"Organizational answers' were from the Insight.... practically copy/pasted too
I have no need to read these so-called "organizational answers" that you provided in your post, since I am familiar with what the Insight book and all of our publications state.
My questions were to discern if you understand the Organization.......
I don't feel any need to discuss my understanding of our organization with you. I'm a part of it!
There is a definition of what our 'TRUTH' is and it isn't progressive, it is however the foundation of the Org. The 'TRUTH' is our 'good news' our 'gospel'.....
The truth is God’s kingdom, and the Lord Jesus Christ sits and serves as king and priest thereof, being the royal heir and permanent heir of King David according to his Father's sworn oath given in affirmation of His covenant for an everlasting kingdom. It was with Jesus' first coming that the truth arrived, for this is when "this good news of the kingdom" -- the truth -- first began to be proclaimed by Jesus to the Jews. Later, the good news was proclaimed to the Samaritans, and then, by 36 AD, to the Gentiles.
The truth is not ours alone, not the province of just Jehovah's Witnesses, but is the blessing that God promised Abraham would come to all nations by means of his seed, who is Christ, the release by ransom through Jesus' blood and forgiveness of sins according to God's undeserved kindness. (Ephesians 1:7)
But you're totally mistaken when you say that the truth isn't progressive, for if someone were to try to open your eyes of those spiritual blind to the truth by telling them all of it all at one time, , they would pretty much have been left in a state of shock since without faith it is hard to comprehend it all. This is why Jehovah's Witnesses offer free home Bible studies with folks, so that they might take in knowledge of the truth on a gradual basis, progressively.
Perhaps you are not aware for some reason that Jehovah has been leading His people progressively in the truth from the beginning, for since the Abrahamic Covenant, He had progressively been revealing more and more the truth about Himself and His purposes, even though understanding these truths did not first become revealed until Jesus revealed them to us. And like his Father, Jesus himself told his then-yet-unenlightened apostles how he had been holding back from telling them some things: "I have many things yet to say to you, but you are not able to bear them at present." (John 16:12)
Jehovah reveals the truth to His servants on earth in His own time and way. As one example of the progressive nature of the truth, it was first revealed by God's spirit that circumcision was not a requirement for non-Jewish Christians. This matter was decided by the governing body in 49 AD, some 16 years after Pentecost! Here's another example: Even after the holy spirit was poured out upon Jesus' disciples at Pentecost in 33 AD, they had no idea that 144,000 would be sealed until this information was revealed to John in 96 AD! (Revelation 14:3)
Before 1979, Jehovah's Witnesses thought that Jesus had only given to the apostle Peter two keys to the kingdom, but in 1979 we came to realize that Peter had been given three keys although the truth as to there being three keys had been right there in the Bible all along. (Matthew 16:19; Acts 8:14-17) I remember it being hard to remember that there were "three keys," because we had been teaching "two keys" for a very long time. We have since made the adjustment in what we now know to be the truth and we teach accordingly, but we were unaware of this until God's spirit progressively helped us to appreciate the truth on this scriptural matter.
This is why it is so necessary that folks show a waiting attitude with respect to the end of this system of things and not become angry at Jehovah and his servants, such as the governing body, over their inability to tell them precisely when the end is going to arrive, because the fact is that no one knows when the end is going to arrive. But those of us that know the truth and have faith in the good news know that it is a fact that is coming.
I want to caution you against making such doggedly incorrect statements, @yknot. I'm a brother and so it would have been better for you to have asked me a question like, "Why it was I was saying here that the truth is progressive since you had never learned that is was progressive?" than for you to have become confrontational and dogmatic in telling me that the truth isn't progressive, and that the truth is our good news (whatever this means).
It is not for no reason that I have asked you in a previous post if you thought you were in the truth, because many of the things you have said in this thread alone suggests that you do not know the truth, but only know of it, which is why I have suggested that you consider requesting the local elders to assign someone to study the Bible with you, with the emphasis on your study conductor focusing on what things the Bible teaches, and not on the WTS.
Timeline/[discussion]/description......again this was to see how much you discern development, it isn't covered on the DVD. (and is one of my stumbling blocks)
I don't care about discussing such things with you, and I really think you are way off-topic, which is why I hadn't been so anxious to post a reply to this particular reply, for while it was impossible for @UnDisfellowshipped to stop you from taking over his thread, I'm pretty sure that didn't expect you to do this due to the contempt you have for those taking the lead in God's organization and especially for the governing body.
It seems to me that it is rather easy for you to disregard lordship, but if you are able to speak abusively of glorious ones without restraint here on this forum while claiming to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses, then eventually I would the local elders in your congregation to become targets of your contempt, and at that time (whenever it occurs!) they will have to teach you not to despise divinely constituted authority.
For all the Bible understanding you profess, I understand the Organization..... The Organization is what I was taught as my Elders deemed me not to be Gilead material. I profess no 'deep' understanding of the Bible, the Elders said my talents should be focused elsewhere and to trust and obey the Org on these matters......... so I guess that makes me somewhat of a Knorr type versus Freddie
I don't care about any of your zany ideas about God's organization. I really don't. I'm not going to tell you what you don't understand about God's organization, because for all I know you have a what some might call (in some circles) a "'Type A' personality." (I don't believe there to be such a thing as a "Type A," a "Type B" or a "Type AB" personality, but maybe you do.) I also don't know how your local elders could make such a statement as to where it is they believe your talents ought to be focused, but elders are as imperfect as both you and I, and for this reason I give them a pass.
As a Study Conductor I believe there was a letter strongly encouraging you to ... stick closely to the elementary questions of the WTStudy.
I have no comment, but just so you know, @yknot, I will not in the future be responding to any more of these kinds of impertinent comments in this thread.