Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jehovah’s Witness,
I would like to thank you in advance for the courtesy of giving this letter your consideration. My motive is not unkind. For many years I wanted to speak to you but somehow I could never hurdle the fences that separate us. I know it sounds melodramatic, but sometimes when I see you standing on the corner with that Awake! magazine in your hand a breath of sadness sweeps over me, and I wish we could just have a talk.
I confess there were times I was judgmental of you, times I lacked compassion and tolerance, times I should have prayed but didn’t. I ask your forgiveness.
There are so many things I want to say to you. This is probably my one and only opportunity, and I ask you to please hear me out. To have become a Jehovah’s Witness you must have tolerated others as they questioned my Christian faith and presented theirs. Would you please now extend to me that same tolerance?
I will tell the truth as I see it, and I know in so doing you may be offended, but I assure you I am not critical or judgmental toward you, and my attitude is not ‘holier-than-thou.’ There are simply some things I must say and you must hear. Nothing I tell you will bring you pain. I have nothing but good news, truths that will enrich your life immeasurably.
About thirty-four years ago something happened to me, a very real experience. I never heard the term ‘born-again.’ I had just accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, and I sensed that inside something very relevant happened. I was never to be the same again. I since learned this experience is what Jesus taught was being “born of the Spirit.” If my life was worth a dollar before it is now worth a thousand.
I know the people at the Kingdom Hall would scoff at such a testimony. And yet I stand as a witness before you declaring that this experience is real. I do have a living, personal, day-to-day relationship with God. The purpose of this letter is to convince you that you too can realize God in such a dynamic, personal way, regardless of what they have taught you.
A while back I read a book by Ted Patrick who infiltrated a cult to see just how cults managed to captivate young people and keep them under their power. The cult workers knew they had to get the prospective victim away from his present realm of influence so they alone would be his influence. They would overwhelm their prey by ‘loving’ on the individual, making him feel of real importance – accepted, valued, wanted. At all times the workers would talk incessantly. Talk, talk, talk. Hour after hour. Day after day. Sometimes they would outnumber their quarry, other times one on one. When one worker tired of talking another took over. Eventually the victim weakened under this constant onslaught of words. The workers were practiced manipulators, and would withdraw their affection whenever the victim refused to co-operate. Soon the victim was saying only the things the cultists wanted to hear. Invariably the cults would spiritualize their purpose and cause, and convince the victim that they were a select people chosen by God for a special mission, and the leader of the cult was God’s chosen agent. The prey would be taught that submitting to this messiah was actually submitting to God. They developed in their victim their us-against-them mentality, and encouraged him/her to separate from less enlightened friends and loved ones.
Eventually the individual became programmed, to the point he thought it evil to think for himself. He became both a dependent and a slave. Everyone except his group were now the enemy. From this new perspective, they were the enlightened and everyone else were poor, wretched creatures steeped in deception.
To keep this person programmed it was only necessary to ‘protect’ him from other influences. That really was not difficult since the individual was now totally reliant upon the group – emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. They made sure he was never left alone, but was continually watchdogged. The author told of daring kidnaps by friends and family so they could de-program the victim. Deprogramming was accomplished by the same methods as programming – loving on the person and non-stop talking.
Now a programmed person doesn’t know he is programmed. The moment he becomes aware of it is the moment he is set free. Such a person requires someone from the outside to rescue him.
And that’s what this letter and this edition of The Main Issue is all about – someone from the outside trying to reach you.
Do not be surprised if the phone rings and one of your ‘friends’ applies pressure on you not to read this paper in an effort to ‘protect’ you. They may scoff, they may threaten. They definitely do not want you to read this. (As a matter of fact, they do not want you to read anything that did not come off their own printing press.)
But I ask you to hear me. As I said before, you gave them the courtesy to listen to their rationale, and I am only asking for the same courtesy.
