A Better World Is Near
The Bronx will be one of the thousands of communities around the globe that will receive a powerful message of hope this November as Jehovah’s Witnesses embark upon a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible’s hope for a better world.
The goal of the campaign is to distribute a special edition of The Watchtower magazine containing the cover series, “A Better World is Near.” More than 36 million printed copies of the magazine are expected to be distributed in some 230 languages to communities in 240 lands around the globe. In addition, the digital publication is available on various platforms in nearly 400 languages.
“People are longing to hear a positive message, and this is the best news possible,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “A better world is not just a dream, it’s inevitable. In fact, it is the central theme of the entire Bible."
The magazine addresses the age-old “doomsday” question “Is this world going to end?” with a comforting answer that may surprise many readers. While many religions have predicted the “end of the world,” the magazine reveals the Bible’s clear message: the earth is here forever and will never end! However, the magazine also explains the powerful truth that wickedness will soon be gone, quoting the Bible book of Psalms where it promises that the “lawless one” will be no more. (Psalm 37:10, Rotherham translation)
This positive message has been the hope of millions around the world who have prayed for ‘God’s Kingdom to come,’ a familiar refrain of many Christians taught by Jesus in what some refer to as the Lord’s Prayer.
For Tony Harris, 71, of the Bronx, this hope held the key to breaking free from a five-year heroin addiction. Harris said that, between the ages of 17 and 22, there were very few moments in which he was not high. “Before I knew what was happening, I was trapped,” he said, reflecting on the influence that drugs had over his life. “I couldn’t get out.”
Tony Harris of Bronx, NY.
This November, Jehovah's Witnesses are engaged in a special campaign focusing attention on the Bible's hope for a better world. A special edition of The Watchtower magazine containing the cover series, "A Better World is Near," is available for free at jw.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES.
With difficulty, Harris recounted the humiliations of addiction. “It strips you of all dignity and self-respect,” he said.
However, things changed when he began to study the Bible and build faith in its promises for the future. This led to a feeling of closeness with God, which he said helped him to win his battle with addiction. “The way that God helps us is amazing,” he said. “He helps us to stand up on our own two feet and take charge of our lives.”
The Watchtower has been carrying a similar message about God’s Kingdom for more than 100 years and remains the most widely translated and circulated magazine in the world. The 2021 number two edition is available free online at jw.org, where anyone can also request a free printed copy by scrolling down on the homepage to “Request A Visit.”
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