Not only do Watchtower elders determine whether Jehovah’s Witnesses in their congregation have committed wrongdoing justifying disfellowshipping, but they are also called on to determine whether Witnesses have shown sincere and sufficient repentance. Continue reading
Watchtower elders serve in a number of roles. Serious problems can develop when they switch from one role to another or try to serve in conflicting roles at the same time. Continue reading
Watchtower judicial committees hold their hearings behind closed doors. According to the elders’ manual’s rules, significant information can even be withheld from persons who are vitally concerned with the facts. Continue reading
The previous blog series gave an overview of the Watchtower’s judicial system.
In this series, I will highlight a number of problems with the way this judicial process operates.
The Watchtower has stated: “Jehovah’s Witnesses are in no sense a secret society. Their Bible-based beliefs are fully explained in publications that are available to anyone. Additionally, they put forth special effort to invite the public to attend meetings to see and hear for themselves what takes place.”
Despite these claims, there are a number of secret aspects to the Watchtower religion. In this post, I’ll discuss two of them. Continue reading
How can we help ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses, people who once were baptized Witnesses but who have now voluntarily disassociated themselves or who have been disfellowshipped by the congregation’s elders? Continue reading