STUDY ARTICLE 41
Stay Faithful Through the “Great Tribulation”
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!
Can the Governing Body get any more arrogant than this bold statement? After all the pedophile lawsuits, a letter advising congregations to shred and delete files pertaining to all the pedophile lawsuits, the shrinking of all printed literature, the closing of branches and Kingdom Halls, reducing staff and years of false predictions, Jehovah somehow finds all Governing Body members faithful and deserving a ''heavenly life.'' They will all be ''raptured'' during the great tribulation and leave the great crowd behind!
12 “The faithful and discreet slave” has been preparing us to stay faithful through the great tribulation. (Matt. 24:45) This has been done in many ways, but consider one example: our timely convention programs for the years 2016-2018. Through those programs, we have been encouraged to strengthen the qualities that we need as we near Jehovah’s day. Let us briefly review those qualities.
( I suppose each of these members will be ''raptured'' during the great tribulation and leave all the worries to ''capable brothers.'' )