why do jehovah s witnesses abandon there kids if they chose to go to another church?

Jehovah’s Witnesses do no such thing. Whoever is saying that tripe is lying their pants off, and you know where the liars go. (Revelation 21:8)

An adult who chooses another religion can do as they please and take the consequences along with it, but a child will not be abandoned.

Disfellowshipping comes from the Scriptures, where it says: “But now I am writing you all to quit mixing in company with anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard or an extortioner, not even eating with such a man. For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Do you all not judge those inside, while God judges those outside? ‘Remove the wicked from among yourselves.'” (1 Corinthians 5:11-13) And “If anyone comes to you all and does not bring this teaching, never receive him into your all’s homes or say a greeting to him. For he that says a greeting to him is a sharer in his wicked works.” (2 John 9-11)

**Keep Yourselves In God’s Love, p. 208, How to Treat a Disfellowshipped Person, published 2008**
/What if a relative is disfellowshipped?/…In some instances, the disfellowshipped family member may still be living in the same home as part of the immediate household. Since his being disfellowshipped does not sever the family ties, normal day-to-day family activities and dealings may continue. Yet, by his course, the individual has chosen to break the spiritual bond between him and his believing family. So loyal family members can no longer have spiritual fellowship with him. For example, if the disfellowshipped one is present, he would not participate when the family gets together to study the Bible. However, if the disfellowshipped one is a minor child, the parents are still responsible to instruct and discipline him. Hence, loving parents may arrange to conduct a Bible study with the child.* [*For more information about disfellowshipped minor children living in the home, see /The Watchtower/ of October 1, 2001, pages 16-17, and November 15, 1988, page 20.]

**Watchtower 1988, p.20, Helping Others to Worship God**
Christian parents also have the primary responsibility to discipline and reprove their children, imposing whatever restrictions or loving punishments they deem necessary. (Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 12:8, 9; Proverbs 3:11, 12; 22:15) If, though, a minor child who has been associating as an unbaptized publisher becomes involved in serious wrongdoing, it is of concern to the elders who are ‘watching over the souls’ of the flock.-Hebrews 13:17.

22 Basically, such wrongdoing should be cared for as outlined earlier in this article. Two elders can be assigned to look into the matter. They might, for example, first discuss with the parents (or parent) what has occurred, what the child’s attitude is, and what corrective steps have been taken. (Compare Deuteronomy 21:18-21.) If the Christian parents have the situation in hand, the elders can simply check with them from time to time to offer helpful counsel, suggestions, and loving encouragement.

23 Sometimes, though, the discussion with the parents shows that it would be best for the elders to meet with the wayward minor and the parents. Bearing in mind the limitations and inclinations of youths, the overseers will endeavor to instruct the young, unbaptized publisher with mildness. (2 Timothy 2:22-26) In some cases, it may be clear that he no longer qualifies to be a publisher and that an appropriate announcement should be made.

24 Thereafter, what would parents do in behalf of their erring minor child? They are still responsible for their child, though he is disqualified as an unbaptized publisher or even if he is disfellowshipped because of wrongdoing after baptism. Just as they will continue to provide him with food, clothing, and shelter, they need to instruct and discipline him in line with God’s Word. (Proverbs 6:20-22; 29:17) Loving parents may thus arrange to have a home Bible study with him, even if he is disfellowshipped. Maybe he will derive the most corrective benefit from their studying with him alone. Or they may decide that he can continue to share in the family study arrangement. Though he has gone astray, they want to see him return to Jehovah, as did the prodigal son in Jesus’ illustration.-Luke 15:11-24.

Jehovah’s Witnesses DO NOT abandon their children if they decide to go to another church. I don’t know where you came up with that fairy tale.

If their dedicated, baptized child decides to formally disassociate themselves from the Christian congregation, then the congregation would view them as someone who is in a disfellowshipped state, in other words, removed from the congregation by the body of elders. That would mean the congregation members, in harmony with the scriptures, would have nothing to do with that individual. As for the parents and family of that individual, they too would have to severely limit any contact with that one to family emergencies only. But that would apply to the child if they live outside the parents’ home. If they still live within the parental home, that’s a different matter.

