Did anyone catch the change on jw.org point number 4 who is babylon the great

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  • bro_strangelove

    Longtime lurker here,

    FWIW, I found what appears to be an earlier version that was copy-pasted on one of those unofficial pro-JW news pages on Facebook, and there are several changes from what is currently up on the official JW website, including regarding child-abuse. Unfortunately, I have no other verification it is legit:

    Keys to identifying Babylon the Great

    1. Babylon the Great is a symbol. The Bible describes her as “a woman” and a “great prostitute,” having a name that is “a mystery: ‘Babylon the Great.’”—Revelation 17:1, 3, 5.

    2. Babylon the Great represents an international entity. She is called “the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 17:18) Thus, she has international scope and influence.

    3. Babylon the Great is a religious entity, not a political or commercial one. Ancient Babylon was a profoundly religious city, known for its use of spiritistic “spells” and “sorceries.” Babylon the Great is known for her “spiritistic practices.” That shows her to be a religious organization.—Revelation 18:23.
    Babylon the Great cannot be a political entity, because “the kings of the earth” mourn her destruction. (Revelation 17:1, 2; 18:9) Neither is she a commercial power, because the Bible distinguishes her from “the merchants of the earth.”—Revelation 18:11, 15.

    4. Rather than teaching people how to draw closer to the true God, Jehovah, false religion actually leads them to worship other gods. The Bible calls this “spiritual prostitution.” (Leviticus 20:6; Exodus 34:15, 16) For example, child sexual abuse and the covering up of child sexual abuse are prevalent in false religion. Regarding true and false worshippers, Jesus Christ told his followers: “Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men.” Accordingly, true worshippers would be recognized by their fruits, or works.—Matthew 7:16-20.

    False religion’s wealth and showy display of it match the picture that the Bible paints of Babylon the Great, who is “clothed in purple and scarlet” and “adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls.” (Revelation 17:4) Babylon the Great is the source of “the disgusting things of the earth,” or the teachings and actions that actually dishonor God. (Revelation 17:5) The members of false religion are the “peoples and crowds and nations and tongues” who support Babylon the Great.—Revelation 17:15.

    Babylon the Great is responsible for the deaths “of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.” (Revelation 18:24) For good reason, those who want to please God must “get out of her,” separating themselves from false religion.—Revelation 18:4; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17.

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Welcome bro_strangelove.

    Look forward to hearing about your 'journey' to get here.

  • Crazyguy
    This is the future of the Borg, everything we be web based so they can change it when ever the wish.
  • nicolaou

    Orwell was right.




  • jw-verite


    Hard to believe to me since there is no history of this page on the internet nor screenshots. In French there is a history available but no modification has been made recently (child abuse is not and has never been mentioned)

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep


    Kingdom News No. 37

    A Worldwide Message

    The End of False Religion Is Near!

    ▪ What is false religion?

    . Even churches that condemn immorality have tolerated religious leaders who have sexually abused children.

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