as much as a group understands the spirit of the Bible correctly, I believe that such a group has the right to rule.
Wow, so if I understand it more correctly, and talk exactly like the WT does, I have the right to rule? Fail. I think one must understand both the spirit and the substance of the bible if they want to start their own little worship club.
I believe the directives to preach (Matthew 24 & Matthew 28) and to associate (Hebrews 10) are key.
And JW's are the only religion who do this? I know, I used to think that way too as a JW, until I allowed myself to see other people and religions do this. Fail.
They treated their DF'd ones properly, not like some groups I know about.
JW's disfellowship for smoking, working at a government factory, working for the Red Cross or other religious corporations, and esp, for even privately disagreeing with a piece of dogma. ALL OF WHICH is UNSCRIPTURAL.
I see no reason to believe the WTS would head in the direction of the Trinity than Reniaa would, which is why I jumped to the WTS in the first place.
JW's are not the only montheistic sect of Christianity. Fail.
Their teachings regarding headship and spiritual family training taking precedence over material pursuits is increasingly outstanding.
JW's are the only ones who care about their families? C'mon! There is no one perscribed way in the bible to do this. The JW way of building up families is total indoctrination using nothing but GB written literature that promotes GB authority above all else.
Jehovah's Witnesses teach that all other religion is controlled by Satan, which by default, leaves them. FAIL FAIL FAIL.
I don't mean to be disrespectful of you Spike, its just that you are wrong.