Just because they are not THE faithful and discreet slave of Matthew 24:45, it doesn't mean that they aren't part of A class of faithful and discreet slaves, just as all of us should be. It has nothing to do with whether one is anointed or not. It's just a matter of whether we are being discreet and faithful as required when waiting for judgment at the parousia. In fact, as Jesus said, no one knows the day and hour of the parousia, because it would come as a surprise, similar to how the judgment
Well they are not magicians as JWinsider seems to imply. They just do the best with what has already been written. The magical powers suggested in scripture really was a base for things to stay away from, or allow, it's that simple. 😉
God's Good magic (Holy Spirit) or the devils bad magic (confusion and lies)
But I do see your confusion when a proposition is taken out of the Watchtowers understanding. 😀
Really? You must think the Bible is full of all sorts of esoteric ideas that are required for some rituals that must be performed according to a specific type of knowledge.
Well the GB seem to think so, as they say THEY are the FAITHFUL AND DISCREET SLAVE and only THEY can give instruction to God's people.
That will be something you will need to figure out on your own. Remember,
Revelation 3:16 To the Church in Laodicea
16So because you are lukewarm— neither hot nor cold— I am about to vomit you out of my mouth!
This is a torture stake you have to bear on your own. No one has the ability to save your mortal soul or save you from yourself.
Therefore, don’t allow your human emotion from making the right decision.
This is meant for "all" of us, including myself. I d