The recent post about a CO urging confession of secret sins to the elders brought up an interesting question:
Why doesn't God or the Holy Spirit reveal the secret sins of the congregation to the elders?
There are many scriptural examples of this kind of thing happening.
Adam and Eve, Cain, Achan, David, Judas, Ananias, and Sapphira all did not confess their sins at least until their sins were exposed.
I think the most appropriate example is that of Ananias and Sapphira who were exposed as exaggerating the amount of a donation. Perhaps their example will be of particular use when individual Witnesses are asked to "pledge" to donate a certain amount.
At the very least, we might expect terrible disasters in congregations where serious sins are being kept secret.