You will know the "he who without sin cast the first stone" that is a problem I accept. If Jws ran a more governmental arrangement where they swapped and changed leaders every few years would it work better? IMO Nope because clearly governmentally atm it doesn't, you just get different sets of problems. You do get a false sense of control over leadership which for me is just a placebo because so often the leaders voted in by their people don't do what those people want.
If you yourself set up your own church and people looked to you for doctrinal and spiritual guidance could you do a better job?
Imperfection means NONE of us could do a better job.
but....is this a good enough excuse to abandon a structured body of faith in Unity?
I actually think the world is going with the individual. Culturally in religious belief we are all trying to be faiths of one alone, 'each to their own' being the moto but does this work? IMO absolutely not instead of unity you just get millions of religious divisions IMO it kills faith there is no unity of belief under God with division.
So I turn to the bible which clearly says we have leadership among ourselves till Jesus's return.
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously. if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
this is non-negotiable scripture but also our imperfection is also non-negotiable.
Surely the point is that we can only argue if we can ourselves be perfect and say we wouldn't make those mistakes?
As for whether they follow the bible? Personally I think they do a pretty good job, not bending to the winds of public opinion. And that they have managed as a whole religion to tear themselves away from trinity among other things. That doctrinely has remained the same since russels day shows to me personally a mark of holy spirit guidance.
Perfection of person is impossible but trying to follow the bible especially in doing the preaching work and not "burying your shekel" to me is very important biblically from Jesus himself.