So we had a 'special' visitor today in our hall, somebody from Patterson, young fellow with a wife. Off course I didn't catch that at first until he started name dropping in the first 5 minutes that he was from Bethel
So he goes on rambling about how we live in the last days and blah-di-blah I refused to even pick up my Bible to follow along - wife prodding me to pick it up. Finally he goes to something in Hebrews that I found an interesting text, completely misinterprets it because he misses the context.
My wife whispers the story about another guy who sits in our hall (lots of visitors today) that is grossly overweight. He apparently was a single CO once but got too intimate with the knowledge of some of his 'flock' so he got taken down. He also got pictures circulating of him on a Florida beach with a speedo and some sister accompanying him, doesn't surprise me anymore he never got DF'ed. He's grossly overweight, barely fits in the seat, picturing him in a speedo .
Then the topic goes over listening to Jehovah's direction. Quote from memory: "So does Jehovah speak to us directly through the bible? No, Jehovah's direction comes through the Faithful & Discreet Slave and they are to be obeyed since they have the direction". I start nodding no, wtf, there are non-Witnesses here too. "Even if we sometimes don't understand which way we're going we follow the direction of the Faithful & Discreet Slave". Goes over Moses and the Red Sea, Israelites didn't understand why they were being directed by Moses that way. I think, well if you read your bible you should've known they were guided by a column of smoke during the day and a bright light at night, not by Moses.
He also was going over some experiences and going well over time with his part by now. The experiences in Malawe (sic) about them receiving their (NWT) Bible. Out of thanks one of the mothers that was highly pregnant named their baby boy born next day "Loesch" after the GB member that gave them the Bible. Rwanda - apparently some elder got the info on an attack that was coming, he warned his brothers and tried to rescue them and some didn't listen - they lost their lives so it was their fault for not listening.
He finally finishes up with saying "You can't make it into the Kingdom without following the direction of the F&DS". I finally muffle out "bullshit" in the middle of the KH. My wife "What was that, what did you say?". Whoops.