When confronted by the Watchtower's many errors, Jehovah's Witnesses excuse them by saying "The Watchtower is made up of imperfect men who seem to love God, but they make mistakes. Why get so disturbed about it? At least they admit most of their mistakes." But do they?
Let me give you an alternate scenario.
Let's suppose that I claim that "God reveals the TRUTH to me directly, and I am God's sole channel of communication to the Christians today. To be in the TRUTH, you must accept and believe whatever you find written in my literature which I am constantly publishing. I am not inspired, so you must realize I am going to make mistakes at times! So don't get upset with me and call me a false prophet if my teachings and my prophecies don't come true! If I change doctrines and some of you die before the change was made, well that's the breaks. Don't push ahead of God's chosen channel of truth, which is me. Look what happened to Korah when he rebelled against Moses!" I love the example of Korah and Moses. I can use it all the time as an example of rebellion.
In the above scenario, there would, of course, be those close to me who believed in me as a friend, and who would think my critics were being unfair. They would see me as a "nice person" with good motives. However, my friends would have lost their objectivity over time, so they might not be able to see the real picture of what is happening.
On the other hand, normal people would be appalled at my claims. They would laugh at my claims. I would be denounced as some kind of a cult leader and a false prophet by society!
Yet, there is an organization in Brooklyn that has predicted the end of the world several times, has set dates for events to happen over and over that were not fulfilled, has changed their teachings quite often, and yet claims that they are God's chosen channel, his spirit directed organization. Furthermore, you must accept whatever they say, even though they are not inspired, for "ministering spirits" communicate the truth to the organization directly for their publications!
Are these mean really well meaning men who are just misguided? The Watchtower leaders have consistently been anxious to cover real their past, and to engender fear among those who would question their authority. Any who would dare leave the organization are referred to in the most vile way possible so that its members have a real fear of anything they believe is apostate. Many whom the Watchtower lables as apostates and who leave the organization do so because they have found out the real truth about the organization and the fact that it is in no way inspired by God. It is not because they no longer love Jehovah and Jesus Christ, it is because they have come to realize that the real Truth does not lie with the Watchtower organization.
Note some of the words and phrases used for persons questioning their authority:
Weak in the Truth
A Dog Who Has Returned To His Vomit
Puffed Up With Pride
Spiritually not Qualified
They went to the World
Turned to Satan
Not putting Spiritual Interests First
They miss Meetings
Returned to their own Vomit
Not heeding the counsel of the Elders
Under the Influence of Satan
Unsubmissive to the Organisation
Have you ever noticed that when the Watchtower talks about apostates and their claims against the organization, they never tell you what those claims are. Why don't they come out and say which claims by apostates are not true and why they are not true? Wouldn't that clear everything up? What are they afraid of?