But if a child of Jehovah’s Witness parents is of age and decides for themselves to begin attending another church without formally requesting their disassociation from the congregation……..then while the parents would be beside themselves with grief and pain at the errant decision of the child, they would not abandon them. It would be their every hope, as well as the hope of the friends still in the congregation, that the one who has left will come to their senses and return to the true Christian congregation once again.

(EDIT) – DO NOT confuse your father’s personal stand on his relationship with you with the Jehovah’s Witness stand on a situation like that. Individuals have their own kinds of responses to something like this happening. If your father wants to cut off communication, that’s his personal choice……don’t blame Jehovah’s Witnesses on that.

Abandon? Jehovah’s Witnesses love their children as every parents do. And, just like muslims, catholics, and evangelical people take their children to their religious services, JW too. If you are a father, you can easy understand that your children will be where you wish. But when they grow up, they will take their own decission. Most of us, now Jehovah Witnesses, were from another religion before, and our parents couldn’t avoid it. In the same way, if a Jehovah’s Witness’ son do decide go to another religion we can’t forbide if he is on age and live by himself. He is not a kid.

They don’t. If they are baptized and simply disassociate themselves, as adults, like first century Christian children would do to go to Judaism, are are simply considered lost. The parents still love them and hope they will return to the Truth. If they get disfellowshipped for some immoral act that other churches normally ignore or accept as a part of living, than the parents will limit contact with the child. As for children under the age of 18 and living at home, they should honor the wishes of their parents, regardless of the religion.

Witnesses never abandon their children, any more than they abandon the world. Being there for their children, as well as the world in general, is a part of being a good Christian.

First of all, Jws do dance, sing, and give gifts. They are being confused with another religion.

Anyway, they practice disfellowshipping (excommunication) and attending another church is a disfellowshipping offense. Speaking to someone who is disfellowshipped is a disfellowshipping offense. Therefore, if your own children are disfellowshipped, it doesn’t matter that you’re their parents. They are told that they must not have fellowship with someone who God has felt the need to “cleanse” the congregation/whole organization of.

Plus, if your own family doesn’t speak to you, it’s obviously a crueler and more painful punishment, which is what they want for a part. They don’t want people thinking that they have the freedom to leave if they want and still have the association and unconditional love of their family. Then they wouldn’t come back!

It’s sick. Sick. Sick.

ps – I am so sick of the JWs in here saying that people who leave do so because they lead immoral lives or because they do things that their own parents disapprove of so strongly that they cannot associate with them. This is a LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! People leave all the time because they don’t agree with the doctrines anymore!!! Wake up and stop trying to demonize people who are innocent and good because you can’t understand why someone would leave because you think you have the truth! You’re the ones who don’t understand!

We do “not” abandon, our children.

Well dear man,
you just answered your own question….
in your question.
You said “if they chose to go to another church.”
Then that being the case;
the adult-child has
“Already Made up his or her own mind; and He Left / She Left.
Not the other way around,
the way you place it in order of occurrence:
“Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses abandon their kids.”

i.e. I’ll shorten it, some.
A few nites ago, my son stopped in.
We were speaking of his sister.
{He was drunk, not smashed}
I asked him to curb his language.
He got offened.
Said he cusses and if I don’t like it….
Look, here son, this is my house.
I am your mother, and I am asking simply for respect.
He said he’ll only do this for his neice.
{My grand-daughter I am raising.
His sister’s -the one were speaking of- child.}
Then proceeded to say that,
he no longer has a mom and a sister.
I never said that. He did.
I will not allow someone to put on me,
that which I did not say or do.
And so, the next day he comes over….
to my house…

I support the commentary of Ascendant (Isaiah 40:11).

that is a lie. we don’t abandon our children. or anyone in our family if they decide to go to another religion. people love to tell lies about us. the ones who turn there back on Jehovah love to slander us

Because JWs do not know how to love. The cult takes that ability away from them, and desentatizes their ability to love.

My parents have done me the same way. I have vowed to never be like that. To show true love to anyone and everyone.

Its taught from their society to do so….when a child decides, no matter how old they are, to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses they will be shunned.
They believe that all religion outside of their society is Babylon the Great and part of Satan’s system of things…so inevitably will be destroyed at Armageddon.

I left when i was 17 and my parents kicked me out the house and my Dad never spoke to me for 3years….

Like the bible says…you will know God’s people by their love they show.
This cult is not Gods channel as they like to preach.

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