Watchtower October 2017, page 11, par. 17 - Confess and abandon secret sins. Some Christians who have committed a serious sin try to cover it over in order to avoid embarrassing themselves or disappointing others. (Prov. 28:13) Yet, such a course is unloving, for it harms not only the sinner but also others. It can hinder the flow of God’s spirit and threaten the peace of the entire congregation. (Eph. 4:30) Genuine love moves Christians who have committed serious sins to speak [confess] to the elders......
So Catholics have been right all along??????????? But the alleged "faithful slave" said this less than 7 years ago -
w10 9/1 p. 23 - "God does not authorize men [elders] to forgive sins...only he can do so... to whom should such [serious] sins be confessed? Since forgiveness can come only from God, confession must be made to him."
How quickly "Bible truth" changes!!!!!