JEHOVAH'S ORGANIZATION
Email us: [email protected]

 

INTRODUCTION

The worldwide brotherhood of Jehovah's Witnesses view themselves as the earthly part of Jehovah's Organization:

Reasoning From the Scriptures (1989 ) p.280
"...Members of an organization are united by administrative arrangements and by standards or requirements. Persons who are dedicated and baptized witnesses of Jehovah come into Jehovah’s organization as a result of personal choice, not by birth nor by any compulsion. They have been drawn to his earthly organization because of its teachings and practices and because they want to share in the work that it is doing"

According to their book "Worship the Only True God" (2002) in Chapter 14 (pp.128-135) they fully explain their belief in the Organization. Here are some excerpts from the chapter:

Does God have an organization? The inspired Scriptures tell us that he does...

Although we cannot see this invisible part, it greatly affects true worshipers today. Jehovah’s organization also has a visible part, on earth...

Israel failed to keep God’s laws and rejected his own Son. As a result, Jehovah rejected that congregation and cast it off...

God then brought into existence a new congregation, with which he made a new covenant. This congregation was to be made up of 144,000 individuals chosen by God to be united with his Son in heaven...

Today, only a remnant of the 144,000 are on earth. But in fulfillment of Bible prophecy, “a great crowd” of “other sheep,” millions of them, have been brought into association with the anointed remnant. Jesus, the Fine Shepherd, has merged these other sheep with the remnant so that they form just one flock under him as their one Shepherd. These all make up one united congregation, Jehovah’s visible organization.
..

The organization is theocratic, or God-ruled. Jehovah provides direction for his people through Jesus...


Jesus told his disciples about “the faithful and discreet slave” that he as Master would entrust with special responsibility. That “slave” would be on hand when the Lord departed for heaven and would still be working hard at Christ’s invisible return in Kingdom power. Such a description could hardly fit one individual, but it does fit Christ’s anointed congregation. Having purchased it with his blood, Jesus referred to it as his “slave.” He commissioned its members to make disciples and to feed them progressively, giving them “their [spiritual] food at the proper time.”...

Since the slave class was loyally doing the Master’s work at his invisible return in 1914, there is evidence that it was entrusted with enlarged responsibilities in 1919...

Under the headship of Jesus Christ, the Governing Body furthers pure worship in every land, coordinating the preaching activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in their tens of thousands of congregations...

Jehovah is guiding us today by means of his visible organization under Christ. ...

By being loyal to Jehovah’s organization, we show that Jehovah is our God and that we are united in worship of him.

The leadership teaches that Jehovah has always had one singular Organization right from the very beginning, and currently that one singular Organization is the Jehovah's Witnesses (You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth (1989) pp.192-193 para. 4-8). Generally speaking, Jehovah's Witnesses are fiercely loyal to "Jehovah's Organization" because they believe it is the only true Godly organization in existence that is directed by holy spirit, and the only place where people can find everlasting life (The Watchtower, November 15 (1992) p.21 para.12, 14-15). The Organization's leadership is known as "the faithful and discreet slave" as well as the "Governing Body", as shown:

Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom (2009 book) p.71 para 10
By means of his holy spirit he is guiding "the faithful and discreet slave and its Governing Body.

Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom (2009 book) p.103 para.9
When serious issues arise today, let us imitate the fine example of the believers in Antioch by trusting God’s organization and its Governing Body of anointed Christians, who represent “the faithful and discreet slave.”

The Watchtower, April 1 (2007) p.28 para.11
"Today, Jesus directs us by means of "the faithful amd discreet slave", represented by its Governing Body and the appointed elders

Members are taught that Jehovah provides them with "timely spiritual food" through the faithful and discreet slave, and this spiritual food is dispensed through their publications, Bible meetings and conventions. (Draw Close To Jehovah, 2002, p.76 para.21).

They are also taught to accept the teachings they receive from them even if they don't understand them, and are directed to "wait on Jehovah" for understanding (Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom book, 2009 p.4 para.11, The Watchtower, August 15 2008 p.6 para.15) ). They are taught to support Jehovah's Organization (The Watchtower, July 15 2006, p.19-20 para.3, The Watchtower January 15 2001 p.16 para.22), to have a positive attitude towards this Organization (The Watchtower, July 15 2006 p.23 para.20), to teach "with vigor and enthusiasm" the "instruction that comes through Jehovah's Organization" (The Watchtower, May 1 2002 p.16 para.11, The Watchtower March 15 1999 p.10 para.3), and to "keep in step with Jehovah's Organization" (The Watchtower January 15 2001, p.19 para.9, p.21 para.24). Members believe that only those in Jehovah's Organization will survive the "Great Tribulation" (a.k.a. "End Times) (You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1989, p. 255 para.14).

Jehovah's Witness members are taught to refrain from speaking against The Organization or doubting it:

The Watchtower, November 15 2009, p.14 para.5
We need to guard against developing a spirit of independence. By word or action, may we never challenge the channel of communication that Jehovah is using today. (Num. 16:1-3) On the contrary, we should cherish our privilege to cooperate with the slave class. And should we not strive to be obedient and submissive to those taking the lead in our local congregation?—

The Watchtower July 15 2006 p.22 para.16
What if we are tempted to murmur because of having doubts about certain teachings that Jehovah’s people hold in common? Then let us not be impatient. The ‘faithful slave’ may eventually publish something that answers our questions and clears up our doubts. It is wise to seek the help of Christian elders. (Jude 22, 23) Prayer, personal study, and association with spiritually-minded fellow believers can also help to remove doubts and can deepen our appreciation for the faith-strengthening Bible truths we have learned through Jehovah’s channel of communication.