The Finished Mystery book from 1917, approved by Jesus himself in 1918/9 resides at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/5606/FM/R09.htm
I am in the process of writing up my stuff. So I thought I'd lift the highlights and get them behind me.
I just had to share this blooper with you.
Call me crazy but doesn't Current Truth decalre the stinging scorpions to be the "faithful and discreet slave".
9:10.And they had tails . Followers class-leaders.
Like unto scorpions. The old-time class-leader was an invaluable adjunct of the Methodist Church. Upon him devolved the duty of requiring each probationer to attend the class-meeting and report his spiritual progress weekly, whether he had made any or not. After each report it was the class-leader's duty to squirt in a little more of the poisonous doctrines from the two orifices referred to in comments on Rev. 9:3. From the "heaven" orifice came the doctrine "If you are good you will go to Heaven when you die" and from the "hell" orifice came the message "If you are bad you will go to hell when you die." It was all very simple. Everybody was simple in those days.
And [there were] stings. Revivals in which the attendants were stung, doctrinally and financially. I though the anointed of Jehovahs Witnesses were these scorpions.
Is this the real Truth, that the WTS from 1917 onwards at least were the equivalent of revivalist meets, financially and doctrinally stinging the followers. Jesus, is this your idea of a joke - you approved it!
AND in their tails [and] WAS their power [was] to hurt men five months. One, hundred and fifty years, from Wesley's ordination in 1728 to the casting off of Methodism in 1878. Rev. 9:5.