Page 5: Ruth's attitude did not escape Jehovah God's notice. He blessed the little household of Naomi and Ruth, and eventually Ruth married the Israelite Boaz. Their child, who became an ancestor of Jesus Christ, was cared for by Naomi as though it were her own. This history is an example of how Jehovah cherishes widows who draw close to him and trust in him. Further, the Bible tells us that he values those who lovingly help widows in their trials.
Note: Jesus Christ values those who lovingly help widows in their trials.
Matthew 25:31-40 "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. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'"
Page 5: When offering help to a widow, it is best to be clear and specific but not overbearing. Avoid vague comments such as, "Let me know if you need anything." That could amount to saying, "Keep warm and well fed" to someone who is cold and hungry and then doing nothing to help. (James 2:16) Many people will not ask for assistance when they need something; instead, they suffer in silence. To help such ones takes discernment, perceiving what their needs are.
Note: True Christians will help others from a sincere heart through motivation from God.
2 Corinthians 8:16-17 But thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus. For he not only accepted the exhortation, but being more diligent, he went to you of his own accord.
Page 6: Family members and friends cannot, of course, fill the void left by the death of a mate. For this reason it is important for the bereaved person to draw especially close to "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation." (2 Cor 1:3, 4)
Note: True Christians are comforted through Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
Page 6: Congregation elders can especially offer friendship in a kindly way to grieving widows. By providing regular spiritual support and comfort in a tactful and discerning way, elders can help them stay close to Jehovah despite their trials. Where necessary, elders can also help in arranging for material support. Such compassionate, discerning elders truly become "a hiding place from the wind." - Isaiah 32:2; Acts 6:1-3.
Note: True Christians stay close to Jesus Christ for godly rest.
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Pages 6-7: The one whom aged Anna rejoiced to see some two thousand years ago has now become the Messianic King of God's heavenly Kingdom. This government will soon eliminate all causes for sorrow, including death. In this regard, Revelation 21:3, 4 says: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind ... And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
Correction: Jesus Christ will eliminate all causes for sorrow, including death.
John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Revelation 19:15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Page 7: But there is even more good news! The Bible also promises a resurrection for the dead. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus') voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)
Correction: The Watchtower does not give a complete picture of the final judgment.
John 5:28-29 "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."
Page 7: Just like Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from the dead, they will come out as humans, not spirit creatures. (John 11:43, 44) Those who thereafter 'do good things' will be brought to human perfection and personally experience Jehovah's fatherly care as he 'opens his hand and satisfies the desire of every living thing.' - Psalm 145:16.
Note: Have you done the good thing of placing your sincere belief 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 7: Those who have lost a loved one in death and who put faith in this sure hope find it a source of great comfort. (1 Thessalonians 4:13)
Note: Have you done the good thing of placing your sincere belief in Jesus Christ?
1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
Page 8: Christians are not immune to the stresses and strains of these "critical times hard to deal with," and it is not surprising that faithful servants of Jehovah sometimes become discouraged.
Note: True Christians will suffer due to their identification with Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Page 8: Still, Christians can be joyful, even when under trial. (Acts 5:40, 41) To understand how this is possible, consider first what joy is.
Note: Have you rejoiced due to suffering for the name of Jesus Christ?
Acts 5:40-41 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
Page 8: Joy has been defined as "the emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good." Consequently, if we take the time to count our present blessings while meditating on the joys that await us in God's new world, we can by joyful.
Correction: True Christians will have joy from Jesus Christ.
John 15:11 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full."
Page 8: And all true Christians, regardless of their circumstances, can rejoice in the privilege of knowing Jehovah, "the happy God," and Jesus Christ, "the happy and only Potentate."
Note: Do you know Jesus Christ as God?
1 Timothy 6:13-16 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
Page 9: However, Jehovah did not allow the ungrateful attitude of Adam and Eve to rob him of his joy. He was confident that the hearts of at least some of their offspring would be moved to serve him.
Correction: The Watchtower has humanized God the Father.
Ephesians 1:3-6 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.
