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VOL. XXXIV JULY 1 No. 13
A. D. 1913--A. M. 6041

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CONTENTS

The Greatest Thing in the Universe--Part 1........195
Purpose Served by the Gifts...................195
Love--Varying in Kind.........................196
Evil Surmising Not Of Love....................197
Our Proper Attitude Toward Enemies............198
"These Things Were Types".........................198
The "Vow" Represented in the Tassels..........199
"He Cometh With Clouds"...........................200
Living After The Flesh............................201
Means of Spiritual Growth.....................201
Causes of Failure.............................202
Pertle Springs and Hot Springs....................202
Fighting Against God..............................203
Slavery's Cost to Egyptians...................203
Waters Turned Into Blood......................204
Israel Spared, Or Passed Over.....................205
The Passover's Real Meaning...................205
First-Borns Blood-Protected...................206
An Interesting Letter.............................206
Berean Questions in Scripture Studies.............207

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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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RESISTING THE EVIL ONE

The great Adversary seems to be especially active now. About one-fourth of all the preachers in many cities have pledged themselves to an opposition to the Gospel Message which we are sending forth. Unable to do this logically and Biblically, they grasp at opportunities to slander and falsify. They are co-operating with the Brooklyn Eagle and scattering a slanderous copy of the same which seriously perverts and misrepresents the Truth. These are being sold and sometimes given away free for the purpose of arousing prejudice.

A recent number of the BIBLE STUDENTS MONTHLY has been especially prepared as a brief answer and offset to these attacks being made by those whom Satan has deluded into His service.

We are prepared to supply free in any quantity a sufficient number of these little papers to serve any city or town which has been served by the Eagle. We invite the assistance and co-operation in this service of all who love the Lord and the Truth. Orders may be sent in at once. But we advise against the using of this special issue in other places where the ministers have not entered into such a combine and are not thus actively serving the Adversary. It is, and should always be, the policy of God's people, so far as possible, to live peaceably. We do not wish to make an attack upon anybody, but merely to repel attacks and to set the people free for their benefit.

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A CURE FOR SURFACE CANCER

Cancer troubles are becoming more numerous. We know of no remedy for internal cancers except surgery. Even then a cure is doubtful. We have recently learned of a very effective and simple remedy for cancers which show themselves on the surface of the body. We are informed that a physician, after testing this remedy, paid $1,000 for the information, and that he has established a Cancer Hospital which is doing good work. The recipe has come to us free and we are willing to communicate the formula, but to those only who are troubled with surface cancers and who will write to us directly, stating particulars. No fee will be charged, but in order to protect the sufferers, we require a promise that they will not sell the formula to others, nor receive pay for the use of it, nor communicate the formula to anybody. Any one known to be a sufferer can be informed of the terms on which the prescription is obtainable through us.

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1913--GENERAL CONVENTIONS--1913

MADISON, WISCONSIN, JUNE 29--JULY 6

The third General Convention of the year will be very favorably located for the friends in the Central, Western and Northwestern States. All sessions will be held in the large convention auditorium at the Monona Park Grounds. This park is beautifully located on the outskirts of the city, and is reached by the electric street car lines of Madison which run within five blocks of the Auditorium. The grounds and auditorium being on the lake front, some may find it more convenient to take the boats which run between Madison and the Assembly Grounds. The street carfare is 5c., and the boats have met this rate and will charge the same--5c. in each direction during the time of our convention.

There are no lodging accommodations at the grounds, hence all the friends will be located at most convenient places in the city of Madison. Such accommodations will, if desired, include breakfast and an evening dinner. Luncheon will be provided at the convention grounds for 10c. and 15c., as there will not be much opportunity for returning to the city between morning and afternoon sessions.

Railway rates: As a low rate of 2c. per mile is always available in this section, no further special reduction has been made for this convention. However, all expecting to attend should immediately inquire of their local ticket agent. From many points low summer tourist rate tickets are on sale to Madison. From the extreme West summer tourist rates to Chicago permitting stop-over at Madison may be found cheaper. In some instances, a party rate for ten or more on one ticket traveling together may be better. If ticket agent cannot inform you, request him to telegraph his General Passenger Agent for lowest round trip rate.

