Monday, July 15, 2013

Who are the "Mentally Diseased"?

 The Organizational army of spiritual Gentile elders and overseers, are currently enforcing compliance with the Governing Body of  "Jehovah's Witnesses", by the expulsion of all those who decline harmony with their vacillating doctrines and unscriptural requirements. To obey such man-sourced arrangements which often defy the Bible's wisdom, or to condone the teaching of erroneous interpretation of scripture and prophecy, is to become slaves to such men instead of being faithful slaves of God (Rom.6:16; 1Cor.7:23). This we are not permitted by God to do (Matt.6:24; Gal.1:10; 1Cor.7:23; Col.3:24). The Chosen must remain in union with God and Christ (John15:5; 1John2:28; John17:21).

A true and faithful servant of Christ would not personally expect subjection from others (Mark 10:42,43,44,45; Phil.2:3; Rom.12:10; Eph.5:21), but rather would deflect all service and subjection, to God. (Acts.14:15; Luke4:8; Rev.19:10)
Even the perfect son of God did not expect glory for himself (John7:16,18; 17:4) nor take it upon himself to judge. He let the truth of scripture reveal the heart (John12:47,48; Heb.4:12). What about anointed ones judging one another, or even declaring oneself as a faithful slave? (Luke 17:10) Is that our job, or our Master's job? (See Rom.14:4; James 4:12; 1Cor.4:5; Matt.25:19).

Yet, how are these scriptures balanced with ones like Eze.3:18; Hosea 6:5; Jer.5:14; Rev.11:5 and Rev.20:4?
Notice from the previous scriptures, that prophets who announce God's genuine judgments, do so by means of His Word of fire, and at the command and direction of God Himself. In this way, it is not a personal judgment...just as it was not with Jesus (John5:30; 8:16).
Who then, are the genuine trumpet-blowing angel/messengers, who bear God's authentic declarations of battle, warning, and judgments? We must consider this, because in the time of the end, there would also be counterfeit judgments, done in the name of God (Rev.13:13,15; John16:2; Isa.66:5; Matt.24:11,9,12,45,48,49; 10:22; Rev.2:2,9,10,13; 2Thess.2:1,2; 2Cor.11:13).
It is a matter of life and death for all....anointed and not, to discern between the false and the True... the death-dealing wormwood, and the Water of Life (1John4:1; Matt.7:15,13,14,20,24,26,27; 24:4,5,24,25). Choosing between them is facilitated, as the differences between them are clarified during "battle".
Armageddon is a battle between Demonic lies and divine truth (Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 17:14).
That battle would not exist, nor the Kingdom which it accomplishes (Rev.12:10,11), if it were not for the slaves of God "tearing down" false doctrine (2Cor.10:3,4,5; 1Cor.11:18,19; Rev.2:2; Eph.5:11) by obediently shining their light (Matt.5:14,16; Luke 12:35; Mark 13:36,37).
Each teacher provides the basis of their doctrine... worldly wisdom from men, or the Word of God (Matt.25:1,2) (1Cor.3:13,19; 2:14; James 3:15; John7:17,18; 8:47; Mal.3:18; 2Cor.10:3,4,5; 1Cor.11:18,19; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 17:14; 19:11,14). Christ's words aid us in discerning between his faithful slaves, and those prophets who have left him.

When present anointed seek to resolve their differences with the Governing Body, they do so just as the scriptures direct (Matt.18:15,16,17). Each and every anointed one I have asked, stated that they sent a letter to the Governing Body when they first realized the reality and seriousness of the Congregations being mislead. Rather than also obeying the directive "between you and him alone" also; the Governing Body uses the elders as mediators...not to "hear" and consider the grievance, but to muscle the petitioner into subjection or expulsion.

When this occurs, the charge levied is either "causing divisions", or the label of being a "mentally diseased apostate".
How does the Bible define these charges?

This charge is derived from Rom.16:17; 1Cor.1:10; 11:18.

Lets take these one at a time, and examine the context of each.
17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses ("obstacles"/"stumbling blocks"), contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. 19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.

