When did the WTS make it a rule that you have to give your cell phone number to the elders? I find it hard to believe that they feel entitled to it….just doubting.
it has NEVER been a "rule" it is an example of another one of the nuances that exist in WT world
when an elder ask for such information a good jw merely considers that the bro are looking out for me, and thay i am working with Jehovahs arrangment
i read to many post where former jw make such statements "This is a rule" and jw will come behind you and blow you out of the wate as being dead wrong
instead former jw need to explain that this while not a Written rule is just another example of the many "Unwritten rules and Understandings" that a good jw fully understands and complies with
you have a an avg joe blow and annie mae publisher being asked by the PO
Sister we are putting together a list for the elders and books study conductors to contact the friend in an emergency, Could i have your Cell phone ?
now her she is standing in front of 3 other jw and she says "No i ain't giving you my number"
please someone tell me out of a Hall of 130 publishers how many jw will challenge such a PO
heck look at the title of this thread "BE AFRAID OF THE ELDERS!!!"
and for that reason this is why and elder would not give it a second thought to ask for a cell number and the avg jw would not think twice and actually give it to him in a heart beat
jw live in fear of displeasing god and the quickest way to displease god that every jw knows is to disrespect is Representives, the Elders
it is th WT System that makes this type of stuff work
so fully explain this folks cause if you dont the jw will come behind you , blow you out of the water and your excellent point of how the wt controls folks will be lost
just my 2