this just glad He freed me before I go.

  36. Rene says:

    Jacqueline,

    Thank you for your last post. I really think that I have benefited from being in a group that reads the scriptures objectively and tries to come to a consensus about what the bible contains. I have noticed that our approach is not overly liberal in that we allow conclusions that violate the moral underpinnings of the scriptures, but also not so conservative that we are unwilling to yield to the conclusions of others (where appropriate) in order to retain views that we find difficult to part with.

    I have been accused of having a goofy sense of humor but when I first started reading the bible without any written aids of study, it was like the whole universe opened up to me.

    Please follow the silly link below to see what I mean.

    https://youtu.be/uwmeH6Rnj2E

  37. jacqueline says:

    Rene, I for one think of you as a spiritual daughter. We discussed last night how you put things in perspective and is able to then translate it into the written and spoken word. Your father and mother did a great job of teaching manners and respect. Thank you so much.
    Henry’s synopsis was right on the money I was so glad he has decided to give some idea of what we talked about for those that weren’t able to attend.
    I was also glad to have the email from Bible students to let us know what their beliefs were and the snail mail was okay also from many.
    Tough subjects need to be addressed and everyone on the call-in was enlightened, encouraged and glad that we are understanding the scriptures like never before with the Holy Spirit.
    You are so right about generational differences. I have recently decided to have a heart to heart with my own children and let them know that I simply can’t tolerate insults being hurled at me because of their devotion to men and their teachings.
    It worked to speak up on the tough subject as the older and mature adult and their mother.
    Normally when you see a male at war with a female all the time it might just be that the mom never rejected such behavior. So I had some heart to heart talks and they turned out well.
    It is strange how religion and love of the word of men were causing the problem. Now, since those talks, I feel confident that they will be respectful to other women in their lives even after I have left this world. And I now feel their love as a mother should from her children without a man-made body getting in between them

    It reminded me of a couple of emails I received that warned of a troll on facebook that caused a number of Jehovah witness women to close their Facebook accounts and appeal to Facebook execs for help. I was able to help them resolve some of the mental distress this caused them. So as an older woman they came to me and I felt blessed to be able to give them insight into the mind of the troll on Facebook that showed great disrespect to them as women.

    Oh and by the way I got your text about the additional shooting in Ohio. Didn’t I predict that one would follow quickly because the shooter was not executed on the spot! Some nations want to die a martyr. But not the homegrown terrorists.

    I spent the entire day in my She-shed decorating dollhouses and listening to discourses, the Bible and the news. My heart goes out to those dear families, racial hatred, bigotry and whatever the Ohio person’s motive was is a sign of our times.

    Also, should we email you our info on what we have to say in the drama? Maybe you can send a mass email to those that indicated they want to take part.

    Take Care and thanks for all you do here on the site and at the two meetings and fellowships.

  38. Rene says:

    Henry,

    Great synopsis, I appreciate what you do for our group in up-building and encouraging. Many people who do not suffer from a chronic illness or disease may not have any idea what it is like to try to function consistently when your body is not able to be consistent. In addition to simply your shouldering the challenges of being older, I am humbled by your dedication to up-building our little group in that you are able to donate what little energy you have in order to conduct (Hebrews 13:16). I once had a patient with a chronic pain condition and she literally had to rest all day in order to prepare her family’s meals because this was all that she was physically able to do.

    She was in a great deal of pain and could not take the full prescription of her pain management drugs because it would have rendered her (for lack of a better word) a vegetable. I greatly admired her and her family appreciated her being consistent in that one area in order to show that she cared for them. That one act of preparing a meal also caused her to need to recover the following day because of the exertion as she was cooking for 6 individuals.

    My patient reminded me of you as I know that it takes a lot for you to conduct and also recover afterwards and I marvel at how the holy spirit is giving you power beyond what is normal in order to assist your efforts in shepherding others (2 Corinthians 4:7).

    I am slowly unlearning certain behaviors that I was taught were normal and points of view that only took into account a limited perspective. When I began working with older and infirm patients, I would not always see them at their best. It was difficult for them to be polite sometimes. Even when I would become frustrated with their moodiness and sometimes disrespectful behavior, I learned to consider the condition that they were in. I also remembered the scriptural admonishment not to heavily criticize an older man to maintain the level of respect in their position as an older one but also in deference to their physical frailty (1 Timothy 5:1).

    This really helped me to also remember that God has gifted younger generations with older people in order to share wisdom and life experiences. It is why God insisted that their position be respected and was a reminder for me to be respectful towards them (1 Peter 5:5).

    I may have learned a great deal more than some of my older patients when they were my age (thanks to the internet and the abundance of information), but in terms of self discipline, wisdom and life experiences that come with old age, I was lacking in and needed to respect that (Job 32:7)

    For this reason I am grateful to you and Jacqueline and all of our experienced ones for patiently guiding all of us younger ones who are still acquiring self control and wisdom (Titus 2:1-15). Please continue to put up with us because we need and value what you offer to us (Hebrews 13:7). Thank you again Henry and once again “EXCELLENT SYNOPSIS” 🙂

    With much love and deep respect your spiritual Daughter (Rene)

  39. Chris Johns says:

    Henry,
    Henry,
    Oh that’s cute. You’re trying to use Proverbs 18:13 against me. First of sweetie did you not write this in your previous post:

    >>>Also discussed was Charles Taze Russell and his words and conduct towards the black brethren. Unfortunately it was shameful.<<

    Also if you read it carefully I stated the quotes are FROM JACQUELINE. NOT YOU!!

    So as a response to idolatry; why do you let what some brothers do dictate your faith? We have some brothers that don’t follow Russell nor believe he is the seventh Messenger. We even have some that don’t use volumes or reprints. I can see why you’d leave the JWs because what the governing body does did affect your life. But why does what an elder does or says or even if they do idolize him affect your beliefs? All that’s required for fellowship is belief in the ransom. Some groups are very russeliteish. But I’m not going to let what they say think or do affect me. They didn’t call me to the high calling. Russell didn’t call himself a seventh Messenger or anyone special. He was meek and served the brothers. It’s only after he died that chreature worship started. I’m also not going to let what the WT said affect me. Most white people had racial bias in the 1800’s and I wouldn’t expect Russell to be much different. But when we read his comments NONE of them are racist. He believed in full equality for the oppressed and black. Read all of the articles. Not just highlited pieces.

