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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What About Christians Living In The Same Household With a Disfellowshipped Family Member?

In The Immediate Household

"Does this mean that Christians living in the same household with a disfellowshipped family member are to avoid talking to, eating with, and associating with that one as they go about their daily activities?

"The Watchtower of April 15, 1991, in the footnote on page 22, states:

"'If in a Christian's household there is a disfellowshipped relative, that one would still be part of the normal, day-to-day household dealings and activities.'"

"Thus, it would be left up to members of the family to decide on the extent to which the disfellowshipped family member would be included when eating or engaging in other household activities. And yet, they would not want to give brothers with whom they associate the impression that everything is the same as it was before the disfellowshipping occurred." - Our Kingdom Ministry, 8/02, pp.6 Heading: "Display Christian Loyalty When a Relative Is Disfellowshipped."

For more, see
Disfellowshipping / Expelling

Let Us ABHOR What Is Wicked

Discipline That Can Yield Peaceable Fruit