Sunday, June 28th, 2009
"You had no hope." (Ephesians 2:12)
The vast majority of mankind are unaware of the real significance of world events. In addition, the loss of loved ones in death or other personal tragedies leave many distraught. Without accurate knowledge of why such things happen and where the solution lies, these people are without hope. "Babylon the Great," the world empire of false religion, has brought little comfort to the masses. On the contrary, by means of "the wine of her fornication," she has made multitudes stagger in spiritual confusion. Moreover, by acting like a harlot, false religion has seduced and controlled "the kings of the earth," using lying doctrines and spiritistic practices to keep the masses in passive subservience to their political masters. False religion has thus gained power and influence, but at the same time, she has completely rejected religious truth."-Revelation 17:1, 2, 5; 18:23.
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 1:5, 6)
*Its amazing to see how people (who've been lied to or deceived all their life by false religious doctrines) finally find out "the truth" it can turn a lightbulb on inside of them and make such a positive impact in their lives. I read the cutest thing I ever heard in the 2009 Yearbook on pg. 12, about a man in a Central Asian land where our work is restricted, who managed to obtain the brochure What Does God Require of Us? in his own language. He read it on his own and was so moved that he went to a nearby river and "baptized" himself! lol. He learned later that he needed to study the Bible first and get baptized properly, which he did, and now he shares "the truth" about the Bible with others. yay =)