HOW IMPORTANT IS THE ORGANIZATION?

What have Jehovah’s Witnesses said over the years in reference to God’s organization or being in an organized religion?

  • 1893 – No organization today. WT 1893 p.266
  • 1894 – Not part of the Lord’s plan. WT 12/1/1894 p. 384
  • 1895 – Beware of organization. WT 9-15-1895 p.216
  • 1955 – Respect the organization. Qualified to be Ministers, 1955, p.380
  • 1957 – You must have obedience to organization. WT 5/1/57 p.274
  • 1972 – Submit to headship. (Governing Body) WT 12-15-72 p.755
  • 1983 – Essential part of the Lord’s plan. WT 2/15/83 p.12
  • 2012 – Bible points to organized worship as the kind acceptable to God. Awake! 2012 Sept. p.21

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