"And you must not defile the land in which you are dwelling, in the midst of which I am residing; for I Jehovah am residing in the midst of the sons of Israel." -- Numbers 35:34
Yes, Jehovah stated that He Himself, "resided," among His People. And as the bible text above shows at Leviticus 26:12, yes all the while residing there, Jehovah Himself would "walk in the midst" of His Own Name People to make routine inspections, to make sure no wicked one, no "unclean one," or even "nothing indecent" was to be found among them. -- See Matthew 22:11; Isaiah 35:8; Deuteronomy 23:14.
That being the case, how could any Israelite, any of God's Name People, think or imagine that Jehovah would not see wickedness practiced in secret? Then too, how can we today imagine that Almighty God, our God Himself would not see the brazen acts of wickedness on the part of the Watchtower Society and Governing Body, even if it was originally practiced in secret? Still we must know, as Jehovah surveys the camp of Israel, and CAREFULLY "INSPECTS" His Name People closely, surely we could not possibly imagine that our God, Jehovah, simply would not see, all of the bad things that are being done "in secret" among the leading members of modern day "Israel," Jehovah's witnesses -- these horrible things being done behind closed doors even. (Luke 19:44) No, we could not imagine such a thing, can we? Instead, we realize this becomes the proverbial type of situation that Jesus warned his disciples against, by saying:
"For there is nothing hidden that will not become manifests neither anything carefully concealed that will never become known and never come into the open." -- Luke 8:17
Therefore the wicked "hidden," "carefully concealed" actions of the Governing Body of Jehovah's witnesses as regards the NGO-United Nations Affair, becomes just like the type of "hidden" apostate activity described by the prophet Isaiah who vividly described these ones of his day by saying:
"Woe to those who are going very deep in concealing counsel from Jehovah himself, and whose deeds have occurred in a dark place, while they say: "Who is seeing us, and who is knowing of us?" -- Isaiah 29:15
Indeed, many Jehovah's witnesses are finding out to their horror, that yes, many transgressions have been committed by their leadership, the Governing Body "in a dark place" away from the vision of the general populous among God's Name People.
To be sure, God's Word makes plain the course to be taken by one who is truly repentant when serious "sins" have been committed by saying:
"He that is covering over his transgressions will not succeed, but he that is confessing and leaving them will be shown mercy." -- Proverbs 28:13; See also James 5:14-16; 1 John 1:9.
However, as we all know, the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses did NOT confess their "sins" before the congregation of God's Name People. Isn't that true?
WHEN THE SECRET SIN "BECOMES KNOWN" WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
And of course, the infamous "sin" we speak of is the most notable transgression of recent, yes the clandestine NGO-United Nations Affair, that was publicly revealed on Monday, October 8, 2001 in the Guardian News of the UK. (See link to news article which revealed this situation: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,565005,00.html) Now when this happened, the matter has now "BECOME KNOWN" since it was revealed in a public newspaper of this world, where anyone could read of it. That is the truth of the matter. -- See Leviticus 4:14.
It appears, the Watchtower Society has been busy using the printed publications, since the year of 1991, promoting the virtues of the United Nations Organization. Don't believe it?
Well, were you aware the Watchtower Society was even awarded WIDE ACCLAIM by the UN Organization themselves for their outstanding support, as in their writing the November 22nd, 1998 Awake! Magazine special articles on the UN Organization? Were you aware of this? And of course, these articles also proved to be very similar in tone and presentation to the September 8th, 1991 Awake! articles, in again extolling the virtues of the United Nations Organization.
Please see the link provided below which clearly shows the Watchtower Society's voluntary submission of the November 22nd, 1998 Awake! magazine itself to the United Nations Organization as dutiful NGO Supporters, which was used in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please note second entry on this page, article entitled: "A Long Job Finished" shown to be submitted by the Watchtower Society to the UN Organization:
See Link to UN Website which shows Awake! Magazine Honored For NGO Participation: http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/materials/articles.htm
But, someone would say at this point:
Jehovah's Witnesses don't know anything about this "hidden" sin...isn't that true? Many are not even aware that such a "sin" has been committed.
Even though this is true, based upon what’s taught in the Holy Scriptures...still we have to say, even in cases where the sin is "hidden," God's Name People are still to be held responsible…yes, THEY ARE TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE...even when such hidden transgressions are finally revealed before them. And why do we say this? Well, God's Word says at Leviticus 4:13-15:
"Now if the entire assembly of Israel makes a mistake and the matter has been hidden from the eyes of the congregation in that they have done one of all the things that Jehovah commands should not be done and so have become guilty, and the sin that they have committed against it HAS BECOME KNOWN, then the congregation must present a young bull for a sin offering and must bring it before the tent of meeting. And the older men of the assembly must lay their hands upon the bull's head before Jehovah, and the bull must be slaughtered before Jehovah." -- See also Numbers 15:22-26.
Did you notice in the verses quoted, that even in cases where the sin was originally "hidden," but later became known, that atonement for the "sin" still had to be made, to become fully acceptable to Jehovah…did you notice this? Of course, this means hidden sins, even though no one knows about it at first, still have to be confessed and forgiveness sought from the face of Jehovah, when the sin becomes known to the general assembly of God's Name People, Israel...by whatever means Jehovah wishes to reveal it. Think about it.