Page 9: What about Jesus - how did he maintain his joy? As a mighty spirit creature in heaven, Jesus had every opportunity to observe the activities of men and women on earth. Their imperfections were obvious, yet Jesus loved them. (Proverbs 8:31)
Correction: Jesus Christ is not a woman
Proverbs 8:1-5 Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: "To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men. O you simple ones, understand prudence, and you fools, be of an understanding heart."
Note: When will you listen to wisdom and have an understanding heart for Jesus Christ?
Page 9: Later, when he came to earth and actually "resided among" humans, his view of mankind did not change. (John 1:14) What enabled the perfect Son of God to maintain such a positive view of the sinful human family?
Answer: Jesus Christ is God.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Page 9: First of all, Jesus was reasonable in his expectations both of himself and of others. He knew that he was not going to convert the world. (Matthew 10:32-39) So he rejoiced when even one sincere person responded favorably to the Kingdom message.
Correction: The Kingdom message concerns Jesus Christ. Are you preaching Jesus Christ?
Matthew 10:32 "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven."
Page 9: Significantly, in prayer to his heavenly Father, Jesus summarized the positive course that his disciples had taken up to that point: "They have observed your word." - John 17:6.
Note: The word of God is the word of the Father and the Son.
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Note: Listen to the words of Jesus Christ in context and be freed from the Watchtower.
Page 10: Even if the majority refuse to respond to the good news, we have every reason to be joyful as we engage in the field ministry. Remember that Jehovah was clearly confident that some humans would be moved to serve him. Like Jehovah, we should never give up hope that at least some will eventually see the issue and accept the Kingdom message.
Correction: The Kingdom message concerns Jesus Christ. Are you preaching Jesus Christ?
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the good news which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you; unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
Note: The Watchtower has placed Jehovah's Witnesses under a curse of God.
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.
Pages 10-11: When pressures mount or when life deals you a crushing blow, where can you turn for comfort? Millions of Jehovah's dedicated servants turn first to Jehovah in prayer, then to their Christian brothers and sisters.
Note: True Christians will turn to Jesus Christ.
John 14:14 "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." (none selfish help)
Page 11: While on earth, Jesus himself valued the support of his disciples. On the night before his death, he spoke of them as "the ones that have stuck with me in my trials." (Luke 22:28) Of course, those disciples were imperfect, but their loyalty was a comfort to the Son of God.
Correction: The disciples also deserted Jesus Christ that very night.
Luke 22:34 Then He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me."
Mark 14:27 Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: 'I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'"
Pages 13-14: By counting their blessings, the greatest of which is having a close personal relationship with Jehovah, these faithful Christians were able to "continue to rejoice." (2 Corinthians 13:11) Of course, their distressing circumstances were not easy to endure. But they did not cease to rejoice in Jehovah.
Note: True Christians will have a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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."
Note: True Christians will be rejoicing in the message of Jesus Christ.
Acts 8:37-39 Then Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
Page 14: Today, our Christian hope - be it heavenly or earthly - can help us to maintain our joy even when we face adversities.
Note: True Christians will have 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 14: As Christians, we too expect to be persecuted. (2 Timothy 3:12) Further, we realize that "time and unforeseen occurrence" befall us all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
Note: True Christians will suffer persecution for the good news of Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:8-9 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my good news, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.
Page 14: Unless we keep our Kingdom hope clearly in focus, we may be endangered spiritually when such trials occur. Accordingly, we do well to ask ourselves, 'Do I "rejoice in the hope"? How often do I take the time to meditate on it? Is the coming Paradise real to me? Do I see myself there?
Correction: Is the return of Jesus Christ real to you?
1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?
Page 14: 'Am I eager for the end of the present system of things to come as I was when I first learned the truth?' This last question deserves serious thought.
Correction: The Watchtower is in violation of the Word of God.
Amos 5:18 Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For what good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and not light.
Page 14: Paul further counseled the Romans to "endure under tribulation." (Romans 12:12) Paul was no stranger to tribulation. Once, he saw in a vision a man who invited him to "step over into Macedonia" to help people there to learn about Jehovah. (Acts 16:9)
Note: Paul was suffering for Jesus Christ.
Acts 15:24-26 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your souls, saying, "You must be circumcised and keep the law"; to whom we gave no such commandment; it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Note: Has the Watchtower been unsettling your soul with Old Testament law?
