I remember at an assembly someone saying "oh yeh thats such and such, he's annointed...you can really tell" or something like that.
Karl, the only qualification you need to been seen as annointed is being baptized before 1935. Of course, that's getting harder and harder to come by now, but if you were baptized in say, the 1940s, and aren't totally off your rocker, you can probably still convince most Dubs that you're of the annointed class. Of course, this rule doesn't apply to CO's, DO's, or long time members who are living in
New Jerusalem Bethel and who are buying a stairway to heaven; after all, they're just sooooo spiritual that no one would dare question them if they started to partake at the Memorial, even if they weren't baptized until the late 1950s or even 1960s.
Are those claiming, that they are annointed nutters? Did their alphabet spaghetti spell it out for them?
Some are, some aren't. I remember an old sister in my Hall years ago who partook of the emblems. She was a real sweetheart and everyone loved her. Whether or not she went to heaven isn't for me to say---that's between her and God. However, there were also some "real nutters" out there who also partook. While I certainly don't believe that someone has to be a Jay Dub baptized before 1935 to get to heaven, some of the ones I knew were wife beaters, alcoholics, child abusers or just plain crazy........