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Romans 8:28 promises, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” NASV.  All of us desire to be close to our God Jehovah and his son, Jesus Christ.  We long for their comfort, guidance and encouragement in our lives.  We are promised in Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” NKJV.  Yet when difficult and harsh experiences come, we sometimes feel alone and afraid.  In Hebrews 13:5 we read, “God Himself has said, “I will never, never let go your hand: I will never never forsake you.” Weymouth.  You are not alone.  Your heavenly Father and his Son are watching over you.  You are not alone.  There are others like you who have experienced hard trials and difficult experiences.  Take some time to share with us.  To tell your story.  To encourage others.  That is what this Testimony section is for.

483 comments to Testimonials

  • Ellis Green

    Nice words Greg; had a run-in with 2 elders yesterday and looks like I’ll be DF’d. I’m so glad I have you guys for support!

    • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

      Ellis I am so sorry you had to even talk to these men. I don’t, because I have always found them to be abusive and condescending. Don’t worry about DF, nobody but the small group of JW care about that. Jesus was put out by the Sanhedrin of his day and all the Apostles were condemned by the ruling religious body, sanhedrin. Are we better than Christ and the Apostles? No. Consider it an honor to be read publicly that you do not worship the governiong body of Jehovah witnesses.

      John 16:2 “They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.”

      We can speak with you on testimony meeting if you like, to vocally encourage and share our love for you. There are more than comment on here on that session.
      Take Care of yourself and since you have quit going to their kingdom hall for years what is the purpose of reading you off? Vengefulness and to scare the other slaves not to mess with them! Pray for the comforter to calm your nerves and hold your head up. God has called you to peace at last, it is final. Now you can move on after this Spiritual abuse. I am going outside to take a walk and think over these things, it helps to see his creation and birds flying and grass. Take Care.

    • Richard Tazzyman

      Hello Ellis,Do not worry,You have a world wide Brotherhood of real Bros & Sisters who love you.You will be free to Serve Christ & our Heavenly Father in spirit & in truth.THE Bretheren In the UK are only a phone call away to help you as well!We look forward to meeting with you soon! Your Bro In christ.Richard Tazzyman

    • Ted R. (Bible Student)

      Hi Ellis
      Just wanted to let you know the love of the brethren and of our Lord Jesus will be with you all the way. Any organization that goes to the extreme of shunning those who disagree with their doctrine, even cutting them off from family, does not follow scripture and is not worth getting upset about. If you have family, that is the hard part. Hopefully, by your example you can win them over and make them realize that you are not the wicked person the society tries to paint you as. Stay close to Christ and feel free to contact any of us if you need support. If you can, try to get to as many of the Bible Student conventions as possible, especially the General Convention in Pennsylvania. I hope to meet you some day.

    • greg (Bible Student)

      Ellis,

      I’m pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say that we are very glad to be able to support, comfort, and encourage you.

      Sincerely,
      -greg

  • greg (Bible Student)

    When I was exiting the JW organization, one of the challenges I found most difficult to navigate was the total distrust of self that I had been taught to have.

    Among the things I found most helpful, most courage inspiring, were words such as found in today’s daily Promise (for April 11th, and in reference to Psalm 23:2):

    “Let us discriminate, discern His voice, with its truthful accent, so different from the voice of error. Strangers true sheep will not follow, for they know not the voice of strangers. They do not like its money ring, or its worldly ambition ring, or its priestcraft tone, or its contradiction of the spirit of the Divine message and method.”

    Because I had always been TOLD (by men) that I should only trust THEM, and not to trust my own eyes, ears, thoughts, memories, senses, etc., I found it very difficult to integrate into my cognitive map that I actually was hearing errors from these men who told me I could not trust myself.

    Words such as I quoted were very reassuring to me, and comforting to me as I learned to develop a greater trust in my actual experience and as I learned to put less trust in the mere words of mere men. The words I quoted helped me take some of my first tentative steps in the direction towards thinking for myself, and trusting in my perceptions.

    I would not wish to be heard as saying I now consider myself to be above making mistakes. No! But the errors I may have yet to uncover in myself are not as likely to persist as errors that I have been TOLD by others to ignore. So I’m in a much better place to uncover errors, to question my own beliefs, and to continue seeking truth and satisfying answers now. Whereas before, as a JW, I had been taught to just ignore the errors and wait and let someone else correct it.

    So I very much appreciate the words of today. Not because they are a new voice telling me things I like better. Rather, I like them because they encourage me to keep watching for possible errors, and keep trying to grow and learn from my own continually accruing experiences.

    This, I believe, was Gods plan for each one of us right from the very beginning.

    I wish and pray that Jehovah God and His Son Jesus will continue to help each one of you who are grappling with internal voices, self-doubts, and fear of man to recover your autonomy and agency. Jesus said “The TRUTH will set you free.” And from my own experience, I believe that with my whole heart.

    And if anyone needs or wants, I’m here to listen and care and converse. I’m NOT here to tell, to dictate, to dominate, to indoctrinate. I’m not even here to teach. I’m only here to loan you a bit of my confidence as you learn and discover for yourself.

    Compassionately,
    -greg

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