I challenge you to consider the fact that just maybe you have been overly affected by the Watchtower Society – yes, programmed – and that they have managed to cut you off from all but their influence. Consider the fact that most of your phone calls, other than business, are either to or from other Jehovah’s Witnesses. When you go witnessing there is always at least two of you – you are never alone. Think of the last time you dined with another couple – they were Jehovah’s Witnesses, right? Look at your bookshelf. Can you find anything (on spiritual matters) that is not Watchtower material? Are not almost all your associates now Jehovah’s Witnesses, having dropped all friends that are not so? Have they not instilled in you an us-against-them mentality? – us being the enlightened sheep and them the goats, poor wretched creatures steeped in deception.
Can’t you see it? Can’t you see what they have done to you? They have driven a wedge between you and everyone else while building a corral around you and themselves. You are truly their captive audience, their disciples, their servants.
I am not being unfeeling. I know these are heavy words. But you must see that you have been victimized. Consider, when is the last time someone asked you your opinion? When did you last come to your own conclusion? When did you last read a book that did not come from their headquarters? I’ve been to one of their meetings. Their ‘worship’ service is really a programming service. They only ask you a question after they tell you where to find the answer – not only the page, but the very paragraph! They discourage the reading of other literature while pushing you to read the Watchtower’s latest releases. They train you what to say at the door and how to respond to every possible question. If you or one of your children were to accept a transfusion you would be disfellowshiped and shunned. (They never told you it was once their policy to disallow vaccinations, but since received further ‘enlightenment.’) They keep record of every hour you witness. They taught you that you must work for your salvation. And good works to them means, primarily, to witness. And, of course, to witness means to recite to other victims what they tell you to say.
They convinced you that worshiping God means placing their magazines. They instilled in you that unity is more vital than personal convictions, and it is your convictions that must give way to theirs. And the lowest trick of all, an old devious ruse that has been employed by most (if not every) other cult, is persuading you that they are God’s special agent, and disobeying them is the same as disobeying God Himself. They hold over your head the threat of being disfellowshiped (from what they convinced you is God’s organization), and if you have never felt that threat it is only because you have not stepped out of line. You are not today a Jehovah’s Witness because it makes good sense to be so. You are a Jehovah’s Witness because you have been victimized. They used unethical methods of imposing their views upon you. They are masters at it. They are practiced in the art of persuasion, and they bullied you into accepting their slanted conceptions. That is foul play.
Please consider, why did you not vote at the last election? Why is it you never sign petitions? Why is it when everyone else is singing “O Canada” you remain silent? It is admirable to stand by your convictions, but are they really your convictions? You know they are not.
I am not being critical of you. And I am not being critical of anyone else, for they are all, without exception, as one person said, “Followers of followers, victims of victims.” I am only asking you to do something that perhaps you have not done for some time….. think for yourself, come to your own conclusions.
Again, I am not being critical of you. Actually, I can very much identity with you. I really can. I know what it’s like to be indoctrinated. As a Catholic I was taught that faith came before reason, that is, if something the Catholic Church taught didn’t seem to make sense you nonetheless accepted it by faith. For example, it just didn’t make sense that the popes were infallible (they could not error on spiritual matters). After all, they sometimes disagreed with each other, and to believe one was to necessarily disbelieve the other. For instance, while one declared that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was conceived without sin, another declared she was not. How could popes be in disagreement on spiritual matters and still be infallible? Yet I had been taught that faith in the church came before my own reasoning.
It really wasn’t logic and reason that made me the avid Catholic I was, but rather the heavy impressions that church made on me. And I think it is the same with you. The things around us do much to impress and affect us. Subconsciously we conclude, “All these people just can’t be wrong.” Whenever you have gone to a Bible study or to the Kingdom Hall, an impression was made on you – the services, the people, the leadership, visiting speakers, the songs, etc. Add to this the weight of the whole international organization with its hundred-plus years of history and the magazines you read every month – it all makes a real impact. Impressions, if masterfully applied, can victimize the most intellectually hardy.
