Baptism

What commission did Christ give to His disciples Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt. 28 19. Before one is baptized, what is it necessary for him to do Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you. Acts 2 38. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20 21. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory...

The Bible

In the days of Jesus, what was the name for the Bible Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner Matthew 21 42. What other Biblical name is given to this important book And He answered and said unto them, My mother and My brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. Luke 8 21. NOTE.-It is interesting to note that the word Bible does not occur in the Bible itself. It is derived from the...

With what sacrifice did God command Abraham to worship Him And He

Said unto him, Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another. Gen. 15 1, 10. How did Jacob manifest his faith in the promised Redeemer And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. Gen. 46 1. What did the lord command Moses to have made And the Lord spake...

The Love of

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage He retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy. Micah 7 18. How is His mercy continually manifested It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3 22,23. Is His mercy limited to any special class Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he...

Gods Memorial

What is to endure throughout all generations Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations. Psalm 135 13. NOTE. - Memorial. - Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person, an occurrence, or the like something which serves to keep something else in remembrance a monument. Webster. Does the Bible give any illustration of this definition And these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever. Joshua 4 7. What were these stones...

Why did God give His son to die and who alone are benefited by His death

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He that believeth not the Son shall not see everlasting life, but the wrath of God abideth or him. John 3 16, 36. With whom is the eternal life of the believer hid For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Col. 3 3. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1 John 5 11. When will eternal...

The Law Of God As Changed By

Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. The Second Commandment has been left out II actually Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. III actually F Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Sabbath Commandment has been changed IV actually F Honor thy father and thy mother. V actually V Thou shalt not kill. VI actually V Thou shalt not commit adultery. VII actually V Thou shalt not steal. VIII actually X Thou shalt not bear false witness...

Can one have the spirit of life with him eternally unless he has Christ He

That hath the Son hath life and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 1 John 5 12. Why were the first guilty pair driven from the tree of life And now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever. Gen. 3 22. What was done to keep man away from the tree of life So He drove out the man and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Gen. 3 24. How are...

Under which of the seven last plagues will this battle take place And the

Seventh angel poured our his vial into the air and the cities of the nations fell and every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent. Rev. 16 17-21. In order to prepare His people for that terrible time, what does God expect His ministers to do Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. Eze. 13 5.

Libing Souls

When man had been created from the dust, what did he become And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. Gen. 2 7. To what other order of beings is the term soul applied And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the men of war which went out to battle one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep. Num. 31 28. Is the term living souls applied to anything...

Under the Roman power how long were the saints to be persecuted

Some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end, because it is yet for a time appointed. Dan. 11 35. NOTE. - The time of the end, it appears from this text, was even then an appointed time, in the mind of God. This is not strange, when we learn that the judgment and the end itself are both said to be appointed times, in the Scriptures. (Acts 17 31 Dan. 8 19.) How long, according to the prophecy, was the little horn, which...

Salvation

For what purpose did Christ come into the world This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am chief.-1 Tim. 1 15. Can we obtain salvation through any other source Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.-Acts 4 12. From what does Christ save His people Thou shalt call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins -Matt....

Prophecies Relating to Christ

In what words did Moses speak of Christ The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me, unto Him ye shall hearken. Deut. 18 15. How may we know that the Prophet here spoken of is Christ For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me, Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days....

Absent from the Body

Upon what subject does Paul treat in 2 Cor. 5 1-8 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Cor. 5 1. NOTE. - In this verse the present and future condition of the believer is spoken of . While we are here in our earthly house, in this tabernacle, that is in this present mortal state, what is our condition For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house...

Growth in Grace

With what words does the Apostle Peter close his second epistle But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3 18. How may grace and peace be multiplied in believers Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1 2. What has our heavenly Father given to us, to enable us to become partakers of the divine nature Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be...

The New Birth

What is the natural condition of the human family For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Rom. 3 23. See Eph. Who alone will be permitted to see God Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matt. 5 8. Can man by his own exertions change his condition Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. Jer. 13 23. How, then, can one be brought to God For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the...

Repentance

To whom is repentance to be preached And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations. Luke 24 47. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Luke 5 32. How is one to know he is a sinner By the law is the knowledge of sin. Rom We have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin. Rom. To what is the transgressor of the law subject Let no man deceive you with vain words for because of these things cometh the wrath...