Page 14: After they had preached in the Macedonian city of Philippi, Paul and Silas were flogged and thrown into prison. Clearly, some citizens of Philippi were not merely indifferent to the Kingdom message - they were bitterly opposed.
Correction: They were thrown into prison for the casting out of demons in the name of Jesus.
Acts 16:18-19 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And he came out that very hour. But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities."
Page 14: Of course, the pain from the beating gave Paul and Silas no joy, but that is not what the two missionaries focused on. Their thoughts were centered on Jehovah and the ways in which he was blessing them. By joyfully 'enduring under tribulation,' Paul and Silas served as fine examples for their brothers in Philippi and elsewhere.
Correction: Their thoughts were focused on the salvation of others in Jesus Christ.
Acts 16:30-31 And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household."
Note: Have you placed your sincere belief in Jesus Christ?
Page 15: Paul wrote: "Persevere in prayer." (Romans 12:12) Do you pray when you have anxious moments? What do you pray about? Likely you mention your specific problem and ask for Jehovah's help.
Note: Have you asked Jesus Christ for help?
John 14:13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."
Page 15: But you can also include expressions of thankgiving for the blessings you enjoy. When problems arise, reflecting on Jehovah's goodness in his dealings with us helps us to "rejoice in the hope."
Note: True Christians rejoice abundantly 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 15: Jesus encourages his followers to keep a positive spirit when they meet with various trials. He says: "Happy are you when people reproach you and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake." (Matthew 5:11)
Note: Are you suffering for Jesus Christ?
Page 15: Our ability to withstand opposition is proof that Jehovah's spirit is upon us. The apostle Peter told fellow Christians in his day: "If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy, because the spirit of glory, even the spirit of God, is resting upon you."
Note: Are you suffering for the name of Jesus Christ?
Page 16: Do not conclude that Ella possesses some unusual gift that allows her to face such challenges. Referring to the period of interrogation that she underwent in the months before she received her sentence, Ella admits: "I remember my teeth chattering, and I felt like a frightened sparrow." However, Ella has strong faith in Jehovah.
Correction: True Christians will have boldness from their faith 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.
Page 16: As a result, God is more real to her than before. She explains: "Every time I entered the interrogation room, I felt peace come over me .... The more terrifying the situation, the deeper the peace became." Jehovah was the source of that peace. The apostle Paul explains: "Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard yours hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus."
Note: Do you have the peace of God from Jesus Christ?
Page 16: Ella, who has since been released, maintained her joy despite hardship. She did this, not in her own strength, but in the strength that Jehovah provided her. The same was true of the apostle Paul, who wrote: "Most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast as respects my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may like a tent remain over me .... For when I am weak, then I am powerful." - 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10.
Note: Do you have boldness due to the power of Jesus Christ in your life?
Page 18: When we get tired, let us never conclude that we can reduce the pressure on us and regain our joy by cutting back on personal Bible study, field service, and meeting attendance. Why, these are vital ways in which we can receive Jehovah's holy spirit, a product of which is joy. (Galatians 5:22)
Correction: Have you preached Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:18-19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient; in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
Page 18: Christian activities are always refreshing and usually not excessively tiring. (Matthew 11:28-30) It is far more likely that secular or recreational activities, not spiritual ones, are contributing to our fatigue.
Correction: True Christians activity is being a witness for Jesus Christ.
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 18: Christians are privileged to serve "the happy God." (1 Timothy 1:11) As we have seen, we can maintain our joy even when we are beset by serious problems.
Note: True Christians are servants of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:1-2 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him (Christ) to show His (Christ) servants; things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His (Christ) servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
Page 18: Let us keep the Kingdom hope before us, adjust our viewpoint when necessary, and keep our life simple.
Note: The Kingdom of God concerns 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.
Page 18: Then, whatever situation we find ourselves in, we will respond to the apostle Paul's words: "Always rejoice in the Lord. Once more I say, Rejoice!" - Philippians 4:4.
Note: True Christians rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ. Are you?
Philippians 4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Page 19: GOD'S Word, the Bible, says: "Maintain your conduct fine among the nations, that, in the thing in which they are speaking against you as evildoers, they may as a result of your fine works of which they are eyewitnesses glorify God in the day for his inspection." (1 Peter 2:12) True Christians, therefore, endeavor to maintain the conduct in order to avoid bringing reproach upon Jehovah's name.
