(ks10 p11:1) Revelation 1:20 depicts Jesus as holding the anointed elders in his right hand, thus, by extension, indicating that he controls all bodies of elders for the purpose of accomplishing Jehovah’s will. (re pp. 28-29, 136)
In the Shepherding book it says "holding the anointed elders in his right hand". I never noticed before the "anointed" qualifier.
But... Of course they throw in that "by extension" it applies to all BOE's.
I bring this out because I got called into a back-room counselling session where I was confronted with the accusation that I'm quoting a scripture (1 John 5:1) that only applies to the "anointed" and applying it to the "JW-other sheep".
"Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God." (1 John 5:1, rNWT)
It seems that the WT is the only one who is free to make NT verses apply to anyone other than the "anointed" (in Greek "anointed" = "Christ").
So... If you quote and apply a scripture to the "JW-other sheep" there better be some sort of specific application in print by the WT or you're going beyond what's written, causing divisions, and turning apostate.
These filthy-lucre-loving Governing Body hypocrites want to make sure that everyone knows they're the "Anointed" (Christs) and teach the New Testament was written only for their benefit, and it is only by extension, that is, when it's to their profit that they allow the scriptures to apply to the JW-other sheep, Rank & File followers.
I'm so sick of this F'ing cult!