So that statement was made by an elder to a disfellowshipped brother, during a reinstatement meeting.
This statement is made Here at around 4. 10 mins in.
The full story of this man is incredibly sad. In fact I've rarely listened to an exjws story that has affected me quite So much. What lead the elder to make the statement, the title of this post, is this. The brother, DF for 7 years (!) & attempting to get reinstated, was basically disputing that he should have been DF in the first place. Seven years prior he had gone to the elders suffering, it subsequently turned out, from PTSD. The vietnam veteran, whose father had recently committed suicide, had told elders he was suffering and had been relying too much on evening drinks. He himself was an elder and there had been no drink driving or problems with drunken behaviour. Indeed it was only his honesty that put them on notice and with Watchtower's usual lack of love he was DF.
So my question is, did this JC elder pull this idea out of his ass or is there literature/doctrine backing up his claim there will be no support systems for struggling sinners in the new system?
The whole idea really threw me for a loop. Did I really miss something?
As I say I found his story profoundly moving. You can find it Here