The UK Bible Students
CLOSE YOUR EYES . . .
C. T. Russell,
The Divine Plan of the Ages
(Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society; 1886),
pp. 191, 192.
Close your eyes for a moment to the scenes of misery and woe,
degradation and sorrow that yet prevail on account of sin, and picture before
your mental vision the glory of the perfect earth.
Not a stain of sin mars the harmony and peace of a perfect society;
not a bitter thought, not an unkind look or word; love, welling up from every
heart, meets a kindred response in every other heart, and benevolence marks
There sickness shall be no more; not an ache nor a pain, nor any
evidence of decay not even the fear of such things.
Think of all the pictures of comparative health and beauty of human
form and feature that you have ever seen, and know that perfect humanity will be
of still surpassing loveliness.
The inward purity and mental and moral perfection will stamp and
glorify every radiant countenance.
Such will earth's society be; and weeping bereaved ones will have
their tears all wiped away, when thus they realize the resurrection work