This is one of the most disturbing studies that I have read in a while.
The Watchtower's tack in recent years has been trying to set up a mythic battle between Jehovah and apostates. They used to concentrate on the invisible spiritual battle between Jehovah and Satan. The fear of evil "apostates" is built up to a ridiculous level. I thought it was Satan the Devil making life so hard for witnesses. No, it's apostates and their reasonings. This article didn't associate bad ol' King Jeroboam with Satan the Devil, no, he's equated to modern- day apostates!
Para. 14. What should be our response to apostate thinking?
Like the faithful Levites back in the tenth century B.C.E., God's loyal ones today are not deceived by apostate ideas. Anointed ones and their Christian associates are quick to avoid and reject apostate ideas. (Read Romams 16:17.) While we gladly submit to governmental authorities in secular matters and remain neutral in worldly conflicts, our loyalty goes to God's Kingdom. (John 18:36; Rom. 13:1-8) We reject the false claimsof those who profess to be serving God and at the same time dishonor him by their conduct.-Titus 1:16.
What are the "apostate ideas"? The Watchtower never actually says what they are? Why not?
There is also an incessant repetition of how Witnesses are put their trust in a man made human organization.
See paragraph 15 which says:
With hearts full of gratitude, we stay close to "the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time." Christ has appointed this slave "over all his belongings." (Matt. 24:45-47) Therefore, even if we as individuals do not fully understand a certain position taken by the slave class (Note: there is no Slave Class mentioned in the Bible), that is no reason for us to reject it or return to Satan's world. Instead, loyalty will move us to act humbly and wait on Jehovah to clarify matters.
Don't you just love the cautionary "wait on Jehovah" phrase? This same phrase is used by cults to get it's members to submit blindly and humbly to whatever it is they say. Witnesses are too stupid to figure it out for themselves. Witnesses are just to wait until the Governing Body tells them what to think.
Look at these quotes from previous Watchtower magazines that admonish witnesses to keep on being loyal to a man made organization:
*** w06 5/15 p. 22 par. 8 Are You Prepared for Survival? ***Just as Noah and his God-fearing family were preserved in the ark, survival of individuals today depends on their faith and their loyal association with the earthly part of Jehovah’s universal organization.
*** w06 9/1 p. 16 Highlights From Book Five of Psalms ***Have we formed a loyal attachment to the organization that Jehovah is using today?
*** w00 8/15 p. 28 Are You a “Full-Grown” Christian? ***How inappropriate it would be to challenge or undermine the authority of appointed elders! You should also feel a sense of loyalty to “the faithful and discreet slave” and the agencies that are used to disseminate spiritual “food at the proper time.” (Matthew 24:45) Be quick to read and apply the information found in The Watchtower and its companion publications.
*** w07 4/1 p. 24 par. 12 Loyal to Christ and His Faithful Slave ***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.
It is incredible that after over 100 years of this religion and after over 100 years of them still having to correct their teachings that people still put trust in them. It is crystal clear that this religion does not have Jehovah's blessings and it never will.