Page 5: Rumors started to spread that the Catholic Church was deliberately hiding information from the scrolls that would be devastating to Christianity.
Note: The rumors were false.
Page 5: So for the last decade, all the Dead Sea Scrolls have been available for examination. The research reveals that there was no cover-up; there were no hidden scrolls.
Page 6: The Dead Sea Scrolls have confirmed the value of both the Septuagint and the Samaritan Pentateuch for textual comparison. They provide an additional source for Bible translators to consider for possible emendations to the Masoretic text. In a number of cases, they confirm decisions by the New World Bible Translation Committee to restore Jehovah's name to places where it had been removed from the Masoretic text.
Note: Jehovah is not the name of God.
JEHOVAH, name of the God of the Hebrew people as erroneously transliterated from the Masoretic Hebrew text. The word consists of the consonants YHVH or YHWH, with the vowels of a separate word, Adonai (Lord). Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Volume 15, page 24.
Page 7: The Qumran sect had traditions different from those of the Pharisees and the Sadducees. These differences likely led to the sect's retreating to the wilderness. They incorrectly saw in themselves a fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3 about a voice in the wilderness making the way of Jehovah straight.
Note: This prophecy was fulfilled in John the Baptist.
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God."
Matthew 3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.'"
Note: John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus Christ.
Page 9: When they discovered who the publisher was, they concluded that they had not the truth about Jehovah's Witnesses. They contacted local Witnesses, and a Bible study was started. From their own reading of the book, they came to realize that it is unchristian to use or sell tobacco. (Matthew 22:39; 2 Corinthians 7:1) Without hesitation, they destroyed all the cigarettes in their shop.
Correction: The Bible teaches spiritual uncleanness not outward or physical uncleanness.
Matthew 16-20 So Jesus said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
Page 10: "As William progressed in his study, Bible truth began to transform his life. He bathed, cut his hair, wore clean and neat clothes, and soon was regular at the meetings.
Note: John the Baptist was a unbeliever according to the Watch Tower.
Matthew 3:4 And John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
Page 12: JEHOVAH GOD is about to swing into action against the wicked. Listen! This is his warning: "I shall finish off earthling man ... I will cut off mankind from the surface of the ground." (Zephaniah 1:3)
Note: JESUS CHRIST is about to swing into action against the wicked. Listen to the Bible!
Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
Page 12: With the hope of survival during Jehovah's day of judgment in mind, let us undertake a consideration of the Bible book of Zephaniah. Written in Judah before 648 B.C.E., it is part of God's "prophetic word," to which all of us should whole-heartedly pay attention. - 2 Peter 1:19.
Note: True Christians will be spared from the Jesus' day of judgment by their testimony.
1 Corinthians 1:4-8 I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pages 12-13: Since Zephaniah apparently prophesied during the early part of King Josiah's reign, which began in 659 B.C.E., those prophetic words found a fulfillment in the desolation of Judah and her capital city, Jerusalem, at Babylonian hands in 607 B.C.E. At that time, there was a 'finishing off' of wicked ones in Judah.
Page 20: Jehovah had decreed, the Babylonians overran Judah and destroyed her capital city, Jerusalem, in 607 B.C.E.
Page 24: In the first fulfillment of Zephaniah's prophecy, God punished faithless Judah by allowing the Babylonian World Power to overwhelm her and take her people captive in 607 B.C.E.
Correction: The Watch Tower has no historians as Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C.E.
In 588 BC Zedekiah led a revolt against Chaldea, and two years later (586 BC) Nebuchadnezzar's army destroyed Judah and razed Jerusalem. Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Volume 15, page 57.
Page 13: All of this may well remind us of Christendom, steeped in false worship and astrology. And her role in the sacrificing of millions of lives on the altar of clergy-supported warfare is disgusting indeed!
Correction: Only one half of Christendom is false.
Matthew 25:1-4 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps."
Matthew 25:11-13 "Afterward the other (foolish) virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Page 13: Let us never be like the unfaithful ones of Judah, who 'drew back from following Jehovah,' becoming indifferent and no longer searching for him or seeking his guidance. Instead, let us maintain our integrity to God.
