Elpida

I am not a Jehovah's Witness, but I studied and have attended the Wednesday and Sunday's meetings and the Memorials since about 2008. I wanted to understand the Bible better after reading it many times from cover to cover. However, like the Beroeans, I check my facts and the more I understood, the more I realized that not only did I not feel comfortable at the meetings but some things just didn't make sense to me. I used to raise my hand to comment until one Sunday, the Elder corrected me publicly that I should not be using my own words but those written in the article. I couldn't do it as I don't think like the Witnesses. I don't accept things as fact without checking them out. What really bothered me were the Memorials as I believe that, according to Jesus, we should partake anytime we want to, not just once a year; otherwise, he would have been specific and said on the anniversary of my death, etc. I find Jesus spoke personally and passionately to people of all races and colour, whether they were educated or not. Once I saw the changes made to God's and Jesus' words, it really upset me as God told us not to add or alter His Word. To correct God, and to correct Jesus, the Anointed, is devastating to me. God's Word should only be translated, not interpreted.


How Does Jesus Fit into my Prayers?

When I was a Roman Catholic, to whom I was praying was never an issue.  I said my memorized prayers and followed it up with the Amen.  The Bible was never part of RC teaching, and therefore, I was not acquainted with it. I am an avid reader and have been reading since...

Unlearning the Learned

It is my custom, after my morning prayers, to read JW’s daily Examining the Scriptures, read the Kingdom Interlinear, when available.  and I look not only at the New World Translation scriptures quoted but also those of the Kingdom Interlinear.  In addition, I also...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 JW Daily Scripture

“So the king said to me: “Why do you look so gloomy when you are not sick? This can be nothing but gloominess of heart.” At this I became very frightened.” (Nehemiah 2:2 NWT) Today’s JW message is not to be afraid to preach publicly about the truth.  The...