Page 8: Today; self-sacrificing Christians willingly serve God in local congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses or make themselves available to promote Kingdom interests elsewhere.
Correction: Self-sacrificing Christians willingly preach Jesus Christ.
Acts 8:4-5 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.
Pages 10-11: Being fulfilled before our eyes are the prophecies of Jesus and the apostles regarding the last days and "the conclusion of the system of things." (Matthew 24:3-14; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3, 4; Revelation 6:1-8)
Correction: Worldwide disasters have not occurred as of July 15, 1998.
Revelation 6:12-14 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
Page 11: Above all, we need to stay spiritually alert so that we "may succeed in escaping all these things that are destined to occur." - Luke 21:36.
Note: We are to place our trust in Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Page 11: No one would dispute that God is greater than anyone, for he is the Builder, or Creator, of all. Logically, then, since Jesus was God's coworker, he must be greater than all other creation, including Moses. - Proverbs 8:30; Colossians 1:15-17.
Correction: God did not use a coworker in the creation of the universe.
Isaiah 44:24 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;"
Page 12: Yes, if Hebrew Christians were to survive the impending conclusion of the Jewish system of things, they needed to hold on to their God-given hope "firm to the end." We must do the same thing today if we want to survive the end of this system. (Matthew 24:13)
Note: True Christians place their hope 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,
Page 12: We also have "the faithful and discreet slave," appointed by Jesus to provide spiritual "food at the proper time." (Matthew 24:45-47)
Note: The true faithful and wise servant will be ready for the physical return of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 24:44-46 "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing."
Page 14: How happy we are that Jehovah is still speaking to us today, through his Word and his organization! We are grateful that "the faithful and discreet slave" continues to help us to "make fast our hold on the confidence we had at the beginning firm to the end." (Hebrews 3:14)
Correction: God will use the Holy Spirit not a organization in teaching true Christians.
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 15: As perfect and beautiful as the paradise garden then was, however, it covered only a small area, and there were just two human creatures on earth. It would take time for the earth and the human family to reach the state that God purposed.
Correction: Everything that God created was perfect not needing any enhancement.
Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Page 16: All obedient mankind will benefit when God's will becomes a full reality. Nothing will prevent this because God's blessing is on "the seventh day," and he made it "sacred." What a glorious prospect for obedient mankind!
Note: The will of the Father is that everyone sincerely believe in the Son for eternal life.
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 18: We should 'rest from our works,' that is, we should stop trying to justify ourselves before God in an attempt to gain salvation. Instead, we should have faith that our salvation depends on the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ, through which all things will again be brought into harmony with God's purpose. - Ephesians 1:8-14; Colossians 1:19, 20.
Note: I think he might have it!
Mark 12:34 Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God."
Page 27: With so many temples, statues, and monuments amassed together, it is no wonder that the apostle Paul's "spirit within him came to be irritated at beholding that the city was full of idols." (Acts 17:16)
Note: The Watchtower writer however is admiring the very city that made Paul irritated.
Page 28: Having been restored to its original condition, the Stoa of Attalus offers an excellent example of geometric design. Its overall proportions, the pleasing differences in scale between the lower and upper orders of columns, the interesting play of light and shade, and the richness and beauty of its materials, all serve to make it unique. Monotony is alleviated in various ways, notably by the use of three different types of column capitals - Doric, Ionian, and Egyptian.
Page 31: Therefore, let us gladly accept the assistance our heavenly Father provides through his Word, his spirit, and his organization. We are being taught so well that it is as if we hear a voice behind us saying: "This is the way. Walk in it, you people." (Isaiah 30:21)
Correction: Jesus Christ is the way!
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
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