Fred Franz, one of the presidents of the Watchtower Society, introduced a new point to the Watchtower doctrine in 1979 that turned the Bible upside down in one fell swoop. He propagated in an article that no one from the governing body dared challenge, that Jesus was only the mediator for "spiritually anointed" Christians. It is important to note that Jehovah's Witnesses have a two-tier system based on the fact that 144,000, mentioned in John's Revelation, are "bought from the earth" and represent the leading elite facing the "great multitude" (the normal Jehovah's Witnesses). The large crowd is the collective term for the foot people, the water bearers who make up the actual corpus of Jehovah's Witnesses.
So when you meet a Jehovah's Witness, you must assume that this person has no "heavenly hope" and cannot even be sure that he can pray to God in the name of Jesus. Because the new Fred Franz doctrine still denies today that Jesus is the mediator for the normal Jehovah's Witness. The watch tower specific teaching of the division of Salvation through Jesus into two different groups experienced a new quality through Fred Franz, which directly affects the foot people of Jehovah's Witnesses. Jehovah's Witnesses thus live in a vacuum between hope and non-opinion. They document this vacuum through their Anti-Cenacle Meal, which they allow to pass by as a sign of their probable non-rescue. The annual commemoration thus testifies that Jehovah's Witnesses may not claim Salvation through Jesus.
Alternatively, they hope for Jehovah (the fantasy god of the Watchtower Society with the name invented by Catholic monks) and that they will be able to create a good work cushion by the highest possible effort in the preaching ministry, which will act as a kind of protective layer against the wrath of God. Their salvation is not certain, and they have reverted to the status of Mosaic law, which is known not to produce life. The new covenant that Jesus makes with all who believe in him and receive him has not applied to the foot people of the Watchtower Society since the Fred Francis doctrine of 1979.
On November 16, 1979, Fred Franz, the inventor of the elite mediation of Jesus, expressed himself to those of his own ranks who had reacted to his new teaching by shaking their heads with the following words: "They all want to mix together and make Jesus Christ the mediator for every Hinz and Kunz" (see Raimond Franz, Der Gewissenkonflikt, page 266). The entire (still thinking) body of the clay watchtower organization was shaken by this new teaching. And yet the people concerned were so bound to the delusion of the Watchtower Society that they even accepted the destruction of the last hope in Jesus. They were so drilled into the Jehovah system that they preferred to forego the safe salvation through Jesus Christ rather than leave the social-technical apparatus of the Watchtower Society.
With this doctrine of earthly hope without a guarantee of rescue, the Watchtower Society creates a foundation that is suitable for building a new world system. The aim is to wait for an impulse (Armageddon) which can be used to build a new world order. In order not to have to subject this new world order to divine standards, the hopes that are attached to Jesus are reduced to the purely earthly variant for the lower followers. For in reality the Watchtower Society does not hope for God and the Bible, but for the opportunity to achieve an earthly result from both. It strives for a world society which, under its manipulation and alleged heavenly rule on earth, is to be built according to quite normal earthly criteria. So also the members of the Watchtower Foot People, the water bearers, actually believe that the New World Order is not given by God, but has to be built up by the Jehovah's Witnesses themselves under certain circumstances.
This interpretation of the Bible is a purely power-politically oriented undertaking and must spread more and more non-hoping towards Jesus, so that people who want to remain faithful to the Watchtower vision are not disappointed, but in the case of the violent enforcement of the Kingdom of Jehovah God are prepared to continue even if they have to wade knee-deep in the blood of their enemies. Symptomatic of this prospect of the Witness Jehovah's Kingdom being implemented worldwide are the words of Russell, who wrote in the Watchtower on January 15, 1923, page 217:
This is where Watchtower theology has its fundamental core. A Jesus who makes people righteous before God is not necessary and can only be regarded as a luxury for the leading elite. The actual justice, which is sufficient for the construction of the New World Kingdom, can and should be brought about with the iron rod. The world government, which Russell has settled in Jerusalem in his writings, can well and gladly do without a Jesus, because it will have people under control through the iron rod.
While the Jehovah's Witnesses are already now tied into a hard-core bondage to the Watchtower Society and know well the fear of the (still bloodless) iron rod of the legal committees, the Bible proclaims to us a Jesus who sets people free. The one who is set free by the Son is quite free. Freedom in Jesus is the way to one's own decision, which includes maintaining and caring for one's own self. Jesus does not make us uniform, but educates each person to what God wanted to create, but through our sin could have realized only by accepting our death. Because Jesus directed the consequence of death upon Himself, He can make the believer in Him what God originally intended for us.
The Fred-Franz false doctrine that Jesus is only a mediator between God and 144,000 special people, which has now existed for 30 years, is not in the Bible. You can wring them out of the Bible with some spiritual acrobatics, but it's the same as if you don't want to squeeze apple juice from an apple, but dried apple stems. It is spiritual waste that people suck from the Bible in order to force a man-created One-World Government over the religious track. The Bible says something completely different.
