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Jehovah’s Witnesses

What Does the Bible Really Teach?

This Bible study tool is designed to help you learn what the Bible says on various topics, including why we suffer, what happens at death, how to have a happy family life, and more.

Is This What God Purposed?

You may wonder why there are so many problems today. Did you know that the Bible says real change is coming and that you can benefit?

CHAPTER 1

What Is the Truth About God?

Do you think God cares about you personally? Learn about his personality and how you can draw close to him.

CHAPTER 2

The Bible—A Book From God

How can the Bible help you cope with personal problems? Why can you trust its prophecies?

CHAPTER 3

What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

Will God’s purpose for an earthly paradise ever be realized? If so, when?

CHAPTER 4

Who Is Jesus Christ?

Learn why Jesus is the promised Messiah, where he came from, and why he is Jehovah’s only-begotten Son.

CHAPTER 5

The Ransom—God’s Greatest Gift

What is the ransom? How can you benefit from it?

CHAPTER 6

Where Are the Dead?

Learn what the Bible says about where the dead are and why humans die.

CHAPTER 7

Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died

Have you lost a loved one in death? Is it possible to see them again? Learn what the Bible teaches about resurrection.

CHAPTER 8

What Is God’s Kingdom?

Many people know the Lord’s Prayer. What is the meaning of the phrase: “Let your kingdom come”?

CHAPTER 9

Are We Living in “the Last Days”?

Consider how actions and attitudes around us prove that we are now living in “the last days” that the Bible foretold.

CHAPTER 10

Spirit Creatures—How They Affect Us

The Bible speaks of angels and demons. Can these spirit creatures be real? Can they affect your life?

CHAPTER 11

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Many think God is to blame for all the suffering in the world. What do you think? Learn what God says about the reasons for suffering.

CHAPTER 12

Living in a Way That Pleases God

It is possible to live a life pleasing to Jehovah. In fact, you can become his friend.

CHAPTER 13

A Godly View of Life

How does God view abortion, blood transfusions, and the life of an animal?

CHAPTER 14

How to Make Your Family Life Happy

The love Jesus showed is an example that husbands, wives, parents, and children can imitate. What do we learn from him?

CHAPTER 15

Worship That God Approves

Consider six features that identify those who practice true religion.

CHAPTER 16

Take Your Stand for True Worship

What challenges might you face when sharing your beliefs with others? How can you do so without offending them?

CHAPTER 17

Draw Close to God in Prayer

Does God listen when you pray? To answer that question, you need to understand what the Bible teaches about prayer.

CHAPTER 18

Baptism and Your Relationship With God

What steps are needed to qualify for Christian baptism? Learn what it symbolizes and how it should be performed.

CHAPTER 19

Remain in God’s Love

How can we show love and gratitude for all that God has done?

APPENDIX

The Divine Name—Its Use and Its Meaning

God’s personal name has been removed from many Bible translations. Why? Is using God’s name important?

APPENDIX

How Daniel’s Prophecy Foretells the Messiah’s Arrival

More than 500 years in advance, God revealed the exact time when the Messiah would arrive. Learn about this fascinating prophecy!

APPENDIX

Jesus Christ—The Promised Messiah

Jesus fulfilled all the Bible prophecies about the Messiah. Verify in your Bible that these prophecies were fulfilled in every detail.

APPENDIX

The Truth About the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Many people believe that the Trinity doctrine is taught in the Bible. Is that true?

APPENDIX

Why True Christians Do Not Use the Cross in Worship

Did Jesus really die on a cross? Read the answer from the Bible itself.

APPENDIX

The Lord’s Evening Meal—An Observance That Honors God

Christians are commanded to observe the Memorial of Christ’s death. When and how should it be observed?

APPENDIX

“Soul” and “Spirit”—What Do These Terms Really Mean?

Many think that at death an invisible part of a human leaves the body and lives on. What does God’s Word tell us?

APPENDIX

What Are Sheol and Hades?

Some Bible translations use the words “grave” or “hell” for Sheol and Hades. What do these words really mean?

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Judgment Day—What Is It?

Learn how Judgment Day will be a blessing to all faithful mankind.

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1914—A Significant Year in Bible Prophecy

What Biblical evidence is there that 1914 was a significant year?

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Who Is Michael the Archangel?

The Bible tells the identity of this powerful archangel. Learn more about him and what he is doing now.

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Identifying “Babylon the Great”

The book of Revelation speaks of a woman named “Babylon the Great.” Is she a literal woman? What does the Bible say about her?

APPENDIX

Was Jesus Born in December?

Consider the weather conditions at the time of the year Jesus was born. What does that tell us?

APPENDIX

Should We Celebrate Holidays?

What are the origins of many of the holidays that are popular where you live? The answers may surprise you.