But personally- it was the abuse of power by the elders that led me to many of my WTF ? moments.
That is spot on. Being loaded up with crap chores that the elders had no desire to do and never getting any of the so-called perks that should have gone with them. Being told that because I asked why not, when, and what I had to do to "qualify" for appointment I was showing that I was only interested in recognition. I replied with (Matthew 25:21) 21 His master said to him: ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things. I will appoint you over many things. Enter into the joy of your master.. . .
Of course that went over like a fart in church!
Then being told in a "special" backroom meeting that the real reason I didn't qualify was that I had been married more than just once, and the requirements were to be a husband of ONE wife. And that made me reprehensible.
Finally got fed up with the made up BS and chose to be nothing other than a chair warmer[for family reasons] and do whatever I could to be a thorn in their sides.