Resources Glossary Contact

A futile effort for now

Well, tonight was the last phone call with my mother, as she officially disowned me. My final words to her after she said she was no longer going to have any contact with me (and I might add screaming at the top of my lungs, as though I had been freed) were, "I will NEVER be a Jehovah's Witness. It is a false religion directed by Satan the Devil."  Then I handed the phone to my husband.

I am not proud I yelled at my mother.  It was wrong to yell at her.  This happened after about 30 minutes of trying to reason with her.   I even offered to read her Bible with her to show her the inconsistencies with the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society doctrines.  She refused to even read her own Bible with me. 

It fell upon what seems to be deaf ears.  When I handed the phone to my husband, he was able to have a reasonable conversation for about another 20 minutes.  As he was on the phone with her, I fell to the ground, praying on my hands and knees that God would soften her heart and open her eyes.  I prayed my husband would stay calm, have God's guidance, be given wisdom, knowledge and the right words to talk to my mother.  I sat there on my kitchen floor humbly begging God for him to reach my family.

Other than when I almost died in a car accident, I have never prayed so hard in my life as I did tonight.  Crying and begging God for his help. 

I prayed repeatedly from the kitchen floor.  Between my prayers I would listen to my husband talking to her on the phone.  He was great and I believe the words were given to him from God.  He spoke to her about:

  • John 1:1 and how the NWT Bible has changed that scripture
  • The 144,000 that they believe will be the only ones going to heaven
  • Door to door witnessing and the works based mentality for salvation that JW's have
  • All the false prophesies made by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, and asked her if she believed all the predictions Harold Camping made about the end made him a false prophet.  She agreed Harold Camping was a false prophet, but couldn't bring herself to agree there is no difference between Harold Camping and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

She still refused to look up Watchtower publications that we had found that showed the false prophesies and flip-flop teachings.  She said she was not qualified, which is an interesting statement.  So, she is not qualified to defend her faith?  She was born and raised a Jehovah's Witness and has spent 79 years of her life in the religion.  She has spent thousands of hours reading Watchtower Bible and Tract Society publications and doing door-to-door witnessing.  I would think someone with that experience would be qualified to simply read their own religion's publications.  We even told her that if she looked them up and found that the copies we had were tampered with or false, that we would admit we were wrong and we would happily meet with the elders.  Still she refused to do so.

What fear and mind control the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has over its followers.  I feel so sorry for my family and for that matter any Jehovah's Witness who is going through something like this.

At the end of the conversation with my husband, my mother was calling him an "apostate" too. He quickly pointed out to her that he has never been a Jehovah's Witness and so he cannot be an apostate.  But, she still insisted he was.  He reminded her she had a daughter, grandson and himself who still loved her.  She said, "I know." and they said good night.

My prayer is that just a fraction of what was said tonight would sink into her heart.  We will pray that someday she will talk to us again, but for now it is like a death.  I will continue to grieve, but I am at peace that I made a bold Chirstian stand to say what I had to say.

blog comments powered by Disqus