  40. Henry says:

    Hi Chris
    Thanks for your response to my posting about Charles Taze Russell. However you assumed much regarding my source material about Russell’s view about race. (Proverbs 18:13) Also I see you hold Russell in high regard and I will try to respect that, but I will not hold back from citing prejudice and racism when I see it. Also I will listen to your rebuttal on anything about him and his dealings with black people, Further, I will write what I think the long range effects of his prejudice has done down to our present time and it has nothing to do with the validity of the hollowed Divine Plan books.

    Thanks for the additional sources about Russells view on race. I may use them in my write up. I will post it as soon as it’s finished.

    But in the meantime, setting Russell aside, I would like for you to define and describe what idolatry and worship would entail of anybody. How would you come to a conclusion that a person or persons was idolizing someone. I will be awaiting your reply.

    Thanks for reading my comments.

  41. Henry says:

    Here’s a synopsis of the Saturday nights conference call. (1) First, we did a well being check. (2) We considered this website and the large increase of visitors to it. (3) We discussed the audio drama project. (would tell you more but it\’s a surprise) Also, our resident Psychologist spoke about today’s problems people are having a hard time coping with. We were invited to email her about the problems we are facing and what our personal insights were on those problems. These inputs would be used on the dry run of the audio drama.
    (4)Another sister asked if anyone received an email from the Bible Students convention because she was concerned about the content and intent of what was said in that correspondence that she had gotten

    Since nobody else received one, we spent a little time encouraging her not to be overly concerned about the harassing emails and to forge ahead with the fruitful work she\’s been involved in and to ignore the disrespect towards her.

    (5) Also discussed were the increased child abuse and depression that affects many people and even ourselves. This too will be included in the Audio Drama. We were encouraged to submit our experiences this week.

    (6)Nowadays many people feel they\’re not accountable to God or anyone else for their
    violations of God\’s laws. However, we shouldn\’t think God won\’t hold back from punishing those who disrespect his standards. He doesn\’t have to wait until Armageddon to do it. Some biblical examples cited were Sodom and Gomorrah, Nineveh (almost)Possibly the mysterious disappearance of the Mayan civilization. Known for their human sacrifices of men, women, and children, etc…
    We cannot tie Jehovah\’s hands and say he only acted in the Bible. (added: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, this he also shall reap.\”) In other words: Wars, social unrest, hatred, racism, economic breakdown, terrorism and the like.

    (6)Also considered was the Bible Student\’s teaching that the beginning of the millennium reign of Jesus begun in 1874.
    However, it appears the teaching that Jesus is ruling down to this day makes him seem impotent and incapable of doing anything about problems that\’s plaguing mankind now. Also, we read Matthew 24:23 \”Then if anyone says to you, behold there is the Christ, or There He is, do not believe him. \”Again the Bible Students has been saying this for over 145 years! However, they do have the right to believe whatever they want to believe.

    (7)Also discussed was Charles Taze Russell and his words and conduct towards the black brethren. Unfortunately, it was shameful. (I will have future articles written more in detail on that.) It raised the question: How could the messenger (Angel) get it so wrong, for Acts 10:34,35 says \”I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality but in every nation, the man who fears him and does what is right is welcome to him.\”

    (8)We started the discussion that night and ended with the mentioning of the shootings in El Paso Tx. asking what can we do as Christians to cope with these distressful times.
    We read Ephesians 5th Chapter it served as a perfect template of how we should conduct ourselves as Christians. For 5:16 says\”making the most of your time because the days are evil. Eph. 5:22-6:24 gave further helpful admonition as to what we need to do in order to protect ourselves from the stresses of today\’s world.

    (9)Sadly we all concluded that greater violence is set to come before this system ends.

  42. jacqueline says:

    Wow Henry and Warren, what an articulate young lady! I enjoyed looking at the video. So many are waking up the tyranny and the bizarre teachings of the watchtower organization. Thank you

  43. Henry Henson says:

    Have you heard the latest edict from the governing body? Only JW”s will survive Armageddon based on the judgement of men. This video is titled ” Only God Can Read Hearts: 3 ways JW’s contradict this. This is a straight forward video that again reveals their hypocrisy. (Don’t miss the part when the Elders of a judicial committee talk behind a brothers back when he leaves the room. Priceless!) Please share any feedback you may have about this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyzZf13xD9Y

    (Courtesy of stoptheshunning and Br. Warren for bringing this to my attention)

  44. jacqueline says:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OTOA01e_gGk&feature=youtu.be

    What a happy ending to a life of pain.

    This ones shows small groups if you want to study the Bible. Two or three. Religion is how man says he will worship God in his big buildings that require huge sums of money to keep preachers and governing body is and Pope’s living the extravagant lifestyles.

    https://www.walb.com/story/29762845/92-year-old-woman-kicked-out-of-church-for-not-tithing/

  45. Henry Henson says:

    AN OPEN INVITATION TO SATURDAY\”S CONFERENCE CALL. It begins at 7:00 pm CST.
    The purpose of the meeting is to give testimony to God and to share experiences about
    how he blesses us every single day.
    We also draw from Jehovah\’s word the Bible to help us cope with life\’s problems we may be facing such as shunning by the JW\’S, health issues, and other things. These frank discussions give us the opportunity to get to KNOW our brothers and sisters and to share our feelings with one another.
    We also touch on Bible prophecies and how they are being fulfilled daily. For example, I was thinking about Revelation 6:4,8. concerning \” men slaying one another\” and \” being killed by the wild beasts of the earth.\” There are so many things that are going on in the world today that are being fulfilled just as the Bible said they would.
    There\’s so much we can talk about.
    So come as you are and join us. We\’ll be glad to have you. Even if you just want to sit and listen.

    https://askjacqueline.life/freeconferencecall/

  46. jacqueline says:

    Thanks so much for this link Henry I ran across it also about a week ago when I wanted to review some of what Ezekial saw in his vision and what John saw in heaven. What a shock when I saw actual videos.
    I will post it at the bottom of the page so those that can’t link out can click on it.

