Page 6: Why does godly wisdom lead to happiness? Because true happiness can come only from Jehovah God. Experience proves that genuine happiness can be gained only through obedience to the Most High.
Note: Jesus Christ is the power and wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Page 9: Evidently, a desire to spread the good news of the Kingdom had been implanted in Timothy's heart, for he accepted Paul's invitation to travel with him and Silas on their missionary journey.
Correction: Timothy's desire was to proclaim Jesus Christ to the Gentiles.
1 Timothy 2:5-7 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle; I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying; a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
Page 9: Despite such probable anxieties, his mother and grandmother undoubtedly encouraged him to accept this special privilege that would enable him to serve Jehovah more fully.
Note: Timothy was serving Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
Page 9: The faith, effort, and self-denial of Lois and Eunice were rewarded by their seeing Timothy make spiritual progress to the point of becoming an excellent missionary and overseer.
Correction: Paul wanted Timothy to become a excellent minister of Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 4:6 If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.
Page 10: We must admit that Jesus Christ is central to our faith. Indeed, the Bible speaks of him as the Perfector of our faith. That is because of what Jesus said and did, particularly how he fulfilled prophecy.
Correction: Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith based on who He is.
John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM (He), you will die in your sins."
Note: The word He is not in the Greek text.
Page 10: He strengthened the basis on which humans can establish true faith. (Hebrews 12:2)
Correction: Jesus Christ established the basis of true faith.
Hebrews 10:19-22 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Page 10: By going through great trials even to the point of death on the stake, Jesus "learned obedience." (Hebrews 5:8)
Note: Only through His human nature did He have to learn obedience.
Hebrews 5:7 who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear,
Note: Through His God nature, Jesus Christ is the source of eternal life.
Hebrews 5:9-11 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest "according to the order of Melchizedek," of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
Page 11: With small beginnings back in the 1870's, a worldwide Christian brotherhood developed. As fruitage of the faith and endurance of the anointed ones from then on, over five and a half million Witnesses of Jehovah are now preaching and teaching about the Kingdom of God.
Correction: True Christians preach Jesus Christ not paradise earth.
1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
Page 11: Years before the outbreak of the first world war, the anointed remnant had been proclaiming that 1914 would be a significant date in Bible prophecy.
Page 12: Based on their reading of the Bible, those anointed Christians pointed to 1914 as a turning point in God's purpose.
Note: 1914 is based on a bogus date of 607 BCE for the destruction of Jerusalem.
Correction: After the tribulation will the turning point of God's purpose for the earth not before or 1914.
Matthew 24:29-30 " Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 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 14: The Watch Tower of September 1, 1916, said: "We imagined that the Harvest work of gathering the Church (the anointed) would be accomplished before the end of the Gentile Times; but nothing in the Bible so said....Are we regretful that the Harvest work continues?"
Note: The faithful and discreet slave was not faithful with Biblical interpretation.
Page 15: So in 1918, Jehovah sent "the messenger of the covenant," Christ Jesus, to cleanse the small group of His worshipers from worldly blemishes.
Correction: Jesus Christ will not be sent to just a small group of people.
Matthew 24:26-27 "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. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be."
Zech. 14:3-4 Then the LORD will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south.
Pages 16-17: In the preceding article, we considered tests that the anointed remnant faced from 1914 onward. Were these a basis for joy? A. H. Macmillan offered this retrospective view: "I have seen many severe trials come upon the organization and testings of the faith of those in it."
Correction: True Christians will place their faith in Jesus Christ not a organization.
Galatians 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Page 17: "I have seen the wisdom of patiently waiting on Jehovah to clear up our understanding of Scriptural things instead of getting upset over a new thought....No matter what adjustments we would have to make from time to time in our views, that would not change the gracious provision of the ransom and God's promise of eternal life. So there was no need for us to let our faith be weakened by unfulfilled expectations or changes in views." - The Watchtower, August 15, 1966, page 504.
Correction: True Christians build their faith on Jesus Christ not the shifting Watchtower sand.
Matthew 7:26-27 "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
Page 17: These, therefore, went their way from before the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy to be dishonored in behalf of his name. (Acts 5:40, 41) And the modern history of God's people, especially during the world wars, makes it plain that many of Jehovah's Witnesses actually experienced beatings, and far worse, at the hands of persecutors.
Note: Jehovah's Witnesses suffer needlessly due to not proclaiming the name of Jesus.
Page 19: Unless they are moved to acknowledge their weak faith and lukewarm state and to change their course by seeking divine counsel, they are in danger of losing their precious relationship with Jehovah and his organization. - Revelation 3:15-19.
Correction: True Christians would not risk their relationship with the Father and the Son.
Revelation 3:21-22 "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
Page 20: Will we allow those who are blinded by Satan to intimidate and dishearten us and us feel ashamed of the good news? Will permit lies about the truth to affect our regular meeting attendance and our preaching activity? Or will we stand fast and be courageous and more determined than ever to continue declaring the truth about Jehovah and his Kingdom?
Correction: Jesus Christ is the truth that true Christians proclaim.
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 20: Until that day comes, may all of us exercise unshakable faith in God's Word and prove our faith by not letting up in preaching the good news of the Kingdom worldwide.
Correction: The good news is Jesus Christ not paradise earth.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the 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 20: We should be determined to declare without letup the everlasting good news to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people in cooperation with the angel flying in mid-heaven. Let them hear the angelic declaration: "Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of the judgment by him has arrived." (Revelation 14:6, 7)
Note: The coming Judge is Jesus Christ.
John 5:22-23 "For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him."
Rev. 17:14 "These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful."
Page 22: Use sound reasoning. In discussing the Trinity doctrine, for example, you could say to your student: 'When Jesus was baptized, a voice came out of heaven, saying: "You are my Son, the beloved." If God were truly on earth being baptized, would he project his voice up to heaven and back so that those words could be heard on the earth? Would that not be misleading? Would God, "who cannot lie," do such a deceptive thing?' - Luke 3:21, 22; Titus 1:1, 2.
Correction: Within God, there is communication between the Father and the Son.
John 12:50 "And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."
Correction: God is not limited to just heaven as the Watchtower would have us believe.
Psalm 139:7-10 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
Matthew 28:20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
Page 22: All her life, she had believed that Jesus was God and part of a trinity that included the holy spirit. But then one of Jehovah's Witnesses told her that God and Jesus are two distinct individuals, and he showed her scriptures to support his statement.
Correction: John chapter 14 allows the reader an inside view of God or 'elohim.
John 14:26-28 "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. 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. You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I."
Note: Within God or 'elohim, the Father is greater than the Son.
Note: Using Watchtower unsound reasoning, an earthly son could not be human like his earthly father since Jesus Christ is Michael the Archangel and not God like His Father.
John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
Page 23: Today, Jehovah's Witnesses are using God's Word to overturn strongly entrenched false doctrines as well as deeply embedded practices and traits that displease him. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
Correction: Jehovah's Witnesses are using Watchtower sales pitches which twist the Word of God.
2 Peter 3:15-16 and account 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 those who are untaught and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
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