The twelve men who exert control over the lives of 6,000,000 people and who could put a stop to all the harm caused to families if they wanted to:
As I said in another thread, most of them started partaking the emblems after 1935. That's a clear sign that there's a corrosion of the "remnant" doctrine, because now most of the Governing Body are considered "replacements" of 'anointed ones who have fallen away'.
I finally found out the new GB members' ages. The following data shows how old they are and the year they were appointed to the Governing Body:
CAREY BARBER - 100 1977
JOHN E. BARR - 92 1977
SAMUEL HERD - 70 1999GEOFFREY JACKSON - 50 2005THEODORE JARACZ - 80 1976STEPHEN LETT - 56 1999GERRIT LOSCH - 63 1994ANTHONY MORRIS -55 2005GUY PIERCE - 70 1999ALBERT SCHROEDER - 94 1976DAVID SPLANE - 61 1999DANIEL SYDLIK - 86 1976
Morris is 55 and Jackson is 50! Can you believe that? So, Jackson was born in either 1954 or 1955. Let's suppose he started partaking at 20. That was in 1975(!), 40 years after the "heavenly calling" ended! That's completely embarrassing! What credibility does this doctrine have?? For how long will they rely on the "replacements" cop-out?
These additions to the GB also prove that it's actually not that hard to be appointed because the condition of being "anointed" is easy to circumvent. Just become a partaker! You can get some ugly looks in your congregation at first, but Jackson began to partake the emblems and kept going on doing this for years until he became accepted. He may even have been considered a weirdo in the first few years but since he was a Society man things eventually falled into place.
That's the recipe! Start partaking, keep it steady, apply for full time service (become a CO or Bethelite as soon as possible), be an organization fawner, play the politics game and you'll eventually make your way into the Governing Body!
P.S.: (it helps a lot looking to Jaracz as your role model)