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VOL. XXXVI SEPTEMBER 1 No. 17
A. D. 1915--A.M. 6043

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CONTENTS

Christian Duty and the War........................259
War's Demoralizing Influence..................259
Ministers as Recruiting Agents................260
The Ultimate Design of the Law of God.............261
Definition of "Good Conscience"...............262
Honesty Respecting Faith Essential............262
Full Deliverance Promised to God's Saints.........264
Human Works vs. Works of New Creature.............265
God's Part a Great Work.......................265
Elijah's Work Before Ascension....................266
Lesson Taught by the War......................266
Why God Permits War...........................266
"Yet Will I Rejoice in the Lord" (Poem)...........267
Obedience and Kingship............................268
Messiah's Kingdom Begun.......................268
Restitution Blessings in Kansas...............268
The Two Parts of the Harvest Work.................269
The Plowman Overtaking the Reaper.............269
Promote the World's Peace.........................270
Interesting Letters...............................271

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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 MATTER AT THE POSTOFFICE DEPT., OTTAWA, CANADA.

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I.B.S.A. CONVENTION, HERSHEY, PA., SEPT. 5-12

Hershey is described as a delightful, quiet place, exactly suitable for an I.B.S.A. Convention. It is a new little city, whose chief enterprise is the manufacture of the Hershey Chocolates, etc. The I.B.S.A. have been invited to have an eight-day Convention there and are promised every possible convenience for the comfort of the gathering. Board and lodging can be had at from One Dollar per day upward.

We are not expecting delegates from far-off places, but we believe Hershey will be a very convenient place for quite a good many residing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. There will quite probably be a thousand in attendance. Those who can afford it should count on $1.50 a day for expenses, besides railway fare, although, as stated, $1.00 would be a possibility.

Railroad Rates.--All roads in the Trunk Line Assn. (Middle Atlantic States) have granted a special rate of 2c per mile, in each direction; tickets on sale Sept. 3 to 5, with final return limit Sept. 15. Where ten or more travel together, a still greater saving may possibly be effected by the purchase of a common ticket on the theatrical plan. Confer with your local agent, mentioning I.B.S.A. Convention.

Those desiring to attend will please advise the Convention Committee, 13 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., at once.

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PASTOR RUSSELL'S SERMONS IN SPANISH

Sermons in Spanish will appear in La Prensa of Los Angeles, Cal., weekly. A clubbing rate of $2 per year has been arranged for, through H. A. Varro, 755 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, Cal.

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CURE FOR PYORRHEA DISCOVERED

Doctors and dentists are elated over the discovery of a cure for pyorrhea. This disease affects the teeth, gradually producing slight inflammation and pus. Since learning what pyorrhea is and how to cure it, doctors declare that it has been responsible for many other diseases--indigestion, bowel trouble, etc.

The medicine is Ipecac. Expert dentists and physicians inject the Ipecac at the roots of the affected teeth--sometimes hypodermically into the veins. For those who cannot have the service of a competent dentist we recommend tincture of Ipecac, to be used twice a day on the gums, letting it soak to the roots of the teeth. Also we recommend that Ipecac be taken internally, one drop of the tincture in a little water for a dose.

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THE GENERAL WORK NOT INTERRUPTED

A notice in THE WATCH TOWER to the effect that a goodly number of the friends had left Bethel has been misunderstood. Those who left are quite competent to earn their own living, and more. They left Bethel in as good financial condition as they came to it, because all expenses were met while here.

The general work is not interrupted, but proceeds as usual. Only the Drama Department and the Newspaper Department were particularly affected by the curtailment of expenses. The pilgrim work progresses as usual; also the Colporteur Work and the Tract Distribution. In the latter case, however, we are making one change; we prepay postage or express or freight charges only on regular volunteer matter and on small sample parcels of mail. We have learned with regret that some who have ordered free literature have not been careful of their stewardship, but have allowed the literature to lie idle, unused. If now they pay the express charges, it will make them more careful not to order more than they will use. In the case of volunteer matter supplied to classes, it is our understanding that the Class Secretary takes responsibility. Free literature for the announcement of Pilgrim visits will be classed in with the regular volunteer matter to be sent express prepaid.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR OCTOBER

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 October follow: (1) 149; (2) 282; (3) 114; (4) 105; (5) 22; (6) 273; (7) 112; (8) 160; (9) 261; (10) 166; (11) 128; (12) 313; (13) 50; (14) 325; (15) 104; (16) 279; (17) Vow; (18) 145; (19) 199; (20) 245; (21) 130; (22) 168; (23) 267; (24) 235; (25) 222; (26) 305; (27) 303; (28) 19; (29) 324; (30) 283; (31) 119.

