Are they really the faithful slave?

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    Are they really the Appointed Faithful Slave?

    As is seen from these following quotes, the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society would have us all believe, that they, as an organization represent 'Jehovah's Channel of Comminication, the faithful and discreet slave,' of the parable in Matthew 24:45.

    Channel to understanding the Bible... All who want to understand the Bible should appreciate that the "greatly diversified wisdom of God" can become known only through Jehovah's channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave. (Watchtower; Oct. 1, 1994; p. 8)

    1973 Only this organization functions for Jehovah's purpose and to his praise. To it alone God's Sacred Word, the Bible, is not a sealed book. (Watchtower; July 1, 1973; p. 402)

    1939 We acknowledge as the visible organization of Jehovah on earth the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, and recognize the Society as the Channel or instrument through which Jehovah and Christ Jesus give instruction and meat in due season to the household of faith. (Watchtower, April 15, 1939 p. 125)

    85) 1939 "It should be expected that the Lord would have a means of communicating to his people on the earth, and he has clearly shown that the magazine called The Watchtower is used for that purpose." (1939 Yearbook Of Jehovah's Witnesses, P1967

    "Make haste to identify the visible theocratic organization of God that represents his king, Jesus Christ. It is essential for life. Doing so, be complete in accepting its every aspect." (Watchtower, October 1, 1967, p. 591)

    According to these aforementioned Watchtower Quotes, no one can understand the Bible apart from them; for only they alone are guided and directed by the Holy Spirit; as this additional quote will clearly show:

    "Consider too, the fact that Jehovah's organization alone in all the earth is directed by God's holy spirit or active force." (Watchtower, July 1, 1973, page 402)

    Was it to be true, that all of the preceding quotes are accurate, would not the Apostle Paul, who himself was one of the true anointed class, support everything they tell us in these quotes? Afterall, if their claim to being the anointed Brothers of the Christ is true, then the anointed Brothers of the Christ in the first century would also have been the appointed faithful slave. If anyone would be able to supply us with the correct answer to who the faithful slave really was in the first century, I feel it safe to say, Paul could, wouldn't you think?

    It will pay us now, to examine very closely exactly what it was Paul had to say about this matter. Note his words now at Hebrews 3:1-6 using the Watchtower Societies own Bible, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures; and note especially how Paul contradicts their high and lofty claims, and exposes them as false prophets. Now for Pauls own words on this matter: "Consequently, Holy Brothers partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest whom we consess ---Jesus. He was faithful to the one that made him such, as Moses was in all the house of that one. For the latter, {Jesus} is counted worthy of more glory than Moses,in-as-much as he who constructs it has more honor than the house. Of course every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God. And Moses as an attendant was faithful in all the house of that One as a testimony of the things that were to be spoken afterward, but Christ was faithful as a Son OVER THE HOUSE OF THAT ONE. WE ARE THE HOUSE OF THAT ONE, if we make fast hold on our freeness of speech and our boasting over the hope firm to the end,"

    We should notice, here, that Paul is contrasting the glorious position Moses held, over the house of God as he led the Israelite Nation, with the even more glorious position the Christ was to hold, as it says, 'as a testimony of the things that were to be spoken afterwards.' Then he tells us; 'but Christ was faithful as a Son OVER THE HOUSE OF THAT ONE. Do not let this point escape your notice, because here Paul has informed us that it was the Christ who was the appointed Faithful Slave over the house of God, and none of the anointed class held that position in the first Century; because, speaking for himself and all of the anointed class; he clearly has told us: "We are the house of that one" ...

    With that in mind, ask yourselves, how is it today, the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society, makes claim that they are the appointed Faithful Slave, while at the same time, will tell us that thay are also the anointed Brothers of the Christ? According to them, they are appointed over God's House, and as a Body constitute the house as well? So, at one and the same time, they are both. They are appointed over the house, as well, they are the house itself. Does that sound like intelligent scriptural reasoning to you, the readers? Something is amiss, isn't it? Yes! It certainly is! Obviously they are not what they make claim to being at all; they are, imposters, pure and simple. Exactly as Paul foretold; "But wicked Men and imposters will advance from bad to worse, misleading and being misled." {{2Timothy 3:13}

    Did Paul predict that there would be some today, making profession that they were on equal footing with the early Apostles, but, rather, would be wicked Men and imposters, misleading and being misled? We will learn, that he most certainly did, as might be expected. Note now his words on this matter: "Now what I am doing, I will still do, that I may cut off the pretext from those who are wanting a pretext for BEING FOUND EQUAL TO US IN THE OFFICE OF WHICH THEY BOAST. For such Men are false Apostles, deceitful workers transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works." {2 Corinthians 11:12-15}

    We see from Paul's words here, the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses is beginning to take centre stage, are they not? But let us go on to see if the Apostle Paul actually pin-points the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, as to actually being these 'wicked men and imposters, misleading and being misled.' These ones, 'transforming themselves into apostles of Christ, while their followers transform themselves into ministers of righteousness.' Just how does Paul pin-point the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, and their followers as these wicked men and imposters? With these following words taken from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12! Specifically verses 1,2 - "However, Brothers, respecting the presence {COMING} of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we request of you not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be exited either through an inspired expression, or through a verbal message or through a letter AS THOUGH FROM US to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here."

