“The question then arises, if the world cannot approach God in prayer, what is the method by which He draws men? The Scriptures say that no man can come unto Christ except the Father draw him. (John 6:44.) The answer is that the drawing cannot be done though the Holy Spirit; for the world has not yet received that Spirit. The drawing power which the Almighty exercises over humanity is in different degrees. Some have a strong desire to worship God, others have a weak desire, and others have no desire at all. This difference is due to the shape of the brain. Mankind are born with differences in this respect.—Psa. 51:5. . . . Man was created in the image of God. The fall has greatly marred that image, but no one is totally depraved. All have unbalanced brains, some in one direction, others in another. When Truth comes in contact with those whose organs of veneration or conscientiousness are less impaired, they are drawn to investigate it, with the hope of being drawn close to God.”
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Russell, who died in 1916, is currently buried in Pennsylvania where a large stone pyramid (a pagan Egyptian symbol) is found at his grave site as a memorial (see picture below). This, however, is not the first pagan symbol associated with Russell. He used the pagan symbol of the Sun god Ra on the cover of his books.
I note this interesting bit of trivia because Jehovah’s Witnesses are famous for their argument that the cross was a pagan symbol, and today marks the 94th anniversary of Russell’s death.
Oh, and by the way, Happy Reformation Day!