Page 9: Can we learn a lesson from Peter's introduction? Is not counsel more acceptable if we first review with listeners features of the grand Kingdom hope that we treasure in common?
Correction: 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 10: God is not partial; he does not favor one race or nationality over another.
Note: All true Christians are registered in heaven.
Hebrews 12:22-24 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Page 10: Brother Franz remained confident in God's promise of a heavenly resurrection, and he held fast to the faith until his death at age 99. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44; Philippians 3:13, 14; 2 Timothy 2:10-12) Similarly, millions are holding fast to the faith, keeping their focus on God's promise of an earthly paradise in which people will live forever in happiness. Are you one of these? - Luke 23:43; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:3, 4.
Correction: The great multitude in heaven returns with Jesus Christ to the earth.
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!
Revelation 19:8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Revelation 19:14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
Page 11: Anointed Christians who supply to their faith these seven things will enjoy a grand reward, as Peter says: "There will be richly supplied to you the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:11) The "other sheep" will receive an everlasting inheritance in the earthly realm of God's Kingdom. John 10:16; Matthew 25:33, 34.
Correction: The "other sheep" Gentiles were added to the believing Jews to form one flock.
John 10:16 "And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd."
Page 12: Peter, James, and John were present with Jesus when they saw a vision of him in Kingdom power. Peter explains: "He received from God the Father honor and glory, when words such as these were borne to him by the magnificent glory: 'This is my son, my beloved, whom I myself have approved.'"
Note: God does not share His glory with anyone!
Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.
Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
Matthew 25:31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
Page 13: We need to be Bible students, for Peter concludes chapter 1: "No prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. For prophecy was at no time brought by man's will, but men spoke from God as they were born along by holy spirit." - 2 Peter 1:20, 21.
Note: This is a good warning for the Governing Body and their false prophecies.
Page 21: A miniature "day of Jehovah" came in 607 B.C.E. when Jehovah executed vengeance upon his wayward people. (Zephaniah 1:14-18)
Correction: This prophecy is still future and is speaking about the destruction of all the ungodly.
Zephaniah 3:8 "Therefore wait for Me," says the LORD, "Until the day I rise up for plunder; My determination is to gather the nations To My assembly of kingdoms, To pour on them My indignation, All my fierce anger; All the earth shall be devoured With the fire of My jealousy."
Page 21: Since the year 1914, we have seen the sign being fulfilled that Jesus gave for "the conclusion of the system of things" as well as the things the apostle Paul mentioned would identify "the last days." (2 Timothy 3: 1-5)
Correction: The sign will be the visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth.
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 22: The literal heavens and earth did not perish in the Deluge, neither will they during Jehovah's day.
Correction: The vapor canopy of the atmosphere and the earth disappeared during the flood.
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Genesis 7:20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
Page 23: Ah, what grand relief! Christ and his 144,000 corulers will compose a "new" governmental "heavens," and people who survive the end of this world will make up the "new earth." - 1 John 2:17; Revelation 5:9, 10; 14:1, 3
Correction: Jesus Christ will rule from the earth.
Ezekiel 43:7 And He said to me, "Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. No more shall the house of Israel defile My holy name, they nor their kings, by their harlotry or with the carcasses of their kings on their high places.
Zechariah 14:16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Revelation 21:2-3 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
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