VOL. XXXVII SEPTEMBER 1 NO. 17
A. D. 1916--A.M. 6044
Keeping the Lord's Commandments. . . . . . . . . 259
Christians have Three Commandments . . . . . 259
The Source of Our Severest Trials. . . . . . 260
"Take Heed to Yourselves". . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Sent Into Outer Darkness . . . . . . . . . . 262
The Harvest is Not Ended . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Gentile Times Evidently Ended. . . . . . . . 264
Jewish and Christian Parallels . . . . . . . 264
The Burning of the Tares . . . . . . . . . . 265
Greater Sufferings-Greater Reward. . . . . . . . 265
Fellowship in Christ's Sufferings. . . . . . 265
Secret of His faithfulness . . . . . . . . . 265
A Plot That failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
St. Paul Before Felix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
A Doctrine Lost Sight Of . . . . . . . . . . 268
The Coming Judgment Day. . . . . . . . . . . 269
I.B.S.A. Conscripts in Great Britain . . . . . . 269
Interesting Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
When Divorced People Are free to Marry . . . 271
Changed Attitude Toward Spiritism. . . . . . 271
NASHVILLE GENERAL CONVENTION
Governor Tom C. Rye, of Tennessee; Mayor Robert Ewing, of Nashville; Chairman Robert L. Burch, of Nashville Industrial Bureau; and President R.B. Brannon, of the Commercial Club of Nashville, have each and all extended a cordial invitation to the I.B.S.A. to hold its Convention in their City, promising a hearty and generous welcome.
FAVORABLE RAILROAD RATES
Thirty-five Railroads in the South have joined in making us an attractive rate of about 1-1/2c a mile to induce the largest possible number to attend this Convention. In every case, ask your Ticket Agent for the rate covered by Joint-Passenger Tariff No. Exc. 6747.
The Capitol Building, in which all of the sessions of the Convention will be held, is said to be located on the highest and coolest spot in the City. The Ryman Auditorium is the best in Nashville, and has been offered free by the City to the Association for the showing of the greatest Biblical production, THE PHOTO-DRAMA OF CREATION, and has been accepted for that purpose. The Princess Theater, which the City has provided for Brother Russell's public lecture, is the best.
AN ATTRACTIVE PROGRAM
FELLOWSHIP DAY: Thursday, August 24th--Brother P.S. L. Johnson, who will be the Chairman of the Convention, will give the opening address on "Christian Fellowship." In the afternoon short addresses on One Body, One Spirit, One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism and One God will be given by Brothers Riemer, Thorn, Jones, Toole, Stevens, Thornton and Wise.
TRANSFORMATION DAY: Friday, August 25--Pilgrim Brother Thornton will speak on "When He Shall Appear," and Pilgrim Brother Daniel Toole on "We Shall be Like Him." "The Quickening of the Spirit" and its bearing upon the Volumteer, Drama, Colporteur and Pastoral Work will be considered by Brothers Riemer, Jones, Thorn, Johnson.
RANSOM DAY: Saturday, August 26--After a discourse by Brother Palmer on "The Sufferings of Christ," there will be held at 11 o'clock in the morning a Question Meeting on the great, fundamental subject of THE RANSOM, conducted by Brother Russell, who in the afternoon will hold a Consecration Service, consisting of the Consecration of Children, Sermon on Baptism and Symbolic Immersion in Water.
KNOWLEDGE DAY: Sunday, August 27th--Pilgrim Brother M.E. Riemer will conduct the Berean Lesson for the day, and at 11 o'clock, Brother Russell will give a discourse on, "What, Know ye not,...ye are Bought with a Price?" (1 Cor. 6:19, 20.) In the afternoon he will speak in the Princess Theater to the public on "The World on Fire," and in the evening at 7 o'clock, in the Capitol Building, he will conduct the closing feature of the Convention--The Love Feast.
We are hoping for a good attendance at this Convention and believe that those attending will be richly blessed.
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"THIS ONE THING" THE SOCIETY DOES
Brethren write us from time to time respecting inventions, patents, mining claims, etc., desiring that THE WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY should join with them in the development of these--kindly offering the principal portion of all the profits.
We greatly appreciate these kind offers, the generous hearts behind them, and the love for the Truth and its service thus manifested. But we are obliged to refuse all such offers, because the Society engages in no kind of business for profit. It confines its business transactions to financiering the Pilgrim Work, publishing the SCRIPTURE STUDIES, etc., and supplying them at cost or below cost; publishing THE WATCH TOWER, publishing the BIBLE STUDENTS MONTHLY, etc., and in the presentation, and formerly in the showing, of the PHOTO-DRAMA OF CREATION.
The Society engages in no kind of mining or patent business or speculations. The money under its control comes from the Lord's consecrated people, and often represents hard-earned funds and self-sacrificing economy; it is used strictly and only for the forwarding of the Truth according to the best judgment of the executive officers.