Correction: True Christians glorify Jesus Christ when they suffer for His name.
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: Non Christians will blaspheme the name of Jesus Christ whether they are prompted or not.
Page 20: Adherents of spiritism are found in many countries, and they gather in congregations and churches.
Correction: The Watchtower is trying to slander the true Christians of Christendom.
Galatians 2:4-5 And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage), to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the good news might continue with you.
Note: Sadly, false Christians are in every congregation of Christendom.
Page 20: Many spiritists believe in reincarnation. One spiritist publication states: "Reincarnation is the only doctrine that measures up to our idea of divine justice; it is the only doctrine that can explain the future and strengthen our hopes."
Note: Spiritists are pagans since they do not believe in judgment upon death.
Hebrews 9:27-28 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Page 21: Later, Lazarus died again. So, what purpose did his resurrection serve? Along with the other resurrections Jesus performed, it reinforces our trust in God's promise that His faithful servants will be raised from the dead in His due time. Those miracles of Jesus add powerful weight to his words: "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." - John 11:25.
Correction: The purpose of the resurrection was to glorify Jesus Christ.
John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."
Note: The glory of God is for God only.
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.
Page 21: As was the case with Lazarus, that will be a resurrection of dead people. It will not be a reuniting of conscious spirits with resurrected bodies that have decomposed and may even have been absorbed into other living organisms.
Correction: The Bible teaches that every human is a trinity of substance.
1 Th 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Note: Aristotle and the Watchtower teach that the soul is the body.
Page 23: Jesus declared: "Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every utterance coming forth through Jehovah's mouth." (Matthew 4:4) Yes, our spiritual needs are satisfied when we read God's Word, the Bible, and conduct our lives in harmony with it.
Note: According to the Bible, have you come to Jesus Christ to be taught by God?
John 6:45 "It is written in the prophets, 'and they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me."
Page 23: Many, including spiritists, recognize that God is the Supreme Being, eternal, infinitely perfect, kind, good, and just. But the Bible reveals much more. It discloses that he has a personal name, Jehovah, which we must honor as Jesus did. (Matthew 6:9; John 17:6)
Correction: Jesus Christ honored the person of the Father.
Matthew 6:9 "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name."
Note: The model prayer does not say: "Hallowed by Your name, Jehovah."
Note: True Christians will be doing everything in the name of Jesus Christ.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God (which person) the Father through Him.
Page 23: It portrays God as a real person with whom humans can enjoy a close relationship.
Note: Do you personally know Jesus Christ?
John 8:19 Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also."
Page 23: Reading the Bible, we learn that God is merciful and that he "has not done to us even according to our sins; nor according to our errors has he brought upon us what we deserve."
Note: Do you want eternal life?
Jude 1:20-21 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Page 23: Through his written Word, the Sovereign Lord Jehovah reveals his love, supremacy, and reasonableness. He is the One who guides and protects obedient humans. Getting to know Jehovah and his Son, Jesus Christ, "means everlasting life." - John 17:3.
Note: Do you want eternal life?
1 John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
Page 23: By means of Jesus Christ, Jehovah will free mankind from inherited sin and imperfection, and obedient humans will inherit eternal life on a paradise earth. At that time, both their physical and spiritual needs will be completely satisfied. - Matthew 5:5.
Note: At that time, the pure in heart will see God.
Job 19:25-27 For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Note: Are you pure in heart?
Back Cover: Paul was counseling the first-century Christians to make wise use of the opportune period, or season of favor, they currently enjoyed, before its end would come and divine mercy and the offer of salvation would be withdrawn. - Romans 13:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-11.
Note: Do you want eternal life?
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Back Cover: We are living in a similar opportune period of time. Rather than squander this never-to-be-repeated season of favor by pursuing the temporary pleasures offered by the world, Christians are wise if they use the time available to them to perform "deeds of godly devotion" and thus strengthen their relationship with the Creator, Jehovah God. - Philippians 1:10.
Note: Have you been given fruits of righteousness from Jesus Christ? (Romans 3:21-22)
Philippians 1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
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