YES – w64 2/15 p. 127 Questions From Readers Would it be a violation of the Scriptures for a Christian to permit a veterinarian to give blood transfusions to a pet? By all means, to do so would be a violation of the Scriptures. … The baptized parent bears the responsibility, for that parent […]
Click for Table of Contents Table of Contents THE FOLLOWING IS BASED SOLELY ON PUBLISHED WT MATERIAL AND TEACHINGS. This information from the WT Society has been taught and preached as indisputable truth, provided by Jehovah God himself to his earthly channel of the Faithful Slave, to be served as ‘food at the proper time’.
No. The Society claims that their members have been “preaching and prophesying from house to house and city to city…”, thus clearly distinguishing between the two ministries. Both preaching and prophesying are regular activities of the Society. Holy Spirit-The Force Behind the Coming New Order!, p. 150
Yes. “The facts substantiate that the remnant of Christ’s anointed disciples (the Society [see context]) have been doing that prophesying to all nations.” They claim God’s Spirit is “poured out” on them. They ask: “Why argue about it?” Holy Spirit-The Force Behind the Coming New Order!, p.148
The Society spells this out in three ways: 1. “The modern-day counterpart of Ezekiel” 2. “Do the will of Jehovah” 3. “Serve as the mouthpiece and active agent of Jehovah” The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah, p. 58
Yes. The Society fully anticipates this: “…regardless of how Christendom views or regards this group of anointed witnesses of Jehovah, the time must come, and that shortly, when those making up Christendom will know that really a ‘prophet’ of Jehovah was among them.” The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah, p. 70
“Jehovah’s Witnesses today make their declaration of the good news of the kingdom under angelic direction and support.” In other words, angels tell the Society what to say and do. Watchtower, April 1, 1972
Yes. “Who is this prophet?…not one man, but a body of men and women…known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses.“ Watchtower, April 1, 1972
Does the Society believe that a true modern prophet would have the same authority as the Old Testament prophets?
Yes. Society members are told that there existed such a group and then they were asked to look for it-“…any group on whom Jehovah would be willing to bestow the commission to speak as a ‘prophet’ in His name, as was done toward Ezekiel…” Watchtower, March 15, 1972
Yes. In fact, the Society says, “It is of importance to every individual on earth to identify the group that Jehovah has commissioned as His servant’ or messenger.” Watchtower, March 15, 1972