Pages 5-6: In ignoring God's clear warning, Adam and Eve demonstrated lack of confidence in Jehovah.
Correction: Adam disobeyed God which is sin.
Romans 5:12-14 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned; (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.
Page 6: After they had sinned, Adam tried to shift the blame to his wife. In his opinion it was because of what she had done that they were ejected from a perfect garden into an unfinished earth, doomed to slave under less than ideal conditions before returning to the dust.
Correction: Everything about the earth was good and complete.
Genesis 1:11-12 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. 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 6: For example, people who trust humans to achieve what only God can do - provide salvation and bring full peace with security - are headed for disappointment.
Note: Likewise, people who trust organizations are headed for disappointment.
Page 7: Jehovah is faithful and loyal, one who can always be relied upon to do what he has said, because "it is impossible for God to lie." Confidence placed in the God of love will never lead to disappointment. - Hebrews 6:18; Psalm 94:14; Isaiah 46:9-11; 1 John 4:8
Note: The love of God is realized in Jesus Christ.
1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
Page 7: Would you like to live then? If so, Jehovah's Witnesses invite you to strengthen your confidence in God and in his promises by learning more about his requirements for life.
Note: The Father requires everyone to place their sincere belief in Jesus Christ.
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 7: A study of the Bible offers proof that God exists, that he is interested in mankind's welfare, and that he will soon act to correct world problems by means of his Kingdom.
Correction: The Father will soon correct world problems by Jesus Christ.
Revelation 6:16-17 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
Page 8: He knew that scripture well. He had used it many times when teaching others the Bible truth that death is a state of inactivity.
Correction: There is consciousness after death.
Luke 16:22-23 "So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom."
Page 9: Despite the discomforts of advanced years, Abraham found peace and serenity in his later years, looking back with satisfaction on a life devoted to Jehovah. He also looked forward in faith to a "city having real foundations," God's Kingdom. (Hebrews 11:10)
Correction: Abraham was looking forward to being in heaven.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Page 12: For us today, it means having confidence in "the faithful and discreet slave" appointed to give us our spiritual "food at the proper time," as well as in those from among them who form the Governing Body, - Matthew 24:45.
Note: Should you place your confidence in an organization that is not looking for Jesus' return?
Matthew 24:44-45 "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."
Pages 12-13: Accordingly, while elders today are imperfect, we still ought to recognize them as "(appointed by) the holy spirit (to be) overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God." They deserve our support and respect. - Acts 20:28.
Note: Do you know that God shed His blood for you?
Acts 20:28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Page 13: Yet, to lead the Israelites, Jehovah did not choose the oldest, Miriam, or the most fluent, Aaron. His choice of Moses was made in full recognition of all the facts and the needs of the moment.
Correction: God chose Moses based on his humbleness which leads to faithfulness.
Numbers 12:3-7 (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.) Suddenly the LORD said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, "Come out, you three, to the tabernacle of meeting!" So the three came out. Then the LORD came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam. And they both went forward. Then He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream. Not so with My servant Moses; He is faithful in all My house.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
Page 14: Some might say that Peter was a fearful, unbalanced person, unworthy of enjoying special privileges. Yet, who had been given the keys of the Kingdom, being privileged to open up the way to the heavenly calling to three groups? It was Peter. - Acts 2:1-41; 8:14-17; 10:1-48.
Note: Do not be afraid to confront a "loving elder" when he is wrong!
Galatians 2:11-16 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. And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy. But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, "If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews? 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 15: TRUE Christians are blessed with an accurate knowledge of Jehovah and of his purposes. A "faithful and discreet slave" lovingly supplies them with spiritual "food at the proper time." (Matthew 24:45)
Correction: TRUE Christians are blessed based on their trust in 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 17: In the past, some Witnesses have suffered for refusing to share in an activity that their conscience now might permit. For example, this might have been their choice years ago as to certain types of civilian service.
Note: "Loving elders" have disfellowshipped people in the past for civilian service.
Page 17: Jews - including the apostles - who became Christians were released from the obligation to keep laws that they were required to obey when they were under the Law covenant. Did they complain that God's arrangement was unrighteous in having formerly required of them things that were no longer necessary? No, they rejoiced in the broadened understanding of Jehovah's purposes. - Acts 16:4, 5.
Correction: The old covenant was done away with by the death of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 9:13-14 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Page 19: In the near future, the greatest time of tribulation ever to strike the human race will break forth suddenly. (Matthew 24:21) When it does, servants of God will need as never before to display confidence in Jehovah's righteousness and in the direction provided by his organization.
Correction: You need to put on the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:21-24 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. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
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