Regarding these "offenses", Jesus said;
"Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!" (Matt.18:7)

Some Bible's translate "offenses" as "stumbling blocks", causing those of faith to fall. Of these, Mark 9:42 reads:
"But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea."
So at this point, it is important to see that those who cause offenses, are those who mislead God's people (including "little ones" of the kingdom -Mark 9:41,42; Matt.10:42). Do you discern that this is a spiritual (not a physical stumbling)? Who is behind those who cause "stumbling" of the lesser anointed (the least of Christ's brothers), and "offenses" to God?
This is verified in the context of Rom.16:17...if you look at Rom16:20...
"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly."
Who is being used to conquer/stumble, the Holy Ones with Satanic deception?
Note a comparison of Mark 9:42 and Rev.18:21. The harlot misleads the Chosen.
Who does she use? The Gentile Wild Beast is used by this false prophet, and by Satan (Rev.13:7,10,4,15; 19:20).

How would one know for sure the difference between stumbling doctrines, and Truth? The very same verse of Rom.16:17 tells us...
"Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them."

So the way to recognize the distinction between the Truth, and the stumbling offenses, is to compare it to "the doctrine which you learned". What is that doctrine of Truth?
What was that doctrine in the first century, the time in which this verse was written?
Was it WTBTS doctrine?

Paul identifies this sound doctrine and it's source, at 1Tim.6:3...
"If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching..."

This teaching that does not agree with the instruction of Jesus Christ should grab our greatest concern (2John1:9). Why?
Look at this prophesy...
"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." (2Tim.4:3; Nahum 3:15; Jer.51:14; Rev.9:3,7)
A time would come where these false teachers (who do not agree with the teachings of Christ) would multiply! (1Tim.4:1)
Look at this prophesy...
"Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming." (2Thess.2:1-4,8)

Clearly during the time of the end, this multitude of teachers would fall away from the teachings of Christ, would impersonate anointed Jews (Rom.2:28; Rev.3:9) as would their leaders impersonate apostles (2Thess.2:2; Rev.2:2; 2Cor.11:13), and these would be successful and numerous enough to take over and rule IN GOD'S TEMPLE.
This last detail is crucial. It alerts us to the location of these stumbling blocks of offense. "God's Temple" are the anointed priesthood (1Cor.3:16; 2Cor.6:16; Eph.2:22,21).
Just as we already learned that Satan is behind these (Rom.16:20). This link is confirmed, at 2Thess.2:9. Satan gives these stumbling blocks the power to rule over God's anointed Temple (Rev.9:1; 13:14). He still rules this world (1John5:19; Matt.4:9). This detail of rule truly narrows down who this prophecy is speaking of.

2Thess.2:4 alerts us that this powerful misleading group, will take the lead in "God's Temple".
This is harmonious with Christ's warnings to his Temple Priesthood (1Cor.3:16; Rev.5:10) concerning the time of the end (Matt.24:24,25; 7:15,21,22,23; 25:11,12,13; Mark13:5; Rev.13:7; Dan.8:10,11; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.11:31; Matt.24:15). It is also harmonious with the prophetic warnings in Revelation.(Rev.8:10,11; 9:1; 13:11; 2:20; 17:2; 18:3,4--The Fallen Star)

What would the result be to the Temple/body of Christ, when a leadership above them left the doctrine of Christ? (Luke 12:42,43,45,46; Hosea 6:5; Rev.11:5; Jer.23:29; Matt.24:2).
If those loyal to the doctrine of Christ refused to compromise....would this not result in a rift, or, division?
Yet who would be to blame for this rupture in Christ's body? The faithful loyal to Christ, or the unfaithful in power over them?
Should the faithful compromise in order to maintain unity with the "offense"? How should the faithful handle themselves when this prophecy comes true?

Regarding the choice between unity and truth, Jesus set the example.
He knew fully well, that in the presence of Satan's deceptions and stumbling blocks,
the witnessing to Truth will cause division, and a parting from untruth (2Cor.6:15,17; 1Cor.10:21,22; 1Tim.4:1; Acts 20:30; Rev.2:20; 18:4).
He said:
"Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division." (Luke 12:51)
Was Jesus a compromising coward in the face of Satan's deceptions and misleading doctrines of men? (Matt.23:13,33; John8:40)
 He was slaughtered for the sake of Truth. Those faithful in the time of the end must be willing to imitate him (2Cor.11:12,13; Rev.6:9,10,11; 12:10,11; 20:4; 11:3,7; Mark 8:35).

