Quotes where Watchtower claims inspiration

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  • punkofnice

    Not sure if all these were mentioned too....................

    w10 7/15 p.23 par.10 “The Spirit Searches Into... the Deep Things of God”

    When 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)

    p.17: "Listening to the slave class means giving our full cooperation to its Governing Body."

    p.27: "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 trust"

    p.28: "By all means, then, let us listen to the Christ and his trustworthy spirit-anointed brothers."

    ***w10 9/15 p.8 par.7 Earnestly Seek Jehovah’s Blessing ***

    We 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."

    ***w10 9/15 p.23 par.8 “Your Leader Is One, the Christ” ***

    The 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, Christ.

    ***si 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 people.

    -- w12 9/15 p. 22 par. 16 Learn From the Patience of Jehovah and Jesus

    Well, 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"

    As 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

    A 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."

  • Moster

    Just reading all this makes me so angry! Two-faced liars! Grrrrrrrrrr!


    I know the quote has been replaced the term "Theocratic Warfare'' ,but I always thought the quote ''Lying for the TRUTH'' was the most telling quote of the WTS biblical assertion of credibility...or lack there of

  • Cold Steel
    Cold Steel

    I've often wondered if, not only GB members but leaders of any exclusivistic religion, ever question if they're on the right track. If they really believe in Jehovah as the ancient Hebrew God who led the Israelites out of Egypt by miracles, how could they know they've been chosen by the same God to leadership roles in our day? What would happen if a group of reformers within the Church (and it is a church) decided to break away and start a new movement, teaching essentially the same doctrines, but reforming the mind control aspects, abandoning the policy of creating dates, reversing the blood doctrine, introducing love into the shunning policy, opening the bread and wine to all members and reforming the faithful and discreet servant doctrine, perhaps even changing it from a prophecy and changing it to parable or metaphor status?

    Why would the reformed movement be any less legitimate than the one existing now? After all, when Charles T. Russell founded the sect, he was not operating under any heavenly directive, was he? Nor was Joseph Rutherford. If the core doctrines are the important thing, why would a reformed movement be any less legitimate? When Jesus inspected all the world's religions and the JWs say he chose theirs, how do we know? We're taking their word for it.

    If such a thing happened, do you think it would negatively affect the present system?

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