This article REALLY irritated me. Lately, in every magazine article (study that is) it seems we are constantly reminded of the anointed and their "companions" or anointed christians and their "companions". It may be that I am sensitized but it just seems that the FDS wants to widen the gap between the remnant and OS.That and 1919, 1919, 1919......please.
Years ago the WT commented on ones who had partaken but realized they were not anointed and said that mistakes are made, no one is to criticize such ones for this.
Here is what this article says:
"But what if some indidivuals who lack this call have been partaking of the Memorial emblems? Now aware that they never had the heavenly hope, surely their conscience will compel them to stop partaking. God would not look with favor upon anyone representing himself as a person called to be a heavenly king and priest when he knew that he really did not have such a calling. (Romans 9:16; Revelation 20:6) Jehovah executed the Levite Korah for presumptuously seeking the Aaronic priesthood.(Exodus 28:1; Numbers 16:4-11, 31-35) If any Christian comes to realize that he has wrongly partaken of the Memorial emblems, he or she should stop partaking and humbly pray for Jehovah's forgiveness. Psalm 19:13" (italics mine)
So, here is the scenario: a person makes an honest mistake, thinks he or she has the heavenly calling after much prayer and meditation; later he realizes that he is not. These lunkheads in Brooklyn now heap shame and guilt on such a one as if there is not too much already, and call on Jehovah to kill him. And how did such a one get into that predicament? By studying, praying, meditating and listening to his/her heart, since the brooklyn braintrust has no idea how one really tells, they certainly cannot look at anyone and tell, SO HOW COULD A LOWLY OTHER SHEEP BE SURE???
The tone of the WT in the last 2-3 years is so harsh and brutal, and the writing is so insipid and uninspired. At least when Franz was alive, he made us feel good as we were lied to.