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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXIII. JUNE 1, 1902. No. 11.

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CONTENTS.

Views from the Watch Tower........................163
"Making Void the Word of God".................163
The Next Great Religious
Awakening...................................164
Navajo Indians................................165
Rome's Position in the Coming
Conflict....................................166
Bishop Quigley on Socialism...................166
Attaining Christian Liberty,
Wherewith Christ Made Us Free...............167
Abiding in Divine Love, Conditional...............171
What are the Commandments?....................171
God's Supervision of His People
and His Message.............................173

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WE ARE NOT COMPLAINING, BUT--

As the Editor goes from place to place holding "One Day Conventions," he finds that about one-half of those who greet him heartily are not Watch Tower subscribers;--many of them coming long distances, at considerable expense. There is encouragement as well as discouragement in this: it is encouraging to know that the 13,500 names on our lists are by no means all of those deeply interested in present truth. The discouragement comes with the thought that these dear friends surely need the twice-a-month visits of the Watch Tower to encourage and assist them in this evil day; and yet, that all we have done, or seem able to do, avails little in the matter of getting and keeping their names on our list.

(1) We have offered credit on subscriptions as long and as often as desired, with the privilege of writing us at any future time requesting the cancelation of the debt. (2) We have offered the Watch Tower free to those requesting it, and saying that their circumstances do not justify their sending the money. (3) We have asked all the dear friends who do get the Tower, and who believe that it would benefit others, to draw it to their attention and get their subscription--cash or credit.

We felt specially hopeful of the last of these recommendations in connection with the others; but only a few, comparatively, seem to have noticed the request or put forth any successful effort. What more can we do, to secure the other 13,500 interested friends for our list--for their spiritual upbuilding? We have well-nigh exhausted our ingenuity. No; we will not resort to "Premiums";-- we should feel ashamed to offer our readers "premiums" for subscriptions. The Lord's approval and the privilege of helping to wash fellow-members of the "feet" class is premium enough, surely. We appeal to all who desire a service to the Lord and to the brethren to put forth another effort to gather to our lists all who are interested in present truth in any degree--either for a cash subscription or on either of the terms mentioned above.

This is not a matter of personal, financial profit; for the Tower now belongs to the Society, and hence if more money were received than would meet the cost of publication, it would be spent in sending out God's light and truth to reach others as it reached you. Our whole concern is that what is being published may reach as many eyes and hearts as possible to encourage and bless them.

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r3015 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3017 ATTAINING CHRISTIAN LIBERTY.
r3020 ABIDING IN DIVINE LOVE, CONDITIONAL.
r3022 GOD'S SUPERVISION OF HIS PEOPLE AND HIS MESSAGE.

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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXIII. JUNE 15, 1902. No. 12.

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CONTENTS.

Views from the Watch Tower........................179
The Unrest in Russia..........................179
Concessions to Young People...................180
Social Emancipation Leads Not
to Godliness................................180
The Progress of Ritualism.....................181
Presbyterian Creed Revision.......................181
The Text of the New Creed.....................181
Let Us Put On the Armor of Light..................187
High Time to Awake Out of Sleep...............189
The Armor of Light............................189
Interesting Questions Answered....................191

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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,
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PRICE, $1.00 (4S.) A YEAR IN ADVANCE, 5c (2-1/2d.) A COPY.
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THE NEW BIBLES--EXTRA COPIES, ETC.

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Many letters come asking whether the writers may order additional copies of this work. We answer, Yes; you are welcome to them as long as they last. We will lay aside such as are requested to be held and all the others may go out forthwith. The sooner they are in the hands of the Church the sooner they will do their designed work, and the greater that work: "the time is short," and this help is needed everywhere.

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Some have inquired respecting the double readings in certain places where there seems to be little difference in the wordings. We answer that the upper reading represents the Common Version and the lower the Revised Version--even when the difference is merely in the spelling or italicizing of a word or a change in the punctuation. The aim of the Linear Bible is to present the two versions complete and distinct in one Bible; and the work is faithfully accomplished.

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r3023 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r3025 PRESBYTERIAN CREED REVISION.
r3029 LET US PUT ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.
r3031 INTERESTING QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

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