The #1 Best Selling Jehovah’s Witness Book in History (Scandals of the Watchtower, a true story told by Governing Body member, Ray Franz)
A Governing Body member risks it all and tells of the alarming and forbidden secrets inside the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses once included a man who saw more inside the walls of Watchtower than an entire congregation combined. The secrets he carried inside his conscience caused the most massive awakening to be created inside the pages of what would become the most demanded book in skeptical Jehovah’s Witnesses‘ libraries.
“I didn’t want my wife to see it. I got the book and drove every day to a side road, and parked my truck where no one would find me. I was afraid of what was in it, and afraid she would find it, and I’d have to explain myself. After 25 years and serving as an elder, that book was all it took to put it all out in perspective. I walked away and never looked back after what I found out. I’ll never forget it”. (From a reader who obtained Crisis of Conscience 26 years ago)
Men and women began secretly ordering the book, first printed in 1983. Many had a preprogrammed fear of what they were about to uncover. For years, such a thing as opening the cover of a most scandalous book was engrained in their minds to be a direct pathway to evil. The Watchtower Society had covered their tracks well while training the masses of Jehovah’s Witnesses never to even consider opening such a book for even a second. To do so could land the Jehovah’s Witness in the back of a Kingdom Hall, about to face disfellowshipping. For many, decades of psychological abuse had them trapped in a state of perpetual fear of a gruesome Armageddon death, or possible mental destruction that could take place if they entertained the thought of reading anything written by one who used to be in their religion. Outsiders are oblivious to the paranoia that comes with the mere consideration of holding such a tool of “the devil”, as the Watchtower so smoothly caused millions to think. But, a revolution was about to take place, and the Watchtower was without a case once this book was released.
One by one, family by family, group by group, members of Jehovah’s Witnesses had begun to throw caution to the wind and see what the book had to say. Elders, Ministerial Servants, Pioneers, Publishers, Baptized and Unbaptized Witnesses began the journey down the road of Crisis of Conscience. Worlds were turned upside down at the realization that the organization they once thought to be directed by God’s Spirit was hiding dark and scandalous secrets that one could never ignore and certainly never unlearn.
The “Crisis of Conscience” took place not only for the great Raymond Franz, but also for thousands upon thousands of once dedicated Jehovah’s Witnesses. Life would now have to be faced with new understandings, and things would never be the same. Word began to spread like wildfire, and continues to spread across the nations. The Watchtower continues to denounce discussion of the book, as eyes continue to open to the scandals that are openly discussed by such a loving man as Ray Franz.
No book is more discussed as the single most important publication to stain the white garments of Watchtower. No book is more powerful as to unveil the mysteries that have been hidden from Kingdom Hall members for so long. Pieces of the puzzle start to come together, and real truth becomes known. The stories in Crisis of Conscience are powerful, and witnessed by the most respected Governing Body member known to Jehovah’s Witnesses of that time, right up until today.
He spoke up. He defied one of the most powerful religious organizations in history. He did so with dignity, and he is thanked by millions today who have found the answers that they knew were forbidden.
We continue to thank the late Ray Franz for putting his all into revealing to us what we may have never known before his writings. His memory will live on always, and we will never forget what he did for the hundreds of thousands of people that he would never even meet.
*UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 2015: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE MAY SOON BE REPUBLISHED BY MS. DEBORAH DYKSTRA, WHO IS THE SISTER IN LAW OF THE LATE MR. RAYMOND FRANZ, AND COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE. AT THIS TIME, NO NEW COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED UNLESS OR UNTIL MS. DYKSTRA SETS FORTH TO HAVE THE BOOKS REPRINTED. FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OPTAINED ABOUT COPYRIGHTS HERE. PLEASE REPORT ANY AND ALL REPRINTS TO THE RIGHTFUL COPYRIGHT HOLDER, MS. DEBORAH DYKSTRA, AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
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