Did WT invalidate the GB=FDS theory in 2015? Very confused!

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    I am honestly confused and frustrated right now. In 2015, the WT Society did away with most type/antitype ideas. This is discussed in the w15 3/15. It said:

    10 As we might expect, over the years Jehovah has helped “the faithful and discreet slave” to become steadily more discreet. Discretion has led to greater caution when it comes to calling a Bible account a prophetic drama unless there is a clear Scriptural basis for doing so. Additionally, it has been found that some of the older explanations about types and antitypes are unduly difficult for many to grasp. The details of such teachings—who pictures whom and why—can be hard to keep straight, to remember, and to apply. Of even greater concern, though, is that the moral and practical lessons of the Bible accounts under examination may be obscured or lost in all the scrutiny of possible antitypical fulfillments. Thus, we find that our literature today focuses more on the simple, practical lessons about faith, endurance, godly devotion, and other vital qualities that we learn about from Bible accounts.
    What shocks me is that JWs are still expected to believe that the FDS parable somehow still prophetically refers to the GB! Where is the "clear Scriptural basis" for this parable prophetically referring to a small group of men post 1919?

    I have yet to get ONE clear answer to this from others online! I look to my E-JW congregation for clarification on this. Much thanks.
     
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    Basically they are saying that the understanding of prophecy given to the FDS is too complex for you normal readers, so for now on they'll keep it simple so you can understand the Bible...

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