This paragraph seemed to be just thrown in. Like when someone at the KH tries to make a point work in a talk because they like the point, It just really doesn't flow.
17. What can help us to avoid becoming ensnared
17 Consider, too, how David's example
of earnestly seeking God's guidance
can help us to resist the temptation to
view pornographic images. Read the following
scriptures, think about the principles
they contain, and endeavor to discern
Jehovah's will in this matter. (Read
Psalm 119:37; Matthew 5:28, 29; Colossians
3:5.) Meditating on his elevated
standards equips us to keep free from
the snare of pornography.
An Elder commented on this paragraph. He cited Colossians 3:5, and went on to say that " whatever sacred service aChristian may do ( for JW"s this is a prescribed list of meeting attendance, field service, KH contruction or projects, Full time service, donating money, and does not include James 1:26,27 ) while they are looking at any type of pornography is cancelled out. You have NO relationship with Jehovah. " If you have no relationship with Jehovah then you cannot have his Holy Spirit acting upon you. What does this say about decisions made during Elder's meetings, by Elders who are viewing pornography? What about meeting parts given by Ministerial Servants who are viewing pornography? What about counsel given by Elder's who are viewing pornography?
What does the ' Shepherd The Flock ' book say about those serving as Elders who commit serious sins? How long did they continue the charade of having a relationship with Jehovah? How many decisions devoid of Holy Spirit that affected the flock did they make? What is Jehovah's view vs human wisdom in this matter?