The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is made up of seven members. An eighth, Guy Pierce, died in 2014 and has not been replaced as of March, 2015. One of the more prominent men of the current body is Stephen Lett, 65, a member since 1999.
Since 2009, the Watchtower has assigned all “spiritual responsibilities” and any clarification on doctrinal issues to the Governing Body. In 2012, the Governing Body was identified as the “faithful and discreet slave” that reports directly to Jehovah for spiritual matters. While this change offended many of the other members of the “anointed” class (then numbering around 10,000), the “new light” was soon accepted by a majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses and has become the current belief and policy that the dissemination of “new spiritual light” is the responsibility of only “a limited number” of the “slave class.” Some Jehovah’s Witnesses are wondering if these seven men are truly the only ones qualified to be responsible for deciding what “is right, versus “what is wrong.” Continue reading
For years now I have been getting emails and contact requests from individuals asking me to send Watchtower literature or to arrange for Bible studies. Most were trying to connect with local Jehovah’s Witnesses near their home but could not get any response from local Kingdom Halls. Some months I get a dozen or more of those kinds of emails.
Many complained that when they looked up the phone numbers for a nearby Kingdom Hall, the numbers didn’t work, the number didn’t have a message machine or voicemail, or if they did have voicemail – no one returned their calls. Continue reading
My sincere apologies to all loyal readers of Inside the Watchtower for the extended delay in getting this particular website updated
With so many other projects going on in my life at the moment, I’ve been forced to let this website drop off my “active list” for several months. My group of over twenty websites, both new and upgraded, have been poked, prodded and mostly advanced forward. Unfortunately, during the past twenty-four months some sites were given priority and have had more or less my attention. Others, like this site, were moved to the bottom of my list.
These are some of the websites that I have been re-creating or “remodeling” over the past few months: Continue reading
Please accept my apology for the condition of InsidetheWatchtower.com. I’ve been doing some updating and redesign work to make the site even easier to read and to keep updated. So please bear with me as the site will still look a little funky for a couple more weeks.
The site is fully functional, but you’ll notice that many of the graphics and photos have been unlinked. They will all be restored soon. I’ll be repairing our more recent and popular articles first. Continue reading