A Personal Action Plan

1) Pray to God for guidance into a deeper relationship with Him and to reveal His true way to you from His word, the Bible. And of course, keep praying through all the stages below! If you wish, contact us at info {at} carelinks.net for a prayer partner who will simply pray with you through all the stages of the action plan- not giving any pressure about anything, but just someone you can be in touch with and who will pray for you and with you.

2) Recognize that you have been religiously addicted, manipulated and abused

3) Admit that you are powerless of yourself to put yourself back on track- you need God's grace to help you

4) Decide which teachings of the Watchtower / WTBS you are going to reject, accept or accept with some modifications (see below for guidance on this).

5) Think prayerfully, Biblically and carefully about the need for baptism or re-baptism. Not into any church or denomination, but simply into the Lord Jesus Christ. For more information about re-baptism, see here

6) If you would like to be re-baptized, there are local world-wide representatives of Carelinks Ministries, speaking many languages, who would be delighted to help you do this.

Truly and sincerely, may God bless you as you work through these stages!

Here's a checklist to help you work through the various beliefs and practices which you've been taught:

WTBS Doctrine / teaching Further reading Position of Carelinks Ministries Your Position?
God is one and not a Trinity http://www.realchrist.info Agree  
Jesus as a pre-existent Angel http://www.realchrist.info Disagree  
The devil as a personal being http://www.realdevil.info Disagree  
The Bible is inspired and must be accepted as authoritative here Agree  
WTBS publications must also be accepted as authoritative here Disagree  
Jehovah's Witnesses have replaced Israel as God's witnesses http://www.exjw.org.uk/isra2.html Disagree  
Blood transfusions are wrong http://www.exjw.org.uk/blood.html Disagree  
Hell is the grave here Agree  
Death is unconsciousness- no immortal soul here Agree  
The Kingdom will be established on earth- no going to Heaven on death here Agree  
The coming / parousia / presence of Christ is invisible and began in 1914 http://www.exjw.org.uk/parou.html Disagree  
The 144,000 refer to Watchtower elders http://www.exjw.org.uk/rev7.html Disagree  
The New World Translation is the true Bible translation to be used http://www.exjw.org.uk/nwt.html Disagree  
Rejection of politics here Agree  
Breaking bread only for some, and only once a year here Disagree  
Jehovah is the only acceptable form of God's name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh Disagree