Forgive me because I might just be feeding a troll but here goes.......
As to someone calling apostates mentally diseased, I do not go there.
But your leaders, the Governing body go there. Do you disagree with these 7 men that are proclaimed to be god's mouthpiece, except when they're not?
Look, nobody likes Jehovah's Witnesses here.
That's not true. Carry on reading the blogs here (that your leaders, the Governing body have commanded you not to do), and you'll see. It isn't the rank and file individuals that no one likes. We have family that are JWs that we love but are cut off from because of the edicts of 7 men in America who live a rock star lifestyle, wear expensive watches and finery when many of the JWs in poorer lands struggle.
Is that not so?
Why are you disobeying with a direct command from god's mouthpiece as below?
July 15, 2011 WT ‘’7 What is involved in avoiding false teachers? We do not receive them into our homes or greet them. We also refuse to read their literature, watch TV programs that feature them, examine their Web sites, or add our comments to their blogs.’’
Signs of a troll and not really a JW apologist, perhaps?
...and about god's mouthpiece.......
is interpreted but the interpretation comes from God and is then published.
(WT 1943 July 1 pp. 202-203)
deliver what is published.
(PREPARATION 1933 pp. 36-37, 64)
WATCHTOWER publishes "no man's opinion".
(WT 1931 November 1 p. 327; 1936 March 15 p. 85)
it (this organization) alone...the Bible is not a sealed book." The WTS is
"the only organization on earth that understands the 'deep things of God.'
(WT 1973 July 1 p. 402)
leaders are "spirit directed" (WT 1988 March 1 p. 10)
(WT 1969 January 15 p. 51; 1960 July 15 pp. 439, 442)
is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the
'slave' as we would to the voice of God, because it is His provision."
(WT 1957 June 15 p. 370)
Russell founder of the WTS, called himself "God's mouthpiece" (WT
1906 July 15 p. 229); claimed that compared to reading his books Bible reading
is "a waste of time" (WT 1910 September 15 p. 298)
that his books "harmonize...every statement in the Bible."
(DIVINE PLAN OF THE AGES 1886 p. 348)
uses and directs the WTS.
(VINDICATION Book 1 1931 p. 77)
'slave' class has served as God's sole collective channel for the flow of
Biblical truth to men on earth. Just as the early Christian congregation
collectively served as the channel of communication from heaven to earth, so in
(WT 1960 July 15 p. 439)
Jehovah revealed his truths by means of the first-century Christian
congregation so he does today by means of the present-day Christian
congregation. Through this agency he is having carried out prophesying on an
intensified and unparalleled scale. All of this activity is not an accident.
Jehovah is the one behind all of it." (WT 1964 June 15 p. 365)
in submitting to Jehovah's theocratic organization, we must be in full and
complete agreement with every feature of its apostolic procedure and
(WT 1967 October 1 p. 593)
is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the
"slave" as we would to the voice of God, because it is His
provision." (Watchtower 1957 Jun 15 p.370)
this organization functions for Jehovah's purpose and to his praise. To it
alone God's Sacred Word, the Bible, is not a sealed book. Many persons of the
world are very intelligent, capable of understanding complex matters. They can
read the Holy Scriptures, but they cannot understand their deep
meaning.""( Watchtower 1973 Jul 1 p.402)
point is that Christians have implicit trust in their heavenly Father; they do
not question what he tells them through his written Word and organization."
(Watchtower 1974 Jul 15 p.441)
must serve Jehovah in truth, as revealed in his Word and made clear in the
publications of "the faithful and discreet slave." Watchtower
1996 May 15 p.18
7/15 p.23 par.10 “The Spirit Searches Into... the Deep Things of God”
the time comes to clarify a spiritual matter in our day, holy spirit helps
responsible representatives of “the faithful and discreet slave” at world
headquarters to discern deep truths that were not previously understood. (Matt.
24:45; 1 Cor. 2:13)
"Listening to the slave class means giving our full cooperation to its
"Since Jehovah God and Jesus Christ completely trust the faithful and
discreet slave, should we not do the same?" "The slave thus deserves our complete
"By all means, then, let us listen to the Christ and his trustworthy
9/15 p.8 par.7 Earnestly Seek Jehovah’s Blessing ***
cannot hope to acquire a good relationship with Jehovah if we ignore those whom
Jesus has appointed to care for his belongings. Without the assistance of “the
faithful and discreet slave,” we would neither understand the full import of
what we read in God’s Word nor know how to apply it.
w10 9/15 p. 13 par. 8: "Similarly today, a Governing Body composed of
spirit-anointed Christians contributes to the unity of the worldwide
congregation. The Governing Body publishes spiritually encouraging literature
in many languages. This spiritual food is based on God’s Word. Thus, what is
taught is not from men but from Jehovah.—Isa. 54:13."
9/15 p.23 par.8 “Your Leader Is One, the Christ” ***
anointed and their other sheep companions recognize that by following the lead
of the modern-day Governing Body, they are in fact following their Leader,
p.9 par.16 (2011) “All Scripture Is Inspired of God and Beneficial” ***
(1) Jehovah God originates his utterances;
(2) then his official Word, or Spokesman—now known as Jesus Christ—often
transmits the message; (3) God’s holy spirit, the active force that is used as
the medium of communication, carries it earthward; (4) God’s prophet on earth
receives the message; and (5) he then publishes it for the benefit of God’s
-- w12 9/15 p. 22 par. 16 Learn From the
Patience of Jehovah and Jesus
a person who lacks confidence that the end is near might start to make
alternate arrangements, so to speak, in case things do not work out as Jehovah said they would.
w12 9/15 p. 24 par. 4 "You Know Neither the Day Nor the Hour"
the end of this system draws ever closer, the work of pointing to Jehovah’s provisions for salvation has
never been more important.
-- w12 11/15 p. 17 par. 9 Cultivate the
Spirit of a Lesser One
humble person has heartfelt gratitude for Jehovah’s
provisions, including spiritual food. Hence, such an individual is a
diligent student of the Bible and an avid
reader of the Watchtower and Awake! magazines. Like many
other faithful servants of Jehovah, he may make it a practice to read each new
publication before putting it away on a bookshelf in his personal library. When
we manifest humble appreciation by
reading and studying our Bible-based publications, we make spiritual
advancement, and Jehovah is able to use us more fully in his service.
-- w13 4/15 p12 par 11 Do not tire out
Jehovah has provided a bounteous supply of
written spiritual food to give us strength. No doubt, you can think of a
time when after reading a publication, you thought: ‘That is exactly what I
needed! It is as if Jehovah had that written just for me!’ That is not a
coincidence. Through these provisions,
Jehovah does instruct and guide us.
WT 15 Nov 2013 - "At that time,
the life-saving direction that we receive from Jehovah’s organization may not
appear practical from a human standpoint. All of us must be ready to obey
any instructions we may receive, whether these appear sound from a strategic or
human standpoint or not. (4) Now is the time for any who may be
putting their trust in secular education, material things, or human
institutions to adjust their thinking. The elders must stand ready
to help any who may now be wavering in their faith."