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1895 Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence

1895 Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence

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1895 Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence. Edited by Charles Taze Russell, first president of the Watch Tower Society. The magazine is now entitled The Watchtower and published by Jehovah's Witnesses.
1895 Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence. Edited by Charles Taze Russell, first president of the Watch Tower Society. The magazine is now entitled The Watchtower and published by Jehovah's Witnesses.

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(c) Copyright 2000 Research Applications International.
 
Vol. XVI.JANUARY I, 1895
No. I.CONTENTS
Views from the Tower..The Social View . . . .The Religious View.. .“This is the Way”Pray without Ceasing (P*oem). ..John the Baptist Beheaded ..Feeding the Five Thousand . .Christ the Bread of Life. .“Out of the Darkness into Light”.Selections for the Family Circle.
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for
the powers of the heavens (ecclesiasticism) shall be shaken. .Whenye see these things come to pass.
then
know that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Look up, lift up your heads, rejoice,
for your
redentptiondraweth nigh.-Luke 2X.25-d-9.
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THIS JOURNAL AND ITS MISSION
T
HIS journal is set for the defense of the only true foundationof the Christian’s hope now being so generallyrepudiated,--Redemption through the precious blood of “the man Christ Jesus who gave himself a ran.som [a corre-sponding price, a substitute] for all.” ( 1 Pet. 1: 19; 1 Tim. 2 :6.)Building up on this sure foundation the gold, silver and preciousstones ( 1 Cor. 3: 11-15; 2 Pet. 1:5-11) of the Word of God, its further mission is to--“Make all see what is the fellowshipof the mystery which . . . . has been hid
in
God, . . .the manifold wisdom of God”-“to the intent that now might be made known by the Churchwhich in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it i-, now revealed.-Eph. 3 :5-9, 10.It stands free from all parties,sects and creeds of men, while it seeks more and more to bring its every ut-terance into fullest subjection to the will of God in Christ, as expressed in the Holy Scriptures. It is thus free to declareboldly whatsoever the Lord hath spoken;-according to the divine wisdom granted unto us, to understand.Its attitudeis not dogmatical, but confident;for we know whereof we affirm, treading with implicit faith upon the sure promisesof God. It is held as a trust, to be used only in his service:hence our decisions relative to what may and what maynot appear in its columns must be according to our judgment of his good pleasure, the teaching of his Word, for theupbuilding of his people in grace and knowledge.And we not only invite but urge our readers to prove all its utterancesby the infallible Word to which reference is constantly made, to facilitate such testing.
To Us THE SCRIPTURES CLEARLY TEACH
ThatThatThatThatThatThatthe Church is “the Temple of the Living God”-peculiarly “His workmanship;”that its constructio? has been inprogress throughout the Gospel age-ever since Christ became the world’s Redeemer and the chief corner stone ofthis Temple, through which, when finished. God’s blessings shall come “to all people,” and they find access tohim.-1 Cor. 3: 16, 17; Eph. 2:20-22; Gem 28: 14; Gal. 3:29.meantime the chiseling,shapin g and polishing, of consecrated believers in Christ’s atonement for sin, progresses; andwhen the last of these “living stones,” “elect and precious,”shall have been made ready, the great Master Work-man will bring all together in the First Resurrection;and the Temple shall be filled with his glory, and be themeeting place between God and men throughout the Millennium.-Rev. 15:5-S.the Basis of Hope, for the Church and the World, lies in the fact that “Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, tasteddeath for every man,” “a ransom for all,”and will bs “the true light which lighteth every man that cometh intotile world,” “In due time.“-Heb. 2 :9 ; John 1:9 ; 1 Tim. 2 :5, 6.the Hope of the Church is that she may be like her Lord“see him as he is,” be “partaker of the divine nature,”and share his glory as his ioint-heir.-1 John 3:2; John 17:24; Rom. 8:17; 2 Pet. 1:4.the present mission of the Church is the perfecting of the saints for the future work of service; to develop inherself every grace; to be God’s witness’ to the world; and to prepare to be the kings and priests of the nextage.-Eph. 4:12; Matt. 24:14; Rev. l-6; 20:6.the hope for the World lies in the blessings of knowledge and opportunitv to be brought to all by Christ’s Mil-lennial Kingdom-the restitution of all that was lost in Adam, to all the willing and obedient, at the hands oftheir Redeemer and his glorified Church-Acts 3: 19-21; Isa. 35.
