“One thing that will stumble you out of the truth faster than anything else is to doubt that this is Jehovah’s organization. Never doubt the organization. Do not ask sarcastically [in high, mimmicky voice] ‘what are those brothers talking about up there in Brooklyn?’
“Why not ask ‘What are they talking about up there in heaven, Jehovah and Jesus?’
“That’s kind of hard to do isn’t it, asking a question like that? In fact most of us know… they know what they’re doing. That’s right, they know what they’re doing up there in heaven. We’re not going to doubt that.
“But sometimes if we’re not careful we’ll doubt what those brothers are doing up there in Brooklyn. 28:31 – “Now what’s the difference?
“Imperfection, that’s the difference. There’s more than that, though, but that’s the difference, the big difference right there.
“That’s what stumbles us. We know that Jehovah is perfect, we know that Jesus is perfect. We know that Jehovah is love, we know that Jesus is love and that they’re never going to do anything to harm us and we know that. There’s no problem in our minds about that at all and we know they’ve never made a mistake, never made a mistake.
“Now, let’s go from there to down here, up there in Brooklyn.
“[mumbling under his breath] ‘…those brothers are imperfect; some of ‘em are old, too. They’ve forgotten what life is like … why would they put that in the WT magazine?
“See what’s happening?
“We’re forgetting what? We’re forgetting that this is Jehovah’s organization. We’re forgetting that Jehovah has put Jesus in charge of his organization. Jehovah did that. He put Jesus in charge of his organization. And we never want to forget that.
“I can remember there was a group, the Governing Body, having a meeting and we were trying to find the best scripture to fit a certain theme for either a CA or SAD program. This one said this, that one said that No sooner than it came out of his mouth someone would find fault with it. And so that went on for about 1½ hour back and forth, just rasslin’ around. Now these are spiritual men but trying to come to grips with the best thing that’s gonna satisfy the org with the mind of God so they will walk out knowing this was the thinking of J. So finally all that debate we came to a conclusion.
“After all that debate we came to a conclusion.
“And back in those days we had a few Older, members of GB, who were almost dead; now that’s not funny, but they were almost dead. They were just so tired, those little frail bodies worn out and barely hanging on best they could. Couldn’t barely hear or see. They were so tired. Some would fall asleep .One old brother head dropped I personally just sorta felt he was resting or sleep during all this discussion he had nothing to say
“So finally after we’d selected that number one scripture, this old brother raised his hand and he said ‘Excuse me, brother, if you’ll just look at the context of this verse you’ll see that there’s no way you can apply this the way you’re applying it.’
“And we looked at it and he was absolutely right.
“You know what we learned from that? That Jehovah took an old sleeping brother and woke the rest of us up.
[uproarious laughter and applause] “Don’t doubt the organization because Jehovah’s in control and Jesus is head of the Christian congregation. We need to keep spiritual matters in sharp focus, in the center of our field of vision.”
This little gem is proof that the "apostate" movement is winning. So much so that the GB can no longer ignore it, but is now forced to actually address its concerns.
Not only that, but the picture he paints of a GB meeting is totally familiar to anyone who's read COC, thus confirming the accuracy of Ray Franz's expose.
So he's acknowledging that out there in Dubdom land there are whispers that "the Emperor's got no clothes". But instead of addressing the real issue, that the society needs to reform drastically in many areas in order to survive the coming years and decades (IOW "clothe the Emperor"), he states the old "The Emperor is wearing the finest clothing ever, provided by Jah Himself - disbelieve your own eyes, they're lying" line.
This segment of his talk shows that the GB is fully aware of the discussion topics on this and other boards. And that they're worried that these topics are beginning to be discussed amongst those still in.