Watchtower Quotes: The Governing Body

That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel.” Watchtower 2013 Jul 15 p.20

Jehovah God has also provided his visible organization, his “faithful and discreet slave”, made up of spirit-anointed ones, to help Christians in all nations to understand and apply properly the Bible in their lives. Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do.” – Watchtower 1981 Dec 1 p.27

“…show respect for the “faithful and discreet slave” that He is using at the present time. Actually, your very life depends on following this course of action…” Watchtower 1964 Jul 15 p.435

There are many reasons to have complete trust in the slave class. First and foremost, Jesus has appointed them over all his precious “belongings.” This is a clear indication that he has complete trust in them.” – Organized to Do Jehovah’s Will (2005) p.18

As Head of the Christian congregation, Christ has used this “faithful and discreet slave” to administer His Kingdom interests on earth. He has provided direction for the anointed “domestics” and their “other sheep” companions by means of a Governing Body.” Examining the Scriptures 2012 Jul 15

By directing interested people to our official websites, we are connecting them with the one true source of spiritual food, “the faithful and discreet slave.” –

Elders do not go beyond the things that are written in the Bible. And by extension, they do not go beyond the Bible-based counsel written in the publications of the faithful and discreet slave.” –

“It is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the “slave” as we would to the voice of God” Watchtower 1957, Overseers of Jehovah’s People

the “greatly diversified wisdom of God” can become known only through Jehovah’s channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave – Watchtower 1994, The Bible—A Book Meant to Be Understood

“The anointed and their other sheep companions recognize that by following the lead of the modern-day Governing Body, they are in fact following their Leader, Christ.” – w10 9/15 p. 23 ‘Your leader is one, the Christ’

” Failure to respond to the direction of the organization indicates a rejection of Divine rulership.” – WT 2/15/76 p. 124 

WT 12/15/72 p. 755 “So, recognition of that governing body and its place in God’s theocratic arrangement of things is necessary for submission to the headship of God’s Son.”

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