CEUBLES
T.
RUSSELL,
Editor;
MRS.
C. T. RUSSELL, Associate.
SUBSCRIPTIONSAND BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
-ADDBESS T-
TOWER PUBLISHING CO., BIBLE HOUSE, 58 & 60 ARCH ST., ALLEGHENY (NORTH PITTSBURG), PA.,U. S. A.
Vol. XVI, January 1, 1595, NO. 1.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $1.03 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE,IN'CLUDES A SUBSCRIPTION TO "THE OLD THEOLOGY TBACTS"-QUARTERLY.MONEY MAY BE SENT BY EXPRESS, N. Y. DRAFT, MONEY ORDER, OB BEGISTEBED.FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES BY FOREIGN MONEYORDERS, ONLY.SPECIAL TERMS TO THE LORD'S POOR, AS FOLLOWS:
Those of the interested, who by reason of old age or accident, or other adversity are unable to pay for the
TOWEB
will be supplied
FREE,
if they will send a Postal Card each December, stating their case and requesting the paper.[NOTE--The above matter appeared on the second
page
of each issue in the same form. until February 1,
1906, when two new opening paragraphs were
added.
The name of Mrs. C.
‘I’. Russell, as Associate
EdItor, was discontinued beginnlng with the issue of November 1. 1896. The name of publishers waschanged from Tower Publlshlng Company to WATCH TOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY, begin-ning wth the issue of April 15, 1898.1OUR NEW DRESS
We trust that tbc new arrangement of the
TOWER
will meetthe approval of
its
readers. It contains fewer pages, but morereading matter than formerly.
ACCEPTING GOD’S GIFTS GRATEFULLY
There are many who cannot pay for their
TOWER,
duringthe \-ear lS93, but who would be greatly disadvantaged ifdeprived of it. Such should notice our
Terms
to the Lord’sPoor,for this is a part of God’s provision for yourspiritual sustenance, and should be accepted like all of his
lhiiing;.
mltll thanksgiving.But people who are not toor~oor to buy tobacco and similar gratifications of the flesh.which war *against the spirit, are iot of the class for who&the offer is meant by the Lord and by us his stewards.
POEMS AND HY.MNS OF DAWN
Thi; volume contains a very choice selection of 150 Poemsand 333 Hymns, purged, we trust, from much of the too com-mon, erroneous, hymn-book theology: 494 pages, good print,cloth bindinn onln. It is the Gosnel of the Kinndom in verse.
1,~ the
pensvof m&y of God’s de& saints of all-centuries. Itis a companion to
~~ILLENNIAL DATVN,
and sells at the sameprice as the cloth-bound volumes. It is designed to lead themind arigbt in meditation and worship.
ALLEGHENY CHURCH MEETINGS
Our meetings are held in Bible House Chapel, Arch st.,Allegheny, Pa. Friends will be warmly welcomed. Preach-Ing every Sunday at 3:30
P. M.SPECIAL ITEMSTHE
“Do You
KNOW)" TRACT
is doing good service. Itsuits all classes. Man; already praise the Lord for thelight which it as an entering wedge has introduced.-English,German, Swedish.
“TEE ONLY NAME”
(Tract No. 24), a criticism of Bp.Foster’s new gospel--excellent for Christians of all denomina-tions, especially Methodists.What an opportunity is put within the reach of all whodesire to honor God and bless the Church and the world bvthese and our other tracts.Those who can do so gladlysupply the means for their publication, so that eveq
TOWER
reader can enjoy the privilege of handing out personallyand by mail these crumbs from the Master’s table,-tastes ofthe feast of fat things, now as meat in due season, providedfor the household of faith. Remember that everv
TOWER
sub-scription includes a subscription to these qua;terly tracts;and every subscriber is privileged to order as many extracopies as he may please for distribution.Do not be discouraged if you do not see immediate re-sults from your service. The hundreds of thousands of tractsand papers- which you and we are, jointly with the Lord,and as his servants, sending out to his other servants arenoiselessly working and gradually transforming the judg-ment of some who as yet are our open opponents. Eventuallyvictory shall be ours, for “Truth is mighty and shall prevail.”It is ours to use the opportunities granted us as wisely andefficiently as possible. It is God’s part to overrule the workand bring ultimate victory and blessing to the worthy.
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