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  • JH
    that will damage their image with the public.

    They should worry about their image with God too....

  • stevenyc


    ..and ye shall find some more...

    w02 3/15:

    Additionally, the individuals appointed give evidence of producing the fruitage of that spirit. (Galatians 5:22, 23) Paul’s counsel, then, applies with equal force to all elders, whether anointed or not: “Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed you overseers.” (Acts 20:28) These appointed men receive direction from the Governing Body and willingly shepherd the congregation. In this way, Christ is with us now and is actively leading the congregation.

    w01 1/15:

    There is another factor that indicates how the holy spirit operates in the recommendation and appointment of overseers. Jesus said that ‘the Father in heaven gives holy spirit to those asking him.’ (Luke 11:13) So when the elders in the local congregation meet to recommend men for congregational responsibility, they pray for God’s spirit to guide them. They base their recommendations on what is stated in God’s inspired Word, and holy spirit enables them to discern whether an individual being considered for appointment meets the Scriptural requirements. Those making the recommendations are not to be unduly influenced by outward appearance, educational attainments, or natural abilities. Their primary focus must be on whether the person is a spiritual man, one whom members of the congregation would not hesitate to approach for spiritual counsel.

    w00 8/1

    Just before his ascension to heaven, Jesus informed his disciples: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth.” (Matthew 28:18) As Head of his congregation, not only did Jesus keep a watchful eye on his anointed footstep followers on earth but, since the outpouring of the holy spirit at Pentecost 33 C.E., he has also used them as a channel of truth, as a “faithful and discreet slave.” (Matthew 24:45-47; Acts 2:1-36) What has he done to accomplish all of this in order to strengthen the Christian congregation? “When he ascended on high . . . , he gave gifts in men.” (Ephesians 4:8) These “gifts in men” are Christian elders, who are appointed by holy spirit and are given the authority to care for the spiritual interests of fellow believers.—Acts 20:28.

    w00 6/15

    3 As Christians, we have “compelling reason” for respecting those exercising secular authority. The apostle Paul admonished Christians to “be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God.” (Romans 13:1, 2, 5; 1 Peter 2:13-15) Paul also showed a valid reason for obeying the authorities in the family: “You wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as it is becoming in the Lord. You children, be obedient to your parents in everything, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord.” (Colossians 3:18, 20) Congregation elders are worthy of our honor because ‘the holy spirit has appointed them overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God.’ (Acts 20:28) It is out of respect for Jehovah that we honor human authorities. Naturally, honoring Jehovah’s authority always comes first in our lives.—Acts 5:29.

    w96 1/15:

    No wonder we are joyful as God’s sheep! Appointed elders take the lead among us. They do not “play the prince,” lord it over us, or try to be masters over our faith. (Numbers 16:13; Matthew 20:25-28; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Hebrews 13:7) Instead, they are loving shepherds who apply the apostle Peter’s counsel: “Shepherd the flock of God in your care, not under compulsion, but willingly; neither for love of dishonest gain, but eagerly; neither as lording it over those who are God’s inheritance, but becoming examples to the flock.” (1 Peter 5:2, 3) The apostle Paul told fellow elders: “Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own Son.” And how grateful the sheep are that these men appointed by holy spirit “treat the flock with tenderness”!—Acts 20:28-30.

    w95 11/22:

    God’s spirit helps us to develop qualities such as long-suffering, mildness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22, 23) Also, in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, elders, or shepherds, appointed by holy spirit, are provided by God to give practical assistance. Peggy adds: “I had a lot of support from the congregation, especially the elders. It was a tremendous help.”

    w92 2/1:

    Today, too, Jesus inspects the congregations. And when he discerns problems, he still handles them by means of holy spirit. The spirit can help us recognize and overcome problems directly through our reading of the Bible. Help can also come through Bible literature published by the spirit-anointed faithful and discreet slave. Or it can come from spirit-appointed elders in the congregation. Whatever the case, whether the counsel is to individuals or to the congregation as a whole, do we heed Jesus’ words: “Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says”?

    it-1 496-500"

