Hold Fast to the Truth

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Hold Fast to the Truth


 We should take seriously what Jehovah tells us in his Word. He is what
he says he is, and he will do what he says he will do. We have every
reason to trust in God. We can believe it when Jehovah says that
he will bring “vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do
not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus.” (2 Thessalonians 1:8)
We
may also take Jehovah at his word when he says that he loves those who
pursue righteousness, when he says that he will grant everlasting life
to those who exercise faith, and when he says that he will eliminate
pain, outcry, and even death. Jehovah underscored the reliability of
this last promise by giving this instruction to the apostle John:

“Write, because these words are faithful and true.”—Revelation 21:4, 5;
Proverbs 15:9; John 3:36.


 Satan
is the exact opposite of Jehovah. Rather than enlighten, he deceives.
To achieve his aim to turn people away from pure worship, Satan promotes
an array of lies. For example, Satan would have us believe that God is
emotionally distant and insensitive to the suffering on earth. Yet, the
Bible shows that Jehovah cares deeply for his creatures and deplores
badness and suffering. (Acts
17:24-30)
Satan also wants people to believe that spiritual
pursuits are a waste of time. On the contrary,
the
Scriptures assure us that “God is not unrighteous so as to forget your
work and the love you showed for his name.” Moreover, they clearly state
that “he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him.”—Hebrews
6:10; 11:6.


 Concerning Satan, the apostle
Paul wrote:
“The god of this system of things has
blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the
glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not
shine through.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Like Eve,
some are thoroughly deceived by Satan the Devil. Others follow the
course of Adam, who was not deceived but who deliberately chose the path
of disobedience. (Jude 5, 11) Thus,
it is essential that Christians remain vigilant and hold fast to the
truth.

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