Gods servants study the Bible and Christian publications. Jehovahs standards are discussed at their meetings, assemblies, and conventions. So Christians are in a position to know what Jehovah requires of them.
2. John 14:16-17 John 14:6 and 1 John 2:27
It a Watchtower cult member has the spirit with him and understands scripture correctly and follows that understanding and refuses to recant it he/she will be DISFELLOWSHIPPED! Following the the spirit Yahweh sent has been the grounds for Disfellowshipping (fancy word for excommunication) from the Jehovah witness cult. In other words, if you follow spirit of truth AND the scripture you WILL be disfellowshipped. No exceptions.
Disfellowshipping takes place only if a member of the congregation unrepentantly engages in gross sin.
Consider a Scriptural example of disfellowshipping. The congregation in Corinth tolerated such fornication as [was] not even among the nations, that a wife a certain man [had] of his father. Paul urged the Corinthians to hand such a man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, in order that the spirit may be saved.(1 Corinthians 5:1-5)
When disfellowshipped and thus handed over to Satan, the sinner was again part of the Devils world.(1 John 5:19) His expulsion removed an evil fleshly element from the congregation and preserved its godly spirit, or dominant attitude.2 Timothy 4:22; 1 Corinthians 5:11-13.
Before a very long time had passed, Paul urged the Christians in Corinth to reinstate the wrongdoer.
Why? It was so that they might not be overreached by Satan, said the apostle. The sinner had evidently repented and cleaned up his life.(2 Corinthians 2:8-11)
If the Corinthians refused to reinstate the repentant man, Satan would overreach them in that they would be as hard and unforgiving as the Devil wanted them to be. Very likely, they soon did forgive and comfort the penitent man.2 Corinthians 2:5-7.
What is accomplished by disfellowshipping?
It keeps Jehovahs holy name clear of reproach and protects the fine reputation of his people.(1 Peter 1:14-16)
Removing an unrepentant wrongdoer from the congregation upholds Gods standards and preserves the congregations spiritual cleanness. It may also bring the unrepentant one to his senses.