“During the time leading up to Christ's presence, those few and scattered anointed ones had no choice but to worship within the confines of apostate Christendom.”
That’s not what the Watchtower teaches, You Know.
“Witnesses of Jehovah understand that the “slave” is comprised of all anointed Christians as a group on earth at any given time during the 19 centuries since Pentecost. Accordingly, the “domestics” are these followers of Christ as individuals.”—Watchtower 1 March, 1981, p. 24
Jesus had said: “Look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” (Matt. 28:20) Jesus Christ is the Head of the congregation, his slave, and his words show that he would strengthen them to feed his “domestics” right down through the centuries. Apparently one generation of the “slave” class fed the succeeding generation thereof, as well as continuing to feed themselves…. We see, then, that Jesus Christ himself called attention to this method of feeding his people—not as isolated, independent individuals, but as a close-knit body of Christians having real love and care for one another.—Watchtower 15 January, 1975, pp. 46, 47
So You Know, who was this faithful “close-knit body of Christians having real love and care for one another”? And more importantly—why did Charles Russell not go to them for spiritual enlightenment? We know what the society thinks of independent Bible study:
Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible. For this reason the Bible cannot be properly understood without Jehovah’s visible organization in mind.—Watchtower 1 October, 1967, p. 587
1. Who was the true “organization” before Charles Russell?
2. Why did Russell not seek out God's true “close-knit body of Christians having real love and care for one another”?
3. And as the society says as a solid rule, no one can gain insight without the organisation, and its spiritual light, so how did Russell gain any?
You Know, your explanations are becoming more and more circular and self deluding, you fail constantly to see reality when its glaring you in the face, not to mention the logical contradictions, hypocrisy, and self created catch 22 dilemmas your own religion has created.
It’s such a shame, because you have a good mind, and it’s being wasted on bad software installation, we are trying to fix the many bugs, and viruses, but you keep re-infecting yourself with Watch Tower viruses and bad programme code! I hope one day you will wipe your hardrive and reload a fresh programme with no bugs, or self-delusional code. God help you because I can’t anymore.