What Watchtower Wrote—Changing Your Religion


“Most stay with the religion in which they were reared, very often being afraid to make a change even if dissatisfied… The person who makes a change may become the object of popular hatred…” — Watchtower May 15, 1959 p. 305

“Many persons are the product of a religious organization that took them in hand at infancy, shielded them carefully from any teaching other than its own, and prescribed exactly what they must believe. They were indoctrinated, as were their parents and grandparents…” — Watchtower June 15, 1970 p. 357

“Naturally, intelligent persons begin to wonder how many other religious teachings of their church can really stand up to a thorough examination with the help of the Bible. Would it be reasonable to shun any investigation of this kind, for fear that other awkward questions might arise, that one might discover more reasons for making a change in religious viewpoint? Surely such would not be the course of wisdom. The Christian apostle Paul recommended to fellow worshipers: ‘Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine.’” Watchtower June 15, 1970 p. 357

“Finding and accepting truth is more important and more vital to anyone than clinging to a deception, even if we and our forefathers have been ensnared by it for generations.” — Watchtower May 1, 1975 p. 271

“Is it logical to assume that the religion of your birth is automatically the true one?” — Watchtower July 15, 1985 p. 4

“No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds unacceptable or be made to choose between his beliefs and his family.” — Awake! July 2009 p. 29

“‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing; and I will take you in.'” — 2 Corinthians 6:17 (NWT)

“Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind.” — Revelation 18:4, 5 (NWT)