So let us return to our original verse about those "offenses" who cause divisions within the body of Christ.
"Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them." (Rom.16:17)

Is this scripture really talking about what it is being used to excuse?.....the expelling/"killing", of those who contradict the doctrines of the WTBTS? (Rev.13:15,17)
("What do 'Buying' and 'Selling' Mean?")
(Getting "Killed")
  Hopefully you can agree that the scriptures are speaking about those leaders in the midst of the anointed Temple, who leave the scriptures and teachings of Christ (1Thess.4:8; Matt.24:4,5,24,25; 1John4:1; 2Thess.2:1,2,3). This apostasy naturally causes a rift in the anointed body of Christ, when the faithful refuse to compromise before the Gentile army (non-anointed "Man of Lawlessness" -2Thess.2:4), in an alliance of power with the unfaithful "Jews" at the top.
(What is a "Jew"/"Gentile")
The advised action in Rom.16:17, is to "avoid" them.
But before we avoid them, we admonish them privately, one on one...just as the letters to the governing body have attempted to do. (1Tim.1:3; 2Thess.3:15) These many appeals have been scoffed at (Isa.28:14; Rev.2:21,23)
This "avoidance" is the same as
1Tim.6:5 (KJ)-("useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.") "withdraw yourself"
...and 2Tim.3:5..."from these turn away"....

not to pass judgment and a sentence of punishment based upon the false rectitude of human doctrines of error, rending "offenders" from their family by means of our own personal army of "elders", drunk with the power to "kill". (Matt.24:49; Isa.28:1; Rev.17:2,6; Jer.51:7) (Dan.8:11,12,24; 11:31; Rev.13:15; 9:1,2,3).

When we read a "Watchtower" study article, and we see "wranglings" of manipulative deception, corrupt and destitute of spirit and truth, by men who have obviously attained "gain" from their form of "godliness";
 should we be publicly announced as mentally diseased and apostatized from God, if we wish to "withdraw ourselves" from such indoctrination?

Yet this division resulting from the split in the "soil of Israel" was prophesied (Zech.14:4; Matt.10:21,36; 24:6) We can not avoid the "labor pains" leading up to the Kingdom's birth (Rev.12:1,2) ( Those "labor pains" include spiritual "warfare" (Rev.12:17; Eph.6:12; Rev.16:13,14; 17:2,12,13,14). (
We can not choose peace. (Eze.13:10,16; 1Thess.5:3)
We can only choose to be faithful and obedient to Christ, during this great spiritual tribulation.

When Rom.16:17 speaks of those who "cause divisions", is this scathing judgment against those who are simply rejecting corrupt doctrines of men (Matt.15:9)?
If not, then the present disfellowshipping taking place on those grounds, is an abomination and desolation to faithful slaves of Christ...the least of his brothers (Matt.25:42,43,45,41; Luke 10:16).
Since the example of Christ himself is to cause divisions in the midst of the stumbling blocks, so that the Truth might be clearly discerned from error (Luke 12:51; 1Cor.11:19); we are in good company (Matt.5:11,12).

The next scripture being abused,  1Cor.1:10:

"Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

The anointed today have "plead" with the Steward. Our pleas have gone unheeded, other than our being expelled. Note that the scriptures do not say that "majority wins"....nor that the ones with the most power and money should prevail...nor those who have inducted an obedient army of "elders" to enforce their personal interests (Zech.4:6,7; Rev.9:3,7,2; Joel 2:4,10,20,25; Eze.2:6) and bully all those who resist.

 Only those who speak the truth from God will prevail (Rom.3:4)
"Might" does not "make right" in the anointed body of Christ.
Bible Truth is the only touchstone of judgment (John12:48).
As the governing body has itself publicly admitted, they do not consult with any other anointed (Prov.15:22; 11:14; 1Cor.12:20,21,27), or benefit from the Holy Spirit being given the others (1John2:20,27; 1Cor.12:7,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,27,25).
The governing body has isolated itself from the rest of the body of Christ (Prov.18:1)....even when those other than they have been appointed by God to be prophets (1Cor.12:18,28,29; Acts 2:17,18; Rev.11:3).

Who then, is really violating 1Cor.1:10?

The next scripture being misapplied,  1Cor.11:18,19:

"For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you."

