They became blood (Revelation 16:4)


And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

Revelation 16:4 - King James


⚪ The Scriptures seemed repulsive, undesirable, bloody

Rev. 16 [...]
It seemed to the worshippers of the beast and his image that the teachings of Volnme III of the Scripture Studies had contaminated the Scriptures, the Waters of Life, at their very source, by extending the call to people to come out of Babylon while they were busy trying to get people in.
And they became blood.Seemed repulsive, undesirable, bloodyZ.'07-279; Ex. 7:20; Rev. 14:20.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 239, page 240 + Cover


⚫ Blood of millions of young men during the World War

Rev. 16 [...]
As to the effect upon these "rivers and fountains of waters", "they became blood," that is to say, as dead rot. Jehovah caused this the same as he had done to the Egyptians: "And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink." (Ps. 78:44) It was there and thereafter that the exponents of so-called civilization were exposed as responsible for the unrighteous shedding of the blood of millions of young men during the World War. Therefore the effusion, talk and schemes put forth by Satan's representatives were shown to be unfit for the people to swallow, because corrupted with blood. These representatives of Satan had made civilization, as they called it, run with human blood cruelly shed; therefore they should not be heard to put forth a scheme claiming to be for the benefit of mankind.

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, Vol 2, page 26 + Cover