JW's are NOT connected to the WTBTS....

by BoogerMan 2 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • BoogerMan

    .....just as Gerrit Losch of the G.B. claimed he has nothing to do with it - or vice versa.

    I suppose that's why him & his JW G.B. cronies assume total control of the WTBTS Annual Meeting every year - because they're totally separate from each other!

    km 2/89 p. 3 Our Identification as Jehovah’s Witnesses - "As ministers of the good news, we are known publicly as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Our voluntary participation in the field service is motivated by love of God and neighbor. It is not carried on at the insistence of any man or organization but is according to our God-given commission to preach the “good news” and make disciples. Therefore, publishers do well to avoid representing themselves as agents or representatives of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., or any other corporation* used by “the faithful and discreet slave” to advance Kingdom interests."

    * including CCOJW?

  • smiddy3

    The GB / JW speak with a forked tongue , IMHO .

  • blondie

    This is a misrepresentation by the WTS to protect themselves from personal actions by individual jws like elders or COs that speak as a representative, but are not acknowledged by the WTS. The WTS has separated the financial/legal departments from the GB group to protect the GB from liability. The WTS has counseled jws not to say, "the Society says" or the "paragraph says" so it is clear it is not the legal organization words. It is a moot point in reality. Some really wild things have gotten into the newspaper because a single jw representing himself as a jw spokesman officially. w98 3/15 18-19 Living Up to Christian Dedication in Freedom

    4 In order to avoid misunderstandings, Jehovah's Witnesses try to be careful about how they express themselves. Instead of saying, "the Society teaches," many Witnesses prefer to use such expressions as, "the Bible says" or, "I understand the Bible to teach." In this way they emphasize the personal decision that each Witness has made in accepting Bible teachings and also avoid giving the false impression that Witnesses are somehow bound to the dictates of some religious sect.

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