    As to this first point, 'through an inspired expression,' recall their own words in this following quote:

    Consider too, the fact that Jehovah's organization alone in all the earth is directed by God's holy spirit or active force." (Watchtower, July 1, 1973, page 402)

    When Jehovah's Witnesses arrive at your door, you receive that 'verbal message,' in their introductory presentation, as they present you with that, 'letter' in the form of a Watchtower Magazine; a message as though from the early Apostles, and recall their central teaching that the Christ was invisibly present in the year `1914 and that, 'the day of Jehovah is here.' Or fast approaching.

    It is common knowledge, today, that the Governing Body and their followers have been involved in this, 'preaching of this good news of the kingdom in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all Nations, just prior to the end of this system of things; and their belief is, that this work is authorized by Jehovah God, but the one who really was the appointed faithful slave, the Christ himself, showed that the converse to that was true, with his own following words at Luke 21:8 which read: He said: "Look out that you are not misled; for many will come on the basis of my name, saying,' I am he,' and, the due time has approached. DO NOT GO AFTER THEM." He went even further, warning us: "For false Christs and false Prophets will arise and will give great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones." {Matthew 24:14,24} Anyone reading through the composite sign of the coming of Christ, will note in Matthew 24-Mark 13-Luke 21 that only false prophets would be on the scene, just prior to his coming; so that preaching work, as a result of that, had to be being done by a false prophet; not one authorized by Jehovah God; otherwise, why would the Christ tell us not to go after them? We must remember, the central teaching of the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society is that, the Christ was invisibly present in the year 1914, and because of that, they tell us, that, 'the time is at hand.' Or, if you will, 'the due time has approached,' as the Christ himself warned us all about, so is the case.

    Anyone who knows anything about this Organization, under the micro-scope knows well, that they identify themselves as the, 'way of the truth,' and anyone joining ranks with them, is said to be, 'walking in the way of the truth.' The real truth of the matter, is, it is a copy-cat religion, an apostate version of the truth, that Paul mentions in these following words: "Let no one seduce you in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first... then making reference to the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society, he continues, by telling us, 'and the Man of Lawlessness gets revealed, the Son of destruction. He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called "god" or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the Temple of The God, professing himself to be a god." {2 Thessalonians 2:3,4}

    Anyone who doesn't believe that it is the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society Paul is telling us about, I suggest to them to read over again the supplied Watchtower Quotes, and you will see they are quite comfortably seated in God's Temple, by their outlandish high and lofty self-inflated claims.

    At this time, there are now some 7 Million Apostate Christian's going door-to-door, 'preaching this good news of the kingdom,' under the direction of this, 'man of lawlessness' with another 17 Million on the side-lines showing interest. So the potential for an even greater Apotasy, as foretold by Paul is quite possible. But be assured, with their annual reports on their progress, I feel sure they'll keep us all informed as to their increasing daily numbers; as this great Apostasy reaches the final full limit Jehovah will allow.

    Because their Preaching activity is not authorized by Jehovah, does that mean Jehovah isn't having a work done prior to the coming of the Christ? We'll remember Jesus mentioned the chosen ones at Matthew 24:24. The Apostle John referred to them as the 'seed of the Woman, who have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.' {Revelation 12:17} So, their principle or main work would be to exalt the Christ to his preeminent position; a work that would incurr the hatred of this entire world against them. A hatred foretold by Jesus to come upon them, in these following words: "Then People will deliver you up to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be objects of hatred by all the Nations on account of my name." {Matthew 24:9}

    Recall, the issue was, who was the faithful slave that dispensed the food at the proper time? I'll allow Jesus to explain that: "I no longer call you Slaves, because a slave does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, because all the things I heard from my Father, I have made known to you." {John 15:15}

    I have just done the work of witnessing to Jesus as the true Faithful Slave of the parable at Matthew 24:45. The one Paul told us, was 'appointed over the house of God.'

    Would the Governing Body of the Watchtower Society be so audacious as to tell anyone that the Christ, who was taught by Jehovah everything that Jesus had taught his true disciples, pass on to them a record of 130 years of failed predictions and false prophecies? Would Jehovah be behind that failed record? Even more inportant; would Jehovah teach such a record to his Son, and then have Jesus pass it on to them?

    Quite clearly, they are not now, nor have they ever been, the appointed faithful Slave; that is clearly obvious! Wannabe

  • peacefulpete

    A neat bit of polemics that I can sympathize with. However the F&DS parable in Matt and revised by Luke, drawn on OT and Intertestemental Joseph stories, clearly do not mean to identify Jesus as the servant but as the Lord of the house who will leave and return. The simplest interpretation using the available context is that the author intended the more initiated Christians be viewed as the servant/s intrusted with the Lord's message and the household the larger body of new believers or the world of potential converts. It is interesting that by the time of this writing the need had arisen for an incorporation of a "delay" in the return. The motif of a trusted servant has many possible intended applications as used by various authors. It would be a classic example of selective 'proof' texting to rashly use one author's context to interpret another's.

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