The Watchtower Society does not set any rules at all.
The Watchtower Society is a SERVANT of The Christian congregation.
It obeys their instructions, not the other way around.
Gareth is a sneaky little snake.<quoted text>
*** km 4/96 p. 5 Theocratic Ministry School Review ***
What was meant when The Watchtower of June 1, 1938, referred to The Society?[jv p. 219 par. 2] This expression stood for, not a mere legal instrumentality, but the faithful and discreet slave and its Governing Body.
*** w58 5/1 p. 285 par. 19 Living Up to the Name ***
Those mature in Christian growth have, through the Scriptures and the evident manifestation of Jehovahs favor on his faithful and discreet slave, come to appreciate that Jehovah deals with his people as an organization and that his spirit operates in conjunction with that organization.(Matt. 24:45-47) Consequently, when they consider the factors that affect growth in their congregation, they know that a major consideration is their response to the instructions regularly provided through the columns of The Watchtower, Kingdom Ministry and other theocratic publications and through assemblies.