ihv okkkk so how do we know they were appointed by "jehovah"??/What do you say? I say yes. Since they are appointed directly by Jehovah GOD'S holy spirit they are an extension of Jehovah. They are the arm of Jehovah GOD. When my mentally ill sister murdered our mother, our father was a wreck and the elders singlehandedly held our family together. I realize this is a loaded question, but that's ok.