OCT 2019 Watchtower - Survival dependant on loyalty to JW Leaders

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  • Listener

    There is so much wrong with the newly released October, 2019 but that's not unusual. What stands out is there statement claiming that survival through Armageddon depends on loyalty to those 'taking the lead'. Since they claim there will be a point during the GT that they (the GB) won't be physically around, JWs must still be loyal to JW leaders.

    Whats interesting in this article is that they make it clear that they, the Governing Body are going to take part, from heaven, in the war of Armageddon. This infers the idea that you better do what they say, or else.

    They are also making some predictions here. Firstly, that the JW Organization will remain 'organised' at all times and also that they will have in place a leadership without the GB.

    They are stating that non anointed JWs will be dispensing God given direction in the future. How is this even possible, according to their own doctrines, since the FDS will no longer exist? Logic says that the FDS isn't needed after all. And who's going to appoint these new leaders? There is no biblical precedent for that either.

    There isn't one scripture to back up the claim about survival being dependent upon these men but I guess since they are telling this to their followers now, they expect them to be obedient in this. If this were real then how are JWs to know who to follow if the GB aren't there?

    What is puzzlying about this article is that it is not written from the GB or any anointed person because it is written from the angle of the writer being an 'other sheep'.

    14. (a) What change will take place regarding the brothers who take the lead on earth? (b) Why will we need to be loyal at that time?
    14 During the great tribulation, a change will take place regarding the brothers who take the lead on earth. At some point, all anointed ones who are still on earth will be gathered to heaven to share in the war of Armageddon. (Matt. 24:31; Rev. 2:26, 27) This means that the Governing Body will no longer
    be with us on earth. However, the great crowd will remain organized. Capable brothers from among the other sheep will take the lead. We will need to show our loyalty by supporting these brothers and by following their God-given direction. Our survival will depend on it!
  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Perhaps this is where the GB will employ the strategy about following instructions whether the seem strategic from a human standpoint or not. Something along those lines.

    Could be scary stuff. Chilling.

  • Downtowner

    Don't forget the Helpers to the Governing Body can be of the other sheep. So they are probably being "groomed" to take over the leadership once there are no more GB left. 😒

  • waton

    At some point, all anointed ones who are still on earth will be gathered to heaven to share in the war of Armageddon

    Waton says: L:

    since Armageddon is clearly among the thing that must take place before this generation passes away (according to Jesus anyway), this wt prophecy is already wrong before it even can not be fulfilled. and:

    The Other Sheep can not be the 1914 generation either, because they are supposed to never pass away, but Jesus said it will pass away --after all these things (including Armageddon) have occurred.

    Being obedient to such proven false prophets will never get you anywhere but trouble.

    out of there on the double.

  • iwantoutnow

    Wait a second, you all know this is bullshit right?

  • Listener

    iwantoutnow, yes, absolutely but this is the garbage they are feeding their followers.

    The same Watchtower also states that they are now living in the last of the 'last days' and they know that for sure because they are now further away from 1914 than ever.

  • asp59

    They should put disclamer beginning and end of all watchowers. 'we are not inspired and all information is base on personal opinions and Guess work '

  • skin

    now living in the last of the 'last days'

    That saying was big back in the 1980's - 1990's. Haven't heard that over the last 20 years since it didn't come true back then. Oh, well, here we go again, lets use fear again by recycling this old phase to the new generation of followers who havn't heard it before. We are so close to the end this time.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Were the 1st Century Jews faithful to those taking the lead in the synagogue?

  • zeb

    so they are going to be so organised to what?

    • go public witnessing when (perhaps) there is social upheaval and its life dangerous to do so?
    • to see fellow jw are safe and fed?

    are they saying they will be no longer around but ruling (gasp!) from heaven? whats that? Move over Jesus.

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