Thanks Petra and Atlantis for sending the latest letter regarding the Watchtowers plan for a Worldwide Campaign in November this year.
I am wondering what they are planning to achieve from this campaign, particularly their focus on sending the Watchtower 2020 No. 2, titled "What is God's Kingdom" to politicians, governments (and tribal leaders) around the world.
It would appear that this is their answer to Governments who have put them in the spot light for their bad policies, particularly their handling of child abuse.
This is not about preaching the Good News to Politicians but more of a message about them being overthrown in the near future.
Here's a couple of quotes from the magazine -
Things are no different today. In 2009, a United Nations publication said that bad rulership is increasingly being viewed as “one of the root causes of all evil within our societies.” TIME FOR ACTION! The world needs better rulers and a better form of government. And that is what our Creator has promised! God has set up a Kingdom, or government, that will replace all human rule, and “it alone will stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44) This is the Kingdom for which millions have been praying. (Matthew 6:9, 10)...
˘ End human rulership. God’s Kingdom will take action to put an end to all human rulership.—Revelation 19:15, 17, 18....
Ruling as King in heaven, Jesus will accomplish much more than any human ruler ever could. He will be assisted by 144,000 corulers, who are chosen from among mankind.
There is nothing in this magazine that explains how JWs are respectful of Governments and the extent to which they will be in subjection to them.
The mention of 144,000 co rulers chosen from mankind is interesting because it doesn't mention that they believe these co rulers will be doing so from heaven. Who knows what non JWs will make out of that.
It's clear from the latest letter issued by them in regards to the campaign, is that they aren't the least bit interested if Government officials are interested in receiving their message or not. Instructions are specifically given to work out the number of officials in their local area so that they can ensure that they have enough printed copies on hand to send to them. However, as for sending them out to any other person, they are told -
Publishers will be encouraged to distribute the magazine to those who demonstrate interest
This is the type of arrogance they have in sending out this magazine to politicians that establish enquiries and put the Watchtower on notice but choose to give no apologies or, as in Australia, refuse to join a redress scheme.
It's also ironic that they choose to make a quote given by the United Nations, it portrays a solidarity in supporting their views. They also do the same regarding the WHO.