This is just a thought for an article I would like to develop on this blog.
I would like to ask and explore the following question: Is it possible that for many members of the organization, the Governing Body has put themselves in the place of God?
Let me explain.
If someone accuses a member of the Governing Body of something, that accusation is instantly received by the members as an accusation against God himself! Does that not seem like the leaders are seen as gods by Jehovah’s Witnesses?
This would be a serious case of idolatry.
An accusation against a human leader should have no bearing on a person’s faith in Jehovah at all.
If you were a member of a church, and the leader or pastor is accused of something, it would not have any bearing on any of the members’ faith in God, because the leader or the church does not put itself in the place of God, or pretend to be Gods only channel or mediator.
Now I am well aware that the Governing Body does not claim to be God, but they have structured the doctrine in such a way that an accusation against any one of them individually, is treated as an accusation against God himself.
Such accusation could land the accuser in a heap of trouble and is at risk of being labelled an apostate if they do not withdraw such an accusation.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below, and check back here while I develop this post further.