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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXXI MARCH 1 No. 5
A.D. 1910--A.M. 6038

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CONTENTS

Views from The Watch Tower........................ 83
Zionists on to Canaan......................... 83
What a Wonderful Day is Ours!................. 84
King Edward the Storm-Centre.................. 84
A Great Mountain Melting...................... 85
Justification by Faith and Actually............... 85
God's Grace and God's Reward...................... 88
Healing All Manner of Diseases.................... 89
Power Over the Adversary.......................... 90
The Philosophy of the Ransom...................... 91
Questions on Justification........................ 92
Justified to Peace............................ 93
Ancient Worthies Not in the Court............. 93
Justified Fully to Human Rights............... 93
The Christian's Battle (Poem)..................... 94
Berean Studies on the Atonement................... 95

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A.

Foreign Agencies:--British Branch: 24 Eversholt St., London, N.W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Equitable Building, Collins St., Melbourne.

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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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SERMONS IN THE NEWSPAPERS

How about renewing your subscriptions for newspapers publishing Brother Russell's sermons? Do your part! Be prompt! If a few narrow souls hating the good tidings of God's love try to discourage the Editors from publishing the sermons; the thousands who are being blest should tell of their profit and pleasure and thus encourage the newspaper men. Renew through us or direct, as you please. Use part of your "Good Hopes" thus if you think proper. You have our clubbing rates in the PEOPLES PULPIT--December issue.

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QUESTIONS ON "TABERNACLE SHADOWS"

We have these printed in cheap form and will supply them free to those who have "Tabernacle Shadows" and who will request them.

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ONE-DAY CONVENTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED BY
THE EDITOR OF THIS JOURNAL:

BROOKLYN, N. Y., MARCH 6

Morning services at 10:30 o'clock in the Brooklyn Tabernacle, 13-17 Hicks street, two blocks from P.R.R. Annex Ferry and five minutes' walk from Brooklyn Bridge entrance. Question meeting in the same building at 8 o'clock, preceded by a half hour's song service. Discourse for the Public at 3 p.m. in Brooklyn Academy of Music, on Lafayette avenue, St. Felix street, and Ashland place. Subject, "Inferno."

WASHINGTON, D. C., MARCH 13

Morning and evening sessions, Masonic Temple, Ninth and F streets, N.W., 10:30 a.m. Praise, Prayer and Testimony meeting. 7:30 p.m. Brother Russell will address the friends. Discourse for the Public, National Theater, at 3 p.m. Subject, "The Overthrow of Satan's Empire."

ALLENTOWN, PA., MARCH 20

All meetings in Lyric Theater, 25 North Sixth street. Praise, Prayer and Testimony meeting at 10 a.m. Address for the interested at 11 a.m. Afternoon service for the Public at 3 p.m. Subject, "Man's Past, Present and Future."

BOSTON, MASS., MARCH 27

Praise, Prayer and Testimony meeting at 10:30 a.m. Evening meeting for the interested at 7:30 p.m. Location of morning and evening meetings later. Afternoon session for the Public in Tremont Temple, Tremont street, between School and Broomfield streets, at 3 o'clock.

BROOKLYN, N. Y., APRIL 3

Discourse for the Public in Brooklyn Academy of Music at 3 p.m. Subject, "Overthrow of Satan's Empire."

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BROOKLYN BETHEL HYMNS FOR APRIL

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: (1) Vow; (2) 313; (3) 145; (4) 123; (5) 9; (6) 114; (7) 284; (8) 273; (9) 278; (10) 289; (11) 209; (12) 113; (13) 157; (14) 130; (15) 105; (16) 155; (17) 193; (18) 60; (19) 87; (20) 8; (21) 32; (22) 176; (23) 4; (24) 164; (25) 93; (26) 119; (27) 293; (28) 191; (29) 221; (30) 383; (31) 325.

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r4572 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER
r4574 JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH AND ACTUALLY
r4576 GOD'S GRACE AND GOD'S REWARD
r4576 HEALING ALL MANNER OF DISEASES
r4577 POWER OVER THE ADVERSARY
r4578 THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE RANSOM
r4579 QUESTIONS ON JUSTIFICATION

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BEREAN STUDIES ON THE ATONEMENT

THE TEXT-BOOK USED FOR THIS COURSE
IS SCRIPTURE STUDIES, SERIES (V)

Man for Whom Atonement Was Made.

APRIL 3

(1) What is the signification of the word ransom in the English and in the Greek? Cite the Scripture. P. 427, last par.

(2) What light does the meaning of the word ransom throw upon the work of Atonement? P. 428.

(3) Does the word redeem have a somewhat similar signification to the word ransom? And have the translators of the English Bible helped or hindered the student, and how? P. 429-431.

(4) What about the word lutroo? Explain its significance and use. P. 431, 432.

(5) Explain the word lutrosis, also rendered redemption, and cite Scriptures. P. 432, 433.

(6) Explain the meaning of the Greek word poieolutrosin and its uses in the Scriptures. P. 433, par. 3,4.

(7) About the word apolutrosis: explain it and refer to its use and its meaning. P. 434-437.

