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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXIV. MAY 1, 1903. No. 9

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CONTENTS.

Views from the Watch Tower........................131
An Astrologer's Outlook.......................131
Preparations for the Millennium...............131
Only a Form of Godliness......................131
Peculiar Views of Heathens....................132
A Seasonable Word on Christian
Science.....................................132
A Christian Science Prayer....................136
A United Presbyterian View....................136
Suffering as Christians...........................137
"The Lord Stood by Him"...........................140
Interesting Questions Answered....................142

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THE ATLANTA CONVENTION.

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This Convention was, we feel sure, a great blessing to many. One dear old brother, when bidding the Editor "Goodbye" at the train, said, "This Convention has been a great blessing to me: I am a poor man, Brother Russell, but if it had cost me $1000 to attend I would not begrudge it." All faces told much the same story of appreciation of brotherly fellowship. We trust that the result will be permanently beneficial, not only to those who attended, but also to those at their homes whom they represented, and to whom they carried back some of the Convention's fullness of joy.

The attendance from outside Atlanta was good, especially for the South,--about 100. The largest attendance was on Sunday afternoon, when about 600 were present at the Grand Opera House. Nineteen symbolized their immersion into Christ on Saturday. [page 130]

CONCERNING CORRESPONDENCE.

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During the Editor's absence in Europe our friends will remember that he cannot be reached by correspondence, and that matters intended for his special consideration should be deferred until his return.

In general, communications concerning business, subscriptions, orders, Tract Fund remittances, Pilgrim visits, etc., should be sent to "Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society," and letters concerning doctrinal and personal matters to the Editor.

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r3184 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3185 A SEASONABLE WORD ON CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
r3188 SUFFERING AS CHRISTIANS.
r3190 "THE LORD STOOD BY HIM."
r3191 INTERESTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXIV. MAY 15, 1903. No. 10

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CONTENTS.

"Looking for that Blessed Hope"...................147
They Knew Not and Received Him
Not.........................................147
The Hidden Mystery............................148
Errors Becloud Truths.........................149
This Hope Purifieth...........................150
Few Know of our Lord's Parousia...............150
The Memorial Celebration..........................151
Volunteer Work for 1903...........................152
Paul Before Felix.................................153
"Almost Thou Persuadest Me".......................156
Public Ministries of the Truth....................160
Special Items.....................................146

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LETTERS FOR THE EDITOR SHOULD BE SENT TO ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS AND REMITTANCES
--ADDRESS TO--
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
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BRITISH BRANCH--131 GREEN ST., FOREST GATE, LONDON.

PRICE, $1.00 (4s.) A YEAR IN ADVANCE, 5c (2-1/2d.) A COPY.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, BANK DRAFT, POSTAL ORDER, OR REGISTERED.
FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS, ONLY. SPECIAL
TERMS TO THE LORD'S POOR, AS FOLLOWS:--

Those of the interested who, by reason of old age, or other infirmity or adversity, are unable to pay for the TOWER, will be supplied FREE, if they send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper. We are not only willing, but anxious, that all such be on our list continually.

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THE EDITOR IN EUROPE.

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Bro. Russell has arrived in Europe, having left New York on April 15. We are sure the prayers of all the friends are with him for the divine blessing upon his efforts to establish a larger work in foreign lands. Bro. Henninges reached London in good season to celebrate the Memorial.

THE ARTICLE ON "CHRISTIAN SCIENCE."

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We have issued a specially large edition of our May 1st number, in view of the special need for dissemination of the Scriptural view of Christian Science error, which is rapidly growing. Order as many free sample copies of this issue for your friends as you can make use of judiciously.

THE NEW EDITION OF DIAGLOTT.

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We have just received a consignment of 1,000 copies of the cloth edition of the Diaglott, and will fill all orders at hand promptly. Further orders will have immediate attention. The leather edition is promised within another month.

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r3191 "LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE."
r3194 THE MEMORIAL CELEBRATION.
r3196 VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE SEASON 1903.
r3194 PAUL BEFORE FELIX.
r3196 "ALMOST THOU PERSUADEST ME."

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