“In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” (2 Tim. 2:20,21)
This text shows that the Apostle was solicitous for the Church because of a sectarian spirit of contention which prevailed where the spirit of fellowship should have manifested itself. This does not signify that the Apostle ignored the importance of fidelity to the Truth, for concerning this it was already written that the Church should “contend earnestly for the faith once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) He here objects to the disposition of many to contend about matters of no moment, which he terms “words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers” (v. 14), and again “profane and vain babbling, for they will increase unto more ungodliness and... eat as doth a canker.” (vs. 16,17)
In a word, man-made differences should be ignored and only those doctrines which the Scriptures clearly and distinctly set forth are to be insisted upon and contended for by the Lord’s people. In all other things they are to have fervent charity and liberty among themselves. After exhorting Timothy, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (v. 15), he declares that notwithstanding these various babblings and twistings of the Scriptures, the “foundation of God standeth sure” (v. 19). God’s great plan will stand and will finally triumph, no matter who may babble against it and no matter how much the adversary may seek to draw attention away from the fundamental facts to the theories and fancies of the egotistical and hypocritical. The Apostle’s thought seems to be that some of the Lord’s people, by following the course he has outlined, and becoming thoroughly furnished in the word of Truth and able to rightly divide it to others, will be vessels of honor in the service of the Lord even in the present time. On the contrary, some – once God’s people, truly consecrated to Him, but neglecting these important principles and becoming fully willful – will be vessels of dishonor fitted to destruction (Rom.9:21‑23).
TO HONOR AND TO DISHONOR
How manifestly true this inspired declaration is only the more advanced of the Lord’s people may know. The world judges by outward appearance, and perceives the prosperity of many who have the form of godliness without the power thereof; it perceives the prosperity of many sects and parties, divided chiefly by mere quibbles, and it perceives the lesser prosperity of those who ignore sectarian lines and stand only for the word of Truth, and contend only “for the faith once delivered unto the saints.” Only the spiritually minded can see the situation from the Lord’s standpoint – only these can realize which, from the Lord’s standpoint, are the vessels unto honor and which are unto dishonor. Only this class can discern which vessels the Lord uses to honor – through whom He sends the great riches of His grace and truth. Of course, none can know the character of the heart, whether it be a new heart or merely that of the natural man or woman who has learned politeness, morality, etc. The only way in which we are permitted to judge is by the outward fruitage (Matt. 7: 18‑20).
The “great house” of the Apostle’s parable is the household of faith – the house of God – the Church of the living God. This Church of the Firstborn is now in an embryo condition, unfinished, imperfect; it bears a similar relationship to the resurrected Church that Israel’s tabernacle in the wilderness bore to the Temple at Jerusalem. We are not to understand that only the most proficient of the Lord’s people are recognized by Him and others entirely ignored, but, as the Apostle says, our sure foundation lies in the fact that “the Lord knoweth them that are his” (v. 19), and also in the fact that those who name the name of Christ should depart from iniquity. Every servant of God, every vessel in His house, must come under these conditions to be vessels at all: (1) The Lord must know them as His; they must be of the class mentioned by the prophet who have made a covenant with the Lord by sacrifice – self-sacrifice, consecration to death; (2) they must also be of the class that depart from iniquity – that recognize righteousness, truth, holiness, and strive toward perfect attainment.
But not all of those who make a full consecration and who strive for righteousness will occupy the same station in the Divine service, either now or hereafter. The degree of honor in the Lord’s service will depend upon their degree of honesty and zeal. While, therefore, we may well rejoice to be vessels in the Lord’s house, to be used of Him either in more honorable or less honorable capacity in His service, nevertheless He is pleased to have us aspire to such faithfulness in thought, in word, in deed, as would have His approval and win for us the higher stations in His esteem and service here and hereafter.
