We Left Jehovah's Witnesses Paperback – 14 Dec 1994
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He wrote in the Introduction, "I was raised as a Jehovah's Witness for ten years (1940-1950) and was thoroughly convinced of the truth of this system, for I knew nothing else... Coming free of Watchtower doctrinal error was a gradual process which required several years of earnest prayer and study... after graduation from college and seminary, I desired to write something on the Witnesses... In May, 1970, Apostles of Denial ... was published... As further contacts were made through 'Apostles of Denial,' I thought of the blessing that these testimonies of ex-Jehovah's Witnesses were, and how many people could be helped if they could hear or read them..."
Testimonies in this collection include William and Joan Cetnar (authors of The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses (The Facts On Series) and Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses) and Ken Guindon (author of The King's Highway and History Is Not Enough!), as well as four others (including Gruss himself).
Here are some quotations from the book:
"A study of Watchtower publications reveals that during the past twenty-five years over 400,000 persons who were induced to become baptized Jehovah's Witnesses are no longer active in the movement." (Pg. 11)
"Many leave and become followers of one of the Watchtower splinter groups, such as the Dawn Bible Students, Laymen's Home Missionary Movement, and the Associated Bible Students." (Pg. 12)
"My opinion is that the Jehovah's Witnesses' organization asks a lot from people, but really gives them very little help in return." (Pg. 30)
"If a church were corrupt, a person could move on to another of his choice, but in the Watchtower Society the local congregation is all that there is and one cannot even attend another. He must attend where he is assigned." (Pg. 51)
"I look back now and realize how this 'theocratic' thinking often produced unhappy, miserable people." (Pg. 111)
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