Like it or not we are in a spiritual warfare. (2 Cor. 10:4, Eph. 6:12) We must fight every day to safeguard our own imperfect hearts and keep our spiritual balance against this wicked world as all Christians must do. On top of that, many of us are forced to brace up our minds as they are subjected to a barrage of propaganda that assaults us at the Kingdom Hall and in the Watchtower magazine. This can cause many of us cognitive dissonance of the worst kind.
Recently, supposed “new light” has been discovered by the Governing Body regarding just who or what the faithful and discreet slave is, and it is now all over the internet. The following things were publicly announced by these men at their annual meeting:
- The Faithful and Discreet Slave was NOT appointed at Pentecost 33 C.E., meaning that there has NOT been a continuous line of members of the Slave Class on the earth down through the ages. The Slave Class was only appointed for the first time by Christ in 1919.
- The “domestics” of Matthew 24:45 are all those who are fed spiritually by the Governing Body, whether of the anointed or “other sheep”.
- The events described in Matthew 24:46, 47 now refer to Jesus coming during the Great Tribulation and giving the Governing Body their reward in heaven along with the rest of the anointed.
- The “belongings” of Matthew 24:47 refer to all of Christ’s heavenly and earthly interests.
- Despite founding the Watch Tower Society, Charles Taze Russell was not part of the Slave Class because he was not alive and serving at Headquarters when Christ made his selection in 1919.
Talk about an enormous reversal in policy and doctrine! Will the rank and file publishers among Jehovah’s Witnesses accept this “different gospel”? Sadly, the evidence suggests that they will accept these confusing reversals in doctrine with ease. (2 Cor 11:4, Gal 1:6-9) Notice how the following verses are rendered in The Message Bible:
It seems that if someone shows up preaching quite another Jesus than we preached–different spirit, different message–you put up with him quite nicely. (2 Corinthians 11:4 MSG)
I can’t believe your fickleness–how easily you have turned traitor to him who called you by the grace of Christ by embracing a variant message! It is not a minor variation, you know; it is completely other, an alien message, a no-message, a lie about God. Those who are provoking this agitation among you are turning the Message of Christ on its head. Let me be blunt: If one of us–even if an angel from heaven!–were to preach something other than what we preached originally, let him be cursed. I said it once; I’ll say it again: If anyone, regardless of reputation or credentials, preaches something other than what you received originally, let him be cursed. (Galatians 1:6-9 MSG)
Now that we know The Truth About The Truth, these types of flip flops and manufactured doctrines are fairly easy to spot. But for the sincere and faithful brothers and sisters locked inside the Watchtower, their duty is “not to reason why, but to do or die” in these matters. When it comes from the platform by a Governing Body member, or when it is typed up and printed in a Watchtower magazine or in letter form sent by “The Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses” then it MUST be accepted as the gospel truth since it comes from “their spiritual mother”.
I am in the process of designing over-sized postcards that we will be printing and distributing to any that wish to obtain and use them. Hopefully this will be a tasteful and discreet way to reach ones that have doubts about the Watchtower Organization and its different gospel. The following graphics are proposed for the front and back sides.
One side, horizontal orientation:
The other side, vertical orientation:
I would like your honest feedback on these graphics. Do you like them? Hate them? Have an idea for something better? Please let me know, so that once we get this first design locked in we can move on to another. I already have some other designs I am working on as well for future postcards and/or signs or flyers. Together and with the help of the Holy Spirit we can work through our own personal struggle. In addition to that hopefully we can reach as many others with TTATT as is possible. There are so many of our family members and friends that are trapped inside the Watchtower culture, as well as ones that are studying or thinking of studying with the Witnesses that could benefit by knowing all the facts about this dangerous organization.