Have you carefully read the recent issues of The Watchtower? Well, see if you can answer the following questions:
Why did Jehovah approve of the wars of ancient Israel?
Jehovah is loving. Yet, on occasion, he authorized warfare when wickedness and oppression threatened his people. God alone determined who would engage in warfare and when.—w15 11/1, pp. 4-5.
What important things can parents do to train their teenagers to serve Jehovah?
It is vital that parents have love for their teenage children and show humility by their example. It is also important that the parents show insight and strive to understand their teenagers.—w15 11/15, pp. 9-11.
Why should the pope not be considered Peter’s successor?
Matthew 16:17, 18 does not say that the apostle Peter would be head of the Christian congregation. The Bible shows that rather than Peter having primacy, Jesus was to be the cornerstone of the congregation. (1 Pet. 2:4-8)—w15 12/1, pp. 12-14.
We should consider what things before speaking?
What are some dishonest ways that Christians avoid?
True Christians avoid both lying to and slandering others. They do not make false, malicious statements that injure others, and they neither commit fraud nor steal.—wp16.1, p. 5.
Who were the “chief priests” mentioned in the Bible?
The expression “chief priests” evidently refers to principal members of the priesthood, including former high priests who had been deposed.—wp16.1, p. 10.
How should we treat someone who partakes of the Memorial emblems?
What can we learn from how Abraham became God’s friend?
Abraham took in knowledge about God, perhaps from Shem. And Abraham gained experience from the way God dealt with him and his family. We can try to do similarly.—w16.02, pp. 9-10.
How did Bible chapter and verse numbering come about?
The 13th-century cleric Stephen Langton divided the Bible into chapters. Jewish copyists first assigned verses to the Hebrew Bible, and in the 16th century, scholar Robert Estienne did likewise for the Christian Greek Scriptures.—wp16.2, pp. 14-15.
Did Satan physically take Jesus to the temple to tempt him?
In what ways can our Christian ministry be like dew?