Mad Sweeny, I got the biggest lump in my throat when you posted this:
"Rather than feel frustrated or discouraged because Jehovah’s day seems to be delayed, we should be glad that there is still time for us to be zealous for true worship." WT, Dec. 15th, 2010.
This is an amazing admission. Whether they realized it or not at the time of publication, this sentence comes right out and says that "Jehovah's day seems to be delayed."
"But if ever that evil slave should say in his heart, "My master is delaying," and should start to beat his fellow slaves . . . the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know and will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his part with the hypocrites. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be." ~ Matthew 24:48-51"
Your pointing this out nearly gave me a heart attack, as it describes the current attitude of the Governing Body to a "T", doesn't it? They are doing exactly this, and have now actually admitted to it!! Unbelievable!! They really showed their hand with that phrase, "Jehovah's day seems to be delayed." What an incredible admission, and as you point out Matt 24:48-51 applies.
I never really thought of the Governing Body as all evil, maybe misguided, but certainly not the "Evil Slave." This one scripture though has me re-examining that notion though, as it fits them so perfectly. Truly, they have taken the place upon the throne of Christ Jesus, blindly lead their flock towards destruction, and are wolves in sheeps clothing. False prophecy, beating the flock, saying that the Master's return is delayed, etc, etc, all point to THEM being the Evil Slave Class!!!!!! What an incredible revelation.
Thanks for the coorelation.
- Wing Commnader