Governing Body, Watchtower vs Ray Franz -- Irony
Watchtower teaches Jehovah’s Witnesses that its governing body is a contemporary version of the body depicted at Acts Chapter 15.
Acts Chapter 15 depicts a meeting of Christians where the subject and deliberations are disclosed. Furthermore, the information disclosure includes specific names of who offered noteworthy statements in the discussion, and this disclosure was made in writing. This is the meeting Watchtower leads Witnesses to believe its governing body is modeled after.
Where has Watchtower even one time disclosed the subject and deliberations of a specific meeting of its governing body as was done by the writer of Acts Chapter 15? Where has Watchtower even one time made such a disclosure including the names of who said what that was noteworthy to whatever decision was made? Not one time has Watchtower done this.
By comparison, Ray Franz has made such disclosures and has made them in writing.
It is ironic that the very event Watchtower asserts as the model of its governing body is a model that it fails to follow yet someone who left that body follows the model by sharing information such as done by the writer of Acts Chapter 15.
This is one notable aspect of Ray Franz’s legacy. He wanted folks to know what was going on. So did the writer of Acts Chapter 15. For good or bad, Ray put it out there for people to decide however they will. It is a good legacy.