Correction: True Christians will be focused on Jesus Christ.
John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."
Page 15: They did not want to be disturbed by any declaration of divine intervention in human affairs, but they would not escape the execution of God's judgment upon them. There will also be no escape for present-day practicers of false religion, including members of Christendom and those who have apostatized from Jehovah's worship.
Correction: The Watch Tower will be destroyed along with its followers.
John 3:18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Page 15: Material things would be valueless when divine judgment was executed upon Judah. The same will be true when Jehovah's day of judgment comes upon the present system of things. May we, therefore, have a spiritual outlook and 'store up treasures in heaven' by keeping Jehovah's service first in our lives! - Matthew 6:19-21, 33.
Note: True Christians will be in heaven to enjoy the spiritual treasures.
Philippians 3:20-21 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Page 16: Similarly in our time, let no one think that the execution of Jehovah's judgment upon the wicked will occur in the distant future. Rather, as God acted quickly in Judah, so he will 'hurry' his executional day. (Revelation 16:14, 16) What a bitter time that will be for all who ignore Jehovah's warnings given by his Witnesses and who fail to embrace true worship!
Correction: True Christians will not be concerned about the timing of God's judgments.
Acts 1:7 And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority."
Page 16: Fortifications of the present wicked system of things will be just as useless against the weaponry in God's heavenly arsenal, ready for his early use in selective destruction. Do you hope to be spared? Have you taken a firm stand on the side of Jehovah, 'who guards all those loving him but who will annihilate all the wicked ones'? - Psalm 145:20.
Note: True Christians are in love with Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 16:22 If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed.
Page 17: As he did in the days of Zephaniah, Jehovah will soon bring distress upon "all the inhabitants of the earth," those who refuse to heed his warning.
Note: Jesus Christ will soon bring distress upon "all the inhabitants of the earth."
Matthew 24:30 ... and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Page 17: Neither silver nor gold could deliver the wrongdoers of Judah, even as hoarded wealth and brides will provide not protection or escape "in the day of Jehovah's fury" upon Christendom and the rest of this system of things. In that day of decision, "the whole earth will be devoured" by the fire of God's zeal as he exterminates the wicked.
Note: The hoarded wealth of the Watch Tower will not provide protection in the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Page 17: Because we have faith in God's prophetic word, we are convinced that we are now deep in "the time of the end." (Daniel 12:4)
Correction: True Christians have their faith in the person of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Page 17: Yet, Zephaniah's prophecy does hold out the hope of deliverance. What, then, is required of us if we are to be concealed in the day of Jehovah's anger?
Answer: Confess Jesus Christ as your personal Lord, Master, and Savior and you will be saved.
Romans 10:8-10 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Page 18: For preservation, then, a person had to (1) seek Jehovah, (2) seek righteousness, and (3) seek meekness. These requirements should be of great interest to us today. Why? Because just as Judah and Jerusalem faced a day of reckoning in the seventh century B.C.E., the nations of Christendom - in fact, all wicked ones - are heading for a showdown with Jehovah God at the coming "great tribulation." (Matthew 24:21)
Correction: For preservation, true Christians have asked Jesus Christ to come into their lives.
Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."
Correction: A day of reckoning will occur for people not suffering for the name of Jesus Christ.
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 18: Any who desire to be concealed at that time must take decisive action now. How? By seeking Jehovah, seeking righteousness, and seeking meekness before it is too late!
Correction: True Christians are saved from the wrath of God through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Page 18: 'Seeking Jehovah' today involves developing and maintaining a warm personal relationship with him in association with his earthly organization. It means getting to know how God views matters and being attentive to his feelings. We seek Jehovah when we carefully study his Word, meditate upon it, and apply its counsel in life.
Correction: True Christians have developed a close relationship with Jesus Christ through love.
