Some have wondered if “Captives of a Concept” had anything to do with why the Governing Body changed their interpretation of the most important Scripture in their theology - Matthew 24:45-47
Of course there is no way of knowing. But since some of the changes deal with matters that are brought out in the book, it does seem fair to wonder.
The book makes the major point that according to their former interpretation the only way the Society could be “God’s faithful and discreet slave organization” today is if they had received Jesus’ “belongings” appointment in 1919.
But Chapter 3 shows how impossible it would have been for them to have received that appointment in 1919.”
Is this the realization that motivated the Governing Body to move that appointment away from 1919 and kick it in to an unspecified date in the future? Only they know the answer.
Here is how they solved this problem…
Since that future appointment will not depend on what the Society had been teaching down till 1919, what will it depend on? They explain it this way in the July 15, 2013 Watchtower…
"When Jesus comes for judgment during the great tribulation,he will find that the faithful slave has been loyally dispensing timely spiritual food to the domestics. Jesus will then delight in making the second appointment—over all his belongings.
They simply assert that in the future the Society will then be found dispensing timely spiritual food and therefore will receive the “belongings” appointment at that time.
How does one disprove such a statement? The Governing Body likes it that way.