What is an elder?
If the governing body cared about others as much as they do about themselfs this board might not exist. I think this board is made up of victims.
If a person is a true victim of a repressive organisation with a humane heart they can rouse themselfs sufficiently to reclaim their integrity .
Simply put elders see and when they see injustice and lies they stand for truth and justice and COMPASSION.
Now this would make a great book-Big Bad Wolves is a stunning and provocative and highly entertaining account of how the Jehovers Witnesses governing body myth making factory has created the image of the indomitable male, and in the process shaped and distorted our understanding of the spiritual man. This larger than life male is the congregation Elder.
:What is an elder?
A window washer with a badge.
Each elder has their own standards therfore it changes from day to day. They are dillusional.
Is that a fanatical badge worn with honour?
Really, it's a window washer that is a badger...
Elders are Janitors..
With a Golden Broom..
"Look at me!..I have a Golden Broom!!"..
The mission of the Elder Body of Jehovah's Witnesses is to prepare our people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Witness Oath and Law as stated at baptism and dedication.
On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my congregation
and to obey the Divine Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
An Elder is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
With slightly different wording the ELDER OATH sounds like the oath I recited as a cub-scout.