When we read Matthew 24:43-51 with an open mind, it is obvious that the meaning of this Bible passage is uncertain. Jesus spoke in parables. He did not give the identity of the faithful slave, unfaithful slave, or the master. When a person or religious organization claims to be God's faithful slave based on this parable, are they acting in harmony with what the Bible says?
Anointed Jehovah's Witnesses represented by the Governing Body, claim to be God's 'faithful and discreet slave' (or servant) based on the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:43-51. According to Jehovah's Witnesses, everyone must obey God's slave in order to be saved at Armageddon. Watchtower Sept 1989. What does the Bible say? Are Jehovah's Witnesses God's faithful slave?
In Matthew 24: 43-51 Jesus talks about a faithful and unfaithful slave. No one knows the meaning of this parable. No one knows who the slave is or who 'the master' is. Even Jehovah's Witnesses are confused as to what it means. Over the last 130, Jehovah's Witnesses have heard different interpretations of this Bible passage. In the early days the slave was thought to be Pastor Russell, the founder of the Watchtower Society. It was also thought to be Christian ministers, then the 'anointed remnant'.
Is God's slave the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses? Our question should not be 'who is God's slave'? Our question should be 'did Jesus appoint a slave' or visible representative? And if so, is it the Watchtower Society's leaders? Find out what the Bible says about the faithful and discreet slave.