Page 4: They told him about God - that He, like a father, loves his children. They also spoke about the earthly Paradise that God has promised faithful humans. (Revelation 21:3, 4)
Correction: True Christians will tell people about Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Page 6: In a number of nations, there is a strong secular culture, and any who live by their faith are viewed as unreasonable, even fanatic. further, many Christians are persecuted for their faith.
Note: True Christians will be persecuted for the name of Jesus.
Matthew 24:9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."
Page 8: Abraham and his family are named among the great "cloud of (pre-Christian) witnesses" mentioned in Hebrews chapter 11.
Page 16: Still, he had faith in Jehovah's word. Above all, he had faith in a future "city having real foundations, the builder and maker of which city is God." (Hebrews 11:10)
Note: This true Jehovah witnesses have a heavenly hope.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Page 8: True, the world has changed from Abraham's time. Nevertheless, we still serve the same "God of Abraham," and he does not change. (Acts 3:13; Malachi 3:6)
Note: Jesus Christ does not change.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Page 8: Jehovah deserves to be worshiped today just as he did in Abraham's time. (Rev. 4:11)
Note: The Father and the Son are worshiped together in heaven.
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!"
Page 8: Many dedicate themselves wholly to Jehovah and, like Abraham, make whatever changes are necessary in their lives in order to do God's will.
Note: The will of the Father is for everyone to sincerely place their faith in the Son.
John 6:40 "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
Page 8: Last year, 316,092 gave public evidence of their dedication by submitting to water baptism "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit." - Matthew 28:19.
Note: The name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is Jehovah.
Page 8: Similar to anointed Christians, whose "citizenship exists in the heavens, whose "citizenship exists in the heavens," they are like "aliens and temporary residents."
Note: Anointed Christians numbered more than 144,000 during the apostolic era.
Philippians 1:1-2 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 8: Instead, they fix their eyes on the promised 'new heavens and new earth in which righteousness is to dwell.' - 2 Peter 3:13; 2 Corinthians 4:18.
Correction: True Christians will fix their eyes on Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:17-18 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
Page 9: Last year, a peak of 5,888,650 citizens of that nation gave evidence of their active faith by talking to their neighbors about God's promises. (Mark 13:10)
Correction: True Christians talk to their neighbors about Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
Page 11: Despite challenges and sacrifices, there is no place we would rather be than in Jehovah's service, enjoying fellowship with our Christian brothers and looking forward confidently to the eternal future that God has promised.
Correction: True Christians are servants of Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God
Page 17: Many have waited a long time for the fulfillment of the promise. Some have waited a whole lifetime. Their strong faith has sustained them. And, like Abraham, they will receive the reward in Jehovah's due time. - Habakkuk 2:3.
Note: True Christians place their faith in Jesus Christ alone.
Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Note: Jesus Christ will be handing out the rewards.
Revelation 22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."
Page 17: Further, in these last days, "the faithful and discreet slave" is providing spiritual "food at the proper time," guidance in applying Bible principles and understanding Bible prophecy. (Matt 24:45-47)Listening to Jehovah through these means is indispensable to having strong faith.
Correction: The Watchtower is not looking for the physical return of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 24:44-46 "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing."
Note: Jesus Christ did not return to a back room at Bethel in 1914.
Matthew 24:26 "Therefore if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert!' do not go out; or 'Look, He is in the inner rooms!' do not believe it."
Page 18: So strong was his faith as a result and so close his relationship with Jehovah God that Jehovah called him "my friend." - Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23.
Note: Is Jesus Christ your friend?
John 15:13-15 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."
Pages 19-20: Moreover, some 1,971 years after Abraham left Haran, a descendant of his, Jesus, was baptized in water by John the Baptizer and then in holy spirit by Jehovah himself to become the Messiah. Abraham's Seed in the complete, spiritual sense.
Correction: Jesus Christ was the Messiah from before the foundation of the world.
Matthew 13:34-35 All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world."
Ephesians 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
Hebrews 4:3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: "So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest,'" although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Page 20: They had an assured expectation of immortal spirit life in the heavens as corulers in God's Kingdom. Only 144,000 would be blessed in this way, and few of them remain.
Correction: The 144,000 refers to people serving God on the earth during the great tribulation.
Revelation 7:3-4 saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:
Page 20: Almost all of Jehovah's Witnesses today are of the "great crowd" prophesied at Revelation 7:9-17. Because they bless themselves through Jesus, they have the hope of eternal life on a paradise earth. (Revelation 21:3-5)
Correction: The "great crowd" is in heaven!
Rev. 7:9-10 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
Rev. 19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
Page 20: In 1914, Jesus was enthroned as King of God's heavenly Kingdom, beginning his presence in Kingdom power. (Matthew 24:3; Revelation 11:15)
Correction: 1914 is based on a bogus date of 607 B.C.E. for the destruction of Jerusalem.
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