Look at paragraph 15 of the 2015 July 15th Study Edition pg 18-19.
Basically they admit to teaching the rapture (for the anointed remnant), just don't call it that!
I'd be willing to bet that if you asked a random sampling of JWs if they believe in "The Rapture" the overwhelming majority would say that they do not. It might even be unanimous.
These articles prove conclusively that the WT teaches this doctrine, it just doesn't call it that. This is evidence that the average JW doesn't even know or understand what they supposedly "believe."
In truth, JWs "beliefs" are not their own; they "believe" whatever they are told to believe even if they can't keep up with what that exactly is at any given moment.
Let's review: It's a cult!
This article is causing a lot of excitement among active JWs online.
They can't wait for the "persecution".
Spot on Oubliette!
I said this in another forum:
Annual meeting 2012 if I recall was the first mention. The first published change appeared in THE WATCHTOWER (STUDY EDITION) JULY 2013, 2nd article
From paragraph 17
All faithful anointed ones who are still on earth after the initial part of the great tribulation has passed will already have received their final sealing. Then, as indicated in Jesus’ prophecy about the great tribulation, they will be gathered to heaven.
See the timeline picture too.
This new article addresses the "rapture" label now that they teach rapture (for the remaining anointed).
Cofty: They can't wait for the "persecution".
Tell them to come over to my house. I'll give 'em an advance preview!
I found the link to that picture in this discussion:
The latest article supports the hypothesis that JWs don't spend too much time nowadays pondering the implications of what they are being taught. A rose by any other name is still a rose. It's just not worth the grief for them to think too much about what the organization tells them lies ahead. Pun intended by the phrase "lies ahead".