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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXII. APRIL 1, 1901. No. 7.
CONTENTS.

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Patience as an Element of Character...............115
The Hour of Temptation Upon the
Whole World.................................117
Trials of the Passover Season.................120
Poem: "So As By Fire".............................120
"He that Liveth and was Dead".....................121
"He Poured Out His Soul Unto
Death"......................................121
"The First-Fruits of Them That
Slept"......................................124
"Behold, I am Alive Forever More".................125
Bishop Ryle's Millennial Creed....................128

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SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
—ADDRESS TO—
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, N.Y. DRAFT, MONEY 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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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER AT ALLEGHENY, PA., POST OFFICE.


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BRITISH BRANCH NO. 131 GIPSY LANE, FOREST GATE,
LONDON EAST, ENGLAND.


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REMEMBER the memorial of "Christ our Passover" on its anniversary, the night of April 2nd. "As often [yearly] as ye do this, do it in remembrance of me,"—"The Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world."

Those who precede the supper and follow it by special watching and prayer will surely be specially blessed.

ALTHO the mail-thief who has for three years past been stealing letters at the Allegheny postoffice has been caught, we still advise that all remittances be sent us in the form of postal-notes or bank-drafts. To send money unregistered is to tempt men to steal.

THE EDITOR will attend a One-Day Convention at Wheeling, W.Va., on Sunday, March 24. Friends residing near W. will be cordially welcomed by the Wheeling Church; and are requested to introduce themselves by name and postoffice address to the Editor. The morning session will be held at W. C.T.U. Hall, 1229 Market st. The afternoon session will be publicly announced for Odd Fellows' Hall, cor. 12th and Chapline streets.

WE HAVE plenty of the Missionary Envelopes now. Post-paid 25 cents per hundred. $2.00 per thousand.

MARRIED SISTERS will favor us, if when writing they always use the same initials. If one time they sign their own and another time their husbands' initials it is confusing.

REGARDING YOUR WELCOME LETTERS.

Friends writing to us either on doctrinal questions or business matters will please remember to make each letter complete in itself. Do not trust to our remembering the contents of previous letters; for where so many are involved this is impossible.


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r2790 PATIENCE AS AN ELEMENT OF CHARACTER.
r2794 "HE THAT LIVETH AND WAS DEAD."
r2796 "BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOREVER MORE."—REV. 1:18.
r2798 BISHOP RYLE'S MILLENNIAL CREED.


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SEMI-MONTHLY.
VOL. XXII. APRIL 15, 1901. No. 8.
CONTENTS.

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Views From the Watch Tower........................131
Jews Looking Towards Christianity.............133
Communing with the Lord...........................134
Word from the British Branch......................137
As Seeing Him Who is Invisible....................138
"Whosesoever Sins Ye Remit they
are Remitted"...............................139
"Be Not Faithless, but Believing".............140
Interesting Questions Considered..................141
Not the Lord of the Dead......................142
Words of Cheer and Encouragement..................142
Items: Volunteer Work for 1901, Etc...............130

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LETTERS FOR THE EDITOR SHOULD BE SENT TO ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
—ADDRESS TO—
WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY,
"BIBLE HOUSE," 610, 612, 614 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A.
—OR TO—
BRITISH BRANCH, 131 GIPSY LANE, FOREST GATE, LONDON E. ENGLAND.

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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ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MAIL MATTER AT ALLEGHENY, PA., POST OFFICE.


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WE HAVE plenty of the Missionary Envelopes now. Postpaid 25 cents per hundred. $2.00 per thousand.

WE HAVE the "Marked New testament" in good supply again. Two copies for 25 cents, postpaid.

YES! THE OFFER of four six-months WATCH TOWER subscriptions for $1.00 is still open. When you thus send to your friends, write them in explanation and commendation.

SILENT SERMONS TO VISITORS.

Notice the statement above—"To Us the Scriptures Clearly Teach." We have this printed on fine card board, rounded corners, size 11 x 14 inches, with silk cord. This should hang prominently in all of your homes. We have also imported a new silver text card with motto for 1901, and one of another style. We propose supplying the three securely packed in a tube, postpaid for 15 cents.

VOLUNTEER WORK FOR 1901.

Remarks respecting the new tract "Food for Thinking Christians," No. 52, are favorable: all of our readers seem to consider it well calculated to awaken interest wherever it may be read. We are getting ready large editions for the "Volunteer" service on Sundays, near Protestant churches and are now ready for your orders; many are already received. We will fill these in part soon, and you may order further as needed.

It is time now to prepare by choosing a "captain" and enlisting as many volunteers as may be able and willing to serve. Let your "captain" report to us the names of volunteers, the numbers of churches, the average attendance at these, and his estimate of the quantity of the booklets needed, and the addresses to which they are preferred to be sent.


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r2799 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r2800 COMMUNING WITH THE LORD.
r2804 WORD FROM THE BRITISH BRANCH.
r2802 AS SEEING HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE.
r2805 INTERESTING QUESTIONS CONSIDERED.
r2805 WORDS OF CHEER AND ENCOURAGEMENT.


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