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YHWH in Hebrew letters

The House of Cards

Sincere Warning to the Governing Body
of Jehovah´s Witnesses  

March 27, 2017

Kartenhaus steht auf dem Kopf


A 90-year-old brother from Germany who since 60 years is a loyal member of the same congregation, now addresses profound biblical considerations and questions about Jehovah´s Witnesses´doctrines – like many other before – to the spiritual shepherds of his congregation first; then to the German branch office (Bethel) and eventually to the Governing Body in the United States.

Kritik gehört, Ignoriervorgang eingeleitetWall of Silence

Because he gets silence instead of a biblical response – which regrettably is the standard sort of reaction – he decided after a few months to turn to all congregations by means of a open letter. He thereby refers to the option which Jesus Christus offered to all his followers if a brother commits a gross misconduct and does not react favorably to a personal approach:

"If he does not listen to them,
speak to the congregation.
If he does not listen even to the congregation,
let him be to you just as a man of the nations."

(Matthew 18:17)

Brief auf einem HolztischOpen Letter

This letter is a touching, urgent but at the same time affectionate appeal to the seven brethren of the Governing Body to confess, disclose and correct serious mistakes in the basic structure of their teachings.

But it´s not just that ...

Diagnostic Tool

As this letter includes absolutely airtight biblical justifications, we consider it literally as a diagnostic tool in the hands of our King and judge Jesus Christ. How we react is decisive for our standing in front of Him, decisive for our future.

This letter puts any of its readers to the questions:

"Well, at hearing these things, they were infuriated in their hearts and began to grind their teeth at him. ... they cried out at the top of their voices and put their hands over their ears and rushed at him all together."(Acts 7:54, 57)


The Original Letter

We recommend you to read the full 24-page original document:

Link auf eine externe Website Full German version at the website (PDF, 0.8 MB)

Link auf eine externe WebsiteFull English version still only available here (PDF, 2 MB)

However, if you are short of time or have no patience to read large quantities of text, here is a SUMMARY of the brother´s core statements, including some additions from us:

In A Nutshell

1) To Test or Not to Test ...?

Every man can be wrong. Besides, Satan is a master of religious deception.
It is only logical that in the Holy Bible Jesus, Paul and John repeatedly emphasize the need for every single Christian to test things!

Statement of the Bible:

"Be you proving of all things;
hold fast to what is fine."
(1 Thess.5:21; Reference Bible, FN)

"For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there I am in their midst." (Matt.18:20)

"Keep testing whether you are in the faith; keep proving what you yourselves are. Or do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in union with you? Unless you are disapproved." (2 Cor. 13:5)

Statement of the Governing Body:

No testing allowed!"Does the Governing Body approve of Jehovah's Witnesses gathering independently to investigate and debate biblical themes? NO." (Königreichdienst Sept. 2007 S. 3)


Then what does the Governing Body approve of? Coming together in the context of organized congregation meetings, within the framework of the program which they have provided, – and only in this way.

With this massive restriction of the inspired instruction, it is clearly contradictory to the Bible. We should prove things OURSELVES, not LET someone else prove for us! !

If testing is a duty for every disciple, but but only seven men could test and properly understand biblical truths, then the demand of Jesus and the apostles would be absurd, they would even have taught a lie!

Do you realize the implications?

If the top seven men would only follow their own words ...!


Cover up? - Reveal !!

"We must obey God as ruler rather than men." Or "We must obey seven imperfect men as ruler rather than God" ?

"Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord; and stop sharing in the unfruitful works that belong to the darkness; rather, expose them for what they are." (Eph. 5:10,11; NWT)

The German Schlachter Bible comments on verse 11:

"rather reveal them." The responsibility of the Christian does NOT end with the fact that he rejects evil for himself. He is also responsible wherever he finds darkness to uncover and counteract it. This is especially true of darkness within the church."

Anyone who reveals negative facts about his own group is soon labelled as a traitor. It is not about the sins, mistakes and shortcomings of individual persons, though (which occurs in every religion), but this is about false, non-biblical teachings, which will be forced to their knees and be pulverized solely with the Bible.

Revealing serves to purification.

And to individual salvation if someone recognizes, regrets, and corrects things.

If they had untruths spread publicly around the world, they have to put them straight, too, publicly and world-wide as well.

Only then Jesus Christ can save!

2) When will Jesus come?

Statement of the Governing Body:
"DURING" the Great Tribulation

The "Faithful and discreet slave" asserts without any doubt that Jesus will come DURING the great tribulation:



Statement of the Bible:
"AFTER" the Great Tribulation

What does Jesus Christ himself say, our Lord and Savior?
He should know:

Did anyone notice the Bible forgery during the Watchtower study? That the "good spiritual food" for millions of sheep was in reality an unbiblical, apostate doctrine? Performed by seven adult men who do not manage to copy 4 words correctly from the Bible?

