The light continues to get brighter, yada, yada, yada.
But, the bottom line is the watchtower claims EVERYTHING comes from jehovah. Books, magazines, videos, assemblies, to JW broadcast, to GB appointments, to dramas, even the music and Sophia and Caleb. Heck, they would claim jehovah provides the toilet paper if they could.
So everything comes from jehovah, right? The assemblies and weekly meetings are filled with abundant food from jehovah's table. My goodness how many times have we heard those words!
The BIG question I have for practicing witnesses is:
If teachings have to be continually "clarified" where did the original teachings come from?
Many times in the past I held my spouse's feet to the fire (not literally of course) asking this same question.
Her answer was always the same? "They are imperfect men trying their best." Nowadays, she's more receptive and actually admits that they shouldn't be name dropping. Today, she's not active and rarely attends but she's very much a JW mentally.
About a month before I stopped attending I asked a brother who I had known for over 20 years the same question. His answer:
"Yes, you're right, they shouldn't be claiming that everything comes from jehovah. They shouldn't do that."
Even still, last I heard, he's still very much involved and going strong. What craziness.