Thank you Brother Larc for your insight and wisdom. It's too bad that "some" just don't see the workings of Jehovah in molding his organization into what it is today.
Before Brother Rutherford died, he summoned Brother Knorr to his bedside and after a few fifths of Scotch, told him that Jehovah had picked him to lead the organization. Then Brother Rutherford died. The cause of his death was indirectly caused by his whole-hearted zeal for Jehovah. He was so consumed with serving Jehovah that he inadvertantly clamped a certain orifice of his so tight and so long that he literally blew up.
Brother Knorr was also so zealous in Jehovah's service that he didn't even take the time to go to Brother Rutherford's funeral. Also, everyone else was so zealous in Jehovah's service that none of them attended Brother Rutherford's funeral, either. Even in his death, Brother Rutherford was so zealous in Jehovah's service that he didn't even bother to attend his own funeral OR burial.
It was Brother Knorr who searched the scriptures and took a new look at Jesus' command to go and make disiciples in all the world. It was Brother Knorr and Brother Franz who noticed that the Greek word for "disciples" could also mean "corporations" and thus the expansion work went on to new heights. Brother Knorr took sexual expression out of the ranks of the noble and loving and put it in the gutter where it rightfully belongs. Then he died. Of brain cancer. This was another of Jehovah's miracles, because in Knorr's case, that was a medical impossibility.
Brother Franz succeeded him. He spoke seven languages fluently, but no matter where he went or what language he spoke, no one understood a single thing he said.
Brother Henschel succeeded Brother Franz and did most of his Bible research in Malta.
Then Brother Jaracz took the helm. He has made sure we will never "go beyond what is wirtten." He did this by making sure we don't even go TO what is written. That way, we can never go beyond it.
This is all Bible-Based(tm)"
Edited by - Farkel on 3 August 2002 16:41:45