The book for elders “Shepherd The Flock Of God” lists “deliberately spreading teachings contrary to the Bible” as a disfellowshipping offense, and this is a disfellowshipping offense according to the Christian Greek Scriptures.
The first part of the study discusses the meaning of “Bible truth.” It is shown that the only true religion is “the pillar and the foundation of the truth.” The only denomination whose doctrines are based on the Bible is Jehovah’s Witnesses. But since the last part of the 20th century, the GB has introduced a few false teachings.
The view of false teachings in the Christian Greek Scriptures is discussed. It is shown that Hymenaeus and Philetus were disfellowshipped because they spread the false teaching that the resurrection had already occurred.
The GB has also introduced a false teaching regarding the resurrection. Fewer persons than the Watchtower literature previous has written will get resurrection. The GB has rejected the literal meaning of the words of Jesus that the people of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Sodom will be present on Judgment Day. The claim is that these words represent hyperboles (exaggerations).
There is a detailed discussion of the context of the words of Jesus. Contrary to the GB, I show that Jesus really spoke about the resurrection, and there is strong evidence in favor of the view that people from the mentioned cities will get a resurrection and be present on Judgment Day. The arguments of the GB against this view are carefully considered.
Hymenaeus and Philetus were disfellowshipped because of their false teachings that the resurrection had already occurred. And the present members of the GB deserve to be disfellowshipped for apostasy because they, contrary to the Bible, reduce the number of those who will be resurrected.
The second false teaching on the part of the GB is even more serious than the one about the resurrection. The members of the GB deny the full inspiration of the Bible. They claim that great parts of the Hebrew Scriptures have no meaning for us today, and the nuances and subtleties of the Hebrew text are not important. Only an outline of this view is given because the article “The Governing Body rejects the full inspiration of the Bible” has a detailed discussion of this subject.
Because there is one law for all members of the Christian congregations, the members of the GB deserve to be disfellowshipped as apostates because they deny the full inspiration of the Bible.
THE WHOLE ARTICLE IS FOUND IN THE CATEGORY “APOSTASY.”