True. This is due to so-called "judge" Rutherford's unique leavening influence, introducing much of the legalism that plagues the organization today.
JW's Memorial VS The Biblical Ordinance of the Lord's supper
Russell believed that Jesus died to pay for Adam - one perfect life for another. He taught that Adam would therefore be resurrected. Mankind in general were incidental to the transaction.
Rutherford changed that. He decided Adam could not be redeemed. Now it was not Adam but the value of his perfect life that Jesus bought with his perfect life.
I am typing on my phone but will post some relevant quotes later.
I agree with neat blue dog's comments about Rutherford's legalism.
I agree with Cofty here, this is what the JWs believe. The Mormons also have a similar belief.
However the Bible explains that the Lord Jesus is the saviour of sinners (plural) not just one sinner.
Thank you so much for this post and the comments, Ill be printing this out. I have been so anxious to tell my PIMI spouse that I will not be attending memorial this year because it bothers my conscience, now I have all the scriptural backing I need.