  47. Henry Henson says:

    An animated video of The Throne of God:Ezekiel\’s Vision,New Jerusalem and Visions of Heaven and God (click on the link below) If you have trouble enlarging the picture type in the title on You Tube and you should be good to go. Please tell me what you think.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XHGQCq3IjM

  48. jacqueline says:

    I copied this from another website:

    October 22, 2015

    TO ALL BODIES OF ELDERS
    Re: Use of JW Stream

    Dear Brothers:
    We are writing to inform you that arrangements are being made for video recordings of
    congregation meetings, circuit assemblies, and conventions to be uploaded to JW Stream (accessible
    at ………) in various languages. The branch office will determine which congregations,
    circuits, and conventions will upload the recordings. Foreign-language pregroups,
    groups, and congregations who have received approval from their circuit overseer may make use
    of these recordings. The October 23, 2015, letter to all bodies of elders contains the latest direction
    regarding this matter and other matters involving the foreign-language field.
    Accessing and Viewing Recordings: Elders and ministerial servants who have a jw.org
    login have been given access to view all recorded meetings, assemblies, and conventions that are
    uploaded to JW Stream. The same credentials that are used when logging in to jw.org are used
    when logging in to JW Stream. After logging in and selecting the desired language, a list of recorded
    events in the target language will be shown. If possible, the recorded meeting should be
    downloaded to a computer or other media playback device rather than be streamed so that Internet
    connection problems do not interrupt the meeting.

    Accessing and Viewing Recordings: Elders and ministerial servants who have a jw.org
    login have been given access to view all recorded meetings, assemblies, and conventions that are
    uploaded to JW Stream. The same credentials that are used when logging in to jw.org are used
    when logging in to JW Stream. After logging in and selecting the desired language, a list of recorded
    events in the target language will be shown. If possible, the recorded meeting should be
    downloaded to a computer or other media playback device rather than be streamed so that Internet
    connection problems do not interrupt the meeting.
    Recordings of congregation meetings will be available for one week. Recordings of assemblies
    and conventions will be available until they are replaced with the next year’s event. In
    many cases, this will enable brothers in foreign-language pregroups and groups to watch an
    event at the same time and in the same location that their host congregation or circuit attends the
    event. These recordings are provided for viewing by pregroups, groups, and congregations who
    have received approval to do so from their circuit overseer. The recordings should not be distributed
    for other purposes.
    Homebound and Isolated Publishers: The Invitation feature on JW Stream can be used
    to send a link to a specific recording via e-mail. Congregations and foreign-language pregroups
    and groups that have been approved to view recordings of meetings, assemblies, and conventions
    may use this feature to allow homebound publishers in their congregations to view such recordings.
    This provision does not supersede arrangements for homebound publishers to tie in to their
    own congregation meetings.
    If because of sickness or other circumstances a publisher is unable to attend an assembly
    or convention to which his congregation is assigned, the elders may determine that he qualifies to
    receive a link to an assembly or convention that has been uploaded to JW Stream. There is no
    need to announce this provision to the congregation. The publisher should be instructed that the
    link is not to be shared with anyone else and that he should not view the assembly or convention
    before his congregation attends. Since this provision involves technology that may be difficult
    Re: Use of JW Stream
    October 22, 2015
    Page 2
    for the elderly and infirm to use, elders should be alert to provide assistance. If the elderly and
    infirm do not have equipment to access the program, please have publishers who are familiar
    with this technology assist them by loaning equipment, providing downloaded files, or in some
    other way making it available to them.
    Suggested Equipment and Internet Service: Pregroups, groups, and small or isolated
    congregations may contact the Local Design/Construction Department for a listing of suggested
    equipment after they have received approval from their circuit overseer to use these recordings.
    Reliable and fast Internet service is required to stream recorded meetings directly from
    JW Stream. An Internet service with a download speed of 3 Mbps or greater is recommended,
    but a download speed of 1.5 Mbps should be considered the minimum.
    Implementation: Priority will be given to uploading recordings of congregation meetings,
    assemblies, and conventions in languages that currently have The Watchtower. It may take
    several months before recordings in some languages are uploaded. Until then, please continue to
    use existing arrangements for tying in to or distributing recordings of congregation meetings,
    assemblies, and conventions.
    We feel that this approach will assist foreign-language pregroups, groups, and congregations
    to receive nourishing spiritual food in a simple, sustainable, and expandable manner. It
    should help interested ones to continue learning “about the magnificent things of God” in the
    language they best understand.—Acts 2:11.
    Please be assured of our warm Christian love and best wishes.

  49. Jacqueline says:

    https://www.whec.com/news/multiple-events-not-coming-to-blue-cross-arena-as-negotiations-stall/5423711/

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mikey+and+kim+youtube

    July 15, 2019, 05:19 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC has learned new information regarding the potential loss of major events at Blue Cross Arena.

    Last week, the Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention, which has been held in Rochester for the past three decades, moved to Pennsylvania after organizers say they were unable to reach an agreement with Pegula Sports Entertainment (PSE), the organization that runs the arena. Click link for more

    Court cases to Supreme court:
    https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=JChN7uqNHzw&event=video_description&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.supremecourt.gov%2FDocketPDF%2F19%2F19-40%2F104104%2F20190625174601258_288149_Petition.pdf&redir_token=LlQ7OCpOmFLEkCJmT13lWjXGbVB8MTU2Mzc1ODAyOEAxNTYzNjcxNjI4

    https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=JChN7uqNHzw&event=video_description&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.swr.de%2Fswraktuell%2Fbaden-wuerttemberg%2FStrafanzeige-wegen-Prozessbetrugs-gegen-Zeugen-Jehovas%2Czeugen-jehovas-104.html&redir_token=LlQ7OCpOmFLEkCJmT13lWjXGbVB8MTU2Mzc1ODAyOEAxNTYzNjcxNjI4

  50. jacqueline says:

    This is informative indeed! About Rutherford and how loyalty to a man does when the man dies an is forgotten but an organization will keep on living . That’s what Rutherford understood about corporations. Russell thought only he was it. And so he had the world ending in 1914!

    https://medium.com/@janhaugland/the-successor-problem-ed79df215f80

  51. Ted R. says:

    This last mid-week meeting was almost entirely devoted to requesting more money. They justify much of it for relief efforts. I have never seen an entire meeting so blatantly putting a guilt trip on the publishers. They did the account report and almost sheepishly justified why we had so much money on hand and not forwarding it to the society. It’s sad.

