Page 3: Suddenly, he was addressed by a man running alongside the chariot. The man was Philip, a disciple of Jesus, and he asked the Ethiopian: "Do you actually know what you are reading?" The Ethiopian replied: "Really, how could I ever do so, unless someone guided me?" He then invited Philip into the chariot. Philip explained the meaning of the passage the man had been reading and went on to declare to him "the good news about Jesus." -Acts 8:30-35.

Note: Are you declaring the good news about Jesus Christ or paradise earth?

Acts 8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.


Page 4: Just as Philip helped that Ethiopian to understand God's Word long ago, Jehovah's Witnesses help people to understand the Bible today.

Correction: True Christians like Philip are Jesus Witnesses.

Acts 1:8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."


Page 4: Usually, it is best to study the Bible systematically, beginning with basic Scriptural teachings. (Hebrews 6:1) As you progress, you will be able to take in what the apostle Paul called "solid food" - that is, deeper truths. (Hebrews 5:14)

Note: The "solid food" of Scripture is Jesus Christ.

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 5: They feel like the man in Jesus' parable who discovered a treasure hidden in a field. Jesus said: "For the joy he has he goes and sells what things he has and buys that field."

Note: True Christians are the treasure purchased by God the Father who gave Jesus Christ.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

1 Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.


Page 5: The key to a happy, meaningful life is this: We must have a proper relationship with Jehovah, our Creator and heavenly Father. How do we achieve that?

Answer: You can become a child of God by sincerely asking Jesus Christ to come into your life.

John 1:12-13 But as many as received Him (Jesus Christ, to them He (God the Father) 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 5: Long ago, wise King Solomon made a careful study of humankind and recorded his findings in the Bible book of Ecclesiastes. Summing up his observations, he wrote: "The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments. For this is the whole obligation of man." (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

Note: True Christians have been justified through faith not fear.

Galatians 3:24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.


Page 5: Centuries later, when asked what was the greatest commandment in the Law given to Moses, Jesus responded: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." (Matthew 22:37)

Note: True Christians will be in love with the Lord Jesus Christ. Are you?

John 8:42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me."


Page 5: A respectful fear is fundamental if we are to worship God acceptably. The Bible says: "The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 11:10) The apostle Paul wrote: "Let us continue to have undeserved kindness, through which we may acceptably render God sacred service with godly fear and awe." (Hebrews 12:28)

Correction: Mature Christians are in love with God which is fundamental to godly worship.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


Page 5: Similarly, an angel in midheaven seen in vision by the apostle John began his proclamation of good news with the words: "Fear God and give him glory." - Revelation 14:6, 7.

Note: This is a message to nonbelievers during the "great tribulation."

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 5: This fear of God, so essential to a meaningful life, is not the same as morbid dread. We might feel dread if we are threatened by a cruel and dangerous criminal. But fear of God - or godly fear - is awe and profound reverence for the Creator. It also involves healthful fear of displeasing God because he is the Supreme Judge and the Almighty, who has both the power and the authority to punish those who disobey.

Correction: The love of God is so essential to a meaningful life.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.


Page 5: Nevertheless, Jehovah does not want people to serve him simply because they are in awe of him. Jehovah is outstandingly a God of love. The apostle John was moved to write: "God is love." (1 John 4:8) Jehovah God has dealt very lovingly with mankind, and he wants people to respond by loving him in return. How, though, is such love compatible with godly fear?

Answer: None if you are a mature Christian.

1 John 4:18-19 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.


Page 6: Similarly, if we love and fear Jehovah, we will obey his direction, and this will benefit us. Notice what Jehovah said concerning the Israelites: "If only they would develop this heart of theirs to fear me and to keep all my commandments always, in order that that it might go well with them and their sons to time indefinite!" - Deuteronomy 5:29.

Note: The Watch Tower is putting Jehovah's Witnesses under bondage to Old Testament Law.

Acts 15:10-11 "Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they."


Page 6: Yes, godly fear leads not to bondage but to freedom, not to sadness but to joy. Isaiah prophesied about Jesus: "There will be enjoyment by him in the fear of Jehovah." (Isaiah 11:3) And the psalmist wrote: "Happy is the man in fear of Jehovah, in whose commandments he has taken very much delight." - Psalm 112:1.

Note: The Watch Tower is putting Jehovah's Witnesses under bondage to Old Testament Law.

