Page 4: During this period of affliction, David hid himself in isolated places. But he did something more. He earnestly prayed to Jehovah about his adversity. "With my voice, to Jehovah I proceeded to call for aid," he later wrote regarding his ordeal. "Before him I kept pouring out my concern; before him I continued to tell about my own distress." - Psalm 142: 1, 2.
Note: In the New Testament people cried out to Jesus Christ.
Luke 17:12-13 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
Luke 18:38-39 And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Page 8: First, true peace is much more than a dream. God's promised peace goes far beyond anything that this world can imagine. (Isaiah 64:4)
Note: True peace comes by faith in God through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Page 8: True peace means peace every day. It means that you wake up each morning without a thought of war, without having to worry about your future, even your grandchildren's future. It means complete peace of mind. (Colossians 3:15) It means no more crime, no more violence, no more families torn apart, no more homeless people, no more people starving or freezing, and no more despair and frustration.
Correction: True peace is a condition of the heart.
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Page 10: What has he done to further his designs? We read at 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4: "If, now, the good news we declare is in fact veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ who is the image of God, might not shine through." Satan does everything possible to turn mankind's attention away from God's Kingdom as the solution to the world's problems.
Correction: The good news is Jesus Christ not paradise earth.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the good news which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you; unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
Page 11: We read, at Revelation 6:4: "Another came forth, a fiery-colored horse; and to the one seated upon it there was granted to take peace away from the earth so that they should slaughter one another; and a great sword was given him." Since 1914 we have seen this symbolic horseman "take peace away," and the nations have gone right on fighting and waging war.
Correction: First, the earth will have a world leader who dominates everyone.
Revelation 6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
Page 11: And Jehovah has already started the process to end wars and establish true peace. How? By installing Christ Jesus on his rightful Kingdom throne in 1914 and by promoting the greatest educational campaign for peace in the history of mankind.
Note: 1914 is based on the bogus date of 607 BCE for the destruction of Jerusalem.
Correction: Jesus Christ began ruling before 1914.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth."
Page 12: First, Jesus' peace was closely tied in with his Kingdom message. He knew that the righteous heavenly government, composed of Jesus and 144,000 corulers, would put an end to war and warmongers. (Revelation 14:1, 3)
Correction: Jesus Christ Himself will end all wars in the future.
Isaiah 63:1-3 Who is this who comes from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength?; "I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save." Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? "I have trodden the winepress alone, And from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, And trampled them in My fury; Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, And I have stained all My robes."
Revelation 19:15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Page 12: He knew that it would bring about the peaceful paradisaic conditions that he offered to the evildoer who died at his side. Jesus did not offer him a place in the heavenly Kingdom, but he said: "Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in Paradise." - Luke 23:43.
Note: Paradise earth did not start at the death of Jesus Christ.
Correction: Jesus Christ took the evildoer to heaven based on his trust.
Ephesians 4:8-10 Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men." (Now this, "He ascended"; what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
Page 14: Jehovah's Witnesses endeavor to show love in their worldwide brotherhood. Though they are drawn from all the nations of the world, they do not get involved in the world's controversies, even when they are subjected to severe political and religious pressure.
Note: They are suffering needlessly since it's not 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 18: In addition, 144,000 spirit-anointed brothers of Christ will be ruling with him in the heavens. These are the joint heirs with Christ of whom Paul wrote: "For his part, the God who gives peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. May the undeserved kindness of our Lord Jesus be with you." (Romans 16:20) Yes, these will share from the heavens in Christ's victory over the warmonger, Satan the Devil!
Correction: The great multitude is in heaven.
Revelation 19:1 After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!"
Page 18-19: You can enjoy peace now by trusting in Jehovah God, as stated at Isaiah 26:3, according to the New International Version: "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you." In whom should you trust? "Trust in Jehovah, you people, for all times, for in Jah Jehovah is the Rock of times indefinite." - Isaiah 26:4.
Note: Don't forget Jesus Christ!
Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Page 19: When that happy day comes, may we say with gratitude, "True peace at last! Thanks to Jehovah God, the source of true peace!"
Note: Don't forget Jesus Christ!
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
Ephesians 2:14-16 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
Page 21: Although restricted to answering questions, Nahmanides was able to present powerful argumentation that showed why the position of the Catholic Church was unacceptable to both Jews and other thinking people. Regarding the Trinity doctrine, he declared: "The mind of any Jew or any man will not permit him to believe that the Creator of heaven and earth ... would pass through the womb of a Jewish woman ... and (would) later (be) turned over into the hands of his enemies, who ... killed him." Nahmanides stated succinctly: "What you believe - and it is the root of your faith - is not acceptable to the (rational) mind."
Note: The Watchtower is quoting non-believers to support its position about Jesus Christ.
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.
Colossians 2:2-3 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
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