What's the job of an elder?

by asp59 16 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • deell_jade

    Protect wife beaters. And when said beaten wife cries, has a nervous breakdown, and develops ptsd, tell said beaten wife that she has to stay with the man that nearly beat her to death and assaulted her many times both emotionally and physically.

    “As it is written, so it shall be done” Poppycock.


  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze
    What Ding said. They are primarily there to weaponize your family against you should you ever want to dissent.
  • Rattigan350

    Elders are older men and they would be the equivalent of the older men of the tribes of Israel.

    In the congregations they have the role of overseers of the congregations.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere


    Except they are not older,neither in life experience nor necessarily age.

    They are overLORDS with varying degrees of ability.

    In theory the ancient older men took advantage of the wisdom of the crowd

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    elders are enforcers

  • Rattigan350

    My point was that the Christian congregation was patterned after Israel. The Christian congregation elders would do what the elders in Israel did. And those ones were also lords over the people and became the pharisees.

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    And they are busybodies too.

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