“IF A MAN THEREFORE PURGE HIMSELF”
The Apostle tells us how as Christians we may attain to the highest positions in Divine favor. He says, “If a man purge himself from these he shall be a vessel unto honor.” He does not mean, however, if any man do so, for here and elsewhere he shows, in harmony with the other Scriptures, that the world has nothing whatever to do with this matter – that the first step of approach to God must be through the door, through Christ, and that only those who come unto the Father through Him have any standing whatever at the present time. Hence the Apostle’s thought is that if any man in the Church will purge himself, will purify himself, will seek to put away these elements of dross and unrighteousness, will seek to avoid profane and vain babblings, will cease to strive about words to no profit, and will seek more and more by the Lord’s assistance to “rightly divide the word of truth” – such a man in Christ, whether his talents and opportunities be great or small, will be blessed of the Lord and reckoned of Him as one of the more honorable vessels for His service here and hereafter.
Continuing further, the Apostle declares that the man who thus purges himself and seeks to bring himself closely into alignment with the will of God, will not only be reckoned a vessel unto honor, but will be sanctified and set apart by the Lord for His service. He will give him opportunities, special opportunities, to do and to be assisted, which He would not have provided for him otherwise. Christian people too often seem to overlook this matter – to forget how much God has to do with His Church, with those who have made consecration of themselves to Him.
More and more should we all remember, as is urged by the Apostle, that “God hath set the various members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” (1 Cor. 12:18) It is for us not to be ambitious for a high station, but to humbly desire to be and to do those things acceptable to the Lord, leaving it for Him to give us whatever experiences in life will be best for us – either larger opportunities for service or lesser opportunities, for the testing and proving of our loyalty. Selfish ambition in any of the Lord’s people would be the surest road to Divine disapproval. It might succeed in securing place and power in nominal systems of human origin, but such a course – so far from bringing these into greater prominence with the Lord or into greater opportunities of service in connection with His Truth – would work in an opposite direction, as it is written, “The Lord disdaineth the proud, but showeth favor to the humble.” The Apostle urges, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6) – in the present life, or in the future life, or both. It is for God to choose our places and our work for us and also our eternal reward; it is for us to seek to be instruments willing and ready, “for the Master’s use made meet.”
“VESSELS OF GOLD”
Looking beyond our present opportunities and privileges of usefulness in the Lord’s service, and the degree of opportunities secured by us now through faithfulness, we perceive that the great work for which we are called, chosen, being schooled, is that of the future, of which the Apostle says, “That in the ages to come he [God] might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness towards us through Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:7) Our Lord referred to that glorious future condition when He declared to His Apostles, “In my Father’s house are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) The many mansions, the many stations, the many planes of celestial being and blessing are here pictured, and the suggestion is further given that one special place in the Divine family would be made for the special followers of the Lord – those known throughout the Scriptures as “the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife,” and again as “the Royal Priesthood” under Christ, their Chief Priest. The chief mansion is for these who, called to the highest honor, are represented by the golden vessels.
And again they are called the “Lord’s jewels,” and He says of them, “They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels.” (Mal. 3:17) As jewels are scarce, so these are described to be only a “little flock” to whom it is the Father’s good pleasure to give the Kingdom (Luke 12:32). To be of this company, styled in the Scriptures as “more than conquerors through him that loved them and bought them with his precious blood,” the Apostle Paul declared that he was glad to suffer any loss – to count all things but as loss and dross that he might win Christ and be found in Him – as a member of His Body, a member of the royal priesthood, a partaker of the Divine nature.
