From God's Hands to Yours


Without a doubt the most time-worn excuse of Jehovah's Witnesses when it comes to errors, omissions and failures of the Jehovah's Witnesses' parent organization goes something like this:

"I only ask that things be put in perspective and to also realize that the writers of the Society are not inspired."

The statement above is certainly true. The writers for the Society certainly are not inspired. We all know this. The problem however, is that they don't seem to know it.

At this point the believing Jehovah's Witness will immediately object with something to this effect: "Show me where they've directly claimed to be inspired."

However this is a thinly disguised bifurcation. There are other ways to claim you are inspired besides the explicit statement thereof. Although I have many examples that I would be happy to post if need be, for now, I'd like to concentrate on a picture.

The Watchtower, October 1, 1987, p. 10

The meaning of this picture is unmistakable. Control of Jehovah's Witnesses' literature publication rests in Jehovah's hands. Jehovah's Witnesses' literature literally comes from God's hands to yours. The issue of imperfection is immaterial when someone is claiming to represent God, or to be dispensing spiritual food from God, since God is not imperfect.