OK, I've been out of the <ahem> "Truth" for some time now. But, someone asked me a question the other day that I really don't know or remember the answer to.
Why do JW's refer to each other as "The Friends". For example, I often heard witnesses say something like....."We got together with some of The Friends from New York after the convention".
I understand calling each other Brother or Sister, but why "The Friends". When did this start?
Can anyone shed some light (old or new ) on this? Thanks.