Here's something I've always had an issue with, I tried to find it on the Jehovahs Witness Online Library..but haven't been able to so far
its from the big red book years ago, Revelation its Grand Climax at hand... I remember reading that the fulfillment of the call
Babylon the Great had Fallen came in 1919.
Found the big red book...CH 36 p6,7
Revelation its Grand Climax at Hand CH 36 The Great City Devastated pars. 6-7
"6 So by 1919 Babylon the Great had fallen, opening the way for God’s people to be released and restored, in one day as it were, to their
land of spiritual prosperity. (Isaiah 66:8) By that year, Jehovah God and Jesus Christ, the Greater Darius and the Greater Cyrus, had maneuvered
matters so that false religion could no longer keep a hold on Jehovah’s people. No more could it prevent them from serving Jehovah and making known
to all who might hear that harlotlike Babylon the Great is doomed and the vindication of Jehovah’s sovereignty is at hand!—Isaiah 45:1-4; Daniel
7 True, Babylon the Great was not destroyed in 1919—any more than the ancient city Babylon was destroyed in 539 B.C.E. when it fell to
the armies of Cyrus the Persian. But from Jehovah’s viewpoint, that organization had fallen. She was judicially condemned, awaiting
execution; therefore, false religion could no longer hold Jehovah’s people in captivity. "
Are witnesses really waiting for a second fullfilment of this.
As I see it, Babylon the Great has already fallen...just like the Ancient City of Babylon fell...true worship was allowed to be restored and as today,
as it was at that time...the City of Babylon was not completely destroyed until much later. In the historical fullfilment of that call Babylons
waters were only partially dried up...as is today, Babylons waters are still flowing, just greatly reduced.
Half a millenia after the literal fall of Babylon, the city itself still existed, just not as a world power, thats where Peter wrote his first letter
from Babylon (my proof that the ancient city wasn't completely gone after it fell, so to speak)
So, in this perspective, the Fall of Babylon the Great could be seen as already taken place. But its complete total removal wouldn't happen until
after Christs rule comes to Earth (not unlike how the physical city was still around after Messiah's work on Earth 2000 years ago took place,
although the prophecey of the Fall of the Ancient city had taken place)
Just some food for thought.
I sometimes see the waiting for prophecy to be fullfilled as a way of mentally putting off this systems end...when it indeed could be much closer than
Just like the cry of "peace and security"...we have been hearing that for some time now, not globally and unitedly...but indeed individually nations
leaders make claims of great peace making accomplishments, that of course most people know are a bunch of hooey, however the claims are made none the