According to the "new light" the faithful slave class appeared after Jesus came 1914 (rather 1918 he inspected the temple) and was bestowed with assigement to provide spiritual food.
There are a number of problems with this new concept:
How did Russel and Co found out about certain unique teachings diffferent from mainstream christendom?
option 1) Apparently by himself, as there was no FDS at his time. This means, that everything he was teaching, can always be (and in many cases it was) subject to change, including the interpretation of prophecy reagrding the 2520 days leading to 1914. So why do they pride themselves so much in his prediction of 1914 ? It means not more than any teaching of catholics, protestants or whatsowever. He was not guided by spirit, as the FS claims now to be.
option 2) There was no FDS, but Russel still had Jehovahs special help to find out the truth. Ok, but what about Jesus choice 1918? He came to earth and choose people who were on the right track and elevated them as FDS class. But this doesnt make sense, if they already had Gods backing before. Why make a big deal about them being chosen, when they were already privileged and had support? how is the comparison to other groups, who also tried to understand the bible, fair? The other groups had no divine backing and the outcome of Jesus choice was already preidctable and the whole procedure becomes a farce.
What is your idea?