Speculation is running high after the death of Governing Body member Guy H. Pierce. Names are being suggested but as yet the Watchtower Society has not named a replacement. Perhaps it is too early to do so. A cursory trawl of some discussion groups indicates that people want answers. Here are a few questions, some comments and a couple of videos to consider.
Does there need to be a replacement? (Seven seems a good enough number.)
Should a replacement be someone younger, perhaps someone from the D.M Sanderson mold?
Will the replacement be “anointed”? Does the replacement really need to be of the anointed class?
Some of these questions already appear to have been answered or still being discussed at headquarters. This has been shared on jehovahs-witness.net by a trusted insider.
So there you have it.
There are many more questions to be answered:
Will the replacement be American?
In the past, the Governing Body members have had to be American for legal reasons. Does that mean that Jehovah only believes American’s are worthy of being the faithful and discreet slave?
As the numbers of Jehovah’s Witnesses are growing fast in Africa, would it make sense to appoint an African replacement – or does it not work like that?
Will white smoke come out of the Watchtower a few hours before the replacement is announced?
If those questions are not enough food for thought, here are a couple of videos to consider:
Stand up For Jehovah. THE GOVERNING BODY
Katie Kitten offers her insightful (and possibly prophetic) thoughts about the Governing Body and how the replacement may be chosen. She favors the term “octo-pope,” so according to her analysis there may have to be 8 members.
In the next short video “Dallywally72” indicates how the Governing Body replacement may take place.
Post your questions and comments below and we will respond as more information becomes available.