Three days ago, we could read about a great new book on WT doctrinal changes here:
This book is not the only one in its kind, but it truly kicks ass! It was so up-to-date that it not only covered the period from 1879 to 2015, but also the first 6 months of 2016! What I found was new "light" on the inkhorn and who will put the mark on. Last related topic on this site I could find was this one from 7 months ago. In it, Geoffrey Jackson stated (at the AGM) that the "man with a secretary's inkhorn," of Ezekiel chapter 9 was Jesus Christ.
So now those statements from the AGM finally made it to the written pages of the june (study) edition of the WT. Another one to add to the endless bulk of doctrinal changes..
The "ever-changing-teachings" book says this:
The one who will put the “mark” is Jesus with His angels during the “great tribulation” (teaching since 2016)
Whom do the man with the secretary’s inkhorn and the six men with smashing weapons described in Ezekiel’s vision symbolize?
They picture heavenly forces that were involved in the destruction of Jerusalem and that will also be involved in the destruction of Satan’s wicked system at Armageddon.(...) In the past, we have explained that in the modern-day fulfillment of this vision, the man with the secretary’s inkhorn represented the anointed remnant. It was thought that those who respond favorably to the message being preached are now marked for survival. In recent years, however, it has become clear that an adjustment needs to be made to this explanation. According to what is stated at Matthew 25:31-33, Jesus is the one who judges people. He makes his final judgment during the time of the great tribulation, separating the sheeplike ones, who will survive, from the goatlike ones, who will be destroyed. (...) In the modern-day fulfillment, the man with the secretary’s inkhorn represents Jesus Christ, the one behind the scenes who marks those who will survive. The great crowd will receive their mark when they are judged as sheep during the great tribulation. This will put them in line to receive everlasting life here on earth.— Matt 25:34, 46. In the modern-day fulfillment, the six men with smashing weapons represent Jesus’ heavenly armies with Jesus himself at the head. They will soon destroy the nations and all wickedness.—Ezek. 9:2, 6, 7; Rev. 19:11-21. (The Watchtower June 2016 pp. 16-17).
So, Jesus is the man now and now we finally know...
I like this resource very much, and there is so much more to explore! Isn't it great to have such a new and up-to-date book that (among other fine books and websites) again exposes all the flip-flop teachings and doctrinal changes of the WT and reminds us of all the blessings of the information age. A powerful tool in the right hands! Thanks WTS Archive!