Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz

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 sense of right and wrong -- those shape the center of the very own and candid account in trouble of sense of right and wrong. The scene of fight is in the club of a particular faith: Jehovah's Witnesses. a similar basic concerns that mark this account, even if, may come up inside of any of the world's religions. beginning within the 1870's as an self sufficient religious study crew composed of a handful of folks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jehovah's Witnesses this present day quantity greater than 5 million in a few two hundred lands. whilst their publishing supplier, the Watch Tower Society, places out a brand new ebook, the traditional preliminary printing is a million copies, with different hundreds of thousands following. In international locations the place they're energetic, few humans haven't had touch with the Witnesses because of their excessive door-to-door job. Product Identifiers

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I think here of Paul’s words when he says: What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain in your conscience. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one. 34 If the information presented in this book could help toward one such mother being viewed by her children, not with shame, but with pride for staying by her conscience, all the effort involved would be worth it.

Compare this blanket condemnation with articles in the June 22, 2000 issue of Awake! ” A paragraph on page 6 reads: Re-read the Watchtower material on the preceding page and compare it with this statement. The thrust of the Awake! ” Certainly the label of “apostate” is equally or more demeaning. Yet Witnesses are expected to apply it to any member who may disagree with positions taken by the leadership. The practice of “tarring everyone with the same brush” is unfair and therefore unchristian. The reasons why people separate from the Witness organization are many and varied.

I found myself facing a major crisis in my life, a crossroads situation I had never expected to encounter. The decision I made was my own and the resulting cost was considerable. But I do not regret it nor do I regret having gained the information that contributed toward it. Others might decide differently; some have. That is their privilege, something between them and God. After I resigned as a member of the Governing Body in May, 1980, I received numerous calls from newspapers and magazines wanting information about the situation existent within the organization.

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