Most of us who were Witnesses were aware that there was a "break" in the chain of who was a Witness after the apostles died and down to our day. The Society made a couple half hearted attempts to say they were different individuals who tried to translate the Bible or stood up against the Catholic church but basically they let it lie as the unresolved fact that it is.
So what about all those people? What did they put faith in, think about, do?
Basically they were on their own.
I find that enormously thought provoking.
Either the atheists are right in which case we can all relax and forget the "God issues" or there is a God - the same one that existed in that gap between Pauls day and ours.
Either way, there is no Governing Body of men that God is working through today.
Sometimes finding out what to believe is eliminating what is NOT true, isnt it?