This site is called “The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Under the Spotlight. This site of GoverningBody.net was started in March 2021. The aim of the site “The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses under the Spotlight” is to draw attention to the policies and teachings of the Governing Body. The reason is that many of these policies and teachings of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses can be damaging to existing Jehovah’s Witnesses or their families.
Putting a Spotlight on The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses
As a result of our own personal research, we have found and continue to find many serious problems with the teachings of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. We accept that many Witnesses are genuine God-fearing Christians. We are former Witnesses ourselves.
Our aim in providing this site is to help encourage existing Witnesses to wake up to the misunderstandings and sometimes outright lies they are being taught by the Organization. We also want to provide support to those waking up or woken up who appreciate a critical review of the issues with the Organization’s propaganda.
The material is provided so that they can be encouraged. We also hope they can assist their loved ones to likewise wake up to the problems with the incorrect message being given by the Governing Body and its assistants.
Many Witnesses that wake up to the errors of what they believed with all their heart to be God’s organization on earth are devastated. Many lose their faith in God as a result. If we succeed in helping even just a small number of Witnesses to keep their faith in God, during the awakening process, we will feel we have succeeded in our aim.
Our fervent desire
Our fervent desire is to help all Christians, but in particular, Jehovah’s Witnesses, to take a firm stand for their faith in God and Jesus Christ, rather than a man-made organization. J.F. Rutherford’s statement that “Religion Is a Snare and a Racket” is most definitely true. It is ironic that the religion he helped grow, is exactly that, a snare and a racket. This site is not attempting to setup a new religion, it is provided as a stepping stone to true Christian freedom.
This site endeavors to provide sound research into Bible teachings rather than personal opinions.
As you will see from the menus we particularly focus on policies that are damaging to families, such as the insistence on a two witness rule in cases of child sexual abuse. All policies are examined from a scriptural point of view. We also from time to time publish open letters to the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses asking them to change their damaging policies. To date (17/04/2022) we have not received any replies or seen any indications of possible changes.
The founders of this website are Tadua and Marina, who are both formerly Jehovah’s Witnesses themselves. Tadua has regularly contributed articles to Beroean Pickets. Marina has regularly commented on Discuss The Truth. She also hosts a YouTube channel called Anna Marina.
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Published 21st March 2021
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Does the Bible teach that the Gentile Times started in 607BCE and ended in AD1914? Did the Gentile Times start in 607BC or 587BC or at another time? Did they last 2,520 years ending in AD 1914?
Open Letters to the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The letters are about their teachings and policies, and the bad effects of such on the flock they claim to shepherd and care for. These letters ask them to reconsider their position and gives scriptural reasons for doing so.
What does the Bible really teach about the use of blood? What other Bible principles should be applied to its use? How do Jewish people view blood transfusions and what is their reasoning? Does the body consume or feed on transfused blood?
Disfellowshipping as applied and directed by the Governing Body is unscriptural. It can lead to severe mental anguish and harm among families and individuals affected. This is especially so with the very strict shunning policy that is suggested in videos and broadcasts which then follows. Sadly, these policies have led to many suicides. The Governing Body’s teachings on this subject are analyzed from a scriptural point of view to see if they really have a strong basis in the Bible.
The sexual abuse of children is abhorrent to the author and to the majority of people. The Governing Body claims to abhor the sexual abuse of children, yet their actions tell a different story. If they truly are leading God’s Organization, then surely they would have the best policies in the world for protecting innocent minors. Instead, they preside over an environment that is one of the worst for protecting children. An environment that instead gives protection and secrecy to such sexual predators. The claim is that they have to follow scriptural direction and insist on two (human) witnesses. But, showing hypocrisy, in other things, such as proof of adultery or fornication they can waive this rule. Their policies are examined in the light of the very scriptures they claim to adhere to.
The phrase “appointed by Holy Spirit” is used in connection with the appointment of Elders and Ministerial Servants in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Are they appointed directly by the Holy Spirit and therefore should be obeyed as if God were speaking through them or directing them? Or are they appointed by men? What light do the scriptures give on the subject?
The Resurrection Teaching by the Governing Body is one of their core teachings. But is it in accord with the record of the scriptures?