The RC needs to be informed ASAP that it is the Governing Body that approve the Two Witness policy (the way they scripturally decide to apply it to child sexual abuse), and that are responsible for the instructional letters, the ones on how to scripturally handle important matters, that are sent to elders.. even if the instructions are passed on via the branch.
All this is from their official site..
"The Governing Body is a small group of mature Christians who provide direction for Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide.
The Governing Body follows the pattern set by “the apostles and elders in Jerusalem” in the first century, who made important decisions on behalf of the entire Christian congregation.
How is the Governing Body organized?
The Governing Body has established six committees to oversee various aspects of our work, and each member serves on one or more of these committees.
Teaching Committee: Directs the preparation of spiritual instruction provided by means of meetings, schools, and audio and video programs.
Writing Committee: Directs the preparation of spiritual instruction provided in printed form and on our website and oversees translation work.
In addition to its work through these committees, the Governing Body meets each week to consider the needs of the organization."
" In the first century, a small group, “the apostles and elders in Jerusalem,” served as a governing body to make important decisions on behalf of the entire anointed Christian congregation. (Acts 15:2)
When they made a unanimous decision, it was a result of discussing what the Scriptures say and yielding to the influence of God’s spirit. (Acts 15:25) That pattern is followed today...
It is being used by God to do his will. The anointed brothers who serve on the Governing Body have an intense interest in God’s Word and much experience in handling practical and spiritual matters. They meet each week to consider the needs of the worldwide brotherhood.
As in the first century, Bible-based instructions are provided either through letters or by means of traveling overseers and others. This promotes unity in thought and action among God’s people. (Acts 16:4, 5) The Governing Body oversees the preparation of spiritual food, gives impetus to the Kingdom-preaching work, and supervises the appointment of brothers to positions of responsibility. "
And if anyone has other evidence of the GB approving all scripturally based policies, please put this information together with it ..
And Email it to the Royal Commission.
We could make a difference.
Can someone please email them?