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ARMAGEDDON OF
THE SCRIPTURES
Startling Presentation of Com
ing Events.
PASTOR RUSSELL'S VIEWS.
Churches of All Denominations and the
Civil Powers of Earth Are About to
Unite In Common Cause Powerful
Influence Preparing For the Battle
of Armageddon A Reign of Anarchy
Will Be the Result of the Warfare
Until The Messiah Takes Control.
;Ti
S Brooklvn. N. V..
. . . The
Brooklyn Academy
of Music was
crowded to the lim
it today to hear
PastoT Russell's
I i r " m discourse on tne
lL Ml "Battle of Arma-
k JB geddon." His text
!Hfe jH was: "He gathered
K lH them together unto
ka . - a pacea cauea in
fPASIQfc'gUSSELLlj the Hebrew tongue
Armageddon."
(Revelation xvL 16.) The speaker said:
Armageddon In the Hebrew signifies
the "Hill of Megiddo." or Mount of De
struction. It was famous as a battle
field in Old Testament times. I
The Lord has seen fit to associate the
name Armageddon, with the great con
troversy between Truth and Error,
right and wrong. God and Mammon,
with which this Age will close, perish.
and the New Age of Messiah's glory
be ushered in. He has purposely used
highly symbolical figures of speech In
the last book of the Bible, evidently
with a view to hiding certain Impor
tant truths until the due time for their
revealment. But even In the due time,
the Bible assures us. "Xone of the
wicked shall understand" (Daniel xii,
9. 10) none who are out of heart har
mony with God but only the wise of
His people the "wise virgin" class of
the Master's parable.''
I have long avoided presentation of
my understanding of our text and its
context. 1 take it up now by request
and because I believe it is due time to
be understood. I disclaim any special
inspiration. In some particulars my
rtews agree with those of other Bible
students, and in other respects they
disagree. Each bearer must use his
own Judgment, do his own Bible study,
and reach his own conclusions.
Kindly remember that I am not re
sponsible for the figures of speech used
by the Lord. My interpretations do in
deed constitute a terrible arraignment
of institutions which wfehave all rever
tnced and which embrace good people.
tf good words and good works. God's
nlntly people In these various institu
tions, being comparatively few. are
Ignored when systems as a whole are
dealt with in prophecy.
The Dragon, Beast, Falsa Prophet.
Oar context tells us that three Im
pure spirits iteachings) will go forth
from the mouths of the Dragon, the
Beast and the False Prophet and these
three will be in accord, and symbolical
ly the doctrines are represented by
"frogs." These three doctrines are-to
have a mighty influence throughout the
civilized earth. They are to gather
the kings and their armies to the great
Battle of Armageddon.
The ecclesiastical kings and princes,
tnd their retinues of clergy and faith
ful adherents, will be gathered in solid
phalanx Protestant and Catholic. The
kings and captains of industry, and as
oany as can be influenced by them.
"Kill be gathered to the same side. The
political kings and princes, with all
their henchmen and retainers, will fol
low In line on the same side. The
financial kings and merchant princes.
and all whom they can Influence by the
most gigantic power ever yet exercis
ed In the world, will Join the same
ide. according to this prophecy.
These "doctrines of demons." repre
sented by the "frogs." will lead many
noble people In this, great army to as
same an attitude quite contrary to
their preference. For a time the
wheels of liberty and progress will be
turned backward and medieval re
straints will be considered necessary
for self-preservation for the mainte
nance of the present order of things.
In giving this Interpretation, it la
necessary for us to indicate what Is
symbolized by the Dragon, the Beast,
and" the False Prophet Bible students
f nearly all denominations agree with
is that the "Dragon" of Revelation
Presents the purely Civil Power.
Protestant interpreters generally agree
that the "Beast like a leopard" (Here
tlon xlli. 2) represents the Papacy.
Bnt fewer stUL we fear, will be ready
to support our view that Protestantism
the "Image of the Beast" (Revelation
U, 15) in our context given another
Batoe. "the False Prophet" We urge
60 one to accept our Interpretation.
0r shall we thlnt hnnl nf nv who
"J It We will neither alander nor
otherwise injure them now. nor threat
en them with eternal torture. They
te the same right to their views that
J have, and the same right to maktf
a known to others. And I, "for
J:,6, wfll very glad to 'consider any
S which opponents may set forth
" their Interpretations of ourtext.
"Unclean 8p!rita Like Frogs."
doctrines or teachings, we may" be
sure the true application will fit well.
A frog has a sage look, a wise look.
It swells Itself up In an apparent en
deavor to Impress the beholder. Its
great mouth well represents Its chief
power, used to croak.
Applying these symbols, we learn
that an evil spirit influence, teaching,
will come from the Protestant churches
federated, from the Church of Rome,
and from the Civil authorities, all In
full agreement The spirit of all will
be boastful: an air of sunerior wiuinm
and knowledge will be proudly assum-
ea an win croak In harmony. All will
tell of dire results that would follow.
Involving the Interests of both the
present and the future life. If their
counsel be not followed. However con
flicting the creeds, the differences will
be Ignored In the general proposition
that nothing ancient must be disturb
ed, or looked into, or repudiated.
The Divine authority of the Church,
and the Divine right of kings, aside
from the Church, will not be allowed
to conflict Any persons or teachings
in conflict with these boastful and un
scriptural claims will bp branded as
everything vile, at the mouths of these
"frogs" speaking from pulpits and
platforms and through the religious
and secular press. The nobler senti
ments of some will be strangled by the
philosophy of the same evil spirit
which spoke through Caiapbas. the
high priest respecting Jesus. As Caia
pbas declared It expedient to commit
a crime in violation of Justice, human
and Divine, to be rid of Jesus and His
teachings, so this "frog" spirit will ap
prove of every violation of principle
necessary to their self-protection.
The croaking of thpse "frog" spirits or
doctrines will gather the kings and
princes, financial, political, religious
and Industrial Into one great army.
The spirit of fear, inspired by the
croaklngs of these "frogs," will scourge
the passions of otherwise good and
reasonable men to fury, desperation.
In their blind following of these evil
spirits, evil doctrines, they will be
ready to sacrifice life and everything
on the altar of what tbey mistakenly
suppose is Justice, truth and righteous
ness, under a Divine arrangement
For a brief time, as we understand
the Scriptures, these combined forces
of Armageddon will triumph. Free
speech,- free malls, and other liberties
which have come to be the very breath
of the masses in our day. will be ruth
lessly shut off under the plea of neces
sity, the glory of God. the commands
of the Church, etc. All will seem to be
serene, until the great social explosion
in our context described as the "great
Earthquake." An "earthquake," In
symbolic language, signifies social
revolution, and the declaration of the
context is that none like unto it ever
before occurred. (Revelation xvi. 18,
19.) Jesus described It as a time of
trouble such as never was since there 1
was a nation. Matthew xxlv. 21.
the placing of monopolies and utilities
and the supplies of uature in the bands
of the people for the public good. The
crisis will be reached when the hither
to upholders of law shall become vio
lators of the law and registers of the
will of the majority as expressed by
the ballot Fear for the future will
lead the well-meaning masses to desper
ation; and anarchy will result when
Socialism fails.
Tbe symbolisms of Scripture, rtght-
.Jinderxtood. am always forcefuL
7ea the Holy Spirit used a "frog"
"rmhollcally represent certain
The Lord Will Gather Them.
The false, frog-like teachings will
gather together Into one host the great
the rich, the wise, the learned and the
kings of the earth, to battle. At this
Juncture Divine Power will step for
ward, and our text tells us that BE
shall gather the marshaled hosts to
Armageddon to the Mountain of De
struction. The very thing which they
sought to avert by their union, federa
tion, etc.. wlH be the very thing they
will hasten. Other Scriptures tell us
that God will be represented by the
Great Messiah, and that He will be on
the side of the masses. Thus we read
In Daniel xii, 1: "At that time shall
Michael the Godlike One-Messiah
stand up" assume authority. He will
take possession of His Kingdom In a
manner little looked for by many of
those who erroneously have been
claiming that tbey were His Kingdom,
and authorized by Him to reign in His
name and In His stead.
Jesus declared. "His servants ye are
unto whom ye render service." Some
may be rendering service to Satan and
to error, who claim to be rendering
service to God and to righteousness;
and some of these may be serving ig
norantly, as did Saul of Tarsus, who
"verily thought that be did God a serv
ice" in persecuting the Church. The
same principle holds true reversely.
As an earthly king does not hold him
self responsible for the moral character
of each soldier who fights In his bat
tles, so the Lord does not vouch for the
moral character of all who will enlist
and fight on His side of any question.
"His servants they are to whom they
render service." whatever the motive
or object prompting them.
The same principles will apply in the
coming Battle of Armageddon. God's
side of that battle will be the people's
aide, and the very nondescript host
the people, will be pitted at the begin
ning of the battle.- Anarchists, Social
ists, and hot-headed radicals of every
school of reason and unreason, will be
In the forefront of that battle. The
majority of the poor and the middle
class prefer peace at almost any price.
A comparatively small number. God's
consecrated people, will at heart be
longing for Messiah's Kingdom. These
will bide the Lord s time and wait pa
tientlv for It: they will be of good
-courage, knowing the outcome outlined
In the "more sure word of propnecy.
to which they have done well to take
heed, "as unto a light shining In a
dark place nntil the Day dawn." II
Peter L 10.
The masww will be restless of their
restraints, but will be cansdous of
their own weakness as compared to the
kings and prlnov. financial, religious
and po'Itlrnl. which will then hold
sway. Besides, the masses have no
sympathy with anarchy. They realize
truly that the worst form of govern
ment ta better than none. Tha masses;
will seek relief through the ballot and
rjeseefnl Te-adJistment of earth's af
fairs tor the eSsInattas of evil, for J
The Cloud's Silver Lining.
Horrible would be this outlook for
the future did we not have the Infalli
ble Word of God assuring us of a
glorious outcomel Divine Wisdom has
withheld until our day the great knowl
edge and skill which Is at the same
time breeding millionaires and discon
tents. Had God lifted the veil a thou
sand years sooner, the world would
have lined up for its Armageddon a
thousand years sooner. But that
would have been too soon for the Di
vine purpose, because Messiah's King
dom Is to be the great Thousand-Year-Sabbath
of the world's history.
God In kindness veiled our eyes until
the time when the gathering to Ar
mageddon would Immediately precede
Messiah's taking to Himself His great
power, and beginning His reign. Reve
lation xi. 17. 18.
"Send Them Strong Delusions."
St Paul wrote prophetically of our
time, that It would be one of serious
trial and testing to many professing to
be Christians. The reason for this he
states they received not the Truth In
the love of it (II Thessalonlans II, 10.
ll.i They preferred their own errone
ous theories, the Apostle explains, and
therefore God will give them over to a
"strong delusion." and let them believe
the He which they preferred, and let
them suffer for missing the Truth
which they did not Jove. Thus they
will be in the condemned host "fight
ing against God." because of their lack
of love for the Truth.
It Is sad to say that we all as Chris
tians have been laboring under a thor
ough delusion respecting God's Plan.
We have claimed that Christ set up
His Church in Kingdom power, and
that the Church has been reigning on
the earth as His representative. On
the strength of this delusion. Jews and
heretics have been persecuted to death
as opponents to Christ s Kingdom. Ail
the while we thoughtlessly repeated
the Lord's prayer: "Thy Kingdom
come: Thy will be done on earth, as in
Heaven." We knew that the Redeemer
said that He would come again to
make us His Bride and Joint-heirs; but
we Ignored the Scriptures. We were
drunk, as the Scriptures symbolically
say, "all nations were drunk" with the
false doctrine. It Is this false doctrine
that will constitute the "frog" spirit
which soon will begin to croak and to
prepare for Armageddon.
The Bible presentation Is that the
world Is a section of the universe In
rebellion against Divine authority, un
der the captaincy nf Satan and his as
sociated fallen angels. By Divine grace
Jesus has already "tasted death for
every man." and the merit of that sac
rifice must, eventually, grant Adam and
his posterity n fnll. fair opportunity
for the attainment of everlnsting life.
All who thiix "mi the Pivlne program
and are walking in the light may know
something at lwit iviMi'tiiic the "times
and season-." Tlns lrefliren "are
not in diirktM-- tint tli.it day and
that battle of Art'i.igi!liin sbnnld
overtake" them "-is h thief" - un
awares. Armageddon Not Yet but Soon.
For forty years tlin Armageddon
forces have been mistering for both
sides of the conflict. Strikes. lockouts
and riots, great and small, have lieen
merely incidental skirmishes its the
belligerent parties crossed each other's
paths. Court and Army scandals in
Europe. Insurance. Trust and Court
scandals In America, have shaken pub
lic confidence Dynamite plots, charg
ed by turns on employees and on em
ployers, have further shaken confi
dence and tended to make each dis
trustful of the other. Bitter and angry
feelings on both sides are more and
more manifest. The lines of battle are
dally becoming more distinctly marked.
Nevertheless Armageddon cannot yet
be fought Other matters intervene,
according to prophecy. i
Gentile times have still two years to
run. The "Image of the Beast" of our
context must yet receive life power.
The Image must be transformed from
a mere mechanism to a living force.
Protestant Federation realizes that Its
organization will still be futile unless
it receive vltallzation unless its clergy
directly or Indirectly shall be recog
nized as possessed of apostolic ordina
tion and authority to teach. This the
prophecy indicates will come from the
two horned beast which, we believe,
symbolically represents the Church of
England. High-handed activities of
Protestantism and Catholicism, operat
ing In conjunction-for the suppression
of human liberties, await this vivifying
of the Image. This may come soon,
but Armageddon cannot precede it but
must follow perhaps a year after It
according to our view of the Prophecy.
Still another thing intervenes: Al
though the Jews are gradually flowing
Into Palestine, gradually obtaining con.
trol of the land of Canaan, and al
though reports say that -already nine
teen millionaires are there, neverthe
less prophecy requires an evidently
larger number of wealthy Hebrews to
be there before the Armageddon crisis
be reached. Indeed we understand
that "Jacob's trouble" in the Holy
Land wlH come at the very close of
SIRES AND SONS."
William Kankln of New Tork haa
celebrated bis one hundred and fourth
birthday.
Senor Gnillermo Blllinghurst ex
mayor of Lima. Just elected president
of Peru, was born of English parents,
who settled in Peru over sixty years
ago.
Some years ago Finland's composer.
Jan Sibllius, received a government
pension for life. It Is now announced
that the fizar has made an addition to
this of $500 a year.
Baron Hengelmuller von Hengervar.
who recently retired as ambassador of
Austria-Hungary, nad been in Wash
ington for eighteen years and was the
dean of the capital's diplomatic corps.
Colonel Leroy Springs, one of the
greatest cotton mill owners and man
agers in the south, who recently added
a S1,000.000 plant to his holdings, be
gan as a grocery clerk in a little store
in Charlotte. N. C
Deputy Fire Chief William Guerln.
head of the bureau of tire prevention.
New York, has won a degree of bache
lor of laws by attending night school
and studying at odd times during the
day. He is bout to apply for admis
sion to the bar.
John Laws, recently elected register
of deeds of Orange county. S. C., has
held the same position for Blxty-three
years and Ls said to be the oldest of
ficeholder In the world. He Is ninety
years old ana is one of the two North
Carolina survivors of the Mexican war.
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MEWS STANDS:
Flippant Rings.
A woman wearing a long hatpin may
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Here the rest of the folks have to get
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Foon Ligb. a Chinese stndent says
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A Boston physician tells you what
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But the couples who "hold hands" do
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The Russian genius who proposes to
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Fashion Frills.
The fashion notes Indicate that the
standing room only skirt is to play to
capacity business for another season.
Philadelphia Ledger.
Since British suffragette? have tak
en to climbing telegraph poles to cut
the wires -4t would seem a foregone
conclusion That the hobble skirt will
have to give way to bloomers. New
York World.
The west no longer shoots up a
stranger because be happens to wear
a white shirt and a plug hat but those
dandles who are revising the side
whiskers, frilled shirts and spats of
1830 will do well to remain east of tho
Mississippi. Cleveland Leader.
Meg's Desires.
Some men are eager to command
Where many may be led;
Some men wont gold, and soma crave land;
Some merely ask for bread:
Some men would be well satisfied
With love or with renown;
Borne men win selfish, foolish pride
By pushing others down;
Some men possess their greatest glee
When they may calmly fish;
Some gift to gain applause may he
Another's dearest wish.
And here and there we find a male
Who even claims delight
If he can merely be the tall
Of some one else's kite.
8. . Klser In Chicago Record-Herald.
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George L Ifartia, naker of fine cigars
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B. M. Harvey's barber shop and
sewa stand, 3824 State street
Mn. Nellie Phelps, cigars, notions
and sews stand, 15 W. 80th Bt, naax
Dearborn.
W. 8. Cole, cigars, tobacco and news
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T. B. Hall, laundry office and newa
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BylverUr MeGloffln, sewa stand and
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William Ganghan, laundry office,
cigars, tobacco and news stand, 2030
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and news stand, 15 W. 80th Street,
near BUte.
A. D. Hayes, Cigars, Tobacco, No
tions, Stationery and News stand, 3640
South State street.
J. Hamilton, news stand, oat of town
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South BUte street
J. H. Boberts, barber shop and news
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The lady sheds some silent tears.
Bemoans her place In life.
Who is the lady? It appears
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The other lady dona her hat
With cold and sullen look.
And then we know right ofT the bat
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