What Does The Bible Say About The Faithful And Discreet Slave?

Parable of the Faithful And Unfaithful Slave. Matthew 24: 45-51.

What did Jesus say about the parable of the faithful slave? Did God appoint a slave to rule over his people? And if so, is the Watchtower God's Slave? Let's examine the facts.

What Do Jehovah's Witness Believe About The Slave?

  1. Jesus appointed a faithful slave to dispense meat in due season, i.e. spiritual food before armageddon
  2. Spirit directed, anointed men in their organization represent the 'slave class'
  3. The slave has the authority of Jesus and Jehovah God, - see Rebellion Against Jehovah

What The Bible Says About The Slave?

45-“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46-It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47-I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48-But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49-and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50-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. 51-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: 45-51

Compare what the Bible says in Matthew 24 with the following. Are these ten statements true or false?

  1. Jesus didn't mention he would appoint a slave
  2. Jesus said 'the master' will appoint a slave
  3. No one is sure who 'the master' is, - it might not be Jesus or God
  4. No one knows the identity of the the slave
  5. The master appoints one slave, not a slave class or group of slaves
  6. Jesus said the faithful slave would provide food, not spiritual food
  7. The exact meaning of this parable is unknown
  8. Assuming the authority of God's slave based on debatable assumptions would be adding to what Jesus said in the Bible
  9. The unfaithful slave is not executed at armageddon *
  10. The unfaithful slave is assigned a place with the hypocrites *

* It is interesting that when the master returns, he does not execute the unfaithful slave. The unfaithful servant is assigned to 'a place with the hypocrites'. Therefore it is unlikely that Jesus was talking about the time period before armageddon and the establishment of God's Kingdom. Why? Because at armageddon, Jehovah's Witnesses say that God will destroy the wicked. If Jesus was talking about the time period before armageddon, it would be reasonable to expect that the unfaithful slave would be destroyed along with all the wicked ones.

Jehovah's Witnesses expect to be the only ones who will be saved at armageddon because they are chosen by God and guided by God's faithful slave. It doesn't matter how much you love God and your neighbors as Jesus taught. Luke 10:25-37. According to the Watchtower, only faithful Jehovah's Witnesses have any scriptural hope of being saved at armageddon. See the Watchtower Sept 1, 1989

Who Is The Unfaithful Slave?

Let's assume for a moment Jehovah's Witnesses are right. Jesus did appoint a slave and that slave is their Governing Body. Is the slave faithful or unfaithful? The unfaithful slave 'beats' other slaves or servants. Does the Watchtower condemn all other religions and former Jehovah's Witnesses who disagree? See Apostate Jehovah's Witnesses. Do they figuratively 'beat' all other servants of God who disagree with their interpretation of the Bible?

If they do not judge and condemn all other religions, why do they say that only Jehovah's Witnesses have any scriptural hope of surviving this doomed system of things? Watchtower Sept 1, 1989

The Bible also says that the unfaithful slave 'drinks with drunkards'. When people are drunk, their sense of reality is distorted. They speak crazy things. What they say is not worth listening to. Alcoholics live in a fantasy world that isn't real. Read the articles about Jehovah's Witnesses and do your research into what they believe. Then ask yourself, - Is God's slave providing 'meat in due season'? Or are they spiritually 'drunk'?

If the slave is drunk and 'beats' other servants of the master, the Bible says 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: 51