As you may already be aware, on September 21st 2011 I began taking a survey of all current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world. The survey canvassed the opinions of all who share a connection with Jehovah’s Witnesses, irrespective of whether they are active, inactive, disfellowshipped, disassociated or even non-baptized family members. The purpose of the survey was to find out what people really thought of your leadership on certain issues, particularly since you go to such vigorous measures to prevent people from freely voicing any dissenting opinions.
It has not gone unnoticed that you recently advised the brothers to even stop writing to you or your representatives with any questions that are not covered within your publications (w11 10/15 p. 32). It is against this backdrop of increasing disinterest on your part towards the personal views or queries of your flock that this new global survey has been founded, and the results are enclosed herein.
Here are some quotes from the Watchtower concerning “imperfect men” and how we should not follow what men say:
“You may wisely decide against putting your trust in imperfect men and their fallible predictions and promises.” (3/15/66 page 168)
“Build your hope on Scriptural truth, not on the imaginations of imperfect men.” 1/1/68
“How deep-seated within imperfect men can be the desire for distinction, to have prominent positions and prestige.” (10/1/68)
“The Bible’s main objective is to provide sound guidance for living in harmony with the will of God. Logically, therefore, what it says should be far superior to what imperfect men not following it have recommended and continue to recommend as a guide.” (3/1/75)
“According to First Timothy 6:20 it would be unwise to fill one’s mind with philosophies of imperfect men” (9/1/1975)
Paul had a struggle with the “superfine apostles” of the congregation in Corinth. These men, although giving an appearance of righteousness, were actually ministers of Satan. How would the Corinthian Christians recognize these ministers of Satan?