4 edition of Crisis, conscience, and the constitution found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||DS480.853 .P94 1982|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vi, 175 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||175|
|LC Control Number||82214460|
I could not believe that God ever purposed for men to exercise such all-pervading authoritarian control over the lives of fellow members of the Christian congregation. The discussions of its word Governing Body are totally private. For the average Witness, they have absolutely no idea how the religion is run and just assume that God is directing everything. He continues: "I express the points above, not as a means of condemnation but as a means of explanation, an attempt to understand why certain men that I consider to be honest, basically kind individuals could be party to what I feel that they, in their own hearts, would normally have rejected. This book shows how the Jehovah's Witnesses transformed themselves from a highly imaginative and little bit loopy religion in the 's, who believed the pyramids were built by God, into an intensely sad and crushing legalistic religion that spends more time creating new rules and counting service hours than it does providing spiritual support to its members. Franz were really willing to move forward, why did he write about the past in his book?
People do not feel a keen sense of personal responsibility for whatever hurt might be caused. We live in a period of sweeping corruption — and a golden age of whistleblowing. We'll let him answer the question. But on page 7 he asks some good questions: What is the effect when spiritual "guidance" becomes mental domination, even spiritual tyranny? An enormous amount of rumor and even gutter-level gossip circulated among Witnesses. Franz does not condemn the people involved, he still denounces their behavior.
Through time his belief changed. InRaymond's research on the Greek word porneia led the Society to broaden its' interpretation of "fornication" to include a whole host of improper sexual activity. He continues: "I express the points above, not as a means of condemnation but as a means of explanation, an attempt to understand why certain men that I consider to be honest, basically kind individuals could be party to what I feel that they, in their own hearts, would normally have rejected. I know many persons who clearly evidence such [conscientious] concern, yet who are labeled as 'apostates,' 'antichrists,' 'instruments of Satan. Figueroa on Mar 27, I read and trust the clear information, coming from a source you can trust who lived,and experienced first hand all he wrote. One article described dissidents as being "like
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More remarkably, very few Witnesses themselves have any knowledge of the doctrine-forming and policy making processes of their own organization. On page 6 he writes: ". Raymond Franz, the author, was one of the insiders, a member of the Governing Body who ended up getting disfellowshipped himself.
Besides that, I highly recommend it. Let's go to the beginning of the book and identify Mr. With the Articles of the Confederation of the United States weakening a new constitution was needed. Although he wrote the first edition inI read the fourth edition from By Sean Rumball on Sep 07, Don't be afraid, Ray's calm, thoughtful tone is comforting as he lays out all of the org's secrets.
Throughout history of the church there were stand out individuals and movements that fought for some kind of liberty, the Donatists and their plight against Augustine, Wycliffe called the Morning Star of the Reformation, whose work also included putting the Bible into the hands of the common man.
Does it require keeping silent when error is propagated in the name of God? With fewer members they will eventually have less money to sue. Franz gives many informative details about the history of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Someone could say: If Mr.
Franz shows that he understands the difference between condemning people and discussing their actions. Those publicizing the wrongs did so out of respect for, and obedience to, a higher authority, and in the interests of the people who needed to know. Similar Books. While I certainly hold to all of the above, it was their fight for individual soul liberty or liberty of conscience that is the freedom to worship God according the dictates of our conscience.
I found the courage to read this book, what I was Always told apostate literature, and saw the real history behind the organization. The discussions of its word Governing Body are totally private. The journey inevitably contains challenge, but we can find encouragement in knowing that we are moving on, making at least some progress, and can feel confident that what lies ahead can be fulfilling.
It is a unique account. Through time his belief changed. Franz's stated motivation is not bitterness.Found a PDF copy of the Crisis of Conscience and thought I would share. Enjoy! Edit #2: The link I shared is working fine. Keep in mind its pages so it can take a while to load up.
It will appear as a blank gray screen or sometimes it will say this document is not available but just be patient, it will load up. Hope you also enjoy a good read. Crisis of Conscience Whistleblowing in An Age of Fraud (Book): Mueller, Tom: The author forces readers to confront fundamental questions about the balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual rights and corporate power as he traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases.
Crisis of conscience Item Preview remove-circle Subject: A book for anyone that wants to know about those people who knock on doors. As a former Jehovah's Witness, I was baptized after this time period. It was explained to me that Ray Franz, Ed Dunlap, etc, became to proud in their own abilities and therefore a cleansing of God's.
Crisis of Conscience: The Struggle between Loyalty to God and Loyalty to One's Religion by Raymond Franz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at sylvaindez.com Jan 13, · It’s great to be back guest-blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy.
And it’s well-timed, because just the other day, Prof. Volokh quoted one of my favorite passages from Lincoln, one I use on the first page of The Conscience of The Constitution.
The. Dec 01, · First in series of videos that review Ray Franz's book"Crisis of Conscience". First in series of videos that review Ray Franz's book"Crisis of Conscience". Skip navigation Sign in.