Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wisdom from Judge Rutherford In A Sober Moment

“From the very beginning God expressed his indignation against religion, showing that it is an abomination in his sight because formulated, brought into existence and practiced by the Devil…From and after the flood until now religion has been the chief means of confusing, deceiving and misleading the people and has resulted in turning them away from the knowledge of and worship of the true and almighty God. This of itself is proof conclusive that religion is the product of the Devil.” --Enemies p. 69
“All religious organizations on earth are formed and carried on by men who are subjected to wrongful influence and ruled by the great enemy Satan the Devil; and this is true whether any of then know it or not, because the Bible so states… The purpose is to set the facts plainly before the people that all sincere ones may see who constitutes their real enemies.” --Enemies p. 72
“The opinion of a man is of no value whatsoever if that opinion expressed is contrary to the Word of God. If you follow the teachings of men you are certain to remain in darkness.” --Enemies p. 83

11 comments:

chocolatepuddingeyes said...

Here's a link to an online scan of the book "Enemies" by Rutherford.

http://www.strictlygenteel.co.uk/enemies/enemiestitles.html

Anonymous said...

For a large selection of WTBTS books and scans on line
http://futuretruth.wordpress.com/downloads/

Carl said...

GBL, good point. That makes complete sence. Brother Rutherford was correct. However, Jehovah's Witnesses do not put their trust in men. There is not one member dictating everything Witnesses should do. And don't you know, the publications NEVER tell you what you should do unless it is taken from the Bible. Many things are left up to your conscience and what you choose to do.

The Governing Body simply oversees and makes sure that everything is going well in the organization all around the world. Think about it: Why would these men want to be in such a position? You claim its to take money from the brothers. Then why would they have so much money and not use it? Why would they live in tiny apartments? Why don't they have mansions? Where are their Rolex watches? Why do they dedicate to this and stay there until death? Having all that money apparantly has not gotten them anywhere. Why would they do this? If these men did not believe all they carry forward, what point is there in being in the Governing Body? Don't you think that just about everybody would have left when they go from a strong spiritual brother to being in the Governing Body? Don't you think just about everybody's conscience would be bothered when they go form learning to directing? Their faith becomes stronger, but with more responsibility. (I know Franz has left and others were removed, but these were people that did not belong; they were removed for good reasons.)

What Jehovahs Witnesses teach is the truth that gets clearer and clearer as time goes by. The evidence is indisputable (although I know you will try).

james said...

I think that the members of the GB have given their whole lives to the WT. They've invested so much it is almost impossible for them to leave. They are treated like gods wherever they go amongst the brothers, have somewhere nice to live, don't worry about money and have a nice lifestyle. What happens if they leave? They have nowhere to live, no money, no job,no friends, nothing. I think some of the GB must have had serious doubts about it all over the years but they are in too deep, so they stick with it, leaving is just too traumatic. Ray Franz has been the only GB member to face up to the reality of the situation and leave despite the awful way you are treated by the brothers if you do.

Ronde said...

James, I think that you are an idiot and your reply proves that.

"I think that the members of the GB have given their whole lives to the WT."

Who cares about the members of the GB? They are not part of the WT, they only work there. They have not given anything to the WT.


" They've invested so much it is almost impossible for them to leave."

Why would they?

" They are treated like gods wherever they go amongst the brothers, have somewhere nice to live, don't worry about money and have a nice lifestyle. What happens if they leave? They have nowhere to live, no money, no job,no friends, nothing."

Well, true. But as long as they don't go traitor like Ray Franz, they will always be care for by Jehovah and his organziation.

" I think some of the GB must have had serious doubts about it all over the years but they are in too deep, so they stick with it, leaving is just too traumatic."

What is there to have doubts about?

" Ray Franz has been the only GB member to face up to the reality of the situation and leave despite the awful way you are treated by the brothers if you do."

If he was on the GB and he was real, why didn't he change anything?
Oh, he was wrong, that is why. He liked the idea that all could go to heaven. Sorry, not up to us or him. That is up to Jehovah.

Anonymous said...

'Religion is a snare and a racket.'

There is no better example of this than the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Ronde said...

"'Religion is a snare and a racket.'
There is no better example of this than the Jehovah's Witnesses."

No explanation included???????

Admin Staff said...

Ronde

The presence of your practice of cognitive dissonance is a truly remarkable thing to witness.

First. Jehovahs Witness only exist because of the WTBTS.
Second, The reality is that the governing body are the sole arbiters of the doctrinal stance, the moral code, and the membership criteria for Jehovahs Witnesses.
Third, you have proved yourself to be as inept in your thinking as your words show. You know nothing of the history of the organization, you know even less about bible truths and mostly, mostly you even go against your professed belief in a man made organization by your presence here on the site. You break all the rules and expect to be taken seriously?
As anonymous has stated on a number of your pithy comments..
You are an idiot.

Anonymous said...

'If he was on the GB and he was real, why didn't he change anything?'

And this proves you nothing about how the Organization works.

If he had tried to change it quietly without letting the others know, you would have called him a traitor, a betrayer of his brothers, as you so often call the writer of this blog.

If he had stood up and voiced his concerns, he would have been disfellowshipped.

What do YOU think he should have done, smartass.

Ronde said...

Anon said:
"First. Jehovahs Witness only exist because of the WTBTS."

Not true. We existed before the WTBTS and we will exist after. JWs are not dependent on it.
We have the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

"Second, The reality is that the governing body are the sole arbiters of the doctrinal stance, the moral code, and the membership criteria for Jehovahs Witnesses."

Not true also.
Each person is the sole arbiter of the Jehovah's Witnesses. The GB does not micromange each person.

"Third, you have proved yourself to be as inept in your thinking as your words show."

Thank you. Coming from an opposer, I take that as a compliment.

" You know nothing of the history of the organization, "

I know more about JWs and the history than you and others. But I don't think that it is relevant to our worship.


"you know even less about bible truths and mostly, mostly you even go against your professed belief in a man made organization by your presence here on the site."

That is also not true. There is nothing wrong with my being here. This is what keeps me in the faith. It gets me something to fight against. And the Bible is not valued here so it is not discussed as the blog owner cares nothing about it.


" You break all the rules and expect to be taken seriously?
As anonymous has stated on a number of your pithy comments..
You are an idiot. "

There are no rules.

Ronde said...

anon said:
"'If he was on the GB and he was real, why didn't he change anything?'And this proves you nothing about how the Organization works." What do YOU think he should have done, smartass. "

The same way anything else is done, use the Bible. Ray Franz does not know the Bible, that is why he failed at that.