I don’t know why I’ve never done this before, but I can write a blog post from any computer. So I’m simply starting it here, not at my home computer, but at a computer lab.
This is the main reason I cannot become a Jehovah’s Witness. Down the road, I’m probably going to make a list of all the reasons why I couldn’t become a Jehovah’s Witness, besides their incorrect theology. This quote today, spoken to me by an active Jehovah’s Witness, shows why I can’t convert to that religion. I consider all the facts about the situations with which I am presented. I look up the original texts of the Bible to make sure every verse that we read in English corresponds to the meaning that we interpret from it.
So when someone is trying to tell me that I am interpreting the Bible incorrectly, I am going to challenge it. I have been wrong many times. 6 million people can be wrong, along with millions of Christians. However, if we start with the premise that the Bible is completely true, then it really is a matter of correctly interpreting it. There’s a matter of how the people in the Bible understand certain words. Many of the claims that the JW’s make (that abbreviation is for Jehovah’s Witnesses, by the way) don’t follow with the original author’s meaning for the text.
I’m not going to go into every problem the JW’s have with their theology. The major ones are enough for me to stay away. They think Jesus was a perfect man, but not God. Nobody is good but God. So if Jesus was perfect…I mean, it’s quite plain and obvious. Actually, I don’t think theology is that hard, though I don’t think that humans will ever quite understand everything about God. Still, the Bible reveals as much as we need to know to understand God. Plus, it only makes sense that if God wanted us to have a relationship with him that he wouldn’t make it impossible. There is a way to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
But Jehovah’s Witnesses are the ones that, in a sense, think too much. I think it’s difficult to justify their theology. In a way, they believe only what the “slave” tells them. Apparently, it’s too hard to interpret the Bible, and we need someone else to interpret it. Weird theology, if anything. But when I continually show them that their wrong, it is quotes like the one I heard today that show why I can’t become a Jehovah’s Witness: I think too much.
That’s just it-I have my freedom of thought. If JW’s “think too much” about their theology, they’ll realize it’s wrong. Watchtower doesn’t want that. They don’t think too much because the slave “thinks” for them. That’s a big issue. It’s saddening to me to continue to witness, as it were, to them. What can I really say if they truly won’t listen to me?
That’s where God comes in. Christian, please be in constant prayer over this cult. God is the only one who can change their minds and hearts. The idea that we as humans can’t say anything to change them is really true. I have always believed that before going into my time with the JW’s, but if there was any room for doubt before, there is none now. Once again, God is the only one who can do this. So please pray for them. They are so lost, and my heart goes out to all who are ensnared in this false religion. Thanks for reading.