Sounds a bit like the dodgy salesman who says: "Trust me"!
WT.3/1/2003.Trusting in Jehovah means trusting those whom he trusts.
I can't think of anyone I'd be trusting less - come to think of it, I can't think of anyone that I've seen God trust less.
What a circle jerk! The FDS really put on a show! They step right up and infer they have God's trust and so should the RF. I knew a lot of Elders in 23 plus years on the inside and only a handful were trustworthy. I worked in their homes and saw the real men behide the masks and it wasn't pretty! Maverick
"We are faithful! We are discreet! We have God's approval and direction! Trust us! God told us to tell it to you!"
I was just looking last night at the forms that the WTS require the elders to send to them when a case of child custody might involve them, or when a person asks for WTS help in the courts over these matters. It is so blatantly distrustful of everybody involved as to make a mockery of the WT article above.
It reminds me of a line from a Curtis Mayfield song, "Trust in me and I in you, no matter what you see me do". My experience leads me to believe that the WTS have no trust of their elders, who have very limited trust of the publishers and even less trust one another. This merry-go-round is typical of hierarchical structures established on fear and actually serves the WTS magnificently.
Not so long ago I heard a very senior WTS member at Brooklyn make this comment, "All these years, all this growth and yet we still have the Brothers under control"
Trust…..lol….pull the other one!
In view of phrases such as this written in the wt, i would imagine that they have now edited out
***Rbi8 Psalm 146:3-4 ***
3 Do not put YOUR trust in nobles,
Nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs.
4 His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground;
In that day his thoughts do perish.
from their bibles, wot?
Apperently the Bereans didn't trust the apostle Paul enough! They checked his words with the scriptures. Did Paul say: "Hey, Jesus trusted me and so should you"? Nope, in fact he praised them for their eagerness to 'make sure of all things'.
If the apostles didn't demand trust, then why should the elders?
And like Gopher pointed out: trust must be earned, it cannot be demanded.
trust must be earned, it cannot be demanded.
Sure that ain't "respect", not "trust".