  52. jacqueline says:

    Information gathering changing in door to door.
    https://truthandtransparency.org/news/2019/5/15/jehovahs-witnesses-overhaul-proselytizing-procedures-in-response-to-eu-regulation

    Also at the bottom of the page is an interview with Barbara Anderson. Enjoy.

  53. Ted R. Bible Student says:

    A humorous look at the Governing Bodies request for money!

    https://youtu.be/OmJati2W7uA

  54. jacqueline says:

    Okay, good Nubby Tope.
    Speaking on the implications, Jesus will have a Bride and a marriage. His having been a man and actually living with women he created is just beyond my brain.
    I am taking the course of going thru the Bible verse by verse rather than by subject. It is just profound! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpFgyY429MY&t=428s

    I like Khouse because they give you other views to look at, it is like taking a college course. 24 sessions for Genesis took me about 2 weeks to go thru. My outlook on the simplicity of the truth with the help of the Holy Spirit rather than preconceived dogma by an organization or one man, has changed. God is not trying to trip us up.

    The Old Testament reveals all the goings on of the New Testament. You can’t understand Revelation or the gospels unless you see the beginning in the Old Testament (Genesis).
    The Jews probably wondered why Moses was told to make the snake wrapped around a pole and anyone looking to it would get healed from the snake bite. Snake is a symbol of sin and it would be nailed to the torture stake and anyone looking to Jesus would get healed. Now Christians understand something Moses and early ones didn’t. Just an exciting course.
    I am looking forward to tomorrow when the guest arrives and we will have Memorial together and with the friends on the free conference call hook up.
    Will you celebrate with a group large or small in your area?

  55. Nubby Tope says:

    Hi Jacqueline,

    2 other things God can’t do: 1) Make you love Him 2) Can’t embrace a man the way a woman can! A wife can hug physically.

  56. jacqueline says:

    Can anybody think of some things God can not do?
    Such as he cannot lie, can’t be taught, can’t be taken by surprise.

  57. Ted R. (Bible Student) says:

    An inspiring story:
    https://www.facebook.com/reneecordeschi/videos/vb.1952410214789179/591542784693164/?t
    Shelly Braieoux who testified in the Australian Royal Commission under the anonymous pseudonym ‘BCG’ has been formally admitted as a lawyer.

  58. jacqueline says:

    TedR, I belong to Voice of the Martyrs. Christians all over the world are being killed and tortured for Christ. Witnesses have huge press releases on their situation in Russia but most of the persecuted Church rely on Jesus. No Christian religion is immune, we are all in this together. No religion has “The Truth” that makes them immune to persecution.
    As God reveals his plans satan follow right behind him to devour Christians like a lion!
    Like tells us to lift our heads up when we see this, for our deliverance is near.
    Pray for our dear sister U___, for Satan is on the attack and causing her harm.

  59. jacqueline says:

    TedR, Thanks for the info. I was in conversation with an ex-witness yesterday on how the stone cut out of the mountain ends rule by the statue. Then Jesus rule will fill the whole earth. Other scriptures let us know it would be 1,000 years.
    One of my problems with Russell’s teaching is he and his followers today believe in overlapping and that the thousand years began in 1874.
    My discussion with. BS elder on Satan being bound during the 1000 years was dismissed.
    I will read this and make sure I alert the other person.

  60. jacqueline says:

    Henry this is the page you requested while we were on Testimony meeting Saturday night.

    Watchtower Child Abuse Settlements
    Watchtower is facing and losing a rising number of court cases, due to its policies and protection of pedophiles within its congregations. This article discusses some prominent cases and the reasoning courts give for judgments against Watchtower.

    For detail regarding how Jehovah’s Witnesses are instructed to deal with child abusers see Watchtower Pedophile Policy, which discusses how these policies have facilitated the operation of pedophiles within congregations.

    The ongoing settlement of cases by the Watchtower Society is highly condemning. Most of these are settled out of court with “gag” clauses so that the public is unable to obtain full details. More recently, some victims have decided to pursue their cases through the courts, so that people are able to become aware of what is happening within the Watchtower Organization and understand how dangerous their policies on child abuse have been. See more here:
    https://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/child-abuse-settlements.php

  61. jacqueline says:

    Commentary: Has the Catholic Church committed the worst crime in American history?

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-catholic-church-priest-sexual-abuse-will-0313-20190312-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2qshlljwWwVZhVYJDxVGRdf9UZt3GVqTWJBGoHD665asglZnvWp1oTSzQ
    “Horseplay,” a term used to denote child rape, is, says Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, part of a sinister glossary of euphemisms by which the Catholic Church’s bureaucracy obfuscates in documents the church’s “pattern of abuse” and conspiracy of silence “that goes all the way to the Vatican.” “Benevolent bishops” are those who allow predatory priests, shuffled from other dioceses, to continue as priests.

    The fuse for the national explosion of fury about sexual abuse by Catholic clergy was lit in Boston — the excellent 2015 movie “Spotlight” recounts The Boston Globe’s victory over the stonewalling Catholic hierarchy in 2001-2002. But the still-reverberating detonation occurred last August in a Pittsburgh grand jury’s report on the sexual abuse by approximately 300 priests of at least 1,000 victims in six Pennsylvania dioceses…… see more at the link above

  62. jacqueline says:

    TedR this paragraph says it all, Christians are being beheaded in Muslim countries! Pray for the persecuted Church of all Christians.

    “Christians are the most widely persecuted religious believers around the globe. They are the most numerous people of faith worldwide. They also tend to evangelize, threatening established religions. Moreover, especially in some Muslim nations, local Christians are assumed to be strong supporters of Israel and agents of America and U.S. foreign policy. The result is an increasingly tenuous existence for Christians in many lands.”

