Page 6: Jehovah's Witnesses remember that Jesus was greatly concerned about truth. He told Pontius Pilate: "For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37)
Note: Jesus Christ is the truth!
John 14:6-7 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."
Page 7: God supports and blesses those who do his will, and he promises wonderful things for their future. The apostle John said: "The world is passing away and so is its desire, but he that does the will of God remains forever." - 1 John 2:17.
Note: The will of the Father is to sincerely believe 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 9: Yet, there will be survivors, for "everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will get away safe." (Joel 2:30-32; Amos 5:18-20)
Note: Paul equates Joel 2:32 with Jesus Christ! (compare 3:18)
Romans 10:8-13 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. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For "whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved."
Page 10: Despite their unfulfilled expectations, though, those faithful anointed ones in Thessalonica, who kept on serving God faithfully until death, eventually received a heavenly reward. (Revelation 2:10) We too will be rewarded if we stay faithful as we await Jehovah's day.
Correction: There is no partiality with God!
Ephesians 6:9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
Page 10: Historian Philip Schaff noted that "the most striking point" in the period prior to the Council of Nicaea in 325 C.E. was "the belief of a visible reign of Christ in glory on earth with the risen saints for a thousand years, before the general resurrection and judgment."
Note: The Watchtower does not teach what the early "church" believed.
Page 10: Jesus' invisible presence, with which it is Scripturally associated, has already begun. The Watchtower and related publications of Jehovah's Witnesses have often provided Scriptural evidence that Christ's presence began in the year 1914.
Note: The early "church" believed the Bible.
Matthew 24:30 "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, 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 11: He also said: "He that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved." (Matthew 24:13) We will be saved if we faithfully endure to the end of our present life or to the end of this wicked system.
Correction: This prophecy was for the Jewish people not Jehovah's Witnesses.
Matthew 24:20 "And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath."
Page 11: Before the end, an especially significant feature of Jesus' presence would be fulfilled. Regarding it, he said: "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: Even an angel will be preaching the good news!
Revelation 14:6-7 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth; to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people; saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."
Page 11: To survive the great day of Jehovah, we must stay awake spiritually and stand firm for true worship. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
Correction: To escape the wrath of God we must go to Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Page 12: However, when Noah was 480 years old, Jehovah decreed: "My spirit shall not act toward man indefinitely in that he is also flesh.
Note: The NWT declares Jehovah has flesh!
Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." (NKJV)
Page 14: Then Gog of Magog, Satan the Devil debased to the vicinity of the earth, will marshall his hordes and make an all-out attack on Jehovah's peaceful, seemingly defenseless people.
Note: This prophecy concerns the Jewish people not Jehovah's Witnesses.
Ezekiel 38:18 "And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "that My fury will show in My face.
Page 15: Panic reigns worldwide as Gog's hordes are thrown into confusion, fighting against one another. Any surviving foes of Almighty God are executed as Jehovah uses supernatural means to save his servants. When the foretold "great tribulation" has run its course, nothing will be left of Satan's ungodly system. (Matthew 24:21)
Correction: God will not destroy everyone who comes against His true servants.
Zechariah 14:16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Page 15: Even in their death throes, however, the wicked will learn who is responsible for their calamity. Our victorious God himself says: "They will have to know that I am Jehovah." These events will occur in our day, during the Jesus' presence.
Correction: These events will occur in the future at return of Jesus Christ to the earth.
Jude 1:14-15 Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him."
Page 16: When Jesus said, "Happy is the one that stays awake and keeps his outer garments," he may have alluded to a procedure then followed that involved guard duty at the temple.
Correction: The garments is a reference to the "righteousness of God."
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.
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. For there is no difference;
Page 16-17: Anointed Christians and their fellow servants need to stay spiritually awake and keep on their figurative outer garments. These are the outward evidences of our appointment to the ministry at Jehovah's spiritual temple. In recognition of this, we have God's holy spirit, or active force, to help us perform our duties and carry out our privileges as Kingdom proclaimers.
Correction: The Holy Spirit will help true Christians testify of Jesus Christ.
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 17: We have no reason to be spiritually malnourished and sleepy, for God is making abundant provision for spiritual food by means of the anointed "faithful and discreet slave."
Correction: The Father will use the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus to spiritually feed people.
John 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
Page 17: A regular and zealous share in preaching the good news keeps us alert. Our ministry affords us many opportunities to talk to people about God's Word, his Kingdom, and his purposes.
Correction: The good news is Jesus Christ!
1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
Page 17: When speaking about his presence, Jesus urged his apostles: "Pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you as a snare. For it will come in upon all those dwelling upon the face of all the earth." (Luke 21:7, 34, 35)
Note: True Christians will be caught up to meet Jesus Christ and be in heaven.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
John 14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."
Page 18: In his great prophecy, Jesus further urged: "Keep awake, then, all the time making supplication that you may succeed in escaping all these things that are destined to occur, and in standing before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36)
Note: The great escape will be to heaven!
1 Peter 3:21-22 There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
Page 19: As this system faces its final end, we could have no greater privilege than that of serving Jehovah God under the leadership of Jesus Christ and sharing in the worldwide work of preaching "this good news of the kingdom" before the end comes. - Matthew 24: 14; Mark 13:10.
Correction: True Christians will preach the good news of Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Page 30: Even though he was now being hailed, Jesus knew that trials awaited him. Why, in just five days, he would be put to death in this same city! Yes, Jesus knew that Jerusalem was hostile territory, and he staged his conspicuous entry into the city with that very thought in mind.
Correction: The religious leaders were hostile to Jesus Christ.
Mark 12:37 "Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?" And the common people heard Him gladly.
Page 31: The Pharisees in particular thought it grossly inappropriate for Jesus to be showered with such royal honor. "Teacher," they demanded, no doubt with anger in their voices, "rebuke your disciples." Jesus replied: "I tell you, if these remained silent, the stones would cry out." (Luke 19:39, 40) Yes, God's Kingdom was the theme of Jesus' preaching. He would boldly proclaim this message whether people accepted it or not.
Correction: Jesus Christ preached about himself.
Luke 19:10 "for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Page 31: Before his ascension to heaven, Jesus commissioned his followers to preach the good news of God's Kingdom and to "make disciples of people of all the nations."
Note: His followers were told to preach Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
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