I know what it’s like. There were so many things that imprinted my mind as a Catholic – a huge cathedral, statues of saints, mass, rosary, priests and nuns dressed in black, huge organ, stained-glass windows, the sacraments, feast days, bishops and cardinals and popes, over a thousand years of history, etc. All these things made an indent on my mind and affected my thinking. I know what it is like to have an us-against-them mentality. We were the good guys, and they (non-Catholics) were the bad guys.
Again, I know where you are coming from. While the Society claims to be God’s channel on earth, the pope claims to be the Vicar of Christ on earth. Whereas the dissenting Witness fears being disfellowshiped, the Catholic would likewise be threatened with excommunication. Apostasy is disagreeing with them. You get to think they must know something we don’t. But Scripture says, “Thus says the Lord: cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength.” Wasn’t it silly of me to believe a man was infallible just because he said he was? And – please bear with me – isn’t it equally illogical to believe an organization is God’s spokesman and prophet just because it says it is?
I assure you the Watchtower Society is not God’s organization, and if you stay with me just a while longer I think I can at least convince you that the question warrants further research. First, let’s talk about their version of the Bible, The New World Translation.
I ask you to consider why you have so much confidence in their translation of the Bible. Why is it you do not even know the names of the translators? Oh, they told you they do not want to receive any credit for this work. Well what makes them assume there is any credit forthcoming?
I ask you to consider the fact that most of the writers of the Bible identified themselves. It is general practice, and has been through the ages, for writers to identify themselves so they can answer criticism. As you know, many newspapers will not print unsigned letters.
Who is there to face the challenges to their translations? – and believe me there are many. They ask you to entrust your spiritual lives to their translation, yet they will not even tell you who they are. How can their credentials be checked to determine if they are indeed qualified to translate? Doesn’t it make you just a little suspicious that their only excuse for secrecy is they do not want to receive credit? Actually, the fact is their translation does not warrant commendation. Mr. William Cetnar, who worked at the Watchtower Headquarters during the time the translation was being accomplished, made this statement: “Knowing who the translators were, for this was common knowledge at Bethel, if I were on the translation committee, I would want my name to be kept secret also.”
You may be surprised that the names of five of the translators are known. I quote from Jehovah of the Watchtower (Martin and Klann): “The five known members of the New World Translation committee…are as follows: chairman, Nathan H. Knorr; Fred W. Franz; George D. Gangas; Milton G. Herschell; and A. D. Schroeder. With the exception of F.W. Franz, none of the committee attended college; and he dropped out of the University of Cincinnati after his second year. None of the committee members reads New Testament Greek or, for that matter Hebrew or Aramaic. They ‘translated’ a text they could not read.”
Is it becoming obvious why the translators wish to remain anonymous? Who would want to sign their name to a translation of a text they could not read? Not only were they incompetent to translate, but were often guilty of dishonest translations.
A dishonest translation differs from a poor translation in the sense that a poor translation is a product of human frailty, to which we all are vulnerable, but a dishonest translation involves deliberate fraud. I will give you an example of a dishonest translation, one that has nothing to do with The New World Translation, so you can clearly comprehend what I am saying.
Matthew 1:24,25, King James Version, states: “Joseph….. took unto him his wife (Mary): And knew her not (did not have sexual intercourse) till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.” The word “till” (or until) conveys to us the fact that after the child was born Joseph “knew” Mary as man and wife. (Just like if a friend said to you, “I didn’t wash my car until I finished my trip,” you conclude two things: one, your friend went on a trip and two, he washed his car.) All other translations I know of, including The New World Translation, although phrasing the words differently, have the same meaning. Except one.
In 1966 the Catholics produced a translation, the Jerusalem Bible. The verse in question are an inconsequential matter to most translators, but the Catholic Church teaches the perpetual virginity of Mary (Mary never had sexual intercourse). What to do? This verse proves the very opposite. Let’s look at their ‘translation’: “he (Joseph) took his wife to his home and though he had not had intercourse with her (Mary), she gave birth to a son; and he named him Jesus.” This is a sample of a dishonest translation. (It is like someone misquoting your friend, “Although I didn’t wash my car, I went on a trip.”) Now I will point out another dishonest rendering in a translation with which you are familiar.
