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TWO DEBATES ARRANGED FOR
THE Editor of ZION’S WATCH TOWER is not anxious for debate—except where it would seem to be necessary for the defense of the Truth, or providentially indicated as likely to bring forth good fruits. However, as Dr. Eaton’s challenge came unsolicited, so also, now, we have two more—both of which we have accepted in the name of the Lord and depending on his sustaining grace—as follows:—
DEBATE WITH REV. WM. DILLON, D.D.
VERY PROMINENT AMONGST THE „UNITED BRETHREN,”
AT ELKHART, INDIANA, JANUARY 17 AND 18
FOUR TOPICS, TWO HOURS EACH, AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS
(1) „The Scriptures teach that there will be no probation nor opportunity for salvation after the body dies, nor subsequent to the second coming of Christ.” Dr. Dillon will affirm, Pastor Russell will deny.
(2) „The Scriptures clearly teach that only the ‚saints’ of this Gospel Age will share in the First Resurrection, but that vast multitudes will be saved in and by the subsequent resurrection.” Pastor Russell will affirm, Dr. Dillon will deny.
(3) „The Scriptures clearly teach that the second coming of Christ will precede the Millennium, and that the object of both the second coming and the Millennium is the blessing of all the families of the earth.” Pastor Russell will affirm, Dr. Dillon will deny.
(4) „The Scriptures clearly teach that the divine penalty for sin—actual transgressions of God’s holy law—eventually to be inflicted upon the incorrigible, will consist of inconceivably painful sufferings, eternal in duration.” Dr. Dillon will affirm, Pastor Russell will deny.
DEBATE WITH ELDER L. S. WHITE
SELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE „CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION” (RADICAL BRANCH)
CINCINNATI, O., FEBRUARY 23-28.
SIX TOPICS, TWO HOURS EACH. PARTICULARS IN OUR NEXT ISSUE.
— January 1, 1908 —