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The end is nigh — Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s witnesses will hold an extraordinary special meeting at the National Sports Stadium in Harare today.

by Wisdom Mdzungairi

The special meeting which is expected to be attended by over 25 000 witnesses from across Zimbabwe, comes four months after the organisation held its first international convention in Zimbabwe on August 22-24 last year.

Today’s meeting will start at 9:30am and expected to end at 1300hours. Spokesperson for the organisation John Hunguka yesterday said guest speaker William Turner, a member of the Brooklyn World Headquarters staff of Jehovah’s witnesses will give a keynote address.

The theme of the meeting is: “Keep your Senses in the Time of the End”.

“Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organisation from all over Zimbabwe are invited to attend this special meeting,” Hunguka said.

“With so many things happening in the world today in fulfilment of Bible prophecy indicating the nearness of the end of this world, we need to listen to the talk to alert us to the dangers that can draw Christians backwards from serving Jehovah.”

Hunguka said Turner and his family arrived in the country early this week to encourage and shepherd local Jehovah’s Witnesses, but the highlight of his visit will be his Bible-based public discourse this morning.

25 Responses to The end is nigh — Jehovah’s Witnesses

  1. Alexandra James January 4, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Jehovah’s Witnesses predicted the end as coming in 1914, then 1925, then 1975, then before the end of the 20th century, etc. Now they’re spreading their false prophecies to areas that haven’t yet caught on what charlatans they are. Sad.

    • Melusi Mlotshwa January 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

      If they are charlatans, wouldn’t the best thing be to leave them alone? I’m sure they’ve never forced you, or anyone for that matter, to listen to them.

      • Darlene Alexander January 5, 2015 at 12:01 am #

        Melusi Mlotshwa, if you knew of an organization that:

        *used unfulfillable promises and deceit to bring in members,
        *used fear and guilt to keep them in,
        *were rampant with child abuse and domestic violence,
        *practiced extreme shunning,
        *that all along their history has given bad medical advice that has caused the death of thousands,
        *that can’t wait for God to destroy 7 billion people in a fiery Armageddon, and
        *ripped families to shreds by their scriptural doctrines,

        Would you just “leave them alone”? Or would you try to warn people, your family and friends, to prevent them from falling victim?

        Jehovah’s Witnesses are a dangerous cult. If a person still wants to join them, let them do their own research on their organization and history first (APART for JWs own website) and the multitude of lawsuits against them today, then at least they can go in with their eyes open. Don’t you agree?

        • Wes January 5, 2015 at 12:58 am #

          No I do not, and your allegations are ridiculous. We are not a cult. If everyone lived as we do, the world would be a much better place, and that day is coming sooner or later.

          • Darlene Alexander January 5, 2015 at 1:32 am #

            Wes, that is a typical response by an indoctrinated JWs; you don’t believe these bad things happen within your org b/c you are constantly sheltered from anything negative. The “governing body” tells you what you can read and what you can’t, you can’t do outside research on your org other than WT-approved publications and your website. Anything negative about your org is considered a “lie.”

            And yes, JWs are a cult as defined by every single organization that studies cults and their behavior. If you will look up the “BITE” model that professionals use to determine whether a group or org is a cult or not, you will see what I mean. Actually, I will help you out, here are several professional non-religious orgs that study cults:


            So, why don’t you take a look, then come back here and talk about it. But don’t just say “We are not a cult” because that’s what the WT tells you to say, see for yourself.

          • Darlene Alexander January 5, 2015 at 1:37 am #

            Also, Wes, I said, “let them do their own research on their organization and history first (APART for JWs own website) and the multitude of lawsuits against them today, then at least they can go in with their eyes open. Don’t you agree?”

            And you said you “do not agree.” Are you saying you don’t want anyone to do research on your organization? Don’t you tell your bible students that they should research their church to see if they are teaching the truth? So, it’s ok for them to do research, but NOT for JWs to look at their own history??

            And if people still want to be JWs after doing the research on your org, what is wrong with that? Why do you disagree?

