For anyone looking to join the JW's, there is more you should know. The main difference between religions is what they consider to be the source of their beliefs. For example, most Christian faiths consider the Bible to be only source of what they believe. For Catholics, it is the bible, and the Vatican, which I do not agree with. For JW's, it is version of the Bible, and the Watchtower and Tract Society led by the Governing Body or Faithful and Discreet Slave. They believe their organization is guided by the angels and that anything handed down through the Watchtower Society is as much God's word as the Bible.
Here is the problem the Watchtower Society is made up of sinful people just like you and me. God's word is the Bible, that's it. That should be the source of what we believe and only the Bible. A society of people with power over what people believe is going to be corrupt. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely Do you really need a society to tell you what to believe. The bible is there for us to read and find what is true. When literacy was less common, it was necessary for the ones who could to read the bible for them. Today, almost everyone can read so we do not need a group of people to say "Here's what you believe" especially if they kick you out for questioning the beliefs. And when in doubt, remember Jesus' words, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Not through the Governing Body of the JW's
Remember, the Bible alone is the source of our beliefs. Anything else is man's word. I hope anyone wanting to join the witness religion reads this and sees the truth. I welcome any comments even from JW's