If you are or used to be a Jehovah’s Witness, you may have happened upon the story of the the Beroeans who were commended for not being “gullible, but neither were they cynical. […] They did not immediately accept what Paul said as truth; still, they listened respectfully [and] they carefully examined the Scriptures, checking to see ‘whether the things Paul was saying were so.'”
It is important to be skeptical when confronted with new information, but it is even more important to reevaluate one’s own belief every one and a while.
I would therefore like to encourage every Jehovah’s Witness to reflect on these three questions regarding core doctrine. Let me know how you feel about them in the comment section of this article.
If Jehovah will cut the Great Tribulation short just to protect Jehovah’s Witnesses and save them, why has he let so many of them die in the decades leading up to the Great Tribulation, either through persecution or unexpected events?
Why would a God that values life so much he forbids having an abortion, even if there is a valid reason, rather have you die than submit to a live-saving blood transfusion, even if there is a valid reason?
Apparently Satan finds great joy in seducing people to join his side, knowing they will die with him in Armageddon. So instead of killing them himself, Satan lets God do the dirty work. We know this, because Jehovah tells us so in the Bible. So, basically, God knows that Satan wants him, God, to kill people who side with him, Satan. But instead of protecting people from being seduced by Satan, God just goes with it and will knowingly do Satan’s dirty work. Is this something a loving God would do?