Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
become weary (we are sure the faithful will not) at our repeated reference to that Servant and his writings. This is done "lest we forget," and fall from what we have already attained. Phil. 3: 15, 16.
(64) It will be found that to be faithful to the advancing Epiphany Truth we will still have to remain dead to self and to the world, as well as alive to the Lord. This will be necessary in order to be favored with its understanding, as well as properly to watch and pray along the lines of its requirements. This will be necessary, if we would spread it among the faithful Church, the Great Company and the Youthful Worthies and measurably witness to some of it to the world. Properly to develop a Christlike character in its varied features in Epiphany respects will demand the same deadness to self and the world and aliveness to God, as certainly the endurance of evils heaped upon us will call for these. Let us therefore, as the heart of our consecration, realize its two aspects of deadness to self and the world and aliveness to God. If we do these things, we will do all other things that flow out of them, and thus will never fall, but rather make our calling and election sure. Certainly a part of our Epiphany work is to learn its Truth. But here again let it be said, not to the exclusion or subordination of our study of the Parousia Truth: Let us continue daily to read at least eight pages a day on week days and ten pages on Sundays in the "Studies" and "Tabernacle Shadows," which will enable us to complete them in a year. Let us also study the Berean Comments and our Pastor's Towers. We suggest a careful study of The Present Truth as especially helpful along lines of Epiphany Truth, also a habitual looking up and studying of its Scriptural references; for we desire that the faith of its readers be built, not upon it, but upon the Word which it expounds; hence our copious Scripture references. Some of the classes on their own initiative began
the study of The Present Truth according to the Berean method; and some inquiries have come to hand as to the propriety of such a course. We would answer this with the remark that we can think of nothing against such a course, rather we believe it will result in blessing, provided that such studies are given secondary place to the six Volumes and Tabernacle Berean studies, which should be the main studies of the classes.
(65) Having learned the Epiphany Truth as it becomes due, let us spread it, offering it to all the brethren, especially to those who are dissatisfied with corporational and associational Revolutionism against the Lord's Arrangements, Charter and Will given through that Servant. As in the Parousia its Truth was the means of separating the wheat from the tares and the Wise from the Foolish Virgins, so in the Epiphany its Truth, derived from the Bible and harmonious with Reason and (recent) History is the means of separating the ripe from the unripe wheat, the Elijah class from the Elisha class. Tact, combined with candid exposures of, and opposition to, the course of the Revolutionists is to mark our activity toward them. But we are in all cases to assume that the individuals are of the Little Flock, and to treat them as such, until it is manifest that they are Revolutionists or their partisan and ardent supporters. These are thus evidenced to be of the symbolic man who slays with the sixth slaughter-weapon, Revolutionism, and are thus proven to be no longer of the Little Flock. Let us be tactful, longsuffering, patient, meek and gentle toward all, especially toward those who give evidence of being members of the Little Flock, only then acting with no more than needed severity, when those with whom we deal are undoubtedly proven to be a part of the sixth slaughter-weapon man, whose course forces the faithful to proper, Scriptural severity (Tit. 1: 10-13). We can spread the Epiphany Truth by word of mouth, by
arrangement for meetings where it is expounded, by inviting especially Truth people to attend these, by circulating its literature, by sending to The Present Truth the names and addresses of Truth people in lists; i.e., (1) Society, (2) Standfast, (3) P.B.I., (4) Dawn, (5) Independent Truth people, etc.; by praying for and defending its work and workers, by supporting it in every proper way, and last, but not least, by adorning its doctrines with holy lives.
(66) In dealing with the Youthful Worthies especial care must be exercised to give them a foundation of comfort in the promises that are theirs, lest they become entirely discouraged. It is of course a disappointing thing to learn that, instead of being an antitypical priest, one is an antitypical Levite. While it is proper that those consecrated ones who consecrated since Sept. 16, 1914, be gradually, kindly and sympathetically led into an understanding of their real place in God's Plan, i.e., that they are antitypical Levites, not Priests; yet in giving them this thought let us remember to exemplify the helpful sentiment of the quotation on the title page of the Poems of Dawn:
"A bending staff I would not break,
A feeble faith I would not shake,
Nor even rudely pluck away
The error which some truth may stay,
Whose sudden loss might leave without
A shield against the shafts of doubt."
It is a part of our priestly privilege to seek to win responsive justified ones to consecration by expounding the Lord's plan to them. This exposition should, first of all, clarify the general features of God's plan and then should clarify to them the special call of the Youthful Worthies and their privileges as to that call accompanied by a winsome effort to incite them to a sober consideration of responding favorably to those privileges by a whole-hearted consecration.
(67) Such care should not always be exercised with
the Great Company brethren, whose envious grasping for power and lording it over God's heritage, or ardent and partisan support of those who exercise such qualities require at times very plain and severe treatment. Even with these let us be very lenient, especially at first, only then resorting to proper, Scriptural severity when, as will surely be the case as the separation goes on, we are forced thereto by their conduct, if we would be faithful to the Lord's cause under the circumstances (Lev. 16: 20-22). This Scriptural severity toward them is implied in the conduct of the High Priest (whose Body members the faithful are) in leading Azazel's Goat from the Door of the Tabernacle to the Gate of the Court. The goat was tied for several hours, and consequently was restless and anxious for liberty, and, as is the way with goats, doubtless tugged away at its rope in hope of gaining freedom. When untied by the high priest the goat doubtless jerked his arms severely, perhaps alternating with a few butts, as it sought to break away from his hold, no doubt obliging him to give some counterjerks to make the goat go toward the gate of the court. These counterjerks properly correspond with the opposition and the public exposures that our High Priest is making through His members in the flesh, and the leadings apart from jerks doubtless correspond to the effect that Epiphany Truth has in providentially leading Azazel's Goat toward the Gate of the Court, which experiences are necessary to the delivering of it to the fit man, or man of opportunity, for its wilderness experiences.
Azazel means averter, perverter, and is Satan (1 Cor. 5: 5) in his capacity of using the Great Company to avert and pervert the Lord's Truth and arrangements; i.e., to work Revolutionism, which the High Priest (through His members) attacks and resists by Scriptural teachings, Reason, and History; i.e., by an exposure of the acts of the Revolutionists. Of course,
Azazel's Goat does not enjoy the jerks of the High Priest, as the High Priest's members do not particularly enjoy its jerks and the necessity of exerting counterjerks! This severity is also implied by the shaving of all the flesh (Num. 8: 7) of the antitypical Levites connected with their separation for the antitypical Levitical work (Num. 8: 5-22). As facial shaving is at times a painful thing, how much more so is shaving parts of the body that are much more tender! In the type the shaving was a part of the cleansing of the Levites, and represents a cleansing of the antitypical Levites from wrongly claimed powers and privileges by the application to them of the pertinent Old Testament types. The High Priest does not do the shaving. Each Levite does this to himself; but the High Priest hands each Levite the razor— sharp exposures—scriptural, reasonable and factual—for his use. The sprinkling with the water of separation represents their cleansing from more or less Adamic corruption, while the washing of their robes implies their ridding themselves by the Truth of evil qualities which their measurable willfulness developed. They "cause (see the margin) the razor (sharp, exposing truths) to pass over all their flesh," i.e., they themselves apply to their sins the exposures of them that they compel the faithful to make, in order to remove their rebellions against the Lord's Truth and arrangements. Therefore the under-priests are not to be blamed for their course in this respect, much less the High Priest, whom the Great Company really blame, when they fault His members for doing what He directs them to do. The under-priests, faithful to their Head, will continue this course until the Lord's good will is accomplished in the cleansing of the antitypical Levites. Then the latter, understanding what it meant, will likewise appreciate the work of the under-priests in exposing their evils with a view to their correction. The Little Flock's work toward the Great Company has now two
general branches (1) one toward its Truth section; the other (2) toward its nominal-church section. The former is done by distribution of pertinent volunteer Present Truths, discourses and conversations; the latter by lecture, colporteur, sharpshooter, volunteer and conversation work.
(69) "The Church which is His Body" has not lost every privilege implied in the commission to be witnesses for God to the world (Acts 1: 8; John 15: 8-11), even if she has lost the controllership of the public work to Nominal Spiritual Israel. On the contrary, it is her privilege to reprove for sin, righteousness, and judgment to come in the Kingdom, when specially called upon to do it. This we may do as individuals, though not so markedly as we did during the reaping and gleaning time, which the Great Company and Youthful Worthies are especially to do. It is our privilege to witness by word of mouth, by letter and by printed page as formerly. However, our work toward the Great Company and the Youthful Worthies takes much of the time and strength that we formerly gave to the Nominal people of God, and this bids fair to continue for some time. Then, according to the Scriptures, we will be privileged again by public meetings, volunteer and colporteur work to give a widespread public testimony respecting the good news of the Kingdom as a means of comfort to the poor, chastised world. Rev. 19: 5, 6 (Praise our God, all ye His servants, even ye that reverence Him, both small and great. And I heard … and as the voice of many waters [peoples], etc.) indicates this.
(70) After the fires of this apocalyptic day have revealed each one of the consecrated class as being in his place, not only will there come more and more peace among the Truth people, but they will do a work of great prosperity. However, until the Great Company recognizes itself as such, it will not prosper in its work, as witnesses the failure of everything to
which it has turned its hand thus far. How glad we will be when conditions again become peaceful among God's people! And they will!
(1) What, first of all, is the design of this chapter? Despite the non-appearance of the word Epiphany in our English Bibles, how does the matter stand as to the corresponding Greek word? How many times does this word appear in the Greek? What will help us in arriving at the meaning of this Greek word? What seven things will help thereto as to the words epiphaino and epiphaneia?
(2) How is the word epiphaino formed? What is the force of each part of this compound word when combined? To what will this help? What is the primary meaning of epiphaneia? As a rule, to what does it refer? What will make this plain? With what will we precede the study of epiphaneia's six N.T. appearances? How is the meaning to shine brightly given to epiphaino in Luke 1: 78? Acts 27: 20? Tit. 2: 11, 12? Tit. 3: 4? What is apparent from the four passages just studied?
(3) In what two senses is the word epiphaneia Biblically used? How does 1 Cor. 4: 5 show this without using this word? How will the four passages giving the first sense be presented? How does 2 Tim. 1: 9, 10 prove the first sense? To what period does this passage assign its epiphanizing?
(4) What is the blessed hope of Tit. 2: 13? How do Col. 3: 4 and 1 John 3: 2 teach this? What is not, and what is meant by the glory of God and Christ in Tit. 2: 13? How do the cited passages prove this? What two things does Tit. 2: 13 teach of our Lord's entire second stay on earth, as to an epiphanizing work? What does 2 Thes. 2: 8 mean? What does it teach on our Lord's epiphanizing as to Antichrist? What does 2 Tim. 4: 8 mean? What does it teach on our Lord's epiphanizing? What have we learned by this study of the four passages containing the word epiphaneia?
(5) In how many passages is this word used in a slightly different sense? What is this sense? How in 1 Tim. 6: 15 is the word epiphaneia translated? Why, in the first place, did not St. Paul in this passage not exhort Timothy alone? What parallel acts illustrate that certain ones beside Timothy are here exhorted? What in this passage
proves that the word epiphaneia here means a period? In what capacities will our Lord do this, according to this passage? What do we call this period in English? What is the rendering of this passage in the I.V.? What is the first fact proving that there are periods in the Epiphany? The second? The third? The fourth? The fifth? The sixth? The seventh? What follows from these seven proofs?
(6) What is the general teaching of 2 Tim. 4: 1 as to the Epiphany as a period? How does the I.V. render
2 Tim. 4: 1? What is the preferable pertinent rendering? To what periods of the Second Advent is the reference? What is a less preferable, but possible rendering of 2 Tim. 4: 1? If the second rendering is preferred, what does it do to an opponent of the Epiphany as a period? Why is he not thereby helped? What is the reason for this reason? Why is the I.V.'s preferable rendering the better? Who are the dead of 2 Tim. 4: 1? How is this illustrated by Matt. 8: 22 and 2 Cor. 5: 14? How does each of the cited passages prove that they will have their judgment in the Millennium? Accordingly, who are the quick [living] of 2 Tim. 4: 1? How does the judging process proceed as to the judged? How does Matt. 25: 31-33 show this? What do experience and observation since 1917 show on this point? Who else are being judged in the sense of being separated during the Epiphany, according to 2 Tim. 4: 1? What two results follow their Epiphany judgment? What, accordingly, does 2 Tim. 4: 1 teach as to the word epiphaneia?
(7) How are the words epiphaneia and apokalypsis related in meaning? Why is this evident? What examples prove this? What do they not imply as to Jesus? What do they imply? What other sense has the word apokalypsis? How do the cited passages prove this? What is the special time for epiphanizing and apokalypsizing? How do the cited Scriptures prove this thought? To what do the three cited Scriptures respectively refer? How do three other Scriptures show that the Epiphany is the Time of Trouble and a time of trial? In what three ways is it proved that the epiphanizing or apokalypsizing is a gradual work? How do the cited passages prove this? What do we conclude as to the meanings of these words in both of their
senses? What went on from 1874 onward? What has been going on since 1914? When will it reach a climax? Why is the Time of Trouble emphatically the Epiphany, the Apokalypse?
(8) What does the preceding discussion of 1 Tim. 6: 15 and 2 Tim. 4: 1 show? What two conclusions as to the meaning of the word epiphaneia are we warranted to draw? What results does the above study yield us? To what will these thoughts be helpful?
(9) What will help to a better understanding of the word epiphaneia? On what are dictionaries a unit as to the meaning of the word parousia? How can this be seen? How do these versions show this as to the cited passages? What do their margins show? In what only two cases does the A.V. translate the word correctly? What does the word not mean? What does it mean? What does the best Biblical scholarship show on this point? How does 1 Thes. 5: 1-5 prove this? How does Jesus show this in Matt. 24: 37-39? How does He show this in the nearly parallel passage, Luke 17: 26?
(10) What is the first stage of the Second Advent called in the Bible? How do the other cited passages prove this? Why does this word also apply to the Epiphany? How do the cited passages prove this? Why does it also apply to the whole thousand years of Jesus' Second Advent? How do the cited passages prove this? What has been done by citing the three sets of passages in this paragraph? Why is this word applicable to all three stages of our Lord's second stay on earth?
(11) What two activities of our Lord have marked the first stage of His Second Advent? From what passages do we conclude this? Why so? How do the cited passages prove the first of these activities? The second of these activities? What kind of brethren will then be delivered? How do the cited passages prove this? When, according to Luke 17: 26-30, will the Epiphany come as the manifestation time for the Great Company? To what conclusion are the ablest Bible students coming? From what do they reach this conclusion? What does the author do with, and believe as to this conclusion? How do the cited passages prove this? How will God's watching people be favored as to this knowledge?
(12) What is the third stage of Jesus' Second Advent? What is it called in the Greek? How does 2 Tim. 4: 1 prove the answers to the two foregoing questions? Who made the Kingdom their theme? In how many N.T. passages does the word basileia occur? In what two senses? By what is it otherwise referred to? How do the cited passages of the first list prove that the militant, preparatory stage of the Kingdom is referred to in them? Of the second list prove that its glorious reigning stage is referred to in them? What conclusions do we draw from a study of these two sets of passages? What are the three stages of our Lord's Second Advent? Why is it important to keep these in mind? What are their mutual relations?
(13) What did the Parousia and Epiphany do to one another? When did this begin and end? Why do we teach that the Parousia ended October 16, 1916? What occurred the next day further corroborating this? What was the difficulty with the Levitical leaders?
(14) What period does the Epiphany cover? What two facts corroborate this? Prove this from the cited Scriptures. What event marked its beginning? Why? What is its exact length?
(15) For whom was the Parousia? Why? For whom is the Epiphany? For whom is it not? What and for whom have the Priests to do now during the Epiphany?
(16) What are our Lord's Epiphany works toward the world and the Church?
(17) When and how did the separation of the world begin and progress? What is its present condition? What does this prove in re Jordan's two smitings?
(18) What is the time relation of these smitings to the war? What has not since occurred? What was the purpose of these smitings? This purpose being attained, of what is there no further use? What conclusion should certain brethren draw from this?
(19) What is the Lord's purpose in the division of the peoples? How is this purpose related to His second work for the world? When and how did some of the world learn of His presence? What was not, and what will be sufficient for all to learn this? Why will this be the case?
(20) Explain 2 Thes. 1: 7, 8 as a proof of this. How will the tribulation work the manifestation to the world?
What will be the character of His two Epiphany works toward the world?
(21) What points of similarity is there between the Lord's Epiphany work for the world and Great Company?
(22) What two pictures show the separation of the Lord's people? When did each one begin antitypically? What facts disprove a future first smiting of Jordan?
(23) What three facts prove that the separation of God's people is an Epiphany work? Explain 2 Tim. 4: 1 in detail. How does it prove that this separation is an Epiphany work?
(24) Describe the present progress of this Epiphany work. What will its completion include? What conclusion can we draw from its present state?
(25) What must be finished before the manifestation is made to the Great Company as such? Harmonize the fact that some, now in the Great Company, knew of His presence during the Parousia with the teaching that His manifestation to that class is an Epiphany work.
(26) By what two means will the manifestation be made to the World and Great Company? Of what do the latter's instructions consist? Why will these alone not be sufficient? What will be added to complete the manifestation? Describe the past insufficient operation of both of these means? Why will more come? Explain, type and antitype, Benjamin's experience in Egypt. Describe the works of the Great Company, after their repentance, giving Scripture proof.
(27) What two great events will follow the manifestation to them? Prove the answer. In view of these things what should we say?
(28) What two things as to the meaning of the word epiphaneia (and apokalypsis) have been shown above? What did the P.B.I. editors endorse in the two first numbers of their two periodicals? What did they repudiate in 1920? What did they claim? What did they one-sidedly quote to prove their changed view? How does the quotation from Our Lord's Return, p. 39, refute their changed view?
(29) Who else misuse our Pastor's writings in the same way? What do they allege of us? How does their guilt therein compare with that of the P.B.I. editors? Why is
this so? What should they (and all others) first do, before attempting to teach others? Else what will result? What should be said, if they were careless as to our printed and oral teachings on the subject? What is the likelier explanation of their course? What has been going on ever since 1874? How does the pertinent citation prove this as our Pastor's thought? What has additionally set in? What two kinds of proof exist thereon? In what order will they be presented?
(30) What identification is made in the quotation above from Our Lord's Return, p. 39? With what does the Great Tribulation begin, proceed and culminate? By what is each of its stages accompanied? How do the cited passages prove this? To whom will our Lord manifest Himself in the Great Tribulation? As what? How do the cited passages prove this? During what period is this manifestation time? How do the cited Scriptures prove this? What follows from these two facts and their Biblical proofs? How do the cited passages prove that the Time of Trouble began with the World War? What follows from this? What, accordingly, proves that we are in the Epiphany?
(31) What is the second sign-prophecy proving that we are in the Epiphany? What work does the judging process do on the judged? How does Matt. 25: 31, 32 prove this? When is Adam's dead race to be judged? How do the cited passages prove this? When are the fallen angels, also the new creatures to be separated? How does 2 Tim. 4: 1 prove this? What would follow, if it can be proved that the Church of the Firstborn is being separated into its two classes? From the standpoints of what three figures can this be shown? How does Mal. 3: 2, 3 prove this by what it says on the Lord's Parousia design as to new creatures? On His Epiphany design as to new creatures? Why will such separations follow? What will result as to the two classes among the sons of antitypical Levi? What, accordingly, are we shown in Mal. 3: 2, 3? What follows from this? What do we, accordingly, see on all hands? How do some of the Epiphany saints stand as to the Great Company? How will the rest of them later stand? How do the Levites stand toward these? What illustrates this? What does this fact set forth? Into how many general
groups are the Levites divided? What are these? What kind of experiences marked the pertinent separations? What results therefrom? How do the cited passages prove this? What conclusion is to be drawn from this sign-prophecy?
(32) From what other feature of this sign-prophecy does this conclusion follow? In what does this picture center? What results from this viewpoint? What facts prove the taking of the pertinent power from the one by the other class? Where are these matters detailedly treated? What does the pertinent figure prove? By what third figurative transaction is this separation shown? Where will details thereon be given? Why is this an Epiphany work? How does 1 Cor. 3: 11-15 show this? What conclusion should be drawn from the three figures studied in this and in the preceding paragraph?
(33) What third sign-prophecy proves that we are in the Epiphany? How did this division manifest itself before the World War? What effect in each country did the World War have on this division? What two things reopened this division? What is a present danger? What does this prove as to antitypical Jordan? What kind of a work is that just described? Why so? What conclusion is to be derived therefrom?
(34) What fourth sign-prophecy proves that we are in the Epiphany? What has already been shown as to antitypical Jehu? As to antitypical Hazael? What additionally was there shown of antitypical Jehu as to antitypical Jehoram and Hazael? To what do these three correspond in Rev. 16: 19? What do we find as to world-wide conservative labor in relation to radical labor? Into what will conservative labor be swept? What is proved by the existence of the three above-mentioned parties? How so?
(35) What is the fifth sign-prophecy proving that we are in the Epiphany? Before what could the Youthful Worthies not be manifested as a class? Why not? What does the Gideon type in Judg. 7: 25—8: 1 show on this point? Since when have these complaints been increasingly heard? What follows from the fact that the Youthful Worthies are now manifest as a class?
(36) What is the sixth sign-prophecy proving that we are in the Epiphany? How long was that Servant as such
to function? How do the cited passages show this? Who, according to the Bible, was to function after him? How does Matt. 24: 45-51 show this? What happened according to this prophecy? In what three ways did J.F.R. sin? As what did these three deeds manifest him? What is proven by his coming into his pertinent activity after that Servant's work was finished?
(37) What is the seventh sign-prophecy proving that we are in the Epiphany? How so? What preceding battle proves the same thing? How so? What third fact proves it? How do the cited passages prove it? What conclusion follows? Along what lines is antitypical Gideon's Second Battle fought? Of what is it, accordingly, a proof? What does the fulfillment of the foregoing seven sign-prophecies prove?
(38) What other things prove that we are in the Epiphany? How many of such will be given here? What is the first time-prophecy proving that we are in the Epiphany? When did the scene at Bethel antitype? What Biblical thought opens the length of the day of 2 Kings 2: 3? How does the cited passage prove this? What are we told in 2 Kings 2: 3? At what time does its antitypical day end? What had by then occurred? When did it begin? In fulfillment of what? What kind of a separation was it? When was it complete? What follows from this fact? Why?
(39) What is the second time-prophecy proving that we are in the Epiphany? When and by what did the hour of temptation begin? When did it end? Of what kind of a day was it an hour? What was its design? What would it by its end determine? What decision was not reached during the Parousia? When would it have to be reached?
(40) What measurement of the Great Pyramid corroborates this time prophecy? How does it do so? What date does this measurement point out as that of the Great Company's manifestation separate from the Little Flock? How as to representation was the separation made? What occurred within the following nine months? What conclusion results therefrom? What fact is to be noted in connection with the foregoing ten proofs? With what does this fact well accord? What do the foregoing ten proofs not exhaust? Why will others not be presented here? What will a proper study of these proofs imply? What
will happen to those not having such an appreciation, and those having it? What will they declare?
(41) What will be here examined? Which of The Dawn's two expressions will here receive attention, as more clearly stated? What does this statement insufficiently present as the meaning of the word epiphaneia? Whose and what true definition does it attack as erroneous? What sophistry does it set forth as to the alleged self-evident meaning of the word parousia? To what does it limit the use of the word epiphaneia? What kind of use does it make of a quotation from the booklet, Our Lord's Return?
(42) How should such use be designated? In how many senses did our Pastor, in harmony with the Bible, understand the word parousia to be used? What was the first of these? How do the cited passages prove this? What was the second of these? How do the cited passages prove this? What was the third of these? How do the cited passages prove this? What do the above citations include? What do they prove The Dawn to have lost? What, accordingly, does it repudiate? What two things does it imply thereon? How many senses does the Bible teach on the word epiphaneia? How is the period sense proven by the A.V. rendering of 2 Tim. 4: 1? How does the I.V. show this as to 1 Tim. 6: 15? How is the bright shining sense proven by the four cited passages? Why is this period called the Epiphany? How is the period since 1914 marked in this respect? What do the above-cited six passages, as the full number of the occurrences of the word epiphaneia in the Bible, prove as to our Pastor? As to The Dawn?
(43) What two misrepresentations are especially implied in The Dawn's thought as to our Pastor's pertinent view? Of what trickeries was it guilty therein? To palm off what errors? What proves that The Dawn misrepresented him thereon? What is the first pertinent quotation from the booklet, Our Lord's Return? The second? The third? The fourth? The fifth? The sixth? The seventh? The eighth? The ninth? The tenth? The eleventh? The twelfth? The thirteenth?
(44) How does the proof thereon read in Z '14, 252, pars. 6, 7?
(45) How does the proof thereon read in The Bible Students' Monthly, 1914, No. 1, p. 1, last two pars. and p. 2, par. 1?
(46) What do these fifteen quotations from our Pastor's writings prove? Of what does this prove The Dawn guilty?
(47) On what have questions come to hand? What do they imply? How do the cited passages prove the Epiphany to be a period? How many of such seasons will it have? How many are already wholly or in part in the past? How many more, not already mentioned, will it have? What must be done with the questions? With what will the next one end? What will follow the period of the good Levites' manifestation?
(48) What is the Epiphany sometimes called? How do the cited passages prove this? What is the Parousia sometimes called? How do the cited passages prove this? Accordingly, what are these two periods separately and together called? How will these facts help us to prove that the Epiphany is a period of forty years? What inference is suggested, as based on the Parousia's lapping for two years and one month into the Epiphany?
(49) What does this not necessarily imply? Why not? Why are we assured that the Little Flock's deliverance tarries for many years yet? What two thoughts kept in mind will help us to see that the Epiphany will end before the deliverance of the Great Company? What do the lapping of the Parousia into the Epiphany and of the latter into the Basileia suggest as to when the Gentiles will recognize the established Kingdom? What does the devotion of nearly 42 years in service for the sealing of the Elect suggest as to the duration of the service of sealing the Great Company? What will probably soon follow? How long after 1956 until the Gentiles will recognize the Kingdom? What will thus be seen? Why? What may we later expect? How, accordingly, should we speak when discussing this subject? In the meantime, how should we express ourselves? What course should we pursue herein toward those not in the Parousia Truth? Those in the latter, but not in the Epiphany Truth?
(50) What Scriptural authority have we for holding that the expression, the days of the Son of Man (Luke 17: 22, 26, etc.),
are two periods only? What bearing have vs. 26, 27 on this question? Why? What are the points of comparison in the two sets of periods? What bearing has the expression "days" in vs. 26, 27 and the expression "day" in v. 30 on this question? What conclusion do we, accordingly, draw? What other considerations, based on v. 30 and v. 22, throw light on the question? What four reasons give this light? What, then, is the Biblical authority for our answer to the question under discussion?
(51) In how many and in what senses is the expression Time of Trouble, used? How are the special trouble period and the Epiphany related? What is here purposed to do as to their identity? What proof will be first offered? What passage proves this? What has just been proven as to the Parousia and the Epiphany as being called days? How does Luke 17: 30 prove that the Epiphany is its day? What does a comparison of vs. 30 and 29 prove? What do Sodom, its destruction and its day type? With what did Christendom's and the Nominal Church's destruction begin? What follows from this? When and with what did the Epiphany begin? What will next be proven?
(52) Through what does Matt. 26: 64 prove that the Epiphany will proceed? How does it prove this? When will the present powers of spiritual control be completely destroyed? When out of existence? In what does our Lord reveal Himself as present to the clergy? What, accordingly, does this passage prove? What of the nominal church's destruction did the World War accomplish? In what will it progress and be completed? What as identical does this passage treat?
(53) What is the teaching of the next passage to be quoted? Of what, in general and in particular, does 2 Thes. 1: 7, 8 treat? How is this proven? How do the quoted passage and cited passages on Jacob's Trouble prove this? What does Zech. 12: 9, 10 prove to be the time of Jesus' revealing Himself to the Jews? What do these two verses prove?
(54) What have we proven by the above-discussed passages? What results from this? What do these Scriptures show as to the character of our Lord's epiphanizing Himself? What other kind of proof passages will now be discussed? How does 2 Tim. 4: 1 prove the Epiphany and
the Time of Trouble to be identical? What do other Scriptures indirectly prove of the Epiphany and post-World-War trouble features? How does Mal. 3: 2, 3 prove this indirectly? How does 1 Cor. 3: 12-15 prove the same thing? How does Matt. 7: 26, 27 prove this?
(55) What as to our Lord's revealing Himself do all the passages discussed foregoing prove? During what did it have its small beginnings? What examples prove this? What has experience to say on this matter?
(56) How does 1 Tim. 6: 14, 15 imply the progressiveness of the Epiphany work? How does our Lord now manifest Himself? In what will it culminate? How does Col. 3: 4 prove this point indirectly? To what part of the Epiphany does this passage especially apply? What does it teach of the entire Church's whereabouts by the end of the Epiphany? How is this thought of Col. 3: 4 on the progressiveness of the Epiphany work reinforced by 2 Tim.
4: 1? How did our Pastor emphasize this climax?
(57) What will be quoted in corroboration of the above teaching? What should be noted as to these quotations? What two things must be kept in mind, if the quotations are to be properly construed? What was the character of our Pastor's Truth thoughts? In what form have some of these quotations been used?
(58) What is the quotation from O.L.R. (Our Lord's Return), p. 17, pars. 1, 2? How does it identify the Epiphany and the Time of Trouble? What is the pertinent quotation on page 18? How does it show the same identity?
(59) What is the quotation on p. 20, par. 1 and p. 21, par. 1? How does it prove the identity of the Epiphany and the Time of Trouble? What is the quotation from p. 39, par. 1? How does it prove the same identity?
(60) What is the quotation from Z '14, 252, col. 2, par. 1? How does it prove the same identity?
(61) What is the quotation from, What Pastor Russell Said, p. 97, pars. 5-7? How does it show the same identity?
(62) What are we warranted in concluding from our study? From what source? From whose corroboration? In what are we? What is in our midst?
(63) What is the last special period of the Gospel Age? How long, accordingly, will it last? Why is this true? What follows as to the Church's Epiphany work from the
fact that it is a part of the Gospel Age? What, accordingly, will and will not the faithful Church now do in relation to its Parousia work? How would we summarize the Church's pertinent work? To what work will our present study be limited? What is its foundation? What results from this? Why should this be repeatedly emphasized? What is the relation of the Epiphany Truth to that of the Parousia? Accordingly, what should not weary the brethren? Why not?
(64) What will be necessary for faithfulness to the advancing Epiphany Truth? Why so? In what respects will such faithfulness exercise itself? What will result from our doing these things? What study should engage our attention now? How in relation to the Parousia Truth? How can our Parousia studies be continued? What other careful study is suggested? Accompanied with what? Why is this recommended? What pertinent course has been followed in the Epiphany classes? What answers were given to pertinent inquiries?
(65) Having learned the Epiphany Truth what next is our privilege? To whom in general? In particular? Why? What similarity marks the effects of the Parousia Truth and the Epiphany Truth? How should the Epiphany Truth be presented? What are we in all cases to assume? How are we to act accordingly? Until when? What does revolutionism manifest in new creatures? What qualities should mark our course to all? When should we use severity? How much of it? By what methods should we spread the Epiphany Truth?
(66) What should be done in dealing with Youthful Worthies? Why? Why are they liable to discouragement? What is proper to do toward those who consecrated since Sept. 16, 1914? How should this thought be given them? What does the poem on the title page of the Poems of Dawn teach on this subject? What in this connection is a part of the Priests' privileges? With what should we seek to enlighten them? Along what lines should we proceed therein? With what goal in view?
(67) How should our course toward the unclean Great Company differ from this? Why so? How will this course be started and proceed? What will faithfulness to the Lord force upon us as to the unclean Great Company?
Wherein is the Scriptural severity implied? How does the picture of Azazel's goat show this? When tied to the tabernacle's door? While free from it? With what do the high priest's counter-jerks correspond? The leadings, apart from jerks?
(68) What does the word Azazel mean? Who is Azazel? For what does he use the Great Company? What does the High Priest do oppositionally? With what? How do the participating ones feel toward their mutually antagonistic courses? By what else is the pertinent severity shown? How does this hurt? What is the shaving, type and antitype? What are the relations of the High Priest and the Levites to the shaving? What does the sprinkling with the water of separation type? How is the shaving done? Why? Who should not be blamed therefore? What will the under-priests continue to do in this matter? How long? When will the Levites appreciate this work?
(69) What has the Church not lost as to the witness to the world? Despite what? What privilege may individual members of the Church exercise as to "reproving"? Under what special circumstances? Whose special work is this now? By what methods may the Church do this? What prevents our doing much of such work now? For how long? Then what will the Church do? By what means? What proves this?
(70) What will come after the apocalyptic fires of this day have revealed each one of the consecrated in his class? Until when will the Great Company not prosper in its work? What shows its present lack of prosperity? How will we feel after peace is restored among God's people?
The Lord's Epiphany has come,
His kingdom's at the door;
And though the mountains shake and fall,
And waters rage and roar,
And earth and heaven pass away,
In faith that knows no fear
We lift our heads with joy and sing,
Deliverance is here!