Idolatry, you say! Impossible! How could Witnesses be guilty of worshipping an idol?
Witness logic says that people can be guilty of worshipping a national symbol like a flag - or a political system or a nation.
Looking at nations like North Korea ( or Nazi Germany), I wouldn't disagree. People are very capable of worshipping human
organizations as the practical equivalent of God in their lives.
So, the possiblity exists that many Witnesses worship the 'organization' as an idol. If this is true, what symptoms would we
expect to see as proof of this idolatry?
You would see life experiences in the Watchtower that extol the 'organization' on a nearly equal level with God - and that
fail to mention Jesus Christ at all. ( check this to see if it's true!).
You would see extraordinary effort put forth to impress agents of the Watchtower Society as mere hypocritical showmanship
( what happens during EVERY Circuit Overseer visit, in your experience?) Man, not God is the priority here.
You would see persecuted Witnesses put the 'organization' on a pedestal EQUIVALENT to the OPPOSING WORSHIPPED
GOVERNMENT. Thus, a Witness would view the organization as fanatically as the Nazis or Communists view their own system
True believers under the skin - you just change the identity of the object worshipped!
Idolatry of the organization would be seen in the automatic acceptance of whatever the leadership demands without bothering
to check with the Bible as the ultimate source of authority - ever hear of the Bereans? "Make sure of all things"?
Idolatry of the Watchtower organization could also be seen when covering up the organization's misdeeds becomes more
important than the faithful repair of the horrors committed ( disfellowshipping those who complain about their kids getting
Idolatry exists when patterns of self sacrifice are continued long after the reason for pursuing those personal sacrifices
disappears - like field service or the Service Meeting or the Theocratic Ministry School - which deal with a 'ministry' that
passed away years ago - 'settings' that aren't real, conversations that never take place - it's just 'make believe', in service
to a human organization that demands loyalty to its irrational traditions.
"Flee from idolatry"? Witnesses flee TOWARDS it! What perversion of worship leads them to show up to support convicted
Witness criminals in court while shunning the victim?
Answer: they worship the 'organization' .... and not any God who would recoil from such displays in disgust.