Page 3: As the sun dips behind the Mount of Olives up ahead, Jesus and his companions reach the village of Bethany, where they will spend the next six nights. There to welcome them are their beloved friends Lazarus, Mary, and Martha.
Correction: Lazarus was not there to greet Jesus coming up from Jericho as he was dead.
John 11:14-18 Then Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him." Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him." So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles away.
Page 4: Look! Jesus of Nazareth comes riding on the colt of an ass. People spread garments out on the road ahead of him. Others wave freshly cut palm branches and joyfully shout: "Blessed is he that comes in Jehovah's name, even the king of Israel!" - John 12:12-15
Note: Jesus Christ is the King of Israel.
Luke 23:3 Then Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" He answered him and said, "It is as you say."
Note: Jehovah is the King of Israel.
Isaiah 43:15 "I am Jehovah, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King."
Page 7: In reply the Master Teacher gives a truly remarkable prophecy. He predicts severe wars, earthquakes, food shortages, and pestilences. Jesus also foretells that the good news of the Kingdom will be preached throughout the earth.
Note: Jesus Christ is the good news of the Kingdom.
Mark 10:15 "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
John 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Page 8: His emotional stress is more than words can describe as he earnestly petitions God for help. (Luke 22:44) The very thought of the reproach that would be heaped on his dear heavenly Father if he failed is agonizing to the extreme.
Correction: Jesus was pleading for any other way to pay for our sins other than with His death.
Mark 14:35-36 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."
Page 9: After considerable verbal and physical abuse, Jesus is taken out to Golgotha where his is mercilessly nailed to a torture stake and suffers an agonizing death.
Correction: Jesus Christ died on a Roman cross.
Cross: A structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution. Webster's Dictionary.
Note: There was one nail for each hand.
John 20:25 "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
Page 13: Christ's followers, anointed with God's spirit, were now a dedicated nation, "the Israel of God." - Galatians 6:16.
Correction: "The Israel of God" refers to believing Jews.
Galatians 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them (Gentiles), and upon the Israel of God (Jews).
Romans 3:29-30 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.
Page 14: He had been persuaded - not forced - to believe Christian teachings by his mother and grandmother. (2 Timothy 1:5) As a result, Timothy saw the wisdom of becoming a follower of Christ and thus made the personal choice of Christian dedication.
Correction: Paul was persuaded that Timothy was a true Christian.
2 Timothy 1:5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.
Note: True Christian dedication is to Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
Page 16: Each of Jehovah's Witnesses, whether he has a heavenly hope or an earthly one, has made a personal dedication to God to do his will and to obey him as Ruler.
Correction: True Christian hope must be in Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, to Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 16: For each Witness, dedication has been a personal choice to become a slave of God in preference to remaining a slave of men. This is in harmony with the apostle Paul's counsel: "You were bought with a price; stop becoming slaves of men." - 1 Corinthians 7:23.
Note: Paul was a slave of Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:1 Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ
Page 17: Bible truth frees people from believing false religious doctrines, such as eternal torment in a fiery hell. (Ecclesiates 9:5, 10)
Correction: The Watchtower does not believe the Holy Bible.
Rev. 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Note: The theme of Ecclesiates is chasing after things in this world is vanity.
Ecclesiates 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.
Ecclesiates 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I had toiled; And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind.
Ecclesiates 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.
Page 18: As servants dedicated to God, Jehovah's Witnesses are obligated to follow Jesus' instructions to "make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them." (Matthew 28:19, 20)
Note: The word name is singular not plural, thus the corporate name of God is Jehovah.
Page 20: Jehovah's Witnesses understand that the faithful and discreet slave is made up of Jesus' spiritual brothers. (Hebrews 2:10-13) This faithful slave class has been appointed to provide God's people with spiritual "food at the proper time." In this time of the end, Christ has appointed this slave "over all his belongings." Its position therefore merits the respect of anyone claiming to be a Christian.
Correction: True spiritual food was already delivered by the apostles in the first century.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
Note: Peter never respected false teachers.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Pages 20-21: To achieve this in the first century, a number of anointed Christians from the faithful and discreet slave class were chosen to represent the entire group. As subsequent events proved, the supervision exercised by this first-century governing body had Jehovah's approval and blessing. First-century Christians gladly accepted the arrangement. Yes, they actually welcomed and were grateful for the fine results it produced. - Acts 15:1-32.
Correction: Paul confronted Peter when he was in error.
Galatians 2:11-12 Now when Peter had come to Antioch, I withstood him to his face, because he was to be blamed; for before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
Page 21: Is it not true, however, that individual Witnesses are expected to report their preaching activity? Yes, but the purpose of this is clearly explained in a Witness handbook, which says: "Early followers of Jesus Christ took interest in reports of progress in the preaching work."
Note: The reports were not tabulated or written.
Mark 6:30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
Page 23: Mature Christians, including those of the Governing Body, remain wholly at the disposal of their Leader, Jesus Christ, keeping "the rules" so that they can win the prize of life everlasting. - John 17:3; Revelation 2:10.
Note: True Christians will be abiding in Jesus Christ not a "society."
John 15:4-6 "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. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned."
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