From the Oct. 1, 1984 Watchtower page 28:
"It may be added that I am thankful to Jehovah that when I was spiritually weak the opportunity for yielding to temptation did not lie close at hand and that when it did I was spiritually strong enough not to yield. In other words, the inclination toward wrongdoing and the opportunity for it never coincided, for Jehovah knew that at heart I really wanted to keep doing the right thing. How grateful I am that errors are not what Jehovah watches! -- Psalm 130:3"
Okay, is it just me or does this thought not raise a mountain of philisophical and theological problems? Klein insinuates that he actually knew what was going on in the mind of God and that he actively interfered in his life. This line of thinking borders on solipsism.
What about all those who are "God fearing" people who "want to do what is right" and yet sin on occassion? (King David, Peter etc..) Why didn't God alter their life course so they did not carry out their temporary moment of weakness? Or does God play favorites? Are those that do fall into weakness actually evil people who do not want to do the right thing?
Anyone else see this?