Cannot wait to hear comments on this article "What Kind of Spirit Do You Show?"
under the subtitle "Avoid The World's Spirit", after mentioning the accounts of Korah, Abiram and Dathan (complaining agains Moses)..paragraph 6 states ...
"Some in the first century also became critical of those entrusted with authority in the congregation, "disregarding lordship." (Jude 8) these men likely were dissatisfied with their privileges and tried to influence others against appointed men who were conscientiously carrying out God-given duties. - READ 3John 9,10.
paragraph 7 makes such statements....
"Elders may make mistakes that affect us personally. If that happens, how inappropriate it would be for any member of the congregation to react according to the world's spirit, vehemently demanding "justice" or that "something be done about this brother"! Jehovah may choose to overlook certain minor failings. Can we not do the same? Because of what they perceive as defects in the elders, some who engage in serious wrongdoing in the congregation have refused to appear before a committee of elders assigned to help them. This could be likened to a patient who loses out on the benefits of a treatment becasue he does not like something about the doctor."
Yes, should make for a great meeting. The GB is letting folks know who's the boss. and that avoiding the Elders judgments or being as critical of elders and the GB as they are of you, makes you a wickit person full of the spirit of the world!!!
How DARE some of you refuse to show up at a JC hearing! LOL