John 1:1 KJV: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Everyone, including the Watchtower Society, recognizes the fact that the “Word” is Jesus Christ. Now let’s zero in on the last part of that verse, “and the Word was God.” The New American Standard, the New International Version and the Jerusalem Bible translate it the same way. The New English reads, “and what God was, the Word was.” The Amplified says, “and the Word was God Himself.” But the ‘translators’ of The New World Translation, like their Catholic counterparts, had a real problem because, as you are well aware, they have always taught that Jesus Christ is not God. What to do? If they translate this verse as everyone else they would thereby be admitting that Jesus (the Word) is indeed Jehovah God. So the ‘translators’ wrote, “and the Word was a god.” This, in fact, is a dishonest translation, a deliberate deception.
If you are not yet convinced that the Watchtower’s rendering of John 1:1 is a dishonest translation, consider this: In the book Twenty-six Translations Of The Bible (Zondervan Publications), not one of the translations say “a god.” The authors of these many translations come from various eras and backgrounds, and are mostly independent of each other. Surely that should impress you.
With no hope of finding a reputable scholar to endorse this dishonest translation (“the Word was a god”), they pointed their followers to the translation of a Johannes Greber, an ex-Catholic priest who lived many centuries ago, who also translated John 1:1, “the word was a god.” However, they failed to mention the fact that Greber was a spiritist who got his information from the demon-spirit world.
And common sense tells us their rendition of John 1:1 is an impossibility. Let’s look at it again:
John 1:1, The New World Translation: “In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.”
Now please ask yourself, “How many true Gods are there?” I think you agree there is only one true God. Now The New World Translation calls Jesus “a god.” My question to the ‘translators’ is this: “Is Jesus a true God or is Jesus a false God?” If their reply is that Jesus is a true God, and there is only one true God, therefore Jesus must be that one true God. And if they say that Jesus is not a true God they are thereby saying He must be a false God. For anyone who is not true is false. (For example, there are only two kinds of prophets, a true prophet and a false prophet; every prophet is either one or the other.) Ask the Watchtower Society if Jesus is a true God or a false God.
If Jesus really was ‘a god’ it thereby follows that “ ‘a god’(the Word) was with God.” But what does God Himself say? “I am the first and I am the last, and beside me there is no God.” (Isaiah 46:6)
John 1:l is but one sample of a dishonest rendering in The New World Translation. There are many others. I think it would be prudent for you to research the matter further.
Now my question to you is this: IS IT EVEN REMOTELY POSSIBLE THAT AN ORGANIZATION THAT WOULD DELIBERATELY MISCONSTRUE GOD’S HOLY WORD BE GOD’S SPOKESMAN (prophet, channel)?
The teachings that the Watchtower derive from Holy Script is no less devious than their translation. They say the Holy Spirit is not a person but merely “an impersonal force” likened to a radio wave or electricity – this in spite of the fact that the Bible tells us the Holy Spirit had been lied to, was grieved, teaches, helps, leads, inspires, etc., all of which prove He is indeed a person.
They told you Jesus was merely a man (and was at one time Michael the Archangel!) and not God. I want to tell you plainly that the Russellites (Jehovah’s Witnesses) make Jesus to be something much less than what He is.
They lied to you when they taught you that you do not have an immortal soul, and that there is a no literal hell. These truths are, unquestionably, vindicated many times in Scripture.
They taught you only 144,000 people are going to make it to heaven, and the quota was filled a long time ago. The most you – one of the “other sheep” may hope for is everlasting life on earth IF you are loyal to the Society and continue to proselytize on their behalf. This doctrine has its roots in hell – and I am not referring to the grave! If you had earnestly studied Scripture for fifty years, without their ‘help,’ you would never have come to such a conclusion. (The fact you believe only 144,000 are going to make it to heaven – while all other religions, most having a much longer history, teach no such thing – must show you just how much the Watchtower has influenced your thinking.) The Bible teaches that 144,000 Israelites will be saved during the future tribulation. (How can they take the number 144,000 literally and yet say these Israelites are not really Israelites at all?) Jesus said, “there will be one flock.” Paul spoke of “one body….. one spirit….. one faith,” but the Russellites have fancied two classes, the heavenly class and the earthly. Does that sound like “one flock” and “one body”? The “other sheep” of which Jesus spoke, to which you are supposed to belong, is simply the Gentile believers. These “sheep,” together with those of His own Jewish people, were to be “one flock.”
