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ZION'S WATCH TOWER

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HERALD OF CHRIST'S PRESENCE.

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PUBLISHED TWICE A MONTH.

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TOWER PUBLISHING COMPANY,
"BIBLE HOUSE"
ARCH STREET, ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.

C. T. RUSSELL, EDITOR; MRS. C. T. RUSSELL, ASSOCIATE.

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SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE,

By Express Order, Postal Money Order, Bank Draft, or Registered Letter. Foreign only by Foreign Money Order.

FREE TO THE LORD'S POOR.

N.B.--Those of the interested, who by reason of old age or accidents, or other adversity, are unable to pay, will be supplied FREE, if they will send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper.

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CHURCH AND STATE IN ITALY.

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AN UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THEM FORESHADOWED
BY PREMIER CRISPI.

Premier Crispi inaugurated in Naples to-day the memorial erected in honor of King Humbert's visit to the city during the cholera epidemic of 1884. He made a notable speech, beginning with a historical review of recent Italian politics, and closing with a declaration as to the social problems of to-day, especially the revolutionary movement. The social system was now passing, he said, through a momentous crisis. The situation had become so acute that it seemed absolutely necessary for civil and religious authority to unite and work harmoniously against that infamous band on whose flag were inscribed the words, "No God, no King." This band had declared war on society. Let society accept the declaration and shout back the battle-cry, "For God, King and Country!"

The politicians and clergy here regard this speech as the weightiest utterance of years. Its whole letter and spirit, they say, suggest the approach to an understanding between the Government and the church. --N.Y. Tribune.

The above foreshadows what we have for some time pointed out as the tendency of civilization --to retrace its steps toward a fuller recognition of ecclesiasticism in politics. This change of front is not because of a growth of religion or of religious superstition, but from a fear that unless the church controls the people through superstition, etc., the entire social fabric will go to wreck. This calls our attention afresh to our Lord's prophecy of present conditions --"Men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after the things coming upon the earth [society]; for the powers of the heavens [ecclesiasticism] shall be shaken."

Ecclesiasticism will be given an increasingly prominent place in politics and will become a branch of or element in civil government, throughout "Christendom," until finally when one falls both will fall, in the great time of trouble, predicted in the Scriptures, whose shadow is already stealing over the world.

"When ye see all these things come to pass, then lift up your heads and rejoice, knowing that your redemption is at hand."

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r1709 VOL. XV. OCTOBER 1, 1894. NO. 19.
r1710 "THOU HAST THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE."
r1712 JUDGMENT--ITS USE AND ABUSE.
r1711 "IF THOU KNEWEST THE GIFT OF GOD."
r1713 "AGREE WITH THINE ADVERSARY QUICKLY."
r1713 ALEXANDER CAMPBELL'S VIEWS.
r1714 A NEW BRANCH OF THE SERVICE
r1714 OUR LORD'S VISIT TO NAZARETH.
r1715 THE DRAUGHT OF FISHES.

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ZION'S WATCH TOWER

AND

HERALD OF CHRIST'S PRESENCE.

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PUBLISHED TWICE A MONTH.

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TOWER PUBLISHING COMPANY,
"BIBLE HOUSE"
ARCH STREET, ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.

C. T. RUSSELL, EDITOR; MRS. C. T. RUSSELL, ASSOCIATE.

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SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE,

By Express Order, Postal Money Order, Bank Draft, or Registered Letter. Foreign only by Foreign Money Order.

FREE TO THE LORD'S POOR.

N.B.--Those of the interested, who by reason of old age or accidents, or other adversity, are unable to pay, will be supplied FREE, if they will send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper.

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JEWISH NATIONALIZATION MOVEMENT.

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We have often wondered that Hebrews in general seem to take so little interest in the revival of their own nation in Palestine. But their "double" (M. DAWN, VOL. II., p.218) having ended, and the time for the re-establishment of Israel as a nation being near, it is appropriate that we see signs pointing in that direction, such as the following:--

"The Zion Association of Baltimore was organized on Sunday, September 9th, for the purpose of fostering the national idea among the Jews, and to co-operate with similar societies in Europe and the United States, with the object of colonizing Palestine with Hebrews, who are emigrating from Russia and other countries in Europe.

"The society will, in the near future, publish a declaration of its principles, giving the reason that led to the formation of this Society in Baltimore, and calling upon all Hebrews to unite and assist the great work which is carried on in the land of our fathers."

--Jewish Exponent.

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LIVE PEACEABLY WITH ALL.

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Rev. E. M. Milligan, of the U. P. Church, Steubenville, O., has caught the anarchistic spirit and adapted it to his ideas of the Sunday question. As reported in the Press dispatches of Oct. 3rd, he said, "If necessary God's people would exchange ballots for bullets to bring about Sabbath reform."

The same gentleman spoke in the evening of the same day upon the "Attitude of the Church toward Labor Problems." With such lawless ideas as we quote above controlling his mind and speech, his advice would almost surely be unsafe.

All of God's people should remember the Apostle's advice, "Let your moderation be known unto all men." The influence of God's people--especially of those whose eyes are opened to see how the present unrest and discontent are injuring the poor world--should speak and act and "so far as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."

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THOSE who cannot remit by Express or P.O. Money Order, or Draft, may send one cent U.S. postage stamps;--foreign stamps are valueless here.

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PLEASE write quite plainly, especially your address. If convenient, always prefer a pen and black ink. Give full address in every letter.

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r1716 VOL. XV. OCTOBER 15, 1894. NO. 20.
r1719 THE POWER OF FAITH.
r1720 LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION.
r1721 "LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK."
r1722 A SABBATH IN CAPERNAUM.
r1722 A PARALYTIC HEALED.
r1722 "OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT."

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