New Covenant. Jehovah foretold the new covenant by the prophet Jeremiah in the seventh century B.C.E., stating that it would not be like the Law covenant, which Israel broke. (Jer 31:31-34) On the night before his death, Nisan 14, 33 C.E., when he established the celebration of the Lord’s Evening Meal, Jesus Christ announced the new covenant, to be validated by his sacrifice. (Lu 22:20) On the 50th day from his resurrection and 10 days after he had ascended to his Father, he poured out the holy spirit, which he had received from Jehovah, on his disciples gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem.—Ac 2:1-4, 17, 33; 2Co 3:6, 8, 9; Heb 2:3, 4.
The parties to the new covenant are Jehovah, on one side, and “the Israel of God,” the spirit-begotten ones in union with Christ, making up his congregation or body, on the other side. (Heb 8:10; 12:22-24; Ga 6:15, 16; 3:26-28; Ro 2:28, 29) The new covenant is made operative by the shed blood (the sacrifice of the human life) of Jesus Christ, the value of which was presented to Jehovah after Jesus’ ascension to heaven. (Mt 26:28) When one is selected by God for the heavenly calling (Heb 3:1), God brings that one into His covenant over Christ’s sacrifice. (Ps 50:5; Heb 9:14, 15, 26) Jesus Christ is the Mediator of the new covenant (Heb 8:6; 9:15) and is the primary Seed of Abraham. (Ga 3:16) By means of Jesus’ mediatorship of the new covenant, he assists those in the covenant to become part of the real seed of Abraham (Heb 2:16; Ga 3:29) through forgiveness of their sins. Jehovah declares them righteous.—Ro 5:1, 2; 8:33; Heb 10:16, 17.
What kind of distinct separation of powers, to prevent the abuse of power existed amongst the first century Christians that is any different than what exists in Jehovah's Organazation in our time? There are checks and balances throughout Jehovah's Organization although the Governing Body has very little power because like the first century Christians, they don't ally themselves with the secular authorities nor does anyone in Bethal receive any more money than anyone else of ever use money that goes into the organization to purchase luxury items.
If one of the members of the Governing Body was to go astray as did Ray Franz it's exposed and visible for everyone to see.
The “faithful and discreet slave class” doesn't make the papal claim of infallibility. Where have they overstepped their God-given boundaries or authorities?
“By word or action, may we never challenge the channel of communication that Jehovah is using today” means moving in the direction of rebellion, not addressing any questions or doubts a person may have. This is admonition, not an invasion of free-will. Rebelling against God's visible organization is in effect rebelling against God because no other organization teaches the truth about God and his purposes. In reality, a person is free to do anything they want as you obviously have.
WT law claims that we have to keep all the "principles" from the law!