Open Letter to the Elders of Jehovah's Witnesses

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e-watchman

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This letter is being distributed to hundreds of congregations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as to those in Australia and New Zealand. It has also been translated into French for distribution in France and other French-speaking lands. Other translations may be forthcoming.

THE JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE OF GOD - WHEN DOES IT BEGIN?

Dear Brothers,

You have probably heard the news that has come out of the Watchtower Society’s 2012 annual meeting by now regarding the new understanding in connection with the faithful and discreet slave. If not, the highlights of the meeting have been published in a video along with supplementary printed information on the Watchtower’s new website.( jw.org )

There are several aspects of this new understanding. First, the Governing Body itself is now to be considered the faithful and discreet slave – instead of all the anointed. Secondly, the “domestics” are believed to include the prospective members of the great crowd. Admittedly, these two revisions are comparatively trifling and hardly warrant sounding the sentry’s trumpet. However, the Governing Body has also declared that the appointment of the slave over all of the master’s belongings has not occurred yet. This change has far-reaching implications and is the reason for this massive mailing campaign and Internet open letter.

The Governing Body rightly points out that there are two appointments of the slave. The first appointment takes place before the master arrives to inspect his slaves as to their faithfulness in attending to their assigned duties to feed the domestics. The second appointment takes place when the master unexpectedly arrives like a thief in the night.

As teachers in the congregation you are undoubtedly aware that for many decades Jehovah’s Witnesses were taught that “the slave” was originally appointed back in the 1st century, and that in 1919 the master arrived and appointed him over all of his belongings. And as you are also surely aware, there are numerous other features of God’s prophetic word that are inextricably tied in with the coming of Christ to judge the temple. Now, though, the Governing Body has shifted the original appointment to 1919 and the second appointment is yet to occur. Although there was little explanation or elaboration at the annual meeting, this new understanding is indeed profound, as shall be set forward in this letter.

To underscore the profundity of this change affecting the entire prophetic foundation, upon which the faith of millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses has been built, please consider an article published by the Watchtower less than a decade ago, entitled:“A Faithful Slave Passes the Test.” Here is a condensed excerpt from paragraphs 2-4 in the March, 1st 2004 Watchtower:

The expression “that evil slave” draws our attention to Jesus’ preceding words about the faithful and discreet slave. Yes, the “evil slave” came from the ranks of the faithful slave. How? Before 1914, many members of the faithful slave class had high hopes of meeting with the Bridegroom in heaven that year, but their hopes were not fulfilled. As a result of this and other developments, many were disappointed and a few became embittered. Some of these turned to ‘beating’ their former brothers verbally and consorting with “confirmed drunkards,” religious groups of Christendom. These former Christians came to be identified as the “evil slave,” and Jesus punished them with “the greatest severity.” How? He rejected them, and they lost out on their heavenly hope.”

