The funny thing is… They usually are wrong in just about every prophecy and scriptural application. They twist the meaning if even simple verses and somehow apply them to the anointed or great crowd. Anti typical bs
JWs MUST Accept The Watchtower Teachings EVEN When They Are Wrong!
“The funny thing is… They usually are wrong in just about every prophecy”
could show when they were right even once?
Obedience before all else...
I remember a Circuit Assembly part that stated that from time to time brothers have become aware of basically "New Light" before the organization (i.e. Governing Body). In such cases brothers were instructed to keep their ideas to themselves so as not to "get ahead of the organization."
In other words - blind obedience is all that matters.
What happened to "would you drink from a glass of water if you knew there was just a little drop of poison?"
A very rare position that goes against they teach:
*** w88 4/1 pp. 30-31 Is Obedience Always Proper? ***
Jehovah does not expect us to show blind credulity. He does not want from us the kind of obedience that a trainer gets from a beast with a bridle or a whip. That is why he told David: “Do not make yourselves like a horse or mule without understanding, whose spiritedness is to be curbed even by bridle or halter.” (Psalm 32:9) Rather, Jehovah has endowed us with thinking ability and discernment so that, based on understanding, we can choose to obey him.
"JWs MUST accept Watchtower teachings EVEN when they are wrong..."
The first time I really grasped that in a way that sunk in, It put me in a very deep funk.
Then I found out later that in their testimony at the Walsh Trial, Fred Franz and/or Haydon Covington (can't remember which) explicity admitted this, and followed up with the insistence that if JWs didn't, they deserved death... even if said teaching included false fucking prophecy.
What a bunch of assholes. Rutherford would have been proud.
Of course, this is the scripture the Governing Body (tm) uses to continue using this false line of reasoning:
"Now I exhort YOU brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that YOU should all speak in agreement, and that there should not be divisions among YOU,....." ! Corinthians 1:10 New World Translation revised edition
What I find comical about this is that I have a Mennonite customer that used this scripture on me to prove that the Mennonites have the "TRUTH" . 'That is how I know that I am in the true religion, because we Mennonites speak in agreement' he has told me on more than one occasion.
WingCommander we had someone give a talk years ago and holding up his bible to the audience when he said that "if the slave tells me this bible is purple, it's purple". My husband and I just looked at each other like wtf. That was just one of the things that made us walk. CULT!
Hecce, they SAY things like this all the time, but it is clearly NOT WHAT THEY ENFORCE.
Yes, it really is simple:
IF Jehovah directs the GB, and the GB get things wrong, then does that mean that Jehovah was having a bad day when he told them those things? Was he feeling unwell when he gave them that "truth"?
Does it simply mean that Jehovah DELIBERATLY gives 'false truth'?
Does it mean that there is NO direction of the GB from an almighty Jehovah at all?