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VOL. XXXIV MAY 1 No. 9
A. D. 1913--A. M. 6041

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CONTENTS

Evidences of the Anointing of the Holy
Spirit......................................131
Distinction Between Anointing and
Begetting...................................131
The Anointing Not the Mind of Christ..........132
Dwelling Together in Unity........................133
Friction the Result of Selfishness............133
"No Schism in the Body".......................134
Anointing the "Feet" of Christ....................134
Antitypical Perfume on Antitypical Feet.......135
A Disciple's Prayer (Poem)........................135
Benjamin's Portion Five-Fold......................136
Two Tribulation Classes.......................137
Lessons Learned by Joseph's Brethren..............138
When Will Men Profit?.........................139
Mercy Is Better Than Sacrifice....................140
"Fall Not Out By The Way".....................141
Some Interesting Letters..........................142
Requests for Pilgrim Visits.......................143
Berean Questions in Scripture Studies.............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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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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A WORD TO CONVENTIONERS

You will assist us, and therefore advantage all concerned by advising us in advance where you intend going; and for what days; and how many are to constitute your party; and color and sex. Address at each Convention city, three weeks in advance, Laymen's Home Missionary Movement.

It will further advantage all if we have the engagement of all rooms. Then you will not be going in at the eleventh hour and taking, at higher prices, rooms we had already secured for others, and causing trouble when you wish to bless.

RE HOT SPRINGS, ARK.

Hot Springs is in the mountains of Arkansas and therefore will not be so hot as its name might imply. The surroundings are beautiful and attractive. It is under U.S. Government control, and sanitary to the highest degree. It has few sick visitors in summer. We are expecting that the attendance there from Texas and the South will be considerable.

OMISSION AND ADDITIONS

Cross off the list Mt. Lake Park, Md.

The International Bible Students Association Classes of Los Angeles and San Francisco are arranging for Conventions to be held in connection with Brother Russell's visits to their Cities. Los Angeles proposes five days of Bible study, June 11 to 15; San Francisco proposes three days, June 14, 15, 16. Such of our readers as desire to attend those Conventions are requested to write for particulars --railway excursion rates, etc. State what railway routing you prefer, going and returning. Address Laymen's Home Missionary Movement, Box 325, San Francisco, Cal., or 405 So. Hill St., Room 316, Los Angeles, Cal. The Brethren will arrange for special parties and for entertainment, etc. Our readers on the Pacific Coast proposing to attend the later Conventions in the East may also receive helpful information respecting routes, rates, etc. Surely avail yourselves of these Christian hospitalities.

Dr. L. W. Jones, of 3003 Walnut Street, Chicago, Ill., learning of Brother Russell's arrangements for the Convention Tour to the Pacific, has made up a Convention Party to accompany him, or rather asked him if they may have the pleasure of his company on their special train. He has very thankfully accepted the kind hospitalities. Parties wishing to join the Excursion Train enroute can address the Doctor direct, or, if they prefer, communicate through the Laymen's Home Missionary Movement of the Pacific Coast at addresses above.

SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR SERMON NEWSPAPERS

We are glad to know that our readers subscribe for the journals which publish Brother Russell's sermons weekly. We are specially glad when they encourage and support the paper published nearest to their post-office. We are still more pleased when these subscriptions pass through our hands. This may be done by those who make up clubs--everyway.

Our readers must not think that newspapers which send them letters requesting them to act as agents are prompted by us. Whatever we have to say to you on the subject of subscription will be said either through the WATCH TOWER columns or through the Pilgrims, or directly by letter.

Letters coming to you through newspapers are merely circulars and need no reply.

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Whenever and wherever our readers see in newspapers anything from the pen of Brother Russell, there and then they should recognize an Editor to be encouraged and a paper to be assisted.

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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) 305; (2) 1; (3) 105; (4) 114; (5) 43; (6) 145; (7) 230; (8) 7; (9) Vow; (10) 321; (11) 293; (12) 95; (13) 238; (14) 50; (15) 320; (16) 325; (17) 145; (18) 27; (19) 15; (20) 259; (21) 198; (22) 222; (23) 226; (24) 333; (25) 4; (26) 246; (27) 313; (28) 165; (29) 160; (30) 130.

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r5227 EVIDENCES OF THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
r5229 DWELLING TOGETHER IN UNITY
r5230 ANOINTING "THE FEET" OF CHRIST
r5231 BENJAMIN'S PORTION FIVE-FOLD
r5232 LESSONS LEARNED BY JOSEPH'S BRETHREN
r5234 MERCY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE
r5235 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS

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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 by the traveling brethren during the ensuing year--May, 1913, to May, 1914--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) What is the 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 the Pilgrim Department 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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BEREAN QUESTIONS IN SCRIPTURE STUDIES

Series VI., Study XIV.

SUNDRY EARTHLY OBLIGATIONS OF THE NEW CREATION

JUNE 1

Read p. 583, par. 1, to p. 585, par. 1.

CONSCIENTIOUS MEDDLING

(35) What is a "busybody," and what is the Scriptural reproof of such? P. 583, par. 1.

(36) How should the Golden Rule be applied in such cases? P. 583, par. 2.

(37) What is the peculiar form in which this natural tendency to meddle in the affairs of others sometimes attacks the New Creature? P. 583, par. 3.

(38) When tempted to interfere with the affairs of others, what questions should we ask ourselves? P. 584, par. 1, first part.

(39) Would it be "busybodying" on the part of a parent to look into the affairs of the family under his care? P. 585, top.

(40) Where is the admonition against "busybodying" to be especially remembered and heeded? P. 585, par. 1.

JUNE 8

Read p. 586, par. 1, to p. 589, par. 2.

