Jesus ate with common sinners declaring that they were IN (Matt 21:31).
Jesus denounced religious leaders declaring that they were OUT (Matt 23 esp v15).
Still the Watchtower persists in making their own determinations, according to their own rules, who is IN and who is OUT (Prov 17:15).
This is why the apostate Watchtower ruling religious clergy class and hierarchy surreptitiously and contemptuously hate and obfuscate the unabridged gospel which teaches that a right and clean standing is IMPUTED on the basis of grace (faith) and not merit (works).
Are their similar instances that come to mind for you?