If the RNWT is revised again...................

by The Searcher 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    ..................then Proverbs 3:5 could read thus: "Trust in the Governing Body with all your heart, And do not rely on your own understanding."

    Many J.W.'s have already reached this point!

  • scratchme1010

    Many J.W.'s have already reached this point!

    Not many; that is required to become a JW. Every baptized person has at least agreed upon trusting the GB as the direct voice of their Jehovah.

  • eyeuse2badub

    Then there is Revelation 7:4

    4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, literally 144,000, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of spiritual Israel:

    just saying!

  • Island Man
    Island Man

    I have already heard a JW speaker giving a public lecture where he applies that text by telling the audience to trust in the instructions and teachings of the organization and not in their own personal understanding.

  • Pete Zahut
  • schnell

    When I explained to my friends how science contradicts the idea of a global flood in 2370 BCE, my best friend said, "And why are you leaning on your own understanding?"

  • stuckinarut2

    So much for the scripture in Romans 12:1 that says we should "use our power of reason"

    I guess the society wants witnesses to ignore that counsel....

  • George One Time
    George One Time

    They already introduced the idea of a "governing body" in the outline of the Book of Acts (how clever!)

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      • Dispute in Antioch regarding circumcision (1, 2)

      • Question brought to Jerusalem (3-5)

      • Elders and apostles meet together (6-21)

      • Letter from the governing body (22-29)

      • Congregations encouraged by letter (30-35)

      • Paul and Barnabas go separate ways (36-41)

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