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Published by Alphaeus
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What Would You Like to Ask God?

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THE PURPOSE OF THIS MAGAZINE, The Watchtower, is to honor Jehovah God, the Supreme Ruler of the universe. Just as watchtowers in ancient times enabled a person to observe developments from afar, so this magazine shows us the significance of world events in the light of Bible prophecies. It comforts people with the good news that God’s Kingdom, which is a real go
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NOVEMBER 1, 2012

What Would You Like to Ask God?

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Printing Each Issue: 42,182,000 IN 195 L ANGUAGES

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MAGAZINE, The Watchtower, is to honor Jehovah God, the Supreme Ruler of the universe. Just as watchtowers in ancient times enabled a person to observe developments from afar, so this magazine shows us the significance of world events in the light of Bible prophecies. It comforts people with the good news that God’s Kingdom, which is a real go

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WhatWouldYouLiketoAskGod?
 
 THE PURPOSE OF THIS MAGAZINE,
The Watchtower,
is tohonor Jehovah God, the Supreme Ruler of the universe.Justaswatchtowersinancienttimesenabledapersontoobservedevelopmentsfromafar,sothismagazineshowsus the significance of world events in the light of Bible prophecies. It comforts people with the good news that God’sKingdom, whichisarealgovernmentinheaven,willsoonbringanendtoallwickednessandtransformtheearth into a paradise. It promotes faith in Jesus Christ, who died sothat we might gain everlasting life and who isnow ruling as King of God’s Kingdom. This magazine has been published by Jehovah’s Witnesses continuouslysince 1879 and is nonpolitical. It adheres to the Bible as its authority.
 This publication is not for sale. It is provided as part of a worldwide Bible educational work supported by voluntary donations. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripturequotations are from the modern-language
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures—With References.
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FROM OUR COVER3 Should We Question God?4 Question 1: Does My Life Have a Purpose?6 Question 2: What Will Happen When I Die?8 Question 3: Why Does God Allow Me to Suffer?REGULAR FEATURES
10 The Bible Changes Lives15 Did You Know?16 Learn From God’s Word—Will God Provide a World Government?18 Keys to Family Happiness—Dealing With Debt 22 Draw Close to God—“What Is Jehovah Asking Back From You?”23 Our Readers Ask . . .Is Religious Faith an Emotional Crutch?24 My Bible Lessons
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
26 Life in Bible Times—The Shepherd29 European Court Upholds the Right to Conscientious Objection
 
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OMEsaythatitiswrongtoquestionGod.They may feel that it is disrespectful toask why God does or does not allow certainthingstohappen.Isthatyourview?If so, you may be surprised to learn thatmany good people have questioned God.Note the following examples of questionstheyhaveaskedhim:The faithful man Job:
“Why is it that thewickedthemselves keep living, have grown old,also have become superior in wealth?” 
—Job21:7.The loyal prophet Habakkuk:
“Why is it that you look on those dealing treacherously,that you keep silent when someone wicked swallows up someone more righteous than heis?” 
—Habakkuk1:13. Jesus Christ:
“My God, my God, why have youforsakenme?” 
—Matthew27:46.Ifyoureadthepassagessurroundingthosequotations, you will see no indication that Jehovah
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God was offended when askedsuch sincere questions. Really, his tolerance
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Jehovah is the name of God as revealed in the Bible.
isnotsurprising.For instance,Godisnot in-sultedwhenweaskhimtosatisfybasicphys-ical needs that keep our bodies healthy. Hegladly fills those requests. (Matthew 6:11,33) Likewise, he willingly supplies informa-tionthatcankeepusmentallyandemotion-allyhealthy.(Philippians4:6,7)Infact,Jesustoldhisdisciples:“Keeponasking,anditwillbe givenyou.” (Matthew7:7) The contextof  Jesus’ promise shows that he was talkingaboutreceivingnotonlymaterialthingsbutalsoanswerstoimportantquestions.If you had the opportunity, which of thefollowing questions would you like to askGod?
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Doesmylifehaveapurpose?
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WhatwillhappenwhenIdie?
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Whydoyouallowmetosuffer?Since “all Scripture is inspired of God,” you will find the answers God gives in hisWord, the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16) Considerboth what has prompted some to ask thequestions listed above and the answers thattheBibleprovides.
ShouldWeQuestionGod?
 THE WATCHTOWER
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