Monthly Archives: January 2014

Apostacy – It’s NOT What You Think

Apostate—it’s a word that can strike fear into the hearts of most Jehovah’s Witnesses.  They view apostates as under the direct influence of Satan the Devil.  As a matter of fact, in the July 15, 2011 issue of The Watchtower (a Watchtower Bible & Tract Society publication) they go so far as to call apostates “mentally diseased.”  That’s pretty strong language, Apostacydon’t you think?  The study article goes on to say, “Suppose that a doctor told you to avoid contact with someone who is infected with a contagious, deadly disease. You would know what the doctor means, and you would strictly heed his warning. Well, apostates are “mentally diseased,” and they seek to infect others with their disloyal teachings. Jehovah, the Great Physician, tells us to avoid contact with them.”

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