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e-watchman wrote:
This letter is being distributed to hundreds of congregations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as to those in Australia and New Zealand. It has also been translated into French for distribution in France and other French-speaking lands. Other translations may be forthcoming.
THE JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE OF GOD - WHEN DOES IT BEGIN?
Dear Brothers,
You have probably heard the news that has come out of the Watchtower Society’s 2012 annual meeting by now regarding the new understanding in connection with the faithful and discreet slave. If not, the highlights of the meeting have been published in a video along with supplementary printed information on the Watchtower’s new website.( jw.org )
There are several aspects of this new understanding. First, the Governing Body itself is now to be considered the faithful and discreet slave – instead of all the anointed. Secondly, the “domestics” are believed to include the prospective members of the great crowd. Admittedly, these two revisions are comparatively trifling and hardly warrant sounding the sentry’s trumpet. However, the Governing Body has also declared that the appointment of the slave over all of the master’s belongings has not occurred yet. This change has far-reaching implications and is the reason for this massive mailing campaign and Internet open letter.
The Governing Body rightly points out that there are two appointments of the slave. The first appointment takes place before the master arrives to inspect his slaves as to their faithfulness in attending to their assigned duties to feed the domestics. The second appointment takes place when the master unexpectedly arrives like a thief in the night.
As teachers in the congregation you are undoubtedly aware that for many decades Jehovah’s Witnesses were taught that “the slave” was originally appointed back in the 1st century, and that in 1919 the master arrived and appointed him over all of his belongings. And as you are also surely aware, there are numerous other features of God’s prophetic word that are inextricably tied in with the coming of Christ to judge the temple. Now, though, the Governing Body has shifted the original appointment to 1919 and the second appointment is yet to occur. Although there was little explanation or elaboration at the annual meeting, this new understanding is indeed profound, as shall be set forward in this letter.
To underscore the profundity of this change affecting the entire prophetic foundation, upon which the faith of millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses has been built, please consider an article published by the Watchtower less than a decade ago, entitled:“A Faithful Slave Passes the Test.” Here is a condensed excerpt from paragraphs 2-4 in the March, 1st 2004 Watchtower:
The expression “that evil slave” draws our attention to Jesus’ preceding words about the faithful and discreet slave. Yes, the “evil slave” came from the ranks of the faithful slave. How? Before 1914, many members of the faithful slave class had high hopes of meeting with the Bridegroom in heaven that year, but their hopes were not fulfilled. As a result of this and other developments, many were disappointed and a few became embittered. Some of these turned to ‘beating’ their former brothers verbally and consorting with “confirmed drunkards,” religious groups of Christendom. These former Christians came to be identified as the “evil slave,” and Jesus punished them with “the greatest severity.” How? He rejected them, and they lost out on their heavenly hope.”
I haven't read the rest of the letter, but if what is written here is accurate, then the WTBTS hasn't had the authority that it has administered over it's adherents, the so-called household of Christ. They haven't had authority to do anything but feed the flock. They couldn't appoint overseers, they couldn't dis-fellowship, they couldn't baptize, they couldn't do anything but feed.

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and if that is the case, they don't have the clergy distinction, in regards to legal implications that might occur due to appointments they might make within the congregations. I wonder what that might mean in the case of the child abuse cases that are now ongoing, and those that have been entered into under false pretenses on their part. Is it possible that those signing agreements to say nothing, might now be free of those agreements, in the light of the misrepresentation of the WTBTS. I'm sure the legal minds will be churning.

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Then are they a charity,church,or a non-profit org.?

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so let me get this straight, ewatchman,
....the jw gov body are the same frauds as william miller, but with a new spin on it, and a revised numerology report, and way better printing press skills?

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confirmed drunkards????

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confirmed drunkards????
the people they run around with at the UN functions, I would imagine. Also, as I have seen a few testimonials about Rutherford having quite a love for alcohol, it would even fit there.

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thanks sidgi
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e-watchman, 99.9% of the letters will be thrown away as soon as the elder who opens the mail reads the second paragraph.

IMO, you are wasting time, effort and money trying to get those incompetent bozos' attention by sending them written correspondence.

I say let those idiots find out for themselves on judgement day that they have been deceived.

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e-watchman, 99.9% of the letters will be thrown away as soon as the elder who opens the mail reads the second paragraph.
IMO, you are wasting time, effort and money trying to get those incompetent bozos' attention by sending them written correspondence.
I say let those idiots find out for themselves on judgement day that they have been deceived.
Unfortunately, I think you're probably correct. As soon as they realize that the letter is from an apostate they will react as if their hands were set on fire and will ditch it as soon as possible.

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Unfortunately, I think you're probably correct. As soon as they realize that the letter is from an apostate they will react as if their hands were set on fire and will ditch it as soon as possible.
Some may just read it, even if one read it and can be reached it could do more than we think, people are generally curious, even some JW.
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<quoted text>Some may just read it, even if one read it and can be reached it could do more than we think, people are generally curious, even some JW.
True, but unfortunately most of the time it is the congregation secretary who recieves the mail and most of them are totally brainwashed from drinking gallons of the Watchtower kool-aid.

