By Raymond Franz
Synopsis The tendency of non secular authority to hunt to dominate instead of serve, and the fight of these who desire to hinder the erosion in their God-given freedom of judgment of right and wrong -- those shape the center of the very own and candid account in problem of sense of right and wrong. The scene of fight is in the club of a particular faith: Jehovah's Witnesses. an identical basic matters that mark this account, despite the fact that, may possibly come up inside of any of the world's religions. beginning within the 1870's as an autonomous biblical studies crew composed of a handful of individuals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jehovah's Witnesses this day quantity greater than 5 million in a few 2 hundred lands. whilst their publishing company, the Watch Tower Society, places out a brand new booklet, the conventional preliminary printing is 1000000 copies, with different hundreds of thousands following. In nations the place they're lively, few humans haven't had touch with the Witnesses due to their extreme door-to-door job. Product Identifiers
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What must it mean to a mother, who has seen a baby daughter come forth from her own body, has nursed that baby, cared for it through illness, has trained the young girl through the formative years of life, living her problems with her, feeling her disappointments and sadnesses as if they were her own, shedding tears along with her tears—what must it mean to that mother to have her daughter, now 33 Proverbs 17:17. Credentials and Cause 39 an adult, suddenly reject her, and do so simply because her mother sought to be true to her conscience and to God?
But we are still responsible for them. ’ Strangely, these same ones generally 34 2 Corinthians 5:11, 12; 7:2, 3, NIV. 35 Matthew 12:36, 37, NIV Credentials and Cause 41 do not object to the airing of the ‘dirty linen’ of other religions and may, in fact, take great interest in it, even publicize it widely. But they feel that what happens within their own religious organization should not be discussed outside its confines. The hard fact is, however, that within the community of Jehovah’s Witnesses today there is simply no possibility for such discussion to take place.
38 What, too, of Jesus’ apostles and disciples? 39 In both cases, that of the Hebrew prophets and that of the Christian disciples, those publicizing the wrongs did so out of respect for, and in obedience to, a higher authority, and in the interests of the people who needed to know. Obviously, no one today has a divine commission as a prophet or an apostle. But one does not have to be a prophet to take a course that follows the example of God’s prophets. ”40 It was because they were following a parallel course that those Christians were receiving parallel treatment.