They told you that as a member of this earthly class you can never be “born again.” Yet Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) The Russellites say you can’t be born again, and Jesus says you must. Who will you believe?
The Watchtower has twisted and misaligned the gospel (the good news) of Jesus Christ so thoroughly that it really isn’t such good news at all. Do you remember the apostle Paul writing to the Galatians, “even if we or an angel out of heaven were to declare to you as good news something beyond what we declared to you as good news let him be accursed”? Do you really think the gospel Paul preached to the Galatians is the same gospel the Russellites preached to you? Do you really think Paul proclaimed to the Galatians, “The first 144,000 of you to believe in Christ will go to heaven, and the rest of you will have to stay down here”? Isn’t that absurd? Now Paul said, in effect, that every other gospel than the one he preached was false. So who do you think preached the true gospel, Paul or the Watchtower? Which gospel are you going to embrace?
Paul taught salvation is a gift to be received, not a reward to be earned. The Russellites taught you that Jesus was slain so that you could have another chance to prove yourself faithful by doing good works (proselytize on their behalf) and by living a righteous life, thereby earning your salvation. But what does Scripture clearly teach?
Ephesians 2:8,9: “For by grace (unmerited favor) you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works (effort) lest anyone should boast.”
Romans 11:6: “And if by grace, then it is no longer of works: otherwise grace is no longer grace.”
2 Timothy 1:9: “Who has both saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace.”
Titus 3:5: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us.”
The Russellites teach an earned righteousness. Paul, however, only preached a “righteousness of God which is through faith in Jesus Christ.” (Rom. 3:22) He writes of the Israelites (who rejected Christ), “being ignorant of God’s righteousness (that’s faith in Jesus), and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.” (Rom. 10:3) You see, these people were so intent on being good guys that they refused to simply accept God’s righteousness (Jesus Christ) which He was wanting to give to them as a gift. Jehovah’s Witnesses are working very hard at being good enough. Such is impossible. Isaiah writes, “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” (64:6) Paul writes to the Romans (4:5), “to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.” When Jesus was asked (John 6:28), “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus replied, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
Can’t you see what is happening? They are getting you to work for something that can only be received by faith. Now we are talking about salvation. You cannot take this matter lightly. You must determine for yourselves whether God’s salvation comes by faith, as the Bible declares, or by works, as the Watchtower professes.
God would have you stop working for your salvation and simply receive it as a gift. And what is God’s salvation? The answer is simple – Jesus Christ. Jesus, whose precious name the Russellites have cheapened and defiled in its entire 100-year history, is God’s plan of salvation for you. This treasured salvation – Jesus Christ – is accepted by faith. Having faith in Christ means trusting Him (and Him alone) to save you. It means entrusting your very life into His care. It means embracing Him as the lord (master) of your life.
The Russellites have taught you that trusting in their organization will save you. They have made themselves a savior. It’s an old trick. There was a time in my life when I trusted the Catholic Church to save me. But it was no church or organization that hung on that cross, bearing our foul sins and paying the price of our redemption.
Jesus taught us a very simple method of testing those who claimed to be His spokesmen. Listen to Jesus (Mat. 7:15-18,20): “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit….. Therefore BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM.”
So let us glance at the fruit of the Watchtower Society to determine whether the fruit is good or bad. One would think that good fruit of a true prophet of God would be accurate prophecies, and bad fruit would be false prophecies. Let us look at the record. Beginning with its founder, Russell, we see all, not some, of his prophecies never occurred in the time he predicted. His successor, Rutherford, did no better. After Rutherford’s death the Society prophesied that the 1940’s and 1975 would see the end of “gentile rule” – more false prophecies. The society awaits the fulfillment of its prophecy which says that the generation living in 1914 would not pass before witnessing the new order. That generation is almost gone.