Perfection in Jesus Christ is not limited to 144,000 "spirit anointed" as the Watchtower would suggest. (What is an "Spirit Anointed" Christian anyway? Only according to the teachings of the Watchtower Society are there alleged Christians who are not anointed with the Holy Spirit. This seems to be a kind of intermediate zombies who know how the name of Jesus is written, but have no relation to him. In the Bible there are no Christians who are not anointed by the Holy Spirit.)
The knowledge of the truth is the unconditional communion with Jesus, who is the truth. This is how He is in us and we in Him. The Bible says that all people should come to the knowledge of the truth. This means that Jesus is the mediator for all people, because the one who has the knowledge of the truth is in Jesus and is one with the Father.
Here we even find confirmation of the views of Sundar Singh, who claims to have spoken to angels himself. Singh reports that when people enter the kingdom of God, they are not repelled by Jesus, but flee themselves from Jesus to the lower spheres so as not to have to endure His glory. But the least that can be said from this passage is the confirmation that Jesus is the mediator of all people. For being a Saviour is perfect and encompasses the absolute reconciliation of people with God.
The grace of God that appeared to the world in Jesus is not like a pharmacist's medicine collection. Jesus is not even this ointment, sometimes that ointment, which is responsible for a different illness, but Jesus came for the whole person. This perfection of divine devotion has appeared to all people. Not to say then: Haha, but not for you. But Jesus appeared to all people that he saved all people in a perfect way.
Jesus does not only enlighten the people who currently exist. Jesus enlightens all people at all times. And does Jesus enlighten people only half brightly or three-quarter darkly? No, Jesus is the perfect connection between God and man. That is why enlightenment is perfect.
Here Jesus clearly establishes the criterion that identifies those who are with Jesus wherever he is (they have realized that God sent Jesus). With this he thoroughly overthrows the theory of the Watchtower Society. Against the limit of 144,000 invented by the Watchtower, Jesus here represents a myriad of people who, according to his prayer, are given to him. They are all who have realized that Jesus was sent by the Father. Who wants to count these people? They are all Christians! – Because the satanic attacks of the Watchtower Society on the truth were already known to him at that time, Jesus set standards with his personal word, at which organizations like the Watchtower Society had to be broken up.
The restoration of the chosen people is already named in the Old Testament as such, which includes all people who follow the one whose name is given as the only one in which people are to be saved. Jesus Christ!
If there were several subspecies of salvation, this formulation would not be possible. Here it is trumpeted out into the world that there is only one salvation. A division into different forms of salvation is satanic and characterizes the Watchtower Society with its doctrine of the two classes of Christians as the work of the adversary.
What would God be if he had offered faith to everyone and then said: Nooo! You only half, that one all and that one back there, uh, let's have a look! What would God be then? Isn't it Satan's desire to present God as a liar? The Bible says that God offered Jesus to all people. The same consequence must also arise for all people. Otherwise God would not be God.
Jesus even exacerbates this situation by telling us that day-labourers working in the vineyard for different lengths of time all receive the same wages! This means that God replaces human achievement and goodness with His grace much further than our human imagination. Nothing in creation can serve as a reason for Hinz and Kunz to look worse or with a different hope than the so-called "anointed" Christians.
What would be the meaning of Paul's vocation as an apostle if he had had to proclaim different hopes? Or was Paul called to be only the 144,000 witness? Or only to the Foot People? And whose witness was Paul at all? Paul can only have been called to be a witness of Jesus Christ! – One sees that the Bible becomes an absurd book if one believes the teachings of the Watchtower Society. That is the goal of Satan!
Here Paul even makes a distinction between Jews and Greeks (religiosity and intelligence). But never for a second does he come up with the idea of establishing two classes of Christians who should have different hopes. If the Watchtower doctrine were known from the two Christian classes of the Bible, the Bible writers would at least also have to deal with it in such places. They do not do this, nor do they report two different hopes.
The Word of God clearly tells us that there is no elite among Christians. Before God there are no leaders, no rulers, no differences, no hierarchy of persons. Jesus even adds one more thing, saying: The first will be the last.
Once again Paul flattens the Watchtower ambitions of a Christian elite. The justification in Jesus Christ is the same for all people and leads to life. If there were different forms of life or hope, Paul should at least have indicated this here. But Paul is completely unaware of something like the Watchtower doctrine of the great crowd and the anointed Christians.
Paul distances himself from cunning falsification of words. Quite in contrast to the Watchtower Society. Paul includes all people in the gospel and makes no difference.
The journey through the Word of God could be continued endlessly under the aspect of the grace of Christ equally valid for all Christians. How can a single person, Fred Franz, president of the Watchtower Society, turn the Bible so upside down that Jehovah's Witnesses to this day really believe that they have different hopes and that Jesus is only the mediator of the Watchtower elite? Fred Franz, with such an interpretation of the Bible, is in a large group, which is only designed to perfect the corrupt Jesus substitute game of the Catholic Church. Many who flee the Catholic Church in search of the truth find their way into the Jehovah's Witnesses' collection basin. Cleverly done, Lucifer.