Earlier I asked StandFirm:
"-- Were there true Christians in the centuries leading to the 19th and 20th centuries?
-- If so, were those true Christians part of one administrative and functional structure used by God?
-- If so, what was that one administrative and functional structure used by God?"
“There were Christians in the intervening centuries. And they did organize themselves in some cases, as best they could.”
During “the intervening centuries” was there one organization of Christians or was there more than one organization of Christians?
“Remember, though, that those were the centuries of apostasy, of the wheat being hidden by the weeds.”
And according to Watchtower that is no longer the case. Right? And, if Watchtower says it then it must be true. Right?
“Wouldn't it be better to imitate the 1st century's spiritual prosperity?”
Imitating prosperity is not prosperity any more than imitation gold is gold.
Should we respond to theuninspired decrees of Watchtower's governing body the same as we would have to the inspired decrees of the first century governing body?
“Thus, what you bring up is a red herring.”
The questions I have posed to you are no red herring. To the contrary, answering the questions I have asked of you presents a threat to your notions of organization. Now how about answering the questions asked and let readers decide as they will.
The Christ did not teach a religion. He taught a way or life.