Jehovah's Witnesses base their beliefs about being God's only organization on the parable of Jesus in Matthew 24 about the faithful and unfaithful slave or servent.
What does Jesus say? Does Jesus indicate he appointed a slave to dispense spiritual food to all other servants of God? Are JW's God's faithful slave? And is that why they are organized to do his will?
Critics say their understanding of the Bible is flawed. Let's take a look at why.
First of all the Bible says that 'the master' will appoint a slave. No mention is made of God or Jesus being the master. No one knows who the master is or the identity of the slave. It is a parable and the meaning is unknown.
Sure, anyone can claim to be God's slave based on this Bible passage but that would be running ahead of what Jesus said. Would it be honest to interpret the Bible by putting words in God's mouth?
Some say it is not. The truth is based on facts, not religious propaganda. The Bible says that anyone who does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God. 2 John 1: 9 - 11
Secondly, Jesus makes it very clear that he wasn't talking about a time period before armageddon and the destruction of the wicked.
He says, 'But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' Matthew 24: 48-51
Notice that if the unfaithful slave is 'wicked', the master will 'assign him to a place with the hypocrites'.
Jehovah's Witnesses say that the wicked will be executed at armageddon and we are now living near the end of this doomed system of things.
If this is true, then it is logical that the unfaithful slave would be destroyed along with all the other wicked ones. But he is not! Instead the slave is exposed as a hypocrite. The unfaithful slave is judged by the master, but not put to death for his wicked deeds.
Therefore critics say there is no Bible based evidence that Jesus or God appointed a slave who is organized to do his will. No human organization speaks on behalf of God.
Even if one makes that false assumption, Jesus makes it clear that this parable does not refer to a time period before armageddon.
True Christians pray to God and he answers their prayers.
They do not worship God by being loyal to any religious organization, especially one that has run ahead of his teachings. 2 John 1: 9 - 11.
The Bible says that all authority has been given to Jesus and this personal relationship with God is symbolized by baptism