I could not resist the urge to respond to the letter from the governing body after the level of deception seeped into my system and aroused righteous indignation.
Governing Body's Letter
Watchtower Quotations Used:
As a group, the slave class has established an excellent record of “following the Lamb no matter where he goes.” (Read Revelation 14:4, 5.) Its members remain virgins in a spiritual sense … No doctrinal falsehood is “found in their mouths,” …
Watchtower, February 15, 2009, p24 par2
Who is Gog of Magog mentioned in the book of Ezekiel? For a number of years, our publications have explained that Gog of Magog is the name given to Satan the Devil after his ouster from heaven
Watchtower – May 15, 2015, p29
Because of Christendom’s willful lack of knowledge, she is opposing Jehovah’s kingdom by his Christ. She is lining herself up with all the forces of Gog of Magog for the final assault upon the visible Theocratic organization of Jehovah’s people on earth.
Watchtower – September 1, 1950, p286 par14.
As for their invisible sovereign prince, Gog of Magog, he painfully knows he has but a short period of time. But he is resolved that, if he has to go down, what a blow it would be to Jehovah’s prestige for him to destroy the remaining ones of the seed of God’s woman as his last act before being crushed himself!
Watchtower – October 1, 1953, p603 par30
uch hatred will reach a climax in the worldwide attack of Satan the Devil in his role as Gog of Magog.
Watchtower – March 15, 2009, p28 par16
It may be helpful to remind an inactive one that “the faithful and discreet slave” is dispensing excellent spiritual food. (Matt. 24:45)
Watchtower – November 15, 2008, p14 par10
When we compare all these Scriptural references about the final attack on God’s people, it becomes evident that the name Gog of Magog refers, not to Satan, but to a coalition of nations. Will this coalition be led by the figurative “king of the north”? We cannot say with any certainty. But this thought does seem to be in harmony with what Jehovah says about Gog:
Watchtower – May 15, 2015, p30 par1
The Governing Body is neither inspired nor infallible. Therefore, it can err in doctrinal matters or in organizational direction. In fact, the Watch Tower Publications Index includes the heading “Beliefs Clarified,” which lists adjustments in our Scriptural understanding since 1870.
Watchtower - February, 2017, p27 par12