Doing away with the Memorial means one less time Jesus' name has to be mentioned. Further, the eradication of the Memorial still leaves the great tribulation about to happen.
Of course some might object saying that doing away with the Memorial is contrary to common sense. But objectors can be painted as troublemakers opposed to unity. Additionally, WTBS has been promising to issue instructions that seem contrary to common sense for some time. Alternatively maybe all this is just another teaser to keep people hanging on. Start a rumour that this might be the last Memorial ever.
I find their wording very odd. Why say 'how do we know that there will be a final Memorial?' Isn't it obvious how we know? Jesus returns, end of Memorial. It seems like a whole lot of unnecessary explanation which allows you to interpret 1 Cor 11:26 as 'keep proclaiming the death of the Lord until the anointed are gather to heaven because that'll mean Jesus has come but not the war of the great day of God the Almighty (Rev 16:14,15,16) nor will Jesus have come as a thief.A FINAL MEMORIAL—WHEN?
15. How do we know that there will be a final Memorial?
15 One day the Memorial will be observed for the last time. How do we know? In his first inspired letter to the Corinthians, Paul wrote to anointed Christians that by commemorating Jesus’ death each year, they “keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he comes.” 1 Cor. 11:26) The word “comes” here refers to the same event as the “coming” that Jesus mentioned in his prophecy about the time of the end. Regarding the great tribulation just ahead of us, he said: “The sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in grief, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And [Jesus] will send out his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together from the four winds, from one extremity of the heavens to their other extremity.” (Matt. 24:29-31)( This ‘gathering of chosen ones’ refers to the time when all anointed Christians who still remain on earth will receive their heavenly reward. It will happen after the initial part of the great tribulation has passed but before the battle of Armageddon. Then all of the 144,000 will share with Jesus in conquering the kings of the earth. (Rev. 17:12-14) The last Memorial that is observed prior to this gathering of the anointed to heaven will be the final one, for Jesus will have ‘come.’
16. Why are you determined to be present at this year’s Memorial?
16 May we be determined to benefit ourselves by attending the Memorial on March 31, 2018. And let us ask Jehovah to help us keep contributing to the unity of his people! (Read Psalm 133:1.) Remember, someday the Memorial we observe will be the final one. Meanwhile, may we do our utmost to be in attendance, and may we treasure the pleasant unity experienced at the Memorial
I wonder if these verses might gradually get overlooked?