"We do not believe that.....those who take the lead in religious activities should have titles that elevate them above others."
Please welcome Governing Body member Gerrit Losch to the platform.
When a member of the GB is present at a convention, or even a member of the Branch shows up, notice how they line up to kiss their azz.
At least if you rate an audience with the Pope, you only have to kiss his ring.
Luke 17:10 So YOU, also, when YOU have done all the things assigned to YOU, say, ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves. What we have done is what we ought to have done.’”
[6-1-01 WT- Jesus set out the principle: “Do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your teacher, whereas all you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called ‘leaders,’ for your Leader is one, the Christ. But the greatest one among you must be your minister.” (Matthew 23:8-11) A congregation of brothers precludes having a proud clergy class that honors itself with high-sounding titles and elevates itself above a laity.]
[12-1-19 WT- "Thousands of the readers of Pastor Russell's writings believe that he filled the office of "that faithful and wise servant," and that his great work was giving to the Household of Faith meat in due season. His modesty and humility precluded him from openly claiming this title,]
[4-1-07 WT- Showing Due Respect for the Faithful SlaveA fundamental reason for showing proper respect for the faithful slave class is that by so doing, we are in fact showing respect for the Master, Jesus Christ.…Therefore, when we loyally submit to the direction of the faithful slave and its Governing Body, we are submitting to Christ, the slave’s Master….For this reason, all in the congregation view it as their sacred duty to follow and uphold the direction coming from the faithful slave and its Governing Body….Symbolically, the other sheep today walk behind the anointed slave class and its Governing Body, following their leadership….The other sheep are happy and grateful to serve Jehovah under the oversight of the slave class and its Governing Body.]
Forget titles, most other religions don't even have the special category of anointed, as JW's do
What do you think the POPE is: His Acting Christ?
Papal infallibility is a dogma of the Catholic Church that states that, in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error "When, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine
What do you think the Cardinals, and Bishops are: their apostles
Apostolic succession (in Christian thought) the uninterrupted transmission of spiritual authority from the Apostles through successive popes and bishops, taught by the Roman Catholic Church but denied by most Protestants.
No, they just consider themselves higher.
But the Pope and others don't boast about "we do not believe that...
those that take the lead should have titles, SimonSays...