The Way to Paradise

Introduction
To Parents:
HAVE you considered your responsibility to your children? You want your children to succeed. Have you considered the way that leads to certain success? Children are God-given. "Lo, children a.re aa heritage of the Lord.’" (Psalm 127:3) The fact that God made if possible for yogi to have children implies that he intends for you to make provision for them. He so instructs in his Word. The Christian who provides not for his children is worse than an infidel. (1 Timothy 5:8) Such provision is not limited to natural food and raiment. These are but temporary. It is of greater importance to provide for the education and training of children, because these things are lasting. "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’" Proverbs 22:6.

If you would have your children succeed and bless your name in years to come, then train the child aright. Begin early and continue the training as long as the children are under your jurisdiction. Proper training will bind them to you with unbreakable ties of love.

The Lord Jesus loved children. Concerning this if is recorded that "he took them up in his arms, put h i s hands upon them, and blessed them." (Mark 10:13, 16) Jehovah manifested his love for the children by commanding his chosen people to be diligent in teaching the children concerning his law. (Deuteronomy 6 : 7) "’Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, ...that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do."--Deuteronomy 31:12.

Parents are admonished to make provision for the future aid of their children. (2 Corinthians 12:14) The lasting provision that will bring success and happiness to your children is to educate and to train them in the proper way. You may be sure that the proper way to train a child is God’s way. That you may thus train them, and as an aid to training themselves, you should provide them instruction upon God’s Word. This knowledge they cannot acquire by merely reading the Bible. They must have some help to divide rightly the Word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) This book is published provide that much-needed help. It tells the plan of God for the ultimate blessing of mankind with endless life and happiness, and tells it in such simple and plain phrase that it not only is interesting and fascinating, but makes a lasting impression upon the mind of the child. It points out the perfect, divine, and therefore the only possible, way that leads to success in the broadest sense of that term. It affords an opportunity to lay the foundation upon which the child may build enduring character. Its real value cannot be measured in gold.

To the Children:
EVERY good child has a keen desire fo grow into manhood or womanhood and to become useful and iraportant in governmental affairs. For many centuries your ancestors have diligently sought ways and means to establish a righteous and enduring government. They have been greatly disappointed. Long ago Jehovah, the great Giver of every good and perfect gift, promised that in his own due time he would establish on earth a righteous government which will rest upon the shoulder of his beloved Son, the Prince of Peace, and that this government will be the desire of all good people, showering upon them blessings of riches beyond man’s dreams. We have now approached the time when God is beginning to establish that great government. The greatest favor, then, that could come to a child just now is to learn God’s way and manner of establishing and conducting that government and then to prepare himself or herself to have part in the affairs of that government. This would insure you a blessing, and make you a blessing to others and make your name honored among men.

The Bible contains a statement of God’s plan of action for the establishment of his great and good government. The Bible could not be understood until God’s due time to have it understood. That clue time is here now because the trine has come to establish his government. Now it is possible for even the children to under stand the divine plan as set forth in the Bible.

This book is prepared for the express purpose of enabling boys and girls quickly to grasp a knowledge of the new order of things which the Lord is beginning to establish in the earth, and to point them to the way that will lead each boy and girl who obeys to complete success, joy and happiness. It describes in detail the Ruler of this new and righteous government. It shows what great love he has for the children and for their parents. It tells that he will restrain the oppressor, lighten the burden of the people, make the way of each one equal who does right, and bless them with peace. It points out that the blind eyes will be opened and the deaf ears again will hear; that the lame and the crippled will become strong, and grow up to perfection; that the sick will become well, and that in due time sorrow, suffering, and death will cease. It shows that the thorns and the thistles will be removed from the fields ; that the fresh grass and flowers will replace them; that the desert shall blossom as a rose and all the earth become a blessed and happy place in which to live. It shows that every family will own a home and enjoy the blessings thereof, sit under their own vine and fig tree and eat the fruits thereof, and none shall make them afraid. It tells that the new Ruler, in the administration of the governmental affairs, will make all happy, until every one will be joining in praise to God and manifesting kindness to each other.

The Bible is a treasure of countless value for it points the way that leads to endless life and happiness. The more you read it the more you will love it, and the more will be your love for God and for your fellow men.

J. F. Rutherford.
 
 


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