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 6: Obviously, we can neither fear God nor love him if we do not know him. That is why a study of the Bible is so important. Such a study helps us to understand God's personality and to understand God's personality and to come to appreciate the wisdom of following his direction. As we draw closer to God, we want to do his will and we are motivated to keep his commandments, knowing that they will benefit us. - 1 John 5:3.

Note: The Watch Tower is putting Jehovah's Witnesses under bondage to Old Testament Law.

1 John 3:23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

Note: Jehovah's Witnesses are in disobedience to God the Father.


Page 7: JEHOVAH loves humans and is deeply interested in their welfare. It is not surprising, therefore, that he communicates with them. This communication began in the garden of Eden. According to Genesis 3:8, on one occasion "about the breezy part of the day," Adam and Eve "heard the voice of Jehovah God." Some suggest that this implies that it was Jehovah's custom to communicate with Adam at this time, possibly every day.

Note: The appearances of God in the Old Testament was Jesus Christ.

Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.


Page 7: Influenced by Satan, Adam and Eve disobeyed God's command. (Genesis 2:16, 17; 3:1-6) They chose to act independently, deciding for themselves what was right and what was wrong. In so doing, they foolishly cut themselves off from the guidance of their loving Creator. The consequences were disastrous for them and for the unborn offspring. Adam and Eve grew old and eventually died with no hope of a resurrection.

Correction: The Messianic prophecy of hope was given to Adam and Eve.

Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel."


Page 7: Though he had every right to cut off communication with humans, Jehovah did not do so. He was confident that some of Adam's descendants would wisely heed His direction.

Correction: God the Father had gave the plan of salvation since the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Note: Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life?


Page 8: Jehovah communicated his will to faithful patriarchs of old, such as Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Job. (Genesis 6:13; Exodus 33:1; Job 38:1-3)

Note: The faithful patriarchs sincerely believed. Are you a believer?

Romans 4:2-3 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."


Page 8: Later, through Moses he set out an entire code of laws for the nation of Israel. The Mosaic Law benefited them in many ways.

Note: The Watch Tower is putting Jehovah's Witnesses under bondage to Old Testament Law.

John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Page 8: God assured the Israelites that if they obeyed the Law, he would bless them not only materially but also spiritually, making them into a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.

Note: True Christians are a "royal priesthood" based on their sincere belief in Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:7-10 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone," and "A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.


Page 8: The Law even provided dietary and sanitary regulations that promoted good health. However, Jehovah also warned of the tragic consequences that would result from disobedience. - Exodus 19:5, 6; Deuteronomy 28:1-68.

Note: The Watch Tower is putting Jehovah's Witnesses under bondage to Old Testament Law.

Galatians 2:15-16 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.


Page 8: However, in 29 C.E., Jesus appeared as the Messiah. His mission was not only to give his life in behalf of humankind but also to "bear witness to the truth."

Note: Jesus Christ bore witness of Himself.

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 9: Later were added the Gospels, four written accounts of Jesus' life, and the book of Acts, a history of the spread of Christianity after Jesus' death. There were also the inspired letters written by Jesus' disciples, as well as the prophetic book of Revelation. These writings, combined with the Hebrew Scriptures, completed the Bible canon.

Note: Christendom put together the Bible through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The church asked three main questions about the writings it considered for the canon. (1) Were the writings widely accepted and used in the church? (2) Did they follow the church's traditional teachings? (3) Were they thought to have been written or authorized by an apostle? By about A.D. 200, the church canon included most of today's New Testament. In A.D. 367, the content of the New Testament was first listed exactly as we now know it. This canon was gradually adopted by all Christians. World Book 2001 Encyclopedia.


Page 9: With the help of this inspired library, Christians could "grasp mentally with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth" of the truth. (Ephesians 3:14-18)

Correction: True Christians have grasped the truth of Jesus Christ in love from the heart.

Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height; to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.


Page 9: Nevertheless, those early Christians did not fully understand every aspect of Jehovah's purposes. The apostle Paul wrote to fellow believers: "At present we see in hazy outline by means of a metal mirror." (1 Corinthians 13:12) Such a mirror would reflect an outline but not all the details. A fuller comprehension of God's Word was yet to come.

Correction: The Watch Tower has missed the eternal purpose of God the Father in Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 3:8-12 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

Note: The eternal purpose of God the Father is a relationship with us through God the Son.


