On Saturday evening, June 29, Bible Student Elder, David Stein will lead a round table discussion on this topic. Joining him will be other Bible Student Elders Ric Cunningham and Len Griehs. Both David and Ric have first hand experience being present in JW elder judicial proceedings.
The topic is “The JW Elder’s Policies for Discipline & Disfellowship Compared to the Bible.” These elders will compare the JW Elder methods of judicial discipline in the congregation (see book below) with:
1) the Bible view
2) the views of Brother Russell’s and the early Bible Students
3) the view of Bible Students today.
Find the JW Elders Book – “Shepherd the Flock of God” explains Judicial Committee and Disfellowship Procedures here: http://www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.com/2012/09/12/jw-elders-book-shepherd-the-flock-of-god-explains-judicial-committee-and-disfellowship-procedures/
The JW 2013 District Summer Conventions are in swing and getting off to a bang. The link below is to some convention talks about apostates and Jesus sword of Truth dividing the family, etc.:
The JW Organization is going on the offensive against influences that might draw people away from their organization. The Internet is creating all sorts of problems with getting some JW members to think about and question what they have been taught. Sure, they teach many true doctrines (i.e. earthly kingdom, no hell or trinity, etc.) However are false concepts mixed in as well? Is it okay to open your mind and examine the Bible to make that decision for yourself?
The Governing Body is tightening its grip on its members. Will more aggressive action to silence supposed apostates be effective or have the opposite effect?
Notice the following related question on “Yahoo Answers.” Is it okay for Jehovah’s Witnesses to shun family members who have left the organization because they disagree? Click here to follow the discussion. This conversation will give you a sense of the diverse controversy on this topic and that strong emotions.
Here is another “Yahoo Answers.” question. Should I question what I am taught as a Jehovah’s Witness to determine which doctrines agree with the Bible or should I accept the Organization’s teachings without question? Click here to follow the discussion.
TELEPHONE CONFERENCE CALL INSTRUCTIONS:
Conference Call Phone #: (267) 507-0240 .
After connecting dial: 991337
Date: June 29, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Central and 4:00 pm West Coast
How to participate:
4 * – Self-Mute Line (toggle)
5 * – Raise Hand for Q&A