The Judge Of All The Earth Always Does What Is Right
Intended as a confidence builder in the Organization ..see what you think.
Theme is from Deuteronomy but it is really highlighting that passage in Genesis where Abraham had a dialogue with God, (Gen.18) Would God destroy Sodom if 50 righteous men would perish? Or less? down to 10 men it went.
That passage was a key thought in my "waking up". How could I preach that billions should die because they were outside the WTS? God just is not like that ,or if he were... I could not support him.
Anyway they say , without further comment that it shows he is always just.
Interestingly, they talk about injustice "Inside the Christian Congregation" ... Well, there's a thing ! Who would have thought it could happen (or they would admit it)
They give an example . ( para 6)
" Consider the experience of Willi Diehl. Beginning in 1931, Brother Diehl served faithfully at the Bethel home in Bern, Switzerland. In 1946, he attended the eighth class of Gilead School in New York, U.S.A. After graduation, he was eventually assigned to the circuit work in Switzerland. In his life story, Brother Diehl related: “In May 1949, I informed headquarters in Bern that I planned to marry.” The response from the Bern office? “No privileges other than regular pioneering.” Brother Diehl went on to explain: “I was not permitted to give talks . . . Many no longer greeted us, treating us like disfellowshipped persons.”
7 How did Brother Diehl handle that situation? He stated: “We knew, however, that getting married was not unscriptural, so we took refuge in prayer and put our trust in Jehovah.” Eventually, the mistaken view regarding marriage that prompted the injustice was corrected, and Brother Diehl’s privileges of service were restored. His loyalty to Jehovah was rewarded. *
So he is being commended for defying the WTS and marrying his girl anyway! Good for him. So the next time they make rules of conduct that go beyond the Scriptures...we know what to do.
The rest of it , I find mainly to be fluff and padding ending up in para 17
"On rare occasions, you or someone you know may experience or observe what seems to be an injustice in the congregation. Do not let yourself be stumbled. (Ps. 119:165) Instead, as faithful servants of God, we loyally and prayerfully rely on him."
So they say, stick with it no matter what.. it will all work out in the end .....Maybe , if you live long enough?