    Hence, just as Jehovah organized the congregation of Israel under older men, heads, judges, and officers (Jos 23:2), He saw to the supervision of the Christian congregation by having older men appointed to positions of trust therein. (Ac 14:23) And, as responsible men sometimes acted representatively for the entire congregation of Israel, as in judicial matters (De 16:18), God arranged for each individual Christian congregation to be similarly represented in such matters by responsible men placed in positions of authority by the holy spirit. (Ac 20:28; 1Co 5:1-5) However, should difficulties develop between members of the Christian congregation of God, the words of Jesus Christ recorded at Matthew 18:15-17 (spoken before the Jewish congregation of God had been rejected by Jehovah and thus initially applicable to it) served as a basis for settling or handling such problems.


  • Joe Grundy
    Joe Grundy

    As a matter of policy, police should now be examining every computer to which this man had access.

    Do they have a 'congregation' PC in Kingdom Halls?

    Do the WTBTS Bethel complexes have a computer network, and would he have had access to it? If so, the whole network (or at least the part he had access to) should be examined.

    May prove interesting. I wonder whether the FBI may become involved? (My guess would be 'yes').

  • stevenyc

    Ever wondered how Jehovah must view this? Well lets read what his "spirit directed" writers say abouit the Walkill Farm:

    wt 05:21/1

    How Does Jehovah View the Printery?

    Brother Barr also asked the audience to consider how Jehovah views the printery. He certainly does not depend on it. He could make the stones preach the good news! (Luke 19:40) Furthermore, he is not impressed by the complexity, size, speed, or capabilities of machinery. Why, he created the universe! (Psalm 147:10, 11) Jehovah knows more advanced ways to produce literature, ways that have been neither devised nor even imagined by humans. So, what does Jehovah see that he truly values? Surely he sees in this printery the precious qualities of his people—their love, faith, and obedience.


  • AuldSoul
    "We are as shocked and amazed as we can possibly be,'' he said. "All our reports show he was good, he was serving faithfully. We did not have anything to indicate there was any moral flaw.''

    He went on to say, "We don't really know what to make of this. He always did his job. He was regular at morning worship. He dressed neatly. He was regular at meetings and faithful to congregation duties. And the shape of his head and size of his nose clearly indicated a man of strong moral fiber. All our reports failed to indicate any moral flaws at all. Of course, our reports measure works, not moral, so...there you go, I suppose."

    THAT WAS SATIRE, that was not actually what PR Brown said.

  • Virgochik

    "All our reports show he was good at deceiving parents to trust him with their little boys, he was serving faithfully. All those other reports, well, there were just never two witnesses to anything, so they must've been lies, all lies. You can dig around in the congregation files, but none of that is true."

  • AuldSoul

    I guess we now have positive proof that organizational responsibilities and privileges are NOT the result of God's blessing. Unless...unless God blesses pedophiles.

  • Nosferatu

    Man, this is really hitting the fan! I hope my newly baptized niece has come across this news.

    Police also said they now believe Cano allegedly took pornographic photos of children while traveling throughout the United States and South America with the Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Pedophiles going door to door? That's not good.

    "As of today he has been removed from his eldership and has been removed as a member of this family,'' Brown said Monday.

    In other words, He is no longer an elder and no longer in Bethel. I'm guessing he hasn't been disfellowshipped.

  • Hellrider
    In Cano's home police siezed several computer systems, memory sticks containing hundreds of pictures, and numerous DVDs. All will be reviewed by experts.

    Investigators also located a graphic videotape which they said was shot by Cano at Chicago's O'Hare Airport as he followed boys and men into the bathroom with a hidden camera, taping them as they used the urinals.

    And just in time for the conventions. I hope there are newspaper-stands nearby all the dcs, so that any jw that dares sneak off to get a paper and a hot dog sees that pedos face on the front pages. I bet they`ll take off those name-tags real quick, much better to pretend to just be an average business man, lol.

  • rebel8

    Thanks guys! Those quotes would fit nicely into an article about this whole mess, which I will try to work on when I get a chance.

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