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EARTH’S LABOR PANGS
“As travail upon a woman with child” is the inspired description of the forty-year day of trouble, by which the Millennial age is commenced. The panic of 1873, which affected the whole world, was the first spasm, and since then at irregular intervals the labor-pains of earth have been experienced. Just now, we of the United States are in the midst of one of these throes of the groaning creation.
In this land of bountiful crops, many, because of strikes, are almost destitute of food. In this land of liberty thousands of armed and unarmed men in half a dozen states are in a state of war. It is a war of labor against capital, and is the natural result of the competitive system of business, which evidently will hold on until spasm after spasm of increasing severity, resulting in anarchy will ultimately give birth to a new order of society based upon the new-old teaching of Christ.
RABBI HIRSCH PREACHING JESUS
DEAR BRO. RUSSELL:—My mind has been enlightened by reading MILLENNIAL DAWN. I hope the truth therein revealed will reach every thinking Christian who asks, seeks and knocks for the true meaning of the Bible.
I received a circular from the conspirators, but was unmoved by it; and last Sunday I had the pleasure of hearing your wife faithfully and thoroughly defend her husband and the truth, in the presence of one of the deluded men.
Enclosed find a “straw” that tells which way the wind blows. It is from the pen of Rabbi Hirsch of this city. I heard him preach a series of sermons in his synagogue recently, which were highly in favor of Jesus and Paul, and he read each time a chapter from the New Testament. Once, after giving utterance to a sentiment similar to that of the clipping [below], he said to his Jewish hearers: “Crucify me if you will for saying it.” Yours in the Master’s service. Loftus Frizelle.
“We quote the rabbis of the Talmud; shall we then not also quote the Rabbi of Bethlehem? Shall not he in whom there burned, if it burned in any one, the spirit and the light of Judaism, be reclaimed by the synagogue? Yea, he hath been reclaimed. Happy this day, when Judaism again finds her son, the son comes back to the mother laden with the rich reward of his quest. The New Testament in the gospels presents Jewish thought, Jewish religion, Jewish universalism. Not an advance beyond Judaism, but a correspondence with Judaism, we have in the doctrine of Jesus, who was Jew and man; and because man, son of God.”
—Reform Advocate (Jewish).
— June 11, 1894 —