When Paul says that "there must also be factions among you", he is not conceding to recognize a reality...he is stating that these divisions are necessary (Luke21:9; Matt.18:7; Dan.11:36). When the faithful are overcome by the unfaithful, it is necessary that the faithful overcome the unfaithful (Matt.24:6; Jer.51:46,49; Joel 3:2; Rev.17:14; 12:11; Gen.3:15; 2Cor.10:4). "Divisions" indeed!!!
Why are they necessary?
The same scripture tells us.
"that those who are approved may be recognized among you."
The war between the faithful and unfaithful, the division between them, and the attacks on the doctrines of both sides (2Cor.10:4,5) are so that the "approved" Truth and the condemned Deception can be "recognized", for the benefit and sake of all those seeking life (Matt.7:15,20; John7:17,18; Mal.3:18; Rev.12:7,11).


This charge and accusation stems from 1Tim.6:3-5:
"If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself."

The NWT translates 1Tim.6:4 as "mentally diseased over questionings" ("obsessed with disputes").
I would have thought that it would have been verse 5 ("corrupt minds") which they might have translated "mentally diseased". But it is actually "obsessed with disputes" which the NWT translates as "mentally diseased over questionings".

This is a convenient translation for the WTBTS, since it pegs as mentally corrupt, those who would dare "question" WTBTS doctrines.
If this scripture is indeed condemning those who have "questionings" about the doctrines of men;
then the rest of Bible Truth should be in harmony with this interpretation...correct?

What does 1John4:1 advise?
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

1Thess.5:21 reads:
"Test all things; hold fast what is good."

"Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine and accurate. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith."

Jesus said, at Matt.7:24,25:
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

Clearly we have a choice that must be soberly conducted. We must question all we take into our minds, to be certain that our Faith is based upon the life-imparting teachings of Christ found in the Bible (John17:3,17).
So according to the Bible, is it mentally "obsession" with "questioning", to be preoccupied with making certain that what men teach us is accurate and genuine truth? Is that the proper interpretation of 1Tim.6:4?

Paul told Timothy...
"Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all." (1Tim.4:16,15)

It would appear that the Bible's direction is clear about a positive preoccupation, even an obsession, with the scriptures (Ps.119:97; 1:2). Such a preoccupation is considered wise and spiritually healthy.

If it is wise to make sure we are following the Bible;
Does God consider those who question the doctrines of men, as "mentally diseased over questionings", or, "obsessed with disputes"?

While Jesus did not relish disputes and arguments (Matt.12:19);
he certainly did stand up to contradict corrupt spiritual leaders!
(Matt.23:1-39) (click on Matt.23 to read it)
Was he "mentally diseased" for doing so?
Some thought so (Mark3:21; John10:20; 8:48).

So it would appear that according to the Bible, it is good to question the doctrines of men, to make certain that our faith is based upon the teachings of Christ alone...even if this makes others slander our sanity or motive (2Cor.5:13; Matt.10:24,25; 1John4:1).

What then does 1Tim.6:4 refer to?

According to the Bible, the heated disputes which took place in the first century over Jewish Law, were considered of no benefit (2Tim.2:14,16,23; Titus 3:9).
Paul tells us...
"For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless" (Rom.4:14).
"For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another" (Heb.8:7).
"I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" (Gal.2:21)

Although this present wicked steward twists the scriptures in order to beat his fellow anointed slaves; those who love truth will not reject nor abandon it, for the sake of unity with this "offense" before God,
no matter what the persecution or cost.

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We do well to consider a final point made at 1Tim.6:5, where it reads;
" of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain."
The true identity referred to in this scripture, supposes that by means of their form of "godliness", they will benefit.
How does this trait help us to identify those truly "mentally diseased"?
We already know that we have two camps of anointed.....
those ruling,
and those being disfellowshipped for "withdrawing" from the doctrine of those ruling.
Tell me please....
Who of these two anointed groups, anticipates ("supposes") that they will "gain" by their form of "godliness"?

Do not all those anointed who realize that they must take a stand of "godliness" against
the standards and expectations of their local elders...
their own close family's cherished tenets,
and the doctrinal norms of the entire society to which they have been attached for decades....
anticipate loss...and not "gain"?
they are aware of the great cost.
They do not "suppose", that they will personally "gain"!

Let's compare this verse to the other camp...the ruling one.
Do they anticipate that their stand...their form of "godliness", will and has resulted in "gain"?