Uniform figures, mind controlThe question arises, WHY didn´t we notice this?

Small blackout?
... a strange malfunction of the brain?
Or do our neck muscles simply nod automatically to anything that´s in the study edition of the Watchtower?
That would be conditioning, manipulation, dressage!

How can such a thing happen?

Quite simple:
Jesus repeatedly exhorts us to do so. Why don´t you listen to Him?


What does this mean for me and my service?

If I, against my better judgment, continued to proclaim this untruth as a prophet of God and a Bible teacher, I would sin against the Holy Spirit?!

3) Self-Test

Do you want to learn something about your love of the true truth, and to Jehovah and Jesus? Thus say loud and clear:

"Jesus comes only AFTER the great tribulation!
Jesus comes only AFTER the great tribulation!
The slave is wrong! "

If this sentence gets stuck in your throat, something is wrong with your head or with your heart. Could it be that you are deeper in idolatry than you know?

Excuse No 1: "DURING" and "AFTER" is Almost the Same

kleines Mädchen an der StraßeAsk a small child:
When to go across the street?

Not knowing the different meanings of the words can cost you your life. And not just on the road! How important the difference in Jesus' coming is, more about this later on.

As well, every small child can explain to you that first you have to ARRIVE at the resort before you are BEING THERE.

But with Jesus it is allegedly the other way round, according to the words of the Governing Body:

Excuse No 2: "But These are Trifles."

Indeed? Why does the "earthly organization of Jehovah" place so much emphasis on the fact that Jesus must come DURING the great tribulation and not AFTERWARDS?

Let´s examine the impact on the doctrinal building of Jehovah's Witnesses:


4) The House of Cards

The Governing Body claims
that Jesus will come DURING the great tribulation.

Jesus says without any doubt
that He will only come AFTER the great tribulation!

Jesus now vehemently pulls this card out of the Governing Body´s house of cards.

For if Jesus only comes AFTER the great tribulation, ...

Furthermore, DURING the great tribulation the Antichrist will appear, the Christ counterfeit. With his false teaching the "slave" drives his own sheep into the arms of the Antichrist, for they are expecting Jesus DURING the tribulation !!!

On which other topics did the Governing Body tell us fibs all through the years?

1914 – The Promise of Pyramidology

How did Watchtower´s presidents Russell and Rutherford come to the year 1914? As a "proof" for this date, they presented the length of a special passage in the Cheops pyramid, which they called the "stone witness" of God! (Studies in the Scriptures volume III "Thy Kingdom Come")

Die Pyramide -Gottes steinerner Zeuge

[Translation: "... the wonderful symbolism of the Great Pyramid.
Its marvellous harmony with the divine plan is displayed
with another remarkable feature. ..."]

"Food at the proper time" ...??
Later, the Cheops pyramid in the Watchtower was called "Satan´s Bible" ...

Die Pyramide - Satans Betrug

[Translation: "... When Satan built the pyramid, he put some truth in it
because that is his method of exercising fraud and deception."]


Jesus Describes the False Prophets:
Two Shocking Distinguishing Features

In Mat. 24:23-27, Jesus prophesized what thoughts would be spread by false prophets during the great tribulation. Read it yourself and be amazed:

"23 Then [DURING the tribulation] if anyone says to you, 'Look! Here is the Christ,' or, 'There!' do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will perform great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones. 25 Look! I have forewarned you. 26 Therefore, if people say to you, 'Look! He is in the wilderness,', do not go out; Look! He is in the inner rooms,', do not believe it. 27 For just as the lightning comes out of the east and shines over to the west, so the presence [parousia] of the Son of man will be."

1st Distinguishing Feature of the False Prophets:

Do they speak of "Jesus´s coming"? NO. They claim that He is already here, already present, DURING the great tribulation.

Which Christian religious community claims that Jesus´s presence had already begun DURING or even BEFORE the great tribulation?
I know only one … the Jehovah's Witnesses.

2nd Distinguishing Feature of the False Prophets:

Anyone who is in the "inner rooms" is not to be seen.
Anyone who is in a "wilderness", a rugged landscape with tangled scrub, is also not visible.

Jehovah's Witnesses are the only religion worldwide to preach since 100 years that the "invisible presence" of Christ had begun in 1914. They thus also fulfill the second identification feature of the predicted false prophets. This is a hit rate of 100%!

As frightening it may be – it gets even worse.

In Mat. 24:27 Jesus Himself explains how it will really be when He returns AFTER the great tribulation (in contrast to the misleading assertions of the false prophets):

"For just as the lightning comes out of the east and shines over to the west, so the presence of the Son of man will be."

