Jesus was neither encouraging the Jews that he was talking to at that time nor future followers after his death to follow an organization, neither the Jewish religious organization that the WTS teaches ended in 33 C.E. with the anointing of Jesus' followers with holy spirit, nor today. The WT constantly puts itself between people seeking Christ saying they have to come to them first to get to Jesus. Where in the bible does it say that? Where in the bible is the word "organization" or "governing body"? Where in the bible except for the circumcision question, did Paul consult the GB as to his schedule and his comments as to serious doctrinal questions?
Why the emphasis on the WT publications and the organization's feeling that no one can understand the bible without them?
I had those questions and never got a honest answer. People are too afraid of contradicting the WT organization publicly. I can remember my family questioning the interpretation of the superior authorities prior to 1962...but not openly and then feeling vindicated in 1962 when it changed to what they knew was accurate in the first place.
Or the elder that held up the WT in the WT study he was conducting asking what were our beliefs based on?
Or the new elder who was told that his bible research was not needed because all they needed was in the pages of the elder's manual?
People in Jesus day were afraid to recognize his simple explanation of what they needed to do, as he himself lived it. That's why he had "secret" disciples. The bible says that the sheep would hear his voice and follow him. Where is the best place to hear Jesus' voice, in WT publications or the bible?
Blondie (an explanation to reach jws written above, so don't say that telling people the bible is false and Jesus never existing would be a good approach)