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VOL. XX. DECEMBER 1, 1899. No. 23.

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CONTENTS.

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Views From the Watch Tower........................259
Cold Comfort for Evolutionists, et al.........259
A Minister's Presentiments....................261
An Astounding Proposition.....................261
Papacy's Demands in Spain.....................262
Poem: Walking in the Narrow Way...................263
Questions and Answers: Borrowing..................263
and Lending—Man's Free Agency
Meteoric Showers—The Study of
Psychic Phenomena.............................264
"Prehuman"—"Predestination"..................265
"God Loveth a Cheerful Giver".....................265
Right and Wrong Conditions and
Their Results...............................269
Resisting Worldly Influences......................272
Items: Z.W.T. Visits during 1900—
The Attached Bible Price List, etc............258

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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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DO YOU DESIRE ZION'S WATCH TOWER VISITS
—DURING 1900?—

If so, please respond at once, either enclosing the subscription price, or write a postal card requesting its continuance on credit—or requesting it free, as per our terms above, if you are one of the Lord's Poor.

ATTENTION TO THIS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR YEAR SAVES
US MUCH TROUBLE AND SOME EXPENSE.

Remember that we are desirous of retaining your name upon the lists so long as you live and are interested in the writings (whether a paying or a free subscriber); but we have no better means of knowing of your continued life and interest than by your renewal of your subscription.

THE ATTACHED BIBLE PRICE LIST.

We have carefully selected from all publishers the best values in Bibles,—selecting according to contents and bindings—and have endeavored to describe them. Read the list carefully and, if you desire one, order by numbers. Please do not ask us to select for you.

Each Bible has its own peculiarities. If you are well educated and critical, notice the "Variorum." We closed out all that remains of the large type edition at a bargain;—notice the prices. If you admire photo-engravings of the Holy Land, etc. notice the Holman Edition. If you desire an "Oxford" Bible with footnotes showing the various readings of the Revised Version, you will find it in the list. If you want low-priced Bibles notice the Oxford and Bagster specials. Remember that nearly all we have are "specials" in price or in quality or both. All Bibles at lowest wholesale prices—one as cheap as a hundred.

FOR TRACT SOCIETY'S ANNUAL REPORT AND GOOD HOPES
BLANKS FOR 1900, SEE NEXT ISSUE.

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WILL WE ACCEPT THREE MONTHS OR SIX MONTHS
TRIAL SUBSCRIPTIONS?

We certainly will not refuse them! We are very anxious that as nearly as possible the WATCH TOWER subscription lists shall represent all who are in sympathy with the harvest message, even tho some of them be not as yet fully ready to commit themselves unreservedly as fully endorsing our teachings. Urge any of this class that are too poor to pay to accept our offer above and have its visits regularly, free. But they must make application for themselves if able to write.


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r2536 VIEWS FROM THE WATCH TOWER.
r2539 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
r2540 "GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER."—2 COR. 9:7.
r2542 RIGHT AND WRONG CONDITIONS AND THEIR RESULTS.
r2544 RESISTING WORLDLY INFLUENCES.


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Vol. XX. DECEMBER 15, 1899. No. 24.

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CONTENTS.

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Higher Criticism Enthroned—The
Bible Debased...............................275
Dr. DeCosta's Letter to Bishop
Potter......................................276
Evolution Among the Baptists..................279
The Methodists also Distracted................279
The Year 1900 a Papal Jubilee.....................279
Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society's
Report for 1899.............................281
"The True Light Which Lighteth
Every Man"..................................283
"Bless the Lord, O My Soul"...................285
Interesting Letters...............................286
Kind Words for Millennial Dawn,
Vol. V., At-one-ment........................287
Items: Extra Copies of Nov. 1st and
Dec. 1st Issues—Z.W.T. Visits................274

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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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EXTRA COPIES OF NOV. 1ST AND DEC. 1ST ISSUES.

We have a good supply of extra copies of these issues, and shall be pleased to receive lists of addresses of persons likely to become interested. We will mail copies to them free; or if our readers would prefer to hand them out personally, we will supply a number of them to any subscriber who requests them.

DO YOU DESIRE ZION'S WATCH TOWER VISITS
—DURING 1900?—

If so, please respond at once, either enclosing the subscription price, or write a postal card requesting its continuance on credit—or requesting it free, as per our terms above, if you are one of the Lord's Poor.

ATTENTION TO THIS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR YEAR SAVES
US MUCH TROUBLE AND SOME EXPENSE.

Remember that we are desirous of retaining your name upon the lists so long as you live and are interested in the writings (whether a paying or a free subscriber); but we have no better means of knowing of your continued life and interest than by your renewal of your subscription.

WILL WE ACCEPT THREE MONTHS OR SIX MONTHS
TRIAL SUBSCRIPTIONS?

We certainly will not refuse them! We are very anxious that as nearly as possible the WATCH TOWER subscription lists shall represent all who are in sympathy with the harvest message, even tho some of them be not as yet fully ready to commit themselves unreservedly as fully endorsing our teachings. Urge any of this class that are too poor to pay to accept our offer above and have its visits regularly, free. But they must make application for themselves if able to write.


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r2545 HIGHER CRITICISM ENTHRONED—THE BIBLE DEBASED.
r2547 THE YEAR 1900 A PAPAL JUBILEE.
r2548 WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY.
r2550 "THE TRUE LIGHT WHICH LIGHTETH EVERY MAN."


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INTERESTING LETTERS.

DEAR BROTHER RUSSELL:—Enclosed please find $1.00, renewal subscription for ZION'S WATCH TOWER, year 1900. The Spiritual food becomes more necessary and more enjoyable as time rolls on.

I find in DAWN VOL. V. a grand spiritual feast, filling my heart with praise and love to our Heavenly Father, the giver of all good. I am thankful to have you Scripturally prove (effectually silencing subtle arguments of the adversary) the human perfection of our precious, sinless Redeemer, coming as he did in the line of David through Nathan—not Solomon's ancestral line.

Brother Russell, this has been a very profitable year to mother and me, continuing to enter into the joys of our Lord; every experience, every trial has contained valuable instruction much to our advancement spiritually. We are daily learning that the advantage of the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the holy spirit.

I do not write often to the Bible House as I am quite busy, but in spirit I am ever with you and all the dear "harvest" workers. I am sure we are all rejoicing because we are one year nearer our eternal home.

My husband is now in Pittsburg; he has a position there. The Lord willing, mother and I will join him in the spring. What a blessed privilege that would be if God should permit us to again assemble with the saints that meet from time to time in the Bible House. And yet it seems with every blessing there is a trial;—there are dear friends in __________ from whom it will be hard to separate.

Kind greeting to yourself and all the Church at Allegheny. MRS. A. E. POWER,—Missouri.

DEAR BROTHER RUSSELL:—Accept my heartfelt thanks for yours of Oct. 11th. The advice and admonitions it contained have proved blessings to me. I know that God is filling your heart with kindness and your mind with wisdom and all good, and often thank him in prayer for it. I often wish I could say something that would give you joy. I have many opportunities to converse with clergymen and other "professionally" religious people, and when I see the great darkness in which they are, and how firmly they are tied in it, my heart is filled with gratefulness to God, and to you as his earthly instrument, for the light which he has given me.

You may well believe that I am glad Brother Nelson is coming over to help me. It is needed help, I assure you. I am so inexperienced and a "child" as yet. I am filled with a sense of my own smallness when I consider the amount of work that ought to be done. My heart is open for him and I am anxiously awaiting him,—hope he will come soon.

Please send me 800 copies Vol. I. and 100 each of II. and III., in all 1,000 copies, and as many tracts as you see fit. I would suggest about 3,000 of each in the Swedish language.

I am traveling again, but I do not spend all my time thus. I am acting on your suggestions in your letter. I try to be as practical as possible. I visit every house in the towns I go to. But I have also tried to follow the advice you gave in an earlier letter, namely, to get into communication with as many as possible of the leaders in the Salvation Army and other religious bodies, and to seek out such as appear to be unprejudiced and free among God's children. All this I have tried to do. My mode of traveling is cheap, I have a strong body, and can stand considerable hard usage, for instance, traveling by freight steamers, where the only accommodations are the bare deck, or on freight trains, always the cheapest way. The time spent in transit I use to speak to people and to study the Word and DAWNS, and am at the same time resting from the rather wearying walking connected with colporteuring. I take the addresses of all to whom I sell.

I cannot find words to express how grateful I am for all your kindness to me, in giving advice, etc. My highest desire is to please my Savior in all things. He fills my whole heart. Praise be to his name!

That God may constantly bless you and keep you is my constant prayer. Your brother in Christ,

AUGUST LUNDBORG,—Sweden.


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r2551 KIND WORDS FOR MILLENNIAL DAWN, VOL. V.


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