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.

519 comments to Testimonials

  • arimatthewdavies

    I do not like to bash but here is a warning! A site on yuku calling itself jehovahs wittnesses recovering forum. It is no such thing. Run by admited atheists, filthy speech prevails along with defamatory jesting against jehovah and his freinds. Boycott this wicked site and spread the warning.

  • arimatthewdavies

    ilive in statesboro ga my email is arimatthewdavies@hotmail.com if any one knows were a local study, or gathering is of people that worship jehovah i sure want to be contacted so i can go. going to the kingdomhall is better than most churches knowledge wise but ive still got to pick at my spirtual food and thats real anoying
    i want jehovah/jesus clean and fresh without 90000 books to program me with how to correctly understand gods word! especialy when its plain they dont understand it anymore than i do!
    any help is greatly apreciated!

  • Roger Smith

    I grew up a Witness, left as a teenager, came back after I got married; started having children, then realized I wanted Jehovah in my children’s life. Left after about 5 years of dissatisfaction. I started going to the Bible Student study classes about 1 1/2 years ago, got consecrated; then got baptized last fall. I have never been so happy serving Jehovah. He has been blessing me ever since.

  • arimatthewdavies

    i grew up a jehovahs wittnesses im now 50 years old i dont go to the hall anymore or km fieldservice i just cant beleive or preach the societys messege and im sick of liveing in fear if i preach a bible gospel rather then the watchtower gospel,
    im gratefull that i learned to worship jehovah the true god from the kingdomhall and jesus as king/lord ,jehovahs wittnesses heart for jehovah is in the right place, but i want a relation ship with jesus christ as my king, not another version of the jewish sanheidrin run by 12 men a district, a circuit, and local elders, Nice try brothers! but i want jehovah! not kingdom caserole!
    im not an apostate in any way shape or form i wont cut down my brothers that are busting their butts for jehovahs service or what they beleive as a colective,
    but i know in my heart it is onley jehovahs permisable will,NOT jehovahs perfect will, and i know with all my heart jehovah does not want me to cloak my self as a jehovahs wittnesses to keep from being disfellowshiped, and at the same time recomend the bible and jesus over watchtower literature and the society.
    to do so is a lie, a deceit, and the bible says liers go to destruction.
    I want to encourage everyone to serve jehovah! make jesus their lord and saviour,
    and behave like jesus! bringing more than preaching to the door! you see jesus taught it was no good to just say, peace freind go your way keep fed and clothed! and give to that man nothing but your talk!
    and i say this with a heavy heart churches of the world do a better job at this than any kingdomhall, notice im not going to say christendom, or babalon,

  • Bob Giovannoni

    Before finding the Bible Students I studied with various religions. I went to a Catholic seminary to study with La Sallette missionaries. I studied with Seventh Day Adventists for a while and finally became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I left that organization after about eight years. Within that time I came to realize that many things the JW’s taught were wrong. I could have lived with the fact that they were wrong about some things such as; their chronology, their teaching that Jesus was not crucified, that only JW’s would be saved, that the governing body is God’s spokesmen on earth, etc… People have vayring views on some of these subjects and all of us must be certain of what we believe and be able to make a defence before everyone that demands a reason for our hope. (1 Peter 3:15)
    My problem with the JW’s is that they will not allow any member to believe differently than what they teach. Lately this has been very problematic for the organization as more of their members gain access to information on the internet and websites such as this one and begin to realize that they do not have all the answers.
    I came across the Bible Students by accident at the Chicago’s Printers Row Book Fair one cold and rainy June day in 2001. I’ve read Bro. Russell’s books and reprints and have continued to increase my Bible knowledge. By means of this knowledge I’ve been able to make the neccessary changes in my life in order to dedicate myself to Jehovah. Again, I don’t agree with everything that Bro Russell teaches, but at least I am able to ask questions and agree to disagree on certain matters that are not doctrinal.
    I am grateful to Jehovah for guiding me to the Bible Students and thank Him constantly.

