1944 Governing Body Birthday—1944-1976 WTBTS Board of Directors Coup Finally Realized

1944 GB Birthday

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The CSI: Bethel Post 1944 Forensics of the Governing Body Scene of Their Crime

1. Firstly, the “governing body” is the same “governing” entity Christendom “boards”, “synods” and “councils” have used for centuries. Christendom clergies are defined by top down hierarchies ruled by their own “Governing Body” versions. It is nothing unique, but the same, in Jehovah’s witnesses of today:

Pulpit Commentary (Acts 15:2)

“”The apostles and elders. This phrase marks the constitution of the governing part of the Church of Jerusalem.””

Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (Acts 15:2)

“”These with the elders appear now as the governing body of the infant church.””

2. And the term “governing body” was only first uttered at Bethel in 1944:

*** Watchtower 1971 12/15 pp. 755-756 A Governing Body as Different from a Legal Corporation ***

“”The official magazine of Jehovah’s Christian witnesses is The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom. In the year 1944 the Watchtower magazine BEGAN TO SPEAK about the governing body of the Christian congregation.””

1944-1990 Governing Body of Gradual Apostasy

Now let’s trace some examples of this budding Bethel “Governing Body” version of the first cell of subversion, from the 1940s all the way to the UN NGO of the 1990s:

*** Let God Be True 1946; ch. 17 ***

“”In 1884 the legal servant body of this international association was incorporated under Pennsylvania law. That non-profit corporation, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, and the governing body of Jehovah’s witnesses have been inseparably associated ever since.””

*** Theocratic Aid To Kingdom Publishers 1945 p. 299 Lesson 76 ***

The Rise of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy

“”The organization and development of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy dates from the time of the launching of fusion religion by the Roman emperor Constantine in A.D. 325. It does not date from nor have its source in the original governing body of the apostles. All such claims to apostolic succession and origin are false, and the Hierarchy’s structure is grossly contrary to the original Theocratic organization as established by Christ Jesus.””

*** Organizations Instructions For the Kingdom Publisher Effective October 1, 1945 ***

“”For dispensing this knowledge to the spiritually hungry ones Christ Jesus, on coming to the temple for judgment in 1918, appointed a tried “faithful and wise servant”. (Matt. 24: 45-47) This servant is “The Society”, that is to say, the association of all the remnant of Christ’s anointed body members, which association acts through its visible governing body under Christ Jesus, the Head of the “servant” or “Society”. The Society is Theocratic, because subject to its Head Christ Jesus and guided by the spirit which Jehovah God poured out upon it by Christ Jesus, and also because it acts and decides through its visible governing body. (Col. 1:18; Acts 2: 17, 18) The Society is the visible part of Jehovah’s Theocratic organization under Christ Jesus, and the Lord’s “other sheep” take refuge under that Theocratic organization and are subject to it. They assist in the work of the visible part of the organization, in proper submission thereto. (Isa. 61: 5, 6) Recognizing the forward movement of Jehovah’s Theocratic organization, his faithful servants upon the earth want to keep apace with it by making greater proclamation of the glorious Kingdom by letting their light shine. — Matt. 5: 14-16, A.S.V.”” 

So Bethel can now fully admit 1944 is their target year of subversion beginning:

*** Watchtower 1982 9/15 p. 17 par. 20 The Kingdom and “a Holy Place” ***

“To that end, a rearrangement of the work and governing structure of Jehovah’s Witnesses was initiated in 1944.”

And the modern Bethel Governing Body also has its own “Apostolic Succession” implied claim:

*** Watchtower 2013; 7/15 pg. 18, par. 12 ***

“”The channel he used for spiritual feeding was clearly recognizable. After all, the apostles—the original members of the governing body—could provide visible proof of heavenly backing.””

Why All This GB Stuff After Rutherford’s 1942 Death?

What we can note is it was after brother Rutherford died, that the WTBTS “board of directors” embarked on their third takeover attempt (1897; 1917), this one successful in 1976. Rutherford put down a “board” insurrection in 1917, and that is why this “governing body” term had to wait until after Rutherford died to spring up again, during the distraction of WW2 and of Rutherford’s death.

***Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Divine Purpose 1959; pp. 70-71*** 

Concerning 1917 Board of Directors second attempted takeover:

“”There he persisted in his efforts to persuade Rutherford to send him back to England so that he might make his position more secure. When Brother Rutherford refused, he sought assistance from the board of directors and finally persuaded four members to side with him in this issue by making it appear that Brother Rutherford was unfit to serve as president of the Society. Since the board of directors consisted of only seven men, this meant that now the majority of the board of directors had gone in opposition to President Rutherford, Vice-President Pierson and Secretary-Treasurer Van Amburgh. This put the officers of the Society on one side of the issue and the directors who were trying to wrest administrative control from the president on the other side. 

TOM: How did they expect to do that? 

JOHN: Their idea was to make the president’s position secondary to the board of directors and limit his authority to that of an adviser. That would have meant making a change in the corporation’s bylaws, and since it was a complete departure from the provisions of the original charter it warned of serious trouble ahead. 

[which is exactly what the Governing Body accomplished in 1976!]

Throughout the entire administration of Pastor Russell, the president and the other officers of the Society had been the ones to decide on new publications; the board of directors, as a body, WAS NOT CONSULTED. Brother Rutherford CONTINUED this same policy as he took up the new administration. “”

And that is why the “board of directors”, about to transform into the “governing body”, had to wait until 1944 to “begin speaking about” even the term “governing body”. And by 1971 they were further aligning the “GBeocracy” to fit the coming Daniel 8:14 interpretation adjustments of 1982-1999 as well as their 1976 takeover, then finally successful from within.)

Done Deal 1976: 1944 to 1976 Places the Governing Body “Board” Dictatorship as the “Theocracy” Priests

*** Proclaimers chap. 9 p. 109 Jehovah’s Word Keeps Moving Speedily (1976-1992) ***

Starting January 1, 1976, all the activities of the Watch Tower Society and of the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the earth had been brought under the supervision of six administrative committees of the Governing Body. In harmony with that arrangement, on February 1, 1976, changes had been put into effect in all branch offices of the Society around the earth. No longer was each branch supervised by one branch overseer, but three or more mature men served as a Branch Committee, with one member serving as the permanent coordinator. After the committees had been operating for some months, the Governing Body observed: “It has proved beneficial to have a number of brothers taking counsel together to consider the interests of the Kingdom work.

And now, after all that “gradually given over” process (Dan8:12), the complete blasphemy is easily introduced right to the face of modern JWs, with no qualms:

*** Watchtower 2015; 7/15 p. 9 par. 14 Work to Enhance the Spiritual Paradise ***

14, 15. What organizational adjustments were made in the 1970’s, and how have they proved beneficial?

14 Over the years, the older ones in our midst have personally experienced some of the organizational adjustments that have increased the beauty of the earthly part of Jehovah’s organization. They remember when congregations had a congregation servant rather than a body of elders, when countries had a branch servant rather than a Branch Committee, and when direction was given by the president of the Watch Tower Society rather than by a clearly established Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Although all these devoted brothers were supported by faithful assistants, one person was basically responsible for making decisions in the congregations, at the branch offices, and at world headquarters. During the 1970’s, adjustments were made to put the responsibility for oversight on groups of elders rather than on individuals.

15 Have these adjustments proved beneficial? 

Yes, and logically so. Why? Because the adjustments were based on increased knowledge about the pattern set in the Scriptures. Instead of having the influence of one individual dominate, the composite good qualities of all the “gifts in men” whom Jehovah has provided benefit the organization.—Eph. 4:8; Prov. 24:6.

