1/15/01 & 12/15/71 Watchtower - Governing Body versus Corporations

by Mad Sweeney 1 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    I've had a question for quite some time but haven't been able to find an answer. The two Watchtowers in the subject line have article describing how the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses differs from a legal corporation. In the articles it explains how the Governing Body uses various legal corporations around the world as legal administrative tools for producing and distributing literature, and for administering theocratic order over the flock of JWs.

    My question remains: What LEGAL authority does the GB have over the corporations? The corporations, with its boards of directors, presidents and vice presidents, and society members, legally submits to the will of the GB WHY? Is there ANY legal connection? Or with every single GB member OFF of the boards of every single WT corporation, are they legally removed from power just as they're legally protected from liability? Does the Governing Body actually now rule at the sufferance of the corporate heads?

  • Soldier77

    I believe that the corporate side of the WBTS (board of directors, presidents, treasurers, etc) runs the business, i.e. buying property, printing supplies, shipping, distribution etc. While the GB are the ones that direct what is printed. Legally, I don't think they have any power whatsoever.

    But that's just my understanding, it's probably flawed, so I hope someone clears it up since I would like to know the facts.

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