This does not mean any unwillingness to counsel with any of the brethren in respect to their earthly affairs and interests. We are glad to give such advice as we may be able to give on every matter, temporal or spiritual, involving the interests of the Lord's consecrated saints.
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VOL. XXXVII SEPTEMBER 15 No. 18
A. D. 1916--A.M. 6044
Danger in Spiritual Pride. . . . . . . . . . . 275
One Symptom of This Soul-Sickness . . . . . 276
Still further Symptoms. . . . . . . . . . . 276
Special Test Upon Elders and Deacons. . . . 277
Great Necessity for Self-Examination. . . . 279
God First--Self Last . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Application of Principles . . . . . . . . . 280
Justification--What? When? How?. . . . . . . 281
Cleansing of flesh Not Justification. . . . 281
The Appeal to Caesar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
St. Paul's Defense Before King Agrippa . . . . 283
The Voyage to Rome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Days of Trial and Danger. . . . . . . . . . 284
Niagara and Nashville Conventions. . . . . . . 285
Interesting Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
The Lord has Strengthened His Heart . . . . 286
The Censer--The Fire--The Incense . . . . . 286
A Preacher Who Sees Light . . . . . . . . . 286
Manna, Vow, Morning Resolve Blessings . . . 287
Thought He Did God Service. . . . . . . . . 287
SEATTLE, WASH., SEPTEMBER 14 TO 17.
MILWAUKEE, WIS., SEPTEMBER 16 TO 24.
DAYTON, OHIO, OCTOBER 5 TO 8.
DALLAS, TEXAS, OCTOBER 19 TO 22.
SEATTLE, WASH., CONVENTION
Excursion rates for Seattle Convention, Sept. 14-17, have been secured, and all those arranging to attend can secure these by inquiring of their local Ticket Agent.
The Merchants' and Manufacturers' Assn., representing 1500 of the city's leading business men, have invited the INTERNATIONAL BIBLE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION to hold a Convention in the City of Milwaukee, Sept. 16 to 24. They have placed their splendid Auditorium at our disposal, its seating capacity being over 3000, with smaller halls conveniently connected with the main Auditorium.
RAILROAD RATES.--The Central Passenger Association informs us that they grant no excursion rates in their territory, owing to the fact that the two-cent per mile rate prevails. We have learned, however, that regular summer tourists' excursion rates prevail from many points in this territory, and also in North and South Dakota, Wyoming and certain parts of Minnesota. Friends coming from this territory should inquire of their local ticket agent about regular tourists' rates to Milwaukee, or to Chicago via Milwaukee.
A SPLENDID PROGRAM.--The Program contains the names of some of the Association's best speakers, and is a splendid one. Brother Russell will be present the latter part of the Convention. Arrangements are being made for an I.B.S.A. steamboat excursion on Lake Michigan Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21. Everything connected with the Convention arrangements leads us to believe that the Convention will be a profitable one, and we look for a large attendance.
DAYTON, OHIO, CONVENTION
Mayor G.W. Shroyer, of Dayton, has extended a hearty invitation to our Association to hold a Convention in this city. We have accepted the invitation and appointed the dates of October 5 to 8. Governor White has placed at our disposal the Soldiers' Home Memorial Hall, where the various sessions of the Convention will be held during the morning and afternoon, with the exhibition of the PHOTO-DRAMA OF CREATION in the evening. We had hoped to secure special concessions from the railroads running into Dayton, but have been unable to do so. However, those contemplating attending the Convention would do well to inquire of their Ticket Agent regarding local rates. We are preparing a very attractive Program. Brother Russell will be present during the latter part of the Convention.
DALLAS, TEXAS, CONVENTION
The friends at Dallas inform us that exceptionally low excursion rates are granted their city on account of the Dallas State Fair, Oct. 19-22, and we have arranged for a four-day Convention to be held on these dates. The various Convention sessions will be held in Oak Cliff Casino, cor. Crawford and Fifth Sts., during the morning and afternoon: the PHOTO-DRAMA will be shown at night. Brother Russell will be present during the latter part of the Convention. Those desiring information regarding rooms, railroad rates, etc., should communicate with E.G. Rust, 2517 Harrison Ave., Dallas, Texas.
I.B.S.A. BEREAN BIBLE STUDIES
FOR MONTH OF OCTOBER
MANUAL ON SERIES THIRD
"STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES"
STUDY VI.--"THE WORK OF THE HARVEST"
STUDY VII.--"DELIVERANCE AND EXALTATION OF CHURCH"
Week of Oct. 1. Q. 148 to 153 Week of Oct. 15. Q. 161 to 166
Week of Oct. 8. Q. 154 to 160 Week of Oct. 22. Q. 1 to 7
Week of Oct. 29. Q. 8 to 14
Question Manuals on Vol. III., STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES,
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