Are Jehovah’s Witnesses as “Ministers” Teachers?

by minimus 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill

    For a short time during the mid-1970s, that description was discarded for JW publishers. Only elders retained the title "Ministers." They even re-labelled the "Kingdom Ministry" the "Kingdom Service", and the "Ministry School" became the "Service School".

    However, that did not last too long - a few years at the most.

    As Zeb has already mentioned, there was much cherry-picking carried out both before changing the name from "Ministry" to "Service", and then when it was restored to "Ministry."

    (I seem to remember Ray Franz's input having something to do with the temporary name change).

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  • smiddy3

    Ministers who could perform marriages had to be legally recognized by the Government , not every minister of religion whatever persuasion could legally perform marriages..

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    I believe that the insistence that all witnesses are 'ministers' was invented entirely as part of the strategy to get the JWs draft exemption as ministers. I came to this belief after reading the Walsh case.

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