I would like to think of myself as an academic. Im starting my second degree and i enjoy research. When i see a statement backed up by references and support from a credible source, sometimes i get excited. Here is something from today's Watchtower. Try to notice any credible sources which could make the VERY POWERFUL statement mentioned here valid:
We can enter into Jehovah’s rest—or join him in his rest—by obediently working in harmony with his advancing purpose as it is revealed to us through his organization. 17 On the other hand, if we minimized the Bible-based counsel that we receive through the faithful and discreet slave class, choosing to follow an independent course, we would be placing ourselves at odds with God’s unfolding purpose. (The Watchtower, 15th July 2011, page 28)
Yes, the only source is the one who is writing the statement. There is no scriptural support given in the article as to why the FDS have the power or the responsibility to dish out Jehovah's purposes. Actually, i rather enjoyed reading this article, but, of course, when i reached the last 2 paragraphs... apart from chuckling to myself, it made me want to rip up the magazine and throw it in the bin. I tell you now, i dont know why i keep reading this trash, but it just enrages me more and more. WHY CANT JW'S SEE IT? "The organisation are Jehovah's chosen organisation?" "Says who?" "Well... the organisation do!" Does this sound like circular reasoning? I cant help but think about all those people i grew up with, who i loved very much, sitting there this morning and being wilfully spoon fed this nonsensical bo**ocks!
I pray that my old friends and ALL those trapped in this organisation WAKE UP!