Page 5: Jesus was more than just a good man. He was in every respect a faithful reflection of the beautiful personality of his Father, Jehovah God.-John 14:9, 10; Hebrews 1:3.
Correction: Jesus Christ is the exact image of the Father who together are Jehovah God.
Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Philippians 2:6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
Colossians 2:2-4 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.
Page 5: Jesus proclaimed God's Kingdom as the only hope for distressed humanity, and he trained his disciples to continue this preaching work.-Matthew 4:17; 10:5-7; 28:19, 20.
Correction: Jesus Christ proclaimed Himself as the only hope for all humanity.
John 3:14-16 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 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."
John 8:18 "I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me."
Page 5: On Nisan 16, Jesus was resurrected, and shortly thereafter he ascended back to heaven to pay over to his Father the ransom value of his perfect human life.
Correction: Jesus Christ reconciled true believers back to the Father through His death.
John 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
Hebrews 9:28 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 6: The sad fact is that Christendom has become a breeding grounding for man-made traditions. The doctrines of the immortal soul, the Trinity, and a fiery hell are just some of the teachings that are contrary to the Bible. But the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures were not responsible for this corruption of truth.
Correction: According to the Holy Bible, the Watchtower is wrong!
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?"
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."
Mark 9:43-46 "If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched; where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.' And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched; where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.' "
Page 10: Each time Jesus replied in Scriptural, unequivocal terms. (Matthew 4:1-10) But further trials awaited him-persecution, ridicule, betrayal by Judas, false accusations, and then death on a torture stake.
Correction: The Watchtower torture stake is a fable since Jesus Christ died on a Roman cross.
A structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
John 20:25-28 The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe." And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
Page 12: He has established his heavenly Kingdom, cleared the heavens of Satan and his demons, and restored true worship here on earth. (Revelation 12:7-12)
Correction: Jesus Christ is not Michael the archangel.
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord (kurios) rebuke you!" Jude 1:17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord (kurios) Jesus Christ:
Correction: Jesus Christ watched Michael cast out Satan from the throne of God.
Luke 10:18 And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."
Revelation 5:6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Page 13: Jehovah, who hears our prayers, may speed up our restoration by refreshing us through loving elders, articles in The Watchtower, or meeting parts that seem designed just for us.
Correction: Restoration will be speeded up through reading of the Holy Bible.
Psalm 119:25 My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
Psalm 119:28 My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.
Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
Psalm 119:81 My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word.
Psalm 119:107 I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
Psalm 119:154 Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
Psalm 119:162 I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.
Page 13: Our trust in Jehovah moves us to entreat him: "Cause me to hear your lovingkindness, for in you I have put my trust. Make known to me the way in which I should walk."
Note: We are blessed if we put our 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 13: It is similar today with the remnant of spirit-anointed ones on earth and their companions. They consider their relationship with Jehovah to be precious as they entreat him for guidance.
Correction: The are no special class of Christians.
Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.
Page 14: The Bible clearly says that the dead "are conscious of nothing at all." There is no knowledge in Sheol, the common grave of mankind. (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10)
Correction: The dead are conscious after death.
Luke 16:22-25 "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. Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.' But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented."
Note: Dead bodies are conscious of nothing but souls are.
Page 14: What are the prospects for those of us who learn from God? Jesus said: "It is written in the Prophets, 'And they will all be taught by Jehovah.' Everyone that has heard from the Father and has learned come to me....Most truly I say to you, He that believes has everlasting life."
Note: The Watchtower practices the editing of the Word of God.
John 6:44-48 "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 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. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life."
Page 15: Jesus was quoting from Isaiah 54:13, which was addressed to God's symbolic woman, heavenly Zion. That prophecy has particular application to her sons, the 144,000 spirit-begotten disciples of Jesus Christ.
Correction: Isaiah 54:13 was addressed to earthly Israel.
Isaiah 54:3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.
Page 15: As a result, millions of others who make up "a great crowd" also benefit from being taught by Jehovah. They have the unique prospect of learning without death interrupting the process. How so? Well, they are in line to survive the fast-approaching "great tribulation" and to enjoy everlasting life on a paradise earth.-Revelation 7:9, 10, 13-17.
Correction: The "great crowd" will be in heaven during the "great tribulation."
Revelation 7:9-10 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
Page 15: From Pentecost onward, Jehovah has progressively been revealing "the deep things of God" contained in his written Word. (1 Corinthians 2:10-13) This he has done through a visible channel that Jesus termed "the faithful and discreet slave." It provides spiritual food that is considered in the teaching program for congregations of God's people worldwide.
Correction: God uses the invisible Holy Spirit to reveal "the deep things of God."
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."
1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
Correction: The faithful and discreet slave will be blessed when he not it is doing the will of Jesus Christ when He returns.
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 19: Ours is a spiritual fight, for which we need to be equipped with spiritual armor. (Ephesians 6:10-13) Through his Word and his congregated people, Jehovah teaches us to wage a successful spiritual fight.
Correction: The Watchtower forgot about righteousness, the gospel, faith, and salvation.
Ephesians 6:14-17 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Page 19: It is imperative to recognize that being taught to do Jehovah's will benefits us greatly. Understandably, we must do our part by paying close attention so as to learn and then follow the instructions that come to us through his Son as well as through his Word and congregated people.
Correction: The Watchtower forgot about the Holy Spirit.
John 14:16-17 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
John 16:13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:11-13 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
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