          • Isabella Botticelli January 5, 2015 at 4:04 am #

            Wes, why would you think that Jehovah’s Witnesses are better than people of any other religion? You are dead wrong and the facts prove it. All anyone has to do is search “Jehovah’s Witnesses, crime” (or pedophiles, etc) and you will see they are guilty of the same crimes as people in any other religions. You are not special or better than anyone else! Or you can take a quick look at this google map of Jehovah’s Witness criminals – kidnappers, murderers, pedophiles, you name it they are here:


            All the criminal events on the above map are linked to the source so everyone can see that these events are true.

          • ENLIGHTENED January 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

            Wes, you have been deceived just as I was for 30 years………..brainwashed by repeated false doctrines. Please do your own investigation outside of Watchtower written histories, and books. You will be shocked, shocked, and it may keep you from spending your life in service to a false religious organization.

          • Svete January 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

            Wes, the JW’s are definitely a cult, you just don’t know it – yet.

            If they meet the criteria of a cult then they likely are a cult. You are aware of the existence of cults, the WT warns you about them, the reality is that its not everyone else besides you and the JW’s that are brainwashed, its actually you.

            Take it from a long time JW you woke up and saw it for what it is, you will see it to if you open your eyes. Just take a look at these questions to see if you are in a cult. If your not then you will answer no to all these questions and will have proven your comment correct so nothing to lose. But if you answer yes, well you need to start thinking. If you don’t look at the questions at all then you are definitely in a cult as cults tell their subjects what they can’t look at:


        • bro c w January 7, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

          brother stop, we have a perfect organization ran by imperfect humans that is why Jehovah will clean his house first. let them think as they do, we know what we know. they will be the ones weeping and gnashing at his final hour we know the world is being lied to and they believe all these things about us because the god of this system does not want them to know it he is blinding the minds so that they will all perish right along with him, he doesn’t care which lie they believe as long as its not the truth. babylon the great will soon fall, brother you keep strong and get ready, the united nations will soon turn against her,the world empire of false religion for her bloodshed on mankind throughout history and destroy her but then the true god will fight for us for they will have to know that I AM JEHOVAH

      • Isabella Botticelli January 5, 2015 at 1:47 am #

        Melusi Mlotshwa, Jehovah’s Witnesses use fear and guilt to FORCE them to do what their organization says – otherwise they are told, God will destroy them. And if you never spoke to an exJW who has been treated as DEAD for decades by their parents or children, merely because they don’t want to be JWs – then you don’t understand what “force” is. Or maybe, emotional blackmail and coerce are synonyms for “force.” Either way, it is unnatural and cruel to treat family members as if they are dead b/c they don’t want to be the same religion as you anymore. Or do you think that’s ok?

      • ENLIGHTENED January 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

        Their new rule is to have your Jehovah’s Witness children baptized by the age of 12 years old………..if that is not forced on innocents, what is.

        They have a history of throwing out their own children if they do not conform to Jehovah’s witness religious rules in the home.

        They rupture families………………they have sexual abuse coverups worldwide,they are a mind controlling relatively new cult religion anxious to enter countries less informed than the Americas. Beware.

        • Tracie January 5, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

          Hi Enlightened,
          I too was under the influence of this religion for 30 years! My family is split in half. Hubby n 2 grown kids remain jws whilst myself and younger 2 teens have left. One of whom is gay (enough said!

  2. danika January 5, 2015 at 11:26 am #


  3. Alfred Marquez January 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    The only “growth” that this cult may have is from children that are born in this cult. Long time members in good standing are waking up and leaving by the thousands as they discover how this cult has lied about their past, their false predictions for Armageddon, their cover-up of their child molestation cases, etc… The end is nigh all right… But not for the “world”… This cult has 2 maybe 3 decades remaining before finally imploding.

    • Isabella Botticelli January 6, 2015 at 2:30 am #

      Aside from growth from child baptisms, the only growth in the world is coming from poorer or more uninformed countries; there is little or no growth in the USA, Canada, and western Europe where people have easier access to information.

  4. Tracie January 5, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    Think we lost Wes on 5th January at 12:59! Lol.

