Sunday, January 29, 2012

Watchtower – Does It Contain Council Approved by God?

The Watchtower corporation's charter stipulates that its central control stems from a council it terms “the ecclesiastical Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses.”

Watchtower teaches that deliberations of its Governing Body are patterned after what it terms “The Jerusalem Gathering”. Of the Jerusalem gathering, Watchtower says:



The biblical account of the Jerusalem gathering is found in Acts Chapter 15, where it reveals the deliberations and decisions of that council.

Does Watchtower’s Governing Body follow that biblical pattern?

Historian Zoe Knox observes

The biblical pattern would have Watchtower’s Governing Body disclose its deliberations. But, as observed by Historian Knox, Watchtower fails to follow this model. Watchtower does not disclose the deliberations of its Governing Body.

Jesus’ followers are truth lovers. It is a patent falsehood to say Watchtower’s Governing Body is patterned after something that it fails to adopt. How could such a thing be said to have God’s approval?

5 comments:

The Apologetic Front said...

This appears to be material from Marvin Shilmer's blog, to which it would be appropriate to give him credit or link to that particular blog post. Just sayin :-)

spiritualbrother said...

Yes it does seem to be from Marvin's blog.

Constance Walden said...

On my blog, Jesus, First and Last,
I discuss who I believe the 144.000
are at http://jesusfirstandlast.blogspot.com/2010/08/lesson-army-of-lord-in-their-divisions.html

Constance Walden said...

In my blog, Jesus, First and Last, I discuss the 144,000 using scripture from the Christian blble at:

http://jesusfirstandlast.blogspot.com/2010/08/lesson-army-of-lord-in-their-divisions.html

Constance Walden said...

On my blog, Jesus, First and Last,
I discuss who I believe the 144.000
are at http://jesusfirstandlast.blogspot.com/2010/08/lesson-army-of-lord-in-their-divisions.html