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VOL. XXXVI JULY 1 No. 13
A. D. 1915--A.M. 6043

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CONTENTS

View From The Watch Tower.........................195
The Fire of This Day..........................195
The Lord's Brethren Not In Darkness...........196
Present Advantages of Faith.......................197
"Without God, Having No Hope".................197
Credulity Not Faith...........................198
"The Hour of Temptation"..........................199
His Servants We Are to Whom We
Render Service..............................200
"Children of Light" to Be Proven..............200
How to Proclaim the Truth.........................201
Natural Qualities That Need Restraint.........202
Our Standing Only In Christ.......................202
Israel's "Seven Times" of Chastisement............203
"Door" Probably Not Yet Closed................204
Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon.....................204
"A Greater Than Solomon"......................205
The Wisest King Misled............................205
How to View Denominationalism.....................207
False Reports Injurious...........................207

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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.
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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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RATES TO SPRINGFIELD, MASS., CONVENTION

JULY 25 TO AUGUST 1.

All railroads in New England and Middle Atlantic States have joined in a flat rate of 2c per mile in each direction, going and returning via same route; tickets on sale July 23-25 (24-26 in New England), with final return limit Aug. 3. Confer with your ticket agent a few days in advance that he may secure the necessary ticket-forms on account of I.B.S.A. Convention.

For board and lodging, address H. E. Spear, Sec'y, 48 Scott St., Springfield, Mass., as previously announced.

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NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Interesting clippings are still greatly appreciated by us, including attacks. When forwarding please give name and date of paper, or preferably the whole page, marking article plainly. Address Watch Tower B. & T. Society, File H, 17 Hicks St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR AUGUST

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 August follow: (1) 267; (2) 117; (3) 125; (4) 48; (5) 325; (6) 14; (7) 152; (8) 299; (9) 91; (10) 179; (11) 119; (12) 330; (13) 129; (14) 214; (15) 293; (16) 25; (17) 222; (18) 136; (19) 221; (20) 172; (21) 303; (22) 94; (23) 230; (24) 50; (25) 113; (26) 78; (27) 324; (28) 120; (29) Vow; (30) 251; (31) 195.

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CREATION SCENARIO SALES PRICES

Some of our readers believe that the Drama Scenarios are most convincing and interesting; and that if obtainable at a special price for selling or for giving to friends, they would do much good.

We have a quantity on hand and will endeavor to meet the demand as follows: 10-cent edition, 3 for 25c., we will supply at 10 sets (30 booklets) for $1.00 postpaid.

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ADDITIONAL CONVENTIONAL GATHERINGS

Information respecting board and lodging at economical rates, etc., should be obtained from the Class Secretaries.

NEW YORK CITY TEMPLE, July 4.
TOLEDO, O., July 10 to 12.
H. R. E. Kuehn, Sec'y, 517 Magnolia St.
OLEAN, N. Y., July 12.
F. S. Ganoung, Sec'y, 204 East Ave.
TORONTO, ONT., July 18.
Thos. W. Kirby, Sec'y, 75 Yonge St., Arcade.
BELLEVILLE, ONT., July 19.
Mrs. Wm. Rose, Sec'y, 96 Dundas St.
BERLIN, ONT., July 20.
Mrs. W. A. Schmidt, Sec'y, 39 Mansion St.
OWEN SOUND, ONT., July 21.
Jas. Frizzell, Sec'y, 774 10th St., W.
LONDON, ONT., July 22.
John Kumpf, Sec'y, 372 Grey St.
CHATHAM, ONT., July 23.
Albert Sheldrick, Sec'y, 120 King St.
BRANTFORD, ONT., July 24.
G. A. Oliver, Sec'y, care Express Office.
HAMILTON, ONT., July 25.
P. A. Lee, Sec'y, 374 Main St., W.
ST. CATHARINES, ONT., July 25.
Chas. Lounsbury, Sec'y, 62 Henry St.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS., July 25, to August 1.
H. E. Spear, Sec'y, 48 Scott St.
PORTLAND, ME., August 12 to 15.
I. I. Margeson, Sec'y, Westwood, Mass.
ST. JOHN, N. B., August 16.
Alicia Wood, Sec'y, 126 Broad St.
HALIFAX, N. S., August 17.
G. U. Evans, Sec'y, 17 Williams St.
KENTVILLE, N. S., August 18.
Fred W. Young, Sec'y.
TRURO, N. S., August 19.
G. B. Dakin, Sec'y, Box 372.
COLUMBUS, O., August 22.
Frank D. White, Sec'y, 147 Winner Ave.
NEWARK, O., August 22.
Dr. H. R. Emery, Sec'y, 52 Fulton Ave.
WHEELING, W. VA., August 23.
W. H. Scatterday, Sec'y, 1061 McCollough St.
STEUBENVILLE, O., August 24.
Chester Harper, Sec'y, 1609 Ridge Ave.
CROOKSVILLE, O., August 25.
Ralph W. Hull, Sec'y, Box 150.

