....and may I add my 2 cents worth. Something I heard on a CD/audio tape from this past summer's District convention that got me to thinking seriously. Sat morning @ 9:40 [I believe it was] the 2 part symposium on 'Motivating right-hearted ones to love their- Spiritual mother'
The CO makes this statement, and I quote word for word "The bible by itself does not shine thru as life-giving truths just by itself." Publisher: "That's why Jehovah provides us with the organization- our mother."
Here is an actual audio of that part of the program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PgH_VV9o3s
One nice thing about not being able to actually attend without all the distractions and have to rely on CD's made by our congregation is that I can actually pick up on things being said.
If I had made this same statement about the bible last year, I would be marked an apostate and DF'd
This should make all of the current JW's think seriously. Not that I'm trying to sway anyone to stay or go. I'm just asking y'all to think.