Charts and Tables

On this page is to be found a complete list of all the charts and tables found in this excellent study and resource book, Bible Readings for the Home 1 - The Twelve Hundred and Sixty Day Prophecy 2 - The Twenty Three Hundred Day Prophecy 6 - The Law of God as Changed by Man 7 - The Law of God in the New Testament

The Worlds Conversion

What did Jesus say would be the condition of the world just prior to His coming As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17 26. (See also verses 27-30, and Matthew 24 37-39.) In the days of Noah, God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the earth was filled with violence. Genesis 6 5, 11. According to the parable of the wheat and tares, how long...

The Mark of Apostasy

Against what does the third angel warn And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. Rev. 14 9, 10. By what power is this mark enforced on those who receive it And he the two-horned beast causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. Rev. 13 16. What...

Chapter

When and by what acts was the Sabbath made And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made. Gen. 2 2, 3. What important division of time is marked off by the Sabbath The week. Two thousand five hundred years after creation, the Sabbath was proclaimed, with the other moral commands, from...

The Atonement in the New Testament

At the death of Christ, what miracle signified that the priestly work of the earthly sanctuary was finished Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. Matt. 27 50, 51. Where has the work of the sanctuary been conducted since the ascension of Christ Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum We have such a High Priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the...

What sign had Isaiah given by which Christ might be known as the Messiah

Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign Be- hold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isa. 7 14. Was this fulfilled Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel. Matt. 1 22, 23. Where had the prophet said Christ should be born But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the...

What will the two horned beast require all under its jurisdiction to receive

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. Rev. 13 16. What will be the result And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Rev. 13 17. How much power is to be given to the image of the beast And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not...

If there should never be an awakening of the dead what would be the result

For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 1 Cor. 15 16-18. When does the resurrection of the righteous take place For the Lord Himself shall descendfrom heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1 Thess. 4 16 (1 Cor. 15 23). NOTE. - If, as we have learned (Eccl. 9 5), the...

Meditation and Prayer

With what adversary does man have to contend Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5 8. When is a man tempted But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. James 1 14. Is there still another obstacle to man's spiritual advancement Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2 15. Can...

The Divinity of Christ

Is Christ set forth as a divine being in Holy Writ But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Hebrews 1 8,9. Did Christ exist before He was manifested in the flesh And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world...

Institution of the Sabbath

In his mention of the little horn, what does the prophet say that power should think to do And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws. Dan. 7 25. What does Paul say the man of sin should do Except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped. 2 Thess. 2 3, 4. NOTE. - There is...

Have the sun and the moon been darkened in fulfillment of these predictions

They have, as stated in the following NOTE. - But especially I mention that wonderful darkness on the 19th of May 1780 . Then, as in our text, the sun was darkened such a darkness as probably was never known before since the crucifixion of our Lord. People left their work in the house and in the field. Travelers stopped schools broke up at eleven o'clock people lighted candles at noonday and the fire shown as at night. Some people, I have been told, were in dismay, and thought whether the day...

Cheerfulness

What is said of the heavy hearted, and the effect of cheering words upon such Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop but a good word maketh it glad. Prov. 12 25. What is the influence of cheerfulness upon the sad and despondent A merry heart doeth good like a medicine but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Prov. 17 22. What did Job exclaim in a time of sore trouble, when well meaning friends came to him with words of reproach I have heard many such things miserable comforters are ye all....

The Intermediate State

By what figure does the Bible represent death But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thess. 4 13 (1 Cor. 15 18, 20) (John 11 11-14). NOTE. - In sound sleep one is wholly lost to consciousness time goes by unmeasured and the functions of the mental organs are suspended for the time being. Where do the dead sleep And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake. Dan. 12 2. How...

Events Connected with the Millennium

What great event will take place at the coming of Christ For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thess. 4 16, 17. Where will the saints then be taken InMy Father's house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for...

Righteousness and Life

What assurance is given to every believer in Christ For God so loved the world, that He gave His only be- gotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3 16. What wonderful truth is revealed in the gospel message For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1 17. What was brought to light through the gospel Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and...

Eternal Life

Who suffered Christ to die, and then raised Him again Therefore doth My Father love Me because I lay down My life that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received ofMy Father. John 10 17, 18. Whom Christ God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible that He should be holden of it. Acts. 2 24. How came death into the world Wherefore...

The Law Of

I Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. II Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My...

How will it be when Christ has finished the atonement for his people So

Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb. 9 28. NOTE. - That is, to those who stand waiting and watching for His appearance as did the people of Israel for their high priest to appear to them, Christ will appear to His people and at that time He will have laid upon the head of the great scapegoat (Satan) the sins of His people, which have been atoned for. Then Satan will bear these sins (as...

Instead of their trying to close the breach made in Gods law the loss of the

Sabbath), and to make up the hedge, what will they do They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying The Lord saith and the Lord hath not sent them and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Eze. 13 6. During these closing scenes, what message will God send forth to call attention to His commandments And the third angel followed them, saying with aloud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same...

The Seven Last Plagues

What is said of those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation. Rev. 14 9, 10. What is the wrath of God And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And one of the...

What did the prophet say Christ would be called to endure He was

Oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not his mouth He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment and who shall declare His generation for He was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people was He stricken. Isa. 53 7, 8. Must not Christ have known beforehand of these things Then He took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to...

Length of the Day of the Lord

What is the character of the day of the Lord The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress. Zeph. 1 14, 15. Under which of the seven seals does this time of wrath begin And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal. for the great day of His wrath is come and who shall be able to stand Rev. 6 12, 17. What signs were to appear in the...

What petition was made to the emperor by a church convention in 401 AD

That the public shows might be transferred from the Christian Sunday, and from feast days, to some other days of the week. Neander, vol. 2, page 300. What was the object of these state laws That the day might be devoted with less interruption to the purposes of devotion. That the devotion of the faithful might be free from all disturbance. Ibid., pages 297, 301. How was their devotion disturbed Church teachers were, in truth, often forced to com- plain, that in such competitions the theater was...

The Thief on the Cross

In answering the petition of the thief on the cross, what promise did the Saviour make him And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise. Luke 23 43. What noted tree is in Paradise To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. Rev. 2 7. By what river is the tree of life And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In...

What inclined him to prefer to depart or lay down this life To depart and to

Phil. 1 23. How long after his departure before he would be with Christ For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thess. 4 16, 17. See 1 Cor. 15 51-54 2 Tim. 4 7, 8.

Christ the Way of Life

In what condition are all men naturally But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin. Gal. 3 22. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Rom.3 23. The wages of sin is death. Rom. 6 23. The gift of God is eternal life. Rom. 6 23. This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1 John 5 11. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the...

What solemn message just before the Lords coming will bring this unity

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God Here is the patience of the saints here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev. 14 9-12. When the lord comes, what will be the united cry of these faithful ones And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God we have waitedfor Him, and He will save...

What promise applies at this time to those who have loved the truth A

Thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Ps. 91 7-10. What takes place under the sixth plague And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates and the water thereof was dried...

How do we obtain eternal life

For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6 23. Christ is the source of every right impulse. He is the only one that can implant in the heart enmity against sin. Every desire for truth and purity, every conviction of our own sinfulness, is an evidence that His Spirit is moving upon our hearts. Jesus has said, 'I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.' Christ must be revealed to the sinner as the Saviour dying...

What will the last message before the Lord comes demand of the faithful

And the third angel followed them, saying in a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation Here is the patience of the saints here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev. 14 9-12. How will the remnant church be generally regarded for thus keeping God's commandments And the...

What wonderful demonstration will accompany the Lords coming

Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. 1 Thess. 4 16. What will then take place We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Cor. 15 51, 52. (1 Thess. 4 16-17). Have not the martyrs of old gone to their reward And these all, having obtained a good report...

What is to take place under the seventh plague

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the...

The Second Angels Message

What announcement is made by the second angel of Rev. 14 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Rev. 14 8. To whom is the term Babylon elsewhere applied And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. Rev. 17 4, 5. NOTES. - A woman, in...

Hospitality

What is the meaning of the word hospitality Reception and entertainment of strangers or guests, without reward, or with kind and generous liberality. Webster. What, then, are the characteristics of true hospitality Kindness, generosity, and love, or charity. As genuine hospitality must flow from love for our fellow beings, what is fulfilled by its exercise Love worketh no ill to his neighbor therefore love is fulfilling of the law.Rom. 13 10. See also Gal. 5 13, 14. What law is here referred to...

What further testimony is given by prophets Christ and the apostles relative to the enduring nature of Gods original

Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister one wife to another, margin , to vex her, beside the other in her lifetime. Lev. 18 18. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that He hateth putting away. Mal. 2 15, 16. Christ said From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one...

The Law Given at Sinai

How does Nehemiah describe the giving of the law at Sinai Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments and madest known unto them Thy holy Sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of What was the primary advantage possessed by the Hebrews What advantage then hath the Jew chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. Romans 3 1, 2....

How are they described who submit to this unscriptural requirement As

Being worshipers of the beast and his image. How strongly will this worship and mark be urged That the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark. Rev. 13 15-17. What warning does the Lord give against the reception of this...

Against whose worship are the dwellers of earth warned by the third angel

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. Rev. 14 9. What beast had been seen coming up out of the sea And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Rev. 13 1. What power was given to this...

What is said of the professed Christian whose language is unbecoming If any

Man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, this man's religion is vain. James 1 26. Will our words have weight in the judgment For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.Matt. 12 37. By these forcible scriptures, what startling truth is established Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Prov. 18 21. What should be the constant prayer of each heart Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy...

Among the early Reformers were there any who observed the seventh day

Carlstadt held to the divine authority of the Sabbath from the Old Testament. Life of Luther, page 402, What did Luther say of Carlstadt's Sabbath views Indeed, if Carlstadt were to write further about the Sabbath, Sunday would have to give way, and the Sabbath that is to say, Saturday must be kept holy. Luther, against the Celestial Prophets, quoted in the Life of Martin Luther in Pictures, page 147. NOTE. - Through the efforts of those who opposed the Sabbath during the Reformation, Sunday...

What is the promise to those who ask and seek for the things they need

Everyone that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matt. 7 8. How does the Saviour illustrate the willingness of Heaven to grant favors to those who ask If ye, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him Matt. 7 11. In whose name should we present our prayers to God And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the...

The Sign of Loyalty

Against what does the third angel warn men Against the worship of the beast, and the reception of his mark. Rev. 14 9, 10. How many will worship the beast Nearly the whole world. Rev. 13 8. What will those be doing who are not worshipers of the beast Here is the patience of the saints here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev. 14 12. Where are the faithful ones finally found And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire and them that had gotten the...

Why are these separated from among the living wicked and thus changed

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that re may he accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21 36. How far will this investigation of cases extend For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Eccl. When and where are the open and the secret things recorded Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a...

What is said of those who make a distinction between rich and poor My

Brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment, and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts If ye have...

What are the principal texts used in attempting to justify polygamy by divine precept and what may be said of them

(1) And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. If he take him another wife, her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. Ex. 21 9, 10. NOTE.- The word wife is not in the original, and should not be in this text, whose meaning, as seen from verse 9, is another betrothed, not another wife. Thus If he the father take him take to his son another wife in betrothal , her food, her raiment the food and raiment of the one...

Protestantism Speaks

Baptist There was and is a command to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday. It will however be readily said, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath was transferred from the seventh to the first day of the week, with all its duties, privileges and sanctions. Earnestly desiring information on this subject, which I have studied for many years, I ask, where can the record of such a transaction be found Not in the New Testament, absolutely not. There is no...

In what did Christ ask the Father in behalf of His disciples Holy Father keep

Through thine own name those whom thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as We are. John 17 11. Could the church be thus, what influence would it have on unbelievers That they all may be one as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me. John 17 21. What did the apostle Paul teach on this point Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no...

Change of the Sabbath

According to the prophet, what was to be Christ's attitude toward His Father's law The Lord is well pleased for His righteousness' sake He will magnify the law, and make it honorable. Isa. 42 21. How much of the law did He uphold For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt. 5 18. How were those to be regarded who should break one of these commandments Whosoever therefore shall break one of these...

