Obey God and don't ask questions, CO said

by StarTrekAngel 6 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • StarTrekAngel

    Well, as an update to a previous thread, it turns out the talks were pretty plain and repetitive. End is coming soon, sooner, soonest, etc , etc. That was until the last day. It seemed like this was not going anywhere exciting, but I got my share.

    The one talk entitled "the scene of this world is changing" was all about, as you may have expected, change. Although at first I thought he was going to concentrate on org change, he actually only concentrated in political/world related changes. Specifically tailored towards the upcoming great tribulation, he did not seem to have enough words to stress that changes were coming and they were radical. Made me wonder for a while if the radical changes will actually be org changes that will be excused in politics, rather than theocracy.

    The last talk, titled "give us more faith", opened as something like this, to loosely quote him "In the 1880 something WT magazine, there is a story of a little girl that was asked to explain faith. She responded that faith was "obeying God without asking questions". He then basically made the whole talk about praising this little girl for her answer. So all of a sudden it was like this girl had replaced God and we needed to listen to her instead. In any case, the whole point was made on how faithful men of the past obeyed God without asking anything. Needless to say there was not one mention of the men who actually did question God and were still considered faithful. No mention of the fact that no more than two meetings ago, we studied the book "Draw Closer to Jehovah" on the subject of his flexibility and how he allowed men in the past to shape the outcome of events, because they questioned God.

    I would leave this here for you to make your own conclusions. Makes me wonder what kind of questions is it that we may asked if this talk was not presented.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Above all else, you are not to ask the questions that have no answers. You know, the kind that leave them speechless and looking like a deer staring into headlights.


  • cappytan

    I am so glad I'm missing this upcoming CO visit.

  • millie210
    It sounds to me like somebody somewhere is asking questions and this talk is to discourage that attempt.
  • EndofMysteries
    "Obey the governing body and don't ask question"

    Fixed that for ya.

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    "Vee vill ask ze questions, schweinhund - at ze bottom of ze pages in our propaganda!".

    (in a Gerrit Losch accent!)

  • Vidiot

    StarTrekAngel - "...Made me wonder for a while if the radical changes will actually be org changes that will be excused in politics, rather than theocracy...."

    At least some of them must have enough presence of mind enough to recognize the way the (legal) winds have been blowing.

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