There is so much wrong with the newly released October, 2019 but that's not unusual. What stands out is there statement claiming that survival through Armageddon depends on loyalty to those 'taking the lead'. Since they claim there will be a point during the GT that they (the GB) won't be physically around, JWs must still be loyal to JW leaders.
Whats interesting in this article is that they make it clear that they, the Governing Body are going to take part, from heaven, in the war of Armageddon. This infers the idea that you better do what they say, or else.
They are also making some predictions here. Firstly, that the JW Organization will remain 'organised' at all times and also that they will have in place a leadership without the GB.
They are stating that non anointed JWs will be dispensing God given direction in the future. How is this even possible, according to their own doctrines, since the FDS will no longer exist? Logic says that the FDS isn't needed after all. And who's going to appoint these new leaders? There is no biblical precedent for that either.
There isn't one scripture to back up the claim about survival being dependent upon these men but I guess since they are telling this to their followers now, they expect them to be obedient in this. If this were real then how are JWs to know who to follow if the GB aren't there?
What is puzzlying about this article is that it is not written from the GB or any anointed person because it is written from the angle of the writer being an 'other sheep'.
14. (a) What change will take place regarding the brothers who take the lead on earth? (b) Why will we need to be loyal at that time?
14 During the great tribulation, a change will take place regarding the brothers who take the lead on earth. At some point, all anointed ones who are still on earth will be gathered to heaven to share in the war of Armageddon. (Matt. 24:31; Rev. 2:26, 27) This means that the Governing Body will no longer
be with us on earth. However, the great crowd will remain organized. Capable brothers from among the other sheep will take the lead. We will need to show our loyalty by supporting these brothers and by following their God-given direction. Our survival will depend on it!