Page 9: Today, we live in an era called "the last days," an era marked by "critical times hard to deal with." (2 Timothy 3:1) The prophet Daniel foretold that during this time "the true knowledge (would) become abundant." (Daniel 12:4)

Correction: Knowledge in general will increase toward the end of time.

Daniel 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

Correction: True knowledge or wisdom of God is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:22-24 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.


Page 9: Hence, Jehovah, the Great Communicator, has helped honesthearted ones to grasp the meaning of his Word. Multitudes of people now understand that Christ Jesus was enthroned in the invisible heavens in 1914.

Correction: True Christians know that Jesus Christ was enthroned long 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."

Note: 1914 is based on the bogus date of 607 BCE for the destruction of Jerusalem.


Page 9: They also know that he will soon bring an end to all wickedness and transform the earth into a global paradise. This important aspect of the Kingdom good news is now being preached throughout the earth. - Matthew 24:14.

Correction: The important aspect of the Kingdom good news is 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.

Note: The Watch Tower has placed Jehovah's Witnesses under a curse from God the Father.

Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other good news to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.


Page 9: Jesus illustrated this situation when he spoke of two symbolic roads. One leads to destruction. Broad and spacious, it is followed by the many who reject God's Word. The other road leads to everlasting life. Though cramped, it is the path of the few who accept the Bible for what it is, the Word of God, and live in harmony with it. - Matthew 7:13, 14.

Note: God's Word proclaims Jesus Christ as the path or way to everlasting life. (John 14:6)

John 3:36 "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."

Note: The broad path represents false religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.


Page 10: Fishermen and tax collectors got the sense of Jesus' teaching, while highly educated religious leaders did not. Jesus further said: "No man can come to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him." (John 6:44) If you have come to know the Bible and you believe and follow its teachings, this is evidence that Jehovah has drawn you. It is reason for rejoicing.

Note: But, have you come to Jesus Christ in repentance? Are you rejoicing in Jesus Christ?

Philippians 1:25-26 And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.


Page 10: God's Word contains liberating truths and gives enlightenment. Those who live according to Bible knowledge are freed from the superstitions, false teachings, and ignorance that dominate the lives of millions.

Note: God's Word proclaims Jesus Christ as the truth. (John 14:6)

Ephesians 4:20-24 But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.


Page 10: For example, knowing the truth about the soul frees us from any fear that the dead can harm us or that our dead loved ones are suffering. (Ezekiel 18:4)

Correction: The Watch Tower avoids the New Light of the New Testament.

Revelation 6:9-10 When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"


Page 10: The teaching of the resurrection is comforting to those who have lost loved ones in death. (John 11:25)

Correction: The resurrection is comforting to those who are true believers in Jesus Christ.

John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"


Page 11: If we live according to God's Word, we receive Jehovah's holy spirit. We cultivate a Christlike personality, characterized by such appealing qualities as mercy and compassion.

Note: According to God's Word, Jesus Witnesses receive the Spirit of truth.

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 11: God's spirit also produces in us its fruitage - love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22, 23) These qualities promote happy and meaningful relationships with others, including family members.

Correction: True Christians will the fruit of the Holy Spirit despite persecution from family.

Matthew 10:33-38 "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to 'set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law'; and 'a man's enemies will be those of his own household.' He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me."


Page 11: As we harmonize our lives with God's will, we strengthen our relationship with Jehovah. Our conviction grows that he understands and loves us.

Note: The will of God the Father is for everyone to sincerely believe in God 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 11: We come to rely on his guidance, confident that it will benefit us. And we have the wonderful hope that in due time God will bring his faithful ones to perfection and bestow upon them his gift of everlasting life. (Romans 6:23)

Note: The Watch Tower loves to leave Jesus Christ out of the salvation equation.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Page 11: "Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you," wrote the disciple James. (James 4:8) Have you felt that your relationship with Jehovah has been strengthened as you have drawn close to him?

Note: There is no relationship with the Father unless you have one with the Son.

John 14:7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."


Page 11: Paul reminded spirit-anointed Christians of the first century that some of them had at one time been fornicators, adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, greedy persons, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) Bible truth caused them to make major changes; they were "washed clean." Try to imagine what your life would be like without the liberating truths you have learned from the Bible.

Note: The Watch Tower loves to leave Jesus Christ out of the salvation equation.

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.