John 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
Pages 18-19: As we also seek Jehovah's guidance in fervent prayer and follow the leading of his holy spirit, our relationship with him deepens and we are impelled to serve him 'with all our heart, soul, and vital force.' - Deuteronomy 6:5; Galatians 5:22-25; Phillippians 4:6, 7.
Note: True Christians are Jesus Witnesses through the help of the Holy Spirit.
John 15:26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me."
Page 19: The second requirement mentioned at Zephaniah 2:3 is to "seek righteousness." Most of us made important changes so that we could qualify for Christian baptism, but we must continue to uphold God's righteous standards throughout our life.
Correction: True Christians have found the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:21-22 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe.
Page 19: Instead of imitating the world, then, let us be "imitators of God," cultivating "the new personality which was created according to God's will in true righteousness and loyalty."
Note: "The new personality" is found only in Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Page 19: This is the time to "seek meekness." How? By being submissive to God, humbly accepting his discipline and conforming to his will.
Note: True Christians have humbly placed their sincere belief in Jesus Christ.
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 19: Well, those meek ones had taken positive steps, but there was no room for self confidence. They had not come to the end of their life course in faithfulness. It was conceivable that some of them might fall into sin. The same is true of us. Jesus said: "He that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved." (Matthew 24:13) Yes, salvation in the day of Jehovah's anger depends upon our continuing to do what is right in his eyes. Is that your firm resolve?
Correction: True Christians endure by the power of the Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
1 John 5:4-5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world; our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Page 20: While we await the day of Jehovah's anger upon this wicked system, we "meet with various trials." (James 1:2) In a number of lands claiming to value freedom of worship, manipulative clergymen have used their influence with the secure authorities in order to bring vicious persecution upon God's people.
Correction: True Christians will suffer for the name of Jesus Christ.
John 15:21 "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me."
Page 20: Unscrupulous men slander Jehovah's Witnesses, branding them "a dangerous cult." God is aware of their actions - and these will not go unpunished.
Correction: The Watch Tower is "a dangerous cult" since it does not honor people.
1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
Page 21: Nineveh's stately buildings would be fit only as a dwelling place for porcupines and pelicans. Gone from the city streets would be the sounds of commerce, the cries of warriors, the chants of priests. In those once bustling thoroughfares, there would be heard only a voice singing eerily in the window, perhaps the plaintive song of a bird or the howl of the wind. In like manner, may all of God's enemies come to their end!
Correction: The Watch Tower teaches doctrines contrary to the Bible.
Proverbs 24:17-18 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.
Page 21: Jehovah took action against his enemies in the past, and his judgments will be brought upon the entire inhabited earth today. Yet, there will be survivors - 'a great crowd out of all nations.' (Revelation 7:9) You may be among them - but only if you continue to seek Jehovah, seek righteousness, and seek meekness.
Note: The "great crowd" will be in heaven during the "great tribulation."
Revelation 19:1 After these things I heard a loud voice of a great crowd in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!"
Pages 21-22: Zephaniah decried the shamelessness of the religious leaders, saying: "Her prophets were insolent, were men of treachery. Her priests themselves profaned what was holy; they did violence to the law." (Zephaniah 3:3, 4) How well those words fit the situation of Christendom's prophets and priests today!
Correction: There are no prophets among true Christians today.
Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
Page 22: Insolently, they have removed the divine name from their Bible translations and have taught doctrines that misrepresent the One they claim to worship.
Correction: The Watch Tower teaches doctrines contrary to the Bible.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Page 22: A similar warning is being sounded at this time. If you are a publisher of the good news, you are having a share in this warning work. Keep on declaring the good news without letup!
Correction: True Christians will preach Jesus Christ. The Watch Tower be warned.
Colossians 1:28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
Page 22: The execution of God's judgment will not be confined to the desolation of Christendom. Jehovah expands his denunciation to include all the nations: "I cut off nations; their corner towers were desolated. I devastated their streets, so that there was no one passing through. Their cities were laid waste." (Zephaniah 3:6)
Correction: Sadly, the wrath of God abides upon Jehovah's Witnesses.
