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VOL. XXXVII. MAY 1 NO. 9
A. D. 1916--A.M. 6044

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CONTENTS

The Christian's Warfare Against Pride . 131
Mental Strongholds to Be Cast Down . 131
Pride Leads to Mental Unbalance . . 131
"Jesus Died and Paid It All" . . . 133
Legal Phase of Ransoming Work . . 133
The Cripple at Lystra . . . . . 134
Memorial Supper Reports . . . . . 136
The Counsel at Jerusalem . . . . 137
Necessity for These Restrictions . 137
Liberty is Not License . . . . 138
Faith Demonstrated by Works . . . . 139
Faith Distinguished From Credulity . 139
Preaching the Gospel a Necessity . . 140
Many Ways of Preaching the Gospel . 140
"Your Brethren That Hated You" . . . 141
Requests for Pilgrim Visits . . . . 141
Some Faithful Witnesses . . . . . 142
Some Letters on the Subject . . . 142
"How Wonderful!" (Poem) . . . . . 143

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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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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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We are put to much inconvenience by the failure of our readers to promptly and plainly notify us when they change their address. Old as well as new address should be mentioned.

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r5889 THE CHRISTIAN'S WARFARE AGAINST PRIDE
r5890 "JESUS DIED AND PAID IT ALL"
r5891 THE CRIPPLE AT LYSTRA
r5891 MEMORIAL SUPPER REPORTS
r5892 THE COUNCIL AT JERUSALEM
r5892 FAITH DEMONSTRATED BY WORKS
r5893 PREACHING THE GOSPEL A NECESSITY
r5893 YOUR BRETHREN THAT HATED YOU

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REQUESTS FOR PILGRIM VISITS

AS THE WATCH TOWER list includes thousands of new readers we make the following explanations afresh:

THE WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY

out of donated funds sends forth instructors, lecturers, styled "PILGRIMS." It pays their expenses of every kind. Thus they become in a special sense its representatives, meeting with Bible Students everywhere. Some of these are specially qualified for public service as well as for semi-public studies with the friends; others are less qualified for public service, but excellent in Class meetings. The SOCIETY uses great care in the selection of these to the intent that their presentations of the Truth, expositions of the Scriptures, etc., may be along helpful lines--profitable every way and especially for the upbuilding of the Lord's people in the most holy faith.

It is expected that the Classes inviting such Pilgrim service will provide for the Pilgrim's necessities at one of their homes, or otherwise, during his brief stay of from one to two days. Luxurious or extraordinary preparation for these Brethren is not expected, but merely their comfortable provision. By this we mean a clean, comfortable bed and wholesome food. Any one not being able to furnish these reasonable requirements should not propose to entertain the Pilgrim. The Class inviting Pilgrim service should consider itself responsible and should see that these reasonable comforts are provided. The Pilgrims are expected to address meetings every night, also afternoon meetings wherever these are possible--or otherwise to visit the Brethren who may be sick either spiritually or physically. The morning is often necessary for traveling. The Pilgrim should not be kept up too late at night. "Moderation" should govern, in this as in all things, as the Scriptures direct.

We invite Classes desiring Pilgrim visits to send in their requests at once, addressing the SOCIETY, care PILGRIM DEP'T.

We desire that post-cards be used in making applications for these visits, and specially desire replies to all of the following questions. The questions need not be repeated, but merely indicated thus: (a), (b), etc.: (a) How many Bible Students in your vicinity use the STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES?
(b) Are weekly meetings held?
(c) How many are usually in attendance?
(d) Where do you now meet on Sunday? (Give full street address and name of auditorium.)
(e) At what hours are the Sunday meetings held?
(f) Was a vote taken on the Pilgrim invitation?
(g) How many voted for the invitation to be sent?
(h) Do you desire Sunday for Special Public Lectures?
(i) How frequently do you desire such Special appointments?
(j) Give seating capacity of Auditorium you could secure.
(k) What attendance do you think could be secured for well advertised public sessions in good Auditorium?
(l) Would a suitable place be found for meetings not specially advertised?
(m) Have the members of your class chosen leaders in accordance with suggestions of SCRIPTURE STUDIES, Volume VI., chapters 5 and 6? If so, give name and full address of each.
(n) Give full names and full addresses of the two (2) to whom notices of Pilgrim visits should be sent. (Please notify Pilgrim Dept. as to any change or removal.)
(o) If your town is not on a railroad give the name of proper railroad station at which to stop.
(p) How many miles from station is meeting place, and which direction from station?
(q) Would Pilgrim be met at station?
(r) If not, how should Pilgrim go from said station?
(s) Give writer's full name and address.
(t) Any additional remarks.

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r5894 SOME FAITHFUL WITNESSES
r5895 "HOW WONDERFUL!"