Page 11: Further, think of the blessing that we have in our multiracial brotherhood! "The faithful and discreet slave" supplies spiritual food at the proper time, including Bibles, magazines, and other publications in a multitude of languages. (Matthew 24:45-47)

Correction: There are no Hispanics or Asians on the governing body of the Watch Tower.


Page 12: We also enjoy the support of mature fellow Christians who are willing to help us spiritually. (Ephesians 4:11-13) Yes, we have greatly benefited by receiving a knowledge of the truth.

Note: True Christians have greatly benefited by growing in 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: Beware of the errors of the wicked Watch Tower.


Page: 12: The apostle Paul quoted Jesus as saying: "There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving." (Acts 20:35) The happiness we receive when we teach others Bible truth is not simply the satisfaction of having someone agree with our religious beliefs.

Correction: Paul was referring to the necessities to live such as food and clothing.

Acts 20:34 "Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me."


Page 14: Jesus directed his followers to make Christian disciples and teach them about Jehovah and his requirements. (Matthew 28:19, 20) Both Jehovah and Jesus have unselfishly helped people to learn the way of the truth.

Note: True Christians will teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.


Page 14: When we thus cooperate with Almighty God and his beloved Son, our lives take on real meaning. What a blessing it is to be counted among God's "fellow workers"! (1 Cor 3:9)

Note: True Christian teaching, preaching, and life is founded on Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:10-11 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.


Page 14: In fact, by sharing in this work of spiritual giving, we can become more than fellow workers with God - we can come into an everlasting friendship with him. Because of his faith, Abraham was called Jehovah's friend. (James 2:23)

Correction: A person must be a friend of the Son before they can be a friend of the Father.

John 15:14-15 "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."


Page 14: As we strive to do God's will, we too can become God's friends. If we do that, we also become friends of Jesus. He said to his disciples: "I have called you friends, because all the things I have heard from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15)

Note: A true friend of God 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 15: The apostle Paul wrote: "(Jesus) gave himself for our sins that he might deliver us from the present wicked system of things according to the will of our God and Father." (Galatians 1:4) Not only did Jesus unselfishly give of himself in his ministry but he gave his very life as a ransom so that others might have the opportunity to store up treasures in heaven.

Note: True Christians will enjoy the treasures in heaven.

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 15: By teaching people about God, we help them se how they too might store up imperishable spiritual treasures. What greater gift could you impart?

Answer: Future perfection is found in Jesus Christ.

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 18: Do you, however, exercise the same care when it comes to remaining "healthy in faith"? (Titus 2:2) Are you, for example, alert to the danger posed by insidious doubts? These can so easily invade your mind and heart, damaging your faith and your relationship with Jehovah. Some people seem oblivious to this danger.

Note: Relying on your works for salvation will create doubt and destroy your faith in God.

Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Note: Eternal life is through sincere faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.


Page 18: Of course, not all doubt is bad. At times, you need to suspend acceptance of something till you are sure of the facts. Religious exhortations to the effect that you should just believe and should doubt nothing are dangerous and deceptive.

Note: Have you suspended your acceptance of the dangerous and deceptive Watch Tower?


Page 18: The apostle John also warns Christians against blind belief. "Do not believe every inspired expression," he writes. Rather, "test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God." (1 John 4:1)

Note: Have you tested the expressions of the Watch Tower with the Bible in context?


Pages 18-19: An "expression," a teaching or opinion, might appear to emanate from God. But did it really come from him? Exercising some doubt, or suspending belief, can be a real protection because, as the apostle John says, "many deceivers have gone forth into the world."

Note: Have you been deceived by the Watch Tower against Jesus Christ being God?

2 John 1:9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.


Page 19: How, then, can we protect ourselves from damaging doubts? The answer is remarkably simple: by firmly rejecting satanic propaganda and fully availing ourselves of God's provisions to make us "solid in the faith." - 1 Peter 5:8-10.

Note: Christians who solid in the faith are suffering for the name of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

Note: Have you rejected the satanic propaganda of the Watch Tower?


Page 19: How did we build a strong faith in the first place? "Faith follows the thing heard," writes the apostle Paul. (Romans 10:17) He means that we initially built our faith and confidence in Jehovah, his promises, and his organization by feeding on God's Word.

Correction: The Watch Tower loves to leave Jesus Christ out of the salvation equation.

Romans 10:8-9 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.