"[GB]...will this new light paint us into a corner?"
"I don't think they thought this through very carefully."
"That which is crooked cannot be made straight."
I wonder if they Society will be able to explain it's way out of the problems that exist with this new understanding. I agree with the above posters, it doesn't appear they gave it much thought.
There have been at least 4 different understandings of who the Faithful and Discreet Slave is to date. Who's to say there won't be a 5th or a 6th. There were some rapid changes in the explanation of what the 'generation that will not pass away' meant, so if the problems with the latest FDS idea are too big for them to handle there may be another flash of New Light in the not-too-distant future.
What they've got now seems ridiculous. As AnnOMaly and Indian Larry asked, if Jesus appointed the Slave in 1919, and he is supposed to inspect the Slave when he returns, where has he gone. He returned in 1914, but now we have to believe that he left again in 1919? Where did he go? When will he be back?
I can't wait to see Watchtower's clever explanations, but they probably won't float very well.