One would think the good fruit of “God’s channel,” referring to the Society’s founder, would be honesty and integrity. It is on public record that he perjured, deliberately lied after swearing before God, whose faithful servant he claimed to be, to tell “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” Rutherford did not believe his own prophecy regarding 1925, as he was making plans prior to that time that carried past 1925. Nathan Knorr married at a time when his own policy was to discourage singles from doing so.
One would think that bad fruit of translators of God’s Word is deliberate dishonest translations which is the case regarding The New World Translation. John 1:1 is only one of many reprobate renditions.
And there is so much more bad fruit: children dying because they are denied blood transfusions; families split because the Society will not allow its adherents to speak to relatives if those relatives are disfellowshiped; people denied the right to think for themselves, to express opinions contrary to accepted policy (for example, anyone expressing doubts that the absurd 1914 prophecy will be fulfilled is liable to disfellowshiping). The list goes on and on.
Jesus taught that it’s a bad tree that bears bad fruit. A ‘tree’ that has produced so much bad fruit, as has the Watchtower Society, does not pass Jesus’ test; it cannot be God’s prophet. You must choose whom you will believe, Jesus or the Society. It really does come to that choice. Whom will you choose as lord of your life?
When I made the decision to remove my trust from man and place that trust in Jesus, God did a mighty and sovereign work in my heart – I was “born of the Spirit.” I became a new creation in Christ. I now know my name is in “the Lamb’s book of life.” I became God’s adopted son, “an heir of God through Christ.” (Gal. 4:7) And now I reach out to you. You can have all that I and every other Christian has, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jesus said (John 10:9), “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.” Jesus says He is the door. Where will this door take you? – it will take you into God’s kingdom. This door, Jesus, will take you into eternal life. It will take you into a relationship with God (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit), yes, into His very family.
There are many doors. There is the Mormon door, the Hindu door, the World Wide Church of God door, the New Age door, the Catholic door, the Muslim door, the Watchtower Society door, the Humanism door, the Christian Science door, etc., etc. There are hundreds, even thousands, of doors, each promising much but delivering nothing. Every one is satan’s counterfeit. With so many doors it is hard to find the true one, and that is why they were contrived. Each of these doors involve works and effort. There is only one that is entered by faith. That door is the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is what God would have you do: Renounce Russellism; repent of (turn away from) your sins; go to Jesus in prayer; tell Him you trust Him and Him alone with your life; tell Jesus that from this day onward you intend to serve Him and Him alone; ask Him for the new life He promises to those who believe in Him.
It is essential that, for at least three or four months, you do not communicate with Jehovah’s Witnesses unless there is a Christian with you. And it would be very foolish to go to a Jehovah’s Witness for the truth about the Watchtower Society, (or the content of this issue of The Main Issue). It would be like the little girl who accepted a ride in a car from a stranger. Her mother scolds, “Honey, have I not told you a dozen times to never accept a ride from a stranger?” “But Mommy,” the little girl protests, “I asked the man if he was a good man, and he said ‘yes’!”
I know it will not be easy to turn from the Society, especially if your loved ones are there. They will shun you. You will be as a dead person to them, someone who died and is no more. If you pass them on the street they will look in another direction, fearful that if they talk to you they will be disfellowshiped.
And yet you must. Your eternal future depends on it. Perhaps your withdrawal will influence others to do the same. Listen again to the words of Jesus (Mat. 10:32,33,37): “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven….. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”
Yes, it will be difficult to cut ties but there is simply no alternative.
I want to thank you again for the courtesy of reading this letter. What I told you was the truth and that truth is very good news. Salvation is as close as a prayer of surrender and repentance to Jesus. He said (John 6:37), “the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” Rev. 22:17: “And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”
See you in heaven?
Sincerely in Christ,