Audio in English

Was there a 1st Century “Governing Body?” [English]
(A copy of 1975 discourse by F. W. Franz, with observations by R. V. Franz)

60 minutes, MP3 audio file (28.6 MB), suitable for playback on computer or portable mp3 playback device.

The significance of this talk in the history of the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses is spelled out in Chapter 4 of the book “Crisis of Conscience”. The voice recording not only verifies that presentation but audibly and vividly makes evident the intensity of the power struggle within that organization at the time of the talk.