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Were You Aware Of This?
Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:34 pm
WERE YOU AWARE OF THIS?
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Attention All Jehovah's Witnesses & Persons of Interest: Were you aware of the fact the Watchtower Society was secretly accepted and approved official NGO SUPPORTERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOR TEN (10) YEARS?
Please see link to UN Website: http://www.un.org/dpi/ngosection/pdfs/watchtower.pdf
Were you aware of this fact?
Are you shocked to find this out?
As all Jehovah's Witnesses world wide have been taught, the bible is quite clear on such like activity of apostasy against Jehovah by saying:
"...friendship with the world is enmity with God." -- James 4:4 New World Translation
Is that not so?
Think about it.
Additionally, were you aware of this important fact, namely in the year of 1994, the publication called The "Report" was the first, yes the very first printed publication to mention the unusual posture of the Watchtower Society toward the United Nations Organization with the use of the September 8th, 1991 Awake! magazine. (See The "Report" book expose' entitled: "A Change In Viewpoint Concerning The United Nations" pages 205-211.)
Did you know this?
Indeed yes, this is true. And all of this again, happened in the year of 1994.
Please find below some excerpts taken from this publication that first revealed the "UNFAITHFULNESS" of the Governing Body and Watchtower Society in their new and unusual attitude toward the United Nations, per the release of the September 8th, 1991 Awake! magazine.
(In reading the material provided below, please keep in mind, when this article was first written back in December 1991 and published in October 1994 by Donald C. Burney, who is the founder & spokesperson for the YORWW Congregation, he had no such knowledge the Watchtower Society in 1991 had OFFICIALLY APPLIED TO BECOME NGO SUPPORTERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS with the UN Department of Public Information and additionally held that position for 10 years till 2001.)
-----The following excerpt is taken from pages 205-206 of The "Report" Book Volume I-----
A CHANGE IN VIEWPOINT CONCERNING THE UNITED NATIONS
As we know, it has been said many times in the Watchtower Society's publications that the theme of the entire Bible is God's kingdom. That was the theme of Jesus' ministry and is claimed to be the theme of Jehovah's Witnesses' ministry and message under the direction of the Watchtower Society. However, an article in the September 8, 1991 Awake! never pointed to that kingdom in any form or fashion. That particular article never even mentioned God's Kingdom or any scripture of the Bible to present Jehovah's viewpoint on this disgusting and misleading organization! This was a very unusual article published by the Watchtower Society indeed. Did you notice this while reading the article yourself???
Instead of taking their previous stand of staunch resistance against the U.N., they insinuated to over 11 million readers, that the United Nations political organization may be able to bring about their accomplished goal of peace. You may be saying: "How did the article do that?" It was by skillful and adroit use of such noncommittal statements as:
"If this could be done, then the UN's voice of jurisdiction could authoritatively denounce any nation threatening the peace of the world."
Individuals reading this may get the idea that the U.N. is within reach of bringing about this `peace for the world.' In commenting on the Persian Gulf Crisis and the U.N.'s use of force to gain world-peace, the article had this to say:
"Perhaps you are wondering, `Was the UN's role in the Persian Gulf crisis a start in this direction?' It could be."
It is clear that this article made no attempt to clarify to the reader the difference between the false peace that man may be able to temporarily bring and the true peace that the Bible speaks about, which as we know, will come only through the "Prince of Peace," Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 9:6) Nevertheless, someone will say: "The Watchtower Society in the past, has written numerous articles stating these very same points. In fact, the Watchtower magazine over the years has become a hated publication because of taking a firm and adamant stand against the U.N. and it's predictions for the future. They don't have to spell out every detail of the Bible's position on the U.N. each time they write an article on the subject, do they? Everybody knows where the Society stands, right???"
-----The following excerpt is taken from page 208 from The "Report" Volume I. -----
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
1) Could the article mislead people who are unfamiliar with Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs giving them the impression that the Witnesses are in favor of the United Nations?
2) Could those who are somewhat familiar with the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses now conclude that Jehovah's Witnesses have a new policy concerning the United Nations organization and are now in favor of such?
