Many former Jehovah’s Witnesses left the organization simply because they followed what was clearly stated in their own book The Truth that Leads to Eternal Life (1968, 1981): “We need to examine, not only what we personally believe, but also what is taught by any religious organization with which we may be associated. Are its teachings in full harmony with God’s Word, or are they based on the traditions of men? If we are lovers of the truth, there is nothing to fear from such an examination” (p. 13).
Contents of this book:
1. Why Is It Difficult to Leave?
2. Independent Bible Reading and Study
3. Doctrinal Changes and Other Problems in Watch Tower Publications
4. Examples of Changes in Watch Tower Publications
5. Dishonest Scholarship—Hiding or Distorting the Truth
6. False Prophecy, Armageddon and the New World
7. 1914—Fact or Fallacy?
8. The 1975 Fiasco and the 6,000 Year Tradition
9. The Worship of Jesus—Is It Proper or Idolatry?
10. Two Classes of Christians since 1935?
11. A False Prophet with Another Gospel
Sources of Information
Edmond C. Gruss, Professor Emeritus at The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, California, was raised in the Jehovah’s Witnesses for ten years. He is the author of several other books on the Jehovah’s Witnesses: Apostles of Denial, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Prophetic Speculation, We Left Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jehovah’s Witnesses—Their Monuments to False Prophecy (with Leonard Chretien), Jehovah’s Witnesses: Their Claims, Doctrinal Changes and Prophetic Speculation: What Does the Record Show? He is also the editor of The Four Presidents of the Watch Tower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses): The Men and the Organization They Created. He has written a number of articles and also books on the cults and the occult.