Accommodations: Address your request for accommodations (stating what days you expect to be at the convention, how many are to constitute your party, and color and sex) to Laymens Home Missionary Movement, Madison, Wis.

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SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 13-20

This convention will be held in one of the most magnificent, large auditoriums in the world. It is located in the center of the beautiful

AT THIS POINT THERE IS A PHOTO OF--

SPRINGFIELD'S NEW CONVENTION AUDITORIUM

city of Springfield, but is a cool, large, spacious building promising to be a most comfortable place for this mid-summer General Convention.

(Continued on page 207.)

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Railway rates: The New England Passenger Association have granted a special rate of fare and three-fifths for the round trip on the Certificate Plan. All attending from New England points should, when purchasing tickets, mention that they are going to the International Bible Students Association Convention, and when purchasing full fare one way ticket, be sure to secure a Certificate-Receipt. This Certificate-Receipt, signed by Convention Secretary, at Springfield, will entitle the owner to purchase a return ticket at three-fifths (3/5) fare. However, inquire of your local ticket agent at once, as there may be other special excursion rates, or a lower rate might be secured by a party of ten or more traveling together on one ticket. We understand a special train for Bible Students has already been arranged for from Boston, with a special low rate. From all other points in the United States, summer tourist rates to Springfield, Mass., or to Boston, Mass., will probably be found very reasonable.

Accommodations: Our representatives will secure best possible accommodations at moderate rates as previously mentioned. So that all may be comfortably located, however, it will be necessary, if you expect to attend, to immediately advise how many will constitute your party, stating color and sex and what days each will expect to attend. Address all requests and information to Laymens Home Missionary Movement, Springfield, Mass.

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ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, JULY 20-27

This General Convention will be most favorably located for the friends over the entire South, as well as many from the Middle and Western States and elsewhere. Being located in the mountains at a high altitude (2,250 ft.) the temperature is quite moderate. The Convention Auditorium, we are informed, is quite a large and comfortable one.

Railway rates: The Southeastern Passenger Association have granted very favorable rates from all points in the Southeast, and we advise the friends everywhere, who expect to attend this convention, to get particulars from their local ticket agent, asking for special rate to the International Bible Students Association Convention, at Asheville, N.C. Special summer tourist rate tickets are also on sale to Asheville.

Accommodations: If you expect to attend this convention, advise us promptly for what days, how many are to constitute your party, and color and sex. Address all requests and information to Laymens Home Missionary Movement, Asheville, North Carolina.

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, JULY 20-27

For the Canadian friends this General Convention will be most favorably located, although no doubt there will also be a goodly number in attendance from the United States.

All sessions are to be held in the Horticultural Hall at the Canadian National Exhibition Park, West Toronto. The Park is easily accessible by Grand Trunk Railway and by King Street and other trolley car lines.

Railway rates: Railways have made the same concessions as last year. There are always special rates to Niagara Falls, which is about two hours' sail by steamer to Toronto at a moderate price. If no rate as low as 1-1/2c. per mile each way is available, purchase a one-way ticket to Toronto, and have your agent fill out a Certificate-Receipt and bring it with you. This will entitle you to a return ticket for 25c. This Certificate-Receipt, signed by Convention Secretary, will entitle the owner to a return ticket at 25c. to many Canadian points, and to American points in the Eastern States at three-fifths (3/5) the regular rate for return passage. Be sure to secure a Certificate-Receipt, account I.B.S.A. Convention, when purchasing one-way railroad tickets through to Toronto. There may be other cheaper excursion rates for the round trip to Niagara Falls or to Toronto. Ask your local ticket agent at least a week in advance.

Accommodations: If you expect to attend this convention, advise us promptly for what days, how many are to constitute your party, and color and sex. Address all requests and information to Laymens Home Missionary Movement, Toronto, Ont.

