Saturday, April 24, 2010

John Tuit's The Truth Shall Make You Free Online

John Tuit's book, The Truth Shall Make You Free is online.

Here's the first chapter.

There are 27 chapters here.

It runs for literally over 200 pages.

For those of you who might not know Tuit was a former member of WCG who brought the suit against WCG which resulted in its forced receivership by the State of California. WCG only managed to get itself out of the receivership by convincing the State of California to pass a law that made it impossible for the State to do this to a church. Contrary to what HWA said WCG was not proved innocent.

I have not read yet so I do not necessarily agree with everything he says here, or the website hosting it. The book seems to enter into some conspiracy theories, something that happens all too often in the (ex-)COGs.

But it's definitely worth checking out.


  1. Thank you for sharing that link, Redfox!

    As a matter of curiosity and historical interest (although it was obviously a lot more than that for him), John Tuit actually started attending WCG again (briefly) in about 1989. Here are a couple of extracts from Ambassdor Report:

    John Tuit Rejoins Worldwide
    John Tuit, the key initiator of the famous 1979 lawsuit against the WCG (see ARs 7-14) and the author of the 1981 book The Truth Shall Make You Free, recently phoned the Report to announce that he has returned to the WCG. Said Tuit, "I feel that the church problems that caused me to leave the church in 1978 have been corrected. I think Mr. Tkach is doing an excellent job straightening the church out." Tuit says he no longer plans to distribute his book. A few copies may still be available, however, from Emissary Publications, 9205 S.E. Clackamas Rd., no. 1776, Clackamas, OR 97015. (AR 41, March 1989)

    Tuit Leaves Worldwide - Again
    In our last issue, we reported how John Tuit, the author of The Truth Shall Make You Free, had returned to the WCG. Shortly after that issue appeared, Tuit called us to say he had again left the WCG. He explained how he had hoped that under Tkach the WCG would be different. It didn't turn out that way. Said Tuit, "The package is different, but underneath there are the same spiritual problems." It's been months since Tuit stopped attending, but, he recently told us, "The local minister still hasn't called me to find out why." (AR 42, September 1989)

    I haven't read his book yet, but it sounds as if he was not opposed to the basic doctrines that WCG was teaching at that time. Just imagine if he had decided to stay with WCG in 1989. I wonder how he would have reacted to the massive doctrinal changes that JWT Sr. announced in 1994/1995? Truly, everybody's experience and perspective is different.

  2. Thank you for your kind comment.