  5. Apostates Unlimited January 6, 2015 at 12:13 am #

    If ever that evil slave says his master is delaying…

  6. Apostates Unlimited January 6, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    Wisdom is proved righteous by it’s own works. Zimbabwe promotes religious freedom and plurality. You have a democratic right to lie about anyone even without evidence. In Zimbabwe those allegations are simply not true. You all sound bitter and disgruntled and even though you left you haven’t found any better religions hence your joyless whining and whinging complaining about your lot in life. You are so bitter and melancholy. Do u still believe in God and the bible?

    • Isabella Botticelli January 6, 2015 at 2:39 am #

      Isn’t it interesting, that ALL JWs that comment all refer to nonJWs are “bitter and disgruntled,” “bitter” – all use the same exact language. Know why? Because that’s what the Watchtower tells them! They merely parrot what they’ve been told; it doesn’t matter if what nonJWs say is true, it doesn’t matter, JWs all respond in the exactly identical way.

      Then they insult people, and presumes to know what that person thinks or does with their life, and call us liars. How very Christlike they are!

      And despite all the name-calling, they will absolutely REFUSE to look at any valid or professional links that nonJWs have provided that would prove what they are saying!

      Gee, why is that? Because they are a cult, and all cults respond in the same unnatural way.

  7. Wabvangepi January 6, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    Musangano wainakidza chaizvo. Takakomborerwa. Mamwe mashoko anowanikwa pa Ungashore mumwe munhu kana rimwe sangano usingamupe mukana wekutaurawo diwi rake here? Vamwe vedu kumhiri kwemakungwa havadairi kuti Mwari ariko kana kuti shoko raMwari nderechokwadi. Zvavanotaura hazvienderani nezvatinoziva nezve Zvapupu.

  8. Apostate January 6, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    U r not just a non-JW. You are a bitter disgruntled former member obviously not qualified to remain a member. You are the ones that have gone on the attack and aren’t Christlike yourself. You make very serious allegations that are generalised and vague to stop others holding a different opinion and belief. You claim to speak for Jehovah’s Witnesses and silence them as u promote your own websites and voice. Why don’t you start your own TRUE religion or join another one of your choice or atay at home? You are not content with leaving you want to draw the disciples after you like an oppressive wolf (Acts 20:28). Hazvishande mu Zimbabwe sory hako.

    • Darlene Alexander January 7, 2015 at 2:22 am #

      OMG, Apostate! You just proved my point that all you JWs use the exact same terminology to describe former JWs! You said, “You are a bitter disgruntled former member obviously not qualified to remain a member” (just as “Apostates Unlimited” used the exact same words. Unless you are the same person?).

      According to JWs, every single ex-member is “bitter” and “disgruntled” b/c thats what their org tells them. They are not even ALLOWED to speak to ANY former members, lest they be punished, so how would you know if I was bitter or disgruntled? I gave proof and backup for my comments – all you JWs do is name-call and insult. And how do you know I’m a “former” member? I never said that. Love how you JWs judge everyone without knowing a single thing about them.

  9. Alfie January 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    I have studied with JW before and I can honestly say they are true bible believing Christians with nothing but love. This stuff on the Internet about them being cults for me is just not true and they is no evidence to back that up. ( I mean real evidence people not just people’s imagined thoughts ) Every religion has its fair share of problems but on the whole as far as I have seen for myself they are good God fearing people. And im not putting anyone’s else religion down here just stating what ive observed.

  10. dude January 7, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    One thing people must realise is that faith is powerful. l chose to be a JW bcz of faith. Nw, yes there might be lawsuits bt its not the Govening Body’s fault, bt the individual perpetrators fault. All the crimes being refered to by those who seem to want to enlighten us are a result of individuals imperfection, there are many publications, talks n teachings against such practices. Honestly is it a crime to be a JW, is it a crime to distance myself frm information that can endanger my faith wrse from sources l dnt knw worse their agenda’s. Darlane and Isabella this is not the first time reading comments frm you, evry zimbabwean artcle with a positive report abt JW’s you will definately post the same comment, bt l wud want to encourage you to pray to God asking him to help you gt the right church , if done sincirely you will gt the truth

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