I have found that Jw?s and most former Jw?s have a distorted view of how the holy spirit works. After years of hearing the ?mind numbing? phrase ?Jehovah?s spirit directed organization? we forgot how the spirit really works.
We accepted the 1985 change in the baptismal questions acknowledging the Father and Son but relegating the spirit?s to guiding the ?spirit directed organization?
On the basis of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, have you repented of your sins and dedicated yourself to Jehovah to do his will?
The second is:
Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah?s Witnesses in association with God?s spirit-directed organization?
WT 1986 6/1 p30
While we now know this was wrong here is the SHOCKER:
SCRIPTURALLY the spirit of God NEVER OPERATES ON AN ORGANIZATION OR ON A CHURCH.
It only ?moves?, ?fills? or operates on INDIVIDUALS.
Do a word search on WT Library with quotations marks ( ?holy spirit? ) and you will find no reference to congregation, association or organization. It always operates on INDIVIDUAL people.
Try and see what you get. Share some examples with us.