This pronouncement by the Watchtower Overlords is not about understanding what Jesus' words mean.
It isn't about proper interpretation.
It is about cleaning a "spot" off a nice white carpet.
The spot won't go away!
You can't cut the spot out; you ruin the carpet.
You can't cover it with furniture; it is in the middle of the damned living room!
What do you do? It is as embarassing as hell.
You keep scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing.....
That's all they CAN do.
Watchtower doctrine was, has been and always will be about END TIMES PREDICTIONS GONE AWRY.
Had nothing definite ever been said in the first place there would not be the need to amend, annotate, construe, quibble, pontificate or reinterpret.
The Watchtower minions of malfeasance believed their own nonsense, however, and over-stepped.
Freddy Franz and the writing committee made too many specific attempts to bring fantasy into the realm of reality. They fell into the trap that
"Figures don't lie, but, liars figure." They figured and they lied. The spot on the carpet is like when your cat takes a dump. The smell won't go away and all the carpet cleaners can do is sweeten the smell of catshit!
Every once and awhile they will sweeten the previous stench and scrub away a little harder. But, the stench will remain!!