Paradise... I have written to them,,, thanks... here is the email (very similar to my post):
Geoffrey Jackson responded in the negative and even said this would be "presumptuous" of them to believe that.
However, this is NOT what Jehovah's Witnesses are being taught in Kingdom Halls around the globe. We are told that the Governing Body (aka Faithful & Discreet Slave) are, in fact, the ONLY Spokesperson that God has chosen on Earth and that our survival of Armageddon depends on our obedience to them.
In fact, here are just a few quotes of many that you will find regarding Mr. Jackson's completely false statement:
"Jehovah God has also provided his visible organization, his “faithful and discreet slave,” made up of spirit anointed ones, to help Christians in all nations to understand and apply properly the Bible in their lives. Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do." - Watchtower 12/1/1981; p. 27
"All who want to understand the Bible should appreciate that the “greatly diversified wisdom of God” can become known only through Jehovah’s channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave." - Watchtower 10/1/1994; p. 8
"We need to guard against developing a spirit of independence. By word or action, may we never challenge the channel of communication that Jehovah is using today. “ - Watchtower 11/15/09; p. 14 par. 5
I strongly urge the Royal Commission to look further into this and the many other false and inaccurate statements offered as truthful responses by our leader Geoffrey Jackson. Thank you for your excellent work thus far in protecting innocent children in Australia.