Publication date
1/15/11
Volume
32
Number
2
The WatchTower
A European Trip in March
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\'OL. 
XXXII 
BROOKLYN, 
Y., 
JANUARY 
1, 
1911 
THE 
NEW 
YEAR'S 
OUTLOOK 
No.1 
Our 
Society's 
very 
encouraging 
report 
for 
the 
old 
year 
in 
to 
the 
smaller 
business 
interests; 
large 
and 
profitable 
enter- 
the 
December 
15 
issue 
naturallv 
directs 
our 
mind 
to 
the 
New 
prises 
are 
being 
well 
sustained 
financially, 
but 
these 
are 
re- 
Year 
and 
inquires 
the 
prospects-the 
outlook. 
Our 
view 
re- 
tarded 
by 
the 
smaller 
industries 
and 
enterprises 
which 
they 
spepting 
the 
financial 
and 
social 
outlook 
may 
appear 
to 
be 
supply 
and, 
to 
some 
extent, 
depend 
upon 
for 
business. 
In 
prpjUl1iced. 
~We 
believe 
from 
the 
Scriptures 
that 
we 
are 
in 
that 
word, 
financial 
matters 
are 
top-heavy 
and 
nobody 
knows 
when 
particular 
time 
which 
immediately 
precedes 
the 
great 
period 
something 
may 
occur 
to 
jostle 
and 
overturn 
them. 
of 
worlll-wiele 
anarchy 
foretold 
hy 
the 
Prophet 
Daniel 
as 
mark- 
MORGAN'S 
CHURCH 
FEDERATION 
ing 
the 
end 
of 
Gentile 
Times 
and 
the 
inauguration 
of 
Mes- 
The 
newspapers 
have 
recently 
informed 
the 
world 
that 
at 
siah's 
kingaom. 
But 
while 
we 
expect 
such 
troubles 
and 
believe 
recent 
Episcopal 
Church 
Council 
the 
world-famed 
multi- 
them 
near, 
it 
woula 
he 
un" 
ise 
for 
us 
to 
attempt 
to 
predict 
millionaire 
banker, 
J. 
Pierrepont 
Morgan, 
who 
was 
delegate, 
strife, 
lock-outs, 
panics, 
etc.-thoug'h 
all 
of 
these 
will 
be 
promi- 
contributed 
ten 
thousand 
dollars 
as 
start 
for 
an 
expense 
nent 
factors 
in 
the 
precipitation 
of 
the 
anarchy 
which 
all 
so 
fund, 
having 
for 
its 
ohject 
the 
organization 
of 
religious 
justly 
dread. 
trust. 
Mr. 
Morgan's 
well-known 
business 
capacity, 
exhibited 
While 
the 
worla 
is 
ontwaraly 
at 
peace, 
there 
is 
great 
in 
connection 
with 
financial 
trusts, 
encourages 
many 
to 
be- 
unrest 
in 
the 
hearts 
of 
humanity. 
The 
general 
increase 
of 
lieve 
that 
he 
will 
accomplish 
the 
desired 
end 
in 
connection 
with 
knowledge 
has 
hroug'ht 
general 
increase 
of 
dissatisfaction 
and 
the 
movement. 
More 
and 
more 
all 
denominations 
are 
craving 
amhition 
whi('h 
cannot 
be 
satisfied, 
except 
in 
very 
few 
religious 
truf't 
or 
federation 
and 
are 
becoming 
more 
and 
instames. 
This 
discontent 
has 
alrearly 
made 
itself 
felt 
in 
more 
willing 
to 
sacrifice 
doptrines 
and 
principles 
formerly 
held 
Rnssia 
an(l 
in 
Japan 
and 
is 
likely 
to 
preeipitate 
trouble 
in 
dear, 
in 
order 
to 
accomplish 
the 
federation. 
This 
is 
confes- 
Tnelia 
and 
China, 
thl: 
most 
populous 
parts 
of 
the 
world. 
Only 
sion 
of 
denominational 
weakness 
and 
an 
intimation 
that 
the 
the 
Lord 
knows 
to 
what 
extl:nt 
and 
how 
long 
the 
winds 
of 
strength 
and 
power 
to 
be 
gained 
hy 
ferleration 
is 
eonsidered 
strife 
will 
))(' 
hela, 
as 
]Jiptorially 
set 
forth 
in 
Revelation. 
valuable. 
Prime 
movers 
in 
this 
undertaking 
dilate 
upon 
the 
Governments 
are 
),eginning 
to 
learn 
that 
great 
hattleships 
great 
economy 
of 
the 
federated 
churehes 
in 
respect 
to 
ministen 
anrl 
military 
fortresses 
are 
sources 
of 
danger, 
as 
well 
as 
of 
pro- 
and 
management. 
No 
doubt 
there 
is 
some 
truth 
in 
this, 
but 
tection. 
For 
instance, 
quite 
ree'ently 
the 
government 
of 
Brazil 
the 
real 
reason 
lies 
deeper. 
It 
is 
believed 
that 
federation 
purchasl:d 
two 
war 
vessels 
of 
most 
modern 
type. 
Seareely 
were 
would 
soon 
acquire 
political 
po'''er, 
and 
hence 
financial 
they 
put 
into 
commission 
and 
manned 
by 
the 
Brazilian 
sailors 
backing, 
hefore 
which 
undesirahle 
truths 
would 
be 
forced 
to 
when 
their 
crews 
rehellerl. 
After 
considerable 
rlamage 
and 
loss, 
seek 
shelter 
or 
be 
puhlicly 
pilloried 
and 
secretly 
ostracized. 
the 
government 
evidently 
feels 
that 
they 
are 
more 
of 
menace 
Evidently 
this 
ferleration 
is 
near 
at 
hand; 
the 
Scriptures 
than 
are 
foreign 
warships 
in 
their 
harbor. 
It 
has 
been 
sug- 
have 
long 
foretold 
the 
Federation, 
as 
we 
have 
been 
pointing 
geRten 
that 
the 
guns 
from 
the 
vessels 
he 
taken 
ashore 
and 
out 
ther<:from 
for 
thirty 
years. 
It 
iR 
to 
us 
one 
of 
the 
special 
Rton'rl 
against 
time 
of 
need 
and 
to 
keep 
them 
out 
of 
the 
hands 
signs 
of 
our 
day, 
one 
of 
the 
special 
indications 
marking 
the 
of 
rebelR. 
enn 
of 
the 
Gospel 
ag<: 
and 
the 
inauguration 
of 
Messiah 
'5 
Similarl~' 
Portugal 
is 
having 
trouhle. 
The 
revolution 
un- 
seated 
the 
king 
anrl 
estalJlished 
repuhlic, 
only 
to 
find 
that 
kingdom. 
THE 
MESSAGE 
TO 
THE 
JEWS 
the 
soldierR 
and 
sailors 
now 
feel 
that 
they 
are 
masters 
of 
the 
The 
Sl'riptureR 
arc 
explicit 
in 
declaring 
that 
with 
the 
close 
situation 
anrl 
may 
demand 
such 
wage>; 
and 
treatment 
as 
they 
of 
the 
Gospel 
ca]] 
of 
this 
age 
and 
the 
completion 
of 
the 
bride 
think 
proper. 
WhPIl 
the 
time 
iR 
ripe 
the 
trained 
soldiers 
of 
e'laSR 
divine 
favor 
will 
turn 
again 
to 
natural 
Israel. 
We 
have 
Em'one 
will 
prohahly 
have 
at 
their 
control 
the 
great 
arsenals 
from 
time 
to 
time 
noted 
favorable 
climatic 
conditions 
in 
ana 
immense 
stores 
of 
war 
material 
for 
the 
overthrow 
of 
the 
Palestine 
and 
later 
on 
how 
the 
Zionist 
movement 
has 
stirred 
govprnn,pnt~ 
which 
provided 
them. 
TheRe 
are 
not 
pleasant 
the 
Jews 
everywhere 
to 
an 
inter<:st 
in 
their 
home 
land 
and 
prospect~ 
to 
hold 
up 
at 
the 
h<:ginning 
of 
the 
year; 
hut 
why 
desire 
to 
re-poRsess 
it. 
But 
these 
hopes 
ana 
amhitions 
have 
shoulel 
"'e 
depeive 
ourselveR 
Here 
in 
the 
United 
States 
we 
seemed 
impossible 
of 
attainment 
and 
the 
fp1'\'or 
of 
Zionism 
has 
haw 
h:'rl 
somewhat 
similar 
exhihit. 
str<:et 
car 
strike 
in 
r<:pently 
heen 
on 
the 
wane. 
Just 
at 
this 
junpture 
divine 
provi- 
the 
capital 
!'it.v 
of 
Ohio 
has 
heen 
maintained 
for 
months, 
elence 
seem<:d 
to 
hless 
our 
mesRage 
to 
the 
JewR. 
Most 
remark- 
al'comnanierl 
hy 
violence. 
The 
State 
government 
has 
Rought 
ably 
th<: 
message 
has 
heen 
scattered 
all 
over 
the 
world, 
partly 
to 
maintain 
ordpr. 
but 
has 
heen 
ahle 
to 
do 
so 
onlv 
to 
limited 
by 
.Jewish 
journals 
interested 
in 
the 
message 
and 
partly 
by 
elegree. 
Regimrnts 
of 
State 
militia, 
hrought 
to' 
the 
scene 
of 
others 
opposing 
it-nevertheleRs 
The 
Vat!'/' 
(Die 
Stimme) 
has 
trouhle, 
RympathizNl 
with 
the 
strik<:rs 
and 
declined 
to 
main- 
gone 
forth 
to 
the 
ends 
of 
the 
earth. 
tain 
orrler 
and 
wrre 
returned 
to 
their 
homes. 
As 
result 
Je"'ish 
hopes 
arr 
turning 
more 
anrl 
more 
to- 
'While 
therr 
is 
great 
d<:al 
of 
prosperity 
as 
eOIllpared 
with 
warel 
the 
prophecies 
of 
the 
Holy 
ScriptureR. 
The 
result 
bids 
former 
times, 
the 
manufacturing 
plants 
of 
the 
world, 
equipped 
fair 
to 
he 
such 
work 
of 
grace 
as 
the 
Scriptures 
describe 
with 
morlern 
machinrr~·. 
have 
so 
large 
capapity 
that 
husine'ls 
when 
telling 
that 
the 
Lord 
will 
pour 
upon 
brael 
at 
this 
time 
srrms 
rlepressprl, 
hrcausr 
only 
ollP-third 
of 
the 
possihilities 
are 
the 
spirit 
of 
prayer 
and 
supplication. 
The 
message 
to 
them 
)Willg 
accomp1iRheel. 
"\ 
s<:mi-<:vident 
lapk 
of 
confidence 
pre- 
now 
if' 
that 
the 
land 
is 
theirs-that 
their 
period 
of 
chastise- 
'ail~. 
hased 
upon 
tllf' 
fact 
that 
thp 
intelligent 
people 
know 
ment 
is 
at 
an 
rnel 
and 
that 
shortly 
divine 
l,lessing 
will 
come 
that 
thrrr 
i" 
not 
olle-half 
thr 
money 
neprSRarv 
for 
husineRs 
to 
thrm-not 
ill' 
ChriRtians, 
hut 
as 
Jews. 
Subsequently 
they 
prosperity, 
her:msr 
of 
the 
,lemolldization 
of 
silv·er. 
While 
this 
will 
recognize 
the 
Spiritual 
Messiah 
r<:ferrerl 
to 
in 
Daniel 
12:1. 
sitnation 
was 
lJl'O\li!ht 
ahout 
bv 
the 
lJ3nkers 
and 
inures 
to 
Their 
journ<:y 
thenceforth 
will 
be 
an 
easy 
one. 
for 
the 
kingdom 
thl:ir 
aelvantage 
in 
kceping 
up 
the 
rate 
of 
interest, 
nrverthr- 
will 
prevail, 
anrl 
Israel 
will 
he 
hlesReel 
and 
hecome 
the 
channel 
Il'ss 
evpn 
for 
thrm 
it 
has 
itR 
drawhacks, 
prorlueing 
feveri"h 
for 
rlivine 
hleRsing 
to 
all 
the 
families 
of 
the 
earth-the 
chief 
fill:lIwial 
ronrlition-a 
panicky 
rondition 
in 
rlread 
of 
public 
blessing 
coming 
to 
them 
from 
the 
glorified 
Christ 
on 
the 
spirit 
loss 
of 
confidcnc<: 
ann 
d<:mann 
for 
depositR. 
Altogether 
there 
plane 
and 
operating 
through 
his 
spiritual, 
invisible 
govern- 
is 
lin 
unquiet 
finan!'ial 
unrlertone 
or 
feverishness 
unfavorahle 
ment. 
[4735 
(J-4) 
Vou. XXXIL Doral of (hi ss Presence BROOKLYN, N. Y., JANUARY 1, 1911 THE NEW YEAR’S OUTLOOK Our Society’s very encouraging report for the old year in the December 15 issue naturally directs our mind to the New Year and inquires the prospects—the outiook. Our view respecting the financial and social outlook may appear to be prejudiced. We believe from the Scriptures that we are in that particular time which immediately precedes the great period of world-wide anarchy foretold by the Prophet Daniel as marking the end of Gentile Times and the inauguration of Messiah’s kingdom. But while we expect such troubles and believe them near, it would be unwise for us to attempt to predict strife, lock-outs, panics, ete-—though all of these will be prominent factors in the precipitation of the anarehy whieh all so justly dread. While the world is outwardly at peace, there is a great unrest in the hearts of humanity. The general increase of knowledge has brought general increase of dissatisfaction and ambition which cannot be satisfied, except in a very few instances. This discontent has already made itself felt in Russia and in Japan and is likely to precipitate trouble in India and China, the most populous parts of the world. Only the Lord knows to what extent and how long the winds of strife will be held, as pictorially set forth in Revelation. Governments are beginning to learn that great battleships and military fortresses are sourees of danger, as well as of protection. For instance, quite recently the government of Brazil purchased two war vessels of most modern type. Secarcely were they put into commission and manned by the Brazilian sailors when their crews rebelled, After considerable damage and loss, the government evidently feels that they are more of a menace than are foreign warships in their harbor. It has been suggested that the guns from the vessels be taken ashore and stored against time of need and to keep them out of the hands of rebels. Similarly Portugal is having trouble. The revolution unseated the king and established a republic, only to find that the soldiers and sailors now feel that they are masters of the situation and may demand such wages and treatment as they think proper. When the time is ripe the trained soldiers of Eurone will prohably have at their control the great arsenals and immense stores of war material for the overthrow of the governments which provided them. These are not pleasant prospects to hold up at the heginning of the vear; but why should we deceive ourselves? Here in the United States we have herd a somewhat similar exhibit. <A street ear strike in the capital city of Ohio has heen maintained for months, accompanicd hy violence. The State government has sought to maintain order, but has been able to do so only to a limited degree, Regiments of State militia, brought to the scene of trouble, sympathized with the strikers and declined to maintain order and were returned to their homes. While there is a great deal of prosperity as compared with former times, the manufacturing plants of the world, equipped with modern machinery, have so large a capacity that business seems depressed, because only one-third of the possibilities are being accomplished. .A semi-evident lack of confidence prevails, based upon the fact that the intelligent people know that there is not one-half the money necessary for business prosperity, heeause of the demonetization of silver. While this situation was brought about by the bankers and inures to their advantage in keeping up the rate of interest, nevertheless even for them it has its drawbacks, producing a feverish financial condition—a panicky condition in dread of a public loss of confidence and demand for deposits. Altogether there is an unquiet financial undertone or feverishness unfavorable [4735 } to the smaller business interests; large and profitable enterprises are being well sustained financially, but these are retarded by the smaller industries and enterprises which they supply and, to some extent, depend upon for business. In a word, financial matters are top-heavy and nobody knows when something may occur to jostle and overturn them. MORGAN’S CHURCH FEDERATION The newspapers have recently informed the world that at a recent Episcopal Church Council the world-famed multimillionaire banker, J. Pierrepont Morgan, who was a delegate, contributed ten thousand dollars as a start for an expense fund, having for its object the organization of a religious trust. Mr. Morgan’s well-known business capacity, exhibited in connection with financial trusts, encourages many to believe that he will accomplish the desired end in connection with the movement. More and more all denominations are craving a religious trust or federation and are becoming more and more willing to sacrifice doctrines and principles formerly held dear, in order to accomplish the federation. This is a confession of denominational weakness and an intimation that the strength and power to be gained by federation is considered valuable. Prime movers in this undertaking dilate upon the great economy of the federated churches in respect to ministers and management. No doubt there is some truth in this, but the real reason lies deeper. It is believed that federation would soon acquire a political power, and hence a financial backing, before which undesirable truths would be forced to seek shelter or be publicly pilloried and secretly ostracized. Evidently this federation is near at hand; the Scriptures have long foretold the Federation, as we have been pointing out therefrom for thirty years. It is to us one of the special signs of our day, one of the special indications marking the end of the Gospel age and the inauguration of Messiah’s kingdom. THE MESSAGE TO THE JEWS The Scriptures are explicit in declaring that with the close of the Gospel call of this age and the completion of the bride class divine favor will turn again to natural Israel. We have from time to time noted favorable climatic conditions in Palestine and later on how the Zionist movement has stirred the Jews everywhere to an interest in their home land and a desire to re-possess it. But these hopes and ambitions have seemed impossible of attainment and the fervor of Zionism has recently been on the wane. Just at this juncture divine providence seemed to bless our message to the Jews. Most remarkably the message has been scattered all over the world, partly by Jewish journals interested in the message and partly by others opposing it—nevertheless The Voice (Die Stimme) has gone forth to the ends of the earth. As a result Jewish hopes are turning more and more toward the prophecies of the Holy Scriptures. The result bids fair to he such a work of grace as the Scriptures describe when telling that the Lord will pour upon Israel at this time the spirit of prayer and supplication. The message to them now is that the land is theirs—that their period of chastisement is at an end and that shortly divine blessing will come to them—not as Christians, but as Jews. Subsequently they will reeognize the Spiritual Messiah referred to in Daniel 12:1. Their journey thenceforth will be an easy one, for the kingdom will prevail, and Israel will be blessed and become the channel for divine blessing to all the families of the earth—the chief blessing coming to them from the glorified Christ on the spirit plane and operating through his spiritual, invisible government. (3-4)

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