Why is the Substitution Atonement hidden under piles of nonsense in WT literature? The bottom line is that those who join the the WT as adults, found a religion that agrees with their personality and nature.
Yes, they will say Jesus makes it possible, but each JW gets to individually take credit for their own salvation. They are that good in their own mind.
And, if you don't get it just right, you get to be resurrected and get a "do over". Nevermind that
scriptures says :
1."by the works of the law shall no man be justified"
2. "do not put your trust in mere men"
3. There is no such thing as new light, like the two-tier salvation that WT promotes. Christian doctrine was fixed when the last apostle died. - Read Gal. 1: 8-9
4. "it is appointed unto man once to die and then judgement" - Hebrews 9: 27
The simple good news is that Jesus took the punisment due YOU and me (not Adam like the WT says).
Is. 53 says: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Here's the legal exchange in NT scripture:
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Cor. 5: 21
"And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he shall put them (your sins) on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness (where he will surely be torn to pieces by wild anaimals) - Lev. 16
The bottom line is that Jesus wants' to be your scapegoat (your Substitute) just like pictured in the OT.... if you let him into your heart. Today is a good day to get saved.
My post-JW position is: If you don't want to accept Christianity, fine. At least know what it is that you are rejecting. The WT seeks to take away this choice through deception. But Jesus, want's you to get off scott-free for every wrong thing you have ever done, no elders meetings, no field circus, no works at all.