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Mission & Vision

Spiritual Hostages is an educational Christian ministry that believes the Jehovah's Witness religion is a cult.  It exhibits what many experts consider characteristics of a cult.

My experience as a former Jehovah's Witness was one of feeling trapped, much like a hostage.  If I couldn't understand the doctrines and I asked questions, I was criticized and my faith was questioned. When those questions could not be answered from the Bible alone without taking the scriptures out of context, I knew something was wrong. If I left the religion, I knew I'd lose all my Jehovah's Witness friends and family.  If I stayed, I knew my salvation was at risk, thus I lived my life in fear constantly.

Jehovah's Witnesses who realize this is not a religion for them can feel trapped like a hostage. They could be trapped financially, emotionally and/or spiritually.

Our mission is:

To rescue followers of the Jehovah's Witness religion one member at a time when they are ready and need help.

Our vision is:

To provide education as a means of help to those who want to rescue a Jehovah's Witness, and to provide education to those followers who come to us for help directly. If someone needs other assistance beyond just education, we will try to find the right organizations to connect them.

The Opposite of Love is Fear

Having been raised in a fear-based culture, I now know that being coerced to practice a religion out of fear, is not loving.  1 John 4:18 (NWT), "There is no fear in love, but perfect love throws fear outside, because fear exercises a restraint.  Indeed, he that is under fear has not been made perfect in love."