  63. Ted R. (Bible Student) says:

    This is a well written article highlighting the persecution of not only the JW’s but also other Christians worldwide.
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/jehovahs-witnesses-persecuted-russia-worldwide/

  64. jacqueline says:

    I wanted to add to the comment of persecution of Christians and others.
    The Jewish people had control of the printing presses after the holocaust and I was amazed that with that power they only told of their deaths. Others had to bring attention to the other atrocities many years afterward. The witness organization releases to the world presses the atrocities that are happening in Russia as regards them but Baptist and some of the other religions that aren’t as organized are being treated worse or equally as bad.
    It seems the old quote is true; “He who controls the press controls the world” and the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Not to diminish the fact that freedom to worship God is a fundamental right of humans but sometimes we don’t reach back and pray for All Christians.
    I have been following closely for over 2 years now the situation in Russia and the owning and building if so many Kingdom halls and a branch office in the den of this former persecutor was to me a poke at this giant bear of communism. I wondered why they did this after the iron curtain went down. The Bible prophecies should have had them maintain their quiet presence in Russia. They were still growing under persecution. I have seen articles where the brothers defy the authority by insisting on door to door on homes and neighbothoods where they complained. Also 2 xjw filed suits over the breakup of their families by the governing body. This is how they first came to the forefront. They seized all of the tons of property and asked them to change their policies on shunning.
    I and other websites (fojw) were contacted by a representative of the watchtower to say publishing the testimonies of Disfellowshipped ones and those who are being shunned was doing the organization great harm.
    My response was then why don’t you change your policies and stop encouraging people to shunn their parents and children. Stop persecuting other Christians because they worship and believe differently than you!
    We actually did see Russia on the site in the early days and it was only 2 address that were governmental. So in the beginning 4 years ago it was only about breaking up families. I followed closely with some other brothers. So their fighting back brought them to the forefront which has always been the tactic of the organization to prove they are the Jews today and only they are his Christians. Persecution has to be invoked to keep this going so witnesses feel special and singled out.
    Just a thought on early start of this crackdown.

  65. jacqueline says:

    TedR I agree the persecuted Church and Christians should be in our prayers. I pray for the Witnesses, the Baptists and some other groups that the iron fisted Russia is persecuting. Some other nations are beheading Christians. Most religions don’t have press releases to just put their name at the top but we Pray for the Persecuted Church!
    I once told my relative that in the United States and other nations that have freedom of religions that Jehovah witnesses were the biggest persecutors of Christians.
    I see irony in this interaction. Small study groups without infringing on the rights of others seems to be the way to go. Huge Churches and kingdom halls are a thing left best to Commerce. Now the heart and a personal relationship with God can flourish during persecution. Dependence has to be on God and Christ.

  66. Ted R. (Bible Student) says:

    https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/20/7-jehovahs-witnesses-brutally-tortured-russia-spokesman-says

    Regardless of a persons feelings regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses or any other religion, this is wrong! Please pray for these brothers and sisters.

  67. jacqueline says:

    TedR one of the big scandals of the Baptist Church is located in Henry, Jeff and my area. They admitted and started dealing with it.
    The witnesses in this same area were actually criminal intheir treatment of some victims here. If they challenge me on this it would be a pleasure to have these victims cases come to light publicly so they can be compensated.
    Chinita was a child in my congregation when her elder great Uncle and her Uncle plus other elders molested her and other girls. I found out about it over a decade later and was told if I spoke of it I would ruin the men’s reputations.
    That is when my exit mentally and emotionally began. We had at least 5 known men and 2 women pedophiles it is alledged. Chinita’S father went into Circuit and District work and it is alledged he donated her settlement as a vow of poverty was required. She was treated of no worth and these men are spread all over the states without people knowing what they are. I tell friends when I know they have moved in their congregation. So many stories from a religion that says they are the only ones on this earth God deals with. Now there is more help out there for these victims. I for a while was fighting alone until I heard of Barbara Anderson and we met. Still the governing body lives in absolute luxury in Warwick, many never birthing a child, like their founder they think only of their reputation and power.

  68. Ted R. (Bible Student) says:

    An interesting article on child abuse among Southern Baptists. Yes it happens in all religions, but notice the response:
    “The SBC presents no governing policies to churches because the SBC is not a governing organization; it is a service organization. Each church is self-governing,” said Sing Oldham, a spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention.
    “However, the Convention has consistently called on churches to report immediately to law enforcement any known or suspected instance of sexual abuse in a church context and has provided resources to inform churches of ways to help protect their congregants,” Oldham added.
    With about 15 million members, the Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States.
    In 2013, Southern Baptist leaders passed a non-binding resolution on child sexual abuse.
    “We remind all Southern Baptists of their legal and moral responsibility to report any accusations of child abuse to authorities in addition to implementing any appropriate church discipline or internal restoration processes,” “We likewise call upon all Southern Baptists to cooperate fully with law enforcement officials in exposing and bringing to justice all perpetrators, sexual or otherwise, who criminally harm children placed in our trust.”
    While the JW’s have put out a seemingly good response in their new Shepherding book it falls well short. They have not done away with the two witness rule so the matter continues to be placed in Jehovah’s hands within the congregation. They council the elders to first call the branch, rather than the authorities, to see if there is a mandatory reporting law in that area. I take this to mean that if it is not mandatory then they will probably keep it in house. They refuse to admit openly that there is a problem but continue to refer to it as apostate lies and misrepresentation to the rank and file.

  69. jacqueline says:

    Sometimes you feel like going on talk shows and pound into witnesses head to just walk away from the religion smoothly instead of the way it was done here.
    Those elders and their governing body are worse than Hitler in their reign of terror. Only cults elders come after you when you leave.
    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/withoutacrystalball/2019/01/leave-jehovahs-witnesses/

  70. Greg says:

    Laughter can really help a person heal. And seeing the absurdity in something can help you get clear and break free.

    In this episode… we learn how easy it is for the Governing Body to draw away followers for themselves.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A97GJKg-_7E

    And Kevin McFree has a new video exposing Jehovah’s Witness Dogma.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9cKweyN9BU

    I liked that he pointed out that the Governing Body tells Witnesses that the Governing Body is the Slave, and the congregants are the Publishers, when in fact the exact opposite is true: The Governing Body are the Publishers, and everyone else are Slaves to ideas–not even bananas, just empty shiny buckets.