In the tabernacle and in the temple gold was used as a symbol of this Divine nature, the highest of all natures, superior to the angelic. Our Lord described this immortal condition as signifying the possession of life in Himself – life not derived from other sources. “As the Father hath life in himself [immortality]; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.” (John 5: 26) And He has been given the privilege of giving this to whomsoever He will – to the worthy ones constituting His elect Bride, otherwise styled “members of the Body of Christ,” vitally connected with Him, their living Head. It is to this glorious quality of the Divine nature, symbolized by the gold and again in our text styled the “vessels of gold,” that Peter refers, saying, “[God hath] given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might become partakers of the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:4)
“VESSELS OF SILVER”
All recognize silver as less precious than gold, but much more abundant. As one of the precious metals it is used in the Scriptures to represent a spiritual class, but a different, more numerous class than that represented in the vessels of gold. While all of the Lord’s people of this Gospel Age were called, as the Apostle says, “In one hope of their calling,” with at least the prospect or opportunity of becoming golden vessels, nevertheless the Lord foreknew that not all of His true followers would prove in the end to be “more than conquerors”; not all of those who love righteousness and hate iniquity would be so zealous for the service as to be esteemed worthy to be of that Little Flock, the Bride, because all would not run in the race with sufficient zeal, following in the Master’s footsteps; hence we find in the Scriptures another class, another division of the Church of the Firstborn, clearly pointed out. In the types of the Old Testament they were represented by the Levites, who had an important work to do in conjunction with the priests and as their assistants. In the New Testament this class is referred to in our text as “‘vessels of silver,” or less honorable vessels than the vessels of gold, and they are particularly brought to our attention in our Lord’s last message to His Church in which He pictures them as a “great multitude” in contrast with the “little flock.” (Rev. 7:9)
This Great Company He designates as in the end honored and honorable victors, with palm branches – the crowns being reserved for the Little Flock, the vessels of gold. In the same picture He shows us that while the Little Flock of more than conquerors are to sit upon the throne with Him, these others, worthy but less worthy, are to be before the throne. He points out that while the “little flock” will share His glory and honor as His Bride, this greater company, represented by the more numerous vessels of silver, will serve Him in His temple (Rev. 7:9-15). He points out further in the same message that while the Little Flock will be the Bride class, the Great Company will be honored with an invitation to be present at the marriage supper of the Lamb in glory (Rev. 19:9). And through the Prophet David He pictured the distinction between these classes, the Little Flock, the vessels of gold unto greater honor, and the greater multitude, the vessels of silver unto a lesser honor, picturing them as the Bride and her companions – bridesmaids. The picture shows the Bride all glorious in raiment of fine needle work, of embroidery and gold, brought in before the King, and then it shows the “virgins, her companions, who follow her.” (Psa. 45:14)
“VESSELS OF WOOD AND OF EARTH”
These represent two classes who will be servants of God on the earthly or human plane. First, represented by the “vessels of wood,” are the Ancient Worthies of the Jewish line, who will be resurrected to perfection and in an earthly glory will become visible representatives to men of the glorified spiritual Christ, Head and Body. Jesus emphasized this thought to the Jews, saying, “Ye shall see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom.” (Luke 13:28) As soon as the Kingdom shall have been set up in power, the Ancient Worthies will be raised from the dead as perfect human beings. Psalms 45:16 evidently refers to these faithful servants of God, who are to be princes in all the earth. They will have a great work of instruction to do for the rest of humanity. While they will have this service to perform, nevertheless they will have great honor in doing it; for it is always an honor to serve the Lord. The service which the Ancient Worthies will be given will be more than God would ordinarily entrust to a perfect human being. It will be a part of this service to deal with the imperfect, fallen creatures and to help them up out of sin and imperfection.
As associates of the Ancient Worthies in reward and service will be those whom we term Youthful Worthies [“young men,” literally, “youthfuls” Joel 2:28), in contrast with the former, “the old men” (Joel 2:28) or “ancients” (Isa. 24:23)], who are termed “vessels of earth” in our text. They, like the Ancient Worthies, will have a “better resurrection” (Heb. 11:35), but will have a subordinate position in the earthly phase of the Kingdom. As mentioned above, the Levites represent the “great company” but when the Kingdom is established the Ancient and Youthful Worthies will also be included. The Levites as distinct from the Priests were of three groups – the Merarites, Kohathites and Gershonites (Num. 3:17). These three groups of Levites represent these last three classes of vessels of our text: the silver, the Great Company; the wood, the Ancient Worthies; and the earth, the Youthful Worthies.
Besides those four already particularized, the Apostle in the words “and some to honor, and some to dishonor” goes on and mentions other vessels. In a great house, in addition to the vessels of gold, silver, wood and earth, there would naturally be other vessels. So we understand the additional vessels to honor to represent the faithful restitution class (the sheep of Matt. 25:33) and the vessels to dishonor to represent those who, either at the age of 100 years (Isa. 65:20) or at the end of the Millennium, will go into annihilation, the Second Death (the goats of Matt. 25:33; see also Rev. 21:8; Psa. 145:20; Obad. 16).
To be in any part of God’s great house – to be in His service in any capacity, either now or hereafter, is a great honor. Whoever through the portals of the Divine Word catches a glimpse of the coming glory of the earth during the Millennial Age – a glimpse of the “times of restitution of all things which God hath spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets” – can rejoice with any who will be found worthy to be a vessel of honor in the Master’s cause in the future on the earthly plane. To our understanding the majority of Christian people have never appreciated the glorious grandeur that is to come to earth during and as a result of the reign of Messiah and His Bride. It is beautifully described in Isa. 35; 65:21-25; 33:24; Rev. 21:1-5, etc. Surely, as St. Peter declares (Acts 3:19-21), these will be “times of restitution” which God has declared through all His holy prophets.
WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY
History of the Society in Brief
Between 1872-1876 Charles T. Russell, U.S.A. discovered that the Scriptures clearly teach that our Lord would not return in a body of flesh, but would return as a spirit being, invisible to human eyes. They say that his attention was drawn to the fact that Daniel’s 1335 years run out in 1874 by two brethren in Christ – with this the point of time for our Lords return was given. A booklet entitled “The Object and Manner of our Lord’s Return” was published. It got a phenomenal circulation.
As from 1876 to 1878 inclusive Pastor Russell wrote in a paper entitled “The Herald of the Morning” as a collaborator to its publisher N. H. Barbour. Different opinions about the ransom-price made Russell to publish a paper of his own “Zion Watch Tower,” later “The Watch Tower.” A first number came out in 1889. The information in this history is mainly taken from “ The Watch Tower” or “The Tower” which seems to be its title in brief.
In the U.S.A. there were many branches of the “Vine” (the Christian church) during the last half of the nineteenth century. In each of those there were some truths. It was a matter of getting a survey of these and then to proceed with studying the 39 plus 27 books in the Bible. To Russell, who already as a boy of sixteen was a member of a branch of the English Puritanism, who maintained each congregations independence of all ecclesiastical government, such a work suited well. The result became Harvest Truths, which at first were published in above-mentioned booklet and papers.
Russell was President of the Watch Tower and Tract Society from its organization in 1884 until his death in 1916. He was also President of the Peoples Pulpit Association organized in 1909, and the International Bible Students Association, incorporated in London in 1913, with both of the latter corporations being adjuncts to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Through these religious corporations, as well as by word of mouth, he promulgated the Gospel of Messiah’s Kingdom. He was the author of the following publications, issued between the years 1881 and 1914, with each having phenomenal circulation, as given below: (See the December 1916 Tower.)
Food for Thinking Christians --------------------------------------- 1,450,000
Tabernacle Shadows ------------------------------------------------ 1,000.000
Divine Plan of the Ages -------------------------------------------- 4,817,000
The Time is at Hand------------------------------------------------- 1,657,000
Thy Kingdom Come ------------------------------------------------ 1,587,000
Battle of Armageddon ----------------------------------------------- 464,000
The Atonement ------------------------------------------------------- 445,000
The New Creation----------------------------------------------------- 423,000
What Say the Scriptures About Hell ------------------------------ l3,000,000
He was also the author of What Say the Scriptures About Spiritism, Old Theology Tracts, etc. (SWEDEM)
QUESTION OF GENERAL INTEREST
QUESTION – Is it your thought that those consecrating after the door to the High Calling is closed may have a resurrection to the spirit nature?
ANSWER – No, there will be no begetting of the Spirit that we know of after the High Calling is closed; and if there is no begetting of the Spirit then, there will be no birth of the spirit. The only thought we have in connection with that is what we expressed a moment ago, namely; that some might be accepted as of the Ancient Worthy class if they laid down their lives in loyalty to the Lord in that Time of Trouble, and then when the Ancient Worthy class may possibly have the spirit nature given to them at the end of the Millennium, such being of that class might have the opportunity to obtain the spirit nature.
(Question Book, page 152)
LETTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST
A Witness from a Swedish Brother about Emek ha Shalom
Is anybody preaching Christianity in Israel? Yes, many groups are. Is there anyone of them who has continued the work of Pastor Russell in Israel? Yes, at Emek ha Shalom!
Herman Bezner and Joseph Elisha are serious followers of Pastor Russell. That is not unique. Even today, almost 80 years after Pastor Russell passed away, we are thousands of followers reading and studying his books and articles.
Brother Herman and Joseph are preaching to the Jews the teachings of Pastor Russell. And the Jews are coming. These two brothers of the Truth have already had hundreds of thousands of visitors, mostly Jewish people. That is unique!