3) And worse, could the Jehovah's Witnesses themselves get the message that it's time to take a new approach to the message of the `enemy?' Yes, `let's soften 'em up a little bit,' then the people will listen better.'
These are questions that we need to give serious and sober consideration to. Our very lives may depend upon our having the proper perspective of this matter.
-----The following excerpt is taken from page 211 of The "Report" Volume I-----
Can we stand before Jehovah and truthfully say that the Society has done just that with the writing of this particular article on the United Nations? Can we truthfully say that? We repeat, nowhere is there one single scripture mentioned in the entire article! No, not one. There is not one solitary mention of God's Kingdom in the whole article! How will the people know from what source real peace will come?
Believe it or not, this is the very first article of its kind on the vital subject of the United Nations Organization. But it will probably not be the last. There is absolutely no excuse for this! Unfaithfulness is quite evident on the part of the Watchtower Society in the publication of this article! But nevertheless, what conclusion have you reached on this article? Yes, what conclusion do you think you should reach concerning this matter? THIS: The September 8, 1991 Awake! article on the United Nations is a miserable and totally untenable display of cowardice! -- 2 Timothy 1:7
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In reading the above material, do you find it startling that such information could be gleaned from reading the September 8th, 1991 Awake! article on the United Nations?
THINK: Today, if you still have a copy of this particular magazine (September 8th, 1991 Awake!) in your possession, now knowing the real facts behind it, ask yourself, would you reach the same conclusion about it you did back in 1991, when it was first released...would you?
Think about it.
What Should Jehovah's Witnesses Have Done About It
Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:57 am
AFTER LEARNING OF THE NGO-UN SITUATION -- WHAT SHOULD JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES HAVE DONE ABOUT IT!
(Leviticus 26:12) And I shall indeed walk in the midst of you and prove myself your God, and you on your part, will prove yourselves my people.
Yes, Jehovah proclaimed that He Himself would “reside” among His Own People, so they must always remember to keep the camp of Israel clean, free of corruption so that they did not defile His holy land with acts of wickedness. Jehovah said to His People:
“And you must not defile the land in which you are dwelling, in the midst of which I am residing; for I Jehovah am residing in the midst of the sons of Israel.” -- Numbers 35:34
Yes, Jehovah stated that He Himself, “resided,” among His People. And as the bible text above shows at Leviticus 26:12, yes all the while residing there, Jehovah Himself would “walk in the midst” of His Own Name People to make routine inspections, to make sure no wicked one, no "unclean one," or even “nothing indecent” was to be found among them. -- See Matthew 22:11; Isaiah 35:8; Deuteronomy 23:14.
That being the case, how could any Israelite, any of God's Name People, think or imagine that Jehovah would not see wickedness practiced in secret? Then too, how can we today imagine that Almighty God, our God Himself would not see the brazen acts of wickedness on the part of the Watchtower Society and Governing Body, even if it was originally practiced in secret? Still we must know, as Jehovah surveys the camp of Israel, and CAREFULLY “INSPECTS” His Name People closely, surely we could not possibly imagine that our God, Jehovah, simply would not see, all of the bad things that are being done “in secret” among the leading members of modern day “Israel,” Jehovah's witnesses -- these horrible things being done behind closed doors even. (Luke 19:44) No, we could not imagine such a thing, can we? Instead, we realize this becomes the proverbial type of situation that Jesus warned his disciples against, by saying:
“For there is nothing hidden that will not become manifest neither anything carefully concealed that will never become known and never come into the open.” -- Luke 8:17
Therefore the wicked “hidden,” “carefully concealed” actions of the Governing Body of Jehovah's witnesses as regards the NGO-United Nations Affair, becomes just like the type of “hidden” apostate activity described by the prophet Isaiah who vividly described these ones of his day by saying:
“Woe to those who are going very deep in concealing counsel from Jehovah himself, and whose deeds have occurred in a dark place, while they say: “Who is seeing us, and who is knowing of us?” -- Isaiah 29:15
Indeed, many Jehovah's witnesses are finding out to their horror, that yes, many transgressions have been committed by their leadership, the Governing Body “in a dark place” away from the vision of the general populous among God’s Name People.
