In 2016, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society held a series of global conventions that proved to be some of the most controversial in it’s recent history.

Spanning three days, the convention program included talks and instruction videos that placed renewed emphasis on the enforced shunning of “wayward” children, glorification of martyrdom via refusal of medical treatment, and an outrageous paranoia fantasy involving the end of the world and bunkers.

As a result, many have been curious to know if the 2017 convention will prove equally as controversial, or if this year the Watchtower Society will scale back and focus on the less sensationalist and more conventional aspects of its doctrine.

If you’d like a little light reading and want a sneak preview of what Watchtower’s 2017 convention will be bringing to Jehovah’s Witnesses all over the world, you’re in luck. The entire set of convention talk outlines has now been leaked online, courtesy of the website The documents are currently available in English and Spanish, and you can view the entire list of outlines here.

We here at JW Survey are still analysing the contents, but one of the talks has grabbed our attention in a very unfortunate way, and we will be putting an article up shortly to explain in detail why the Saturday talk “Safeguard Your Children From What Is Evil” is something Watchtower should be ashamed of.

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97 thoughts on “Entire set of 2017 “Don’t Give Up” convention outlines leaked online.

  • May 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    You mentioned that one of the talks will be entitled “Safeguard Your Children From What Is Evil”
    what if its right next to you?

  • June 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    The outlines can’t be accessed anymore. What happened?

  • July 19, 2017 at 4:53 am

    This site is the most desperate we have seen in years. I use it as a typical example of hate-site in my classroom to my research students

    • July 19, 2017 at 6:44 am

      Please explain how this is a hate site. Are you saying that the Watchtower should never be criticized?

    • July 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Shiam Tyico

      Hi Shiam. I’m wondering what type of class you teach. What is the subject, and how old are your students? I am also a teacher. Also, please tell if you are a baptized Jehovah’s Witness.

      Thank you

    • July 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Shiam Tyico, so you point your research students to this web site? That is so great. The more that look at this site, the better. Hopefully some will see what a sham Watchtower is through comments here about Watchtower and won’t ever study with Jehovah’s Witnesses when they come to their door.

      So I take it you couldn’t care less about all the children who have been raped and abused by JW’s and the whole thing was covered up because the poor kid either had a parent that was abusing and raping them or that child didn’t have another witness to the rape and molestation.

      I also take it that you don’t care about the Society deceiving the rank and file with all their lies and cover-ups? I also take it that you don’t care about all those who have died because they have been forced to accept Watchtower rendition of what the Bible has to say about blood?

      I also take it that you don’t care about those who choose to walk away from Watchtower because they found out about all the lies and cover-ups will be shunned by all those who they knew in Watchtower including their own families?

      Do you think we have a reason to hate? I do because I am 71 years old and I was 68 when I found out that I had wasted the last 50 years of my life in a religion that lies through it’s teeth just to increase their real estate empire. I only had the one life and it’s almost gone. I have reason to hate Watchtower and I don’t give a rat’s a*** whether you think it’s a desperate web site or not.

      If you want to waste your life in this evil religion, that is your problem. Just remember your comment when you get old and Armageddon still hasn’t come yet and you also wasted your one and only life on a lie.

      • July 30, 2017 at 11:44 am

        Do you have any credible sources for your harsh accusations? Not a baptized witness, but your comment is just hateful… I’ve never read of soooo many kids being raped or death due to no blood transfusions.. where’s your proof for these events or did you simply lose faith and hope in life and become bitter?

  • July 19, 2017 at 5:26 am

    may Jehovah forgive you. I believe you were disfellowshiped…..turn back to Jehovah and be saved.

    • July 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

      There’s no Armageddon coming so make sure to make retirement & end of life plans – otherwise you may experience your own Armageddon!

      • July 19, 2017 at 8:56 am

        Dee2, sound and loving advice to good people
        who have been shamefully deceived. 2 friends of
        mine, a special pioneer couple, now sadly dead
        ended old age with no help from WT, who they
        had served for decades, they had to rely on state
        handouts to avoid destitution. Shame on WT.

        They also longed for children of their own
        but waited for the new system, which they were
        assured would come before the end of the 20th
        century. Now sadly even if they were resurrected,
        no marriage, no children, shame on WT, and
        their false prophesying Deut, 18:22-23

  • July 19, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Shiam Tyico,

    According to the Bible story, Lot’s daughters’ had incestuous sex with their drunken father because they thought there were no men in the world.

    The daughters could however, not have believed that there were no men in the world. They had just come from Tzo’ar where there would have been plenty of men. Abraham, their great-uncle and company were situated about a day’s walk away.

    Also the chances of two conceptions by two women on successive nights is very slim so some have concluded that it’s much more likely that these pregnancies were the result of repeated incestuous activity.

    These considerations have raised questions about who the actual incest perpetrator was – was Lot the perpetrator and his daughters the victims?

    What is also disturbing about this story is that there is no objection from the Bible regarding Lot’s daughters incestuous relationship with their drunken father by whom they became pregnant.

  • July 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Yet God made sure to condemn Lot’s wife for looking back by turning her into a pillar of salt.

    • July 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Dee…..Shiam will be of the mindset that whatever is in the bible is gods word and even though certain things in the bible are disturbing, they are to be either shoved to the back of one’s mind or reasoned away as being beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. Denial, is the word.

      But something that simply can’t be ignored and not a scrap of scripture exists to excuse it, is the shocking amount of child rape (it’s rape, not abuse) that Witness children have had to endure while under the watchful eye of Jehovah. The worst in the entire world.

      The amount of denial needed to press that one down will have to be delivered by the truckload.

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