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  1. Dear Reader, The simple answer is yes. This is the paragraph you are probably referring to: 3 We need to follow the Bible-based direction we receive from the elders. These loyal shepherds within God’s organization are guided by “wholesome,” or “healthful; beneficial,” instruction found in God’s own Book. (1 Tim. 6:3; ftn.) Recall Paul’s counsel regarding disorderly ones in the congregation. Some individuals were ‘not working at all but were meddling with what did not concern them.’ They were evidently admonished by the elders but persisted in disregarding the counsel. How was the congregation to deal with such a person? Paul directed: “Keep this one marked and stop associating with him.” That counsel was balanced with the caution not to treat such a person as an enemy. (2 Thess. 3:11-15) Today, elders may give a warning talk about someone’s persisting in a course that reflects badly on the congregation, such as dating an unbeliever. (1 Cor. 7:39) How do you react when the elders find it necessary to give such a talk? If you are aware of the situation described in the talk, will you take care to avoid socializing with such an individual? Your loving concern and firm stand may move the person to abandon a disorderly course. [1] Agape! The Librarian Via
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    List of JW Terminology

    Español / Français / Italiano / Portugués / Filipino / Polski / ελληνικά / русский - These terms will be either links to definitions or articles containing these words. If you see one without a link or know of one missing feel free to reply below with a complete definition. In addition to these definitions the following Correspondence Guidelines reference can be very helpful in defining terms. A AbaddonAccounts ServantAmenAnnual General Meeting (example of one here)Anointed Anointed onesAntichristApollyonApostasyAppointed Times of the NationsApproved Associate (Term no longer in use)Ark of the CovenantArmageddonAssembly HallAssembly OverseerAttendant ServantAuxiliary CounselorAuxiliary Pioneer B BaptismBethel ChoirBethel ElderBethel Entrants' SchoolBeth SarimBeth-ShanBible StudyBible School for Christian Couples (b. Sept 2014)Bible School for Single Brothers (b. Sept 2014)Bible Student (aka Bible Study)Body of EldersBook StudyBranch Offices Branch CommitteeBranch Visit (new term as of WorldNewsMedia Feb 18, 2014) C Christ JesusChristian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (CCJW)Christian Convention CenterChristianityChristendomCircuit Assembly (went from 2 days to 1 day in 2014)Circuit OverseerCity OverseerCongregationCongregation Servant (pre-'72)Congregation Bible StudyCongregation Book StudyCongregation SecretaryCongregation Service CommitteeCongregation VolunteerConstruction GroupsConstruction ServantConstruction VolunteerCoordinator of the Body of EldersCountry Office D DedicationDemonsDevil (aka Satan)Disaster Relief CommitteeDisassociationDisfellowshippingDistrict Convention (old term) now called "Regional Convention"District OverseerDistrict Representative E EdenEight DukesEighth KingElderElijah ClassElisha Class F Family Night (at Bethel)Family WorshipFaithful Slave (short for The Faithful and Discreet Slave) G Garden of EdenGentile TimesGilead, Watchtower Bible School ofGlobal Assistance Arrangement (GAA) - for "unexpected events and accidents disaster"God's KingdomGog of MagogGoverning BodyGoverning Body HelpersGreat CrowdGreat TribulationGroupGroup OverseerGroup Servant H Headquarter's representativesHeavenly JerusalemHoly SpiritHospital Liaison Committee I IBSA - International Bible Students AssociationInformal WitnessingInternational ConventionInternational ServantInternational SpokesmanInternational Volunteer Construction Workers J JehovahJerusalemJerusalem aboveJesus ChristJudicial CommitteeJudicial Restrictions K KingdomKingdom HallKingdom Hall Assistance Program (KHAA)Kingdom Hall and Assembly Hall ? (KHAH) (replaces the above program)Kingdom Ministry SchoolKingdom of the Son of His LoveKingdom of our God and of his SonKing of the NorthKing of the South L Literature CoordinatorLocal Construction ServantLDC - Local Design/Construction Department - also referred to in this LetterLocal Design/Construction Office (LDCO)LDC Field TrainersLDC VolunteerLittle FlockLord's Evening Meal M Magazine ServantMagazine CoordinatorMarkingMemorialMessianic KingdomMidweek MeetingMillennial ReignMulti-language Electronic Photo-type System (MEPS)Ministerial ServantMinisterial Training SchoolMissionary N Need GreatersNephilimNethinim - Gov. Body Helpers or Temple workersNew World TranslationNew Jerusalem O Operating CommitteeOperating Committee MemberOrganizationOther SheepOverseerOversight Group of the Service Department P Patient Visitation GroupPilgrimPioneerPioneer Service School (b. 2014 - 2 weeks, since 6 days)PregroupsPresiding Overseer - now called Coordinator of the Body of EldersPrivate ReproofPublic ReproofPublic WitnessingPublic Talk CoordinatorPublisher Q Quick Build R RaptureRegional Building Committee (slowly being deprecated worldwide as of 2014)Regional ConventionRegional Design/Construction Departments (RDCs) (started 2014)Regular PioneerReinstatementReligious Order of Jehovah's WitnessesReproofReturn VisitRemote Translation OfficeResurrection S SatanSchool for Christian Couples (b. Sept 2014)School for Congregation EldersSchool for Kingdom Evangelizers (a. Sept 2014)School for Single Brothers (b. Sept. 2014)School for Traveling Overseers and their WivesSchool for Branch Committee Members and their WivesSecretarySection Desk SecretaryService Committee (Congregation level)Service DeskmanService DepartmentService GroupService Group OverseerService OverseerSeven ShepherdsShepherdSoul (Article: is the soul immortal?)Sound ServantSpecial Assembly Day (no longer in use as of WorldNewsMedia Feb 18, 2014)Special Blue EnvelopeSpecial Metropolitan Public Witnessing ProgramSpecial PioneerStudent (see Bible Student) T TabernacleTerritory ServantTheocratic Ministry SchoolTheocratic Ministry School OverseerTraveling OverseerTraveling Overseers Assistance Arrangement (TOAA) - for healthcare and transportation for C.O's and their wives in the U.S. Branches.Tree of the Knowledge of Good and BadTree of Life U Unbaptized PublisherUnited States Branch CommitteeUrim and Thummin V W Watchtower (The)Watchtower (Public Edition)Watchtower (Study Edition)Watchtower Bible and Tract SocietyWatchtower Study ConductorWeekend MeetingWicked Spirits (aka Wicked Angels, Wicked Spirit Creatures)World Wide Design/Construction (WDC) (started 2014)World Wide Order of Special Full Time Servants of Jehovah's WitnessesWorld Wide Work (Donations)World HeadquartersWormwood X Y Z Zone Overseer (old term) see 'Headquarter's representatives'Zone Visit (old term) see 'Branch Visit' Numbers: 234567891011122424 elders14433 C.E. 607 B.C.E.1260 days1290 days1,335 days1874 C.E.1914 C.E.1918 C.E.1919 C.E.1925 C.E.1975 C.E.144,000See also:List of Theocratic Acronyms Correspondence Guidelines.pdf