Who really is the faithful and discreet slave?

by Fisherman 25 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman
    So you are telling me that there is nothing wrong with slavery.

    I said that your views don’t matter compared to the Bible standard. Another example is sexual immorality.

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman

    Slavery

    In the Bible, God is not the author of slavery. Slavery originated with humans. He worked along with it and tolerated it as with human suffering until he takes action in the future —as the Bible explains.

  • truth_b_known
    truth_b_known

    Who is the Faithful and Discreet Slave?

    Catholics - The Pope

    Jehovah's Witnesses - The Governing Body

    All other Christians - All Christians

  • NonCoinCollector
    NonCoinCollector
    In the Bible, God is not the author of slavery. Slavery originated with humans. He worked along with it and tolerated it as with human suffering until he takes action in the future —as the Bible explains.
    Exodus 21:20-21 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property."

    You are telling me God did not author this? Who did? And which parts of the bible are authored by God and which parts are authored by man?


  • dropoffyourkeylee
    dropoffyourkeylee

    The question of who was the 'faithful and wise servant' (KJV wording) has split the WT world before. It was widely believed to be Pastor Russell for many years. After he died, the belief was put down by Rutherford and replaced with 'that servant' being all the anointed as a class, even going back through the Middle ages to include the Lollards and other groups. This identification was anathema to a lot of the Bible Students, and along with a lot of other doctrinal and organizational changes, led to the Bible Student breakaway groups.

    More recently, the identity of the 'faithful and discreet slave' (NWT reading) was changed to be just the governing body after 1919. They kicked Russell to the curb.

  • Magnum
    Magnum

    I just read Mt 24:36-51 to get the context. It seems to me that the faithful slave is one who carries out his duties and is responsible and industrious. Verses 45-47 seem to be simply a lesson or parable about being diligent in the last days. What would make anybody think the passage is prophetic - that it indicates that there would be some specific entity that it's referring to?

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