Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ricky Gonzales' Open Letter to the Body of Elders Who Disfellowshipped Him

Contributed by Christian Sparlock Freedom
I wrote this letter and emailed it to my former congregation elders. Names have been changed. Here it is:

This message concerns all the elder/servant body in the Pioneer Parkway Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

Dear brothers,
I do not appreciate being stalked over the internet and I will not stand for it any longer. You brothers have already violated my privacy by tracing my internet activity, printing my internet activity, and requesting me to look at your print-outs in an FBI interrogation style manner. I have the right to look at any information that I want, without the elders spying and stalking me.

My judicial committee, Jonathan Williams, Stephen Toliver, and Trumaine Baylor, has already slandered my name and tore me away from my family on unscriptural grounds. I have committed no sins, especially the ones listed in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, nor was I causing any divisions in the congregation, as mentioned in Romans 16:17, because no one know why I was disfellowshipped, outside of me, my wife and the elder body, so therefore I was not causing any divisions in the congregation. Say what you want, the verb in Rom 16:17 is an active verb, causing, and this I was and am still innocent of.

Nor is there any scriptural ground for disfellowshipping me, or any Jehovah's Witnesses, for not agreeing with all the teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses, including those that are unique to the religion, as mentioned in the Organized to Do God's Will Book. I believe you disfellowshipped me from preventing the dirty little secrets of the organization not go beyond myself.

I was not the one who joined the United Nations from 1991-2001.

I was not the one who lied about Johannes Greber and spiritism, and tried to cover it up, and failed to translate the article into Spanish and continued to use this occult spiritistic man in support.

I was not the one who has been referencing a sick, sadistic and twisted book by Daniel Mannix for over 40 years.

I was not the one who put the overt subliminal image of the demonic hand in the Revelation book page 52, even demoting Christ with a wooden scepter.

I was not the one who used cunning, deception, lies, and intentional misquotes in the October and November 2011 Watchtower Public Edition regarding the destruction of Jerusalem.

I cannot and will not teach something that is false, and the 607 date is proven without a shadow of a doubt to be false, therefore the 1914 date is also false.

I am not the one that commanded it's followers to preach the end was coming in 1914, 1915, 1925, 1975, and that the preaching work would be complete by the end of the 20th century - thus fulfilling the words of Deuteronomy 18:20-22.

Your religion teaches commandments of men as doctrines of God, Matt 15:6, and this is very apparent from the Shepherd the Flock of God book, which is available to download over the internet for free, and which I have read myself.

Theocratic warfare strategy is a lie no matter how you paint it.

Pornography is pornography, no matter how abhorrent one considers it; yet, one can seem to get away with viewing softcore porn without judicial action.

Disfellowshipped family members are allowed to talk to their family members as long as it is not a spiritual discussion, yet, it is taught to consider the disfellowshipped person spiritually dead.

If an elder commits a serious sin, covers it up for a number of years and then confesses, he can still maintain his position.  Is that morally right? Can there be deceptive weights among Jehovah, or double standards?

You men, elders, should be ashamed at following this "rule book." I see why it is only for elders and is secretive, because there is another set of rules that only the elders are privileged to know. But I know, I have read this book.

As of Wednesday, September 3, 2014, I could see that Trumaine Baylor was looking at my profile on a social media outlet, LinkedIn. I am no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses, as Steve Oliver announced July 24, 2014. 

Your commandments of men that you teach as doctrines do not apply to me any longer. Your so-call God given responsibility to protect the flock does not give you the right to spy, stalk or bully others in an illegal manner. 

So let me make myself clear. I do not want to see any of your names following me over the internet from this day forward. I can easily see who has been viewing my social media profiles. If this internet stalking and spying continues, I will get the "superior authorities" involved. Do I make myself clear?!

Have a good day sirs.

Ricky Gonzales