I have no doubt that this has been raised here before, so please excuse my laxness.
At pages 1766 and 1767 of the 2013 NWT, the WTS lays out God's "right to rule".
I notice that it does not make any statement about God's kingdom starting to rule in 1914 CE. Instead the only comment regarding that year is that it says the serpent was hurled to earth "about" 1914 CE.
Is this a shift, or not?
By "about" do they mean before or after?
What do they mean by "the serpent being hurled to earth"? Where was it living? Was it not on earth before?
If the word "confining" is a key, where was the serpent able to go and live up to "about 1914"?
I know this is fairy tale stuff that stretches credulity. I am simply wondering why they have a section on "God's rule" yet they appear to bypass their previous position on 1914, making only a glancing statement to something they think happened "about" 1914.