APRIL 10

(8) Cite the uses of the words redeem, redeemer, redeemed, redemption in the Old Testament. Examine these and show their proper application. P. 438.

(9) Is the commercial idea involved in the words describing man's redemption and its cost? P. 439, par. 2.

(10) How does this commercial thought harmonize with the substitute thought and with the signification of the word ransom? P. 439, par. 1.

(11) What object is served by the teaching of this Scripture that the "world is bought"?--that the penalty of man's sin was death, under the Divine arrangement? P. 439, par. 2.

(12) So far as the redeemed are concerned, what does it matter by what process God satisfied the demands of his own Justice, if to them it comes as a gift? What purpose, then, is served in the Divine explanation as to how we were redeemed and how the Divine Justice was satisfied before we could be delivered from the power of sin and death--curse or sentence of the Divine Law? P. 439, par. 3.

(13) Mention some of the Scriptures which show that our Redeemer gave all that he had; that he kept nothing back, but made a full sacrifice of his every talent, power, position and right, that thereby he might become man's Redeemer and eventually have a right to be the Mediator of the New Covenant between God and mankind in general? P. 440.

(14) Cite some Scripture showing what ransom was paid for man. P. 441, par. 1.

(15) Cite some Scriptures showing what was the penalty for sin and what the price paid in offset or cancellation of that sin. P. 441.

(16) Did the payment of the ransom price effect the forgiveness, and release all mankind or any number of them from the death sentence? P. 442, par. 1.

(17) When our Lord ascended on high, was he possessed of a sufficiency of merit which, if applied, would have effected the cancellation of the sins of the whole world? And did he so apply it? And if not, what did he do with it? P. 442, par. 1.

(18) Who are included in the term us? For whom did the Lord make application of his merit when he ascended on high and what proof was furnished to the Church showing that the Father accepted the merit thus applied?

(19) What can we say respecting the meaning of the words hilasmos and hilasterion? What Scriptures refer to these and what do they teach?

APRIL 17

(20) When we read that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins, did it mean any blood? If not, what blood? And did it mean that shedding of the blood remitted the sins or that the blood must be shed and then be used as a basis for sin remission? P. 442, last par.

(21) Explain how and why the shame and ignominy of the cross, etc., were necessary to our Lord, whereas the penalty of sin as originally stated to father Adam was merely death without stipulations respecting shame and ignominy. P. 443.

(22) What Scriptures particularly show that mankind is in a wrong condition, alienated from his Creator, and nothing but the sacrifice of Christ could be effective for his reconciliation, either by justification by faith now or actual justification by and by during the Millennium? P. 444, 445.

(23) Cite some Scriptures which teach that our Lord's sacrifice was not for the Church alone, but also for the sins of the whole world. P. 446.

(24) What Scriptures directly state that mankind were bought with a price--the blood of Christ? P. 446, last par.

(25) By whom was the purchase made? P. 447.

(26) Of whom was the purchase made? P. 447-449.

(27) Why, for what purpose, was the purchase made? P. 450.

(28) What part did love and wisdom have with justice in this arrangement for human sin? P. 451.

APRIL 24

(29) May we then say that although man be released from sin and death only by the satisfaction of Justice, nevertheless the triumph of Justice was preeminently a victory of Divine Love through Justice? If so, show it. P. 452, par. 1,2.

(30) Who sold the race into sin and what compensation did he receive? P. 452, par. 3.

(31) Is this matter of the purchase of our race by the Lord Jesus Christ a mere figure or theory, or is it bona fide, actual, and does it carry with it actualities of progression and control? P. 452, par. 4.

(32) Is it by virtue of this purchase that the Redeemer has the right to be the restorer of the race, and by giving to it the purchased life, does he become its Life-Giver or Father, and is this term Father Scripturally applied to him? Explain the process of the philosophy. P. 453, par. 1.

(33) Our Lord laid down the price of the race when he died. Did he take it back again when he arose from the dead on the third day? If not, why not? Explain the entire transaction and show positively that the ransom for sin remained and will always remain and that thus our forgiveness and reconciliation are upon a firm basis. P. 453, last par.; P. 454, par. 1.

(34) What would have been implied had our Lord risen from the dead a human being--thus taking back the ransom price? P. 454, par. 2.

(35) Could the man Jesus possibly be referred to as the new Father of the race--the Second Adam? Why not? Explain the matter fully. P. 454, par. 3,4.

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SEMI-MONTHLY
VOL. XXXI MARCH 15 No. 6
A.D. 1910--A.M. 6038

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CONTENTS

A Layman on the "New Theology".................... 99
The Shepherd and His Flock........................100
Money Changes All Things..........................101
Verging on Danger.................................101
"All Deceivableness of Unrighteousness"...........102
Is the Mediator an Advocate?......................104
When God Covenanted with Abraham..............105
"He is Not a Jew--Outwardly"......................106
Note Further Misinterpretation................106
Sin and Sickness Related..........................107
Our Easter Lesson.................................108
Faith, the Channel of Blessing....................108
Re Berean Studies in the Scriptures...............110
Re Fifth-Sunday Local Conventions.................110
Some Interesting Letters..........................111

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PUBLISHED BY
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY
CHARLES T. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT
"BROOKLYN TABERNACLE," 13-17 HICKS ST.,
BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A.

