SALVATION BY CHRIST OR AN ORGANIZATION? DOES THE GOVERNING BODY EQUATE THEMSELVES WITH JESUS?

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Let’s see what the JW Organization itself says about this question.

“The anointed and their other sheep companions recognize that by following the lead of the modern-day Governing Body, they are in fact following their Leader, Christ.” Watchtower 2010 Sep 15 p.23

“A mature Christian must be in unity and full harmony with fellow believers as far as faith and knowledge are concerned. He does not advocate or insist on personal opinions or harbor private ideas when it comes to Bible understanding.  Rather, he has complete confidence in the truth as it is revealed by Jehovah God through his Son, Jesus Christ, and the faithful and discreet slave.” (Watchtower, August 1, 2001, p. 14).

“By submitting to the slave class, Gods people also show their subjection to the Master, Jesus Christ.”(Watchtower 2002 10/1 p. 19)

“This governing body is the administrative part of a ‘faithful and discreet slave’ or ‘steward’ class concerning which Jesus promised: ‘His master . . . will appoint him over all his belongings.’ (Matt. 24:45-47; Luke 12:42-44) So, recognition of that governing body and its place in Gods theocratic arrangement of things is necessary for submission to the headship of Gods Son.” (w72 12/15 p. 755)

Therefore, when we loyally submit to the direction of the faithful slave and its Governing Body, we are submitting to Christ, the slave’s Master. – (W 4-1-2007, p.24. par.12)

Bible students need to get acquainted with the organization of the “one flock” Jesus spoke about at John 10:16. They must appreciate that identifying themselves with Jehovah’s organization is essential to their salvation. (Rev. 7:9, 10, 15) Therefore, we should start directing our Bible students to the organization as soon as a Bible study is established. (KM 11/1990, par.1)

Those desiring salvation must make for God’s organization, and find entrance into it and remain there permanently (W 10-1-1952, p.603)

We need to obey the faithful and discreet slave to have Jehovah’s approval”     (W 7-15-13, p.24, simplified version)  It’s the highlighted box on the upper left hand column, p.24.  Also on page 21 of the same issue:  17 But we are acting against Jehovah’s purpose if we do not obey the faithful and discreet slave

*** w93 9/15 p. 22 They Compassionately Shepherd the Little Sheep ***

But if we were to draw away from Jehovah’s organization, there would be no place else to go for salvation and true joy. (Compare John 6:66-69.)—

July, 2013 study issue:  “2 The timely spiritual food we receive is proof that Jesus, the Head of the congregation, is keeping his promise to feed us. Through whom is he doing so? When giving the sign of his presence, Jesus said that he would use “the faithful and discreet slave” to give “food at the proper time” to his domestics. * (Read Matthew 24:45-47.) That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel.—Matt. 4:4; John 17:3.”

 

66 comments to SALVATION BY CHRIST OR AN ORGANIZATION? DOES THE GOVERNING BODY EQUATE THEMSELVES WITH JESUS?

  • Just Stay Sweet and Good

    Jacqueline…….As all of this stuff is now winding down I am reminding myself of the conclusions I have come to in the past four years. One was “Jehovah’s Witnesses have worn out their welcome” and the other was (when I was asked to go to can assemble) “I just don’t have the stomach for it any more”. I have now gotten past the rage of my stupidity of not getting out earlier but I truly believe it was a training school for me to learn to think first and then anaylise and then move. By studying the volumes with the brethren I now see we are all exactly where we should be, to be learning the lessons we will need to know to help people in the kingdom. We who were JW’s, truly feel the betrayal and have come off victorious when we no long feel any hatred concerning our experiences. We are now hardened soldiers of the cross. Onward Christian Soldiers. Just Stay Sweet And Good!

    • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

      I agree with you. I would never understand tall if all I saw were short to slightly short.
      Exposure to the ultimate tall exaggerated lies of the governing body and their claim to be talking to God as a special channel compares to the simple gentle truth of the Scriptures and truth searching people.
      I wouldnt change a thing because it got me where I am today, without the fear I see in some of my awakened friends. Now I choose my battles and am more balanced.

  • Jacqueline (Bible Student)

    Brothers a lot of you are aware that the governing body have a huge internet sqaudron that try to divert from sites like this one. Sometimes they pretend to be with us and blitz the site with material but as you might notice from musoni victor’s post, he pretends he can’t speak English but if you click on his name it goes to jwdotorg.
    I left it there just to show how he is pretending to be stupid to get people to the organization and governing body.
    If they spent that much time telling the truth about Christ or helping persons within their organization actually read and study the Bible only they would be applauded.
    Notice that he calls himself a Bible student but pretends not to know English.
    In Australia they sent a special representative to give a talk on who are the Bible students before the Sydney Convention.
    They also called on all interested ones to let them know they are the way to God, that they have the only new light. Still can’t point people to Christ. Don’t click on his links unless your computer is secure. I guess we could take it down but it is just so odd.

    • Richard.Tazzyman

      Sister Jackie,Hello again from Aussie.As you are now quite aware we have our new Australianbiblestudents site up & running! I think that Bro Ray Charlton sent you the Link.Maybe you coulp post if up here for all our Bretheren to see.God Bless,Bro Richard,BBI Astralia

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