The JW governing body are ALREADY priests!

by BoogerMan 16 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Listener

    W 74 4/15

    Being accounted as righteous humans, they are accepted by God and begotten as spiritual sons. In this way they are in a standing with God as priests...While still in the flesh they enjoy spiritual enlightenment...Also, while yet on earth, they perform priestly services for others, just as did the ancient Hebrew priests. Being spiritually enlightened and fed, they enlighten others in the understanding of God’s Word, and feed them spiritual nourishment...As ambassadors of God these priests help others to become reconciled to him. (2 Cor. 5:20) Thus they do a very valuable, beneficial spiritual healing work.
    (During the paradise) Then they will administer to earthly persons, not only spiritual healing, but also physical healing...Right now we need the help of this priesthood to survive the coming “great tribulation,” which will destroy this system of things.

    Their main problem is that they are talking about the remnant of the 144,000, being both males and females and it's just the GB that have been acting in the positions they mention.

  • enoughisenough

    Picking at Listener's highlighted post from 74 4/15 " they enjoy spiritual enlightenment "....."Being spiritually enlightened and fed, they enlighten others......." ........ " As ambassadors of God these priest help others to become reconciled to him" ....Some statements I pulled out, but really the whole paragraph is, for want of a better word, an abomination. Notice they point to 2 Cor 5:20 to back up the claim they are ambassador of God. The scripture:

    2 Corinthians 5:20 New International Version - Bible Gateway

    We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.

    Do you see what I see here? They have skipped Christ.
    Listener, Good point about the females!
  • punkofnice

    They are as bonkers as those fett-heads that go around claiming to be Jesus. Or those nutters that claim, 'God told me to do it.'

    It's sad that people (me in the past), believed they were indeed God's representatives on Earth(tm).

    I don't know who I hate more, myself for once believing it; or them for claiming it?

    Oh, blow it! I'll blame them!

  • Konagirl

    2 Cor 5:20 in their bible: Therefore, we are ambassadors SUBSTITUTING for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us. As SUBSTITUTES for Christ, we beg: “Become reconciled to God.”

    You'll not find those words in the Greek Interlinear, but they come in handy now for the GB to push their weight around. So, in the quote saying that the anointed are “ambassadors for God” (their version of God) instead of Christ; and here, that the anointed are substitutes for Christ, really shows their desire to push Christ out of the way.

    They always demean Jesus, and they always tell lies about what the anointed are to do and what they can't do, or what they will do in the Kingdom. Their magazine states that they are not to bond together to study the Bible, as this translates into forming an "elite group"; in reality, it threatens their organizational "unity" to adhere only to the teachings of the GB and the elder writing committee, who are bonded. (Matt 24:48-51; Rev 13:16,17)

    Almost their entire doctrine about the anointed is a lie. Jesus walked the earth as the second Adam, inheriting what Adam lost. (1 Cor 15:45; Gal 3:16; 3:29) He taught and helped people face to face, but look at what their doctrine has done. They have kept him and the anointed members of his spiritual body, from walking the earth ever again in their picture of "paradise", which is a lie. (Gen 28:10-17; John 1:51; Heb 1:6-7 - "angels" are messengers, messengers are priests Mal 2:7; 1 Pet 2:5,9) (Matt 24:48-51)

    Who takes the place to teach the ancient resurrected ones like Daniel? Their hand-picked elders who hide child abuse, who defend the teachings of false prophets. Why would prophets have to be brought up to speed about Jesus Christ when their messages prophesied about him? God put His words in their mouths to prophesy. Do they really believe that elders appointed not by God’s spirit, but by men, will teach those faithful ones chosen by God during their physical lives? The revealed message of Revelation includes what the prophets have said. (Rev 10:7)

    It's just nauseating to think about the result of the "trap" that has developed, specifically to gather the anointed remnant, and place before them, a slanderous lie. (Luke 22:31; Matt 24:24,25; 2 Tim 3:1-9; 2 Pet 2:1-3)

    They have changed women into men by the illustrations of “heaven”; and all of the men obviously have no personality - they are all clones. How do JWs look at that and not see how ridiculous it is? They have glorified the GB as "faithful and discreet" even though Jesus is the only one who makes that call at his return. (Matt 25:21) They have built an empire and enslaved all who fall into it, by using a few grains of biblical truth. (Amos 3:5; Prov 1:17-19) How is any of this possible?

    "Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared." 1 Tim 4:1,2

  • BoogerMan

    Re Listener's WT quotation: When JW publishers conduct Bible studies with non-JW's, they are doing exactly what the alleged priests are claimed to be doing. Same difference. All JW's are acting as priests.

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    Well said Konagirl !

    Preach it from the housetops until they put their kingdom up for sale.

  • Konagirl

    @BoogerMan - All JW's are acting as priests.

    Although anyone who knows truth should tell others what they've learned (Rev 22:17) you're not far off in your reasoning. G Losch said recently, that the spiritual temple includes all JWs. This is so far away from what was previously taught using scripture, and documented, especially in the Aid Book. So, does that make the GB high priests instead of Jesus Christ? Has the spiritual temple sanctioned by God been replaced by an organization?

    It's got to be that way to support their idol/organization, to funnel in enough money to keep it afloat.

Share this