you raised some issues. and I promise (if you're sincere about this whole thing with the spirit of learning from the matter, as I myself am trying to do as well, instead of a puffy huffy I know I'm right attitude). let's try to study this together in a congenial spirit. even though you're an apostate. sad to say. but even so. cuz I agree it's not always so black and white every second. but this is the point (and I can't get too deep into the matter at present, but soon I will) but let me first say that you're just plain wrong when you say that God Biblically did not use organized arrangements throughout pivotal points in dispensational history. Noah's Ark was necessary for salvation at that time in history and turned out to be "the only true church" at that time. and of course Noah and his family were looked at as presumptous and arrogant "exclusivist" too. (hence why I said "wake up") it matters NOT that they were only 8 people. that's not the issue. whether they were 8 or 800. the principle is the same. Noah's Ark and Church at that time. The Hebrew Israelites, under Levi and Judah, arranged and organized, with rules and laws that were BINDING on all the tribes.
look at what happened to Korah and Dathan and Abiram for thinking how you're thinking. they were electrocuted and burned with fire. how boot dat? and the First Century True Christian Church, if you carefully read Acts and the Epistles, was under Central Oversight, with decisions that were BINDING on all the other local congregations. Read Acts 15,16. you bring up the Ethiopian Eunech and Cornelius?? it's amazing. that supports MY argument !!!!
Cornelius could not progress and be fully "accepted of God" without the Theocratic GUIDANCE of Peter. did you forget that whole point of that?? and the Eunech needed Philip to teach him !!!!!!! "how can I know what this means without someone to teach me," he said to Philip. and guess what. Both Peter and Philip were part of the Apostolic and Eldership ("Senate" in Latin) of the Church !!!!! so for you to bring those cases up in a weird and feeble attempt to try to support the idea that it's ok to have this looke and independent nonsense that you see in apostate Korah-like "Christendom" is almost unbelievable. people see what they WANT to see, not necessarily what's actually truly there. nothing new under the sun. now check this out: IT SAYS CLEARLY IN ACTS 15:2 that it was NOT this silly Baptist-like democratic (from the bottom up) thing, but a THEOCRATIC top down orderly thing, "APOSTLES AND ELDERS" not just any average Christian witness and congregant. I know that Korah-like (why is it in Jude as a warning for true Christians that whole matter with Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, who rebelled and thought too that they didn't have to humbly subit to Jehovah's appointed LEADERSHIP ??? Jude makes the warning for Christians too. I wonder why, if it's all independent Baptist Baloney ways that are ok with God. hmmmm Jude 11, compare 2 Peter 3:7). Also, I don't think that the beloved Watchtower said that it's ONLY "circumcision", but I agree with you, the Mosaic Law in general, but TYPIFIED AT THE TIME with the circumcision issue. cuz that's specifically what was brought up. but notice PLEASE. and yes Roman Catholics have used the same argument for THEIR church (but the only problem is that Romanism is so pagan and warped and worldly and corrupt that they can't be God's true church), that it says "the Holy Spirit AND US" meaning the Apostles and Elders, "saw fit to add nothing unto you BUT THIS, abstain from blood, fornication, idolatry, etc". not just "oh the Holy Spirit guides me individually" blah blah blah. especially nto in the Last Days. in pivotal times in history, the Lord Yahawah NEVER worked in such a chaotic conflicting confusing way, but always in an organized centralized arrangement.
Will you tell me that Mosaic Israel was not organized and arranged and binding????? Read Exodus and Leviticus a bit more closely why don't you. Noah told his family EXACTLY what needed to be done as far as the measurements of the Ark and the food and the lower beasts, etc. You see it in Acts and in the Letters for the True Christian Church too. First Century Biblical Christianity does NOT resemble the Southern Baptist Convention or the "Independent Baptist Churches" or the "United Pentecostals" or Presbyterians who fellowship with Lutherans on committees. I'm not saying that it resembed the elaborate weird heirarchy of the Roman Catholic Church either. You don't see the terms "cardinals" or "arch-bishops" or "pope" or "his holiness" or "father McNeal" or "diocese" or "Mass" or "Vatican" or "Holy See" or whatever else. but again, it was NOT so loose and independent and chaotic in the first century either. Paul and Peter and James and John directed things, buddy. human nature tends to want to rebel against authority. people never learn from history. "do not even say a greeting to such a man" is for what then? "do not murmur" is for what then?
"beware the rebellious talk of Korah" is for what then??? "BE OBEDIENT TO THOSE TAKING THE LEAD" IS FOR WHAT THEN???? son, it's NOT just "one or two verses". it's a host of passages and principles, from both "Testaments". but anyway, as I said, I appreciate your thoughts, though I disagree with like 98% of what you're saying. and I'll get more into the specifics of what you brought up at later dates, as I do more research both in the Word of God, and in some dictionaries and volumes that I have, both Witness and non-Witness stuff. but the stuff I said so far is really enough for you and others to undestand (Acts 15:2) that it was not this free-for-all thing that you're saying, but leadership and direction and central oversight, with decisions that were BINDING on all the local congregations.
there's no getting around those hard stubborn facts. not matter how much Scripture juggling or twisting or smooth sophistry you may use at times. to say that God did not use organized and orderly arrangements throughout the Bible is insane. Noah, Moses, Jesus, Peter, Paul, all Theocratic, top down, and binding. you had to be part of those things. yes "channel". Roman Catholics aint it either. cuz of all their paganism and corruption and idolatry. but it's not the miserable mess and joke of mish-moshed Protestantism either. Babylon means confusion. And God is not the author of what you believe in. utter confusion and confliction and chaos. that's apostate Christendom for you. "I never knew you" if you'll notice is said to the MAJORITY of professing "Christians". not just a few here and there. scary. but we'll talk more about it. thanks for correspondence. peace.