DC 2013: last talk

by DeWandelaar 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • DeWandelaar

    I was at the third day of a DC yesterday and in the last speech the brother who gave the talk said something like this in just one sentence:

    "we now understand that the faithfull slave is the Governing Body, not a the whole class of annointed, but the brothers in HQ are the faithfull slave"

    I was absolutely surprised by the fact that he just told it "straight out" and not in cryptical craptalk. More surprising though is the fact that I not even once heared a murmur or something... Most probably do not care anyways

  • Bobcat

    The brother at the DC I attended wasn't so forthright, but he urged everyone to "read and re-read" the July Study WT.

    I have been noticing more and more how speakers will say "Faithful Slave" (or similar) and follow it with a phrase that includes "the Governing Body." Almost like they are using parallel Hebrew such as you might find in the Psalms.

    I have a hunch that these type of word-games (prior to the actual study of the July WT in September) are what give the R&F the idea that they already knew that the F&DS = the GB.

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    w91 9/1 p. 18 par. 15

    "That faithful and discreet slave is represented today (22 years ago!!!!) by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses."

    This is probably why most Witnesses will just accept the July WT hook, line, & sinker!!

  • DeWandelaar

    Represented or BEING the slave is slightly different right (we do know that in real life it always has been this way)?

  • sd-7

    It apparently doesn't strike anyone as odd that they would save this mention for the last talk of the program. Which, presumably, is the last thing said and will thus presumably have the deepest impression on your mind... It continues to fit the pattern of my experience since waking up--the last talk of the program, be it an assembly or a convention, always mentions the 'faithful slave' repeatedly for some reason.

    I don't think the speaker at 'my' DC said it quite that way, just encouraged everyone to study the July 15th WT. He also mentioned the 'faithful slave' 12 times by my count, which is more than it was mentioned in the entire rest of the program (which was maybe 6-7 times, I think).


  • Truth seeker 674
    Truth seeker 674

    Bobcat I remember the language used in the old year books entitled "Acts of Jehovah's Witnesses in the 20th Century" I remember thinking their trying to subtally equate these witings to the book of Acts. LOL

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