Spirit-Directed Organization.

JW's dedicate their lives to Jehovah and 'His' spirit-directed organization (the WT) in their baptismal vows [1] [4]

According to Watchtower teachings, JW's don't have a direct relationship with Jesus. [3] Only 144,000 anointed ones go to heaven. However even the 144000 are required to obey a few men in Brooklyn who claim to represent the 144,000. [5]

Does the 'anointed' Governing Body of JW's have a deeper or better understanding of God's will than all other JW's? Let's see what the Watchtower says.

Watchtower Quotes About Their Anointed, Spirit-Directed Governing Body.

'Christians who have truly received this anointing do not demand special attention. They do not believe that their being of the anointed gives them special insights beyond what even some experienced members of the “great crowd” may have. (Rev. 7:9) They do not believe that they necessarily have more holy spirit than their companions of the “other sheep” have.' WT, Article: "The Faithful Steward and Its Governing Body", June 15, 2009, pages 23, 24, par 15

'We must serve Jehovah with his spirit-directed organization.' WT, Jan 15, 1997, Article: 'What Does God Require Of Us?', par 21

'Today, God does not speak to his servants directly as he did to Job. Instead, he reproves them by means of his Word and his spirit-directed organization.' WT, June 1, 1993, Article: 'What Does It Take To Make You Happy?', Subtitle: 'Accepting Divine Reproof', par 2

'Only if the individual answers in the affirmative and also understands that his dedication and baptism identify him as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization can he acceptably undergo water immersion.' Watchtower Jan 15, 1989, Article: 'What Prevents You From Getting Baptized?', par 18

'Consider, too, the fact that Jehovah’s organization alone, in all the earth, is directed by God’s holy spirit or active force. ... How very much true Christians appreciate associating with the only organization on earth that understands the “deep things of God”!' Watchtower July 1, 1973, Article: 'Praise Jehovah with His People', Subtitle: 'Why Appreciate God's Organization', par 4

1. At congregation meetings, JW's are led to believe they are obeying Jehovah's rules and the Bible, not the WT. This is because Watchtower rules are kept under lock and key. Elders working under cover, leaked this information to the public in 2010, although most JW's are still in the dark. They are afraid to read anything the Watchtower censors.

2. WT, June 1, 1993, Article: 'What Does It Take To Make You Happy?', Subtitle: 'Accepting Divine Reproof', par 2

3. According to Watchtower teachings, JW's don't have a direct relationship with Jesus. In order to be saved and earn 'the prize' of eternal life, they must obey the Governing Body of JW's. See Mediator

4. If you want to be a JW, you must obey the Watchtower without question. JW's must never challenge Watchtower authority or disagree. Read these Watchtower quotes about obedience

  • JW's Can't Put God First - Find out why
  • The Bible says there are 2 requirements to inherit eternal life, - love God with ALL your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:25-37; All authority has been given to Jesus. Matthew 28:18;. He is the path to eternal life.
  • Since the Bible clearly says we can have a direct relationship with Jesus and God is the only one who can give us life, how did the Watchtower convince JW's they must be obeyed? See Mind Control

5. The Watchtower says, 'Today, the Governing Body represents the faithful and discreet slave class. There was a similar arrangement in the first century'. Watchtower June 15, 2009. Article: 'The Faithful Steward and Its Governing Body'.

5a. 'the faithful and discreet slave class' refers to the anointed remnant. i.e. those still living who part of the 144,000 class who go to heaven. All other JW's believe they are part of the 'great crowd who will live forever on a paradise earth.