By Raymond Franz
Synopsis The tendency of spiritual 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 moral sense -- those shape the guts of the very own and candid account in main issue of judgment of right and wrong. The scene of fight is in the club of a particular faith: Jehovah's Witnesses. an analogous primary matters that mark this account, besides the fact that, may perhaps come up inside any of the world's religions. beginning within the 1870's as an self reliant biblical studies team composed of a handful of folks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jehovah's Witnesses this day quantity greater than 5 million in a few 2 hundred lands. whilst their publishing employer, the Watch Tower Society, places out a brand new ebook, the conventional preliminary printing is 1000000 copies, with different hundreds of thousands following. In nations the place they're energetic, few humans haven't had touch with the Witnesses due to their severe door-to-door job. Product Identifiers
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Until the correspondence was read to us that morning, none of us aside from the president had had any opportunity to think about the subject. Yet within a couple of hours the decision was reached that the couple was subject to disfellowshiping. 9 8 An article in the December 15, 1969, Watchtower (pp. 765, 766) had first focused attention on such sexual relations, discussing them at considerable length, and this doubtless served to sensitize the elders to reports of such conduct, in fact, was likely responsible for this report about people’s private bedroom matters being made in the first place.
326-328, 330, 331. Credentials and Cause 31 texts relating to the Neo-Babylonian Empire. 29 In themselves, the arguments I presented were honest ones, but I know that their intent was to uphold a date for which there was no historical support. So, despite our heightened appreciation of certain principles, the Aid book nonetheless contained many examples of our efforts to be loyal to the Society’s teachings. In many respects, what we learned through our experience did more for us than it did for the publication.
I could not help but compare this with our own publications which, often within a few years, became “out of date” and ceased to be published. It was not that I felt these commentaries to be without error by any means; but the good certainly seemed to outweigh the occasional points I felt to be mistaken. 23 1 find it hard to believe he meant this as seriously as it sounded, since he made use of the commentaries himself and knew that Fred Franz used them quite frequently. 24 CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE I began to appreciate more than ever before how vitally important context was in discerning the meaning of any part of Scripture, and that realization seemed to be true of others of the group who were working regularly on the Aid project.