Is there any danger in telling my friend
I have a friend who's an Elder. We've been best friends for over 30 years. Last year I gave him information that proved a so-called "apostate" was correct in his view on a particular point, and the Elder was wrong. I even provided a quote from an older WT that showed the Org. use to have the completely opposite view it does now, and that the "apostate" made a very valid point which WT also used to agree with.
His answer: "I don't care! I will believe whatever the GB teaches, whether it can be proved from the Bible or not."
His next question to me was, "what are you doing reading older WT publications. You're up to no good!"
I replied, "what does the age of WT literature matter? It's all supposedly from god and his "sole channel of communication on earth isn't it?"
and added, "since obviously many teachings are now abandoned as "old light", despite the WT claiming it came from god, how do you know that what you firmly believe right now as "truth" will not also be sent to the scrap heap sometime in the near future? Doesn't it seem odd that if a JW didn't accept that teaching they'd be DF, but now if they do believe that same teaching they'll also be DF?"
So, you see, even if you quote from WT's own literature, if it disagrees with current teaching, the Elders will consider you to be an "apostate" and treat you accordingly.
My relationship with him has never been the same since that day. Now that I questioned "Mother", I'm on the "beware of him" list.