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?