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r5715 VIEW FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r5716 THE PRESENT ADVANTAGES OF FAITH
r5718 "THE HOUR OF TEMPTATION"
r5718 HIS SERVANTS WE ARE TO WHOM WE RENDER SERVICE
r5720 HOW TO PROCLAIM THE TRUTH
r5719 OUR STANDING ONLY IN CHRIST
r5721 ISRAEL'S "SEVEN TIMES" OF CHASTISEMENT A BLESSING
r5722 QUEEN OF SHEBA VISITS SOLOMON
r5722 THE WISEST KING MISLED
r5723 HOW TO VIEW DENOMINATIONALISM
r5724 FALSE REPORTS INJURIOUS

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VOL. XXXVI JULY 15 No. 14
A. D. 1915--A.M. 6043

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CONTENTS

Love of the Father and the Son our Pattern........211
Why Jesus Loves His Own.......................211
Hypocrisy the Great Sin.......................212
How We May Minister Unto the Lord.............213
We Must Fellowship Whom God Fellowships.......214
The World Waking Up...........................215
A Letter of Deep Interest.....................216
Question Meeting--Oakland Convention..............216
Sin-Offering Made by High Priest..............217
Proper and Improper Advertising...............217
True Definition of Babylon....................218
Israel's Priests Died Typically...............219
Politicians and False Religion....................220
Were God's Plans Defeated?....................220
King Asa's Reform Work............................222
True Covenanters, All of Us...................222
Interesting Letters...............................223
South African Convention......................223
Spent 50 Years Hunting for True Church........223

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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.

==========

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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THE SPRINGFIELD, MASS., CONVENTION.

The New England and Middle Atlantic States Railroads have joined in a flat rate of 2c a mile in each direction, going and returning via same route. Tickets will be on sale July 23-25 (in New England 24-26), with final return limit August 3. Confer with your ticket agent some days in advance that he may secure the necessary ticket-forms acct. I.B.S.A. Convention.

The following Pilgrim Brethren are on the Convention Program for public addresses; namely, R. H. Barber, E. W. Brenneisen, J. A. Gillespie, J. F. Rutherford, H. C. Rockwell, C. T. Russell, Menta Sturgeon, W. J. Thorn, R. G. Jolly, R. J. Martin.

Other Brethren may be heard also in symposiums.

One Part of the "Photo-Drama of Creation" is to be shown each night of the Convention.

Board and lodging information is obtainable from the I.B.S.A. Class Secretary, H. E. Spear, 48 Scott Street, Springfield, Mass.

Present indications point to quite a considerable attendance at this Convention.

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THE EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT.

This very valuable work has been out of stock for some months. We thought to discontinue it because the electroplates of many of the pages had become much worn and unfit to print from again. We have, however, decided that the book is almost indispensable to Bible Students and that many who are joining the ranks of Bible Students would be much disadvantaged if they could not secure this book as an aid in Bible study. We have, therefore, corrected the plates and made many new ones, preparatory to the printing of a new edition which we hope will be ready for mailing about September 15th.

Heretofore we have had two editions, one on heavy paper, cloth covers, price $1.50, and the other on India paper, leather binding, gilt edge, price $2.50. We have concluded to have but one kind hereafter. It will be on thin Bible paper in leather binding. The price will be $2.00. We will, however, give with each copy one year's subscription to the WATCH TOWER--to a new reader--this with a view to bringing the WATCH TOWER and the Diaglott to the attention of all Bible Students and to making their acquaintance in a practical way. If any who are already subscribers to the WATCH TOWER desire a Diaglott for their own use they may send the premium subscription to some friend, but if the matter be not mentioned at the time the book is ordered, it will be too late to write us about it afterward. The WATCH TOWER is cheap at $1.00 per year, and the Diaglott extremely cheap at $2.00. The Fowler and Wells Company, from whom we purchased the electroplates of the Diaglott, charge a much higher price for it, namely, $4.00 in cloth binding, $5.00 in leather. Our prices also include postage.

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"A GREAT BATTLE IN THE ECCLESIASTICAL HEAVENS"

This pamphlet by Brother Rutherford in defense of Brother Russell is not published for profit. Indeed, the paper, printing, wrapping and postage costs nearly the small price, ten cents. If we take into consideration the copies sent free to the newspapers, the result is loss, not gain. For convenience, orders may hereafter be sent to the Society. When ordering designate it "BATTLE."

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I.B.S.A. BEREAN BIBLE STUDIES
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
Questions from Manual on Series Second of
"STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES"
STUDY IX.

Week of August 1.....Q. 22 to 28 Week of August 15....Q. 36 to 42
Week of August 8.....Q. 29 to 35 Week of August 22....Q. 43 to 49
Week of August 29....Q. 50 to 56.

Question Manuals on Vol. II., STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, 5c. each.

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r5724 LOVE OF THE FATHER AND THE SON OUR PATTERN
r5728 QUESTION MEETING--OAKLAND CONVENTION
r5732 POLITICIANS AND FALSE RELIGION
r5733 KING ASA'S REFORM WORK
r5734 INTERESTING LETTERS

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