To be sure, God's Word makes plain the course to be taken by one who is truly repentant when serious "sins" have been committed by saying:
"He that is covering over his transgressions will not succeed, but he that is confessing and leaving them will be shown mercy." -- Proverbs 28:13; See also James 5:14-16; 1 John 1:9.
However, as we all know, the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses did NOT confess their "sins" before the congregation of God's Name People. Isn't that true?
WHEN THE SECRET SIN "BECOMES KNOWN" WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
And of course, the infamous "sin" we speak of is the most notable transgression of recent, yes the clandestine NGO-United Nations Affair, that was publicly revealed on Monday, October 8, 2001 in the Guardian News of the UK. Now when this happened, the matter has now "BECOME KNOWN" since it was revealed in a public newspaper of this world, where anyone could read of it. That is the truth of the matter. -- See Leviticus 4:14.
It appears, the Watchtower Society has been busy using the printed publications, since the year of 1991, promoting the virtues of the United Nations Organization. Don't believe it?
Well, were you aware the Watchtower Society was even awarded WIDE ACCLAIM by the UN Organization themselves for their outstanding support, as in their writing the November 22nd, 1998 Awake! magazine special articles on the UN Organization? Were you aware of this? And of course, these articles also proved to be very similar in tone and presentation to the September 8th, 1991 Awake! articles, in again extolling the virtues of the United Nations Organization.
Please see the link provided below which clearly shows the Watchtower Society's voluntary submission of the November 22nd, 1998 Awake! magazine itself to the United Nations Organization as dutiful NGO Supporters, which was used in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please note second entry on this page, article entitled: "A Long Job Finished" shown to be submitted by the Watchtower Society to the UN Organization:
See Link: UN WEBSITE SHOWS ACTUAL AWAKE! MAGAZINE HONORED FOR NGO PARTICIPATION
But, someone would say at this point:
Jehovah's Witnesses don't know anything about this "hidden" sin...isn't that true? Many are not even aware that such a "sin" has been committed.
Even though this is true, based upon whats taught in the Holy Scriptures...still we have to say, even in cases where the sin is "hidden," God’s Name People are still to be held responsible…yes, THEY ARE TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE...even when such hidden transgressions are finally revealed before them. And why do we say this? Well, God’s Word says at Leviticus 4:13-15:
“Now if the entire assembly of Israel makes a mistake and the matter has been hidden from the eyes of the congregation in that they have done one of all the things that Jehovah commands should not be done and so have become guilty, and the sin that they have committed against it HAS BECOME KNOWN, then the congregation must present a young bull for a sin offering and must bring it before the tent of meeting. And the older men of the assembly must lay their hands upon the bull’s head before Jehovah, and the bull must be slaughtered before Jehovah.”
Did you notice in the verses quoted, that even in cases where the sin was originally “hidden,” but later became known, that atonement for the “sin” still had to be made, to become fully acceptable to Jehovah…did you notice this? Of course, this means hidden sins, even though no one knows about it at first, still have to be confessed and forgiveness sought from the face of Jehovah, when the sin becomes known to the general assembly of God’s Name People, Israel...by whatever means Jehovah wishes to reveal it. Think about it.
Therefore this means, when the heinous NGO-United Nations Affair became known to all concerned, (or to whomever that came into this knowledge) in the year of 2001 by the Hand of Jehovah Himself, then it became the scriptural duty and responsibility of these particular individuals, no matter how small a group of Jehovah's Witnesses it turns out to be, to nevertheless "spread the news" yes, to the larger entire world wide association of Jehovah’s witnesses so as to CORRECT the offending party (Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses), to reprove and discipline them even, (based upon evidence of repentance or not), for their direct hand in the perpetration of this wicked crime against Jehovah.
Indeed, Leviticus 5:1 says:
"Now in case a soul sins in that he has heard public cursing and he is a witness or he has seen it or has COME TO KNOW OF IT, if he does not report it, then he must answer for his error."
Yes, as shown above from Leviticus 5:1, if God's Name People had followed the advice of this important verse, yes, the world wide congregation structure of Jehovah's Witnesses, could have quickly become the "witnesses" to the heinous sin of the Governing Body, via the news release of the Guardian News of the UK, which gave the specifics of the Governing Body's close association and wrongful affiliation with the United Nations as an NGO supporter. Then, and only then after the nation of Jehovah's Witnesses had taken that particular action toward the Governing Body, then they could appropriately seek forgiveness from the face of Jehovah, as it were, making efforts to “soften the face” of God because of this heinous crime, this vile wickedness that was unrepentantly covered over since the early 1990s. Yes, this is what Jehovah's witnesses should have done as a group or united nation of worshipers of Jehovah. But of course, years later, no one has done this, nor is anyone planning on doing this, even to date as you read this article. No, we know Jehovah's Witnesses as a group or organization, no...have NOT done this at all.
"...YOU MUST SEARCH AND INVESTIGATE AND INQUIRE THOROUGHLY"!
God's Word is clear on what should have been done by Jehovah's Witnesses, when sin of this magnitude (on the Watchtower Society and the Governing Body's part) is revealed, by saying at Deuteronomy 13:12-16:
"In case you hear it said in one of your cities, which Jehovah your God is giving you to dwell there, 'Good-for-nothing men have gone out from your midst that they may try to turn away the inhabitants of their city, saying: "Let us go and serve other gods," whom you have not known,' you must also SEARCH AND INVESTIGATE AND INQUIRE THOROUGHLY; and if the thing is established as the truth, this detestable thing has been done in your midst, you should without fail strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword. Devote it and everything that is in it, and its domestic animals, to destruction at the edge of the sword. And all its spoil you should collect into the middle of its public square, and you must burn in the fire the city and all its spoil as a whole offering to Jehovah your God, and it must become a heap of ruins to time indefinite. It should never be rebuilt."
Also, Deuteronomy 17:2-7 which says:
"In case there should be found in your midst in one of your cities that Jehovah your God is giving you a man or a woman who should practice what is bad in the eyes of Jehovah your God so as to overstep his covenant, and he should go and worship other gods and bow down to them or to the sun or the moon or all the army of the heavens, a thing that I have not commanded, and IT HAS BEEN TOLD YOU AND YOU HAVE HEARD IT AND HAVE SEARCHED THOROUGHLY, AND, LOOK! THE THING IS ESTABLISHED AS THE TRUTH, THIS DETESTABLE THING HAS BEEN DONE IN ISRAEL! you must also bring that man or that woman who has done this bad thing out to your gates, yes, the man or the woman, and you must stone such one with stones, and such one must die. At the mouth of two witnesses or of three witnesses the one dying should be put to death. He will not be put to death at the mouth of one witness. The hand of the witnesses first of all should come upon him to put him to death, and the hand of all the people afterward; and you must clear out what is bad from your midst."
No doubt, using the Mosaic Law as our example, the Jehovah's Witnesses should have "THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED" this matter of NGO-United Nations involvement on the part of the Governing Body and Watchtower Society. Above we see, two (2) key bible texts that stress the propriety of the nation of God's Name People getting involved when gross sin has been committed "in their midst." Indeed, Jehovah's Witnesses should have performed a meticulous "search," "investigation" and "inquiry" of such matters, and should have taken immediate, swift, decisive action upon the wicked perpetrators of such a heinous crime against God ... with no exceptions. -- Daniel 9:12-14
Therefore, because Jehovah's Witnesses as a nation, DID NOT take decisive action in behalf of Jehovah's Name to correct and/or discipline the Governing Body, namely to “clear themselves” of wrongdoing (incurred as "community guilt" or "guilt by association"), Jehovah must now punish yes, the ENTIRE NATION of Jehovah's witnesses for these “hidden,” “concealed” acts of wickedness! Yes, now the Christian Covenant has been broken, and all Jehovah's witnesses (current and former) all of them, WORLD WIDE...must be punished! -– 2 Corinthians 7:11; Revelation 18:4
...Think about it.