The “Organization” is even Zion now:

*** Watchtower 2015; 7/15 Work to Enhance the Spiritual Paradise ***

13. What obligation does Psalm 48:12-14 place on us?

13 Regardless of how long we have been in the truth, we must tell others about Jehovah’s organization. The existence of a spiritual paradise in the midst of a wicked, corrupt, and loveless world is a modern-day miracle! The wonders about Jehovah’s organization, or “Zion,” and the truth about the spiritual paradise must be joyfully passed on “to future generations.”—Read Psalm 48:12-14.



Bethel GB “Episcopate”

*** Watchtower 2015; 7/15 p. 9 par. 14 Work to Enhance the Spiritual Paradise ***

14 What organizational adjustments were made in the 1970’s, and how have they proved beneficial?

15 Have these adjustments proved beneficial? 

BUT has it all REALLY “proved beneficial” for JWs, the ministry and everyone ever associated with JWs and Bethel? 


Quite the opposite, it is full GB and UN NGO serving apostasy now. In just 70 years overall (since 1944), and 40 years of “GB Rule” (since 1976).

“increased knowledge about the pattern set in the Scriptures”.

What “pattern”? The “governing body” pattern is as old as the Christendom hills:

Pulpit Commentary (Acts 15:2)

“”The apostles and elders. This phrase marks the constitution of the governing part of the Church of Jerusalem.””

Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (Acts 15:2)

“”These with the elders appear now as the governing body of the infant church.””


“”In the beginning of Christendom, early Christianity was a religion spread in the Greek/Roman world and beyond as a 1st-century Jewish sect, which historians refer to as Jewish Christianity. It may be divided into two distinct phases: the apostolic period, when the first apostles were alive and organizing the Church, and the post-apostolic period, when an early episcopal structure developed, whereby bishoprics were governed by bishops (overseers).””


“”The episcopate is the collective body of all the bishops of a church.””



(Jude 3-4) Beloved ones, though I was making every effort to write you about the salvation we hold in common, I found it necessary to write you to exhort you to put up a hard fight for the faith that was once for all time delivered to the holy ones. 4 My reason is that certain men have slipped in who have long ago been appointed by the Scriptures to this judgment, ungodly men, turning the undeserved kindness of our God into an excuse for loose conduct and proving false to our only Owner and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Thus what did slip in was the “GOVERNING BODY” “PATTERN” error itself, that the Christendom “hierarchy” has been using for centuries.

Thus Bethel employs a modified version of cloaking terms and misapplied prophecy wrappers (Dan8:14 blasphemy), with a quick diversion of JWs to the “Christendom’s clergy apostasy” when the “clergy” is defined by the same “governing body” concept, with the same false claims as Bethel. 

Yet all of it is just more mere claims of Bethel’s “Governing Body’s” own dictatorial development, with the very same basic justification concealing it all in both the Catholic and Bethel systems, which is what formed into Bethel’s “clergy” distraction, when Bethel is now the same hierarchical clergy under a different naming and “theocratic” rationale cover—same thing, same subversion reached today.

Except Bethel also uses prophecy to parallel their hierarchy’s justification, and has had a massive momentum of modern truth in which to couch their error to modern lie development (2Thess2:11-12) based on an original error in much the same manner, and by the same “governing body” “pattern” device, as Christendom’s own prior devolution into apostasy and compounding error.

Ultimately it is now completely the same thing.


JW Inertia to Temple Judgment

What we have is a “gradually given over” subversion of the JW ministry, based on a first “error” in the GB thing of 1944.

Which led to a focus on pre 1945 events, in two valid UN placements exposed as prophecy, UN 1-2, BUT NOW a silence on modern UN world government formation after 1945, and specifically the 3rd UN event of 1990 as prophecy:

So Fred Franz was validly summarizing the whole 1914-1945 UN 1-2 era,, all the way to his death as that 3rd UN event (1990), UN 1-2-3, was then silenced and joined as UN NGO by modern Bethel.

So modern JWs under control of the GB, have not explained anything of any post 1945 globalization and world government formation significance since after 1945, because Fred Franz was just recapping the valid portion of the anointed Christian ministry utilizing the Jehovah’s witnesses ministry. 