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r5265 THE GREATEST THING IN THE UNIVERSE
r5267 "THESE THINGS WERE TYPES"
r5269 "HE COMETH WITH CLOUDS"
r5269 LIVING AFTER THE FLESH
r5270 PERTLE SPRINGS AND HOT SPRINGS
r5271 FIGHTING AGAINST GOD
r5272 ISRAEL SPARED, OR PASSED OVER
r5273 AN INTERESTING LETTER

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BEREAN QUESTIONS IN SCRIPTURE STUDIES

Series VI., Study XV.

THE FOES AND BESETMENTS OF THE NEW CREATION

AUGUST 3

Read p. 619, par. 2, to p. 624, par. 2.

SATAN'S ASSOCIATES IN EVIL--LEGIONS OF DEMONS

(32) Did Satan have any angelic associates in the beginning of his rebellion? If not, how and when did he receive adherents from the ranks of the holy angels? P. 619, par. 2.

(33) How have these fallen angels co-operated with Satan in deceiving and degrading mankind? P. 620, par. 1.

(34) What does the statement that "man is a free moral agent" imply? And why is it possible for demons to absolutely control human beings as mediums? P. 620, par. 2.

(35) What are the general methods and object of these fallen angels? Mention eight erroneous teachings which they have successfully promulgated among mankind. P. 621, par. 1 to P. 623, par. 2.

(36) Since Spiritism has been unsuccessful in deceiving the majority of Christians, what two other more subtle delusions has Satan recently introduced to capture these? P. 623, par. 3; P. 624, par. 1.

(37) Why has Satan recently turned his attention to healing the sick? And what does this signify? P. 624, par. 2.

AUGUST 10

Read p. 624, par. 3, to p. 629, par. 2.

(38) What has been the degrading effect of these works of the Devil upon the heathen? P. 624, par. 3.

(39) What were the experiences of the Lord and the Apostles with these fallen angels? P. 625, par. 1, 2.

"WE WRESTLE NOT [MERELY] WITH FLESH AND BLOOD"

(40) Realizing then the great and demoralizing influence of these evil spirits upon mankind, why does God permit them to exercise their evil powers? And what three grand lessons, in consequence, will the world have learned at the end of the Millennial Age? Pp. 626, 627.

THE MINISTRY OF EVIL

(41) In the meantime, what have been the beneficial results of the permission of evil? P. 627, par. 1; 628, par. 1.

(42) Amongst men, who are the greatest opponents of God and the Atonement, as viewed from the popular and the Divine standpoints, respectively? P. 629, par. 1.

(43) What is our hope for some of the most violent, but ignorant opposers of the Truth? And what more serious position is occupied by the intelligent opponents of Present Truth, and what should be our attitude toward such? P. 629, par. 2.

AUGUST 17

Read p. 630, par. 1, to p. 633, par. 3.

BESETMENTS OF THE ADVERSARY

(44) Whose experiences with the Adversary illustrate all the temptations to which the Body of Christ is subjected? P. 630, par. 1.

(45) What is one of the besetments of the Adversary which especially appeals to the flesh and its old mind? P. 630, par. 2; P. 631, par. 1.

(46) What is the truth concerning the relation between the best interests of the New Creation and their physical condition? P. 631, par. 2.

(47) Why is it essential that the New Creation should "walk by faith, and not by sight"? P. 631, par. 3.

(48) Is it possible for us to take the infirmities of others, as did our Lord? And was Christ's vitality expended on behalf of His Church? P. 632, par. 1, 2.

(49) What is the nature and cost of the "afflictions of Christ," which are endured by His Body Members? P. 633, par. 1, 2.

(50) How may we distinguish between suffering for righteousness' sake and suffering for indiscretion or wrong doing? P. 633, par. 3.

AUGUST 24

Read p. 634, par. 1, to p. 638, par. 1.