    Hope you enjoy the videos. Oh, and be sure to click “Like” and “Subscribe”. I don’t usually encourage that kind of thing, but so many of these former JW’s work so hard to help so many, and they walk such a fine line between the hurt and the potential to hate, that it’s important for them to get lots of encouraging feedback and support.

  71. Ted R says:

    I will see what I can do

  72. Greg says:

    Hmmm… I’m interested in this, but I don’t have a facebook account. I wonder how I might be able to obtain a copy of this ebook?

  73. Ted R. (Bible Student) says:

    Here is a link to an E-Book I thought the friends would appreciate and find enlightening. The file is too large so I am attaching the link to the Facebook page where I found it along with the commentary from Kim and Mikey. This is a must have for your e-library. It goes in depth of the false prophecies and “new light”.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/670432286393014/permalink/1575083692594531/

  74. jacqueline says:

    This witness husband wanted his wife to live and disobeyed the governing body that believes in human sacrifice of women and children. Something God never commanded.
    https://keprtv.com/news/local/rollover-crash-victim-has-long-recovery-ahead

  75. jacqueline says:

    Henry, I found this. Religions are being revealed for having their own laws on data keeping on people. I remember I knew everything about people from the house to house record. Glad they are doing more to protect the householders.
    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201812171070758548-personal-data-collection-illegal/

  76. jacqueline says:

    That guy is an idiot! I didn’t listen to all of it, I normally read comments to get the jist of what is said if it will anger me.
    I guess the poor will be least affected by the financial crunch.
    Today I went to attend a funeral that was yesterday, don’t know how that happened. But I went to visit my niece where she was staying. (it was her mother deceased) Now we both know it was orchestrated for me to get mixed up. I took her out for lunch and a witness met us but I wasn’t aware she was a witness. It turned out to be a marvelous witness for all of us as she was able to get things straight about the Bible students, Australian Royal Commission on Child sexual abuse, evil slave, shunning, Leah Remini show and so much more. She actually took notes to share and do research. We all knew it was Holy Spirit that said no go tomorrow!
    PS: I arrived at the Seventh-day Adventist church and it was nice to see a little of their service. They were nice and helped me see I looked at the date incorrectly. They had a female teaching in one section and a male teaching in another and I noticed she didn’t have a head covering. I took in a lot in the few minutes I sat there.

  77. Greg says:

    A couple of items I came across today:

    First up:
    Are You Ready for the Financial Crisis of 2019?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/style/2019-financial-crisis.html

    The Second link comes with a huge WARNING!!
    **I found this highly triggering, alarming, and incredibly difficult to listen to. Beyond that, I’ll refrain from passing judgement.**
    Mirrored – JW Says Candace Conti Is Lying, Mocks Child Sex Abuse Victim
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAQsEZuKyq4

  78. jacqueline says:

    Henry, thanks for posting these links. Now maybe people understand our site. We try to present articles of encouragement to help calm the xjw that have been destroyed by this governing body and the Jehovah witness organization.
    These persons that have set these fires were pressed beyond escape so they reacted!
    Hopefully we won’t become a site to push unreasonable doctrines on them that makes them think they have to make it into an elite group to be saved to benefit from the simple hope held out of salvation for “All” once Jesus returns and resurrects All loved ones.
    I wish we could talk to them on the BBB before they resort to this acting out.
    I am so glad there were no people inside either of these buildings. Killing children, the molestation,shunning,breaking up families and the insane doctrines and teachings that are made up and not clearly stated in the Bible are creating chaos.
    Hopefully we don’t add to it but offer a platform for them to talk and say what is in their hearts and mind without fear of being shut up.
    May Jesus let the friends find us, we are willing to help.

  79. Greg says:

    Hi Henry.
    Events like this suggest to me just how desperate some people are to “tell their story” and to talk about their pain in connection with the treatment they’ve received by Jehovah’s Witnesses. It’s tragic that they resort to yelling this loudly and in this manner. I’m not encouraging acts like this, yet at the same time, I totally understand how all previous cries have probably fallen on deaf ears and cold, stony, self-righteous hearts.
    Perhaps I’m confusing MY story for someone else’s story? Even if I am, things like this are tragic but not the least bit surprising. What’s worse is the mentality of Jehovah’s Witnesses who refuse to acknowledge how they themselves played a significant role in escalating things to this level. Instead they go off feeling righteous and justified in themselves by pointing at the actions of another as though that person is simply the sole source and contributing factor in aggressive acts. By their haughty arrogance and holier-than-thou attitudes and actions, Jehovah’s Witnesses create for themselves their own self-fulfilling prophecies and then take that as evidential proof that God is on their side. It was precisely that despicable kind of self-righteous behaviour I constantly saw at the Kingdom Halls that disgusted and disturbed me sufficiently that I woke up and decided I’d never again be party to provoking such pain in others.
    So tell me, what are your reactions to stories like these?

  80. jacqueline says:

    Greg my grandchildren were talking about Armageddon and I overheard them asking why would God just tear down all of this? I was opening the back of my car. I was hurt that I couldn’t tell them that the governing body and the watchtower society are lying and using the same scare tactics they used on us in the 1950s then the 1960s when they predicted the end of the world. I am so glad to see this nation do something to send a message that this is unacceptable. At least the kids can think about this not being true. Will it change them? No, this religion will only yield to God and Christ putting their foot on their neck.
    I used to be so afraid as a child. What an awful bunch of men in Warwick, New York.

  81. Greg says:

    Here are a few more links about yesterday’s News reports coming out of Sweden & Netherlands. The authorities are raiding various buildings in an effort to seize records before Jehovah’s Witnesses destroy them. Also, in Sweden there are charges are being laid against an individual held as responsible rather than the nameless, faceless, entity of Watchtower corporation due to the unlawful showing of films that were not approved for viewing by children.