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r5754 CHRISTIAN DUTY AND THE WAR
r5755 THE ULTIMATE DESIGN OF THE LAW OF GOD
r5757 FULL DELIVERANCE PROMISED TO GOD'S SAINTS
r5758 HUMAN WORKS VS. WORKS OF THE NEW CREATURE
r5759 ELIJAH'S WORK BEFORE ASCENSION
r5761 OBEDIENCE AND KINGSHIP
r5761 THE TWO PARTS OF THE HARVEST WORK
r5762 PROMOTE THE WORLD'S PEACE
r5763 INTERESTING LETTERS

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VOL. XXXVI SEPTEMBER 15 No. 18
A. D. 1915--A.M. 6043

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CONTENTS

Views From The Watch Tower........................275
Rev. Dr. Gordon's War Views...................275
Sorry Plight of the Clergy....................276
Results of One Year of War....................277
The Miraculous Birth of Jesus.....................279
St. Peter's Testimony.........................279
St. Paul's View of the Subject................279
St. John's Statements.........................280
Apostolic Injunction Never So Significant.........280
No Clear Chronology Until Our Day.............281
Day of Christ Now on Hand.....................281
The Armor Over the Robe.......................282
Ahab's Sin--Covetousness, Murder..................284
Elijah's Fiery Chariot............................285
Elijah Not in Heaven..........................285
Gilgal--Bethel--Jericho--Jordan...............286
Interesting Letters...............................287
From the Battlefield of France................287
Things Once Dark Now Clear....................287
B.S.M. in Letter-Box Did It...................287

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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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JUDGE RUTHERFORD'S COMPREHENSIVE DEFENSE
OF PASTOR RUSSELL

This splendidly illustrated booklet can now be supplied at 10c each, or twenty-five copies for $2.00, postpaid. Orders may be sent direct to the Society.

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THE EMPHATIC DIAGLOTT IN STOCK

This valuable aid in Bible study has been out of stock for some months. Meantime we have had some of the defective plates corrected so that the present edition is equal to any we have ever had. One edition only--Leather, postpaid, $2.00. With it we offer free a new subscription to THE WATCH TOWER.

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A POPULAR BOOKLET ON HELL

No other booklet is so much in demand as the one entitled, "WHAT SAY THE SCRIPTURES ABOUT HELL?" We have these now in good supply at 5 cents each. By the dozen, in booklet, 50 cents; in TOWER form, 40 cents per dozen, 25 for 75 cents, $2.00 per hundred, postpaid.

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BEREAN QUESTION BOOKS

We now have in stock Berean Question Booklets for each of the six volumes of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, and also for TABERNACLE SHADOWS. Price, post-paid, 5c. each; 50c. per dozen.

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

Week of October 3..Q. 90 to 96 Week of October 17..Q. 103 to 109 Week of October 10..Q. 97 to 102 Week of October 24..Q. 1 to 2

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

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THIRD VOLUME STUDY NEXT

Our Berean Bible Study Classes have nearly finished STUDIES Vol. II. We give timely notice that the next Study used will be Vol. III. Question Booklets, 5 cents, 50 cents per dozen, postpaid.

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r5764 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r5767 THE MIRACULOUS BIRTH OF JESUS
r5768 APOSTOLIC INJUNCTION NEVER SO SIGNIFICANT
r5770 AHAB'S SIN--COVETOUSNESS, MURDER
r5771 ELIJAH'S FIERY CHARIOT
r5773 INTERESTING LETTERS

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