John 3:35-36 "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
Page 24: In 539 B.C.E., Babylon was overthrown by the Medes and the Persians under King Cyrus. About two years later, Cyrus issued a decree that allowed a Jewish remnant to return to their homeland. In time, Jerusalem's temple was rebuilt, and the priesthood was again in a position to instruct the people in the Law. (Malachi 2:7)
Correction: The 70 years captivity refers to spiritual apathy and the rebuilding of the temple.
The country was still lying waste from the havoc of the Chaldean wars, and the emigrants despaired at the enormous task confronting them. The resulting apathy of the returned Jews was alleviated by the work of two religious leaders, the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, who held out the rewards of spiritual life as the ultimate goal. The Jews turned their attention to rebuilding, and in 516 BC the Second Temple was completed. The latter date is regarded, in the Jewish tradition, as the true end of the exile in Babylon, which thus endured 70 years (586-516 BC). Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Volume 15, page 58.
Page 25: Another restoration took place in the first century of the Common Era, when Jesus Christ gathered a remnant of Israel to true worship. That was a foregleam of what was yet to come, for the major fulfillment of the restoration was still future.
Correction: True Christians have been justified by faith in Jesus Christ not by works.
Romans 3:22-28 For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.
Pages 25-26: Micah's prophecy foretold: "It must occur in the final part of the days that the mountain of the house of Jehovah will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, and it will certainly be lifted up above the hills; and to it peoples must stream." - Micah 4:1. When would this happen? As the prophecy said, "in the final part of the days" - yes, during these "last days." (2 Timothy 3:1) This would take place before the end of the present wicked system of things while the nations still worshipped false gods.
Correction: The New Jerusalem will be established long after wickedness has been eliminated.
Rev. 21:1-2 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
Page 26: The lofty true worship of Jehovah has been restored, firmly established, and elevated above any and all other types of religion. As Micah's prophecy also foretold, "to it peoples must stream." And those practicing true religion "shall walk in the name of Jehovah (their) God to time indefinite, even forever."
Note: True worship of God is of the Father and the Son together.
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 26: Events in fulfillment of Bible prophecy prove that this world entered "the final part of the days" - its last days - in the year 1914. (Mark 13:4-10)
Note: True Christians will not be concerned about the end of the world.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
Note: 1914 is based on the bogus date of 607 B.C.E. for the destruction of Jerusalem.
Page 26: History shows that Jehovah began gathering to true worship a faithful remnant of anointed ones having the heavenly hope. This has been followed by the gathering of "a great crowd ... Out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues" - those who have the hope of living forever on earth. - Revelation 7:9.
Correction: God shows no partiality toward saved people.
Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.
Page 26: Since World War I and right up to this day, the worship of Jehovah by those who bear his name has moved ahead mightily under his direction.
Correction: True Christians will bear the name of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:2-3 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 26: Each year, these Kingdom proclaimers are devoting well over a billion hours publicly praising God. It is clear that these Witnesses of Jehovah are the ones fulfilling Jesus' prophetic words: "This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." - Matthew 24:14.
Note: The "good news of the kingdom" concerns Jesus Christ.
Acts 28:23 So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till evening.
Page 26: Zephaniah 3:17 notes: "Jehovah your God is in the midst of you. As a mighty One, he will save." The spiritual prosperity that Jehovah's servants enjoy in these last days is the direct result of having him 'in their midst' as their all-powerful God.
Note: True Christians have Jesus Christ "in their midst."
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."
Note: True Christians recognize Jesus Christ as the mighty One.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Page 27: Can you imagine what some - even the enemies of God's people - are saying now that they see the amazing growth, prosperity, and forward movement of Jehovah's servants in modern times? Very likely, some of these enemies feel as did the Pharisees when they saw how the people flocked to Jesus. They exclaimed: "See! The world has gone after him." - John 12:19.
