<quoted text>No. But it can honestly be said that MOST do better than watchtower cult member. An organization dedicated to covering up its legal issues, lying to its members, raising fund to pad the coffers of the elite and pay off lawsuits. An organization that is run like a business because it IS a business. the bottom line is the bottom line.
In every organization, there must be some who exercise authority or provide direction.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are no exception, and they observe the authority structure outlined by the apostle Paul:“The head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God.”(1 Corinthians 11:3)
In harmony with this, only qualified men serve as elders in the congregations. And although Jesus—“the head of every man”—is in heaven, there are still on earth “the remaining ones” of his anointed brothers, who have the hope of ruling with him in the heavens.(Revelation 12:17; 20:6)
Christians show their submission to Jesus, and therefore to Jesus’ head, Jehovah, by accepting the oversight of that “slave.”(Matthew 24:45-47; 25:40)
In this way, the theocracy is orderly.“God is a God, not of disorder, but of peace.”(1 Corinthians 14:33)
As we enjoyed the conveniences of the Kingdom Hall we became conscious of the fact that it must cost something to maintain such places.
There was no need for anyone to shake a collection plate under our nose or supply us with printed dues envelopes, as is the practice in many of Christendom’s religious houses. No one has to solicit funds to carry on the work of the great Owner of the universe, we learned.
We came to realize that it is repugnant to true Christians to beg, cajole and pressurize people into giving contributions. Responsible men in the congregations, were fully aware that such solicitation is not in harmony with the spirit and principles of Christianity.
It does cost something to maintain the Kingdom Halls, to supply heat, lighting and other conveniences that render them suitable for the work of conducting a Bible education campaign.
In each Kingdom Hall there is a contribution box, never prominent, into which anyone may drop his gift. The whole arrangement is quite opposite to the idea of solicitation. Only gifts willingly offered are appreciated by Jehovah and his Christian servants.(2 Cor. 9:7)