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VOL. XXXVII. FEBRUARY 1 NO. 3
A. D. 1916--A. M. 6044

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CONTENTS

What Is Embodied in True Humility . 35
Suggestions for Self-Examination . 35
Humility the Path to Glory . . . 35
Illustration of True Submission. . 36
Illustration of False Humility . . 36
The Highest Standard of Obedience . 37
Typical Experiences of Elijah and Elisha 38
A Word of Warning . . . . 38
The "Chariot"--the "Fire"--the
"Whirlwind" . . . . . 39
What Elijah's Mantle May Signify . 39
The Humble to Be Exalted . . . . 40
Satan's Counterfeit of True Religion . 41
Christian Communism . . . . . 44
Why Repentance Was Not Preached . 45
Persecution's Good Results . . . . 46
Error's Bitter Fruitage. . . . 46
Opposition Inspired by Selfishness . 46
Gradual Triumph of the Light . . 47
Some Interesting Letters . . . . 47

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N. Y., U. S. A.

Foreign Agencies:-British Branch: LONDON TABERNACLE, Lancaster Gate, London, W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Flinders Building, Flinders St., Melbourne. Please address the SOCIETY in every case.

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SEND MONEY BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY.
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Terms to the Lord's Poor as Follows:-All Bible Students who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for this Journal, will be supplied Free if they send a Postal Card each May stating their case and requesting its continuance. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually and in touch with the STUDIES, etc.

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1916--THE MEMORIAL SUPPER--1916

On April 16, after 6 p. m., the anniversary of our Lord's death date, that great event will be duly celebrated by Bible students all over the world. We will give further mention later.

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"EUREKA" DRAMA OF CREATION

Notwithstanding many requests, we get but few responses regarding the work being done by the EUREKA DRAMAS. We fear that many are lying idle, and this seems a great pity, in view of the wonderful blessing that goes forth where they are shown. We hope that all the dear friends are feeling encouraged and stimulated and becoming more and more active in showing forth the Master's praise.

We wish to remind the friends that we have lecture records in Swedish, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. These have been prepared at considerable cost, and should be shown. They are good records, of which no one need be ashamed. There are multitudes anxious to hear, and those who have the opportunity of thus preaching the Gospel should surely esteem it and use it. Although the cost is more because of the smaller demand for these records, we propose supplying them, wherever they can be excellently used, at the same rates we have made on the English records and slides.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR MARCH

After the close of the hymn the Bethel family listens to the reading of "My Vow Unto the Lord," then joins in prayer. At the breakfast table the MANNA text is considered. Hymns for March follow: (1) 187; (2) 315; (3) 108; (4) 110; (5) 240; (6) 149; (7) 324; (8) 267; (9) 114; (10) 1; (11) 12; (12) 22; (13) 165; (14) 273; (15) 104; (16) Vow; (17) 47; (18) 50; (19) 153; (20) 240; (21) 87; (22) 199; (23) 144; (24) 14; (25) 8; (26) 99; (27) 5; (28) 222; (29) 154; (30) 252; (31) 130.

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r5842 WHAT IS EMBODIED IN TRUE HUMILITY
r5844 TYPICAL EXPERIENCES OF ELIJAH AND ELISHA
r5847 SATAN'S COUNTERFEIT OF TRUE RELIGION
r5849 CHRISTIAN COMMUNISM
r5850 PERSECUTION'S GOOD RESULTS

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SOME INTERESTING LETTERS

THE DAILY INVENTORY

DEARLY BELOVED BROTHER AND PASTOR:--

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ!

The matter of formally addressing you in regard to the "proposition" set forth in April 15th WATCH TOWER, concerning the cultivation of LOVE, has been in my mind for some time. Since your suggestion was that we note daily our progress in the matter, and write you occasionally of the same, I feel that I should not longer delay in so doing. I am greatly pleased and encouraged, dear Brother, with the success that I have been having in the cultivation of this most precious fruit, and I know that you also will be pleased to learn of my success.

Each evening before retiring I take an inventory of the little battles that have taken place in my life during the course of the day, and note to what degree I have exercised the spirit of love, forgiveness and forbearance toward those who oppose me. I find this to be an excellent tonic for the memory, which is ever inclined to forget; and by this method of daily rendering accounts, I have been enabled to come out of some of the most trying circumstances "more than conqueror." The spirit of resentment is fast leaving my heart; and I must say that since accepting and acting upon the "proposition" I have discovered that a great deal of it was there.

Love for my Heavenly Father and His Truth is greatly augmented, and greater appreciation of, and love for, the brethren have I now that I am constantly on the alert to exercise the spirit of love toward all. The ignorant and vicious world, and even those who hate me for the Truth's sake, I have learned to pity and forgive.

And now, dear Brother, feeling that the purpose of this epistle has been served, in that I have pointed out the lines along which I have noticed the particular development in love, and bearing in mind that you are a very, very busy man, I deem it expedient to close, happy in the intelligence that I am your Brother, by the Grace of God.

May your faith endure, and may the remembrance of your work on earth, among men, come up before God in everlasting praise. AMEN. W. A. JARRETT.--Kansas.

GRATITUDE FOR PRECIOUS PRESENT TRUTH

DEAR FRIENDS:--

Enclosed find money order, which I hoped to have sent you some time ago. I wish it were more. When I consider how much it means to me to have an understanding of the precious Present Truth, and how wonderful are the opportunities of the present life with reference to the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus, I feel that nothing that I have to give can properly express my gratitude to the Lord.

