Yes, it appears Rutherford was correct that ALL religion is a snare and a racket. Once it gets “organized” it naturally devolves into a predatory money making system, such as Bethel and their UN NGO wildbeast riding escort service.
So there really is no true and false religion, there is observing the FAITH of Jesus Christ (Rev14:12) or not, trying or not, and it is not a human being who can even determine his own status, much less that of others. Undeserved kindness would be the ONLY guarantee, and that would require the faith of Jesus towards God and him, and in his actuality as the truth.
Now Bethel is just another Christendom organized racket, hidden under an anointed Christian veneer. But beneath it is the very same thing the organized churches are, hierarchy, infallibility, inquisition, organizational idolatry, idolatry of traditions, confession, excommunication. It is all there in the JW “religion” competing with undeserved kindness as the org and it’s Sanhedrin are now the intermediaries of the faith, and all that in just 40 short years of the collective Pope Governing Body tenure.
Now JWs have faith in other things, imperfect human and manmade. The GB itslf is pure fiction, now a lie, the base core guidance center is essentially falsehood. How can anything with a lie as it’s basis prosper spiritually. They think God can’t tell there is no such thing as a dictatorship known as the “governing body” in the Bible? If so it was the Sanhedrin, not an emergency one-time council to referee the circumcision issue.
They DEBURDENED the system:
(Acts 15:19-20) Hence my decision is not to trouble those from the nations who are turning to God, 20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.
(Acts 15:28-29) For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you, except these necessary things, 29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication. If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you!”
Instead Bethel turns more people AWAY from God then there are even total Jehovah’s witnesses, it is a statistic verified by Bethel’s own numbers. It could be worse. There measly 1-3% “growth” rate could indeed even be negative 1-3% and no one could tell.
And the BURDEN anyone who buys them as a “divine council” in their own Apostolic succession (WT 7/15/13), the system is just a modified papal administration, under a veneer of the past JW faith of pre 1950.
How are they in any way related to that council? JAMES made the final call, not a “governing body” the whole place including the congregation was involved in the ensuing developments. Apostles were apostles, older men were older men, all were in the congregation, there simply is no “governing body” to be retrofitted to a corporate “board of directors” later, for that is all the GB is, a secular, human invented council. It is not divine, it is not Biblical, and it’s only prophecy it fulfills is apostasy and lawlessness.
So I say all this because most of it is plain as day, it is logical. The Bethel leaders are anti-christ in what is really operating in that religion. And having claimed to see, but be blind, it’s hypocrisy tops everything since the Sanhedrin. And if it had has the truth it claims it does, the truth is God does bring calamity on purposeful hypocrites, so that truth should become evident as a test of truth and justice. Bethel too will have to in time reap what it has sown. Just as Jeremiah and Paul warned Jerusalem in their respective days.
Now that, according to public record, like organized Christendom endorsing the League and UN themselves and Bethel doing their UN NGO version at UN 1990 of the same milestone of endorsing the rival “8th King” to be, ALL organized Christian claimant religion is basically on the fence, preaching the ka-ching ka-chingdom of God, but endorsing the “new world order”, just in case.
A person is better off just staying at home and reading the Bible and hopefully keeping faith God and Jesus Christ as a goal, the whole thing is lost now as far as organized religion’s predominant Christian institutions. This is in my opinion based on the basic rules in the Bible I thought “Christianity” was supposed to uphold. I KNOW Jesus Christ did uphold the principles of the faith in God’s sovereign right he died proving.