However, the New World Translation which was issued last year renders Matthew 19:24: “Again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to get through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to get into the kingdom of God.” But Luke 18:25 uses a different Greek word in the original Bible and hence the New World Translation renders that verse: “It is easier, in fact, for a camel to get through the eye of a sewing needle than for a rich man to get into the kingdom of God.” We believe that Jesus meant a literal sewing needle and a literal camel, to illustrate the impossibility of the thing without God’s extreme help.
● Would one of Jehovah’s witnesses be wise to say he accepts as from the Lord and true each issue of The Watchtower even before he opens it? or should he say it is provided by the “faithful and discreet slave” but he will prove everything in it before accepting it?—L. P., Montana.
If the heavenly Father would not give a stone or serpent or scorpion to a child who asked for bread or fish or an egg from him, and if The Watchtower is a gift from Jehovah through Christ by the “faithful and discreet slave”, are we to take each issue of The Watchtower into our hands as if we were going to be bruised by a stone or bitten by a serpent or stung by a scorpion? (Matt. 7:7-11; Luke 11:9-13, NW) Are we to be doubtful and suspicious about each succeeding issue? The Beroeans first “received the word with the greatest readiness of mind”, and then they went to “carefully examining the Scriptures daily as to whether these things were so”. (Acts 17:11, NW) So we should receive The Watchtower as an instrument that is always endeavoring to bring us the truth, if our past experience with it warrants that, and then, not in a combative spirit, we should Beroeanlike prove by the Scriptures what it says. That is what we want you to do, that you may be convinced and make these things your very own.
“PURE LANGUAGE” TESTIMONY PERIOD
There is only one pure language among the thousands spoken today. It is the pure language of truth, God’s Word. Almighty God provided it for all peoples of many nationalities. To enable many to learn this pure language, the month of June has been set aside as the “Pure Language” Testimony Period. (Zeph. 3:9) Now is the time for this pure language to be made known to all life seekers; so why not take it up, speak it forth, and help others to learn it and live? Offering them the book “This Means Everlasting Life” and a 32-page booklet, on a contribution of 35c, makes this simple and easy to accomplish. Unite with Jehovah’s! witnesses in this educational campaign. Then report your activity and add it to this world-wide work during this period, all to the honor of the Creator.
1951 DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES—U. S. AND CANADA
Chicago, Ill., May 18-20,-International Amphitheatre, 43rd and South Halsted Sts.
Dallas, Texas (White & Col.), May 18-20, Fair Park Automobile Bldg., State Fair Park.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 18-20, Minneapolis Armory, 6th Ave. S. and 6th St. S.
Toronto, Ont., May 18-20, Varsity Arena, 275 Bloor St. W. and Maple Leaf Gardens, Carlton and Church Sts.
Denver, Colo., May 25-27, City Auditorium, 14th and Curtis Sts.
Montreal, Que., May 25-27, The Auditorium, 4110 Lasalle Blvd., Verdun.
Winnipeg, Man., May 25-27, Amphitheatre Rink.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 1-3, City Convention Hall.
San Francisco, Calif., June 1-3,-Cow Palace, Geneva Ave. and Rio Verde St.
Saint John, N. B., June 1-3, Curling Rink, Lansdowne Ave.
Vancouver, B.C., June 1-3, Forum Building, Pacific National Exhibition.
Atlanta, Ga., June 8-10, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, Courtland and Gilmer Sts.
Atlanta, Ga. (Colored), June 8-10, Sunset Casino, 690 Magnolia St. N. W.
Edmonton, Alta., June 8-10, Edmonton Gardens, Exhibition Grounds.
The time and place for the 1951 district assemblies are listed above. Be sure to attend and partake of Jehovah’s bountiful blessings.
Week of June 17: Healing for Life in the New World, ¶1-20.
Week of June 24: Healing for Life in the New World, ¶21-24; also The More Important Healing, ¶1-14.
Week of July 1: The More Important Healing, ¶15-19; also Leaves of Healing, ¶1-11.