I take this opportunity to express, also, my gratitude to the little band of faithful workers who are associated with our dear Brother Russell in the Lord's work. May His richest blessings attend you, and may He grant you an abundant entrance into His glorious Kingdom!

I am an Armenian who has taken refuge in this land of liberty from the persecutions of the Turks, and I thank our Heavenly Father for His mercies in this direction, as well as for the better understanding of His Word which I have gained since Pastor Russell's books were put into my hands. I have found some earnest Bible students here and am so thankful for the help I receive through association with them! "Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love!" How we long for the consummation of our hopes--when "we shall be like Him" and "see Him as He is"! Yours in the one Hope, H. H. TEORIZIAN.--Calif.

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DEAR BROTHER RUSSELL:--

I have often thought that it was probably my duty to write you to give you the loving satisfaction of knowing that another one of the consecrated sons of God has taken the VOW. I did this long since, informing my Heavenly Father, through prayer, that I took the VOW until death.

Dear Brother, I pray for you often that our kind and loving Father may give you strength, grace and wisdom in every hour of need. I go to the Heavenly Throne of grace every night and morning in behalf of all the consecrated Israelites in every land, in harmony with one of the provisions of the VOW.

"O! who's like my Savior? He's Salem's bright King;
The sweet song of Moses He's given me to sing."

Your brother in the Lord's service, W. A. NICHOLS.

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International Bible Students Association Classes
STUDIES AND LECTURES BY MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLES PULPIT ASSOCIATION

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VOL. XXXVII. FEBRUARY 15 No. 4
A. D. 1916--A. M. 6044

CONTENTS

Views from The Watch Tower . . . 51
Bitterness and Passion Increase. . 52
Responsibility of the Preachers. . 52
Christ's Kingdoms at War? . . 52
Truths Untaught--Error Entrenched . 53
Our Fair Land . . . . . 54
How We Outwork Our Great Salvation . 54
The Marvelous Grace of God! . . 55
Our Covenant Identical With Christ's 55
"Pay That Which Thou Has Vowed" . 56
The Many Cold--The Few Faithful . . 57
Worldliness Among Professed Christians 58
The First Christian Martyr . . . 59
Victory in Death! . . . . 59
Two Bands of God's Heroes . . . . 60
House of Servants--House of Sons . 60
"Let Your Light So Shine" . . . . 61
Militia Laws of Canada . . . . . 62
Interesting Letters . . . . . 63
Welcome Back, Dear Brethren! . . 63

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N. Y., U. S. A.

Foreign Agencies:--British Branch: LONDON TABERNACLE, Lancaster Gate, London, W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Flinders Building, Flinders St., Melbourne. Please address the SOCIETY in every case.

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 (4s.) IN ADVANCE.
SEND MONEY BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY.
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Terms to the Lord's Poor as Follows:--All Bible Students who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for this Journal, will be supplied Free if they send a Postal Card each May stating their case and requesting its continuance. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually and in touch with the STUDIES, etc.

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ALSO FRENCH, GERMAN, SWEDISH AND DANISH EDITIONS.
SAMPLE COPIES FREE.
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ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER AT BROOKLYN, N. Y., POSTOFFICE.
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SCRIPTURE STUDIES AND SCENARIOS--VARIOUS

For the information of our readers we give below a list of the languages into which the various volumes of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES have been translated. Most of these can be supplied from the head office at Brooklyn.

Volume I. In English, German, Swedish, Dano-Norwegian, Italian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Spanish, Polish, Hollandish, Finnish, Arabic, Slovak, Rumanian, Armenian, Lettish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. We have also the English Braille, American Braille and New York Point.

Volume II. In English, German, Swedish, Finnish and Dano-Norwegian.

Volume III. In English, German, Swedish, Finnish and Dano-Norwegian.

Volume IV. In English, German, Swedish, Finnish and Dano-Norwegian.

Volume V. In English, German, Swedish, Finnish and Dano-Norwegian.

Volume VI. English, German, Swedish, Finnish, Greek.

The PHOTO-DRAMA SCENARIO is supplied in Spanish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Armenian, German, Finnish, Swedish and English, in one or more styles of binding. See WATCH TOWER, October 1, 1915, for prices and styles of binding.

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MONEY BY MAIL UNSAFE

A money order costs little and is safe. Plain writing of your full address is also a safeguard and convenience.

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I.B.S.A. BEREAN BIBLE STUDIES
FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

Questions from Manual on Series Third of
"STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES"
STUDY IV.

Week of March 5.....Q. 8 to 14 Week of March 19.....Q. 24 to 31
Week of March 12.....Q. 15 to 23 Week of March 26.....Q. 32 to 39

Question Manuals on Vol. III., STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, 5c. each; or 50c. per dozen, postpaid.

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r5852 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r5854 HOW WE OUTWORK OUR GREAT SALVATION
r5857 THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR
r5859 TWO BANDS OF GOD'S HEROES
r5860 "LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE"
r5860 MILITIA LAWS OF CANADA
r5861 INTERESTING LETTERS

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International Bible Students Association Classes
STUDIES AND LECTURES BY MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLES PULPIT ASSOCIATION

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