Note: True Christians follow Jesus Christ not the Pharisees of the Watch Tower.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Page 27: In his book These Also Believe, Professor Charles S. Braden said: "Jehovah's Witnesses have literally covered the earth with their witnessing. It may truly be said that no single religious group in the world displayed more zeal and persistence in the attempt to spread the good news of the Kingdom than Jehovah's Witnesses. This movement will very likely go on from strength to strength." How right he was! When he wrote those words 50 years ago, only some 300,000 Witnesses were preaching around the world.
Note: There are no Jehovah's Witnesses in Red China a land of 1.4 billion people. 1/1/01 WT.
Page 27: In these last days, it is Jehovah's Witnesses who call upon the name of Jehovah, who serve him unitedly in an unbreakable bond of love - yes, "should to shoulder." They are the ones to whom Jehovah has given the pure language.
Note: True Christians call on the name of Jesus Christ.
Acts 9:14-17 "And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
Page 27: This pure language includes a proper understanding of the truth about God and his purposes. Only Jehovah provides this understanding by means of his holy spirit. (1 Cor. 2:10)
Correction: True Christians will be focused on Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
Page 27: To whom has he given his spirit? Only "to those obeying him as ruler." (Acts 5:32) Jehovah's Witnesses alone are willing to obey God as Ruler in everything. That is why they are recipients of God's spirit and speak the pure language, the truth about Jehovah and his marvelous purposes. They use the pure language to praise Jehovah earth wide on a huge and growing scale.
Note: To whom has he given his spirit? Answer: Jesus Witnesses.
Acts 5:40-42 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Page 27: Speaking the pure language involves not only believing the truth and teaching it to others but also harmonizing one's conduct with God's laws and principles.
Correction: The Watch Tower is in violation of the Bible and the apostles teaching.
Acts 13:38-39 "Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses."
Pages 27-28: Although anointed ones have diminished in number to fewer than 8,700, some six million others are imitating their faith by seeking Jehovah and speaking the pure language. These are the growing number of the great crowd from all nations who exercise faith in Jesus' ransom sacrifice, render sacred service in the earthly courtyard of God's spiritual temple, and will survive "the great tribulation" soon to come upon this unrighteous world. - Rev. 7:9, 14, 15.
Correction: The "great crowd" will be in heaven during the "great tribulation."
Revelation 4:2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
Revelation 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!"
Page 28: Survivors of the great tribulation will work to make the earth a paradise and will continue to speak the God-given pure language. In principle, to them apply the words: "All your sons (and daughters, of course) will be persons taught by Jehovah, and the peace of your sons will be abundant. You will prove to be firmly established in righteousness itself." - Isaiah 54:13.
Correction: This prophecy is fulfilled whenever one comes to Jesus Christ in repentance.
John 6:45 "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me."
Page 28: A very large group that will be given an opportunity to learn the pure language in the new world are those spoken of at Acts 24:15, which says: "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." In the past, billions of people have lived and died without an accurate knowledge of Jehovah. In an orderly manner, he will bring back to life. And such resurrected ones will need to be taught the pure language.
Correction: The resurrection of the unrighteous is for eternal judgment.
Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Note: The Watch Tower is a dangerous cult since it gives people a false sense of security.
Page 28: All of it will be accomplished under the benevolent rule of Christ Jesus in Kingdom power. As a result, mankind will eventually see the fulfillment of Isaiah 11:9, which says: "The earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea."
Note: True Christians are filled with the knowledge of 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.
Note: The Watch Tower is a dangerous cult since it is wicked according to the apostle Peter.
Page 28: How privileged we are in these last days to be preparing for that marvelous time when the knowledge of Jehovah will truly fill the earth! And what a privilege we have right now to be God's people, those experiencing the grand fulfillment of the prophetic words recorded at Zephaniah 3:20!
Note: The Watch Tower is a dangerous cult since it twists Scriptures.
2 Peter 3:14-16 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
Backcover: Interestingly, during Jesus Christ's ministry on earth in the first century C.E., he said: "Jehovah's spirit is upon me, because he anointed me to declare good news to the poor." (Luke 4:18) What was the "good news" that he declared?
John 8:18 "I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me."
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live."
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