    Kim and Mikey’s Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2mZhkL3Jz8

    The original articles:
    https://www.metro.se/artikel/jehovas-vittnen-%C3%A5talas-f%C3%B6r-filmvisning-efter-metros-avsl%C3%B6jande?fbclid=IwAR2k-eB9x9wQ46NUEIS5RgLlc172MzghomHMV3lgeCsZLem6DcNu5K1908M
    https://nos.nl/artikel/2262296-invallen-bij-zeven-panden-in-misbruikzaak-rond-jehovah-s-getuigen.html

  82. Greg says:

    I really enjoyed this video from “Watchtower Examination” (Youtube channel)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myr_QOpOgY0
    359 – Questions for this Week’s Watchtower Study | Speaking the Truth
    I highly applaud Winston’s excellent work to expose Watchtower’s Lies. See for yourself.

  83. Greg says:

    Dutch Police Raid Jehovah’s Witnesses HeadQuarters for Child Abuse Evidence.

    Apparently this occurred on November 19, 2018. See the following links for more info:

    JW Suicide’s Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkEzxu_-YK4

    The Original News Article Pages (both articles are dated December 06, 2018):
    https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/nederland/artikel/4508841/politie-invallen-bij-hoofdkantoor-en-kerkgebouwen-jehovahs
    https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/nederland/artikel/4509101/politie-justitie-inval-kerken-kerkgebouwen-jehovahs-getuigen

  84. Ted R. (spy) :) says:

    An update on the JW.Borg: We had our year end request for more money this week. A whole 15 minute part with video to convince the sheeple to donate to the worldwide work. Of course they don’t mention that those donations go for paying lawsuits due to their faulty handling of child abuse.
    Also a part on increased security at the Kingdom Hall. Doors locked as soon as meeting starts with additional attendants in the lobby and inside monitoring the security cameras.
    The circuit overseer gave a public talk on young people, urging them toward baptism and staying away from the Internet unless it is from the Borg. The final talk was on helping those who have poor health, of course with the added pressure of “even those who have serious health issues are able to serve Jehovah” pushing to be regular in service by writing letters. Of course we know that this means turning in time so that we don’t become inactive publishers and risk losing our lives at Armageddon.
    So it’s the same old thing, loyalty to the Borg, more service, more money, and very little true Christian encouragement!

  85. Greg says:

    On Saturday evening we were talking about “overlapping” this, and “overlapping” that. (Shudder)
    Anyway, Kevin McFree poked fun at the “overlapping” this and that in his latest video: Dubtown S02E03 – The Naked Truth
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ImQMmwt_E
    Kevin’s videos deal with all-too-true absurdities of life in Dubtown, Witnessville, and so this one cracked me up like usual with all it’s in-jokes and references that make sense to few outside of those who have been Jehovah’s Witnesses. I found it hilarious, even though it was inspired by the not-so-funny real-life news story from Alberta, Canada that happened in Nov. 2017.
    Original News Story:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-family-kidnapping-naked-nisku-1.4398942

    And this link is to a video depicting the Lauren Stuart tragedy from last year.
    JW Deadly Women video: https://vimeo.com/301515222

  86. Henry says:

    Hello everyone. I just wanted to notify and remind you about the much talked about and long awaited program concerning Leah Remini’s expose’ about Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    If you watch it please give me some feedback on what you thought were the positives and negatives about what you saw. I would really appreciate it.
    I posted below the A&E schedule for tonight. It has eastern time zone listed but if you go to the upper right hand of the page and click next to ET you will get the other time zone’s showing.
    https://www.aetv.com/schedule
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Updated Panel Participants on Leah Remini program on A&E this evening:
    John Cedars/Lloyd Evans https://www.youtube.com/user/johncedars1929
    Nathan Quarry – ExJW apostate ZombieCageFighter http://www.nathanquarry.com/
    ExJW Fifth – Great Youtuber , ex-bethelite. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKL75mqydHevP6iYxXtR5Vg
    Cynthia Hampton – exjw from Downey, CA https://twitter.com/Cynthia90242
    “Shana Banana” (Shana Rubio?) https://twitter.com/Shanaba12288455
    Shannon Rowland – https://twitter.com/wearsalotofhats
    Mat Schmalz, Professor of Theology – https://twitter.com/MathewSchmalz
    Jerry Minor- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0591576/
    Richard Follis
    Sharon Follis
    Cliff Henderson (AKA “Ex-JW Fifth”)- https://twitter.com/exjwfifth?lang=en
    Mikaysha Soto
    Here are their faces matched up with their names: https://imgur.com/a/TOs0VzY

  87. Henry says:

    ‘Punished’ for being sexually abused in York County: Jehovah’s Witnesses’ culture of cover-up

    https://amp.ydr.com/amp/1837435002?fbclid=IwAR3YpzdPoeRiA0eKSOcszGVpvwC6K31qA6QeTgRu_tiey9K5Lj2vXTnFziE

  88. jacqueline says:

    Thanks Ted, a royal commission is similar to our grand jury. It will go to court if enough evidence is found. It is a fact finding committee according to an Australian, Ray Charleston.

  89. Ted R. (Bible Student) says:

    I saw this today!
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/…/government-expands-abuse-inquiry-…
    A new Royal Commission in New Zealand!

  90. Rena (aka Just Stay Sweet And Good) Luecking says:

    Shakespeare said “only dying men tell the truth” Of course, without our redeemtion we are all dying in Adam, so therefore, an true act of faith would be to always tell the truth, as if it was our last day on earth. There is really nothing as dangerous as an honest man. Honest people make most people nervous. Honest people just don’t realize the power they have. “Come with me and I will make you fishers of men” Only with perfect obiedience can he accomplish this through us. Col. 1:27

  91. Henry says:

    Hi Marjo,Nubby Tope,Greg and Jacqueline. Thanks for posting on this page and I have read all of your comments and will be looking forward to engaging you and others in conversations in the near future. I’ve been working behind the scenes to get this page organized and putting my bio together so those who don’t know me will get a clearer picture of whom they are talking to. In the meantime here’s a sad store about two Witness missionaries who worked in Guatemala. Our prayers go up for the survivor and their families.

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181106/p2g/00m/0dm/006000c

  92. jacqueline says:

    Nubby I am going to look at this good when I get to my computer. But there have always been JW only schools in New York and other places in the United States. Teachers are all witnesses. We have many home schools here. I homeschooled one of mine as he went to college and High School at the same time. He had to pass the entrance exam for college with at least a 35 but scored 47 – 49. So yes these exist in the United States. The Watchtower society at the time in the 1980’s wanted to not advertise these schools and they had a few problems but now I think many will have private schools to protect their children not only as witnesses but from shooters.

