[page 289]

VOL. XXXVII OCTOBER 1 No. 19
A. D. 1916--A.M. 6045

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CONTENTS

Baptism for the Remission of Sins for Jews
Only . . . . . . . . 291
Object of John's Baptism . . . 291
No Sins Actually Remitted by Baptism 292
Improper Baptism of Twelve Ephesians 293
Was the Baptism of John Christian
Baptism? . . . . . . . 294
Rest (Poem) . . . . . . . . 294
Temptations Peculiar to the New Creation 295
Temptations to Selfishness . . . 295
Shipwrecked on Melita (Malta) . . . 296
The Power of the Will--Self-Control . . 298
Importance of Strong Will Power . . 298
Interesting Questions Regarding Types . 299
Type a Stronger Word Than Figure . 299
Antitypes follow Types at Once . . 300
The Epistle of Christ . . . . . 301
Interesting Letters . . . . . . 302
Photo-Drama in Newfoundland . . . 302
"Wars and Rumors of Wars" . . . 303

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

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GENERAL CONVENTIONS

DAYTON, OHIO, OCTOBER 5 TO 8.
DALLAS, TEXAS, OCTOBER 19 TO 22.

SPECIAL RATES DAYTON, OHIO, CONVENTION--OCT. 5-8

Just as this issue of THE WATCH TOWER was ready for press a letter from the Central Passenger Association advised us of the fact that excursion rates have been granted to Dayton, Ohio, on the above dates on account of the I.B.S.A. General Convention. The rates will apply from points in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Those expecting to attend the Convention should make application for tickets of their local Ticket Agents at least two days before date of departure. Excursion rates to this Convention are granted in Joint Tariff C, No. 337.

For rooms and hotel accommodations communicate with C.E. Kerney, Jr., 475 South Broadway.

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BRETHREN WILL KINDLY REMEMBER

All checks and money orders for the Society should be made out and sent to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, and not to individuals.

Write as plainly as possible--especially your name and full address at the head of each letter.

Orders for books, etc., should be on a sheet of paper separate from your letter.

If you have occasion to reply to one of our letters and see it marked "File A," or "File R," etc., please include this in the address on the envelope, so that your letter may reach the correspondent who wrote to you.

We thank our readers for interesting clippings sent in from time to time during the past year--especially for those which gave the date and name of paper from which they were clipped.

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MONEY BY MAIL UNSAFE

A money order costs little and is safe. Another safeguard is plain writing of your full address.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR NOVEMBER

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 November follow: (1) 14; (2) 12; (3) 165; (4) 233; (5) 125; (6) 235; (7) 18; (8) 280; (9) 224; (10) 78; (11) 104; (12) 93; (13) 20; (14) 7; (15) 133; (16) 149; (17) 299; (18) 179; (19) 22; (20) 222; (21) 291; (22) 154; (23) 176; (24) 181; (25) 65; (26) 145; (27) 166; (28) 60; (29) 208; (30) 313.

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r5962 BAPTISM FOR REMISSION OF SINS FOR JEWS ONLY
r5965 TEMPTATIONS PECULIAR TO THE NEW CREATION
r5966 SHIPWRECKED ON MELITA--(MALTA)
r5966 THE POWER OF THE WILL--SELF-CONTROL
r5966 INTERESTING QUESTIONS REGARDING TYPES
r5967 THE EPISTLE OF CHRIST
r5968 INTERESTING LETTERS

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[page 305]

VOL. XXXVII OCTOBER 15 No. 20
A. D. 1916--A.M. 6045

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CONTENTS

Prices on All Books Advanced . . . . 306
What We Preach and Teach . . . . . 307
Not Higher Criticism Nor Evolution . 307
Scriptural Terms and Ordination . . 308
How Errors of the Past Crept In . . 308
All Needed Bible Helps Now Available . 309
The Ransom Not the Sin-Offering . . . 310
Why a Ransom Was Necessary . . . 310
The Philosophy of the Ransom . . . 310
The Sin-Offering . . . . . . 311
"Suffer the Word of Exhortation" . . . 312
"Straight Paths for Your Feet" . . . 313
A Vow Unto the Lord . . . . . 314
From Malta to Rome . . . . . . 314
Why the Gospel Is Rejected . . . 316
A Living Sacrifice . . . . . . 316
True Christian Living . . . . 317
Los Angeles, Seattle, Milwaukee Conventions 318
Interesting Letters . . . . . . 319
Fiery Trials in Britain Easing

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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.

----------
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.
----------

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.
==========
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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PRICES ON ALL BOOKS ADVANCED

With the phenomenal rise in the cost of paper, ink, cloth, leather and labor, the advance in prices on all kinds of books becomes a necessity. Hoping that the advance would be only a temporary one, we have delayed making any change until we are now losing as much as 10 cents per copy on some of the volumes of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES. Hereafter the price of the first three volumes of STUDIES will be 50c each, including postage, and the price of volumes 4, 5, and 6 will be 60c each, including postage.

CREATION DRAMA SCENARIO
Hereafter the prices on these books will be as follows:

Paper edition, prepaid, 25c.
Cloth edition, prepaid, 65c.
De Luxe Gilt Edge edition, prepaid, $1.00.

DAILY HEAVENLY MANNA

Cloth-bound edition, prepaid, 60c.
Leather edition, De Luxe, prepaid, $2.00.

BOOKLETS

Question Booklets, 7c. per copy, postpaid.

All other booklets, including Za, 10c. per copy, postpaid.

Prices on the above to Colporteurs and to I.B.S.A.
Classes in lots of 50 or more, assorted, charges collect, will
be one-half of the above mentioned prepaid rates.

BLUE PRINT CHARTS, ETC.

Chart of the Ages (8 ft.), $2.50 each, postpaid.

Chart of the Ages (5 ft.), $1.85 each, postpaid.

Chronology Charts (7 1/2 ft.), $2.00 each, postpaid.

Tabernacle Charts (7 1/2 ft.), $2.00 each, postpaid.

WATCH TOWER Binders (spring-back), 60c. each, postpaid.

WATCH TOWER Bibles are not advanced, as we have a good supply at old cost.

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I.B.S.A. BEREAN BIBLE STUDIES
FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER
QUESTIONS FROM
MANUAL ON SERIES THIRD
"STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES"
STUDY VII.--"DELIVERANCE AND EXALTATION OF CHURCH"
STUDY VIII.--"RESTORATION OF ISRAEL"

Week of Nov. 5. Q. 15 to 20 Week of Nov. 19. Q. 27 to 33
Week of Nov. 12. Q. 21 to 26 Week of Nov. 26. Q. 1 to 7
Question Manuals on Vol. III., STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES,
7c each.

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r5970 WHAT WE PREACH AND TEACH
r5972 THE RANSOM NOT THE SIN-OFFERING
r5973 "SUFFER THE WORD OF EXHORTATION"
r5974 "STRAIGHT PATHS FOR YOUR FEET"
r5975 FROM MALTA TO ROME
r5975 A LIVING SACRIFICE
r5976 LOS ANGELES--SEATTLE--MILWAUKEE CONVENTIONS
r5977 INTERESTING LETTERS

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