2024-April Shepherd The Flock Of God Manual.

by Atlantis 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • fastJehu


    Thanks a lot for the secret book.

    Take some cold german beers and german cheese cake

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    .....& some smoked sausage & perogies too!!!

  • DesirousOfChange
    Apparently, the recent changes happened so fast (due to Japan and Norway decisions) that they weren't yet incorporated into this release. Hence, the changes in the GB Update will be covered thru the already released Elder's Correspondence and then at upcoming annual Elder's Meeting / Training session, wherein they'll be directed to write things in the margins.
    So this tells you just how sudden this "90-day DF'ing, then repentance and let back in" change was.

    Sometimes what WT publishes or says in statements is not really how things happen in reality. They "spin" things for public consumption but I doubt they really intend for their "secret manual", which they know is NOT secret any longer, to conflict with the spin they are giving Norway and other European communities that see their violation of Human Rights.

    But then , WHY the new revision so soon? They just released the latest edition in October 2023!

  • Mikejw

    So what do elders go by now? Is it the 90 sanctions like the latter to elders say or is it this new Elders book 12 months ?

  • Balaamsass2

    Thanks Atlantis!

    Very WEIRD.

    Why release the book this month when it conflicts with the announcements? It's not like they had printed thousands of copies...they simply needed to change the pdf.

    All the weird hard line stuff is still in the PDF.

    Removing servants for allowing their kids to attend college? Crazy!

  • DesirousOfChange
    All the weird hard line stuff is still in the PDF.

    Surely they do not think their secret book is secret.

    Angus Stewart, the Counselor (or whatever his official title is) in the ARC hearings knew the Elders Book better than any of the elders that were in the Hot Seat. That guy was VERY impressive.

    No more speaking out of both sides of their mouth -- their secret rules are "on record" now.

  • Jeffro


    I briefly looked through it, thank you, Atlantis. It still says that disfellowshipped people should be out for a year or more, makes me wonder what their game is. 🤷‍♀️

    The latest announcements state that the changes to disfellowshipping from ‘governing body update 2’ are not included in the version that was just released and will be in a future revision of the ‘shepherd’ book.

  • Longlivetherenegades

    Thanks for the latest update

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