In Search of Christian Freedom

In Search of Christian Freedom


Details information about the Watchtower organization (i.e. Jehovah’s Witnesses); authored by a former high-ranking member and now ex-Witness. As a follow up to Franz’s book, Crisis of Conscience, In Search of Christian Freedom shows how erosion of freedom began in the early centuries, and how it continues today. Franz further elaborates on the means for resisting the invasion of personal conscience and thought by organized religion, and discusses teachings of organizational loyalty, door-to-door activity, disfellowshipping, blood, and many others. Paperback

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Raymond Franz

Commentary Press


Finding a proper balance between freedom and responsibility is a problem that has faced every serious Christian. For those raised in a highly structured religious environment, balancing loyalties to a religious organization, family, and personal conscience may raise difficult issues. Raymond Franz’s first-hand account of the issues with which he struggled forms the theme of his first book Crisis of Conscience.

A third-generation Jehovah’s Witness, Franz served for over forty years at every level of the organization’s structure. He spent nine of those years as a member of its central executive council, the Governing Body. His experience gives him a unique perspective on the issues facing sincere Jehovah’s Witnesses who may question their religious beliefs or the structure of their organization. It also makes possible a rare look into the words, actions, and attitudes of a small group of men who serve as administrators, legislators, and judges for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In Search of Christian Freedom, the sequel to Crisis of Conscience, provides an even more comprehensive study.

The issues raised and options discussed herein, although relating particularly to the structure of Jehovah’s Witnesses, are not so very different from issues other Christians have faced and continue to face when they seek to reconcile considerations of conscience, loyalty, responsibility, and freedom. This work will move readers- of any religion- to consider seriously how much they value Christian freedom and to ask how genuine their own freedom is.

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