Monday, January 28, 2013

Elders' View Is God's View

This past Sunday's study article in Kingdom Halls had the organization talking out both sides of its mouth again. However, instead of the typical contradiction paragraphs, several articles apart, or even between different publications, this came from paragraph 16 on page 30 of the November 15, 2012 Watchtower magazine:

"In accord with Jehovah's will, Christian elders have been entrusted with the responsibility of handling cases of wrongdoing in the congregation.  These brothers do not have the full insight that God does, but they aim to make their decision harmonize with the direction given in God's Word under the guidance of holy spirit.  Hence, what they decide in such matters after seeking Jehovah's help in prayer will reflect his point of view"

So elders "do not have the full insight that God does", but when making a decision they "will reflect his point of view".

In other words, "Elders are imperfect men and are not inspired. However, since they say a prayer and ask for God's holy spirit, they are telling you exactly what Jehovah would say on the matter".

Here's a simple flow chart for it:

Jehovah's Witnesses Elders --> "Prays to God on Matter" --> Elders' View = God's View

Note, the paragraph does not say it "will help them reflect" or it "will assist to adjust theirs to a godly view". Rather it "will reflect" God's point of view.

The elders decision is power, control, and unquestionable authority from the sheep. After all it is God's point of view and not a human one...According to the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses.