programs. They had attended other assemblies. They knew what to expect.
You, too, will by no means suffer disappointment. You will be welcome, you and your family. And consider with what added appreciation you will view the scenic wonders that are the handiwork of the Grand Creator, after hearing discussed his wonderful provisions for the happy future of obedient humans! Is it not a fact that after such a practical and upbuilding vacation one would be able to resume one’s regular responsibilities with renewed zest and a hopeful outlook? It is indeed so!
By all means, then, plan to attend a convention of Jehovah’s witnesses during your vacation in 1969.
International Conventions Planned For 1969
July 6-13: Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A.; Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. (tentative).
July 7-13: Yankee Stadium, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. (includes Spanish).
July 13-20: Empire Stadium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Fairgrounds Grandstand, Pomona, Calif., U.S.A. (Spanish).
July 14-20: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.A.
July 21-27: White Sox Park, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. (includes Spanish); Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. (tentative).
July 29–Aug. 3: Wembley Stadium, London, England.
Aug. 5-10: Colombes Stadium, Paris, France; Sports Park, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Aug. 10-17: Zeppelinwiese, Nuremberg, Germany; Palazzo dello Sport, Rome, Italy.
Aug. 13-17: Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome, Italy (Greek, Spanish).
Oct. 12-16: Changchoong Gymnasium, Seoul, Korea.
Oct. 14-19: Tokyo, Japan.
Oct. 18-21: Taipei, Taiwan; City Hall Theater, Hong Kong, China.
Oct. 22-26: Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila, Philippine Republic.
Oct. 24-26: Port Moresby, Papua.
Oct. 26-31: Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia.
Nov. 4-9: Auckland Trotting Club, Auckland, New Zealand.
Nov. 9-12: Town Hall, Suva, Fiji; Papeete, Tahiti.
Nov. 11-16: Honolulu International Center (Arena), Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dec. 24-28: Mexico Arena, Mexico City, Mexico.
Questions From Readers
● What did the apostle Paul mean when he wrote, at 1 Timothy 2:15, that women would “be kept safe through childbearing”?—B. G., Chile.
Under inspiration Paul was discussing the proper attitudes and activities for women. One worthwhile and protective function for Christian wives is caring for their children. Paul wrote: “She will be kept safe through childbearing, provided they continue in faith and love and sanctification along with soundness of mind.”—1 Tim. 2:15.
The Bible translation by R. A. Knox renders this verse 1Ti 2:15 in a way that allows for the idea that childbearing itself will result in eternal salvation for a woman. But that cannot be the thought. Many other texts show that to be saved eternally men and women alike must believe on the Lord Jesus, have accurate knowledge and exercise faith.—Acts 16:30, 31; John 17:3; Rom. 10:10.
Other translations give the impression that this is a promise that God would preserve all his female servants alive through the experience of childbearing. (Moffatt, New American Standard Bible) Yet that had not been so in every case up till then, and it has not been true since then. (Gen. 35:16-18) Believers and nonbelievers have survived childbirth, and believers and nonbelievers have died in childbirth. So it does not mean being kept safe all throughout the course of childbirth. Rather, it means that by means of childbearing and caring for the responsibilities that go with it they will be kept safe, provided they also