"BLESSING GOD AND CURSING MEN"

(41) How great is the influence of the tongue among the members of the natural body? P. 586, par. 1.

(42) What is the only proper and successful method of restraining the tongue? P. 587, par. 1, 2.

SOCIAL OBLIGATIONS

(43) What are the cravings of the new mind for fellowship with kindred minds? P. 588, par. 1.

(44) What are the admonitions of the Word against associating with evil-doers? P. 588, par. 2.

(45) What should be our sentiments toward and association with those related to us by ties of blood? P. 589, par. 1.

(46) What was evidently the intention of the Lord with respect to the forming of a new family--the "household of faith?" P. 589, par. 2.

JUNE 15

Read p. 590, par. 1, to p. 594, par. 1.

(47) Does this new relationship imply the ignoring of sex proprieties, or that the unbelieving husband or wife should be neglected? P. 590, par. 1.

"HONOR ALL MEN"

(48) What should be the attitude of the New Creation toward the powers that be? What are the Scriptural admonitions along this line? P. 590, par. 2, 3.

(49) What advantage has the New Creature from his viewpoint of present conditions in the world? P. 591, par. 1, 2.

(50) Is it wise or necessary for the New Creation to alarm the world in respect to the Time of Trouble? P. 592, par. 1.

(51) What position should the New Creation take in the matter of voting? P. 593, par. 1 to 5.

(52) Should we use carnal weapons and fight for our native country and its rulers? P. 594, par. 1.

JUNE 22

Read p. 594, par. 2, to p. 598, par. 1.

(53) In the event of our being required to do military service, what would be the proper course to pursue? P. 594, par. 2.

THE NEW CREATION AND MORAL REFORMS

(54) Explain how our consecration vow should touch and purify every act of our lives. P. 595.

WEARING OF COSTLY APPAREL

(55) Give three good reasons why the New Creation should not wear extravagant and conspicuous apparel. P. 596, par. 1 to 4.

(56) Would the investing of money in stocks, bonds, etc., be any more in harmony with our consecration vow than if spent upon extravagant dress and luxurious homes? P. 597, par. 1.

(57) Is there any connection between our stewardship and the fact that the Lord has left His cause in need of financial support? P. 597, par. 2.

(58) Briefly, what would be considered the proper course for the New Creation with respect to dress and money matters? P. 598, par. 1.

Series VI., Study XV.

THE FOES AND BESETMENTS OF THE NEW CREATION

JUNE 29

Read p. 599, to p. 602, par. 2.

(1) What is the chief enemy of the New Creation? Is the New Creature double-minded, or is he controlled by two wills? P. 599.

(2) Are the death of the flesh and its will, and the subsequent resurrection of the flesh actual or reckoned matters? And how must these "dead" and "alive" conditions be maintained by the New Creature? P. 600, par. 1.

(3) What is the declaration of the Scriptures respecting the natural heart? And how is the heart of the New Creature different? P. 600, par. 2.

(4) How does the old heart, the selfish disposition, constantly assail the new heart and practise deceptions upon it? P. 601, par. 1.

(5) What is one of the favorite and deceptive arguments of this old heart? P. 601, par. 2.

(6) How must the new heart meet these attacks? P. 602, par. 1, 2.

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VOL. XXXIV MAY 15 No. 10
A. D. 1913--A. M. 6041

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CONTENTS

A Convincing Proof of the Resurrection............147
Our Lord's Change of Nature...................148
Resurrection Much Misunderstood...............148
The Manner of Mother Eve's Temptation.............149
Deception Through Mental Suggestion...........149
Degradation of the Serpent Not an
Injustice...................................150
Storms on the Sea of Life.........................150
Legal and Actual Cancellation of Sin..............151
Responsibility According to Ability...........152
All Things Work for Good to Them..................152
Spiritual Israel's Experiences................153
Joys of the Life to Come......................154
Reports of Memorial Celebrations..................154
Woes Ancient and Modern...........................155
The Victories of Faith............................156
Faith Is Not Credulity........................156
The Faith Before and Since Christ Came........157
The Mystery--Christ in You....................158
Interesting Questions.............................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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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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SAMPLE COPIES FREE.
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RE DEFECTIVE BOOKS

Colporteurs and others who may receive books from us that are seriously defective will confer a favor by reporting the fact at once. Give particulars re time received. We want all our books to be right.

LARGE MOTTOES FOR MOUNTING

We have secured some new large mottoes, size 15 x 20 inches. They are of four designs of beautiful flowers, and still greater variety of texts. We have put these up in tubes for safety--four for $1; postage prepaid.

RECEIPTS FOR WATCH TOWER SUBSCRIPTIONS

Regular subscribers for THE WATCH TOWER receive a receipt on the wrapper--showing how far their subscription is paid. Thus, if you had been paid up to January, 1913, and sent in a dollar, renewing until January, 1914, we would merely add the figure 4. Such a figure 4, under such circumstances, would stand for the year 1914.

THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

Our new edition of DAILY HEAVENLY MANNA in purple cloth has gilt edges. The price remains the same, 35c. postpaid. Every reader of THE WATCH TOWER should have a copy of the Manna and should use it daily, for his spiritual nourishment.

The same in De Luxe, purple leather binding, gold edges, $1.10 postpaid.

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r5236 A CONVINCING PROOF OF THE RESURRECTION
r5238 THE MANNER OF MOTHER EVE'S TEMPTATION
r5239 STORMS ON THE SEA OF LIFE
r5239 LEGAL AND ACTUAL CANCELLATION OF SIN
r5240 ALL THINGS WORK FOR GOOD TO THEM
r5242 REPORTS OF MEMORIAL CELEBRATIONS
r5242 WOES ANCIENT AND MODERN
r5243 THE VICTORIES OF FAITH
r5245 INTERESTING QUESTIONS