This says the Watchtower Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses regarding the Man of Lawlessness in his book “Insight” Vol 2, item 2, pages 310-312. Please, take carefully note of the following statement: “This “man” is not “Babylon the Great,” who also fights against God, for she is a woman, a harlot.”
So, for the Watchtower, the Man of Lawlessness has nothing to do with the harlot (Babylon the Great), because the man of lawlessness is a compound man, and Babylon the great is an impious woman, a harlot (all false religions of the world, according to the Watchtower).
But see now the incredible contradiction of the Watchtower in the following paragraph, in the same page:
“The man of lawlessness” sets himself in opposition to God and is therefore a “satan,” which means “resister.” And, indeed, his “presence is according to the operation of Satan.” (2 Thessalonians 2 verse 9) In the days of the apostle Paul, there was “mystery,” or a religious secret, about the identity of this “man of lawlessness.” To this day mystery shrouds his identity in the minds of many persons, because his wickedness is practiced under the guise of godly devotion (2 Thessalonians 2 verse 7). By his lying teachings contrary to or superseding, as it were, the law of God, “the man of lawlessness” sets himself up over Jehovah God and other ‘gods,’ mighty ones of the earth, and also against God’s holy ones, true spiritual brothers of Jesus Christ. (Compare 2 Peter 2 verses 10 to 13.) Since he is a hypocrite, a false teacher claiming to be Christian, he “sits down in the temple of The God,” that is, what such false teachers claim to be that temple.—2 Thessalonians 2 verse 4.
It is quite evident from this statement made by the Watchtower that this “compound” Man of lawlessness is an apostate religious movement that spreads false doctrines, so this means that this man automatically becomes part of the harlot (the world empire of false religions, according to the Watchtower), contradicting herself so clearly and forcefully.
On the other hand, the Watchtower, September 15, 2010, commenting on 2 Peter 3 and verse 4, the Watchtower says: “The ‘presence’ of Christ, which began in 1914, has gone unnoticed for most people … a clear “manifestation of his presence” will be the annihilation of the “man of lawlessness”, that is, the clergy of Christendom (The harlot) (2 Thessalonians 2 verses 3 and 8).
Then we ask ourselves: ¿Does the clergy of Christendom is not part of the harlot?¿How, then, can the Man of lawlessness be part of the woman, who is a whore … the mother of all harlots, if the Watchtower says that what distinguishes this man of lawlessness is precisely that he is a compound man and not a woman (the harlot)?