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True, but unfortunately most of the time it is the congregation secretary who recieves the mail and most of them are totally brainwashed from drinking gallons of the Watchtower kool-aid.
yes, but one never knows, lets just hope that is all we can do, afterall everything secret will be exposed and Jehovah is patient, but in time all will be revealed after all its about the sheep.
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e-watchman, 99.9% of the letters will be thrown away as soon as the elder who opens the mail reads the second paragraph.
IMO, you are wasting time, effort and money trying to get those incompetent bozos' attention by sending them written correspondence.
I say let those idiots find out for themselves on judgement day that they have been deceived.
BINGO

he is a hopeless Optimistic who actually sincerely believes that Local and Regional Sales managers of the WT in the form of Elders and CO actually could give a Rats "Arse' what a no longer on the Sales Team guy has to say about their Corporate Structure for the Sales Organization

as long as FORMER JW FAILs TO GRASP that we all merely worked for a Book Publishing Company----- that gave itself some Fancy Titles FDS, Given Ones, GB, Slave, to put on the coffee mugs and Tee Shirts is a lost soul

he wants to change a Publishing company that masqurades as THE CHANNEL OF GOD

DUDE ITS A 501 -C CORPORATION! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS

AS LONG AS ANY former jw attempts to connect this group to God they will continue to DO FOOLISH STUFF LIKE LETTER WRITING TO ELDERS AKA local Sales Managers

duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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RedhorseWoman wrote:
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Unfortunately, I think you're probably correct. As soon as they realize that the letter is from an apostate they will react as if their hands were set on fire and will ditch it as soon as possible.
bingo
i feel sorry for some former jw as they go begging please read my letter

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee

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bingo
i feel sorry for some former jw as they go begging please read my letter
pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee
yup...... its a bad habit.... its counter productive.
the jw gov body already know they are FRAUDS...
its just that they don't care...
e-watchman

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e-watchman, 99.9% of the letters will be thrown away as soon as the elder who opens the mail reads the second paragraph.
IMO, you are wasting time, effort and money trying to get those incompetent bozos' attention by sending them written correspondence.
I say let those idiots find out for themselves on judgement day that they have been deceived.
99% of the population in general are just as clueless and are destined to be swept away into oblivion. Warning Bozos and idiots of Jehovah's onrushing judgment has always been God's way.
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BINGO
he is a hopeless Optimistic who actually sincerely believes that Local and Regional Sales managers of the WT in the form of Elders and CO actually could give a Rats "Arse' what a no longer on the Sales Team guy has to say about their Corporate Structure for the Sales Organization
as long as FORMER JW FAILs TO GRASP that we all merely worked for a Book Publishing Company----- that gave itself some Fancy Titles FDS, Given Ones, GB, Slave, to put on the coffee mugs and Tee Shirts is a lost soul
he wants to change a Publishing company that masqurades as THE CHANNEL OF GOD
DUDE ITS A 501 -C CORPORATION! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS
AS LONG AS ANY former jw attempts to connect this group to God they will continue to DO FOOLISH STUFF LIKE LETTER WRITING TO ELDERS AKA local Sales Managers
duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
501(c)(3) are reserved for non-profit corps. where are the wtbts tax forms show they are a charity or non-profit org. mandated by fed law. Not one non-profit watchdog site showsthe wtbts as a non-profit org or a charity!
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jace wrote:
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BINGO
he is a hopeless Optimistic who actually sincerely believes that Local and Regional Sales managers of the WT in the form of Elders and CO actually could give a Rats "Arse' what a no longer on the Sales Team guy has to say about their Corporate Structure for the Sales Organization
as long as FORMER JW FAILs TO GRASP that we all merely worked for a Book Publishing Company----- that gave itself some Fancy Titles FDS, Given Ones, GB, Slave, to put on the coffee mugs and Tee Shirts is a lost soul
he wants to change a Publishing company that masqurades as THE CHANNEL OF GOD
DUDE ITS A 501 -C CORPORATION! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS
AS LONG AS ANY former jw attempts to connect this group to God they will continue to DO FOOLISH STUFF LIKE LETTER WRITING TO ELDERS AKA local Sales Managers
duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
It is obvious that he don't know it is just a book publishing company or he would not have started of his letter with...

THE JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE OF GOD - WHEN DOES IT BEGIN?

Dear Brothers,

“JWs PREACH LIES!”

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confirmed drunkards????
Well, let's not talk about that!

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