Many believe that the Watchtowers and Awake Booklets, trimmed for mass production, are basically harmless writings of an overworked Christian sect. Many believe that with the help of one's own will or intelligence one can break out of the often seemingly complicated thought processes of the WTS doctrine at any time. But reality looks completely different.
The literature of the Watchtower Society captures the human mind in a most strange way. This spiritual imprisonment continues through life for a long time after the abandonment of the Watchtower heresy. Even former Jehovah's Witnesses who explicitly and consciously turn to Jesus Christ are so massively under the spiritual thumb of the Watchtower doctrine that they will be crippled for a long time to come if they do not let Jesus clean up their lives. They cannot take Jesus for full, because the demons of the Watchtower doctrine with their so tempting special teachings will haunt them for a long time to come.
To give an example of how the puppet threads of the Watchtower Society can continue to work long years after the departure of a Jehovah's Witness, the question of the freedom of political activity of Christians should be asked.
We are sent by Jesus into this world, not only to follow our pious and Christian needs, but also to serve people, to help them, but also to make known to all people the healing effect of Jesus. In Jesus we are liberated from everything that He imposes on us. A raised artificial self-restriction to a purely pious self-examination is not from Jesus. Rather, he wants people to realize that the healing we experience as Christians has an effect on the world. We are the salt of the earth.
When a "world human being" (WTS technical term for unbelievers) becomes a Jehovah's Witness, he receives from his teacher, the Watchtower Society, a Christian substitute funnelled in, which is as realistic as possible modelled on Christian life. But the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses is anti-Christian and can only imitate the Christian. The Jehovah's copy of being a Christian contains a particularly perfidious variation that is very suitable for Jehovah's Witnesses and dropouts to fall in love with them throughout their lives in a truly fanatical way. It is the special position of Jehovah's Witnesses that results from their absolute political abstention.
This special position is held by the ordinary Christian in that he was sent into the world by Jesus, but is not a part of it. Whoever becomes a believer in Jesus learns about a development in himself that is based on the attachment to Jesus. Many Christians begin at some point to observe their lives with a mixture of curiosity, skepticism and joy. This is by no means the self-control of people who are just for the work, but it is self-observation that waits for the changes through Jesus Christ and also perceives them. These changes, about which Christians share their experiences with one another, form the basis for giving testimony. Christians gain the knowledge that Jesus heals people and observe in themselves how this happens.
Whoever becomes a Christian will be accepted and sanctified by Jesus with all his faults and sins. Jesus purifies this person by his blood sacrifice and puts him in a place in this world. This mission is an important part of every Christian life, even if it often seems very quiet and unsensational. Many cannot wait to be empowered and commissioned by Jesus to do this or that. Many mourn the fact that they are unclear where they are placed and what Jesus is planning for them. But these Christians should be told that Jesus uses them and uses them as he pleases. Often Jesus works through Christians without them even noticing. Trust is also called for here, because it is not the work of people, but the work of God.
But all Christians have one thing in common: sooner or later they realize that they have become alien to the carnal world (accumulating wealth, hunting for recognition). Deep down in their hearts, another way of life has developed, which the Lord calls "springs of living water". This way of life, which is not of us, but of Jesus, creates an insurmountable wall between Christians and the world, so that the Christian can no longer be a part of the world. The Christian can really rely on the fact that there is no longer any possibility of falling for the offers of human hope, because Jesus himself protects us from them. He prevents us from being a part of this world.
The God of the Watchtower Society, Jehovah God, cannot bring about this special position of the Christian in people. But in order to copy the Christian faith as well as possible, he produces an artificial special position for the Jehovah's Witness by practically (carnally) prohibiting his participation in political activities. With this measure, this substitute God, under whose name Satan actually works, achieves that Jehovah's Witnesses, as puppets once set on this track, must follow the Jehovah special path, even if they have long since escaped the sect. They have become so accustomed to this particular role that it is a great loss to them to want to give up all pseudo-pious habits for Jesus.
But the tabooing of political activity results in nothing other than a highly effective chain of psychological dependence between the Watchtower construct of a new world and the elite position of those who consider themselves or have considered themselves suitable for this new world. They feel that they are losing something when they give up the role of this wonderful "purity" and cannot understand that Jesus actually sent us into this world. But this mission by Jesus concerns the whole life (also the political life) and not only the areas chosen and determined by the Watchtower. Anyone who wants to start a new life with Jesus as an ex-witness has to put up with how every newly converted Christian experiences and experiences the uncertainties of faith. For without the uncertainties of faith he will not learn to perceive the guidance of Jesus. The same applies to Catholics who miss the Eucharist after becoming Christians. They too have been blinded and must let Jesus clean up their lives thoroughly.
Jesus is the greatest rebel of mankind. His speech was directed against everything that corresponded to the political and religious elite. His speeches included assessments of world political contexts up to the description of the Great Tribulation. Jesus did not avoid disputes that also included political foundations. For Jesus politics was as normal as for us the bicycle. There is politics and with that the topic is already settled.
In order to give an example to Jehovah's self-obsessed, policy-avoiding ex-witnesses in particular of how calmly and relaxed Jesus dealt with politics, an event is to be reproduced here that should inspire every anti-political fanatic to reflect:
Luke 7:2-6a But one captain's servant, worthy of him, was sick and dying. But when he heard of Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him and asked him to come and heal his servant. But when these came to Jesus, they besought him and spoke: He is worthy that you grant him this, for he loves our nation, and he himself built the synagogue for us. Jesus went with them.
Here a gentile lets Jews speak for themselves. They combine their argumentation with the local political fact that this gentile loves the Jewish nation and has even built a religious institution. This argumentation is so strongly political that actually every Jehovah's Witness should cry out that Jesus did not take a stand against it. What does Jesus do? He simply goes with them. Jesus has nothing, but also nothing at all against political activity and even allows it in this case as intercession!
If you want to get to know Jesus as an ex-witness of Jehovah, you have to make sure that Jesus is also allowed to take over the dominion in his whole life. The former Jehovah's Witnesses, stuffed with world-religious dogmas, must carefully strive to separate themselves from their previous brain and heart leaders. For they followed a false shepherd.
The false doctrine of the Watchtower Society uses all possibilities available to it to keep people away from Jesus in perfection. It is not only important to deal directly with the anti-God doctrine it spreads about Jesus, but also to deal with the details resulting from the Watchtower world view. Through various teaching vehicles directed against Jesus, the clique of seducers scatters thoughts into the hearts that are able to obscure the view of Jesus for a long time or even forever.
All those ex-witnesses who do not turn to Jesus after they have left certainly experience this! But even the ex-witness who lets himself be redeemed by Jesus is in great danger of letting the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses live on in his life. With this he can also infect other Christians who are not firmly in the faith. But God prevents this.
The question of the possibility to be politically active as a Christian is so important because almost all ex Jehovah's Witnesses think they don't have to clean up their lives after leaving. The opposite is true! While others who convert to Jesus tend to have to clear up conventional sins and weaknesses, ex-Jehovah's Witnesses have the additional task of disposing of old, highly religious false doctrines.
Not only for this reason must the converted ex-witness of Jehovah be explicitly baptized as a Christian. But he must also become clear that Christian baptism is necessary to make the diabolical imitation of baptism by the Wachttum society ineffective.