Union of Church and State

What was already at work in the church in Paul's day The mystery of iniquity doth already work. 2 Thessalonians 2 7. What class of men did he warn were to soon arise in the church For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Acts 20 29, 30. What apostasy in the church was to develop before Christ would return the second time That day...

Perfection of Character

By nature, what is the condition of all men For all men have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Rom. 3 23. Read also verses 10-12. How may one's nature be changed Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things are passed away behold, all things are become new. 2 Cor. 5 17. What is it to be in Christ There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom. 8 1. What are the works of the flesh...

Who Persecute and

Because Jesus had not followed their unbiblical traditions about the Sabbath, what did the Jews do Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath day. John 5 16. What kind of fast is most acceptable to God Is not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke Isa. 58 6. Why did Cain kill Able For this is the message that...

What confessions have been made by leading men which show that they

Consider the churches to be in a fallen condition A confession can be had from the lips of the pastors of most of our churches, that in our midst there are wicked, unholy, corrupt men who maintain their position, and are saved from a righteous discipline, either by their wealth or social position. It is true of this church, and it is true of many of the churches around us. If a ship should go to sea with as many rotten timbers as we have spiritually rotten members, it would go to the bottom in...

Conversion

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt. 18 3. What is the general sense of the word conversion A turning or change from one state to another. Webster. NOTE.-Water is converted, or changed, into ice forests and rough places are converted, or changed, into fruitful fields and pleasant habitations and man, perverted by sin, must be converted, or changed from a state of sin to one of holiness, to be...

The Law Of God In The New Testament

I Thou shalt worship the lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. Matthew II Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 1 John 5 21 Acts 17 29. III That the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed. 1 Timothy 6 1. IV Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. The Sabbath was made for man, and not...

Justification by Faith

According to God's standard of judgment, how many can be justified And enter not into judgment with thy servant for in thy sight shall no man living be justified Ps. 143 2. NOTE. Justify. -'To prove or show to be just, or conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty to defend or maintain to vindicate as right to warrant. To pronounce free from guilt or blame to absolve to clear.-Webster. By his knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many for he shall bear their iniquities. Isa....

How The Sabbath Was Changed To Sunday

There is scarcely anything which strikes the mind of the careful student of ancient ecclesiastical history with greater surprise than the comparatively early period at which many of the corruptions of Christianity, which are embodied in the Roman system, took their rise yet it is not to be supposed that when the first originators of many of these unscriptural notions and practices planted those germs of corruption, they anticipated or even imagined they would ever grow into such a vast and...

What should we bring into subjection to God But I keep under my body and

Bring it into subjection. 1 Cor. 9 27. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom. 12 1. Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10 5. Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Cor. 6 20. Which member of the body requires the greatest exertion, together with the grace of God, to bring into submission The tongue...

The Judgment

How many must meet the test of the judgment I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked. Eccl. 3 17. Will any besides the human family be judged And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Jude 6. With which class will the judgment begin - With the righteous. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God and if it first begin...

Bible Readings for the Home Circle

Table of Contents Section 1 - THE BIBLE 12. Prophecies Relating to Christ Section 4 - LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS 33. Birth and Early Life of Christ 35. Our Pattern, Helper, and Friend 37. The Work of the Holy Spirit 39. The Outpouring of the Spirit 41. Prophetic History of the World 42. The Kingdoms of Grace and Glory 45. The Prophetic Symbols of Daniel 8 47. The Atonement in the Old Testament 48. The Atonement in the New Testament 53. The Last Nation Noticed in Prophecy 54. The First Symbol...

New Testament Sabbath

In what order do the Sabbath and the first day stand in the week In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. Matt. 28 1. After the crucifixion, what day was kept by the women who followed Jesus And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23 56. What day is the Sabbath according to the commandment But the seventh day is the...

In what condition was man created

What is man, that thou art mindful of him or the son of man, that Thou visitest him Thou madest him a little lower than the angels. Heb. 2 6, 7. What is the nature of angels But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage neither can they die any more for they are equal unto the angels and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Luke 20 35, 36. What are angels called And of the...