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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. MAY 15 No. 10
A.D. 1916--A.M. 6044

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CONTENTS

Machinations of the Evil One--How
to Vanquish Him . . . . . 147
Two Classes of Elect . . . . . 147
How to Resist Satan's Attacks . . 148
Non-Resistance of Evil . . . . . 149
Christians Not to Exact Justice . . 149
Appeals for Justice Sometimes Proper . 149
The Divine Law of Love . . . . 149
Witnesses to the Truth . . . . . 150
"God's Plans Like Lilies White Unfold" 150
The "Truth People" . . . . . 150
The Macedonian Appeal . . . . . 151
Be Ready, For the Days Are Evil (Poem) . 152
We Reap What We Sow . . . . . . 153
What It is to Sow to the Flesh . . 153
Some Pastoral Counsel on Marriage . . 154
Character Development . . . . . 155
A Blind Boy's Wisdom . . . . . . 157
Interesting Letters . . . . . . 158

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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 ORDER, 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.

==========
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.
ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE DEPT., OTTAWA, CANADA,

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1916--BIBLE STUDENTS' CONVENTION--1916

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We have arranged for four General Conventions this year:

One at Sioux City, Iowa, four days, July 6 to 9.

One at Newport, R.I., eight days, July 9 to 16.

One at Norfolk, Va., nine days, July 22 to 30.

One at Long Beach, near Los Angeles, California, nine days, September 2 to 10.

If possible, we will arrange for still another Convention-- convenient to northern Kentucky, southern Indiana and Ohio --provided some suitable place can be found where the Conventioners could have good accommodations, large Auditorium and a welcome. Thus many will have an opportunity for attending good, large-sized Conventions without going a very great distance or involving a very heavy expense.

In every instance it may be expected that accommodations will be arranged for at a cost of from $1.25 per day upward. It would not be safe for any one to calculate on any less expense than $1.25 per day over and above the cost of transportation. We urge nobody to attend, and we especially urge that no one either borrow money or use up his last dollar in this way. If the Lord wishes you to come, He will, no doubt, make it reasonably possible for you. If not, His blessing will be upon you as you seek to learn the Truth and to enter into heart-fellowship with the Brethren who will be assembling. We can journey more and enjoy more in our minds, when they are wisely and properly exercised along loving, generous, sympathetic lines.

Sioux City claims to be an ideal place for the Convention. One of these claims is that it is central to a considerable population. We shall expect at least a thousand in attendance.

Newport, R.I., is too well known to need description. It is an ideal summer resort of high class, to which are attracted many from New England and Eastern States. We shall hope to meet fully two thousand Conventioners here.

Norfolk claims a splendid climate with delightful sea-breezes in summer. The friends there promise us good accommodations. The locality will be a desirable one for very many. It is near several good summer resorts--Old Point Comfort, Virginia Beach, etc. Their popularity seems to bear out the claims that Norfolk has a salubrious climate. We shall hope to meet nearly two thousand Conventioners here.

Long Beach, Cal., near Los Angeles, is said to be an ideal place--doubtless the most suitable that could be found on the Coast. We shall hope for a thousand Conventioners here.

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INTERESTING QUESTIONS FOR MATURE BIBLE
--STUDENTS--

The Society is sending out to all Pilgrim Brethren a series of questions respecting the teachings of the Bible. They are not difficult for those who are well informed respecting the Divine Plan of the Ages. The Society wishes, however, to see how clearly and concisely its representatives can answer such queries. The suggestion has come to us that others would like to have copies of these questions and to have the opportunity of presenting their answers. We would be pleased to have the matter so, and will send the questions to any of our subscribers, on request. We believe that the suggestion is especially good in respect to those who are occupying any position of influence or service amongst the Brethren. It does us all good to think, and helps to establish us as respects what we know well and what we do not so clearly know, and thus leads on to a clearer knowledge of the Truth and to the graces which, properly, should accompany every step of knowledge.

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THE WATCH TOWER FREE LIST

Strictly speaking, we have no free list; that is to say, the Postal Laws require that all subscriptions be paid for. However, many desire to read our journal who are in dependent or very poor circumstances. Some kind friends have provided a fund out of which these may be supplied according to the law. Now is the time to send in your renewal of the requests, if you are on the poor list, in order that your subscription may be renewed, as though you sent in the money. A post-card will do. The following words will be understood to mean that you are not so circumstanced as to be able to pay for the journal, but desire it. Say: "Your offer of THE WATCH TOWER for the ensuing year is noted, and accepted, with appreciation." (Sign.)

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r5896 MACHINATIONS OF THE EVIL

r5897 NON-RESISTANCE OF EVIL
r5898 WITNESSES TO THE TRUTH
r5903 THE MACEDONIAN APPEAL
r5899 BE READY--FOR THE DAYS ARE EVIL
r5899 WE REAP WHAT WE SOW
r5900 SOME PASTORAL COUNSEL ON MARRIAGE
r5900 CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
r5903 A BLIND BOY'S WISDOM
r5904 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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