Since last week JWs have been presented with study material which slyly revises the history of the Watchtower organization through omission and twisting of history. Among the tactics is clever wording to draw parallels between JW practices today and supposed true servants of God in the past in order to justify current policy. For instance presenting as fact that there was a defined Governing Body operating in ancient times.
Pa1: " DURING a milestone governing body meeting in Jerusalem in 49 C.E., the disciple James said: “Symeon [Peter] has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name."
Please note that Witnesses will NEVER be directed to compare much of what they used to believe vs what is now believed.
Paragraph 17 struck me in the study article for today. Notice that witnesses aren't directed to do real digging to find the roots of the organisation and it's plethora of policy / doctrine changes throughout the years. They are instead directed to the heavily sanitized Faith in Action videos.
Par2: "Much more could be said about the true teachings we embrace, our experiences as God’s servants, and the spiritual and material blessings we enjoy. For decades, our Yearbooks have contained thrilling accounts of our activities in lands around the globe.Our history is recounted in the videos Faith in Action, Parts 1 and 2, and in such publications as Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom. And our magazines often contain heartwarming first-person accounts about beloved fellow believers."