Judicial comitee unsciptual no foundation in christian cong
If so prove it
Some Points to Ponder:The modern judicial hearing procedures of Jehovah's Witnesses are based on a Bible account. It's a fairly familiar account. You'll recognize it immediately:An individual is required to appear before numerous judges against his will. He is not allowed any representation or even anyone to accompany him simply for moral support. He is not told the charges prior to the hearing, nor is he informed what the evidence is against him or who the witnesses will be. He is outnumbered by both his accusers and the judges. No outside, independent observers are allowed to insure that his civil rights are not violated nor are there any formal, public records kept of the judicial proceedings. He stands alone.
Do you recognize this account? Does it sound familiar? As a model for modern day Judicial Hearings of Jehovah's Witnesses, who does the individual represent? Who do the judges represent? Do you think the results of that Biblical judicial proceeding were just or not? Why or why not?
Which side would you have wanted to be on in the Biblical account? Which side, if any, do you find yourself on today?
[Originally posted by 00DAD]
According to the Bible one is to tell it to the Assembly at the front gate, so it was a totally open to the whole congregation a public event.
15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. Matthew 18:15-17 New International Version
How did Jesus view tax colectors and siners?
Christian cong not established yet.
Christian cong not established yet. but
Jesus mentioned "church" [to come obviously], so these were binding instructions, to be violated, ignored by the WTBtS inc.