Thus it all peaked in 1969, but was already well on the way to a total GB dictatorship in 1976, to ensure NO ONE in the JW ministry up dates UN prophecy to modern times after 1945, and that NO ONE connects that 3rd UN event to prophecy in 1990, UN 1-2-3.

Now UN 1-2-3 is unknown to JWs, so UN 1-2-3-4 to World Government will also now be unknown and covered up by this subverted JW “Governing Body” focused ministry. The GB works internal to Bethel for UN interests. (Dan11:32a)

That is why these prophecies are also unexplained properly, and also bypassed and covered up:

(Daniel 11:32) “And those who are acting wickedly against [the] covenant (at Bethel), he (8th King/King North) will lead into apostasy by means of smooth words. (The Bethel “smooth words” 8th King cover-up in the JW publications is part of the smoothly justified apostasy); 

(Daniel 8:12) 12 And an (JW worldwide) army itself was GRADUALLY GIVEN OVER (to 8th King infiltrative control), together with the constant [feature] (imbibed with misinformation), because of transgression; 

(UN NGO and other sins permits allowance of the compromise by removed divine blessing and discernment while fulfillment of prophecy is effected for greater future purpose); 

and it kept throwing truth to the earth (cover up, disinformation), and it acted and had success. 

(Dan11:30 “act effectively” completely successful unlike anything World War 2 produced in ultimate failure when compared to this 8th King engineered intelligence and subversion operation deployed through the Governing Body and installed Bethel agents); 

And now Bethel claims they “Purified it All” as Daniel 8:14 in 1944 by all these subversions! 

Now for those aware of Bethel’s Daniel 8:14 Versioneering, now they are the “UNright condition” (Zech3:3) they claim these 1944 based changes had “purified” by the “organizational adjustments” covered above:

*** Daniel’s Prophecy 1999; chap. 10 pp. 177-178 par. 26 Who Can Stand Against the Prince of Princes? ***

“”For “the holy place” to be “brought,” or restored, to what it should be, the 2,300 days must have begun when it previously was in the “right condition” from God’s standpoint. At the earliest, this was on June 1, 1938, when The Watchtower published part 1 of the article “Organization.” Part 2 appeared in the issue of June 15, 1938. Counting 2,300 days (6 years, 4 months, and 20 days on the Hebrew calendar) from June 1 or 15, 1938, brings us to October 8 or 22, 1944. On the first day of a special assembly held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on September 30 and October 1, 1944, the Watch Tower Society’s president spoke on the subject “The Theocratic Alignment Today.” At the annual corporate meeting on October 2,the Society’s charter was amended in an effort to bring it as close to a theocratic arrangement as the law would allow. With the publication of clarified Biblical requirements, theocratic organization was soon more fully installed in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses.””

In reality Bethel is the profanation needing to be “trampled” and brought to the real “right condition” in the future, and that is why this prophecy, and all of Daniel 8:11-25 and Daniel 11:30-45 has never worked in modern apostate Bethel’s versions—it has to fulfill in the future, and Bethel profaning is why as seen in the “History of the Governing Body” “clergy” in Jehovah’s witnesses ministry:

(Daniel 8:13-14) And I got to hear a certain holy one speaking, and another holy one proceeded to say to the particular one who was speaking: “How long will the vision be of the (profaned) constant [feature] and of the transgression causing desolation (UN NGO alliance of Daniel 11:31b), to make both [the] holy place (temple “established place”; Dan8:11) and [the] (JW worldwide) army things to trample on?” (first 8th King “trampling” “attack” defining the spiritual meaning of the “tribulation of those days” beginning); 14 So he said to me: “Until two thousand three hundred evenings [and] mornings; and [the] holy place will certainly be brought into its right condition.” (Temple judgment purification completed in this timed period parallel Zechariah 3:4-5, Revelation 8:1-5); 

Soon is coming the REAL WTBTS “organizational adjustment” from God: Timed Trampling as temple judgment for terminal lawlessness. (Zech3:1-3; 2Thess2:1-4)

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