......are drying up?
When the book Revelation....Climax was published (1988) it seemed safe to assert that the coming destruction of false religion would derive from the drop in her waters of support i.e. membership. Note this statement on page 256, paragraph 16:
Just as ancient Babylon relied on her watery defenses, Babylon the Great today relies on her huge membershipof "peoples and crowds and nations and tongues". At the time the number of Jehovahs Witnesses worldwide was growing at a good rate and in the magazines and in talks it was being pointed to as evidence of Jehovah's blessing.
But times change. The borg is experiencing several years of reduced growth, even decreases in the Western world. Yet what is happening to the so-called Babylon the Great? It's still in evidence and even growing in some areas.
So it appears that 'new light' has flashed forth, for in the newly published Isaiah's Prophecy, Volume II we find this 'new light':
Just as Babylon's protective waterways failed to save her from Cyrus, so the 'waters' of mankind that support and protect Babylon the Greatwill be "dried up" before she is justly destroyed.Previous 'interpretation': 'waters' = church membership
New 'interpretation': 'waters' = mankind in general
So it's a subtle change, but a precursor of a bigger shift?
"It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."