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JW's and Catholics
An article comparing the abuse problem between JW's and Catholics
A Joint Problem of the Roman Catholics and the Jehovah’s Witnesses Posted by Julie French on February 24th, 2007 Did you know that the majority of Jehovah's Witnesses were once Roman Catholics? Has then the problem of child molestation within the Roman Catholic church merely been passed down into the congregations of the Jehovah's Witnesses? Here is a report that may well shock you in that regard. And, please, for those of the JW's, do not use the lame excuse that your bodies have been infected by Body Thetan's (pictured above) which causes you to do these abominable things. Jehovah’s Witnesses share exactly these same qualities with the Roman Catholic Church Centralized World-wide church government from which all official doctrine comes. The Pope and the Governing Body. A city where world headquarters permanently resides: Rome, Italy and Brooklyn, NY, USA. Authority of this “world organization” is not to be questioned. Both consider God to be the head of the world organization. Both the Pope and the Governing body both claim inspiration. Both organizations are “spirit directed” by God. A simple definition of both is as follows: “Definition of a Catholic/Jw: ‘Someone who accepts Rome/Brooklyn as God’s visible spirit-directed theocratic organization upon the earth. Both have official yearly meetings of the world leaders. The official doctrines that have changed dramatically over time. Both claim “new light” or progressive revelation to explain doctrinal changes. Both teach the organization is supreme over the Bible rather than the Bible being supreme over the organization. The average members are told by the organization that they cannot understand the Bible without the help of the official organization. Both discourage independent thinking from the world organization. Both continue to blindly follow the organization in spite of major doctrinal changes, reversals and flip-flops. Both “explain away” doctrinal changes, reversals and flip-flops by claiming “new light”. Both view every other church as heretical and false. No salvation outside of their organization. The word of the organization is unquestionably final. Interpreting the Bible is the sole right of the organization. Both make claims that because of their size, growth, activity, they must have the truth. Both have authoritative writings in addition to the Bible. Creeds, catechisms and the watchtower. Both teach that you cannot understand the Bible unless you compare the Bible with their official “authoritative writings” Creeds and Watchtower. Both have an official clergy system with special privileges and rights the common member does not have. Priests and the Governing Body. Both have system of monasteries where “most holy and dedicated” selflessly pledge to do the “work for God” without any material rewards. No children are allowed in both. Catholic = monasteries; JW = Bethel Both cover up sexual molestation between men and children. We know that pedophilia can happen anywhere, schools, sports teams and churches. Covering up such acts is wrong. The CBC program, “The Fifth Estate” aired a TV program on Sept 12, 2003 documenting how sexual abuse is routinely covered up in the Kingdom Hall’s of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Catholic Church has a similar history of covering up sexual abuse cases. I ask for prayer for both of these organizations that confession in the Catholic Church be something more than a ritual and that JW’s also practice a form of repentance that is not to be found there today. Even more important is that each of these organizations accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior so that eternity may be a part of their lives as well.

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