In the April 15 2010 Watchtower, this quote stuck out to me like a sore thumb.
"This magazine has
long been used by "the faithful and discreet slave"
as the primary channel for dispensing increased
It used to be that the WT was the source of "truth", of what Jehovah wanted. But now, they have lowered their standards.
It used to be truth, now they settle for "increased light."
Here is what this means.
It means that Jehovah doesn't ever teach anything in a straightforward manner, when he can instead, string along his own people for over 100 years.
It means that though the bible and its characters, such as the prophets, Jesus and others, spoke of truth, the JW claim that they are the true religion means that truth no longer exists. Increased light has taken over.
Though they are the true religion, at best, their god Jehovah only teaches them a little bit at a time. We figure in 200 more years they finally might get 1914 right. It'll give Jehovah enough time to spoon feed "his people". Say, you won't be alive in 200 years? Too bad for you. In the mean time, rejoice in "increased light", knowing that though you may not have it right, at least you can feel like you're closer to it then ever.
It means that when you read in the bible of servants of god who amazingly didn't have to jump through hoops to get to know what God wanted, that this changed. The "increased light" of JW's shows that truth is now highly overrated. It is much better to get "increased light" every 2 decades or so. But don't ask Jehovah why he doesn't just flat out spell it out.
In truth, this phrase "increased light" is more accurate then anything the GB has ever stated in the WT. (I wonder if they know) JW's have destroyed what "the truth" means. Better to say that at best, Jehovah has given you a flashlight with disposable batteries to sort through the mess that is his word.