Foreign Agencies:--British Branch: 24 Eversholt St., London, N.W. German Branch: Unterdorner Str., 76, Barmen. Australasian Branch: Equitable Building, Collins St., Melbourne.

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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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SAMPLE COPIES FREE.

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BROTHER RUSSELL IN EUROPE AND AFRICA

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Brother Russell proposes a very hasty European tour. Incidentally, at the instance of the newspaper people connected with the publication of his sermons, he will extend the journey to Jerusalem and the Great Pyramid in Egypt. A brief outline of his journey follows:

Leave New York April 5, arrive Cherbourg (France), April 11; Paris, April 12; Basle (Switzerland), April 13. (Here an all-day meeting with French and Swiss brethren is proposed.) Rome, April 14; Naples, April 15; Alexandria (Egypt), April 18; Cairo (and Pyramids), April 19; Port Said, April 20; Jaffa, April 21; Jerusalem and vicinity, April 21-24.

Return same route to Rome, April 30; Venice (Italy), May 1; Vienna (Austria), May 2; Warsaw (Russia), May 3, arriving 7:42 a.m., leaving midnight. (An all-day meeting is proposed.) Berlin, May 4, arriving 11:25 a.m., leaving 10 p.m., May 5. Here we hope to meet many German friends as well as representatives from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. May 6, Barmen-Elberfeld; London, arriving Charing Cross Station, 5:12 p.m., May 7.

London meetings, May 8, 15 and 21. The intermediate dates are open for the various cities of England, Ireland and Scotland as reports may be received at our London branch office. [page 98]

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1910--SUMMER CONVENTIONS--1910

Louisville, Ky., June 17-19.--Brother Russell will be present on the 19th and be the principal speaker.

Chicago, Ill., June 24-26.--Brother Russell will be present on the 26th and be the principal speaker.

Lake Chautauqua (Celeron Auditorium), July 30th to Aug. 7.--This will be the chief or General Convention of the year. Specially favorable excursion rates have been secured. The cheapest rate will be for those who will start their journey July 29. On that date tickets should be bought to Chautauqua for one fare plus $2. Another date will be announced later at one and one-half fare for the round trip. Full particulars then. We merely announce the dates now that all desiring to attend may make timely arrangements. The location is ideal. Specially low rates of board for the nine days or less will be secured at cottages and hotels on the lake shore at $1.00 per day and up. Numerous little steamers plying the lake will afford easy communication with the Auditorium.

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ONE-DAY CONVENTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED
BY THE EDITOR OF THIS JOURNAL:

WASHINGTON, D. C., MARCH 13

Morning and evening sessions, Masonic Temple, Ninth and F streets, N.W., 10:30 a.m. Praise, Prayer and Testimony meeting. 7:30 p.m. Brother Russell will address the friends. Discourse for the Public, New National Theater, at 3 p.m. Subject, "The Overthrow of Satan's Empire." Visiting friends will be heartily welcomed.

ALLENTOWN, PA., MARCH 20

All meetings in Lyric Theater, 25 North Sixth street. Praise, Prayer and Testimony meeting at 10 a.m. Address for the interested at 11 a.m. Afternoon service for the Public at 3 p.m. Subject, "Man's Past, Present and Future." Visiting friends will be warmly welcomed.

BOSTON, MASS., MARCH 27

Praise, Prayer and Testimony Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Evening meeting for the interested at 7:30. Morning and evening meetings at Franklin Union Hall, Berkeley street, near junction of Tremont street. Afternoon session for the Public at 3 p.m. in Tremont Temple, Tremont street, between School and Broomfield streets. Subject, "Man's Past, Present and Future." Visiting friends will be heartily welcomed.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., APRIL 3

Morning services at 10:30 o'clock in the Brooklyn Tabernacle, 13-17 Hicks street, two blocks from P.R.R. Annex Ferry and five minutes' walk from Brooklyn Bridge entrance. Question meeting in the same building at 8 o'clock, preceded by a half hour's song service. Discourse for the Public at 3 p.m. in Brooklyn Academy of Music, on Lafayette avenue, St. Felix street, and Ashland place. Subject, "Overthrow of Satan's Empire." Visiting friends will be warmly welcomed.

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r4581 A LAYMAN ON THE "NEW THEOLOGY"
r4582 THE SHEPHERD AND HIS FLOCK
r4582 MONEY CHANGES ALL THINGS
r4582 VERGING ON DANGER
r4583 "ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS"
r4584 IS THE MEDIATOR AN ADVOCATE?
r4586 "HE IS NOT A JEW--OUTWARDLY"
r4587 SIN AND SICKNESS RELATED
r4587 OUR EASTER LESSON
r4588 FAITH, THE CHANNEL OF BLESSING
r4589 RE BEREAN STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES
r4589 RE FIFTH-SUNDAY LOCAL CONVENTIONS
r4590 SOME INTERESTING LETTERS

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