Jesus Christ is Jehovah’s Son and his closest, dearest friend. Before he lived as a man on earth, Jesus lived in heaven as a mighty spirit creature. (John 17:5) Then he came to earth to teach people the truth about God. (John 18:37) He also gave his human life to save obedient humans from sin and death. (Romans 6:23) Jesus is now the King of God’s Kingdom, a heavenly government that will bring Paradise to this earth.—Revelation 19:16.
The angels are also God’s friends. The angels did not begin their lives as humans on earth. They were created in heaven before God made the earth. (Job 38:4-7) There are millions of angels. (Daniel 7:10) These heavenly friends of God want people to learn the truth about Jehovah.—Revelation 14:6, 7.
God also has friends on the earth; he calls them his witnesses. A witness in court tells what he knows about someone or something. Jehovah’s Witnesses tell others what they know about Jehovah and his purpose. (Isaiah 43:10) Like the angels, the Witnesses want to help you learn the truth about Jehovah. They want you to be God’s friend too.
GOOD NEWS FROM GOD!
The Bible attaches great importance to the death of Jesus. Did his death have a purpose?
Should we pray to angels for help?
WHO ARE DOING JEHOVAH’S WILL TODAY?
Consider three reasons why we adopted this name.