What's the deal with the anointed class, why aren't they JW rulers?

by TTWSYF 9 Replies latest watchtower beliefs


    So I never got in with the JWs far enough to know the detailed teachings regarding the 144k going to heaven.

    They are rulers with Jesus in heaven?

    Shouldn't they be in charge of the WTS? Shouldn't they be the ones translating, guiding and ruling the governing body?

    Aren't they in communications with Jesus since 1914?

    It's hard to follow

  • Vanderhoven7

    Well, since 2012 new light has revealed that the Faithful and Wise Servant class is only a small group of men in New York, currently 7 in number. I suppose the rest of the anointed class will have to wait till after Armageddon to start ruling.

  • waton

    According to Rev, 20:4 the rulers in heaven will have been killed by the axe, (modern version: Guillotine, falling axe) for championing "Jesus" so, morphine assisted euthanasia ( good death) in a wt compound will disqualify you from ruling. rude, but scriptural.

  • LongHairGal


    Yes, it is hard to follow and that'll be the day you see professed rank & file anointed running the religion!😆

    If you have been around Witnesses in recent years, you will pick up on the fact that they don't think very highly (to put it mildly) of people who have come out in recent years saying they are "anointed". The religion printed articles trying to discourage them..If you haven't been around, you might not know that.

    Too many people in recent years have come out claiming to be anointed. The religion does not pay them any mind.


    Thanks all.

    So the 7 men in NY are all anointed class from the 144k? And they alone interpret WTS scripture?

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    you cant have the lunatics running the asylum.

  • truth_b_known

    Jehovah's Witnesses have actively persecuted their own who claim to be of the Annointed. If you weren't part of the Governing Body, at Bethel, or really old your claim of being of the 144,000 was frowned upon and you were looked at skeptically. High ranking members of the organization actively sought out such ones like the Spanish Inquisition and trumped up charges to disfellowship them.

    Part of the reason is, at one time, the organization had certain rules that Annointed brothers who were elders automatically got put in charge of certain things. This caused envy among elders, circuit, and district overseers who were of the Other Sheep.

  • punkofnice

    Enjoy some WBT$ flip-flops and rubbish...............

    "all of the anointed ones living on earth at any given time constitute 'the faithful and discreet slave'"- w07 11/1 p. 30 par. 12

    w09 6/15

    Are all these anointed ones throughout the earth part of a global network that is somehow involved in revealing new spiritual truths? No. Although as a composite body the slave class is responsible for feeding the spiritual household, not all individuals of the slave class have the same responsibilities or work assignments. (Read1 Corinthians12:14-18.) As noted earlier, in the first century, all were involved in the vital preaching work. But only a very limited number were used to write the books of the Bible and oversee the Christian congregation.

    Anointed are nuts - August 15, 2011 Watchtower (the study edition) pg 22 QfR: Memorial partakers. This is the number
    of baptized individuals who partake of the emblems at the Memorial worldwide. Does this total represent the number of anointed
    ones on earth? Not necessarily. A number of factors—including past religious beliefs or even mental or emotional imbalance—might cause some to assume mistakenly that they have the heavenly calling. We thus have no way of knowing the exact number of anointed ones on earth; nor do we need to know. The Governing Body does not keep a list of all partakers, for it does not maintain a global network of anointed ones.

    Apostates are nuts – July 15, 2011 WT ‘’Well, apostates are 'mentally diseased', and they seek to infect others with their disloyal teachings." ‘’7 What is involved in avoiding false teachers? We do not receive them into our homes or greet them.

    We also refuse to read their literature, watch TV programs that feature them, examine their Web sites, or add

    our comments to their blogs.’’

    Elders should Slaughter Apostates (but we never said that!) Nov 15, 2011 WT - "The prophet Elisha sent one of the sons of the prophets to anoint Jehu as king and to instruct him to kill every male of the apostate house of Ahab.—2 Ki. 8:28; 9:1-10." "Though the thought of violence is unpleasant, we should realize that in those days, Jehovah used his servants to carry out his judgments.... Today, no servant of Jehovah uses physical force against opponents of pure worship. “Vengeance is mine,” God says. (Heb.10:30) But to rid the congregation of potentially corrupting influences, Christian elders may have to act with courage similar to that of Jehu. (1 Cor. 5:9-13) And all members of the congregation need to be determined to avoid the company of disfellowshipped individuals.— 2 John 9-11." "Jehu announced that he intended to hold “a great sacrifice” for Baal. (2 Ki. 10:18, 19) “This is a clever play on words on the part of Jehu,” says one scholar. While the term employed here “generally means ‘sacrifice,’ it is also used of the ‘slaughter’ of apostates.” "It is true that Jehu spilled much blood. Yet, the Scriptures present him as a courageous man...

  • Old Navy
    Old Navy

    If the WTBorg Inc. Cult was truly anointed those in leadership roles would have the Mind of Christ; they'd have a solid comprehension of Bible Truth; they'd prophesy without falsehood and their lives would reflect the highest qualities of goodness and love.

    Obviously that is not the case. Those men who proclaim themselves to be something they are not are therefore liars. They are doing the works of The Adversary. They are leading their followers away from what is Good under the guise of being the "chosen channel of the voice of God." Gotta give Satan very high marks for his creativity and cleverness.

  • zeb

    I was taught that the f&ds was all the workers at bethel who produce all the books etc.

    I have also learned that the gb never gets the anointed together at any time to conference on the scriptures.

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