So I noticed this change in the text of the new silver NWT compared to the older NWT at Matthew 5:32
"However, I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife , except on the grounds of fornication makes her a subject for adultery...etc"
"However, I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife , except on the grounds of sexual immorality makes her a subject for adultery...etc"
So this got me thinking about how this seemingly subtle change can now lead to JW's having a changed view?
I can just see a JW spouse who finds out their husband has watched "pornography", and comes to the elders with this scripture. According to the "bible" and JW's definition of "immorality", porn is not allowed.
Or what if someone "engages in masturbation" which is considered to be "immorality" in the eyes of JWs?
Technically, this change in the bible wording could allow room for such reasoning?
In the past it could have been said by an accused "Oh I didnt actually commit "fornication", it was just porn or masturbation".