ScenicViewer Watchtower believes the scarlet-colored wild beast from Revelation is the League of Nations/United Nations. Rev 17:8 describes this beast as existing, then not existing, then existing again. Watchtower interprets this to mean the League of Nations came into existence after WWI, then went out of existence before WWII at some point, then came back as the United Nations after WWII, thus fitting the Revelation description that "the wild beast was, but is not, and yet will be present.".
WHEN DID BABYLON THE GREAT FALL?
IT'S FUTURE - w51 1/1 p. 31 Questions From
It arrives in our time when Great Babylon, the
Devil's organization, falls. So that "day" for Jehovah's strange act,
his battle of Armageddon, is still future.
1919 - w89 4/1 p. 21 par. 22 The Hour of God's
Judgment Has Arrived
the renewed activity and spiritual prosperity that
began in 1919 is clear evidence that then, in
1919, Babylon the Great experienced a downward tumble as viewed by Jehovah.
IT'S FUTURE - w12 6/15 p. 18
par. 17 Jehovah Reveals What "Must Shortly Take Place"
Soon Jehovah will cause the political elements of
Satan's system, as represented by the United Nations, to attack false religion.
They will destroy her influence and devastate her riches. Such an event may
have seemed unlikely just decades ago. Today, the harlot teeters on the back of
the scarlet-colored beast. Even so, she will not slip slowly from her seat. Her
tumble will be sudden and
violent.—Rev. 18:7, 8, 15-19.
1919 - w13 7/15 p. 12 par. 11 "Look! I Am
With You All the Days"
By 1919, it became evident that Babylon the Great
The WT tries to teach that BTG falls twice, which is not what Revelation
describes. WT teaches that BTG fell in 1919 and will yet 'tumble' in the future. The scriptures are clear that this is
Rev 17 describes BTG riding the scarlet coloured wild beast (the UN)
which then turns on her.
- The UN did not exist
in 1919 so could not turn on her.
Rev 17 then describes this harlot being eaten and completely burned with
- After 1919 BTG still
existed with power and influence. She was not completely burned at all.
Rev 18 continues the account saying 'After this I saw another angel
descending from heaven with great authority, and the earth was illuminated by
his glory. And he cried out with a strong voice, saying: "She has
fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen" '
- The fall of BTG is
actually her being devoured and completely burned with fire, which had not
happened by 1919.
To get around this problem there are some ridiculous ideas that BTG fell
in 1919 in a symbolic or invisible way, and the devouring and burning is yet
future at the hands of the UN. This is not at all what the simple sequence of
Rev 17 and 18 describes.