Oh my. It would be life threatening to think like the GB; to walk in their shoes, taking their twisted path of continually seeking "new light", and prominence over their spiritual brothers. Matt 24:48-51 That would be glorifying men; and you've taken it up another notch by suggesting our thinking should not only be like God, but like the GB. Simply, blasphemy.
We should think like Christ. We should walk only his path. 1 Cor 2:16; 1 Pet 2:21
A voice of one calling:
If you are a Jehovah’s Witness, it should have been understood as doctrinal refinement. The organization makes critical refinements when something new is learned. Witnesses understand such logic. What is unacceptable is a concise view of doctrinal error when a revision is made as an error, much more than a new approach and understanding.
“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead
For me, this was a matter of prayerfully considering and meditating on the full meaning of the 2014 talk by Brother Splane when he admitted that many teachings were all being dropped at once because they were based on an old extra-Biblical tradition of creating types and antitypes when there was no specific scriptural basis for doing so.
This actually turned out to refer to literally over ONE HUNDRED teachings that we were now admitting had no scriptural basis. All at once, we were DROPPING
@Sean Migos you are not "newbie". :)))
Please go to G. Jackson testimony before Australia Royal Commission. He said something that whole word was heard - you are free to disobey GB instructions and doctrines, if you, as one of JW member, find in your personal reading of your own Bible something that your understanding and conscience tell you is different than GB has said.
Of course, you will be dfd because of that at the end of a day :)))
BUT he, as Legal Representative