I just had a thought--never a good sign, right, ladies?--about Jesus' role as Mediator, as defined by the Watchtower Society. I personally experienced a particularly interesting moment with my mother back when I first started to lose faith in the Borg. (I'm actually going to use that term, Borg, now because "organization" makes me cringe every time I hear it, even when it's used at work.)
I explained to her the reality, that Jesus Christ is not our Mediator, according to our beliefs--it was just studied in the Watchtower probably a few weeks before then! Jesus is referred to in that article as "THEIR Mediator", that is, the Mediator for the anointed ones. This is, after all, the very reason why we cannot partake of the Memorial emblems! She looked at me as if I was crazy and said, "Jesus is our Mediator. Those apostates have twisted your mind."
It's interesting to see that many JWs probably don't have the slightest idea what they believe, when it gets 'too deep'. They're just caught up in the treadmill of works.
So back to the thought that popped into my head, 'cause I wanted to share it with you folks. Jesus' role as Mediator, according to the Society, is vastly illogical for a reason I never thought of until now:
The old covenant with the nation of Israel was between God and 3 million (that's 3,000,000) Israelites. So Jesus comes to mediate a new covenant, a superior covenant by means of which all nations will be blessed. How many people get invited into it? 144,000. So, why would the new, superior covenant have vastly less people in it, especially since it was supposed to be extending God's personal relationship to all people? What makes this covenant truly superior if the majority of mankind is still forced to hang onto the coattails of 'Israelites' like the proselytes used to do? Ultimately, the 'great crowd' is really in a modified version of the old covenant--they serve the priesthood and offer 'sacrifices' (meetings, field service, etc.), and they are in constant fear that in fact, despite the depth of God's love through Jesus Christ, their sins may not be forgiven if they don't obey the anointed (well, let's be real, if they don't obey the Governing Body, or the articles that are written by the 'other sheep' and glanced over by the GB).
The great crowd gets to wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb, yet they cannot drink the wine that represents his blood at the Lord's evening meal? Why not go to a bar, buy a drink, and then pass it down to someone else, and claim you went out drinking last night? It makes about as much sense.
Well, rather than making this message too much longer, I better stop. By the way, no interrogations from the Thought Police last night at my meeting--they didn't have the right assets in place to make their move. Maybe once my 'group overseer' and the COBOE are around, then they'll come for me. It'll be fun, like being chased by a Star Destroyer. Talk to you later. Look forward to your comments.