Pastor Russell was one of the most brilliant interpreters of the Bible. God gave him a lot of light which he used with talent and purposefulness. One of his very important predictions was the return of the Jews and the development of a new Israel. Read in his third book the chapter about Israel. Recognize his inspiration when he writes about the awakening of Zionism in the 1870s. The question now is, would be possible that the presence of the state of Israel and the two disciples at Emek ha Shalom would have made our Pastor think of a coincident? I think not!
I am convinced that a Pastor Russell of today would have taken part of the work at Emek ha Shalom. He would not have left Herman and Joseph in silence – not the kind of silence they have found from many of their brothers and sisters in the U.S. Why then, are the followers of Pastor Russell not more enthusiastic? Why?
We can not expect the Jews to wake up one morning and suddenly, like a miracle, having the knowledge of the truth. They must listen and learn – step by step. Therefore the foundation of Emek ha Shalom was made. But without You, because You are sleeping!
I therefore think we should be more active and take part of the work at Emek ha Shalom. I think on them every day! They are the best solution I can vision for the developing of the New World. Therefore I engage a lot in their work.
Next year it is 80 years since Pastor C. T. Russell died. In 80 years we have seen a split of his long work into a big group called Jehovah Witnesses and a handful of other followers. All members are surely serious in their thoughts and searchings. I do not blame them, but there is not enough willingness to continue and develop the work. It is just “old wine in new bottles.”
Except for Herman and Joseph. They are giving their life to continue the work of Pastor Russell. Are You helping them? You should.
Another Swedish Brother Writes
Many thanks for your letters. I am very pleased to hear that the visitors are getting “deeper” in the knowledge. When I look back on the year 1995, from our first visit at Emek ha Shalom to the latest visit in November-December and remember what you Joseph, Lev and Hava Bausch and Elva Lanowick said and also what I saw with my own eyes, is that our Creator is taking away the blindness.
I become so glad when I realized that you have tried to reach me on the phone. Anders and I spoke about a trip to you about two weeks ago. But we have not decided the date yet. We will of course let you know the date as soon as possible.
We both look, of course, very much forward to seeing you in Emek ha Shalom. You are in my mind every day.
Our dear and beloved Sister,
We are indebted to you for your good support. We are glad that the Detzler brethren arrived for a visit. They cannot help us with labor or finances, as they are exhausted from the great work they have done in the United States, Canada and elsewhere.
We also had the joy of a visit from our Swedish brethren, Anders Karlen and Lief Malmkvist. They could not help us financially because they had to pay their way here. Now we have reached the days of the last decisions, and it is a struggle about the survival of Israel. We are in the midst of a trial for Israel. Once more we appeal to all with the request to help Israel.
Much is put on our shoulders, and the responsibility is enormous! The trust our visitors put in Emek ha Shalom is great. People expect much from us. Up to now the Lord has given us full support, and we hope and pray for His further overruling providence to stay upright. Israel is threatened by total annihilation and is shamefully abused by some parts of Christianity. Help is given to dangerous enemies of Israel.
But, thank God there are positive forces in Israel which gives reason for hope. Some of the faithful leading Jews in Israel are close friends of ours – even two of the most prominent ones. One of them is Benjamin Netanyahu. But the campaign against them is worldwide, even in the midst of nominal Christendom. The forces of darkness who are misleading many, as they know well that the coming election if won by faithful Jews Israel will be rescued. The present danger should awaken us and strengthen us to the Holy faith that will enable us to gain the victory and see the defeat of the enemies of Israel and ours. [We have the victory when Netanyahu is Prime Minister. However, he has a hard load ahead of him. We should not only pray for ‘Bibi,’ but we should support him in his fight for peace without giving their God-given land to their enemies for peace.] Whoever our enemies are they will not make us afraid and will not conquer us.
Let us give Israel the proof of our faithfulness. After centuries of being abused Israel needs our heartfelt love and support. We greet all Bible Students heartily in the hope of a deeper cooperation in our common care for Zion and Jerusalem.
Your brethren from Emek ha Shalom, Brothers Hermann and Joseph (ISRAEL)
[This letter was written before the election for Prime Minister of Israel had occurred.]
When Leif and I were visiting you some weeks ago you gave us some papers about the fallen angels who are known as devils. Pastor Russell has written about these angels in Studies in the Scriptures, Series VI and in “What say the Scriptures about Spiritism.”
Both Jude and Peter speak of “those angels which kept not their first estate,” and whom, in consequence, God restrained of their liberties reserving them in chains, under darkness, until a great judgement day still future when their cases will be heard (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6).
These fallen angels, demons, have in every country and in every time, found it possible to obtain possession of numerous mediums. They are choice as to who their mediums shall be seeking, so far as possible, those possessed of mental capacity (for instance Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1466-1536). Those who submit themselves – because they are very tired or mentally deranged – to these evil influences, to be the channels of communication to men, are merely mediums through which the evil spirits communicate, either by words or imaginary pictures, visions, or raps, or writings or otherwise.
The general methods and general teaching of these demons, through such mediums, in all times and in all countries, have been practically the same. They misrepresent themselves, and personate the dead. They support the original lie promulgated by Satan in Eden, “Thou shalt not surely die.”
The fallen angels various efforts to gain control of the people of Israel are distinctly noted in the Scriptures, and the people are strictly warned against them.
I have been searching among the books I have gotten from my late father for “What say the Scriptures about Spiritism,” but I don’t have it in English. I wanted to give you a copy in order to make your work easier. Perhaps we can get one in England or Florida.
All the best and many kind regards. Your friend, ---------------- (SWEDEN)
Dear Mr. Howowitz,
I greatly enjoyed our telephone conversation on Wednesday, 17th July, with regard to Pastor Charles Taze Russell.
For a long time both my wife and I have been wanting information on the organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) as after over twenty years of association with them we saw things that a thinking person would say “did not add up.” But as an organization they are very subtle with the use of Scriptures used at the right time to manipulate the thinking of others, ourselves included, for a very long while. As with everyone who joins the “Organization” they do tell one of Pastor Russell, but as we started asking questions again the answer was always given by subtly quoting Scriptures, i.e., Proverbs 4:18: “But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established.” So also with the organization; it is moving forward and there is “New Thinking.” The old information is no longer relevant.
But this was not good enough for the “Stead Family” as we wanted to know all of the “Ins and Outs” of Pastor Russell so that we could make our own minds up. On the one hand they quoted the Scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:21: “Make Sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine,” and then sway with their own thinking and select Scriptures to suit.
The joy that my wife and I experienced when we read your book entitled, “Pastor Charles Taze Russell” and other information we obtained either from the JWs or the Public Library we found no other source but yours could print out proof so concisely and clearly. That is exactly what we require and as such we would appreciate copies of some of the articles you wrote in the book. We still get JWs who come to us to try to “get us back into the fold,” and I cannot show your book until we have some other proof to back it up. We would like the Photograph of Pastor Charles Taze Russell preaching to the Jews at the Hippodrome that unfortunately we do not have as we only have the paper back version of your book.
We have asked them, the JWs, also if they could reprint Pastor Russell’s “Millennium Dawn” to benefit others in addition to ourselves, but they pass it off as no longer relevant. Do you have access to these books or know where they can be obtained? We would both also be very grateful for any information on the “Godly Activities” of the JWs.
I mentioned in our conversation some articles from the United Israel Bulletin of which we would like a copy. The following is that list.
1. March 1971: “Founder of Anti-Zionist J-Witnesses hailed Zionism as being biblically prophetic.”
2. February 1972: The article relevant to the betrayal of Pastor Russell and Peter-Shimon Olin Moyle’s article.
3. December 1963: “More light on the Watchtower’s deviations.”
4. Spring 1978: The article dealing with Pastor Russell’s betrayal by JWs organization.
5. Summer 1979: “The late Pastor Russell preceded Herzl in urging Jews to return to Zion.”
6. November 1971: “What happened to Pastor Russell’s original will?”
7. July 1971: “Pastor Charles T. Russell article evokes National interest; noted Bible scholars react favorably; events vindicate founder.”
I do apologize for the lengthy list but hope you will appreciate our need at this time. Please let me know the expenses incurred and I will let you have a cheque by return.
Yours very sincerely, ------- (ENGLAND