Alright, I will try to explain (with sarcasm) how they don't SAY ONE THING BUT DO ANOTHER.
They say to do research, but only read things in THEIR publications. Research is supposed
to support the current light on doctrine. What this means is "DO research by reading everything
that explains current light, and how it was arrived at, don't question any of it, don't go off researching
the scriptures cited in the research. You might be tempted to say how it really doesn't apply. Just
meditate on how it MUST apply because the GB said so.
You have been told to read older publications in the past, but only so you can do as I stated above. If the
doctrine has changed on a subject, then disregard the advice. GB says "We will extract the necessary
quotes out of older publications to prove that we were right all along. No need to dig past articles out."
The newest light is that older publications are those on your CD-ROM, and primarily those printed in the
last 10 years. Light older than 10 to 12 years old tends to be needing a new bulb, anyway.
Examination of your religion is only for the new student coming out of a different religion. You JW's all
did that already- SO STOP.
Any problems you have- they are a sign of how either a) you are spiritually weak or b) you are serving
Jehovah correctly and Satan is attacking you. Instead of trying to figure out which, just assume you are
spiritually weak and need to go out in service more and go to more meetings and assemblies. If it happens
to be the second one (b), the advice will only make you stronger.