yes they do :) Aslong as we do according to Jehovahs laws...following the scriptures as best we can and repent if we have done wrong.
shepherding visits.....were they?
They do AE? Their stacks upon stacks of rules members must follow belies that claim.
Jesus well described the governing body at matthew 15:7-9
- Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy about you when he said:
- 'This people honors me with their lips, 5 but their hearts are far from me;
- in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.'"
Having seen it all from the Elder's point of view -
The elders are just like a 5th grade drama student trying to read out a Shakespear play - they do good to remember the words, let alone act the part, or understand what the hell the purpose of it is. If one of them actually tried to understand the "sheep" in question, they themselves would be lined up for questioning under an unshaded lamp. No wonder it seems cold and heartless to the truly discouraged -
Good way for the elders to count some easy time without actually going to a non-witness door and trying to sell literature, though.