Guardians of Doctrine.
In 45 years of association, I've never heard that the gb were the guardian of the doctrines. I did a double take when I heard Jackson say that.
Isn't the bible supposed to be the "guardian of doctrine"? Not a group of men?
I was thinking about what 'Guardians of Doctrine' might mean. We know that anyone who disagrees with current WT teachings/understandings is labeled apostate and swiftly dealt with accordingly...so maybe that's what guarding their doctrine means...they'll d/f anybody brave enough to challenge them... I'm not sure.
But if that is so, then all the more reason for Oubliette to post the infamous "Let's review: It's a cult!" comment. lol
Just google guardian of doctrine and all hits on the first page refer to the Catholic Church.
That is a great find OrphanCrow!
You find the most amazing things!!!
Another little point about saying they are "guardians of the doctrine"...
was that to side step the point Angus Stewart was trying to establish that they are the creators of the doctrine?
I wonder when they will start calling themselves "guardian angels". It's coming folks.
I admire Jackson's restraint.
I would not have flinched had he said the members of the GB were "Guardians of the Truth" - but of Doctrine? Huh?!
That 'mission' statement does sound very much like it was lifted straight out of some introductory course on Roman Catholicism or out of the da Vinci Code. Only someone drunk on his own pomposity could utter the phrase and not hide in embarrassment.
Guardians Of Doctrine (G.O.D.)
With respect to John 1:1.
GJ does not state that they are "a" Guardian of Doctrine (G.O.D.), but that they are THE Guardians of Doctrine (G.O.D.)
Reminds me of those lame-ass Bibleman direct-to-video movies...
As I have often said Jehovah`s Witnesses speak out of both sides of their mouth ,and sometimes out of their ass too .