23 November, 2012

Response to someone wanting to abandon his Baptism to join the Jehovah Witnesses

First of all let me deal with your desire to become excommunicated...Only grave and mortal sin can excommunicate one from the Church. Believing in Arianism is certainly one of those grave sins of heresy. JW's are modernist Arians which are one of the few groups who have been formally excommunicated from the Church and found in anathema which means that for all times that those who deny that Jesus is God in the Trinity and thus the Gospel of our Lord are forever condemned to an eternal separation from God. This declaration of anathema was given by the direct authority of Christ Himself at the Church Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. This is one of the most ancient of the condemnations of heresy and it is a faith or lack thereof that fundamentally allows one to call themselves Christian. Joining the JW sect is an act of heresy and a Mortal sin that murders your soul to Christ for all eternity. (2 The 3:14)

Now, you say that you desire to study the Bible without the Catechisms, what ever that means, but I assume that what you are stating is that you want to study them outside of context and the community that produced the Bible and was given the authority from Christ to teach. ( 2 Pet 1:20, Mat 16:19) The Bible says of this Catholic community as those that consist as the "pillar and foundation of the truth". It is the community that has the promise of Christ that it will never fall from apostasy and will remain until the Parousia without the "gates of hell prevailing against it". (1 Tim 3:15, Mat 16:18)

The Bible speaks also of heretics like the JW's and calls them "ravening wolves". (Mat 7:15-28, Acts 20:29)

The JW's prey on the weak in faith and knowledge. They are impotent against those with faith and knowledge and will quickly go elsewhere if they suspect knowledge. Others they prey on are the lonely and immediately make a personal bond with them as a familial relationship that the human heart desires with others. They will use any tactic to steal a soul from Christ and direct it to the pit of hell that they deny even though, through the declaration of the true Church, they are bound to spend eternity.

Now as for your bible study. First of all the Bible teaches that it is the Church and not the Bible which is the sole authority for teaching and I have previously provided you with the biblical proof of what I say. The JW's practice a error filled hermeneutical method to study Scriptures. It is called eisegesis which means that Scriptures are used to prove their doctrines by being separated from their context, such as using the Awake and Watchtower publications. It is actually a form of brainwashing. They do not teach that what they claim is creating contradictions within the Bible that they never attempt to reconcile but simply ignore. So, let me give you an example....I am sure you have heard the adage that practice makes perfect but you may have never considered how wrong this teaching may be. For instance if an athlete spends hours of practice practicing their sport incorrectly they become worse instead of better. In other words the proper statement would be for the perfected athlete is that perfect practice makes perfect. JW bible study simple like the athlete practicing wrongly just makes them better heretics and prepares them better to mislead others into eternal destruction.

Thank you for the opportunity here to point out a few of the problems with the direction that you have embarked on in your life. It seems as if you are at a crossroads to either continue down the path to total destruction of any faith in Christ as the true God He is in the Trinity and become a part of those ravening wolves who spread a counterfeit Gospel and doctrines of devils in a counterfeit church to the true Church founded by Jesus personally with His apostles. Man can never create a Church superior or with more veracity than Christ. The Following is Christ praying the night before His crucifixion for unity in His Church that you are desiring to depart from:

John 17 (KJV)

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Obviously you can see that the will of Christ is that we all be one in His Church and not in any man-made counterfeit teaching heresies.

God bless!

In Christ
Fr. Joseph

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