    PS: I just sent this link to my daughter in law a teacher. I looked closer at the info on a big computer and yes these schools exist especially in New York State.

    In my area, a couple of families take turns each weekday and they meet up with other homeschooled for recreation and field trips together.

    Nubby notice we changed the BBB to just a link like the fojw page

  93. Nubby Tope says:

    Hey! Never heard of this before!

    http://www.newsystemschool.org

  94. Marjo says:

    Hello Henry!
    Sounds like to me that they are preparing for Armageddon. There has been talk that they are having surviving kits some kind too. So in case something major happens I have began to collect my own too. It’s not bad to be prepared. You never know what tomorrow will bring.

  95. Henry says:

    Hey everybody! I just received verification from two sources that the JW’s Governing Body has closed a number of Kingdom Halls in the city of Chicago. One sister told me that a group meets at one Kingdom Hall for field service but they nor anybody else meets there for any other meetings. My sources also tell me they have consolidated the English congregation where she attends with two others with one being a Spanish congregation. This is in a suburb of Chicago. Sounds like things are constantly changing in the Watchtower, isn’t it?

  96. jacqueline says:

    Yes, just tonight I was told that another elders wife said there will be more elders sending letters stating they no longer want to be viewed as a Jehovah Witness. She said it was expected that this elder would do that because he was telling everyone about some of the atrocities being allowed on pedophile victims by the governing body. He has always been an elder you could depend on to act justly. I am sure he is aware of the Leah Remini story coming up on November 11th on A&E network. https://askjacqueline.life/leah-remini-speaks-on-jehovah-witness-shunning/
    I hope he does not suffer too much, he has been very ill. One family member said they will not shun their brother no matter what the governing body says.

  97. Henry says:

    Jacqueline. I find the story about the elder that left the Witnesses quite fascinating. Do you have an update on his story?

  98. jacqueline says:

    Henry, I saw this google alert and thought what a testimony to a Christian of a different belief system.
    Jehovah witnesses and Bible students belief system is very similar if not exactly the same coming from one Person, Charles Taze Russell, and Joseph Rutherford.
    This dear lady united people and got the truth from different sources.
    Having been with both the witnesses (62years) and the Bible students (8years) I am amazed at their not being able to clear up a breach that took place over 115 years ago.
    All parties to that fight are dead but neither group will extend or take the Olive branch. This lady has shown everybody up!
    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/commentary/20181101/devon-dick-margaret-morgan-uniting-pentecostal

  99. jacqueline says:

    I just got a call this morning. One elder in ignorance, said he thinks this elder that left is nearing death so he wants to pay for sins probably. I immediately discussed that you ask for forgiveness for sins from God. It has nothing to do with an organization or some men. I spoke with his relative and it is over things said at the annual meeting and the fear tactics, not sin. The ignorance of the average witness of Jesus ransom is one thing but the profound ignorance of the Elders is totally unacceptable! It took courage for him to walk out, his family base is huge within the organization. His wife is prominent in TV. I grew up with him and he is a leader among the Elders there. Hopefully Leah’s expose will awaken others. I think we will need many more websites and helplines to answer questions and offer comfort.

  100. Nubby Tope says:

    WOW! Jacqueline, what a news item this was! A Bro in his 70’s walked away from WT after giving a talk (if it was a Sunday was that a Public Talk?) and a whole lifetime in the Borg and yet he saw something that made him quit where others would just stay where they are. What courage! I’d love to know why he left, and when he first decided to leave as I can’t believe this a “spur of the moment” decision. This guy intrigues me!

    And what’s the whole story behind the 4 Bethelites? Once again, great courage needed but what drove them to it? I’m pleased they got accomodation with ex-jws, and this shows that us ex-jws can and will show hospitality to people so we aren’t so “mentally diseased” as GB would suggest! I hope God will help them get settled into a normal routine and that things work out for them.

  101. jacqueline says:

    Nubby the news is just circulating around the State where this happenned as people have their meetings this week. He is not an elder that had fear of man but upheld organization protocols without hurting anyone. So it is still filtering out. He was among the thirty elders that met to discuss whether or not I could attend my brother’s funeral and eat with the family, so I know he knows about me as they had to call the watchtower society for and answer. I would like to think he was one of the “in favor”. Oh and the governing body said to let me attend and go to any function I wanted to withour hinderance. The funeral was standing room only and outside on the parking lot because my brother was a civil rights guy of the sixties and had received state and city commendations after there was no threat to his life. I will see if the friend that heard about the four leaving will come on. He was going to suggest my home because I have space but brothers took them in.
    I want to take a few guesses on the 35 million ( https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jehovah-s-witnesses-ordered-jury-pay-34m-abuse-survivor-n914146 ) it says that the local kingdom hall and elders lost also. I can see this being a problem with elders being thrown under the bus by the governing body, thus causing them to step down from these positions. I will update when I hear more. I will also get more info on the link for the four Bethelites that left.

  102. Greg says:

    So this man gave a talk, and then handed in a letter of resignation? Wow! I am full of questions. 🙂
    And regarding the newspaper article about the “homeless man” who was befriended by the journalist, I have heard firsthand from so many abused men this same kind of tragic story. No, the men I’ve heard didn’t end up dead like the man written about in the article, but sometimes I can’t sleep at night for wanting to do more to care and support and heal these hurting souls.
    Worst of all, I can’t shake the echoes of the past out of my skull. Just like the words that the homeless man’s parents expressed, the words of so many self-righteous and compassionless JW’s that I’ve heard over the years keep haunting me, “These people are making a choice.”
    Grrrr!!!!
    So painful. So tragic. So much unnecessary suffering.
    -greg

  103. jacqueline says:

    We heard about an elder in Alabama that gave a talk on Sunday, then gave the elders a letter saying “He no longer wants to be recognized as a Jehovah witness.”
    I know this elder well and he is in his seventies. His son has left Bethel but he has a huge family within the organization.
    The only info I have is it is probably on organization matters coming from the annual meeting 2018.
    Rick’s sixscreen show has 4 people leaving Bethel that need accomodations and now an older couple are leaving because of the annual meeting.

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