Has the GB ever explained how they receive "new light" from Jehovah?

by cobaltcupcake 30 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • moshe

    The Governing Body now operates just like the Catcholic church when it comes to revealed truth-

  • Finkelstein

    Has the GB ever explained how they receive "new light" from Jehovah?

    Through his guiding holy spirit of course but then again all Christian based religions say that this is

    where they receive their spiritual enlightenment.

    Although this enlightenment may actual be conniving misinformation devised to create a semblance of power around these proclaimers,

    the point comes down to who believes them and who doesn't.

    The apparent nonbelievers become recognized sinners as well other men who proclaim of being guided by god's holy spirit.

  • BlindersOff1

    The Governing Body does not keep a list of all partakers, for it does not maintain a global network of anointed ones.
    *** w11 8/15 p. 22 Questions From Readers ***

    "Those who make up the one true Christian organization today do not have angelic revelations or divine inspiration. But they do have the inspired Holy Scriptures, which contain revelations of God's thinking and will." Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom (1993) p.708

    So anyone who has a bible can say they are directed by "Holy spirit"

    However, genuine anointed Christians do not demand special attention. They do not believe that their being of the anointed gives them special "insights,"
    *** w07 5/1 pp. 30-31 Questions From Readers ***

    The Governing Body relies on God's holy spirit for direction. Its members do not regard themselves as the leaders of Jehovah's people
    *** Bearing Witness (2009) chap. 14 p. 110 "We Have Come to a Unanimous Accord" ***

  • ProdigalSon

    The same way anyone talks to Satan - by "channeling".

  • BluesBrother

    We were told at an elders school that they just discuss the ideas of the G B members. They kick it around, pick it to pieces, pray about it, then put it on ice for a while to avoid a hasty decision. After a bit they pull it out, discuss it and pray again.

    If at that time they are all agreed that it is correct, then the Writing Dept. put it into the WT and "New Light" shines.....

    So, on that basis it is totally a human experience.

  • cobaltcupcake

    Wow, lots of smoke and mirrors. I'm glad I'm not living my life as dictated by that group of inflated egos.

  • moshe

    The GB overhauled the WT writing department a few years ago- the new writers work for peanuts-

  • Think About It
    Think About It

    How in the world can people disown their own kids & family members, and in some cases even sacrificing their children or own lives over the blood issue, to a cult run by these men whom in most cases they do not even know anything personally about them?

    Disclaimer: Yeah, pre-1995.....I would have been willing to do the same.

  • james_woods

    They have never even explained how they know they are of the "ANNOINTED" or how they know they are supposed to be the GB.

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