This ain't your grandaddy's GB.

by cappytan 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • cappytan
    This ain't your grandaddy's Governing Body!

    Dubs have been saying this a lot lately in my area. 

    I haven't said this yet, but all I can think is, "Yeah, I wonder if that's what Xtians were thinking after the apostles died back in the day."

  • scary21
      Yes, the great apostasy has begun.............again......nothing new under the
  • James Brown
    James Brown

    Your grand daddy did not have a governing body.

    They just had a president back in the old days.

    When I was a witness back in the 50's, 60's and 70's

    Brother Knorr ran everything by himself.

    I never heard of a governing body. 

  • scary21
    James Brown, good point. The GB that started in the 70's witch many here refer to as 1.0 is very different than the GB today.
  • prologos

    Yeah, even the early Christians, grand daddies of us all,   had a governing body , but did not know it, --but had no faithful slave, giving spiritual food, and did not know that either, so: watch their body language.  

  • William Penwell
    William Penwell
    The early WT had a board of directors but the GB as we know it didn't come in till the 70's. I think the big reason why it has changed is because up until the last 10 years it was run by a bunch of 80+ year old men. Now most of the GB are 50-60 age group.
  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    "It's a Governing Body Jim - but not as we know it"!

    *** w50 1/1 p. 10 par. 2 Reviewing the Past Year’s Work World-wide ***
    The Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, the governing body of Jehovah’s witnesses
    *** w50 8/15 p. 251 par. 8 Answering the Foes of His Government ***
    The Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, with main offices in Brooklyn, New York, acts advisorily as the governing body and servant of Jehovah’s witnesses in all lands.
    *** w50 11/15 p. 446 par. 25 Subjection to the Higher Powers ***
    Paul was a member of the governing body of the congregation of the first century.
    *** w71 12/15 p. 760 A Governing Body as Different from a Legal Corporation ***
    How did this governing body make its appearance in recent times? Evidently under the direction of Jehovah God and his Son Jesus Christ.

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