Please use your thinking ability to perceive who 1Tim.6:5 is truly applying to...
Those who anticipate the loss of their former identity, their good name, their own children, parents, and even marriage mates, long-time friends, and entire community... due to a sense of loyalty to God, Christ, and truth;
those who gain power over millions of obedient slaves, billions of dollars, expansive real estate holdings and investments, personal servants, luxurious comforts, prestige, tribute and honor wherever they go, the highest standards of free medical, clothing, cuisine, travel, vacation spots, etc.,etc. ?

Who have you determined "supposes" that they will attain "gain" through their form of "godliness".
Who is it really,
that needs to adhere to "corrupt" doctrines "destitute of truth" required to maintain that "gain"?
Who are those who... when exposed to truth from their fellow slaves,
use it to form and publish further "contentions", "arguments", "useless wranglings", and "disputes",
for the sake of "gain" (and to guard what they have already amassed)?
(Luke 9:58) (Matt.4:9)

The truth contained in the scriptures, along with their proper interpretation, is not difficult to properly understand, by those who use their thinking ability (Heb.5:14; Ps.19:7; Prov.1:1-7; 1Cor.2:6)
rather than going along with the tide (Matt.7:13; 24:11; 2Thess.2:11,10,12; Rev.13:7,8,9)
of those drunk and asleep,
blinded by a desire to proudly seek their own righteousness (Rom.10:3; Matt.6:33; John7:18).

Who today, really are the ones "obsessed with disputes"/"mentally diseased over questionings"?
Would it not be those who insist on arguing in favor of falsehood, who continue to whitewash a wall of lies which will not remain standing?
Their defensive doctrines are crumbling.
("Can 'Watchtower' crumble?")

[SEE Eze.13:1-3,4-6,7-9,10-11,12-14,15-16 --; 1Thess.5:3,6] (Acts 23:3; Eze.13:12; Joshua 6:4,20; Rev.8:6)

We are not dismayed at the persecution which now befalls us. All things are proceeding according to prophecy (Rev.6:9,10,11; 12:11; Matt.5:11,12; John16:2). God's Word is reliable (2Pet.1:19).
Let the words of Jesus encourage us...
"When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)

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  1. Thank you for this timely piece sister. It lays out nicely scriptural reasonings against the standard out of context responses I am anticipating will be thrown at me very shortly.

    As always I look forward to your updates and pray holy spirit continues to guide you and those seeking truth.

    Love in Christ... Anon :-)

  2. Do you ever wonder why Raymond Franz an editor on the writing committee and governing body who was falsely accused (slander and libel) by the Watchtower Society was disfellowshipped on the statement of ONE WITNES. He was a ghost writer who hated his grammar corrected, and accused Franz and a couple others of being a homosexual, teaching false doctrines, opening their own church, and baptizing people into this alleged religion (all proven to be total lies)? On the other hand, the Watchtower Society tells congregations to treat multiple victims of rape and/or child molestation at the hands of a so called brother as slanderers because they didn't have TWO TO THREE WITNESSES (preferably men and multiple victims do not count)? I have a feeling the person who slipped the get out of jail free card scripture of two to three witness was a sexual predator himself and/or had empathy or sympathy for such societal termites...just like the elders! Makes me wonder what they have done to women and children when they stand behind sociopaths.

    1. Nothing surprises me about the works done inside the synagogue of Satan. Unfounded slander is common, against those who threaten the "spirit-directed" "Image" of the Wild Beast (Lev.19:16; Eze.22:9; Ps.59:3-4; 94:21; Prov.17:15; Isa.5:20). Certainly this "synagogue of Satan" has the "spirit direction" of Satan, along with "spirit inspired utterances" (Rev.16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1), that "launch forth lies" of all sorts, including those that guard the continuance of sexual perversion against the most innocent and vulnerable of victims. The stench of the Beast's hypocrisy has risen clear up to heaven, as it is used by the false prophet to slay the faithful of Christ's brothers (Rev.13:15,7; 11:7; 6:9-11). God sees it all, and their days are numbered (Heb.4:13). No wonder God implores His people, to Get Out! (Rev.18:4; 2Cor.6:14-18; Rev.2:20; 1Cor.10:18-22; 6:15; Hosea 4:10; Eze.23:29)


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