  • Former member of the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses Raymond Franz, passed away on 2n June

  • RR

    Born and raised a Catholic, I was converted to the Jehovah’s Witnesses by a childhood friend, who just 2 weeks before my baptism was disfellowshipped. I served with the Jehovah’s Witnesses in various capacities from 1982 to 1994. It was in 1985 that I discovered the Truth within Pastor Russell’s writings. However having been informed by the Society that the Bible Students no longer existed and became Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1931, I continued on with the Witnesses.

    In 1988 I discovered the Bible Students, and contacted them. They supplied me with Pastor Russell’s writings, which I devoured. After reading all six volumes and various other writings of the Pastor, it was in 1990 that I made a consecration, and a year later in 1991 I finally met with the brethren.

    For a period of 2 years, my wife and I attended BOTH Jehovah’s Witness and Bible Student meetings. Everyday we were at some meeting, and on Sundays, we attended both JW and Bible Students meetings. Finally in 1993, at the request of my JW mother-in-law, in whose home we lived, we moved out as she considered us apostates.

    Upon leaving, we never looked back and a few months later, we symbolized our consecration by water immersion. We have since been meeting with the Bible Students, and have no regrets.

    With a desire to Witness to my former brethren, and with the advent of the internet, what is now Bible Student Ministries was set up. At the time, Bible Students were unheard of in the Witness community, but the worldwide web changed all that, and many spiritually hungry JW’s like myself have found the Truth, and those still trapped, afraid to make that leap, have been able to dialogue with Bible Students anonymously on the Bible Students Forum. It has been a joy in serving the Lord and sharing the Truth with others.

    I encourage all my JW friends to obtain a copy of The Divine Plan of the Ages, it will change your life.

    In His Service,

    Rolando Rodriguez

    For a more detailed account of my testimony, please visit the following link: http://www.biblestudents.net/rr144.htm

  • Peter K. (admin)

    Brother Robert Seklemian’s first exposure to the truth was as a teenager in California. At the age of 20 he left the Fresno area to serve at “Bethel,” the Watchtower Society’s headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., under “Judge” Rutherford. For a number of years he was in charge of the radio work there, writing and narrating a 15-minute weekly radio program. He possessed a good voice and did some singing on the programs also.

    During this period of time the teachings of the Society were undergoing constant change, but Brother Seklemian endeavored to keep the radio message consistent with the truth. One day at the radio station he had just finished his usual broadcast sermon when the door opened in the broadcasting room and in walked the Judge.

    For the complete story, go here: http://www.biblestudents.net/library/seklemian/the_quiet_lion.htm

  • Peter K. (admin)

    An Eye-Witness Account by Br. Irving Carl Foss,
    Elder of the Chicago Ecclesia in 1933
    [Recorded for his granddaughter, Alys Schneider, on 3/28/83]

    Yes, it was about Aug. 1, 1933 that some of us left The Watch Tower Organization and started what is now The Chicago Bible Students Class. Prior to this, some Brethren (previously associated with Brother Russell) had left at different times and Intervals for various reasons. The first was probably when Judge Rutherford refused to follow the instructions left by Brother Russell as to how the Watch Tower Society was to be operated in the event of Brother Russell’s death. This was really the starting of the Pastoral Bible Institute.

    Then gradually the new Watch Tower Society [This testimonial has been moved to The Testimony Safe, please read on ]

    *Gene Orrell

    • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

      I have learned from Indiana Bible student brothers that I was in the congregation on the Southside of Chicago and Indiana with some high powered key brothers that went over with Rutherford. Swingle, Pole, Dobis are just a few of these powerful names. These powerful family names had decent good men and some were tyrants. The Poles and Swingles were dear to my heart. I fought like a lion with bears however with some in the Dobis lineage. Strange how I have really been among these brothers and didn’t know their roots. I am from segregation in the south and never knew this history. I appreciate this testimony.

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