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Andrew – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF ANDREW

I was never a pioneer, an elder or a ministerial servant and I was never wrongly disfellowshipped. I don’t have any hard feelings towards any Witnesses whatsoever. My choice to leave the organization was strictly based on what I found out about the history of the organization, the roots of its teachings and its contrast with historic Christianity. I guess there were times when I felt I was a model Jehovah’s Witness, but then there were times when I can say just the opposite. I was the prodigal son on more than one occasion you might say. I hope to reach anyone who can identify with my story.

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Brenda – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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.:BRENDA

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I experienced quite a normal, blissful childhood until the age of nine when my mother was visited one day by two Jehovah’s Witnesses.  At first, I thought it was fun to get some attention from “the friends,” as they called themselves.  Since I had grown up on a very isolated farm in rural Pennsylvania, anything new coming our way was welcomed, and they seemed so benign, so polite, so well dressed.

After a while, I realized how much destruction the Watchtower organization could levy.  My mom, a Methodist Sunday school teacher at the time, sat me down very soon after beginning a home “Bible” study with Jehovah’s Witnesses, and in one giant swoop she told me I would have to give up all my holidays, all my friends, my birthday, and all our relatives.  My life up until then revolved around play-time with my cousins from literally sunrise to sunset; so this was quite a devastating change in my young life!  Having no choice to do otherwise, I obliged.  For the next 9 years, I grew up without a single girlfriend and lived a solitary life.  I call it my “nine-year grounding”—despite good behavior.

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Dennis – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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 .:THE TESTIMONY OF DENNIS

I was born and raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. From about 7 years old, I was active in the Jehovah’s Witness ministry and enrolled in the Watchtower Theocratic Ministry School. The biggest thing I remember about my childhood was constant fear. I took the Watchtower idea of “Armageddon” seriously. (The Watchtower teaches that Armageddon is a battle God will bring to the earth that will end all world governments and destroy all wicked people, including unworthy Jehovah’s Witnesses). I was afraid that if I or any of my siblings did anything wrong, Armageddon would come and we would not survive.

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Doug – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF DOUG

I was born and raised one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was involved with the Watchtower organization until I fell away when I was about 14 years of age. I went back to the organization when I was 22 years old, but fell away again 2 or 3 years later. At this point, I was only a publisher, gave a few talks and did a little door-to-door work.

When I left the Watchtower, I moved to Winnemucca. This is where I met my wife and was married in 1997. She was a Christian and had a brother-in-law who was also a Christian. They planted some seeds of truth in my life, but all this did was drive me to my knees before God, being utterly confused! There were just so many religions out there and I didn’t know where to turn.

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Frank M – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF FRANK M

I was born into a Roman Catholic family—a perverse family who were nothing but pedophiles.  At the ripe old age of six, two Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door and started converting my mom to their religion.  Given the super strong personality that she was, once she believed, she quickly converted my dad and us children.  At the same time that I was being converted into the Jehovah’s Witnesses, I was also being converted into a pedophile’s victim.  My Uncle John started molesting me at age nine.

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Grace – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

grace.: THE TESTIMONY OF GRACE

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For twenty-five years, I thought I was serving the only TRUE God – Jehovah! Although my Father was an atheist, my Mother believed in God, but we never prayed, never went to church nor did we did go to Sunday School until I was 6 yrs old.

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Hazel – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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.:HAZEL

Things all started for me when I when I was about 9 or 10 years old when I went to stay with my aunt. My first conversation with my aunt who is a Jehovah’s Witness got me thinking about God. She had asked, “Hazel, do you believe in God?” I remember specifically saying, “I’m not sure. I guess there could be one.” and that was that.

About 2 or 3 years later when I was 12, I was having a pretty rough time at home because I had grown up, along with one of my brothers in an abusive household. One particular weekend when I visited my aunt, I was feeling pretty down and my aunt started telling me of all the promises that Jehovah has made for the “New World Order” (Watchtower term for the future paradise earth). I heard this and being so young and naïve, I thought “Gee! This sounds good! Maybe God can help my situation.” This is what got me interested in joining the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Kevin – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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.: THE TESTIMONY OF KEVIN - An Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Delivered from Homosexuality

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I was born in Connecticut as the youngest of four children in 1955 when gas was still $.39 per gallon. At this time in culture, people didn’t talk about homosexual feelings. It was taboo to even insinuate such things. When the word “gay” was used, people would not think of homosexuality. Instead, they would think of being “happy” or a having “joyful” time, like a festival.  So, people wouldn’t say, “he’s queer” or “he’s different.”  If someone used the term “queer,” it made you feel that you were really a FREAK of nature.  And you were totally ostracized from society. So, to be sensitive, people would just say, “He’s one of THOSE.”

My mother did not know how to show affection.  Never once did she cuddle, hug me or tell me that she loved me.  My first recollection of her is a statement in which she told me:

“You were a mistake. I wish I never had you. You remind me of a BEAST!” 

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LB – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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.:LB’S STORY OUT OF THE ANTI-TRUTH “SOCIETY” OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Because I was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than thirty years, I tell you that the quality of my life was destroyed by this sect that claims to be inspired of God.  As a child, born and raised as a Jehovah’s Witness in the 1950s, I remember my parents taking me to meetings three to four times a week. During these meetings, we were supposedly instructed about the Bible.  However, what we really were taught was what the Jehovah’s Witnesses wanted us to believe—that we were the only “true” religion and anyone not associated with us was of the “world.”  We were instructed not to celebrate birthdays, Christmas, or any other holiday.  We were taught that the world was going to end “any day” by a battle of God called, “Armageddon”. We were taught that all the other churches of the world were under Satan’s influence and that their followers would soon be destroyed at Armageddon.

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Leo – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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.: LEO

I was born and raised in the Jehovah’s Witness organization. My father is an elder and my mother a pioneer. I know what every Jehovah’s Witness knows about the religion. I served our congregation as an overseer and was also a regular auxiliary pioneer.

At age 19, I moved out of my parents’ house. This is when I started to leave the Watchtower organization. I had only been one of Jehovah’s Witnesses because my parents had told me that this was the right thing to do. Having the adult freedom, I began to question the doctrines and policies of the organization. The more I learned about the Watchtower, the more I moved further and further away from it. What opened my eyes were the Watchtower’s failed prophecies, false teachings, doctrinal changes (changing/blinking light), child abuse cases, the Governing Body’s lordship over the rank-and-file Witnesses and the deadly no-blood transfusion policy.

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