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Just as all of the characters in the Wizard of Oz had problems that they wanted answers to, the same is true with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. In Oz, the characters were told to follow the yellow brick road that would lead them to the Oz and he would solve their problems.
The Wizard, sent them on all kinds of missions, putting their life in danger.
In their desire to get their problems fixed, they were willing to do anything.
The same is true with the Jehovah’s Witnesses
The JWs are trying to follow the yellow brick road too. Each person has been promised something different and they believe that if they follow the governing body, God will bless them for doing so and reward them in the end.
In the Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man was looking for a brain, and the Wizard told him – my man you’ve been the victim of disorganized thinking. The same is true with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their heart is in the right place, but they are guilty of disorganized thinking just like the Tin Man.
This disorganized thinking is by design because Jehovah’s Witnesses are discouraged from independent thinking.
Dorothy discovered that everything she ever wanted was always right there at home, just like the truth about God’s word – it was always right there at home. You didn’t have to do all of that yellow brick road.
JT explains that when he was able to see the man behind the curtain everything changed. In the Wizard of Oz, the characters eventually lost their fear of displeasing the Wizard. The same is true with Jehovah’s Witnesses that wake up. They, too, realize that they were trying to please a book publishing company. It’s sad to think that we actually believed that moving Watchtowers would make God smile. We connected our standing before God with a group of individuals out of the United States. But, once you see the Wizard for what he is, you no longer have that fear.
The little man behind the curtain, making all of that noise, scaring folks, is really the Governing Body. They control the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses in every single aspect of their lives and once you realize what they are and who they are, everything falls down. The shingles and the blinders fall off.
The Wizard of Oz promised to give Dorothy, The Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Lion what they wanted and all four of them wanted something different. The Oz sent them out to do things that put their very lives at risk. That is the same thing that the Watchtower organization does to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Three things that build trust in the organization
- On Bible study, you tell them their friends and family will not like the idea they are studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses
- At the end of each study reserve 15 minutes to build trust in the Governing Body
- Encourage their Bible Studies to visit the world headquarters or the branch in their country.
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