Recently I had a discussion with a very active Jehovah’s Witness ministerial servant who engages in the metropolitan witnessing program on a weekly basis.
During the discussion I mentioned that the JW organization teaches very clearly that any who are not responsive to the “kingdom message” or who have ceased preaching the “good news” will face certain death at Armageddon, receiving an eternal judgment from Almighty God. His response to me indicated that he felt that God reads the hearts of each individual and that they will not necessarily die. He referenced the case of Biblical Rahab, arguing that she was not one of God’s servants, yet she avoided the judgment and subsequent destruction of the city of Jericho.
At that point, I reminded him that Governing Body member Tony Morris has made it crystal clear that Jehovah takes no prisoners and will show no mercy to anyone who either rejects the message of Jehovah’s WItnesses or to any Witness who becomes inactive.
As evidence of this, please listen to Tony Morris as he discusses the subject of “bloodguilt” in this clip from the 2014 United States Branch visit, which was broadcast to over 1 million Witnesses. In just over 2 minutes, Morris dismantles the notion that many Witnesses have that God might be inclined to show mercy to those with a good heart. He begins by Quoting Ezekiel 33 verses 8 and 9 which says:
“When I say to someone wicked, ‘Wicked one, you will surely die!’, but you do not speak out to warn the wicked one to change his course, he will die as a wicked man because of his own error, but I will ask his blood back from you.”
Morris declares that “if [God] sees blood on our hands, “we’re goin’ with the ones we were supposed to warn. It’s that serious. Not a light matter.” In other words, all who reject Jehovah’s Witness doctrine will die, and those who stop preaching will die.
Driving home his argument, he next says: “Sometimes folks talk about this relative and that relative, and you know they’re baptized but they’re going through a hard time, and they’re not preaching…and you know they talk about Jehovah like he’s gonna understand and all that, and I’m like ‘what Jehovah are they talkin’ about?’ – I don’t know him. He’s not in here. That’s YOUR idea. It’s serious business. It’s life and death whether we share in the warning work.”
So the next time your Jehovah’s Witness friend tells you that God is forgiving and merciful to all mankind, including those no longer distributing the Watchtower and Awake, please share this clip, and remind them that Holy Spirit anointed Tony Morris says, they’re good as dead.