This is no itty-bitty flash, but a gigantic light beam from east to west. Every living person will see it.

(By the way: Could it be that the first apocalyptic horseman is the Antichrist? Our 90-year-old brother presents interesting biblical observations to be contemplated.)

The List of Lies

We now know what did NOT happen in 1914 according to Jesus´ biblical statement:

rotes Kreuz The great tribulation has NOT begun,

rotes Kreuz Jesus Christ did NOT come,

rotes Kreuz the presence of Jesus has NOT begun.

But who then praised the presidents of the Watch Tower Society and the governing body as "Faithful and discreet slave" in 1919, and appointed them over all his belongings? In any case, it was not Jesus ...

Have biblical impostors put themselves on the throne of Jesus?

"Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god." (2. Thes. 2:3, 4)

(In the German "Einheitsübersetzung" Bible, the footnote reads: The term «sit down in the temple of God» is probably a pictorial expression for the fact that the Antichrist will displace God and put himself in His place.)

According to their own definition (s.a.), the so-called "earthly organization of Jehovah" or the "Governing Body" expose themselves as the Antichrist!

But it gets even worse!

"This Bad News Will Be Preached In All The Earth…"

Jesus foretold the proclamation of the GOOD news: he atoned for our sins and saved us.

But what message do Jehovah's Witnesses proclaim?
A news of extermination:

• Harmagedon comes in 1914!

• Harmagedon comes in 1925!!

• Harmagedon comes in 1975!!!!!

• Harmagedon is still imminent!!!!!!!

Jesus warned us of this in advance, too (why is this verse so rarely cited?):

"And he said "Look out that you be not misled; for many will come under my name, saying 'I am he' [false Christs] and 'The time is at hand'[false prophets]; do not go after them!"
(Luke 21:8)

Noah´s Ark ... or The Titanic?

What does the Governing Body teach?

Falsche Lehre: Die sinnbildliche Arche ist "Gottes Organisation"!

According to their statement, the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses is the modern Noah's Ark.

... or the Titanic? (see "The Collapse of The Watchtower").

Salvation comes only through the true Christ, through faith in him and complete devotion to Jehovah's Savior. This is what the Holy Bibel says:

Die TAUFE ist die sinnbildliche Arche der Rettung! 1. Petrus 3:20,21

The so-called "slave" do not recognize Jesus as their only Savior, as it is Jehovah´s will. With this they put themselves in the place of Jesus. The warning words from Mat. 7:21-23 apply to them:

"Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father, who is in the heavens. 22 Many will say to me in that day: 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy [...] and perform many powerful works in your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them: 'I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!'"

To The Governing Body

A tree without fruit will be cut asunder.After the exclusive teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses were just crushed by the Bible and dispersed in the wind, it becomes clear why the Governing Body does not approve of investigating their teachings on the basis of the Bible: NOT to protect the rank-and-file Witness, but to protect themselves and to prevent their anti-Christ teachings to be exposed.

"The truth has nothing to fear
from the darkness.

But the darkness
has to fear the light."

(Raymond V. Franz)

In conclusion, our 90-year-old brother addresses the Governing Body with a very urgent appeal to no more serve these unbiblical apostate teachings to the unsuspecting sheep, or even make Jesus (allegedly) say them.

How does the parable of "slave" end? If evil intent is behind the adulterations, then Jesus will "punish you with the greatest severity" (New World Translation)that is to say "cut you asunder" (American Standard Version) or "cut you in two" (Byington).

Our brother denounces that "inactive brothers" are seen as "unrepentant sinners"even though it is their pure Christian conscience that prevents them to participate in spreading false doctrines. They are being excluded because of their loyalty to the Bible and its author.


To The Elders And Circuit Overseers

The worst-case incident has ocurred: the Governing Body reveal themselves to be the man of lawlessness! Our aged brother reminds the shepherds that the wheat and and weeds are growing together on the field, the illusory Christian and the true Christian are sitting side by side.

And he encourages them warmly not to throw in the towel but to support the misguided brothers and sisters, to endure the tears of disappointment and anger and to promote their faith in Jehovah and Jesus.

Brief auf einem Holztisch

The Best Is Saved For Last

"When will Jesus come" is the first letter of a whole collection of letters from this faithful brother in Christ, which are now being published bit by bit on the German website

Ask for English translations!



Here the summary of the letter ends. We would like to add:

Misunderstood zeal for God
can cause you to act
exactly opposite to God's will.

This is true not only for Jehovah's Witnesses, but for EVERY religion and faith community on this earth. Because ...

"A student is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master." (Matt. 10:24)

"But you, do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, and all of you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called leaders, for your Leader is one, the Christ. But the greatest one among you must be your minister. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." (Matt. 23:8-12)


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