He also described how his family now refused to acknowledge him and his wife after they left the group.
It is currently occupied by a little flock or Anointed Class of about 144,000 people who were selected by God after Christ's ascension into heaven at Pentecost (33 CE) and during subsequent centuries.
Some 8,500 are still living on earth; this number is declining due to deaths among the group.
A former Jehovah's Witness has offered a rare insight into the religious group, describing it as a cult that "tries to control emotions, thought, information and behavior of a person".
The man, who did not want to be formally identified, shared his experience of growing up as a Jehovah's Witness in Poland in an Ask Me Anything post on Reddit.
He made many claims about himself and backed them up by his actions.
His ultimate claim is that he is God made human and that by dying on the cross he has opened the way for all of us to be reunited with God in perfect relationship.
However let me point out a couple of fairly big issues that distinguish the two.
Christianity is all about a person - Jesus Christ - who lived and died and rose again.
Jehovah is the personal name of God, as found in the Bible.
(Exodus 6:3; Psalm ) A witness is a person who proclaims views or truths of which he is convinced.
Four days a week, I would put on my modest skirt and practical shoes, fill my briefcase with magazines and other Watchtower publications, and walk to the Kingdom Hall near my home in Kitsilano. We’d then head out to our assigned territory—the affluent neighborhoods of Vancouver’s west side.