I believe the last two WT studies in the 7/14 WT study articles were planned for this exact time and did not come about by happenstance... The JW CULT is preparing the rank and file for some faith altering "new light" to be announced fairly soon, and these scare tactics will do just the trick...
The articles are preparing the rank and file to become apostataphobic, they have the rank and file in such a frenzy, even have them questioning themselves and their own motives for being in the Borg!
With paragraphs like:
If you hear someone that has doubts or questions about the Borg avoid them like the plague, and tell your local elders, but don't judge them!!!
Even if you have your own doubts or questions keep them to yourself and ask yourself, why you are even a JW?
If after all that you decide to stay we just ask one thing: That you to keep your mouth shut and LISTEN, OBEY AND BE BLESSED!!!
If cognitive dissonance hasn't kicked in by now for the rank and file I dobut it ever will...
This in effect quiets the dissenters before they even have a chance to think about dissenting, a proverbial nip in the bud...
THE ARTICLES I AM REFERRING TO:
7/14 WT ARTICLE - JEHOVAH KNOWS THOSE WHO BELONG TO HIM!
15 The overwhelming majority of Jehovah ’ s people are sincere in their devotion. It would be highly unusual for someone in the congregation to adopt a deceitful form of worship deliberately. Still, if it happened in Moses ’ day and in the time of the early Christian congregation, it can also happen today. (2 Tim.3:1,5) Should we, however, be suspicious of our fellow Christians, second-guessing the genuineness of their loyalty to Jehovah? Absolutely not! It would be wrong to entertain baseless suspicions about our brothers and sisters. (Read Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 13:7.) What is more, having a tendency to distrust the integrity of others in the congregation would be harmful to our own spirituality .
16 Each Christian should “ examine his own actions. ” (Gal.6:4) Because of our sinful inclinations, there is always the potential for inadvertently adopting traits that are less tha n sincere. (Heb.3:12,13) So from time to time, we might examine our motives for serving Jehovah. We may ask ourselves: ‘ Do I worship Jehovah out of love for him and in recognition of his sovereignty? Or do I place more emphasis on the physical bles sings I hope to enjoy in Paradise? ’ (Rev. 4:11) Surely we can all benefit from examining our own actions and removing any vestiges of hypocrisy from our heart.
7/14 WT ARTICLE - Jehovah ’ s People “ Renounce Unrighteousness ”
“ Reject Foolish and Ignorant Debates ”
8 By referring to those events of Moses ’ day, Paul was reminding Timothy of the need to take decisive action in order to protect his precious relationship with Jehovah. In itself, belonging to the Christian congregation was not enough, just as merely calling on the name of Jehovah was not enough in Moses ’ day. Faithful worshippers must decisively renounce unrighteousness. What did this mean for Timothy? And what lessons can Jehovah ’ s people today derive from Paul ’ s inspired counsel?
9 God ’ s Word gives specific advice concerning the types of unrighteousness that Christians must renounce or reject. For instance, in t he immediate context of 2 Timothy 2:19, we find that Paul tells Timothy “ not to fight about words ” and to “ reject empty speeches. ” (Read 2 Timothy 2:14,16,23.) Some members of the congregation were promoting apostate teachings. Also, it appears that others were introducing controversial ideas. Even if the latter were not directly unscriptural, they were divisive. They resulted in bickering and arguing over words, creating a spiritually unhealthy atmosphere. Hence, Paul stressed the need to “ reject foolish and ignorant debates. ”
10 Today, Jehovah ’ s people are not often confronted with apostasy within the congregation. Still, when exposed to unscriptural teachings, regardle ss of the source, we must decisively reject them. It would be unwise to engage in debates with apostates, whether in person, by responding to their blogs, or by any other form of communication. Even when the intention is to help the individual, such conver sation would be contrary to the Scriptural direction we just considered. Rather, as Jehovah ’ s people, we completely avoid, yes reject, apostasy.