GOVERNING BODY: Thanks for nothing, you rat bastards!

by Terry 31 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Terry

    As a Jehovah's Witness:

    Two things finally struck me:

    1. I was really in a grownup kindergarten and 2. I was being spoonfed fairytale versions of the Bible.

    In all the publications there would be a densely worded paragraph and two or three scripture "proof-texts" under it.

    Those Bible proof-texts DID NOT support the context of the paragraphs!



    The Watchtower publications convince 8 million JW's Proverbs 4:18 teaches KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH grows brighter and brighter.

    It does NOT. That particular scripture is talking about the PATH of a person and not "knowledge".

    Read the actual scripture:

    International Standard Version
    The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter until the full light of day.

    NET Bible
    But the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light, growing brighter and brighter until full day.

    Aramaic Bible in Plain English
    But the way of the righteous ones is like the shining light, and the light progresses until the day is established.

    In a previous verse we read: 14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,And do not walk in the way of evil men.

    Behavior is what is being discussed and not some ever-brightening NEW LIGHT of continually changing interpretations!


    Further, by repeatedly rigging the word "knowledge" with an unnecessary modifier ("accurate") the impression is burned

    into every JW's mind only the WTS has this special (bogus knowledge) "accurate knowledge".


    This is what is known as a FALSE DICHOTOMY: false dichotomy, is a logical fallacy which involves presenting two opposing views, options or outcomes in such a way that they seem to be the only possibilities: that is, if one is true, the other must be false, or, more typically, if you do not accept one then the other must be accepted


    If you go to JW.ORG and click on the NWT scripture of Proverbs 4:18, a marginal reference is given +

    1 Corinthians 13:12

    12 For now we see in hazy outline by means of a metal mirror, but then it will be face-to-face. At present I know partially, but then I will know accurately, just as I am accurately known.



    The purpose is to link two bogus teachings in the mind of the reader!


    Proverbs 4:18 is about a PATH of behavior. It is not about gradually changing doctrines.

    1 Cor 13:12 is about CHRISTIAN MATURITY as a person. It is not about accuracy, like shooting at a target.

    Question: Isn't maturity a matter of improving your behavior through life experience?

    New International Version
    For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    New Living Translation
    Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

    English Standard Version
    For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

    New American Standard Bible
    For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.


    The Watchtowr Society RE-CONTEXTS the Proverbs phrase "brighter and brighter" with the 1 Cor. 13 "accurate knowledge".

    The reader is pushed along to LINK in the mind in order to FALSELY CONCLUDE: Knowledge of the Watchtower "Truth" started out dim, but over the years has brightened by becoming more and more "accurate."


    Read the verse immediately previous:

    11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.


    Personal growth and maturity is not a matter of reading Watchtower publications!

    Human beings gradually learn about themselves by looking back on their own behavior. It is how we grow.

    ἐπιγινώσκω (epiginōskō)

    Strong: G1921

    GK: G2105

    pr. to make a thing a subject of observation; hence, to arrive at knowledge from preliminaries


    This teaching method of Jehovah's Witnesses is intended to direct attention toward the INDISPENSIBLE NATURE OF THE GOVERNING BODY.

    As if you could learn about yourself by listening to their private interpretations!



    The Watchtower Society tries to make Bible verses which are about PERSONAL GROWTH AND MATURITY and BEHAVIOR

    into Bible verses about THE GOVERNING BODY.

    It's all about THEM, you see; not US!

    Thanks for nothing, you rat bastards!

  • ssn587

    Your absolutely right Terry.

  • Brainfloss


  • Finkelstein

    The Watchtower publications convince 8 million JW's Proverbs 4:18 teaches KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH grows brighter and brighter.

    Selectively twisting scripture around to create an mental impression that true accurate bible knowledge is coming from the

    Watchtower Corporation's literature is part of the inherent corruption of this religious publishing house.


    There is and always was a commercial agenda driving the WTS. and by its leading head editorial writers, whether its slapping a

    picture with an atomic bomb going off with the heading ARMAGEDDON WHEN ? or MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE !


    Anyone who attempts to critically identify the falsity of those doctrines within the organization or outside are pointed out as evilly influenced by Satan.

    This is in essence the workings of American Charlatanism

    This is the true light that all should realistically see and accept.

  • cha ching
    cha ching

    It is quite a "charlatan" event, this minipulating that they do, and hard to put in words...

    Thx for making the connections in a fairly simple way Terry.... That is pretty hard to do!

    The WTBS is pretty darn good at spin, and I love the title, I think that sums it all up! I will add one word tho...

    Thx for nothing, you dirtyrat bastards!

    cha ching!

  • clarity

    unconscienceless rat basterds!

  • galaxie

    The gb reasoning is designed to manipulate in their favor. It has to, they have to keep the $$$ machine rolling.

    I do have sympathy for those who allow themselves to be cajoled in this way.

    Sites like this are absolutely necessary( thanks Simon )to hopefully allow them to see ttatt.

    It has for many !!

    Best wishes .

  • sparky1

    CALEB goes to BETHEL and learns firsthand what a group of RAT BASTARDS the GOVERNING BODY really is.

  • raymond frantz
    raymond frantz

    Excellent post Terry thanks for the research, marked

  • EdenOne

    excellent. marked.

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