Therefore this means, when the heinous NGO-United Nations Affair became known to all concerned, (or to whomever that came into this knowledge) in the year of 2001 by the Hand of Jehovah Himself, then it became the scriptural duty and responsibility of these particular individuals, no matter how small a group of Jehovah's Witnesses it turns out to be, to nevertheless "spread the news" yes, to the larger entire world wide association of Jehovah's witnesses so as to CORRECT the offending party (Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses), to reprove and discipline them even, (based upon evidence of repentance or not), for their direct hand in the perpetration of this wicked crime against Jehovah.
Indeed, Leviticus 5:1 says:
"Now in case a soul sins in that he has heard public cursing and he is a witness or he has seen it or has COME TO KNOW OF IT, if he does not report it, then he must answer for his error."
Yes, as shown above from Leviticus 5:1, if God's Name People had followed the advice of this important verse, yes, the world wide congregation structure of Jehovah's Witnesses, could have quickly become the "witnesses" to the heinous sin of the Governing Body, via the news release of the Guardian News of the UK, which gave the specifics of the Governing Body's close association and wrongful affiliation with the United Nations as an NGO supporter. Then, and only then after the nation of Jehovah's Witnesses had taken that particular action toward the Governing Body, then they could appropriately seek forgiveness from the face of Jehovah, as it were, making efforts to "soften the face" of God because of this heinous crime, this vile wickedness that was unrepentantly covered over since the early 1990s. Yes, this is what Jehovah's witnesses should have done as a group or united nation of worshipers of Jehovah. But of course, years later, no one has done this, nor is anyone planning on doing this, even to date as you read this article. No, we know Jehovah's Witnesses as a group or organization, no...have NOT done this at all.
"...YOU MUST SEARCH AND INVESTIGATE AND INQUIRE THOROUGHLY"!
God's Word is clear on what should have been done by Jehovah's Witnesses, when sin of this magnitude (on the Watchtower Society and the Governing Body's part) is revealed, by saying at Deuteronomy 13:12-16:
"In case you hear it said in one of your cities, which Jehovah your God is giving you to dwell there, 'Good-for-nothing men have gone out from your midst that they may try to turn away the inhabitants of their city, saying: "Let us go and serve other gods," whom you have not known,' you must also SEARCH AND INVESTIGATE AND INQUIRE THOROUGHLY; and if the thing is established as the truth, this detestable thing has been done in your midst, you should without fail strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword. Devote it and everything that is in it, and its domestic animals, to destruction at the edge of the sword. And all its spoil you should collect into the middle of its public square, and you must burn in the fire the city and all its spoil as a whole offering to Jehovah your God, and it must become a heap of ruins to time indefinite. It should never be rebuilt."
Also, Deuteronomy 17:2-7 which says:
"In case there should be found in your midst in one of your cities that Jehovah your God is giving you a man or a woman who should practice what is bad in the eyes of Jehovah your God so as to overstep his covenant, and he should go and worship other gods and bow down to them or to the sun or the moon or all the army of the heavens, a thing that I have not commanded, and IT HAS BEEN TOLD YOU AND YOU HAVE HEARD IT AND HAVE SEARCHED THOROUGHLY, AND, LOOK! THE THING IS ESTABLISHED AS THE TRUTH, THIS DETESTABLE THING HAS BEEN DONE IN ISRAEL! you must also bring that man or that woman who has done this bad thing out to your gates, yes, the man or the woman, and you must stone such one with stones, and such one must die. At the mouth of two witnesses or of three witnesses the one dying should be put to death. He will not be put to death at the mouth of one witness. The hand of the witnesses first of all should come upon him to put him to death, and the hand of all the people afterward; and you must clear out what is bad from your midst."
No doubt, using the Mosaic Law as our example, the Jehovah's Witnesses should have "THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED" this matter of NGO-United Nations involvement on the part of the Governing Body and Watchtower Society. Above we see, two (2) key bible texts that stress the propriety of the nation of God's Name People getting involved when gross sin has been committed "in their midst." Indeed, Jehovah's Witnesses should have performed a meticulous "search," "investigation" and "inquiry" of such matters, and should have taken immediate, swift, decisive action upon the wicked perpetrators of such a heinous crime against God ... with no exceptions. -- Daniel 9:12-14
Therefore, because Jehovah's Witnesses as a nation, DID NOT take decisive action in behalf of Jehovah's Name to correct and/or discipline the Governing Body, namely to "clear themselves" of wrongdoing (incurred as "community guilt" or "guilt by association"), Jehovah must now punish yes, the ENTIRE NATION of Jehovah's witnesses for these "hidden," "concealed" acts of wickedness! Yes, now the Christian Covenant has been broken, and all Jehovah's witnesses (current and former) all of them, WORLD WIDE...must be punished! -- 2 Corinthians 7:11; Revelation 18:4
...Think about it.
For more information on the topic of "community guilt" upon all Jehovah's Witnesses because of the hidden UN-NGO Affair, please see article entitled: COMMUNITY GUILT!!!
***This article was contributed by YORWW Bible Academy found at the LivingWatersForum.com website.***