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VOL. XXXV MAY 1 No. 9
A. D. 1914--A. M. 6042

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CONTENTS

Views From The Watch Tower........................131
Forebodings of the Duke of Bedford............131
Proper Perspective of the Situation...........131
The Nations Hurrying to Armageddon............132
We Fulfil Our Promise.........................132
Waters of Euphrates Drying Up.....................133
"Now is Our Salvation Nearer".....................134
Chronology Based Upon Faith...................134
A Scripture to Be Fulfilled...................135
Who Commits the Sin Unto Death--Part II...........136
Esau's Loss a Warning to the Church...........136
Who Commits the Unpardonable Sin..............136
"Where Are the Nine?".............................139
Messiah's Kingdom to Be Invisible.................140
"Days of the Son of Man"......................141
Saints on the Housetop........................142
Creation Photo-Drama..............................142
Memorial Supper Celebration.......................143
Renew Requests for Pilgrim Visits.................143

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FOR SCANDINAVIAN FRIENDS

We learn that the Svenska Folkets Tiding has contracted with the Newspaper Syndicate for the regular publication of a full report of the Pastor Russell Sermons and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Bible Studies. This should prove a means of interesting some of your friends in Present Truth. A six-months' subscription may do it. The price is one dollar a year. Send your subscriptions to us.

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"SCRIPTURE STUDIES"--POCKET EDITION

We have the Karatol edition of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES in stock, 25c. each, postpaid.

We have a new edition also on thin paper, red cloth binding, 35c. per volume--$2.00 per set of six, in neat cloth holder. The set with THE WATCH TOWER for one year to any address, $2.65.

Colporteur rates the same as on our regular cloth edition.

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1914--VOLUNTEER LITERATURE READY--1914

All Classes desirous of engaging in the regular volunteering are invited to send in through their Secretaries information as to quantity of literature desired and proper place of shipment--not forgetting to mention the population of their city, and, if suburban towns are to be included, their population also. The quantity of literature should rarely exceed in number one-sixth of the population of the district, to give one paper to each English-speaking family. This Volunteer literature is provided free, including delivery charges. It furnishes a door of opportunity for the service of the Gospel to those who are seeking one.

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CLINTON AND COLUMBUS CONVENTIONS.

The PHOTO-DRAMA OF CREATION will be presented each evening at both of these Conventions. Baptism symbolization opportunities at Clinton will be on June 29th, and at Columbus June 30th and July 3d.

Brother Russell will be at Clinton on June 28th, 29th and 30th; and at Columbus on July 3d, 4th and 5th.

The Columbus Convention will hold over for July 7th to give three full presentations of the DRAMA there.

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BETHEL HYMNS FOR JUNE

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 June follow: (1) 179; (2) 101; (3) 25; (4) 94; (5) 43; (6) 72; (7) 305; (8) 160; (9) 47; (10) 28; (11) 259; (12) 155; (13) 274; (14) 129; (15) 22; (16) 333; (17) 307; (18) 170; (19) 4; (20) 376; (21) 283; (22) 38; (23) 279; (24) 130; (25) 113; (26) 178; (27) 12; (28) 188; (29) 77; (30) 240.

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r5448 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r5450 "NOW IS OUR SALVATION NEARER"
r5451 WHO COMMITS THE SIN UNTO DEATH?--PART II
r5453 "WHERE ARE THE NINE?"
r5455 MESSIAH'S KINGDOM TO BE INVISIBLE
r5456 CREATION PHOTO-DRAMA

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RENEW REQUESTS FOR PILGRIM VISITS

Please bear in mind that with this issue of the TOWER all requests for Pilgrim visits now on file expire. All who are desirous of securing the visits of the traveling brethren during the ensuing year should promptly notify us. No charge is made for this service, the expense being borne by contributions to the Tract Fund. The friends at each place provide proper places for the meetings, and are pleased to entertain the Lord's servants.

We request that postcards 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 Sundays? (Give full street addresses 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 appointments 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 get from said station?
(s) Give writer's full name and address.
(t) Any additional remarks.

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r5457 THE MEMORIAL SUPPER CELEBRATION

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VOL. XXXV MAY 15 No. 10
A. D. 1914--A. M. 6042

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CONTENTS

Giants In These Days..............................147
A Show of Great Strength......................148
The Death Struggle Near.......................148
Trials Essential to Development of Character......149
A Word of Warning.............................150
Causes Inducing a Fall........................150
"The Israel of God"...............................151
The Church's Two-Fold Office..................151
What Constitute Good Works....................152
Expiation of Sin--Adamic and Partially
Wilful......................................153
Jewish Age Reckoning..........................153
Legal Expiation by Scape-Goat Class...........154
Jesus Alone the Ransomer......................154
The Friend of Sinners.............................155
Two Salvations--One Savior....................156
Difficulties of the Rich..........................157
A Camel Through a Needle's Eye................157
An Interesting Question...........................158
Some Interesting Letters..........................159
Berean Bible Studies, Vol. II.....................159

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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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LITERATURE FOR THE BLIND

Requests for Bible literature for the Blind should be sent direct to Gould Free Library for the Blind, South Boston, Mass. It has for loaning the six volumes of STUDIES in English Braille; also Vols. I. and II. in New York Point, and Vol. I. in American Braille. Besides this, there are translated, and ready to loan, many of the booklets issued by our Society, as well as special sermons.

When returning books or pamphlets for the Blind, please return them direct to the Gould Library. The Post-Office will handle them without postage if the package is plainly marked, "Literature for the Blind, Postage Free."

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RE CLIPPINGS

We wish to express thanks for interesting clippings, and also for clippings containing attacks upon us. We request that you give name and date of paper each time, or, preferably, the whole page. If the whole paper be sent, please mark the article plainly and address WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, File H, 17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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RE REMITTANCES

When sending remittances to the Society, please remember to make them payable in all cases to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, No. 17 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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r5457 GIANTS IN THESE DAYS
r5459 TRIALS ESSENTIAL TO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
r5460 "THE ISRAEL OF GOD"
r5462 EXPIATION OF SIN--ADAMIC AND PARTIALLY WILFUL
r5464 THE FRIEND OF SINNERS
r5465 DIFFICULTIES OF THE RICH
r5466 AN INTERESTING QUESTION
r5467 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS