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Quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.—Ps. 80: 18.
Candid observers fail to understand why Jehovah's witnesses are so zealous and the orthodox churchgoers to apathetic. It is not that Jehovah's witnesses as people are any different. Most of them were at one time apathetic and listless members of orthodox religious congregations. The key point is that they changed their spiritual diet, or, more accurately, broke the spiritual fast forced upon them in Christendom's congregations. Not getting spiritual food, they had no spiritual strength for Christian labors. But when they broke from the parched, famine- stricken religious pastures of Christendom and began to feed upon the rich, nourishing spiritual food of God's Word, the Bible, they became strengthened and energized and spiritually bubbling over. And continued feeding renews strength for continuous bubbling over in fervent and zealous Christian preaching. Through their gospel-preaching thousands are discovering bounteous supplies of spiritual food. W 4/1
According to the belief of some, such as the Seventh-Day Adventists, “the present life is given to man as a probation. Death closes it.” An “investigative judgment” determining the fate of each individual takes place before the return of Christ; and at his return the righteous will be rewarded with ...