As recently as in the June 15, 2012 WT Study this arrogant bunch on page 7 par 1 boasted: ‘Which governments will be dominating the earth when God’s Kingdom brings an end to human rulership? We know the answer—it has been disclosed to us by the “Revealer of secrets,” Jehovah God.’
“ Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. ”
“ The Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? ” Amos 3:7-8
Notice the ambiguous language used here? This statement leads the reader to think that “Jehovah” has revealed something to the hierarchy (“it has been disclosed to us”). But if you ask them if this came as a revelation from God, they’ll most likely say that it was disclosed to them via the scriptures. It’s clear that they believe that they will constitute the replacement government. In other words, when the governments of the world fail, they believe that they will be calling the shots.
The promise Amos declared that the Lord God would do nothing save he reveal his secrets to his servants the prophets. The question is, does the Governing Board consider itself as a prophet? One gets the impression that the leadership would love to be able to claim the gift of prophecy and revelation, but it can’t. So it falls back on its scriptural exegesis. If not…if I’m wrong, then let the leadership boldly declare that it has been the recipient of divine guidance. If the Governing Board has seen an angel, heard a voice from On High or stumbled upon a burning bush, then let it say so. I think it’s intellectually and spiritually dishonest to imply revelation when it is instead only interpreting scripture!