On page 628 of the book "JEHOVAS ZEUGEN – VERKUENDIGER DES KOENIGREICHES GOTTES" the Watchtower Society attacks the reader with a comparison that only Jesus deserves in this context. It does not speak directly of the True Vine, which Jesus Christ calls himself, but modifies the comparison so that people will not notice how it makes itself the Redeemer.
John 15,1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
Quote: "This impression could perhaps arise when, in a meeting, most people voted to separate from the society. But they resembled a branch cut from a tree – green for a time, then withered and dead."
How simply, quickly and catchily the Watchtower Society claims the position of Christ for itself here, goes down like oil to the Bible researchers. No one who reads this little paragraph in the Watchtower literature will know what blasphemy is taking place here. Jesus Christ is so succinctly replaced by the Watchtower Society that the reading Christian nods approvingly. Aha! That's how they do it, the artists of artificial religion.
One reads these thick books of the Watchtower Society as Jehovah's Witnesses with a certain reverence. And Jehovah's Witnesses do not know this central statement of Jesus, in which he describes himself as the true vine from which one cannot fall without dying. He is the power and juice giving tribe and without him we can do nothing. To transfer this spiritual situation of the believing Christian to an ordinary earthly organization is so fatal and destructive that it can hardly be described. And the reading Jehovah's Witness can only see society as the tribe that gives him strength and life.
It is salutary to understand and heed the words of Jesus. Jesus tells us nothing but: Forget yourselves. I work and you live out of me. Many Christians forget this and turn faith into a green-left good man program. But with Jehovah's Witnesses, satanic seduction happens much earlier. Jehovah's Witness lives from the Watchtower Society.
With this, Freemasonry has reached its goal. Jehovah's Witness is finally separated from Jesus. Jehovah's Witness can never come to Jesus. He lives from the Watchtower Society.
And the life of a branch that isn't cut off from the Watchtower Life Tree consists of pushing Watchtower Trollies around. He makes propaganda and ignores child abuse and the protection of child abusers. Through his advertising, he causes many to die of bleeding. He rejects bread and wine at the Antiabendmahlfeier. He has two gods. He is something better. Without the Watchtower Society he cannot keep the status of the know-it-all.
Interesting is the question of whether the Watchtower Society, as the Redeemer of Jehovah's Witnesses, is in competition with Catholicism. She repeatedly sketches this appearance in her writings. But it remains self-evident that two who pull the same rope hardly work against each other. They both work against Jesus, Catholicism and Jehovahism by making themselves mediators and assuming the role of Jesus Christ.