Jehovah’s Witnesses did Jesus choose JW's The Faithful and Discreet Slave in 1919?

The Watchtower, 5/1/93, page 17

From the time Christ’s presence began and down to 1918, the slave class, despite unpopularity, persecution, and even some confusion, had been seeking to give timely food to the domestics. This is what the Master found when his inspection began. The Lord Jesus was pleased, and in 1919 he pronounced that faithful approved slave class happy. What was the slave’s delightful reward for doing what his Master had appointed him to do? A promotion! Yes, larger responsibilities were given in advancing his Master’s interests. Since the Master was now a heavenly King, why, then, his earthly belongings became even more precious.

So, “The Lord Jesus was pleased, and in 1919 he pronounced that faithful approved slave class happy. What was the slave’s delightful reward for doing what his Master had appointed him to do? A promotion!”

In 1919, Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrated Christmas, wore crosses, taught that Jesus died on a cross, celebrated birthdays and believed that “Millions Now Living Will Never Die.

In fact, most of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believed then, is no longer “The Truth”

Jesus was pleased with what the Watchtower Society taught in 1919?


Fireball, I haven't seen him either.

When he didn't return in 1914 as the Jo Ho's had previously predicted, the magically "discerned" that he had returned, only invisably. And only they could see him.

Maybe they have special glasses.

Or maybe it's a version of "The Emperors New Clothes"

Update 2:

jeshurun , you're still not answering the question. When Jesus appointed the WT as the F&D Slave, they were teaching things that were in your eyes pagan and incorrect. How could they have been caring for Jesus' interests teaching stuff you would be disfellowshipped for today.

Julia, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Update 3:

Tim, the question is simple. In 1919 were the Jo Ho's teaching "the truth"? The answer is no. Than why did Jesus find them acceptable?

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I have talked to some JWs and they do not know anything about that. However, it is in their publications that they were appointed by Jesus. They were said to give the proper spiritual food at the proper time, but their teachings have changed radically since then. So, either Jesus did not appoint them or they had the right teachings then. If they had right teachings them, why to change the teachings??

  • 5 years ago

    No matter what JWs or anyone who argues with them says, the bottom line is this; In 1918, when this "inspection" by Jesus supposedly happened which led to his choosing the JWs as God's "faithful and discreet slave" who are teaching "the truth", the organization believed and practiced many things which they now consider to be false teachings and practices. In essence, they have since rejected what they claim that Jesus approved of back in 1918! Result: they are false teachers by their own admission! Any argument outside of this FACT is irrelevant! Edit- Here is more on why arguing beyond the above point is irrelevant; Even if JWs claim to have had some "basics" correct back then, they cannot say that they were the only ones! Many JW beliefs back then were rooted in Adventism, so Jesus could have chosen them as well, correct? What about other denominations that had other "basics" correct? Why weren't they chosen? Finally, and most importantly, if God were going to choose an organization (or anyone) to fill the role of "the faithful and discreet slave", then why wasn't His first order of business to immediately correct any wrong teachings that the organization had just like Jesus did with his disciples? Why would God let false teachings persist and allow flip- flops in doctrines over so many years? To do so would only create more and more doubt and frustration in our already screwed up human minds! The Bible never gives even one example of God handling matters like that, and I give God more credit than to do something like that! JWs should, too!

  • 1 decade ago

    Jw started the restoration of true worship. Through study of the scriptures they could see they needed to make adjustments. Proverbs 4:18 tells us: But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established. Also jw were firm in there neutrality in WWI, not getting wrapped up in patriotism, and nationalism. The witnesses have disowned practices that god clearly condemns, other religions continue to openly practice them, all the while knowing they are incorrect or pagan. Jw practiced these out of ignorance, but as they came to a better understanding of the scriptures they stopped.

    As for christs invisible presesnce John 14:19 clearly states that Christ will not come again in visible form: “A little longer and the world will behold me no more.” (NW) After his death as a human creature he was raised a spirit creature, invisible to human eyes, and it is in this invisible spirit form that he will remain at the time of his second presence.

  • 1 decade ago

    I like to think of Peter didn't Jesus say to Peter at Matthew 16:23 "But, turning his back, he said to Peter: Get behind me Satan you are a stumbling block to me because you think not God's thoughts but those of Men"

    Was Peter left to this rejected state because of his rebuking the Lord? No.

    Jesus helped Peter get it right with God's thoughts

    with the Holy Spirit and Peter became a powerful witness for God's Kingdom and the ransom sacrifice. 2nd Peter 3:18 says this: "No, but go on growing in the undeserved kindness and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity"

    The faithful slave is like Peter they are humans. They make mistakes. However they are like Peter in that Jesus the Master has given them Holy Spirit for a preaching work and a work like Elijah, restoring the worship of Jehovah to its rightful place.

    What other religion teaches God is Jehovah to everyone they meet. What other Bible other than the New World Translation uses God's name Jehovah where is should be. Many Bibles strip God's name Jehovah from it's pages.

    God's name is in the Bible thousands of times. Think of how much work it would be for a translator to take a name used nearly 7000 times out of a literary work.

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  • Debs
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun

    But mama, that's where the fun is

    Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east

    Says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone,

    that's where they expect it least"

    And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner,

    watching the young girls dance

    And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance

    The calliope crashed to the ground

    But she was...

    Blinded by the light,

    revved up like a deuce,

    another runner in the night

    Good point and taken well into consideration. Somewhere along the well beaten path they took the wrong fork that led to the world where satan rules.

    Source(s): Manfred Mann song but I like Bruce Springsteen version betta.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    According to this scripture no!

    Source(s): For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God Romans 8:14-16 KJV
  • 1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Jesus isnt back yet....we all know that...

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