using the term rank and file

by JeffT 16 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • steve2
    Actually the "mud and blood" part might well describe the average witness.

    Yes, once again the Watchtower unwittingly speaks a truth that exposes its dictatorial heart.

  • sizemik
    you are right, it's a military term.

    And how appropriate! . . . the WT Org very closely resembles the military . . . with it's highly structured and tiered authority with multiple levels . . . each level being totally subservient to the one above. Interestingly, military organisations are often used as examples of cult-like behavior.

    There seems little resemblance to the teachings or intentions of Christ in such Organisations . . .

    Matt 23 (KJV)

    8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

    9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

    10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

  • carla

    My jw uses the term and doesn't seem to see it as a dergatory term, but then he sometimes doesn't seem to get a lot of jw-isms in my opinion.

  • edmond dantes
    edmond dantes

    I suppose the Generals of the Wonky Tower think in millitary terms because of Pauls writing in Eph 6:10-18 where he mentions the armour of faith but they spear themselves in the foot however as they themselves lack the belt of truth. They would think it alright to use the term rank and file now wouldn't they but what they really mean is The Great Unwashed or those who they think know less than their leaders.

    To follow on the military conotations :

    In verse 14 christians are urged to use a belt or gird their waist with truth and in an earthly sense a belt is used to keep something up and secured in place but as we know their ever changing light of truth means that they keep exposing themselves to ridicule by not being able to keep themselves covered up.

    How about if they they just belt up.


    Jehovah`s Witness`s..

    Rank and..


    ...................... ...OUTLAW

  • sizemik

    All in All there just another Brick in the Wall

  • DagothUr

    i'm surprised too

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