Letter of Gratitude from a Former Jehovah's Witness

By David J. Stewart

       I received the following encouraging e-mail in June of 2009 from a lady, a former victim of the Jehovah's Witness' cult, who thanked me for my ministry. I am thankful too, that God has given me the opportunity to help so many people find the truth of God's Word. Jesus promised in John 15:1-7 that if His Word abides in us and we abide in Him, we SHALL bring forth MUCH FRUIT (i.e., souls saved) . . .

Dear David,

I am praying for you.  You and your miraculous, God inspired website are pretty much the soul instruments that got me saved.  I was a Jehovah's Witness and after I dropped out of that I didn't even want to know God existed.  I certainly didn't know His Son.  I had the wrong Jesus... I had the wrong everything. I divorced my JW husband back in 92, because he cheated on me and he was nuts and I was not saved (obviously) so we divorced, and my life took some pretty radical turns.  I lived life on the edge for the next 10 or so years. I was afraid to read anything of religious nature because despite the fact that I was no longer JW nor did I want to have anything to do with them, I still felt this unexplainable loyalty to them.  I did not want to be a traitor and an apostate (as they brainwashed me to believe I was).  As I slowly thru the years peeled myself away from the power of their grip, I mustered up some backbone and started researching all the unanswered questions I had on the internet about Who is Jesus... Really, (I was taught that he was Michael the Archangel) Hell, the Rapture, the 144,000, All of the JW claims and inconsistencies, etc, etc... so many questions!! And lo and behold, I discovered your website and started reading your material back in about 2004.  Probably about the same time you started writing about your neck woes too. I take it you are no longer married or are separated now as you say you are living alone.  I am very grieved to hear that.  I got married again, but I'd be divorced again right now if I didn't explicitly believe that divorce is not an option.  Marriage is not just a contract... It's a Holy covenant. Every time we have a disagreement, my husband tells me we should get divorced.  My husband thinks he is saved... and maybe he is.  It's not for me to judge that. But he doesn't have any interest in advancing his knowledge.  He doesn't read anything, he doesn't ask any questions. Aside from being in agreement with me when I talk to him and study with him, (I read to him all the time, but he doesn't take it upon himself to seek out and study/read anything on his own) I don't see any spiritual growth in him whatsoever. I pray that you will find relief from your pain and that your up and coming operation(s) will be totally successful.  I too have neck problems that are getting worse by the year with horrible gripping pain.  I'm 52 years old, working as a secretary/billing data clerk, so I'm on the computer almost all day, every day... talk about the ensuing neck repercussion from that! Yow!  Anyway, you said short and sweet, so I hope and pray that you will find relief and THANKS so much for all that you are and all that you continue to do. I've used your web material frequently on my my-space site and continue to read and use your material more than any other. May the Lord grant you the relief from your pain!  May the Lord grant the surgeons the necessary expertise to perform successful surgery! May the Lord keep blessing you and your work, David.  I have thanked the Lord God, Jesus Christ frequently for His loyal and fearless servant. My prayers are for you to get well, be well, keep up the good fight! We need you!

With Warmest Regards... Your fellow Servant In Christ,
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