I have been reading the Watchtower Study Edition of March 2016. Here some deceptive statements so as to justify their new lights:
When were God’s people held captive by Babylon the Great?
That spiritual captivity lasted from the second century C.E. to 1919. Why is this adjusted view warranted?......For a number of years, we explained that this captivity began in 1918...The Christian congregation, in effect, was held
captive by Babylon the Great. That captivity began sometime in the second century C.E. and continued until the cleansing of the spiritual temple in the time of the end.....Zion’s Watch Tower and other publications helped honesthearted ones to discover spiritual truths. Later, such tools as the “Photo-Drama of Creation” in 1914 and the book The Finished Mystery in 1917 also strengthened God’s people.
Did Satan physically take Jesus to the temple when tempting him?
Put simply, we cannot be certain whether Jesus actually stood in the temple or he did so only by means of a vision. At times, both possibilities have been presented in our publications......What, though, of the temptation wherein Jesus
was shown “all the kingdoms of the world”? Obviously, he did not literally see all the kingdoms; there is no literal mountain from which all of them can be seen. So Satan may have used some sort of vision to show these to Jesus, similar to the way a projector and a screen can be used to show someone pictures of various places on earth......The fact is, as stated at the outset, we cannot be dogmatic about this matter. Hence, we cannot rule out the possibility that Jesus actually went to Jerusalem and stood on the battlement of the temple. But one thing we can be sure about is that these temptations were real and that Jesus gave a conclusive answer to the Devil in each case.
In other words, in the first new light the GB dropped its old stupid light on the 1918-1919 captivity, in which Rutherford was imprisioned. In the second new light, they are trying to avoid to admit that that NT passage reveals that those Christian scribes believed in a flat earth.