(51) If bodily ailments result from other than selfish or sinful causes, how should they be received and endured by the New Creature? P. 634, par. 1.

(52) How should the New Creation regard their mortal bodies, and what liberty have they with respect to using legitimate remedies for the relief or cure of disease? P. 634, par. 2; P. 635, par. 1.

(53) In considering our Lord's miracles, should we take the healed ones or the Healer as our pattern? P. 636, par. 1.

(54) Would it have been right for our Lord to use His spiritual powers for His temporal needs? And must not the Church follow in His steps in this respect? P. 636, par. 2; P. 637, par. 1.

"THE PRAYER OF FAITH SHALL SAVE THE SICK"

(55) What Scriptures are chiefly relied upon by faith-healers? And how are these mis-applied? P. 637, par. 2; P. 638, par. 1.

AUGUST 31

Read p. 638, par. 1, to p. 641, par. 1.

IF SATAN CAST OUT SATAN, HIS KINGDOM WANES

(56) To what power did the Pharisees attribute our Lord's miracles, and what was His reply to them? P. 638, par. 1.

(57) What was the chief object of miracles in the beginning of this Age, and why should we look with suspicion upon so-called miracles in the end of the Age? P. 638, par. 3; P. 639, par. 1.

(58) What is the sure test of all these delusions? P. 639, par. 2.

(59) If those who blaspheme the name of God perform wonderful works of healing, should we suppose the Lord is now endorsing their false teachings? P. 640, par. 1.

(60) Suppose others who cure diseases are zealous in missionary work, should that change our opinion of the movement as a whole? P. 640, par. 2.

(61) What are the evidences that Satan has about reached his extremity? P. 641, par. 1.

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VOL. XXXIV JULY 15 No. 14
A. D. 1913--A. M. 6041

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CONTENTS

Evil-Doers and Busybodies.........................211
Ensnared by the Adversary.....................211
Busybodying an Evidence of Pride..............212
The Greatest Thing in the Universe--Part II.......212
The Basis of God's Love.......................213
The Manifestation of God's Love...............213
How to Keep Ourselves in God's Love...........214
What Constitutes God's Love...................214
Watch and Pray! (Poem)...........................215
Crossing the Red Sea..............................216
Necessity of the Miracles.....................216
The Angel of the Lord.........................216
The Manna From Heaven.............................217
Bitter Waters, then an Oasis..................217
The Bread from Heaven.........................218
Convention-Train Report...........................218
Words of Caution..............................220
Some Interesting Letters..........................221
Sister Seibert to Her Friends.................221
Luxurious Travel and Sacrifice................222

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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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1913--GENERAL CONVENTIONS--1913

For information concerning the remaining conventions we refer our readers to second page of last issue of THE WATCH TOWER, July 1st issue, merely here mentioning places and dates, as follows:

Springfield, Mass.................................July 13-20
Asheville, N.C....................................July 20-27
Toronto, Canada...................................July 20-27

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POST-CARDS

We carry in stock an excellent assortment of Scripture post-cards of our own selection, both Birthday and for general use. The price for all of these cards has been reduced to 15c. per dozen, in any quantities.

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BEREAN QUESTION BOOKLETS

We remind our readers that Question Booklets are in stock for Volumes I., II., III., IV. and V. of STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES, and also for TABERNACLE SHADOWS. Price 5c. each--50c. per dozen, postpaid, brings them within the reach of all. Order freely according to your needs.

Many of the Classes find these questions very helpful. The difficulty with many Classes in the past has been that not every one has the teaching ability to draw the information of the lessons from the Class.

Excellent as public preaching is we believe that the Lord's people learn more in Berean Classes than by listening to any sermon. Thought is stimulated, quickened.

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r5274 EVIL-DOERS AND BUSYBODIES
r5275 THE GREATEST THING IN THE UNIVERSE
r5277 CROSSING THE RED SEA
r5278 THE MANNA FROM HEAVEN
r5279 CONVENTION-TRAIN REPORT
r5281 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS