Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
consideration prompted the crown-lost princes to require that Bro. Russell be brought in person or in his writings to the feast, there to be disfellowshipped and bereft of his office as lecturer in the churches after an alleged refutation (Wherefore … fetch him … he shall surely die). This hostility was final.
(16) This led antitypical Jonathan to expostulate with the crown-lost princes in a defense of Bro. Russell's innocence (Jonathan answered … Wherefore slain? what hath he done? v. 32). This was too much for the headstrong crown-lost princes. Therefore they released publications censuring those leaders who favored and furthered Bro. Russell and his teachings (Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him, v. 33). Among such publications one of Dr. Cook featured, in which he bewailed the support that various Christian scholars gave to future probation and their furthering of its advocates. Thus finally was antitypical Jonathan disillusioned as to antitypical Saul's intentions (whereby Jonathan knew … determined … to slay David). Antitypical Jonathan was greatly displeased (arose … in fierce anger, v. 34), refusing to share in the later feasts of the pertinent conventions (eat no meat the second day of the month). Two things grieved this class: (1) that it was determined to disfellowship Bro. Russell, and (2) that the crown-lost princes had put Bro. Russell to shame publicly as a false teacher and an evil-doer (grieved for David, because … done him shame). The time had now come to bring the pledged word to Bro. Russell (in the morning … at the appointed time, v. 35) and for these dear friends to part, no more to fellowship one another in this life (Jonathan went out … David). The only ones with antitypical Jonathan were certain immature supporters (a little lad with him). Antitypical Jonathan charged these immature ones to seek and find out the sharp truths that he was about to set forth (said … Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot, v. 36). While
these prepared to study these (as the lad ran), antitypical Jonathan issued these teachings at marks far beyond these immature ones (shot beyond him); for they implied that there should be a leaving of Babylon, as Bro. Russell taught, and that was beyond the immature ones' appreciation. And when these immature ones mentally reached this teaching (come to the place of the arrow, v. 37) antitypical Jonathan said that this teaching was beyond their comprehension (beyond thee), i.e., they were of such as were not intended to follow that teaching. Antitypical Jonathan greatly hurried these immature ones, to remove them from the scene of such, to nominal-church members, too advanced teachings, as being too strong meat for them (cried … Make speed, haste, stay not, v. 38). This had the intended effect: such strong meat was assembled, but not partaken of by the immature ones (lad gathered the arrows, and came to his master).
(17) The immature sympathizers and supporters of antitypical Jonathan did not understand the real nature of the service that they were performing (the lad knew not any thing, v. 39), but unconsciously served the occasion of antitypical Jonathan's informing Bro. Russell of the actual state of affairs (Jonathan and David knew). Then antitypical Jonathan sent their immature supporters and sympathizers into the nominal church with their sharp sayings and general theory of things and the writings that contained it (artillery, i.e., bow and quiver, v. 40), there to set these forth as they were in the eyes of nominal-church people (said … Go, carry them to the city). After these went on their way to perform their errand (as soon as the lad was gone, v. 41) Bro. Russell showed himself as standing upon New Testament grounds as those of the symbolic sun (arose out of a place toward the south), and very politely and deferentially approached his beloved brethren, whose crown-lost character-condition made them amenable to remaining out of the Truth movement
and in the nominal church (fell on his face … and bowed himself three times). They were very affectionately disposed to one another (kissed one another), and were deeply grieved at their parting from one another, which especially saddened them since they knew that it was to be to the end of their earthly journey (wept one with another; literally, each one bewept his friend). But Bro. Russell's grief was the greater, doubtless due to his knowing that these dearly beloved brethren were taking a backward, though easier step (David exceeded). As Bro. Russell was the departing one, it was fitting that words suitable to utter to a departing one were spoken to him by antitypical Jonathan, as Bro. Russell's greater grief more naturally disposed him to say little, and the lesser grief of the former made him more communicative.
(18) Antitypical Jonathan wished him prosperity (Jonathan said … Go in peace, v. 42). They emphasized their mutual agreement (we have sworn … in the name of the Lord) as the ground of their wishing Bro. Russell prosperity. They repeated, as the thing that gave binding force to their mutual agreement, that Jehovah was the Umpire and Blesser or Avenger of the agreement (the Lord is between). They also stressed the fact that the agreement was between them (me and thee) and between those that had the spirit of each party to the agreement (my seed and thy seed unto the Age). Both parties in the coming years kept the agreement; for antitypical Jonathan and all in the nominal church who had his spirit always thought kindly of, and defended Bro. Russell, refusing to fight his views and partake in the campaign of slander and opposition to Bro. Russell that became so general in the nominal church, in part typed by Saul's future course toward Bro. Russell. And on Bro. Russell's part and on the part of those who had his spirit in the Truth there was always a very charitable attitude and speech maintained toward antitypical Jonathan and
those of his spirit. Then, deeply moved, Bro. Russell tore himself away from these dear brethren; and they returned from fellowship and service with him to those of the nominal church (he [David] arose and departed; and Jonathan went into the city). The pathos of the typical and antitypical partings is indescribably feelingful. As we visualize and realize this antitypical scene of parting, our heart-strings are much strained; for, beloved brethren of the holy and royal Priesthood, did we not in the Parousia times have similar experiences when and after we left Babylon, where some with whom we had had goodly fellowship remained; and at the parting were not all much pained, and we more than they? And, like antitypical David, have we not made a lamentation over them at their defeat at the hands of the Modernists (1 Sam. 31: 1, 2; 2 Sam. 1: 17-27)? But we have consoled our saddened hearts with the hope that in the Kingdom there will be a blessed reunion never to end.
(1) How much of the David type have we so far studied? What chapters of 1 Sam. will be now studied? What should accompany this study? With what does chap. 18 begin? How was this conversation between antitypical David and Saul carried on? Who was the main, but not exclusive representative of antitypical Saul in this conversation? When did he read our Pastor's pertinent writings? Who else acted in the antitype of 1 Sam. 17? Who else? What did they continue to do? With whom acting as antitypical Saul's chief representative? What two considerations prove this? How is the closeness of the connection of 1 Sam. 17: 55— 18: 5 indicated in the Hebrew? How is this obscured in the A.V.? Whom does Jonathan type? What did they give our Pastor? Why? How typed? What did the crown-lost princes not desire to lose in the warfare against infidelism? What did they, accordingly, do? How typed? What did they not desire? How typed? How did antitypical Jonathan and David become especially bound to each other? How typed? What did the former do? How typed? By what details was this done? How was each one typed?
(2) Against what did Bro. Russell fight? How typed?
With what result? How typed? What was the effect on the crown-lost princes? How typed? To whom was his pertinent course pleasing? How typed? What occurred after the circulation of each of his anti-evolution writings? How typed? What two things did church members do about it? How typed? How did they acclaim Bro. Russell in contrast with the crown-lost princes? How typed? How did this affect them? Why? How typed? How did their love of honor affect them? How typed? How did they henceforth regard Bro. Russell? How typed? What did their envy produce? How typed? Even when doing what? How typed? In these times of dejection what did Bro. Russell seek to do to him? How typed? With what did he seek to do this? Against this what did they have ready? How typed?
(3) Who, in general and in particular, took part in the attack? How typed? Over whose back did he administer a whipping to Bro. Russell? Why did he so use Dr. Dorner? Whom did he really mean to whip? How typed? What was the antitypical javelin? What did Dr. Cook do in that prelude? What did he think that this attack would do to all advocates of future probation? Including whom? How typed? By what two turns of argument did Bro. Russell foil this attack? How typed? What effect did this have on Dr. Cook and his co-warriors? Why? What effect did this have on him and them? How typed? What did it prove to antitypical Saul? How typed? What did this mental attitude in antitypical Saul prompt him to do? How typed? How did Bro. Russell act in the premises? How typed? With what fruitage? By whose favor? How typed? How did this affect antitypical Saul? How typed? The nominal and real people of God?
(4) What did crown-lost princes do anent Bro. Russell's popularity? How typed? What was their pertinent hope? What did this prompt them to do? How typed? Under what condition and not with what liberty? Why not this liberty? What did they agree to do for him in this limited sphere of service? How typed? What parallel acts illustrate this? Why did the crown-lost leaders do this? How did Bro. Russell view the offer? How typed? What did they begrudge him even in this limited service? To whom did they give it? How typed? How
did these evangelists respond? What other power did antitypical Saul have? How typed? What attitude did the offer of this power have as to Bro. Russell? How typed? Why was it more suitable to him? What did such congregations make known to antitypical Saul? How typed? What was his response? Why? How typed? Thereupon what did the crown-lost princes suggest? How typed? What did these pastors and principals of the flocks then do? How typed? What did Bro. Russell's humility prompt him to do? How typed?
(5) What did these messengers do? How typed? What message was then put into their mouths? How typed? Of what did the crown-lost princes feel sure? Why? How typed? What did the messengers then do? How typed? What did Bro. Russell answer? How typed? What did he and co-operating Truth warriors then do? How typed? What were Mr. Paton and his co-warriors as the two hundred antitypical Philistines? What did Bro. Russell, etc., do to them? How typed? How did they prove their success? How typed? What did Bro. Russell thereupon claim? How typed? How did the crown-lost leaders respond? How typed? How did his victory impress the crown-lost princes? How typed? What other impression did they get? How typed? How did these facts not, and how did they affect them? How typed? When in the Harvest did these events occur? In what, under another picture, is this shown? Of what sifting movement did the type of v. 30 treat? By what statement? In what campaigns did Bro. Russell succeed against the antitypical Philistines? How comparatively? How typed? What did these successes effect for Bro. Russell?
(6) To what does our study now bring us? What effect should Bro. Russell's success have had upon the crown-lost princes? What effect did it have? What did it move them to charge? How typed? How did this charge affect antitypical Jonathan? Why? How typed? What did they do? How typed? What counsel did they give? How typed? What did they offer to do? How typed? What else did they offer to do? How typed? What did they promise? How typed? What did they then do before the crown-lost princes? How typed? On what matter did they expostulate with them? What reasons did
they give for their expostulations? How typed? What especially did they emphasize? How typed? How did they describe Bro. Russell's great feat? How typed? As evidencing what, did they claim? How typed? What did they say of the crown-lost leaders' witness and attitude thereat? To what conclusion did they reason therefrom? How typed? What resulted from antitypical Jonathan's advocacy of David? How typed?
(7) What did antitypical Jonathan then do? How typed? What else did they do? How typed? With what result? How typed? What did the no-ransomers do toward the end of 1883? How typed? What did Bro. Russell then do? How typed? With what result? How typed? What is a part of this slaughter? Wherein does the battle of 1 Sam. 18: 27 find its antitype? How did the slaughter affect the no-ransomers? How typed? What troubled antitypical Saul as he functioned in his office? How typed? What did he have ready to publish? How typed? How did Bro. Russell seek to soothe him? How typed? Among others, who took part in the antitypical javelin-throwing of v. 10? How typed? What is the time difference of the appearance in print of the preludes of Dr. Cook's lectures of Jan. 8 and 15, 1883? In what did the second prelude appear? What were the titles of these two preludes? What did the second prove to be? By 1884 what was Dr. Cook's mental attitude toward Bro. Russell's teaching on Restitution? At whom was this antitypical javelin mainly aimed? Despite what? How are these things typed? How did Bro. Russell meet the attack? How typed? What was the effect as to Bro. Russell? How typed? What did his teachings enable him to do? How typed?
(8) Where do we find an example of the antitype of vs. 11-17? From whom did Dr. Cook's attacks on Dr. Dorner draw fire? From whom else? Why from all of these? To which of these does the type refer? By this time what had Dr. Cook aroused? How typed? For what object? How typed? What did Bro. Russell's exercise of his office bring with it? How typed? With what result? How typed? How and by whom was he defended? How typed? What was especially stressed? How typed? With what result? How typed? What did Dr. Cook's
co-workers demand? How typed? How were they foiled? How typed? What did Dr. Cook then do? How typed? What other charge did he give them? How typed? For what purpose? How typed? Of what could the messengers not get more? How typed? How did Bro. Russell's sympathizers quiet the accusations of the crown-lost leaders? How typed?
(9) What was the result to Bro. Russell? How typed? Where did he find safety and solace? How typed? In what? How typed? What did he tell antitypical Samuel? How typed? How could they sympathize with him? With what did they occupy themselves? How typed? To whom was news of this soon brought? How typed? What did they do? How typed? By what will these acts be illustrated? What did Dr. Smyth do to Dr. Cook's prelude to his lecture of Feb. 12, 1883? When? To what did this lead? When and in what were Dr. Cook's replies published? Only with what did they affect Bro. Russell? In connection with what did the antitypes of 1 Sam. 19: 20-24 occur? Who were the first set of messengers? How typed? During what period did Bro. Russell's and Dr. Cook's first personal meeting occur? What did the former give the latter at that time? For what will this account? What did Dr. Cook incite by his three replies? In what did each of the three attempts result? What conduced to this result? How are these things typed in vs. 20, 21?
(10) How did these things affect crown-lost princes? How typed? From what works? How typed? For what did they ask? How typed? How were they answered? How typed? What did they then do? How typed? With what effect? How typed? While so doing, what did they do? How typed? How did they continue to preach? How typed? What was the last meeting of Saul and Samuel, type and antitype? What did these do before antitypical Samuel? How typed? What did they continue to do? Many in retraction of what? How typed? To what saying did this lead? How typed? To what two things should this fact move us?
(11) What will we next study? What effect did antitypical Saul's pursuit of Bro. Russell have on the latter? How typed? What did his rhetorical questions imply? How typed? What did his innocence not do as to
antitypical Saul's intentions? How typed? How did antitypical Jonathan feel as to the pertinent course of the crown-lost leaders? How typed? Of what did they assure Bro. Russell? How typed? What further conviction did antitypical Jonathan have? How typed? Why could they not believe that the involved act was planned by the crown-lost leaders? How typed? What two things were contained in Bro. Russell's reply? How typed? What did he give as the reasons for their concealing their intention from antitypical Jonathan? How typed? What solemn affirmation did Bro. Russell then make? How typed? What effect did this have upon antitypical Jonathan? What promise did he make? How typed?
(12) After being assured of co-operation, what did Bro. Russell propose? What did he suggest as an occasion of operating the plan? Why was it such? How typed? What would his absenting himself provide? What was added to make the test more certain of success? How typed? What two possibilities and their results were pointed out? How typed? What characteristic did this plan have? What did Bro. Russell then suggest as involved in their pledged relationship? How typed? What did he then request of them, if he were an evil-doer? Rather than what? How typed? What was antitypical Jonathan's pertinent attitude? How typed? What assurance did they give Bro. Russell? How typed?
(13) What did Bro. Russell ask after antitypical Jonathan agreed to his proposition? How typed? What else did he solicitously ask? How typed? What did antitypical Jonathan thereupon suggest? How typed? What was then done? How typed? What did antitypical Jonathan under a solemnly invoked curse promise Bro. Russell? How typed? If the report was unfavorable, what did he promise? How typed? What wish did they express? How typed? What did antitypical Jonathan ask for themselves? How typed? What did they ask for those of the same spirit? How typed? Even under what conditions? How typed? What further did antitypical Jonathan promise? How typed? What did antitypical Jonathan's love prompt him to ask Bro. Russell to repeat? What did antitypical Jonathan realize? How typed?
(14) What did antitypical Jonathan then proceed to
suggest? How typed? What was Bro. Russell to do immediately after the conventions? How typed? To what did they encourage him? How typed? What may we infer from this? What were the four features of the sign that they would give him? How is each one typed? After giving this token, what for a third time did they do? How typed? Who did they say would be the Umpire and Blesser or Avenger of their pledges? How typed? What does this reminder suggest? As crown-losers what choice was to be expected of antitypical Jonathan? How typed?
(15) According to the understanding, with what did Bro. Russell and antitypical Jonathan busy themselves? How typed? What did antitypical Saul do at the feast? How typed? How did antitypical Jonathan conduct themselves there? How typed? Who was next to antitypical Saul in prominence? How typed? How was Bro. Russell not present? How typed? While noting his absence, what did antitypical Saul not do, and how did they account for his absence? How typed? What did they notice during the later parts of the feast? How typed? What did they thereupon ask antitypical Jonathan? How typed? What was thus furnished? How typed? What was the answer? How typed? What did this answer prove to be to the crown-lost leaders? How typed? How, in the first place, did it bring their attitude to light? How typed? In the second place? How typed? In the third place? How typed? In the fourth place? How typed?
(16) What did this fourfold manifestation move antitypical Jonathan to do? How typed? What was the effect on antitypical Saul? How typed? What was Dr. Cook's part therein? What was the first effect on antitypical Jonathan? How typed? The second effect? How typed? What two things grieved them? How typed? For what had the time come? How typed? Who only was with Jonathan then? How typed? What charge did antitypical Jonathan give them? How typed? What did Jonathan then do as these were studying his sharp sayings? How typed? What is implied in this teaching? What did antitypical Jonathan say when these mentally reached this teaching? How typed? What did antitypical Jonathan then do to the immature ones? Why? How typed? What effect did their statement have? How typed?
(17) What did the immature ones not understand? How typed? What did they unconsciously serve? How typed? What then did antitypical Jonathan do? How typed? With what commission? How typed? What did the immature ones do? How typed? What did Bro. Russell then do? How typed? What did he then do to antitypical Jonathan? How typed? How were they mutually disposed? How typed? How did they feel at parting? Why? How typed? Whose grief was the greater? How typed? Why did antitypical Jonathan prove the more communicative? How typed?
(18) What did antitypical Jonathan wish him? How typed? As what did they emphasize their agreement? How typed? What did they repeat? How typed? What two things did they stress? How typed? What did the parties of the agreement do in coming years? How did antitypical Jonathan do it? Bro. Russell and his faithful brethren? How did the separation take place? To what did Bro. Russell and antitypical Jonathan betake themselves? How typed? What quality marked the typical and antitypical parting? How can we enter into this experience? How did we, like Bro. Russell, do, over antitypical Jonathan, when such have been defeated by the Modernists? With what reflection may we comfort ourselves as to those dear ones whom we left behind in Babylon?
For a while he stood in greatness
Before King Saul upon his throne;
But as told in sacred story, this monarch
Loved to reign and rule alone.
Saul pursued the people's darling
With keen hatred's heavy stress,
From rock to rock, from cave to cave
Of the houseless wilderness.
Like a hunted thing he wandered,
From all bonds of fealty free,
Till the hour to honor David
Came in God's foreknown decree.